Sharks prop Jannie du Plessis has already joined the Springbok squad and looks set to start in the number 3 jersey against England. du Plessis’s brother, hooker Bismarck, has joined Bulls prop Gurthro Steenkamp on a plane back to SA. Both players picked up tour-ending injuries in the Boks’ ugly 14-10 win over Scotland this weekend.
The anticipated re-shuffle should see John Smit move back to hooker, with young Chilliboy Rallepele on the bench as hooker cover. Brian Mujati, currently nursing a shoulder injury, should hopefully be fit to take his place as the only prop reserve.
Scrumhalf Fourie du Preez will hopefully recover in time to take over the number 9 jersey from Enrico Januarie.Tweet