Double injury blow for Kings

Date published: March 6 2017

The Southern Kings will be without scrum-half Louis Schreuder and lock Mzwanele Zito when they face the Stormers on Saturday.

The duo sustained concussions in the 37-23 victory over the Sunwolves at the Singapore National Stadium last weekend and are ruled out.

Schreuder and Zito will therefore be unavailable for the upcoming home game as they’re being given rest for their return to play recovery.

Furthermore, back-up scrum-half Rudi van Rooyen remained in Gauteng on the team’s return from Singapore on Monday. Van Rooyen sustained a suspected dislocation of the ankle after replacing Schreuder on Saturday. He will be seeing a specialist in Pretoria for a full assessment.

“Van Rooyen’s injury initially seemed a lot worse. He seems to have dislocated and then relocated his ankle. He is doing better than initially suspected. We will only know the full extent of the injury after he sees a specialist in Pretoria,” team doctor Konrad von Hagen told the Kings website.