Cape Town - The All Blacks have been boosted by the news that Sonny Bill Williams, Ryan Crotty and Sam Cane have been passed fit for Saturday's Rugby Championship clash with the Springboks.
After having just had Brodie Retallick and Ngani Laumape ruled out for six and three weeks respectively, the return of three key players comes as timely relief for the world's number one side.
Williams is the only one of the three not to have played any part in the tournament thus far, but scans have revealed he is ready to return from a shoulder complaint.
“Sonny had his scan yesterday and he’s all clear, ready to go, but he was sick this morning so he didn’t train, but the good news is his scan’s all clear,” Foster told Reuters on Tuesday.
“He’s in contention to play, it’s just some bug or something.
Meanwhile, Crotty and Cane have been cleared of concussion symptoms and are also back in contention.