The flanker has been one of the key members in the Southern Kings side this season with some consistent performances, but was unfortunate to sustain a concussion in the weekend’s 35-32 victory over the Cell C Sharks in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.
In adhering to the World Rugby concussion protocol, Cloete will be rested and not made available for selection this week for the Brumbies clash before going through the return-to-play protocol next week before he is made available ahead of the Southern Kings’ trip to Johannesburg where they will face the Emirates Lions.
The Southern Kings were dealt a further blow with a hamstring injury to fullback, Masixole Banda. The nippy fullback will undergo scans this week to ascertain the extent of the injury. Team doctor, Konrad von Hagen, indicated that the 28-year-old would be unlikely to face the Brumbies this weekend.
After making good progress in his recovery from a long-term knee injury sustained last season, flanker CJ Velleman received a setback when he damaged the same knee at training last week.
The 22-year-old will require surgery on the injured knee, Dr Von Hagen confirmed.
On a positive side, the team doctor confirmed that prop, Justin Forwood, underwent