Twelve Boks placed on standby
Cape Town - The Springbok selectors on Wednesday confirmed the names of 12 players who have been placed on standby should the Rugby World Cup squad be affected by injury.
Meanwhile a number of players sat out the first squad training session on Wednesday.
Peter de Villiers, Springbok coach, said that they were all as the result of bumps and bruises picked up in Saturday’s victory over New Zealand.
“If there was a Test match on Saturday, they’d all be available to play other than Frans Steyn (hamstring) and Patrick Lambie (shoulder),” said de Villiers.
“We’ll have a full squad to choose from for the first match of the tournament on September 9.”
The standby squad is:
Zane Kirchner - Blue Bulls
Lwazi Mvovo - Sharks
Wynand Olivier - Blue Bulls
Elton Jantjies - Golden Lions
Charl McLeod - Sharks
Ashley Johnson - Free State Cheetahs
Jean Deysel - Sharks
Gerhard Mostert - Stade Francais
Alistair Hargreaves - Sharks
Dean Greyling - Blue Bulls
Werner Kruger - Blue Bulls
Adriaan Strauss - Free State Cheetahs