31 Aug 2016

Springboks recall winger Mvovo

5:31 am on 31 August 2016

South Africa have recalled winger Lwazi Mvovo to their tour squad for the Rugby Championship matches in Australia and New Zealand next month.

The Sharks winger Lwazi Mvovo.

The Sharks winger Lwazi Mvovo. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Mvovo replaced Ruan Combrink after he was ruled out for six weeks having fractured his fibula in the 26-24 loss to Argentina in Salta at the weekend.

Halfback Francois Hougaard, named in the squad for the Southern Hemisphere championship but not considered for the two matches against Argentina due to a knee injury, has also rejoined the squad.

First-five Elton Jantjies left the field early in the second half in Salta with a bruised thigh muscle but has been cleared to tour, though he remains a doubt for the test against Australia in Brisbane on September 10th.

The Springboks travel to Christchurch to face tournament leaders New Zealand a week later.


Backs: Damian de Allende, Juan de Jongh (Stormers), Faf de Klerk (Lions), Johan Goosen (Racing Metro), Bryan Habana (Toulon), Francois Hougaard (Worcester), Elton Jantjies (Lions), Jesse Kriel (Bulls), Lionel Mapoe (Lions), Lwazi Mvovo (Sharks), Rudy Paige (Bulls), Morne Steyn (Stade Francais).

Forwards: Lourens Adriaanse (Sharks), Lood de Jager (Cheetahs), Pieter-Steph du Toit, Eben Etzebeth (Stormers), Steven Kitshoff (Bordeaux), Vincent Koch (Stormers), Jaco Kriel (Lions), Francois Louw (Bath), Malcolm Marx (Lions), Bongi Mbonambi (Stormers), Teboho Mohoje (Cheetahs), Franco Mostert (Lions), Tendai Mtawarira (Sharks), Trevor Nyakane (Bulls), Adriaan Strauss (Bulls), Warren Whiteley (Lions). (Reporting by Nick Said, editing by Ed Osmond)