Springboks’ Injured Stars Set to Return for Rugby World Cup Final

Springboks Injured Players to Rejoin Squad

Two crucial players, Makazole Mapimpi and Malcolm Marx, who were sidelined due to untimely injuries, are set to rejoin the Springboks squad as they secured a place in their second consecutive Rugby World Cup final.

Injuries Force Mapimpi and Marx Out

The dynamic duo of Mapimpi and Marx was forced to withdraw from the tournament due to injuries, a significant blow to the Springboks’ campaign.

They had to return home prematurely.

Rejoining the Squad for the Final

Rassie Erasmus, the SA Director of Rugby, had previously announced that if the Springboks made it to the final, Mapimpi and Marx would rejoin the squad.

Springboks Secure Final Spot

The Springboks secured their place in the final with a hard-fought 16-15 victory over England.

They are now set to face New Zealand in the ultimate showdown.

Injury Details: Marx and Mapimpi

Marx, the primary choice hooker for the Boks at the start of the World Cup, suffered a severe knee injury during training, leading to his replacement by Handre Pollard.

Mapimpi’s injury came in the form of a fractured eye socket during the Pool B match against Tonga.

Gratitude to the Fans

Boks’ captain, Kolisi, expressed his gratitude to the fans for their unwavering support as the team reached another Rugby World Cup final.

He highlighted the exceptional support they receive, even with fans gathering at malls in South Africa to watch their matches.

Kolisi emphasized that the team sees themselves not only as representatives of South Africa but of the entire African continent, and they deeply appreciate the widespread support they receive.

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