Boks: Du Preez injury a concern

2009-11-23 00:00

THE front-row will not be the only area concerning the Springboks following their 32-10 victory over Italy, with scrumhalf Fourie du Preez, who was again in superb form, reportedly picking up a hand injury.

He will be assessed today, but De Villiers will have to turn to either Ruan Pienaar or Francois Hougaard at scrumhalf against Ireland if Du Preez is sidelined.

Replacement flank Jean Deysel, powerful over the ball and in making and taking tackles, should earn a start against Ireland, though Schalk Burger is also expected to return. And Bulls specialist inside centre Wynand Olivier will surely be a better bet than Adi Jacobs against the world’s most threatening centre, Brian O’Driscoll.

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