Duane Vermeulen has been called up to the Springbok squad as a replacement for the injured Coenie Oosthuizen.
Oosthuizen underwent a scan after injuring his knee against Ireland on Saturday, with the results showing that he had sustained medial collateral and anterior cruciate ligament damage. He will require surgery and is set an extended period of time of out of the game.
Vermeulen, who plays for French club Toulon, is set to join the Springbok squad on Monday at their base in Paris.
The Springboks started their preparations with a gym and field training session on Monday. The team to play against France at the Stade France will be confirmed on Thursday.
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