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Monday, August 11, 2008

Jaque Fourie broken cheekbone on Springbok return

Jaque Fourie broken cheekbone on Springbok return

Springbok center Jaque Fourie, who's last Test for his country was the World Cup Final, made his comeback on Saturday against Argentina in Johannesburg . After an injury lay off of months, his successful recovery meant that he could join the team and take part in the Tri Nations.

Fate had other ideas though, as within five minutes of making his entrance into the game, his attempted tackle on Argentinian right wing Piossek ended in disaster for the big center, as the collision meant his first significant involvement was also his last.

The clash of heads fractured Fourie's right cheekbone, which means he will require surgery this week. He will then be out of action for 6 weeks, ruling him out of the remainder of the Tri Nations .

A place in the squad has again opened up for young Francois Steyn , with the toll of the friendly between Argentina and South Africa also claiming the scalp of enforcer Bakkies Botha , who's knee injury means we won't see him in action again this tournament either.

The clip also shows a big hit from Butch James on Felipe Contepomi , and a superb try saver by Luke Watson after Piossek bounced off Fourie.

PLEASE NOTE: This video has been removed by Mediazone, who own the rights to the footage and no longer allow us to use it. Apologies from our side.

Time: 01:35

Posted by Rugbydump at 11:21 pm | View Comments (15)

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Anonymous August 11, 2008 9:52 pm

saffas are the new master race

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yankflank August 11, 2008 10:02 pm

Fourie was coming very high into the tackle. It is a damn shame that the consequence was so high though.

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Anonymous August 11, 2008 10:15 pm

ooh! iv done that, cept it was the part of the skull just below the cheekbone that I fractured.I still have nerve damage and suffer from occassional seizures because of it and a few other rugby related head injuries.I cant wait to get back toplayin, only a few weeks to go ... hopefully lol

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Anonymous August 11, 2008 10:27 pm

"What was with the pumas full back he could have stopped at least three tries that i can think of off the top of my head an incredibly poor defensive performance from him"i am agree with the inglish.i am argentain and the fullback"stortoni" is the worst player of the world , he palys because the coach pohelan played in the same time in argentinaJP Petersen is Agullas sonJuan Fernandez Lobbe is the best flanker of the world

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ElNino August 11, 2008 10:30 pm

lol ouch

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Anonymous August 11, 2008 10:37 pm

great wipeout tackle on contempomi by Butch

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Eric August 12, 2008 12:47 am

Yep felipe got owned. At first fouries hit doesnt look that bad, but what a pitty

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Harley August 12, 2008 7:39 am

Why so High Fourie???The guy struggles not to score try's , it would have been good to have him back,but i have faith in our depth.

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#14 August 12, 2008 11:00 am

Poor guy! Being so long from rugby is hard. He shouldn't have gone in so high though. Then he would've most likely been alright.

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Angry Baggers August 12, 2008 11:19 am

Didn't he play in the autumn test against wales? I thought he scored two tries. The highlights of the match are somewhere on rugbydump, so far as I can remember.

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Shaft August 12, 2008 12:03 pm

Man that must've had him seeing stars. Incredible tackle by Luke Watson too.Nah Angry Baggers, he didn't play. That's why Adrian Jacobs has been part of the set up, cos Fourie's been injured. Not sure who you're thinking of. Highlights are in the 'Highlights & Winning Tries' section ->

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Anonymous August 12, 2008 12:09 pm

why arent the argentinians complaining about that try? if the english can complain about cueto in the WC final when his foot was basically in the front row seats, then they should feel hard done by as well. ha ha.

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Anonymous August 12, 2008 12:47 pm

shut your face anonymous and get a damm name would you!! u r gay! ha ha

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ben August 13, 2008 6:21 pm

"shut your face anonymous and get a damm name would you!! u r gay! ha ha" yet u posted anonymously.Unless you were trying to be ironic, ur an idiot. If you were trying to be ironic then its a poor attempt.what would be ironic and funny would be if I were to post this anonymously. but I shant

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FrankyH August 13, 2008 8:43 pm

Went in a bit high maybe, but a total freak injury. Poor Fourie though, after so long out. Brilliant try saver by midge Watson though.

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