Cape Town - Loosehead prop Steven Kitshoff will have to wait a while longer to make his Springbok debut after suffering a knee injury in training.
Kitshoff’s was not included in the Springbok team named to play the World XV on Saturday, with Bok team management confirming he will be out for approximately four weeks after sustaining an injury to the medial ligaments of his left knee on Tuesday.
Team doctor Craig Roberts said Kitshoff was sent for scans on Wednesday morning which confirmed the diagnosis of a grade two MCL injury and he will unavailable for the Boks’ next three matches.
Kitshoff was the standout prop for the Stormers in this year’s Super Rugby competition and was expected to make his Springbok debut on Saturday.
The Boks’ clash against the World XV at Newlands is scheduled to start at 17:00.
15 Willie le Roux, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Handre Pollard, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Marcell Coetzee, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Victor Matfield (captain), 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Tendai Mtawarira
Substitutes: 16 Adriaan Strauss, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 Oupa Mohoje, 20 Schalk Burger, 21 Cobus Reinach, 22 Pat Lambie, 23 Jean de Villiers