With Pieter-Steph du Toit racing to prove his fitness for the British & Irish Lions series, we ask readers to pick his possible replacement on the side of the Bok scrum.
Du Toit has been out since the early stages of 2020 after suffering a serious thigh injury that required multiple surgeries and threatened to prematurely end his career.
The injury nearly cost Du Toit his leg as the haematoma quickly developed into acute compartment syndrome, which could have led to amputation if not treated quickly enough.
Du Toit has recently returned to full training with the Stormers and was set to make his comeback during their pre-season, but he suffered a nose injury in training that has delayed his return to play until the Rainbow Cup.
With that in mind, given how long the 2019 World Rugby and SA Rugby Player of the Year has been out of action, who should take Du Toit’s place in the Springbok squad for the Lions tour if he doesn’t prove his fitness in time?
Jean-Luc du Preez