Lood de Jager back in Japan action

The Springbok lock will make his return from a heart issue when he starts for Japanese club the Wild Knights on Saturday.

Lood De Jager was a shock omission from South Africa’s squad for the world cup, after a ‘chest issue’ forced him to miss the first of three warm-ups against Argentina in Buenos Aires.

It was later revealed that the lock was diagnosed with pericarditis a day before the squad was announced, which has kept him sidelined ever since.

The 30-year-old Springbok was cleared to start training again in December and linked up with the Wild Knights last month.

De Jager has been named to start at No 5 for his club in Saturday’s match against the Dynaboars.

His return will be welcomed by the Springboks, especially as Munster duo RG Snyman (chest/shoulder) and Jean Kleyn (eye and knee) are currently sidelined.

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