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Injury concerns for Springboks and All Blacks in week one

With the first weekend of the November internationals done and dusted we do not just have some disappointing fans and players around but also some injuries which will have an effect on the rest of the test still to come.

The biggest losers are New Zealand and South Africa who lost two front line players as we expect some more to be announced in the week.

Springbok prop Coenie Oosthuizen who has just returned from injury did not last more than a few minutes in Saturday test against Ireland.

He suffered a knee injury which has booked him a seat back to South Africa for further scans and will not be available for the rest of the tour.

The Bok management still need to make a decision on a replacement and that should be made soon.

The Springboks will also be worrying about Du Toit who sustained concussion in the last few minutes of the test and will be close manage this week.

The All Blacks has lost one of the worlds best hookers in Dane Coles who has been ruled out for six months after a ruptured ACL in their win over France on Saturday.

 

Coles’ injury was confirmed by the All Blacks on Twitter on Sunday, with Codie Taylor now set to take over as their starting hooker on tour.

New Zealand’s other hookers on tour are Nathan Harris and Asafo Aumua. Their next game is against a French XV on Wednesday in Lyon.

 

 

 

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