Boks falling sick in England

Coach Heyneke Meyer is in bed with a bout of laryngitis, while a few others also have the sniffles.

Jean de Villiers and Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer at the press conference in Durban where De Villiers was officially announced as the new captain on 4 June 2012. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The wintery conditions in the Northern Hemisphere seems to be taking its toll on the Springboks.

Coach Heyneke Meyer is in bed with a bout of laryngitis, while a few other players also have the sniffles.

Captain Jean de Villiers also spent most of last week in bed with the flu.

Team doctor Craig Roberts says he is not overly concerned with the situation.

"We've got a few sniffles and nothing that we can't deal with. It's normal for this time of the year, nothing that I'm majorly concerned about at the moment."

Meanwhile, wing JP Pietersen is the only injury concern following the Boks' 21-10 win over Scotland.

Pietersen sat out of training on Monday due to a groin injury.

Roberts says Pietersen will be assessed during the week.

"He has a mild groin strain at the moment. We will make a decision on his availability towards the end of the week."

The Boks take on England at Twickenham this weekend in the final match of their end of year tour.