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The Springboks have made just one injury-enforced change to their side for Saturday's second Test against France in Durban.
Jesse Kriel has been officially ruled out of the second Test against France in Durban this weekend.
Springbok coach, Allister Coetzee, has confirmed that Lionel Mapoe will not form part of the Bok squad for the first Test against France at Loftus Versfeld due to injury.
Springboks Trevor Nyakane, Ruan Combrinck, Juan de Jongh and Lionel Mapoe will lead the charge for the SA 'A' side against the French Barbarians.
Springbok utility back Lionel Mapoe failed a fitness test and will not feature for the Lions in their Super Rugby derby against the Sharks.
Playing outside centre will be good for Aphiwe Dyantyi's development, says Lions coach Syws de Bruin.
Lionel Mapoe will join the Springbok training squad as cover for Lukhanyo Am, who is unlikely to be fit for the first two Tests of the European tour.
Utility back Lionel Mapoe is not perturbed after being excluded from the Springbok squad for their Australasian tour.
After a month of departures from the union, there was some good news at last for the Lions with Springboks Elton Jantjies and Lionel Mapoe extending their contracts.
The Springboks have released centres Lionel Mapoe and Francois Venter ahead of the third and final Test against France at Ellis Park in Johannesburg.
Lionel Mapoe looks set to replace Jesse Kriel in the Springbok midfield for Saturday’s second Test against France in Durban.
The Springboks could field an all South African-based side in the first Test against France at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday
Lionel Mapoe has replaced Lukhanyo Am in the Springbok squad for the upcoming Test series against France.
Lions prop Ruan Dreyer will play in his 50th Super Rugby game against the Stormers while Lionel Mapoe returns to action after injury.
The Lions were hit hard by injuries this week and will wait for Springbok midfielder Lionel Mapoe to know if they will have another long term injury on their hands.
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