Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus admits that a number of players are in a race against time to prove their fitness for the World Cup.
A round-up of what some of South Africa’s leading Sunday papers are saying, including a look at who could line up for the Springboks on Saturday.
Warren Whiteley is still going through the rehabilitation process for a knee injury and will not be rushed back into action.
Warren Whiteley is not expected to be available at the start of the Test season due to his recurring knee injury.
Lions coach Swys de Bruin has confirmed that captain Warren Whiteley will be out for the remainder of the Vodacom Super Rugby season due to an injury.
Warren Whiteley has suffered another frustrating setback after needing to be treated for kidney stones.
Coach Swys de Bruin has been forced to reshuffle the Lions’ back row after Warren Whiteley was ruled out of Saturday’s match against the Highlanders at Ellis Park.
Lions skipper Warren Whiteley sat out training on Monday and Tuesday due to a bruised knee, with a call on his availability to be made later in the week.
Warren Whiteley, Malcolm Marx and Courtnall Skosan have been named in the Lions’ starting XV to front the Waratahs at Ellis Park on Saturday.
Lions captain Warren Whiteley’s knee injury is not as serious as originally feared and will only keep him out of action for the next few weeks.