Springbok loosehead prop Deon Carstens has been ruled out of Saturday’s Test with a groin injury.
Just days after being humiliated by World XV tighthead Cobus Visagie, the Natalian hurt himself at a Springbok training session on Tuesday.
With Os du Randt also struggling with a groin problem, Springbok coach Jake White has recalled Cheetahs prop Jannie du Plessis to the squad, having sent him back to his province after the Bloemfontein training camp.
White can also turn to Lions loosehead Lawrence Sephaka, who started the Test against Wales at the end of last year.
Of course, there is always the slim possibility that Ollie le Roux could get an SOS from the Bok camp. The veteran has 54 Test caps to his name, which could appeal to the cap-obsessed White.
Ah, yes, Muppits that was a bit of humour. Ollie has as much chance of getting a call from Jake as Luke Watson has.