Toetie calls Thor up to Springbok squad

Experienced No 8 Duane Vermeulen has been called up to the Springbok squad as replacement for Coenie Oosthuizen who sustained a serious knee injury on Saturday in Dublin.

Oosthuizen underwent a scan before flying home from Dublin, and the results showed that he has sustained medial collateral and anterior cruciate ligament damage which will require surgery and an extended period of time of out of the game.

Vermeulen, who plays for French club Toulon, is set to join the Springbok squad on Monday at their base in Paris.

Meanwhile, it was confirmed that loose forward Pieter-Steph du Toit will miss Saturday’s Test against the French because of concussion he suffered against Ireland. He left the field in the closing minutes of play after receiving a blow to his head.

The Springboks started their preparations with a gym and field training session on Monday. The team to play against France at the Stade France will be confirmed on Thursday.


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    November 13, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    With PSDT out I will have Thor at 8, Siya and Flo…with Du Preez of the bench

  2. Bekke


    November 13, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    Kolisi was fokken nowhere at the breakdown – only saw him on wing twice when he fucked passes. He has turned into just another glory boy, picking a handful of moments during the year to shine – and then moron journalist will praise him for at least 7 months…
    And to be honest, PSdT was also fokken nowhere! Yes, he took the ball up twice, but I do not think he even received a lineout ball at the back! And his clearing at ruck was as effective as a nat one-ply tissue for an appelkoos maag in die Bosveld.


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