James injury jolts White
22 May 2006
Butch James is the latest Bok injury casualty and he is likely to miss the Scotland test series.
James, having just returned to first class rugby after a year absence because of injury, hurt his groin at the Bok training camp in Bloemfontein. He is a doubtful selection against the Scots.
Andre Pretorius is already out with a groin injury and now White has had to withdraw Meyer Bosman from the SA under 21 squad because he is down to two flyhalves in his squad with Jaco van der Westhuyzen and Bosman. Percy Montgomery and Ruan Pienaar can also cover flyhalf.
Injuries have rocked the Boks with Os du Randt, BJ Botha, Bakkies Botha, Bryan Habana, Marius Joubert, Pretorius and James all likely to only play in the Tri Nations. In addition, Ricky Januarie, Bolla Conradie and John Smit also have niggles.
The Boks play the World XV on June 3rd and start their international season against Scotland in Durban a week later.