Strauss SA's only injury worry
Cape Town - Springbok hooker Adriaan
Strauss is the only injury concern at this stage as Bath flanker Francois Louw
joined the team in Perth on Monday after a long flight from London via Dubai.
Louw is the final member of
the squad to arrive in Perth, where the Springboks are preparing for the third
Test in The Castle Rugby Championship, on Saturday against Australia at
Team Doctor Craig Roberts,
during his usual Monday injury update, said Strauss’ knee is the only major
concern at this stage.
“From our side the only injury
concern is Adriaan Strauss, who’s got a mild knee ligament sprain,” said Roberts.
“We will assess him later in
the week and will make a call on his availability depending on how he goes
through training in the next couple of days, but apart from that I’m happy to
report we have a fit squad and are ready to go.”
Commenting on the injury
situation amongst the country’s top hookers, with Bismarck du Plessis and
Chiliboy Ralepelle out, Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer said: “We have a few
hookers on standby (in Tiaan Liebenberg and Craig Burden), but we have a very
good medical team and I’m positive we’ll get Adriaan through. We have travelled
with three hookers, so should be fine for the first game.”