Lions sweat over crocked centre

The Lions await information on star centre Henco van Wyk as they put together for a brutal derby in opposition to the Sharks within the Vodacom United Rugby Championship on Friday.

Van Wyk suffered an elbow damage in a wild shootout in opposition to French Prime 14 facet Stade Francais at Ellis Park on Friday night time because the Lions clinched their maiden Problem Cup victory.

The Joburgers are already with out injured prop Ruan Dreyer, and head coach Ivan van Rooyen shall be sweating the provision of Van Wyk, who has exploded onto the scene within the 2022-23 URC.

“Henco isn’t a man who will simply come off the sector if he’s harm,” Van Rooyen stated. “It’s an elbow damage however we don’t understand how severe it’s till the following 48 [hours].”

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In the meantime, the Lions boss was happy with the win in opposition to Stade Francais, earlier than The Satisfaction flip their consideration again to the URC and a looming journey to Durban to tackle the Sharks.

“They [Stade Francais] most likely didn’t deliver their entire arsenal, nevertheless it was nonetheless a robust crew. 5 factors in opposition to Stade Francais, we’ll take that any day,” he added.

“The sport was see-sawing all through, with momentum going for us and in opposition to us. The fellows gained beneficial expertise.

“There are issues to repair however I’m enthusiastic about the place we’re and the place we’re going.”

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