SA’s Oosthuizen out of European tour

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Coenie Oosthuizen has been ruled out of the remainder of South Africa’s tour of Europe after the prop suffered a knee injury during the Springboks’ record 38-3 defeat by Ireland in Dublin on Saturday.

Oosthuizen was on the field for a mere two minutes at Lansdowne Road before a thumping challenge by Ireland debutant Bundee Aki forced him off.

A South Africa Rugby statement issued Sunday said Oosthuizen would first undergo a scan in Dublin before flying home to Durban.

It added a decision on his replacement would be made shortly.

Springbok loose forward Pieter-Steph du Toit sustained concussion in the closing minutes of the match and will be managed accordingly in the coming week, the statement said.

South Africa’s tour continues with a Test against France in Paris on November 18.