Boks call up Adriaanse for injured Nyakane

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 10:20
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NEWS: Springbok prop Lourens Adriaanse was on Monday called up to the Springbok squad after Trevor Nyakane was ruled out of Boks' first two matches of the Rugby Championship against Argentina because of an ankle injury.

Nyakane will continue his rehabilitation under the supervision of both the Bulls and Springboks' medical and conditioning team.

Sharks prop, Adriaanse, will join the Springbok squad in Sandton on Monday afternoon. The Springbok training squad has started to assemble in stages for their preparation of the Rugby Championship match against the Pumas on Saturday, August 20 in Nelspruit.

The locally-based contingent of the squad assembled on Sunday in Sandton while the nine Lions players are expected at the camp Thursday. 

The overseas-based players and the squad’s two Olympians will join up with the rest of the players on Sunday, 14 August.

Springbok coach, Allister Coetzee, said although Nyakane was making good progress he would not be available for selection for the opening two rounds.

"Trevor will continue with his medical treatment, conditioning and recovery, but we obviously need to get a replacement in for the two weeks, or as soon as Trevor is declared fit. It will be a risk not to have five fit props in the squad," said Coetzee.

"Like Trevor, Lourens can play on both sides of the scrum and he was on our standby list. Other prop candidates such as Jannie du Plessis, Lizo Gqoboka and Coenie Oosthuizen are all injured and therefore not available."

Adriaanse made his only appearance to date for the Boks in November 2013 against France in Paris.

The Springboks started their weekly activities with a gym workout, followed by a field session in the afternoon at the nearby Hyde Park High School.

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