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Clean bill of health for Boks

The Springboks have no injury concerns ahead of their match against the All Blacks on Saturday.

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer. Picture: SAPA

CAPE TOWN - The Springboks got their week off to a good start ahead of their Rugby Championship match against New Zealand on Saturday.

The squad has been given a clean bill of health with no injury concerns ahead of the big clash.

Team doctor Craig Roberts says luck has been on their side.

"The guys have been working really hard, but a lot of it comes down to luck. Rugby is a collision sport and sometimes you're unlucky, sometimes you're lucky."

The All Blacks did not have the same luck.

They will be without their captain for Saturday's game.

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer says Richie McCaw's absence for New Zealand will definitely be a big blow for them.

The influential captain will miss the match against the Boks due to a knee injury that he picked up in the Rugby Championship game against Argentina this past weekend.

Meyer says a player like McCaw will always be missed.

"I've got a lot of respect for Richie. He is probably one of the best players that have ever played the game. If we lose Jean, I know what it will mean to our team. They still have great leaders like Kieran Read and other guys as well, but there's only one Richie McCaw and it will definitely be a big blow for them."