Vermaak in doubt for Bulls, Reinach gets Bok call

 Bulls scrum half Jano Vermaak is in doubt for their upcoming Super Rugby matches against the Southern Kings due to a hamstring injury.

Vermaak picked up a grade one hamstring tear during Saturday’s Super Rugby match between the Bulls and the Cheetahs in Pretoria.

The former Lions scrumhalf scored a try for the Bulls on Saturday which put the Bulls into the lead and ignited the team who went on to win the match.

Vermaak had been called up for the Springboks training camp but following a medical examination at the camp on Sunday, it was decided that Vermaak would not be able to train with the squad on Monday or Tuesday.

Sharks scrumhalf Cobus Reinach has therefore been called up to the Springbok training camp in Cape Town.

“With Francois Hougaard also unable to train, we needed cover at scrumhalf and decided to bring Cobus to Cape Town,” said Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer.

“He was the next scrumhalf on our list and has been very good for The Sharks this season. He’s still young and has a promising career ahead of him, so it would be good to get to know him better and also for him to see what our plans are for the season.”

The 23-year-old Reinach, whose late father, Jaco, played for the Springboks in the 1980s, made his Vodacom Super Rugby debut last season.

He played in all of The Sharks’ matches this season and will join the Springbok training squad at their base in Cape Town on Monday morning.

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