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Monday Jul 22, 2019

Injured Kolisi to miss rest of Rugby Championship

South Africa captain Siya Kolisi has been ruled out for the rest of the Rugby Championship through injury.

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The 28-year-old injured his knee playing for the Stormers in May and is now expected to miss the remaining games in the 2019 Rugby Championship.

Kolisi played no part in the Springboks’ victory over Australia on Saturday and he now has a race against time to recover for South Africa’s opening World Cup game against New Zealand on September 21.

Springbok head coach Rassie Erasmus has now named his 36-man squad to train ahead of their test match against the All Blacks this weekend, with flanker Marco van Staden and full-back Dillyn Leyds being released.

Latest Springbok squad:

Forwards

Schalk Brits, Marcell Coetzee, Lood de Jager, Thomas du Toit, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Rynhardt Elstadt, Eben Etzebeth, Lizo Gqoboka, Steven Kitshoff, Vincent Koch, Francois Louw, Frans Malherbe, Malcolm Marx, Bongi Mbonambi, Tendai Mtawarira, Franco Mostert, Trevor Nyakane, Marvin Orie, Kwagga Smith, RG Snyman, Duane Vermeulen.

Backs

Lukhanyo Am, Damian de Allende, Faf de Klerk, Andre Esterhuizen, Warrick Gelant, Elton Jantjies, Herschel Jantjies, Cheslin Kolbe, Jesse Kriel, Makazole Mapimpi, Sbu Nkosi, Willie le Roux, Handr Pollard, Cobus Reinach, Frans Steyn.

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