Muller receives SOS

Johann Muller has been called up to the Springbok squad as a replacement for Andries Bekker.

With Bakkies Botha banned, Bekker’s knee injury caused a second row crisis in the squad. With Danie Rossouw also battling concussion (his condition is being closely monitored), an area of strength is now one of potential weakness for the Boks.

Muller last played for the Boks in 2007, but was a member of the training group that played against a Namibian XV.

In other injury news, both Jean de Villiers and Fourie du Preez have been cleared of shoulder injuries and are up for selection for the final Test.