A lot rests on Oosthuizen

2013-11-23 00:00

THE Springboks will be clutching all available digits when new tighthead Coenie Oosthuizen packs down against the feared French scrum in tonight’s Test in Paris.

Head coach Heyneke Meyer, his assistant Johann van Graan and scrum expert Pieter de Villiers have all said this week that Oosthuizen is up for the challenge. But the mad scramble on Monday to have veteran Jannie du Plessis, South Africa’s leading tighthead, cleared of injury and rushed to Paris suggests that they know they have a problem.

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