Pool D latest – Now Habana’s crocked

Keo.co.za brings you the latest World Cup news from Pool D.

Now Habana’s crcoked – Bryan Habana has become the latest Springbok to be sidelined through injury.

Habana has sustained an injury to his patella tendon and will miss the Springboks’ Test against Fiji in Wellington on Saturday. No indication was given as to how long he would be out for. Fourie du Preez in Wednesday’s press conference that Odwa Ndungane would start.

Meanwhile, Johann Muller pulled up injured at a training session on Tuesday and the Springboks are hoping that he will recover in time to face Fiji this weekend. He played no part in Wednesday’s session. It would be a big blow for the Boks, as they are already without their premier No 5 Victor Matfield.

The good news for the Boks is that Bakkies Botha has begun running again at training, although it is unlikely that he will be considered for the upcoming fixture. Up to Tuesday, Botha had been sidelined with an Achilles injury.