Stormers lose Springbok De Allende for 12 weeks

Stormers centre Damian de Allende will spend approximately 12 weeks out of action with an ankle injury.

The South Africa international sustained the issue in the second half of Saturday's 37-24 Super Rugby victory over Bulls on Saturday.

The 25-year-old joins Scarra Ntubeni, Leolin Zas and Juan de Jongh on the sidelines.

De Allende could miss up to 11 games for Stormers, meaning he is unlikely to have any match practice before the Springboks take on France in a three-match Test series in June.

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