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Simultaneous blow for Boks and Barbarians - report

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The Springboks have reportedly suffered a significant blow ahead of their northern hemisphere tour. According to Rapport, Springboks prop Frans Malherbe is set to miss the end-of-year tour due to a neck injury.

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The 30-year-old already missed South Africa’s final Rugby Championship match against the All Blacks. The Bok has recently been called to the Barbarians side to face Samoa end of November.

Malherbe is not the only injury setback for the Springboks.

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Lock Nicolaas Janse van Rensburg will not be available for Bok selection after he suffered a calf injury during a Top 14 match for Montpellier.

It is not all doom and gloom for Jacques Nienaber. Flank Marco Van Staden return to action after he sustained an injury during the Test against All Blacks on September 25.

The flank took the field as a replacement during Leicester Tigers’ Premiership match on Saturday.

South Africa are scheduled to play Wales, Scotland and England in November.

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