Why is Canan Moodie not in the Springboks team vs Scotland?
Canan Moodie will be absent when the Springboks open the defence of their Rugby World Cup crown on Sunday in Marseille.
Don’t fret, Springboks supporters. Canan Moodie will miss South Africa’s Rugby World Cup opener but his absence is just precautionary.
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CANAN MOODIE AND JEAN KLEYN RULED OUT WITH NIGGLES
Jean Kleyn and Canan Moodie weren’t included in Jacques Nienaber’s matchday squad to tackle Scotland in Marseille on Sunday. Both of their absences have been put down to “niggles” and the pair should be fit to return soon. Here is the squad in case you missed it:
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- 15 – Damian Willemse (DHL Stormers)
- 14 – Kurt-Lee Arendse (Vodacom Bulls)
- 13 – Jesse Kriel (Canon Eagles)
- 12 – Damian de Allende (Wild Knights)
- 11 – Cheslin Kolbe (Suntory Sungoliath)
- 10 – Manie Libbok (DHL Stormers)
- 9 – Faf de Klerk (Canon Eagles)
- 8 – Jasper Wiese (Leicester Tigers)
- 7 – Pieter-Steph du Toit (Toyota Verblitz)
- 6 – Siya Kolisi (captain, Racing 92)
- 5 – Franco Mostert (Honda Heat)
- 4 – Eben Etzebeth (Hollywoodbets Sharks)
- 3 – Frans Malherbe (DHL Stormers)
- 2 – Malcolm Marx (Kubota Spears)
- 1 – Steven Kitshoff (Ulster)
16 – Bongi Mbonambi (Hollywoodbets Sharks)
17 – Ox Nche (Hollywoodbets Sharks)
18 – Trevor Nyakane (Racing 92)
19 – RG Snyman (Munster)
20 – Marco van Staden (Vodacom Bulls)
21 – Duane Vermeulen (SA Rugby)
22 – Grant Williams (Hollywoodbets Sharks)
23 – Willie le Roux (Vodacom Bulls)
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