Jager’s Lood, after recovering from multiple injuries, will play his 50th game with the Springboks


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Jager's Lood, after recovering from multiple injuries, will play his 50th game with the Springboks

Jager’s Lood He admitted that he appreciates the good times even more, having endured a few years back and forth due to physical discomfort. Now, after seven years since his debut for the South African national team, the second row is ready to face his 50th game with the Springboks jersey, next Saturday against Lo Pumas for the second date of the Rugby Championship.

“I have been lucky enough to be part of great moments (in my career), and unfortunate enough to be part of the toughest ones in recent years as well.”, I said the forward and added: “Obviously I’ve had a few more injuries than the average player, but that’s part of my journey. I think everything happens for a reason. You need to adapt and hopefully get over those things and come back stronger. “

Injury interruptions have been a constant problem for De Jager throughout his career, but he has been particularly unfortunate for the past 21 months.

It all started in the World Cup final in 2019 when dislocated shoulderbut he managed to show up for his new team, Comes out, in March and made his debut against London Irish only to have the season will be closed due to Covid-19. Once I know restarted the campaign, De Jager was a major factor in the Sharks’ excellent season, but again he was out of the courts when he injured the same shoulder again.

Once again, the second line returned and immediately to a great level, but the curse of injuries would appear again, as suffered a fibula fracture in a strange incident during training. Although his participation in the Lions tour of South Africa was in doubt, managed to get back in shape to play a key role in the Springboks’ series win.


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