FOCUSED: Springbok backline players, from left, Rudy Paige, Elton Jantjies , Faf de Klerk, Ruan Combrinck and Patrick Lambie at a training session at the Cape Town Stadium on Tuesday ahead of Saturday’s first Test against Ireland. Picture: EPA/NIC BOTHMA
FOCUSED: Springbok backline players, from left, Rudy Paige, Elton Jantjies , Faf de Klerk, Ruan Combrinck and Patrick Lambie at a training session at the Cape Town Stadium on Tuesday ahead of Saturday’s first Test against Ireland. Picture: EPA/NIC BOTHMA

The Lions’ 2017 Super Rugby campaign has already suffered a setback with the news wing Ruan Combrinck will miss at least the opening five weeks of the tournament.

Combrinck‚ 26‚ underwent shoulder surgery on Wednesday after suffering a fracture while playing for the Springboks against Wales.

Earlier in the season, Combrinck fractured a leg while playing Argentina.

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