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Ralepelle fit for Springboks

30th August 2013 12:29

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Chiliboy Ralepelle

Recovered: Chiliboy Ralepelle

Springbok hooker Chiliboy Ralepelle has been passed fit for the tour in The Rugby Championship to play Australia and New Zealand.

Ralepelle, who injured his back during a gym session on the morning of the Springboks' 73-13 win over Argentina at Soccer City earlier this month, was ruled out of the tour to Argentina.

He has rejoined the squad at the training camp in Johannesburg this week and according to Springbok team doctor Craig Roberts, he should be fit for selection next week.

"Chiliboy stayed behind in South Africa to undergo rehabilitation while we went to Argentina and he responded very well," said Roberts.

"On Friday we progressed with his rehabilitation and he did some fitness and running on the field. We're happy with his progress."

Apart from Ralepelle, Bjorn Basson (wing) and Jean de Villiers (centre and captain) took little or no part in training in the last two days.

Basson was forced to leave the field with a wrist injury against Argentina in Mendoza, while De Villiers has been in bed with 'flu.

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