Kriel earns a 'medal' from Samoa

2015-09-28 16:57
Jesse Kriel

Cape Town - While the world pays its respects to retired - and injured - captain Jean de Villiers, Springbok centre Jesse Kriel is battered and bruised himself. 

The 21-year-old replaced Damian de Allende in Saturday's win over Samoa but was not on the field long before he had to leave after a nasty knock to the face. 

At that point De Villiers heroically came back on to replace Kriel - broken jaw and all - with a few minutes left in the match. 

Kriel should be okay, but he was a bit worse for wear on Monday. 

SuperSport presenter and commentator Matthew Pearce took to Twitter to show the world how the highly-rated Bok was recovering. 

The Boks take on Scotland this Saturday. Kick-off is at 17:45. 

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