Eben Etzebeth has been ruled out of this Saturday's Test against Italy due to a concussion.
Etzebeth had to be replaced in this past weekend's encounter against England after colliding with big No 8 Billy Vunipola.
It's believed that no replacement will be called up, with Pieter-Steph du Toit likely to revert back to the second row, with Franco Mostert providing further lock cover.
On a positive note, Bryan Habana has overcome an injury niggle and was able to train fully on Monday, while Cheetahs flanker Uzair Cassiem has also joined up with the squad.
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