Jake calls on Britz

Western Province utility forward Gerrie Britz will join the Springboks Down Under to cover for Bob Skinstad.

The Bok captain suffered a broken rib in the 25-17 loss to Australia and will be out for the next four to six weeks. Either Jacques Cronje or Pedrie Wannenburg will move to No 8 for next week’s match against the All Blacks, with Britz likely to play off the bench.

WP coach Kobus van der Merwe has used Britz as both a lock and a loose-forward this season, and Jake White utilised the big man as a blindside flanker in the successful 2004 Tri-Nations campaign. He will provide cover in both the second and back row.