Pierre Spies apparently injured his finger at Bok practice on Monday and needed to have an immediate operation to put it right. As a result, he’ll be withdrawn from the Bok end-of-year tour, paving the way for Jean Deysel to take his place.
There have been all sorts of shenanigans going on with the loose forward combinations, starting with Heinrich Brussow’s naming as a member of the midweek team. Speculation was rife that the pint-sized fetcher would miss out on the French test as a result, but Bok forwards coach Gary Gold has since confirmed, via Twitter, that Brussow, Schalk Burger and Sharks number 8 Ryan Kankowski will form the starting loose trio.
It’s not yet clear what sort of role Deysel will play, but the optimist in me hopes that he’ll make the bench for the test against France. Well done, Wolla. You should have been there right from the start!Tweet