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Etzebeth still in doubt for tour

Stormers coach Allister Coetzee is yet to make a decision on Eben Etzebeth’s fitness.

Young Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth during a training session. Picture: Aletta Gardner/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Stormers coach Allister Coetzee is yet to make a decision as to whether lock Eben Etzebeth will be fit enough to tour for the franchise.

The lock has been recovering from an ankle injury, while the Stormers head abroad at the end of the week following their win over the Sharks at Newlands.

Etzebeth is part of the Springbok training group who came together on Sunday and will be training until Tuesday.

Coetzee said Etzebeth will start on-field training this week.

"[He'll have] three days with the Boks, a session or two with us, and then a full team training in week one. Then we can discuss whether or not he will be fit enough."

The Cape side beat the Sharks 22-15 on Saturday to bring the Durban-based side's five-match winning streak to an end.

Coetzee's men have a bye on for before they travel to New Zealand to face the Hurricanes.

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