South Africa lose Ross Cronje from squad for third Test against France
Last Updated: 20/06/17 1:22pm
South Africa scrum-half Ross Cronje will miss the third Test against France at Ellis Park on Saturday as the hosts look to sweep the three-match series and confirm their return to form.
Cronje, who started the first and second Test wins, has displayed delayed symptoms of concussion from the 37-15 victory in Durban last Saturday.
Springbok coach Allister Coetzee, who has cover in the form of Francois Hougaard and Rudy Paige, will not name a replacement, South Africa Rugby confirmed on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Coetzee has released centres Lionel Mapoe and Francois Venter to the South African A side that will take on the French Barbarians at the Orlando Stadium on Friday.
That means Jesse Kriel, who sustained concussion in the 37-14 first Test win over France, is set to regain his place at outside centre having been passed fit.
Coetzee will name his starting XV and matchday 23 on Thursday.