Cape Town - Pieter-Steph du Toit has been withdrawn from the
Springbok squad after a scan revealed on Monday that he has suffered a grade
two hamstring tear over the weekend, with Franco Mostert being called up as
Du Toit was sent for a scan on Monday, which confirmed the
extent of the injury. He has been ruled out of action for between two and six
Mostert, of the Lions, is set to join the squad on Tuesday
in Stellenbosch. He was initially was named in the SA ‘A’ squad for the
two-match series against the England Saxons.
Sharks lock Stephan Lewies, who has one Test cap to his
name, will replace Mostert in the SA ‘A’ squad.
Other players who did not participate in Monday afternoon’s
first field session in Stellenbosch were centre Jesse Kriel and prop Trevor
Nyakane. Kriel has a bruised sternum and will be managed accordingly during the
week, while Nyakane will undergo a scan to his shoulder.
The Springboks have a full training programme on Tuesday,
which includes a gym session in the morning as well as two field sessions.