Velleman on the mend

Date published: April 3 2017

Southern Kings team doctor Konrad von Hagen confirmed on Monday that there were no new injury concerns in the Kings touring squad.

The Southern Kings arrived in Perth on Sunday before getting preparations underway on Monday ahead of their Super Rugby clash against Western Force this week.

The side is on a three-week tour to Australia, where they will also face the Queensland Reds and Waratahs after Sunday’s clash with the Western Force.

Southern Kings head coach Deon Davids will be pleased to have all 27 touring squad members in good health before selecting his match-23 team later in the week.

“The side enjoyed the bye this past week, and thus we have no new injuries to worry about. Even those players who are on our long-term injury list continue to make very good progress in their rehabilitation,” Von Hagen told the Kings website.

On the long-term injury list is Schalk Ferreira (biceps), Rudi van Rooyen (ankle) and Cameron Lindsay (knee).

Flanker CJ Velleman (knee), is in the final stages of his rehabilitation and is expected back in action later this month.