Tendai "Beast" Mtawarira will miss the Springboks’ November tour of Britain and France‚ robbing the squad of their most experienced player for four tough Tests. Mtawarira‚ 33‚ sustained a chest muscle injury against the All Blacks in Pretoria recently‚ meaning he will not add to his 107 caps in 2018. There was a recall for No 8 Duane Vermeulen‚ who missed the Rugby Championship due to Japanese club commitments. Lock Lood de Jager was recalled after a lengthy injury layoff that has kept him out of the entire international season, and prop Trevor Nyakane is back as well. Coach Rassie Erasmus named a preliminary 20-man squad on Sunday‚ to be fleshed out to about 34 players after this weekend’s Currie Cup final. Though names will be added‚ including those of some northern hemisphere-based players‚ Erasmus has stuck largely to the names that have played in 2018. Lock Franco Mostert was not named on Sunday as he has just joined English club Gloucester. He should be included when Erasmus c...

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