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Rassie Erasmus on Etzebeth prognosis and Kriel incident

Springboks director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has confirmed that star lock Eben Etzebeth is about to be sidelined for roughly 10 days.

The Sharks enforcer got here off after simply half-hour throughout South Africa’s 18-3 victory over Scotland in Marseille of their Rugby World Cup opener on the Stade Velodrome.

“It’s at all times powerful in a recreation like that – opening recreation of the World Cup – however I do just like the honesty when he stated ‘Guys, I’ve received a sore shoulder’. You already know, 85-per-cent-ready Eben received’t have the ability to comprise a group like Scotland.

“At this stage it appears to be like like a seven to 10 day harm, like Jean Kleyn was, and like Canan (Moodie) was.

“So there may be a while to handle him, however the scans will give us a particular on it. We would discover out it’s way more severe, however at this stage it appears to be like like a ten-day harm.

“As we speak we’ll most likely have hundred per cent readability, I consider, on Eben and what’s the extent of that. Then we’ll must make the fitting name, as a result of we will’t have gamers who’s 70 or 80 per cent (who don’t) flip to 100 per cent within the subsequent seven to 10 days. We should suppose clearly.”

He additionally spoke to press hypothesis across the potential citing of centre Jessie Kriel, who collided with Jack Dempsey simply two minutes into the sport.

“We’re actually comfy; there hasn’t been a citing (and) I’m fairly certain there received’t be a citing.

“If it isn’t direct head contact – and it wasn’t, it was tackled on the ball after which he moved up after tackling on the ball. I’ve seen just a few stills the place individuals simply (present) after direct contact to the ball.

“In the event you took it a millisecond or a second or two again, you’ll see that he clearly tackled on the ball. So we’re very proud of the way it was refereed.

“I believe Finn Russell’s name was a lot nearer. Sadly, he received injured then, I believe that deflected a bit bit from the motion that he did, however we had been proud of the choice that was made.

“Clearly there’s a while to do citings nonetheless however I’ll be very stunned for the oblique contact – with first contact on the ball – that there will probably be something from that.”



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