No fresh injury woes for Springboks ahead of Wales clash
The Boks face Wales on Saturday in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup at Twickenham.
LONDON - While Wales have suffered yet another injury blow in losing Liam Williams following their loss to Australia, the Springboks have no fresh injury woes after their final Pool B game against the USA.
At the Springbok hotel on Sunday, team doctor Craig Roberts confirmed that the fitness of Victor Matfield and JP Pietersen is still to be assessed as sat out Wednesday's win.
They face Wales next Saturday in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup at Twickenham.
Roberts, understandably, was delighted.
"It's nice to give a medical report four days after the game. We've had some time to recover and get through the bumps and bruises. Thankfully, in the USA game we didn't pick up any significant injuries, which is great news."
Next Saturday could see the return of Matfield whom Roberts says is looking good at the moment.
"At the moment, one of the guys we need to make a call on for the weekend is Victor who is coming back from a hamstring strain, we'll see how it goes at training today and make the call for the weekend."
On the extent of Pietersen's injury Roberts said, "The other one is JP who hurt his knee. He should be available for the weekend but he's got to go through a couple of training session before we can clear him. So effectively everyone is available for selection which is great news."
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