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Schalk fails fitness test

PUBLISHED: April 15, 2005


Investec Stormers flank Schalk Burger failed a final fitness test this morning, ruling him out of the game vs. the Crusaders at Newlands tomorrow.

Burger’s right calf muscle strain responded well to treatment, but the player is not yet medically ready to play in a match.

Burger is expected to be fit for the Investec Stormers fixture against the Blues at Newlands next week.

Pietie Ferreira, currently on loan from the Lions, will take up Burgers starting position against the Crusaders.