Cronje – who also missed the 41-23 victory over Argentina in August – has been laid low by a stomach bug ahead of the potentially pivotal Rugby Championship fixture.
— South African Rugby (@Springboks) September 15, 2017
“Despite our results so far this season, we know we will have to step up our game,” South Africa captain Eben Etzebeth said.
“A local rugby fan came up to me and said he thought the All Blacks versus Springbok games are probably the biggest in world rugby and I agree with him.
“Our matches are always massive, we know they’re our biggest competition and hopefully they feel the same about us.”
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