2 Nov 2010

Bok injuries on eve of northern tour

8:08 am on 2 November 2010

The Springboks have lost two players to injury just before their European tour.

Flanker Schalk Burger broke a rib and centre Juan de Jongh suffered a hairline fracture of an ankle during last weekend's Currie Cup final.

Halfback Ricky Januarie had already withdrawn from the touring squad, yet another injury casualty from the same match.

The Springboks start their tour with a test against Ireland this weekend.