Rudolph Jacobs
Rugby journalist
1 minute read
31 Aug 2014
1:44 pm

Injury blow for Lions

Rudolph Jacobs

The Lions might have suffered a crippling injury blow when prop Schalk van der Merwe was forced off the field with a possible knee injury in Port Elizabeth yesterday.

FILE PICTURE: Schalk van der Merwe and Julian Redelinghuys during the Lions training session and press conference from Ellis Park on April 10, 2014 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Dominic Barnardt/Gallo Images)

The Lions scored five tries in their 41-22 bonuspoint win and have moved back to second spot on the Absa Currie Cup log.

The Lions next face the Blue Bulls at Loftus this weekend who narrowly lost 23-18 to log-leaders Western Province yesterday.