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Lambie to miss Boks second Test against Ireland




Springbok flyhalf Patrick Lambie will miss South Africa’s second test against Ireland in Johannesburg while he undertakes a mandatory one week rest following concussion.

A media release from the Springboks states that Lambie’s return will be managed according to the World Rugby Return to Play Protocol.

Lambie was injured in a tackle that was ruled to have been dangerous when Irish flanker CJ Stander attempted to charge down Lambie’s kick.

South African born Stander was red-carded for the tackle in the 22nd minute.

Dr Konrad von Hagen, the Springbok medical doctor, confirmed on Sunday the Bok No 10 will rest the coming week and he will be monitored by the Bok medical team.

The team doctor said even though the player’s x-rays showed no abnormality, Lambie will however undergo further scans as a precaution.

Lambie was injured in a tackle that saw Irish flanker CJ Stander being red-carded for dangerous play in the first half of the match, won 26-20 by Ireland. A decision on a replacement for Lambie will be made in due course.

Meanwhile, Dr Von Hagen said the rest of the Bok players are in good health. “They are all fine, with just your normal bumps and bruises. Apart from Patrick, the full squad will be training on Monday in Johannesburg,” explained the Bok team doctor.

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