Cape Town - Cheetahs scrumhalf Piet van Zyl has been
called up to the Springbok squad in the place of the injured Jano Vermaak.
who made his Test debut in Durban on Saturday in the Springboks’ 44-10 victory
over Italy, left the field in the 60th minute with a serious hamstring injury.
Jano will not be able to play in the rest of the Incoming Series and the
decision was taken to replace him with Piet van Zyl,” said Springbok coach
Zyl will link up with the Springbok squad in later on Sunday at their base in
Hazyview, where they will be preparing for the second Test of the series, on
Saturday against Scotland at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit.
will be Van Zyl’s first official involvement with the Springbok squad after he
toured with the squad as one of six young guns last June.
Zyl is the fourth member of the young gun squad of six to make it into the
senior squad. The others are Siya Kolisi, Arno Botha and Frans Malherbe.
from Vermaak, there were no other serious injury concerns in the Springbok
camp, apart from the usual bumps and bruises.