Wilco Louw replaces injured Coenie Oosthuizen

Uncapped Western Province prop Wilco Louw is replacing Coenie Oosthuizen in the Springbok squad after the incumbent tighthead broke his arm against Australia. Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

Uncapped Western Province prop Wilco Louw will replace Coenie Oosthuizen in the Springbok squad, after the incumbent no. 3 broke his arm during Saturday's 23-23 draw between the South Africa and Australia in Perth.

According to a Springbok medical update, Oosthuizen sustained the injury in the second half of the thrilling encounter which ended in a draw after both sides scored two converted tries and three penalties each.

As it happens, the 28-year-old was forced to play with the already broken arm -- before that fact was known -- after returning to the field as a blood replacement for Trevor Nyakane late in Saturday's. Oosthuizen will visit a specialist in Durban on his return to South Africa.

Meanwhile, Louw (23) is due to join the Springbok squad on Monday evening in Auckland ahead of the next weekend's Test against New Zealand in Albany. The 23-year-old is a former South Africa Schools (2012) and Under-20 (2014) player.