Rugby – Championship: Kolbe, still injured, will not play with South Africa against the All-Blacks

the essential The winger, who recently left the Stade Toulousain to engage in Toulon, has been affected for two weeks in one leg.

South Africa, reigning world champion, will try to straighten the bar after two defeats in a row, Saturday against the All Blacks, in the Rugby Championship, without the winger Cheslin Kolbe, injured.

The neo-Toulonnais (18 years, 13 selections), affected in one leg for two weeks, will not be in the Springboks group for the 5th day of the Nations Championship of the Southern Hemisphere.

On the other hand, Jager’s second Lood line (28 years, 51 sel.) will start in place of Marvin Orie, while the former Pau opener Elton Jantjies (31 years, 39 sel.) and the versatile Frans Steyn (34 years, 68 sel.), passed by Racing 68 and Montpellier, take place on the bench.

With De Jager, Jantjies, Steyn but also Kwagga Smith (27 years, 13 sel.), who replaces Franco Mostert, South Africa coach Jacques Nienaber is counting on experience to hope to win against New Zealand, rugby leaders Championship with four victories in as many games.

“It’s always a huge challenge to face the All Blacks. The experience (of the team, editor’s note) will be essential to be sure to stay focused and calm throughout the game. Players like Elton and Frans will do it. benefit (their teammates, note) when they come into play, “said Nienaber. “Lood’s 51 selections will also weigh heavily,” he added.

The reigning world champion team still has a small chance of winning this quadrangular tournament which is being played exceptionally this year in only one country, Australia: to continue to hope, South Africa must beat with the bonus point offensive New Zealand, which has just taken the place of world No. 1 on Saturday.

The composition of Africa South

W. Le Roux – Nkosi, Am, De Allende, Mapimpi – (o) Pollard, (m) De Klerk – Smith, Vermeulen, Kolisi (cap.) – De Jager, Etzebeth – Malherbe, Mbonambi, Nyakane

Alternates: Marx, Kitshoff , Koch, Mostert, Van Staden, H. Jantjies, E. Jantjies, Steyn

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