Chesslin Kolbe. (EJ Langner / Garo image)
- Springbox does not put Chesslin Kolbe into service too early, despite the looming challenge of confronting the All Blacks.
- The influential wings are now still recovering from leg injuries during training, and the unpredictable nature of rehabilitation means that team management doesn’t want to miss an opportunity.
- Lood de Jager will be back from the concussion next week, but he fully believes Marvin Orie will step up on his behalf this weekend.
Springboks does not plan to bring Chesslin Kolbe back into action in a hurry. Doing so risks Gremlin sneaking into his rehab process.
South Africa’s dazzling winger, who was considered the best in the world in his position, is back again as he continues to recover from a leg injury at a rugby championship meeting with Australia on Saturday in Brisbane. I was not able to be selected.
Kolbe was hit during a training session in the quarantine about two weeks ago.
“If I wasn’t sure he was ready for the next two weeks against the All Blacks, I wouldn’t have kept him in the group,” said Springbox head coach Jack Nienaber. Told.
“But rehab is interesting. When you reinforce your fitness and return to full contact training, the load increases and the player feels pain again.
“Injury is not what you can say:” He will be ready for the day. ” There is a prediction, which tells us that he will be able to choose in the next two weeks, but it all depends on his recovery. “
At least Kolbe is stuck in a stationary state and is in the training field, even if it is himself.
“He ran as a bystander (Wednesday). Cheslin is not the man we hurry. He hasn’t done team training yet,” Nienaber said.
“The moment he’s back in full range, running to normal and the medical team is happy, he’s back in team training. There’s a protocol back in play that includes going back to training. ..
“Chessrin is an experienced man. He is getting closer to the situation.”
However, Lood de Jager’s talismanic presence on the lineout is expected to be lost only this week as he recovers from the concussion.
“If all goes well, it usually takes seven days. I’m sure he’ll be in the selection next week,” Nienaber said.
As a result, I’ve lost a player who recently joined a 50-cap club, but team management isn’t worried about replacing him with a player who has only played six times in Marvin Orie.
“The problem is that Lood is experienced and Marvin has played only a handful of tests, so he definitely loses to players who are very accustomed to international rugby,” said Nienaber. increase.
“That said, Marvin himself is a very experienced rugby player. He played a lot of Super Rugby and played at a top level. Importantly, he and Eben Etzebeth were in the same school. We know each other well because we went there.
“Marvin is on this tour. He trusts him as a player and is really looking forward to what he brings to the party.”
The kick-off is Saturday at 09:05 (SA time).
15 Willie le Roux, 14 Sbu Nkosi, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Handre Pollard, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Franco Mostert, 6 Siya Kolisi (Captain), 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Trevor Nyakane
Alternatives: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 Marco van Staden, 20 Kwagga Smith, 21 Jasper Weese, 22 Herschel Jantjis, 23 Damian Willemse
As the All Blacks approach, Springbok coaches rush to regain their valuable asset, Kolbe.
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