Janse van Rensburg replaces injured Kriel in Bok squad

Date published: November 6 2016

Lions centre Rohan Janse van Rensburg has replaced Jesse Kriel after the full-back injured his lower leg on Saturday.

Kriel will return to South Africa after he suffered a lower leg injury on Saturday against the Barbarians at Wembley Stadium in London. Janse van Rensburg will now join the Springbok squad for the rest of their three Tests in Europe. 

Springbok management also confirmed that Bulls wing Jamba Ulengo will stay on in the Bok camp as possible cover for Ruan Combrinck, JP Petersen and Willie le Roux. Petersen and Le Roux both have niggles at the moment, picked up during club rugby action in England and Japan.

They will be examined by the Springbok medical team when they report for national duty on Sunday afternoon. Combrinck suffered a knock to his lower right leg and is currently under review.

Meanwhile, Cheslin Kolbe, Tian Schoeman, Uzair Cassiem, RG Snyman and Lizo Gqoboka returned home after being part of the Bok squad for the Barbarians match. Janse van Rensburg, Ulengo, Francois Venter, Sergeal Petersen, Roelof Smit and Jean-Luc du Preez are the uncapped players that will stay behind with the Springbok squad for remainder of the November Tests.

The following overseas-based players will join up with the Springbok squad in London: Willem Alberts, Johan Goosen, Bryan Habana, Elton Jantjies, Steven Kitshoff, Willie le Roux, Vincent Koch, Lionel Mapoe, Franco Mostert, JP Petersen, and Warren Whiteley.