Rugby Championship: Trevor Nyakane dropped by South Africa
South Africa have dropped prop Trevor Nyakane from their squad to travel to Argentina for breaching team protocol.
Last Updated: 18/08/13 10:24am
Nyakane made his Test debut against Italy in June but did not make the cut for a place in their final 23 against the Pumas on Saturday, a game the Springboks won 73-13.
His place in the squad has been taken by Lourens Adriaanse, while scrum-half Piet van Zyl has also been added in favour of Fourie du Preez, who is not available for overseas games in the Rugby Championship.
Chiliboy Ralepelle, who injured his back during a gym session on Saturday morning, will miss the tour, with Marcell Coetzee included in his place, and there is a call for scrum-half Jano Vermaak as well.
"We were only able to finalise the touring squad after the Test against Argentina at Soccer City on Saturday, as we had to assess the injury situation," said coach Heyneke Meyer.
"We are allowed to travel with only 26 players and it was difficult to leave out a few of our squad members.
"The players that stay behind will benefit from game time in the Currie Cup and will certainly be in the selection frame when we select the squad for the squad to Brisbane and Auckland."
South Africa squad to face Argentina
Forwards: Lourens Adriaanse, Willem Alberts, Marcell Coetzee, Bismarck du Plessis, Jannie du Plessis, Eben Etzebeth, Siya Kolisi, Juandre Kruger, Francois Louw, Tendai Mtawarira, Coenie Oosthuizen, Gurthrö Steenkamp, Adriaan Strauss, Flip van der Merwe, Duane Vermeulen.
Backs: Bjorn Basson, Jean de Villiers (captain), JJ Engelbrecht, Bryan Habana, Patrick Lambie, Willie le Roux, Ruan Pienaar, Jan Serfontein, Morné Steyn, Piet van Zyl, Jano Vermaak.