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Castle Lager Rugby Championship – Good news for Springboks and Queensland to host rest of Rugby Championship

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If all goes well we will be seeing Duane “Thor” Vermeulen in the rest of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship when the Springboks moves to Australia in their defence of the title they won in 2019.

According to Springbok coach Jacques Nienaber, Vermeulen is in the final phase of his injury rehab and is keen o take contact again.

Vermeulen has been back with the Springboks since the lead to the final test match in Cape Town against the British & Irish Lions.  He has been doing rehab after an ankle injury and surgery and is almost ready to return to the field with the boys.

Nienaber also said that he could not give any details regarding Trevor Nyakane injury after he left the field early on Saturday during the second test against Argentina.

It seems to also be an ankle injury for Trevor and more details will be given on a later stage.

On Jaden, Nienaber said he went for scan and they hope for the best but it did not look good. Jaden could not put any weight on the leg.

It was reported on Monday that Faf de Klerk and Herschel Jantjies will be fit soon and all indications are that they will be ready for the next Rugby Championship match in Australia.

Sharks Grant Williams was added to the Springbok squad on Monday as extra cover at nine. He will replace Jaden who will not take any further part in the Rugby Championship.

The Springboks remained in Gqeberha until SANZAAR have made a final decision on where the rest of the Rugby Championship matches will take place.

Reports from Oz on Monday suggest that approval was given by Queensland government for the test matches to take place in the state and that the Springboks and Argentina can quarantine in Queensland.

It was also reported that the test between Australia and the All Blacks will take place in Perth in the 4th September after an agreement was reached by all the parties.

Indications are that SANZAAR will release a statement on the Tournament schedule in Tuesday morning.