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Springbok prop Trevor Nyakane has withdrawn from the South Africa squad for this Saturday’s series deciding Test against Ireland due to injury.

The prop injured his ankle playing against Ireland in the second Test on Saturday in Johannesburg.

On Monday Nyakane was sent for x-rays which showed no fracture except for some swelling but on Tuesday when further assessment was done it was determined that he will not be ready to be considered for Saturday’s final Test.

A substitution to serve as extra cover for both the loosehead and tighthead positions, will be named in due course.

Nyakane joins No 8 Duane Vermeulen (elbow) and Lood de Jager (calf) on the injured list. All three players have left the Springbok camp.

The Bok management has confirmed that three players, Scarra Ntubeni ( Stormers), Nic Groom ( Stormers) and Garth April (Sharks), will return to their franchises on Tuesday afternoon.

The Springboks continued their preparations on Tuesday morning with an extended training session at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

South Africa and Ireland meet on Saturday at 17h00 in the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in the deciding third Series Test.

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