13 Jul 2010

Du Plessis out of second Test against All Blacks

6:31 am on 13 July 2010

A leg injury has ruled the Springbok Prop Jannie du Plessis out of the second Tri-Nations rugby test against the All Blacks in Wellington on Saturday night.

The tighthead du Plessis suffered a Grade 2 strain to his calf muscle in the first encounter at Eden Park in Auckland last weekend.

Du Plessis' unavailability paves the way for either BJ Botha or CJ van der Linde to start at Westpac Stadium at the weekend.