13 Aug 2008

Botha out of All Blacks test

6:12 pm on 13 August 2008

South Africa has suffered a major injury setback heading in to Sunday morning's Tri-Nations Test against the All Blacks in Capetown.

World Cup-winning lock Bakkies Botha is out with a knee injury which could see him miss the rest of the series.

Also out with a fractured cheekbone is reserve centre Jaque Fourie, who had only just returned from injury.

Both players were injured in last weekend's 63-9 win over Argentina.

Botha's place in the squad has been taken by Dannie Rossouw while Francois Steyn comes back in to the squad for Fourie.

Skulk Burger and Bryan Habana who both had minor injuries and were rested for the game against the Pumas return to the team for the game agaisnt the All Blacks.