Cape Town - Wales coach Warren Gatland has confirmed that star loose forward Josh Navidi has been ruled out of the remainder of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.
Navidi limped off during Wales' 20-19 quarter-final victory over France on Sunday with a hamstring injury.
Gatland on Monday said: “He’ll be ruled out. He’s no good.
“We’ll be looking to bring in a replacement tomorrow, but we’ve got to through that process.”
Gatland added: “It’s disappointing for him. We’ll keep him out here. It will be nice for him to stay out for the next couple of weeks. He’ll obviously lose his accreditation.
“It’s disappointing for us to have a player ruled out.
“In saying that, these games are so physical to have only lost one player is a real positive for us.
“We’ve been pretty lucky. We’re trying to keep everyone as healthy as we possibly can.”
The Wales coach confirmed they won’t be bringing in another back-rower as a replacement and had yet to make the decision on who will be called up.
Meanwhile, Wales are also sweating on the fitness of centre Jonathan Davies who was a last-minute withdrawal ahead of the France match.
Wales and the Springboks will clash in the semi-finals on Sunday, October 27 at 11:00 SA time.