Boks suffer massive setback

2011-10-01 08:00

Auckland – The South African rugby team’s World Cup ambitions suffered a massive setback, as Springbok coach Peter de Villiers announced today that centre Frans Steyn had picked up a shoulder injury and might be on his way home.

“I can tell you that Frans Steyn is likely to go home,” De Villiers said when asked to give an injury update after his team’s bruising encounter against Samoa the previous night.

“His shoulder isn’t that good, the doctor will confirm it 100% this morning, but he is 95% sure that he is on his way home and that is a big blow for us,” the Bok coach said.

In better news for the Springbok camp, Jean de Villiers completed his first World Cup match of his career.

He should be ready to take over at his preferred position after coming on at wing in the team’s 13-5 victory over Samoa.

The Bok coach said that the team had not yet decided whether they would call up a replacement for the injured Steyn.

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