Kings cast big Izak aside

Tue, 17 Jun 2014 16:17
Large izak vdw 630

Lock Izak van der Westhuizen has not passed his medical fitness trials and as such will not be joining the EP Kings for the Currie Cup.

Lock Izak van der Westhuizen has not passed his medical fitness tests and as such will not be joining the EP Kings for their Currie Cup campaign.

The journeyman second row forward started his professional career with the Cheetahs and moved to Edinburgh in 2012 before joining up with the Kings this year.

EP Rugby CEO Charl Crous said the three year contract with the 28-year-old lock out of Kimberley, was subject to his passing his medical fitness tests, and as such the contract would not be coming into effect, effectively releasing Van der Westhuizen.

“Izak has had three concussions since the beginning of the year and has been advised by the specialist not to play any rugby for the next six months to a year,” said Crous.

“We wish him a speedy recovery and all the best for his future,” said Crous.

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Fri, 02 September 2016
Boland v Pumas 13h00 Wellington
Blue Bulls v Golden Lions 17h00 Pretoria
Leinster v Treviso 18h35 RDS Arena
Ulster v Dragons 18h35 Kingspan Stadium
Ospreys v Zebre 18h35 Liberty Stadium
Gloucester v Leicester Tigers 18h45 Kingsholm
Newcastle Falcons v Sale Sharks 19h00 Kingston Park
Sat, 03 September 2016
Saracens v Worcester Warriors 13h00 Twickenham Stadium
Free State Cheetahs v EP Kings 13h00 Bloemfontein
Scarlets v Munster 14h00 Parc y Scarlets
Northampton Saints v Bath 14h30 Franklin's Gardens
Western Province v Sharks 15h10 Cape Town
Harlequins v Bristol 15h30 Twickenham Stadium
Connacht v Glasgow Warriors 16h15 Sportsground
Cardiff Blues v Edinburgh 18h35 BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park
Sun, 04 September 2016
Wasps v Exeter Chiefs 14h00 Ricoh Arena
CURRIE CUP
MORE LOGS
Team P W D L Pts
Sharks 4 4 0 0 19
Free State Cheetahs 3 3 0 0 14
Griquas 4 3 0 1 14
Golden Lions 3 2 0 1 12
Blue Bulls 4 2 0 2 11
Western Province 3 1 0 2 7
Boland 4 1 0 3 5
Pumas 3 0 0 3 3
EP Kings 4 0 0 4 1