Springboks call for Oosthuizen


South Africa have drafted Coenie Oosthuizen in as front row cover ahead of Saturday's third Test with Ireland in Port Elizabeth.

Oosthuizen joins the squad following the withdrawal of Trevor Nyakane, the prop suffering an ankle injury in last weekend's 32-26 victory over the Irish.

With Nyakane having been ruled out, the Springboks have turned to Oosthuizen to provide his experience should they need it in the series decider.

The 27-year-old collected the last of his 23 caps at the Rugby World Cup as a replacement in their comprehensive 64-0 victory over United States.

Saturday's clash provides the Boks with a chance to turn the series around against Joe Schmidt's side after losing the opening game in Cape Town 26-20.