PdV calls in trio

The Springboks have called up Pat Lambie, Chiliboy Ralepelle and Lwazi Mvovo to the squad for the final Tri-Nations Test against the All Blacks this Saturday.

All three players were excluded from the initial Bok squad for the home leg of the Tri-Nations, which allowed them to play Currie Cup rugby for the respective provinces in the last fortnight. However, they will now join the team ahead of the clash against the All Blacks in Port Elizabeth this weekend.

These call-ups come after head coach Peter de Villiers confirmed that skipper John Smit, flanker Danie Rossouw and fullback Frans Steyn were injury concerns. Mvovo’s inclusion indicates that Bryan Habana or JP Pietersen could also have picked up injuries.

Saru added that reports of Smit missing the World Cup because of injury are inaccurate. A medical report on the players’ injuries will be revealed on Monday.