Cheslin Kolbe has been withdrawn by Western Province from the SA Sevens squad for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow because of a knee injury.
Warrick Gelant was due to replace Kolbe but was injured at the weekend and will undergo surgery this week, so Mark Richards comes in as a late replacement.
This follows the earlier withdrawals of Springboks Bryan Habana and Schalk Brits, who were not released by their respective French and English leagues.
SA Sevens squad – Chris Dry, Kwagga Smith, Frankie Horne, Warren Whiteley, Cornal Hendricks, Kyle Brown, Branco du Preez, Mark Richards, Justin Geduld, Cecil Afrika, Werner Kok, Seabelo Senatla.
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