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Jean-Luc du Preez ruled out of Springbok tour
October 30, 2017
Springbok loose forward Jean-Luc du Preez was on Monday ruled out of the 2017 Castle Lager Outgoing Tour with a fractured ankle, which he sustained while playing for the Cell C Sharks in the Currie Cup final against the DHL Western Province in Durban on Saturday.

A decision on whether to call up a replacement will be made within the next day. The Springbok group assembled in Johannesburg on Monday to start with preparations for the month-long tour, which kicks off on 11 November against Ireland in Dublin.

“Today is an important day for us as we evaluate all the players regarding their current injury status,” explained Dr Konrad von Hagen, the Springbok team doctor.

“The injury of Jean-Luc was investigated further in Durban and it revealed a fractured ankle. He will see a specialist regarding the management of the injury, which has unfortunately ruled him out of the tour.

“Eben Etzebeth will continue with treatment for his ankle sprain. Our medical team will continuously evaluate him, but at this stage his recovery is satisfactory.

“Last week our goals were achieved regarding the medical assessments, fitness and skills training and this week and we are looking forward to continue with our tour preparations.”

The Springboks will fly out to Dublin at the end of the week in two groups, for their Tests against Ireland, France, Italy and Wales.

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The Castle Lager Rugby Championship
Saturday, September 29 2018
17:05 - South Africa vs Australia
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, PE
Saturday, October 06 2018
17:05 - South Africa vs New Zealand
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Castle Lager Outgoing Tour
Friday, November 02 2018
00:00 - England vs South Africa
Twickenham, London
Saturday, November 10 2018
00:00 - France vs South Africa
Stade de France, Paris
Saturday, November 17 2018
00:00 - Scotland vs South Africa
Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Saturday, November 24 2018
00:00 - Wales vs South Africa
Principality Stadium, Cardiff

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