Rugby Championship

Boks sweating on fitness of several players

2016-10-02 19:30
Bryan Habana (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - South Africa face an anxious wait over the fitness of several key players ahead of their final Rugby Championship clash with New Zealand in Durban on Saturday.

The Springboks squad underwent their customary medical assessment on Sunday in Pretoria following Saturday's 18-10 Test win over the Wallabies.

Four players who left the field early as a result of injury during the match were amongst the group of Springboks who underwent their medicals at the team’s hotel in Pretoria.

Wing Bryan Habana received a knock on the thigh and he will have another assessment on Monday in Durban. Centre Jesse Kriel left the field with a groin niggle and he, too, will be assessed again in the coming week.

Meanwhile, lock Pieter- Steph du Toit is recovering well from a hard knock to the hip.

Scrumhalf Rudy Paige left the field with a concussion and will have to complete the prescribed graduate return to play protocol.

Regarding the other Springbok squad members, team doctor Jerome Mampane said: "There are the obvious bumps and bruises after a typical hard Test match, but there will be continuous medical check-ups during the week."

The Springboks travelled to Durban from Johannesburg on Sunday morning and they will start their preparations for the All Blacks encounter with a gym session on Monday morning.

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