2 Oct 2011

Kirchner to replace Steyn in South Africa squad

12:04 pm on 2 October 2011

Zane Kirchner has been called into South Africa's Rugby World Cup squad as a replacement for utility back Frans Steyn.

The 24-year-old Steyn injured his left shoulder in the 13-5 Pool D victory over Samoa at North Harbour Stadium on Friday and will need surgery.

Fullback Kirchner will join the Springboks squad in Wellington on Tuesday as they prepare for a quarter-final, probably against Ireland, next Sunday.