Springboks lose Aphiwe Dyantyi ahead of Rugby Championship opener

Springboks lose Aphiwe Dyantyi ahead of Rugby Championship opener

The Springboks have been dealt another injury blow ahead of their opening Rugby Championship match with winger Aphiwe Dyantyi returning to the Golden Lions in Johannesburg where he will undergo rehabilitation for a hamstring injury.

The injury has ruled Dyantyi out of the start of the Springboks’ 2019 Rugby Championship campaign, which kicks off at Ellis Park in Johannesburg against Australia on Saturday.

The Bok speedster, who won the World Rugby Breakthrough Player of the Year Award in 2018, picked up the injury during training on Friday and will consult a specialist later on Monday to discuss treatment options and a possible timeframe of return to action.

Springbok management confirmed that a replacement for Dyantyi will not be called upon as they have sufficient cover in the training squad, who are currently in camp in Johannesburg.

The Boks regrouped in Johannesburg on Sunday evening to continue with their preparations for Saturday’s Test against Australia at Ellis Park. Rassie Erasmus, the SA Rugby Director of Rugby, will announce the Springbok match day squad on Wednesday. 

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