Cape Town - Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth will not be considered for the Test against Wales on Saturday as a result of the
concussion he suffered against England two weeks ago and he will return home on
Tuesday, the Springboks have confirmed.
Etzebeth had to leave the field in the first half at
Twickenham after he clashed with an English opponent, and he did not play
against Italy in Florence as part of the return to play protocol.
“We won’t call up a replacement because we currently have
sufficient cover in that position with Pieter-Steph du Toit, Lood de Jager and
Franco Mostert,” explained Springbok coach Allister Coetzee. “There are also
some utility forwards who can provide extra cover if needed.”