The Springboks will make a call on No 8 Warren Whiteley’s availability for the clash against the All Blacks on Tuesday. JON CARDINELLI reports from Pretoria.
Lions captain Warren Whiteley admits the Super Rugby conference system benefited his side this season.
The Golden Lions XV beat the Blue Bulls 47-29 in Johannesburg, while there were also wins for Western Province, the Sharks XV, Pumas, Boland and Griquas in the Provincial Rugby Challenge.
Lions captain Warren Whiteley will not be fit in time to face the Stormers on Saturday and is likely to miss South Africa’s upcoming Tests against Wales and England.
The Lions, and indeed the Springboks, will be hoping that Warren Whiteley recovers sufficiently to feature in at least one Super Rugby game before the June Tests.
Warren Whiteley has not been cleared by the Lions medical team to join the squad in Australia.
Warren Whiteley has faced another setback in his recovery from a recurring knee injury and will visit an orthopaedic surgeon on Tuesday.
Warren Whiteley should be regarded as the leading candidate to regain the Springbok captaincy ahead of the 2018 season, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
The injury absence of Warren Whiteley is set to present both the Lions and Springboks’ coaches with plenty to ponder over their best loose-forward combination, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Springbok and Lions captain Warren Whiteley has sustained a torn pelvic ligament which will keep him sidelined for up to two months.