Jannie’s crocked

Jannie du Plessis is out of the Springboks tour because of injury. Lourens Adriaanse is the replacement.

‘Jannie went for an MRI scan on his shoulder, while we also reviewed his recent hand injury with his specialist,’ said Springbok team doctor Craig Roberts. ‘He will only be ready for the Test against France and as player welfare is very important to us, we decided not to risk him on this tour.’

Pat Cilliers, who was on standby, was also not considered as he is going for surgery on a shoulder injury on Thursday.

Springbok squad
Backs – Gio Aplon, Jean de Villiers (c), Fourie du Preez, JJ Engelbrecht, Jaque Fourie, Johan Goosen, Bryan Habana, Zane Kirchner, Pat Lambie, Willie le Roux, Ruan Pienaar, JP Pietersen, Jan Serfontein, Louis Schreuder, Morné Steyn.

Forwards – Lourens Adriaanse, Willem Alberts, Bakkies Botha, Marcell Coetzee, Bismarck du Plessis, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Eben Etzebeth, Siya Kolisi, Francois Louw, Frans Malherbe, Tendai Mtawarira, Scarra Ntubeni, Coenie Oosthuizen, Gurthrö Steenkamp, Adriaan Strauss, Flip van der Merwe, Duane Vermeulen.