Combrinck out of Rugby Championship

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 06:11

INJURY UPDATE: Springboks wing Ruan Combrinck was ruled out of action for up to six weeks after he sustained a fractured fibula in the Boks' 24-26 loss to Argentina on Saturday in Salta. 

Combrinck was replaced seven minutes before half-time by Jesse Kriel after the wing had injured his leg and he was taken to a nearby hospital immediately afterwards for x-rays.

He was one of two players who had to leave the field on Saturday because of injuries suffered in the second Rugby Championship Test against the Pumas.

Flyhalf Elton Jantjies will undergo a scan to determine the extent of the groin injury which forced him off the field soon after the start of the second half. He was replaced by Morné Steyn in the 46th minute.

Both sides scored two tries each and the Pumas led 13-3 at halftime. With just minutes left on the clock, replacement lock Pieter-Steph du Toit forced his way over from close range. Replacement flyhalf Morne Steyn then succeeded with a penalty to give the Boks a 24-23 lead, but substitute Santiago Gonzales clinched he game for the Pumas with a last gasp penalty.

The Springboks arrive back in the country on Monday morning. The squad for the Australian leg of the campaign will be announced on Tuesday, and the Bok squad travels to Brisbane on Thursday.

The Boks play the Wallabies on September 10 and then the All Blacks a week later in Christchurch. 

Meanwhile, Sanzaar confirmed that, after the match, Springbok flank Teboho Mohoje was issued with a Citing Commissioner Warning for a dangerous tackle.

A Citing Commissioner Warning will count as a yellow card on the players' record for the tournament.

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Sat, 29 July 2017
Crusaders v Chiefs 07h35 Christchurch
Golden Lions v Griquas 10h00 Johannesburg
Lions v Hurricanes 12h30 Ellis Park
Sharks v Pumas 15h00 Durban
Sun, 30 July 2017
Free State Cheetahs v Western Province 12h30 Bloemfontein
RESULT SCORE
Sun, 23 July 2017
Pumas v Golden Lions 43 | 36
Sat, 22 July 2017
Griquas v Blue Bulls 45 | 51
Stormers v Chiefs 11 | 17
Lions v Sharks 23 | 21
Crusaders v Highlanders 17 | 0
Fri, 21 July 2017
Free State Cheetahs v Sharks 47 | 12
Brumbies v Hurricanes 16 | 35
Sat, 15 July 2017
Sharks v Lions 10 | 27
Bulls v Stormers 33 | 41
Force v Waratahs 40 | 11
Hurricanes v Crusaders 31 | 22
Chiefs v Brumbies 28 | 10
Sunwolves v Blues 43 | 21
Fri, 14 July 2017
Kings v Cheetahs 20 | 21
Rebels v Jaguares 29 | 32
RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIP
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Team P W D L Pts
New Zealand 6 6 0 0 30
Australia 6 3 0 3 14
South Africa 6 2 0 4 10
Argentina 6 1 0 5 5