Springboks who are injured at this very moment.

This is a list of Springbok players who are currently unavailable to play and, in some cases, won't play against the Lions.

  • Conrad Jantjes, fullback
  • Adi Jacobs, centre
  • Frans Steyn, second five eighths
  • Jean de Villiers, second five eighths
  • Butch James, first five eighths
  • Fourie du Preez, halfback
  • Schalck Burger, openside flanker
  • Andries Bekker, lock

Shall we review this list on a weekly basis?


Nursedude said...

The way that Butch James has been snake bit with his poor kicking for Bath, that not might be such a loss at fly half...

sesenta y cuatro said...

Perhaps, but please take in mind how the Boks have suffered of late to find a reliable 10.

Butch James was the incumbent two years ago and after last year Tri Nations, de Villiers opted to switch Ruan Pienaar, a halfback who had expressed his desire to play at halfback, to play 10.

First five is a position where South Africa, unlike Aus and NZ, has not got plenty of players to choose from, and the lost of James is an important blow.

In saying that, I admit that perhaps, it's the real chance for de Villiers to start using the in-form first five of SA, Morné Steyn, who has been outstanding with the Bulls, but he's still uncapped with the Boks.