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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