Potgieter sidelined for Springbok tour
Bulls and Springboks flanker Jacques Potgieter will miss his country's upcoming end-of-year European tour due to a groin injury.
According to Supersport, Potgieter is sidelined for six to eight weeks and will also undergo an operation on the injury on Wednesday.
It is the same injury which ruled him out of the Boks' final Rugby Championship Test against the All Blacks at Soccer City earlier this month.
Potgieter is the latest player to join Bok coach Heyneke Meyer's casualty list. Western Province duo, hooker Tiaan Liebenberg and lock Andries Bekker, were also ruled out of the tour last week with back and toe injuries respectively.
And another WP player, captain Jean de Villiers is also struggling to overcome a hamstring injury, although indications are he will be fit for the opening Test of the tour against Ireland in Dublin.
Sharks skipper Keegan Daniel and Bulls back-row Arno Botha are the favourites to replace Potgieter.