The former Springboks captain has illustrated the toll of his injuries by showing off what he described as "a loose" knee.
There are just four rounds to go in Super Rugby's regular season, with a real race unfolding for the wild card playoff spots.
Jean-Luc du Plessis slotted a penalty for the struggling Stormers with the last kick of the game to ensure a thrilling 19-19 draw against Super Rugby log leaders the Crusaders at Newlands on Saturday.
There are just five rounds to go in Super Rugby's regular season, the Australian and South African conferences very much in the balance. Follow all the team news for Round 14 here.
Sunday rugby returns in Round 13 with the Brumbies hosting the Sunwolves, while Friday night sees two crucial derby matches in both Australia and New Zealand.
The Jaguares scored three tries, the last a penalty try, to beat South Africa's Stormers 30-25 at Velez Sarsfield on Saturday and record their fourth straight Super Rugby win.
Aaron Mauger has the Otago-based franchise humming, while the Reds can press a strong playoff claim this weekend. In South Africa, the teams each have key players injured.
Super Rugby has a full slate of seven games in Round 12, highlighted by two trans-Tasman clashes on Saturday evening.
The Stormers breathed new life into their ailing Super Rugby campaign with a 24-23 victory over the Bulls in a fierce South African derby at Newlands on Saturday.
The Chiefs face a potentially season-defining clash with the Hurricanes while the Waratahs host the Sharks at what will be just the second match at Sydney's new Bankwest Stadium. Follow all the team listings for Round 11 here.
Coach Dan McKellar was glowing in his praise after the Brumbies turned in one of the great defensive performances in Super Rugby history to revitalise their season.
We've reached the halfway point of the 2019 Super Rugby season. The Crusaders are clear at the top, but the chasing pack is not small in size. We review your team's progress here!
All eyes will be on the Waratahs as they take to the field without Israel Folau for the first time since his controversial Instagram post, while round 10 is also highlighted by a New Zealand derby.
Melbourne's South African curse has continued with the Rebels going down 41-24 to the struggling Stormers in Friday's Super Rugby clash.
The Reds have improved to 3-4 this Super Rugby season following their 24-12 victory over the Stormers in Brisbane.
It may not quite be a dirty word like "rotation" was during Mickey Arthur's stint as Australia cricket coach, but Rugby World Cup-aiding "rest weeks" are fast becoming a key factor in this year's Super Rugby competition.
Du Toit is returning to Cape Town for the birth of his first child, while a calf injury has ruled Etzebeth out of Friday's match against the Queensland Reds in Brisbane and the Apr. 12 clash at the Melbourne Rebels.
A try each from Barrett brothers and a brace for winger Wes Goosen were enough for the Hurricanes to secure victory over the Stormers.
Springboks lock Eben Etzebeth has been ruled out of the Stormers' Super Rugby tussle with the Hurricanes on Saturday, after failing to pass concussion protocols.
Goodness gracious, Will Genia's still got it. After a poor finish to 2018, the Rebels halfback is seemingly back to his best. Meanwhile, are the All Blacks inching closer to a Ngani Laumape-Jack Goodhue midfield combination?
It's been a while since Kurtley Beale has played fullback for either the Waratahs or Wallabies, but could it be the position he is best suited to? Meanwhile, the Highlanders are banking on "The New Brian Lima".
Robbie Fleck was appointed after Eddie Jones' two-week stay at Newlands in 2015, after which the latter moved to England.
Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus happy South Africa's Super Rugby players are grabbing 'Test match mould'
South Africa coach says "about 80 percent" of his Springboks squad for the Rugby World Cup in Japan is "settled".
The Stormers claimed a narrow 16-11 victory over an ill-disciplined Sharks side on Saturday.
Three big trans-Tasman clashes headline Round 3 of Super Rugby, including a double-header to get us started on Friday evening. Read on for all of this week's team lists.
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- STORM15thTRIES SCORED 1st Crusaders : 58 Tries ScoredCRUS1st2358
- STORM11thPOINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Crusaders : 179 Points DifferenceCRUS1st-25179