Hurt lockers: injuries to Etzebeth and co leave a Bok power vacuum
Compared with the riches they had in the lock department at the RWC, it is now a depleted area
Given how overstocked the Springboks were at lock during the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, it is now almost inconceivable they may have a paucity in that position should they play in the Rugby Championship in 2020.
The injury bogey has paid visits to Eben Etzebeth, Lood de Jager and RG Snyman, which means Franco Mostert is the only fit lock who did duty in that position at the global event.
It means the Boks may be forced to deviate from the six-two split that proved so effective at the RWC if they take the field in the Rugby Championships...