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Fiji v South Africa, Rugby World Cup, September 17
More second-row woe for Springboks
ESPNscrum Staff
September 16, 2011
Francois Louw at Stormers training, Newlands Stadium, Cape Town, South Africa, July 1, 2011
Stormer Francois Louw has been added to the Springboks' bench © Getty Images
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South Africa lock Johann Muller has been ruled out of their match against Fiji with a hamstring injury.

Muller had been named on the replacements bench for the Pool D clash but was later forced to withdraw. In his absence flanker Francois Louw comes into the squad with fellow reserve Willem Alberts, a back-rower, now covering starting second-rows Danie Rossouw and Bakkies Botha.

Muller's absence is a further blow for the Springboks with Botha continuing to struggle with an Achilles problem and vice-captain Victor Matfield out of the match after he suffered a hamstring injury in the victory over Wales on Sunday.

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