Lood De Jager’s Entry in RWC 2019 is Doubtful

South Africa lock Lood de Jager faces a race to be suitable for the Rugby World Cup when he was dominated out for the rest of the Super Rugby football season with a shoulder injury. The Bulls captain was fractured in his side’s defeat to the Jaguares on February twenty-three however had at the start expected to be missing for less than some weeks.

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Lood De Jager’s Entry in RWC 2019 is Doubtful

However, a visit to a specialist in Cape Town for a second opinion has confirmed surgery is needed and he will have surgery on Tuesday. South Africa lock Lood de Jager faces a race to be suitable for the World Cup when he was dominated out for the rest of the Super Rugby football season with a shoulder injury.

The Bulls captain was injured in his side’s defeat to the Jaguares on February twenty-three however had at the start expected to be missing for less than some weeks. However, a visit to a specialist in Cape Town for a second opinion has confirmed surgery is needed and he will have surgery on Tuesday.

Eben Etzebeth, who has had persistent fracture issues in the previous few seasons, is the 1st choice when fit while Gloucester’s Franco Mostert and De Jager’s Bulls team-mate RG Snyman have also featured in recent campaigns.

Pieter-Steph du Toit is an alternative choice within the second row however prefers to play as a loose forward and is anticipated to fill that role at the World Cup, while his uncrowned Stormers team-mate JD Schickerling toured with the Boks last Nov however failed to play.

De Jager, 26, has thirty-eight caps and played 7 matches at the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England where South Africa they finished third.

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