The Boks received a boost late yesterday with the news that centre Francois Steyn is looking more likely to be fit for Saturday’s test against Australia ant Loftus Versveld.
Steyn rolled his ankle at training on Monday and was sent for precautionary scans, however, according to an update from team doctor Craig Roberts, the x-rays have come back all clear and the swelling has started to go down. Steyn is expected to take part in training today, after missing out on yesterday’s sessions.
Three other players also sat out yesterday due to various niggles; they are Flip van der Merwe (calf), Jacques Potgieter (groin) and Lwazi Mvovo (hamstring). All three will be assessed later in the week to determine whether they might play on Saturday. Props Beast Mtawarira and Coenie Oosthuizen were at training, though, along with flyhalf Johan Goosen. All three sat out on Monday due to minor ailments.
The team to face the Wallabies will be named at midday today.Tweet