Following on our story from a few minutes back, it seems that Sharks prop Lourens Adriaanse has also been called up to the Springbok squad, joining provincial team mate Stephan Lewies.
SARU have confirmed that Adriaanse comes in as replacement for Beast Mtawarira, with the latter suffering from a “bulging disk” in his neck, which doesn’t sound at all promising from a Sharks points of view. Mtawarira will return to Durban to see a neck specialist.
Flip van der Merwe, for whom Lewies has been summoned, suffered a knee ligament injury against Wales and will also need to see a specialist.
In another bit of bad news, Willem Alberts is suffering from concussion in will need to be observed during the week.Tweet