No. 8 Stormers Evan Roos is an injury concern for his team following a bruising match against England in Springbok colours this weekend.
Roos started in the Springboks’ 27-13 victory over the English at Twickenham, completing their northern hemisphere tour with two wins from four.
Stormers forwards coach Rito Hlungwani claims his abrasive loose forward has a rib injury.
Roos was injured early in the game, but he continued to play until his eventual substitution, which turned out to be a 53-minute shift.
“Our doctor informed us about Evan Roos,” Hlungwani said on Monday. “He’ll go for scans as soon as he lands, and then we’ll have the diagnosis and feedback.”
Roos, the inaugural United Rugby Championship (URC) player of the season, earned his third cap for the Boks over the weekend
With a busy summer ahead, the Stormers will be closely monitoring the extent of his injury, even though Hlungwani has expressed satisfaction with the work Hacjivah Dayimani has done in the position.
“We don’t know if it’s broken or not. We’ll be able to provide accurate information once we hear from our specialist.”
The Stormers are in URC action this weekend against the Dragons in Gqeberha, while the European Champions Cup begins on December 10.
With 29 points, they are currently fourth on the overall log.
Saturday’s game begins at 14:00.
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