Leinster’s South African prop CJ van der Linde is on standby to join up with the Springbok camp if Brian Mujati is deemed unfit to make it onto the substitutes bench.
Jannie du Plessis, who joined up with the squad this week, will start at tighthead prop due to Mujati still carrying a shoulder injury. Captain John Smit moves back to hooker, where he is covering for the injured Bismarck du Plessis.
“Brian is still struggling with an injury. We’re working hard to get him ready. It will be unfair to throw him in at the deep end with an injury,” said Bok coach Peter de Villiers.
“CJ is close by. If Brian is not declared fit, CJ will replace him. We asked him to be ready. Our medical team believes that Brian will be fit.”
Excerpt from article by Laim Del Carme inBeeld.Tweet