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Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus might have one selection poser solved when his team takes on Scotland this weekend with No 8 Warren Whiteley in doubt for the clash. The Lions No 8 sustained a calf injury during last Saturday’s 29-26 win over France in Paris and has been put on the “probably not” list for this weekend. If Whiteley‚ who was below par against Les Bleus‚ is ruled out‚ it will allow a potential return to No 8 for Duane Vermeulen, with Pieter-Steph du Toit moving back to blindside flank. With Siya Kolisi completing the loose trio‚ it is a formation that has more balance. Kolisi had a quiet game by his standards and this could be a chance for Erasmus to rest the skipper, thereby allowing a start for Francois Louw‚ who made two vital steals in the final minutes in Paris. Eben Etzebeth is expected to be fit for selection this weekend after overcoming a foot injury‚ which would compensate for Pieter-Steph’s move back to the side of the scrum. The Boks lost their opening match ...

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