Boks call on Du Toit after Nyakane’s leg injury

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Prop Thomas du Toit is on his way to Japan to join the Springbok World Cup squad.

He’s an injury replacement for the unlucky Trevor Nyakane, who tore his right calf in the 23-13 defeat by New Zealand in Yokohama on Saturday night.

Du Toit, who was on a short-term loan to Toulouse in France, had been involved in preparations right up until the team’s departure for Japan.

He is expected to join the squad in Nagoya on Tuesday afternoon.

Coach Rassie Erasmus is expected to name an essentially second-string side to play Namibia in their next match on Saturday.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Trevor Nyakane out of RWC, replaced by Thomas du Toit. <br>?<a href=”https://t.co/znWhpqQXcj”>https://t.co/znWhpqQXcj</a> <a href=”https://t.co/654lk0pHiE”>pic.twitter.com/654lk0pHiE</a></p>&mdash; Springboks (@Springboks) <a href=”https://twitter.com/Springboks/status/1175985177790746624?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>September 23, 2019</a></blockquote>
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