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Mapimpi send home with knee injury

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The Springboks will not have Mapimpi for this weekend test against the All Blacks after he suffered an knee injury he picked up against Australia over the weekend.

He will be flying home.

Injuries seems to follow Mapimpi who also left the field on Mendoza for the same injury.

Erasmus have not call up a replacement for Mapimpi which means the likes of Kolbe, Kriel, Am or Le Roux may play at wing this weekend against the All Blacks.

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  1. The guy is no test player… just another of Erasmus’ willy-nilly blooding at the highest level and capping.. Deer-in-headlights… you can add Kolbe’s predictably nightmare debut to that.

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  2. Here we go. The big one this weekend. If these boys get a bit of confidence, we going to smack da ABs. They got the players to do it. Right pack Rassie, no Louw in the 23.

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  3. @DavidS:

    Indeed another in a long line of ‘raw pace’ and not much else yet being promoted to top tier rugby not to mention being ‘capped’ at test level. Long, long gone are the days of a winger simply being a ‘finisher’ first and foremost

    As an aside I wouldn’t be too quick to bracket the young Simelane in with this mob. On top of his blistering pace he already steps off both feet at will, has excellent positional awareness, handling and distribution skills, is solid on defence and to add to that is very good with the boot and another goal-kicking option. Much of the above-mentioned all the others fall short.

    But hey who is rushing him… let’s see how he goes in his first CC season.

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  4. @bryce_in_oz: I agree on Simelane. He just shouldn’t be rushed. CC this year, great bench option for SuperRugby next year. He has an amazing set of skill and is apparently a hard worker as well.

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  5. @Bekke:

    Interesting all the pundits in the media that said he ‘deserved’ a Bok call-up were the same that labelled him the ‘Toulouse star’ which is interesting considering they didn’t renew his contract.

    But yep the fact remains he adds jack-shit to the back three deficiencies, he adds to them. Meanwhile the multi-capped Goosen continues to impress…

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  6. For me the overswas backs to be picked would be: goosen, serfontein, JP and Steyn.

    Schreuder and Rohan Janse van Rensburg included.

    9. Faf, schreuder and faf
    10. Goosen, Willemse, Pollard
    12/13: serfontein, DDA, RjvR, Kriel
    11/14: Aphiwe, Sbu and JP
    15. WLR, F. Steyn

    9 is a problem, but that set of backs as good as any other in world rugby. Goosen is ultimate player off bench covers every position and he comes with speed, which Pollard and Jantjies don’t have. Flyhalf with this creates options.

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