Rugby-South Africa veteran Burger out of Ireland series

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CAPE TOWN  – South loose forward Schalk Burger will miss next month’s three-test series against Ireland after sustaining an ankle problem that will sideline him for to five weeks.

“He’s a quality Springbok. The is a blow,” his Stormers coach Robbie Fleck told a news . The 33-year-old flanker was hurt playing for the Stormers against the Bulls in a Super Rugby in Pretoria on .

Burger, who has previously captained South Africa, has won 86 caps.