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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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Castle Lager Outgoing Tour
Saturday, November 25 2017
16:00 - Italy vs South Africa
Stadio Euganeo, Padova
HSBC Sevens World Series Dubai
Friday, December 01 2017
07:00 - USA vs Argentina
07:22 - New Zealand vs Samoa
07:44 - Australia vs Wales
08:06 - Fiji vs Russia
08:30 - Canada vs Kenya
08:52 - South Africa vs Uganda
09:14 - Scotland vs France
09:36 - England vs Spain
10:00 - USA vs Samoa

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