SA rugby player gets nose job with a difference

2013-04-09 00:00

FORMER Lions rugby player Ernst Joubert, who plays for the English club, Saracens, had a makeover thanks to an injury while playing against Ulster at the weekend.

Joubert hit his nose against an opponent’s head, flattening it. He said it wasn’t really sore at first, but his eyes began watering badly.

The team physician failed to stop the bleeding with cotton wool because his nose was too crooked.

Joubert said he carried on playing and after the game a specialist anaesthitised him and tried to pull his nose back into shape.

“It was somewhat sensitive,” he said.

Joubert joked that his model wife Minki van der Westhuizen hadn’t complained yet that he snores more, after the injury and she even hoped he may now even snore less with the new nose.

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