Cronje flies to Wales

Date published: November 27 2014

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Golden Lions scrum-half Ross Cronje has been called up to the Springbok tour squad in Cardiff as replacement for Rudy Paige.

Golden Lions scrum-half Ross Cronje has been called up to the Springbok tour squad in Cardiff as replacement for Rudy Paige.

Paige injured his medial knee ligaments in training earlier this week and will be out for approximately four weeks.

A request was made for Toulouse scrum-half Jano Vermaak to re-join the squad but it was rejected as he is playing for his club this weekend.

“Ross impressed during a very successful Currie Cup campaign for the Golden Lions and also showed good form earlier in the year in Super Rugby,” said Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer.

“We considered not calling up a third scrum-half but that would’ve been very risky.”

Cronje will link up with the Springboks in Cardiff on Friday.

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