Louwrens suffers ACL injury

Date published: April 4 2017

Scans have confirmed that Western Force scrum-half Ryan Louwrens has ruptured his ACL and will be ruled out for the rest of the season.

Louwrens sustained the injury in the Force’s 24-15 Super Rugby defeat to the Blues at Eden Park on Saturday.

Having been one of the form players for the Perth-based outfit this season, some pundits have been touting him for a potential Wallabies call-up.

The Johannesburg-born number nine’s injury has opened the door for utility back Ian Prior to return to his regular position at half-back for his side’s clash with the Southern Kings on Sunday in Perth.

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