Alberts answers Bok SOS

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 15:06
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INJURY UPDATE: Springbok flank Willem Alberts has been called up as replacement for lock Lodewyk de Jager, who was on Sunday ruled out of action for up to two weeks with a severely bruised knee.

The lock injured his knee on Saturday in the 17-23 loss against the Wallabies in Brisbane. Following recent injuries to Siya Kolisi and Sikhumbuzo Notshe and the specific loose forward need in the team, it was decided to call on the versatile and experienced Alberts.

Alberts currently plays for French club Stade Francais and will join the Springbok squad on Monday in Christchurch. He can also play at No.8 and lock and has already earned 38 Test caps for the Springboks.

Scrumhalf Francois de Klerk and fullback Johan Goosen, who both underwent scans on Saturday evening after the match, will remain with the squad and both players will be given enough time to recover from their niggles. However, the squad have sufficient cover in both positions.

De Klerk received a blow to the chest while Goosen landed awkwardly on his ankle after he contested a high ball

The Springboks travelled to New Zealand from Brisbane on Sunday and play New Zealand on Saturday in their fourth Rugby Championship match of the year.

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