Duane Vermeulen provides post surgery update
By Rugby Onslaught

Duane Vermeulen provides post surgery update

Ulster and South Africa No8 Duane Vermeulen has provided an update on his health from a hospital bed after undergoing knee surgery this week.

The World Cup winner was part of an agonising loss to the Stormers in the United Rugby Championship semi final on Saturday, and has clearly wasted no time in addressing a persistent knee injury.

Just hours after the loss to the Stormers, Vermeulen was making headlines again as he was a noticeable absentee from Jacques Nienaber’s Springboks squad that will face Wales in a three Test series next month, with his opposite man on Saturday, Evan Roos, taking his place. The reason behind his omission has since been revealed, and the 35-year-old has provided positive news to his followers on Instagram, saying his “surgery went well.”

The race will now be on for the 60-cap veteran to return to the Springboks squad after the July series in preparation for the Rugby Championship.

Duane Vermeulen

Duane Vermeulen

Springbok squad for International season:

Thomas du Toit (Cell C Sharks)
Steven Kitshoff (DHL Stormers)
Vincent Koch (Saracens)
Frans Malherbe (DHL Stormers)
Ntuthuko Mchunu (Cell C Sharks)
Ox Nche (Cell C Sharks)
Trevor Nyakane (Racing 92)

Joseph Dweba (Bordeaux)
Malcolm Marx (Kubota Spears)
Bongi Mbonambi (Cell C Sharks),

Lood de Jager (Sale Sharks)
Eben Etzebeth (Cell C Sharks)
Salmaan Moerat (DHL Stormers)
Ruan Nortje (Vodacom Bulls)
Marvin Orie (DHL Stormers)

Loose forwards:
Pieter-Steph du Toit (Toyota Verblitz)
Marcell Coetzee (Vodacom Bulls)
Siya Kolisi (Cell C Sharks)
Elrigh Louw (Vodacom Bulls)
Evan Roos (DHL Stormers)
Kwagga Smith (Yamaha Júbilo)
Jasper Wiese (Leicester Tigers)

Utility forwards:
Rynhardt Elstadt (Toulouse)
Deon Fourie (DHL Stormers)
Franco Mostert (Honda Heat)

Faf de Klerk (Sale Sharks)
Jaden Hendrikse (Cell C Sharks)
Herschel Jantjies (DHL Stormers)
Grant Williams (Cell C Sharks)

Johan Goosen IVodacom Bulls)
Elton Jantjies (NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes)
Handre Pollard (Montpellier Herrault),

Lukhanyo Am (Cell C Sharks)
Damian de Allende (Munster)
Andre Esterhuizen (Harlequins)
Jesse Kriel (Cannon Eagles)

Outside Backs:
Aphelele Fassi (Cell C Sharks)
Warrick Gelant (DHL Stormers)
Cheslin Kolbe (Toulon)
Willie le Roux (Toyota Verblitz)
Makazole Mapimpi (Cell C Sharks)

Utility Backs:
Kurt-Lee Arendse (Vodacom Bulls)
Damian Willemse (DHL Stormers)