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Van Staden added to training squad as Boks sweat over Kolisi fitness

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Van Staden added to training squad as Boks sweat over Kolisi fitness

Cape Town, July 1, 2019 Bulls loose forward Marco van Staden was added to South Africa’s training squad on Monday as doubts remain over the fitness of Springboks skipper Siya Kolisi, ahead of the Rugby Championship.

Kolisi injured his knee playing for the Stormers in Super Rugby and was initially ruled out for six weeks in late May, although it now seems likely his rehabilitation will take longer.

“Van Staden has been drafted in as cover for Siya Kolisi and will remain in camp until there is absolute clarity about whether Kolisi will be able to take part in the initial stages of the Rugby Championship,” South African Rugby said in a statement.

“Kolisi is continuing with his rehabilitation in camp.”

Van Staden, 23, has two test caps, earned in home wins over Argentina and Australia last year.

The Springboks host Australia in the tournament opener in Johannesburg on July 20 before travelling to Wellington to face New Zealand a week later.

Their final fixture in a shortened Rugby Championship season will be against Argentina in Salta on Aug. 10.

The side will also host Argentina in a one-off test in Pretoria a week later before they head to Japan for the Rugby World Cup, which starts on Sept. 20.

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