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Springbok prop Julian Redelinghuys will not travel with the 27-man Springbok squad to Argentina after the front ranker was on Sunday ruled out of action for up to six weeks with a hamstring injury.

He suffered the injury in Saturday’s 30-23 Springbok win over the Pumas in Nelspruit. Redelinghuys will continue with his rehabilitation at the Emirates Lions.

“Losing Julian is a massive blow to us because it comes at a time when he is playing really good rugby. Vincent Koch extremely did well when he came on a replacement, and Julian’s injury now presents him with an ideal opportunity,” said Springbok coach Allister Coetzee.

Prop Lourens Adriaanse, who joined the squad last week, is included in the tour squad along with Trevor Nyakane, Malcolm Marx, Franco Mostert and Morné Steyn.Meanwhile, scrumhalf Francois Hougaard will continue with his knee treatment and will not travel to Argentina when the squad leaves on Monday morning from Johannesburg.

The Springboks kicked off their Castle Lager Rugby Championship campaign with a 30-23 victory over the Pumas on Saturday. The two sides now meet for the second successive week, this time in Salta in Argentina.

Coetzee said he was glad for the winning start but cautions that his side will face a stiff challenge against the Puma on their home soil.

“The players showed great resilience on Saturday, they stayed calm and stuck to the plan, especially in the last ten minutes. We continue to work and focus on our team cohesion and we know the challenge we will face in Argentina,” said Coetzee.

The South Africans arrive on Monday evening in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires where they will resume their match preparations before heading to Salta on Friday.

The Springbok squad is:

No Name Surname Franchise/Club Caps Points
1 Lourens Adriaanse Cell C Sharks 1 0
2 Ruan Combrinck Emirates Lions 3 12
3 Damian de Allende DHL Stormers 17 10
4 Lood de Jager Toyota Cheetahs 21 20
5 Juan de Jongh DHL Stormers 15 15
6 Faf de Klerk Emirates Lions 4 0
7 Pieter-Steph du Toit DHL Stormers 12 10
8 Eben Etzebeth DHL Stormers 48 10
9 Johan Goosen Racing (France) 7 13
10 Bryan Habana Toulon (France) 118 320
11 Elton Jantjies Emirates Lions 6 51
12 Steven Kitshoff Bordeaux (France) 2 0
13 Vincent Koch DHL Stormers/Steval Pumas 3 0
14 Jaco Kriel Emirates Lions 2 0
15 Jesse Kriel Vodacom Bulls 13 15
16 Francois Louw Bath (England) 47 40
17 Lionel Mapoe Emirates Lions 5 0
18 Malcolm Marx Emirates Lions 0 0
19 Bongi Mbonambi DHL Stormers 1 0
20 Oupa Mohoje Toyota Cheetahs 9 0
21 Franco Mostert Emirates Lions 2 0
22 Tendai Mtawarira Cell C Sharks 79 10
23 Trevor Nyakane Vodacom Bulls 25 5
24 Rudy Paige Vodacom Bulls 3 0
25 Morne Steyn Stade Francais (France) 61 694
26 Adriaan Strauss Vodacom Bulls 58 30
27 Warren Whiteley Emirates Lions 7 10
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