De Allende out, Venter called up to Boks

2017-06-12 15:02
Francois Venter (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Damian de Allende is returning to Cape Town to continue his rehab while Francois Venter has been called up to the Springbok squad.

The news was confirmed via the Springbok Twitter account on Monday. 

Venter had been named in the SA 'A' squad for their clash against the French Barbarians in Durban on Friday, but a concussion to Jesse Kriel in Saturday's 37-14 win over France in Pretoria means that coach Allister Coetzee is short on midfield cover. 

De Allende picked up a thigh strain against the Sharks in Super Rugby action on May 27 and has not recovered. 

He will return to the Stormers immediately. 

Coetzee all but confirmed in Durban on Monday that he would start the second Test against France on Saturday with Jan Serfontein remaining at No 12 and with Lionel Mapoe, who is fit again, coming straight in for Kriel. 

That would see Frans Steyn start on the bench once more.


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Saturday, 25 November 2017
Italy v South Africa, Padova 15:00
England v Samoa, Twickenham 16:00
Scotland v Australia, Edinburgh 16:30
Wales v New Zealand, Principality Stadium 19:15
Ireland v Argentina, Aviva Stadium 19:30
France v Japan, Nanterre 20:45
Saturday, 02 December 2017
Wales v South Africa, Cardiff 16:30

Following their failed bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup, should SA Rugby consider bidding in future?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 PSL season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.