LOCK FLIP van der Merwe and fullback Gio Aplon will miss this Saturday night’s test against the All Blacks in Wellington.
Van der Merwe injured a rib cartilage in Saturday’s loss to the Wallabies, while Aplon suffered injuries to back and shoulder and was unable to train earlier this week.
After further evaluation, the Springboks management decided he too should return to South Africa to begin his rehabilitation.
Coach Peter de Villiers will not be calling for replacements.
Stade Francais lock Gerhard Mostert has already joined the squad from France as a replacement for Johann Muller, who failed to recover from a hamstring strain.« Back to Articles
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