Boks sweating over key duo

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 17:31
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INJURY UPDATE: Springbok captain Eben Etzebeth and hooker Malcolm Marx underwent X-rays to determine the severity of injuries sustained in Saturday’s 18-17 win over France in Paris.

Springbok captain, Etzebeth, picked up a lower leg injury in the last few minutes of the clash, while Marx received a blow to his shoulder in the match, the second in South Africa’s Outgoing Series tour.

"Eben and Malcolm’s x-rays were both normal, however, Malcolm will go for a MRI scan on Monday to further investigate his injury," explained Konrad von Hagen, the Springbok team doctor.

Meanwhile, flank and vice-captain, Siya Kolisi, returned home today as his wife Rachel will give birth to their second child in the coming week. He will, however, return to the touring party and will be available for the last match of the tour against Wales in Cardiff.