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Mostert replaces Du Toit in Springbok squad

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Springbok head coach Allister Coetzee has added Lions lock Franco Mostert to the South African squad after Pieter-Steph du Toit was forced to withdraw due to injury.

Scans have revealed that Du Toit suffered a grade two hamstring tear over the weekend and has been forced to withdraw from the Springbok squad.

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 weeks.

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.

 

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