Springboks call in replacement as injury rules Trevor Nyakane out of World Cup
South Africa have been forced to call-up a replacement player into their World Cup squad following a tournament ending injury to prop Trevor Nyakane.
A statement provided by South Africa Rugby didn’t disclose exactly how long Nyakane will be out of action for.
Du Toit, who was on a short-term loan to Top 14 club Toulouse, was on standby and had been involved in preparations right up until the team’s departure for Japan.
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“It’s very tough on Trevor,” said South Africa head coach Rassie Erasmus.
“He has had a great season and added value whenever he took the field. It’s a blow to him and the team, but it’s also an opportunity for Thomas and for Vincent [Koch] who now have the chance to step up.”
The Springboks continue their Rugby World Cup campaign against African neighbours Namibia at Toyota Stadium in Toyota on Saturday.
Kick-off is at 6:45pm local time.
– With South Africa Rugby
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