Two Springbok players will not be available for selection for Saturday’s second Rugby Championship test match against New Zealand at Ellis Park. Springbok scrumhalf Faf de Klerk suffered a concussion in the first minute against the All Blacks in Mbombela and is following head injury assessment protocols, while Kurt-Lee Arendse has been suspended from all rugby for four matches for a dangerous tackle late in the match. He also suffered a concussion which would’ve ruled him out of Saturday’s match in Johannesburg and he will now only be available for selection for the match against Argentina on the 24th of September in Durban. Canan Moodie of the Bulls has been called up to act as cover.
The good news is that eight-man Duane Vermeulen is fit and available for selection for this weekend.
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