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Vermaak replaces injured Cronjé in Bok tour squad
August 20, 2017
Scrumhalf Jano Vermaak of the DHL Stormers has been called up to the Springbok squad as replacement for Ross Cronjé, who sustained a right ankle injury in the Springboks’ 37-15 victory over Argentina on Saturday in Port Elizabeth.

Vermaak, who has already played in three Tests for the Springboks, was on Sunday named in the Springbok squad for the away trip to Argentina. The two teams face each other for a second successive time next Saturday, when their Castle Lager Rugby Championship rematch takes place in Salta.

Loose forward Oupa Mohoje, however, was not considered for selection because of the rib injury he sustained while playing in the Currie Cup for the Toyota Free State Cheetahs against the Vodacom Blue Bulls.

Flyhalf Handré Pollard will remain in South Africa to continue with the final phase of his rehabilitation.

Meanwhile, the Springboks are set to continue with their match preparations in Port Elizabeth, before flying out to Johannesburg on Tuesday and then onto Argentina early on Wednesday morning.

Springbok coach, Allister Coetzee, will announce his match day squad of 23 players on Thursday morning (Argentine time) in Buenos Aires, just before the team travels to Salta.

The Springbok squad to travel to Argentina:

Forwards:

Uzair Cassiem (flank), Toyota Cheetahs – 2 cap, 5 points (1 try)
Lood de Jager (lock), Vodacom Bulls – 29 caps, 20 points (4 tries)
Ruan Dreyer (prop), Emirates Lions – 1 cap, 0 points
Dan du Preez (No 8), Cell C Sharks - 0 caps, 0 points
Jean-Luc du Preez (loose forward), Cell C Sharks – 5 caps, 0 points
Pieter-Steph du Toit (lock), DHL Stormers – 24 caps, 20 points (4 tries)
Eben Etzebeth (lock), DHL Stormers – 58 caps, 15 points (3 tries)
Steven Kitshoff (prop), DHL Stormers – 14 caps, 0 points
Siya Kolisi (flank), DHL Stormers – 21 caps, 10 points (2 tries)
Jaco Kriel (loose forward), Emirates Lions/Kubota Spears (Jap) – 9 caps, 0 points
Malcolm Marx (hooker), Emirates Lions – 6 caps, 5 points (1 try)
Bongi Mbonambi (hooker), DHL Stormers – 9 caps; 0 points
Franco Mostert (lock), Emirates Lions/Ricoh Black Rams (Jap) – 11 caps, 0 points
Tendai Mtawarira (prop), Cell C Sharks – 91 caps, 10 points (2 tries)
Trevor Nyakane (prop), Vodacom Bulls – 29 caps, 5 points (1 try)
Coenie Oosthuizen (prop), Cell C Sharks – 27 caps, 20 points (4 tries)
Chiliboy Ralepelle (hooker), Cell C Sharks – 22 caps, 5 points (1 try)

Backs:

Curwin Bosch (flyhalf/fullback), Cell C Sharks – 1 cap, 0 points
Andries Coetzee (fullback), Emirates Lions – 4 caps, 0 points
Damian de Allende (centre), DHL Stormers – 23 Caps, 15 points (3 tries)
Francois Hougaard (scrumhalf), Worcester (England) – 43 caps, 25 points (5 tries)
Elton Jantjies (flyhalf), Emirates Lions/NTT Shining Arcs (Jap) – 15 caps, 147 points (1 try, 26 conversions, 30 penalties)
Jesse Kriel (centre), Vodacom Bulls – 20 caps, 25 points (5 tries)
Rudy Paige (scrumhalf), Vodacom Bulls – 8 caps, 5 points (1 try)
Raymond Rhule (wing), Toyota Cheetahs – 4 caps, 5 points (1 try)
Jan Serfontein (centre), Vodacom Bulls – 30 caps, 20 points (4 tries)
Courtnall Skosan (wing), Emirates Lions – 4 caps, 5 points (1 try)
Francois Venter (centre), Toyota Cheetahs – 3 caps, 0 points
Jano Vermaak (scrumhalf) DHL Stormers – 3 caps, 0 points

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The Castle Lager Rugby Championship
Saturday, September 30 2017
17:05 - South Africa vs Australia
Toyota Stadium, Bloemfontein
Saturday, October 07 2017
17:05 - South Africa vs New Zealand
DHL Newlands, Cape Town
Castle Lager Outgoing Tour
Saturday, November 11 2017
00:00 - Ireland vs South Africa
To be confirmed
Saturday, November 18 2017
00:00 - France vs South Africa
To be confirmed
Saturday, November 25 2017
00:00 - Italy vs South Africa
To be confirmed
Saturday, December 02 2017
16:30 - Wales vs South Africa
Principality Stadium, Cardiff

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