Du Toit out, Mostert in

Pieter-Steph du Toit has been withdrawn from the Springbok squad because of a grade-two hamstring tear.

Du Toit was sent for a scan on Monday, which confirmed the extent of the injury he sustained against the Cheetahs on Saturday. The lock has been ruled out of action for between two and six weeks.

The Lions' Franco Mostert is set to join the Bok squad on Tuesday in Stellenbosch. He was initially named in the SA A squad for the two-match series against the England Saxons.

Sharks lock Stephan Lewies, who has one Test cap to his name, will replace Mostert in the SA A squad.

Other players who did not participate in Monday afternoon’s first field session in Stellenbosch were centre Jesse Kriel and prop Trevor Nyakane. Kriel has a bruised sternum and will be managed accordingly during the week, while Nyakane will undergo a scan of his shoulder.

The Springboks have a full training programme on Tuesday, which includes a gym session in the morning as well as two field sessions.

Photo: Duif du Toit/Gallo Images

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Simon Borchardt