Johannesburg - Lock Victor Matfield and flank
Marcell Coetzee are the only injury concerns for the Springboks ahead of
Saturday’s Rugby Championship Test against the All Blacks at Emirates Airline
Matfield injured his hamstring early in the
24-20 loss to Australia in Brisbane at the weekend, while Coetzee limped off
with a knee injury in the second half.
Coetzee’s injury looked quite severe but
Bok team doctor Craig Roberts confirmed on Monday that the loose forward had
not injured his ligaments.
"Thankfully it looks like his
ligaments are intact,” Roberts said in Johannesburg on Monday. “It looks more
like a bad contusion to the quad. (But) we’ll have to do a few more tests to be
It’s unlikely that Coetzee will face the
All Blacks on Saturday, while Matfield may also sit out.
"Victor sustained a hamstring injury. At
this stage he (Matfield) is doubtful for the weekend, but we'll only make that
call later in the week".
Kick-off for Saturday’s Test is scheduled