The Springboks have suffered a huge blow ahead of Saturday’s Rugby Championship clash against the Wallabies after star lock Lood de Jager was ruled out.


Bok coach Jacques Nienaber announced his team on Wednesday, and said that De Jager had sustained concussion, and would not be able to feature at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane (9.05am SA time kickoff).


The Sale Sharks second-rower is the main lineout caller for the world champions, and his absence will see Stormers lock Marvin Orie come in at No 5.


Orie is also a specialist lineout operator, and will look to show Nienaber that he can handle the pressure of taking charge at the set-piece against the Australians.


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