10 Aug 2011

Boks delay naming team

6:09 am on 10 August 2011

The Springboks have delayed naming their team to face the Wallabies in this weekend's Tri Nations Test in Durban due to fresh fitness concerns over key forwards Pierre Spies and Danie Rossouw.

Boks coach Peter de Villiers was expected to unveil a formidable line up today containing close to a dozen Rugby World Cup winners, but will instead wait until tomorrow night to make an announcement.

Spies has a groin strain while Rossouw has been on a drip for the past two days because of a gastro problem picked up on the flight back from Sydney last week.

Both are still expected to line up at Kings Park.

After taking a second-string squad on the two-Test tour of Australasia, de Villiers is tipped to name 10 players from the 2007 World Cup final triumph over England in his starting XV.