Boks in UK

Beast discharged from hospital

2012-11-10 16:15
Tendai Mtawarira (File)
Cape Town - Springbok prop Tendai Mtawarira, who had a recurrence of mild heart palpitations early on Saturday, has been discharged from a Dublin hospital after being admitted for observation.

Mtawarira still won't be able to play against Ireland in Dublin on Saturday. A further update on his participation in the tour will be issued later.

CJ van der Linde, capped 73 times for the Springboks, will start at loosehead against Ireland (kick-off at 19:30 SA time) following the withdrawal of Mtawarira.

Heinke van der Merwe, who has played in one Test for the Springboks in 2007, will take Van der Linde’s place on the bench.

Updated Springbok team:

15-Zane Kirchner, 14-JP Pietersen, 13- Jaco Taute,12- Jean de Villiers (captain), 11- Francois Hougaard, 10-Patrick Lambie, 9- Ruan Pienaar, 8- Duane Vermeulen, 7. Willem Alberts, 6- Francois Louw, 5- Juandre Kruger, 4- Eben Etzebeth, 3- Jannie du Plessis, 2- Adriaan Strauss, 1- CJ van der Linde

Substitutes: 16- Schalk Brits,17- Heinke van der Merwe, 18- Pat Cilliers, 19- Flip van der Merwe, 20- Marcell Coetzee, 21- Morne Steyn, 22- Juan de Jongh, 23- Lwazi Mvovo

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