The Junior Springboks came through with a clean bill of health on Wednesday after completing their post-match medical and conditioning examinations following their 33-5 win over hosts Italy on Tuesday at the World Rugby-Under 20 Championship in Calvisano.
Apart from a few bumps and bruises, the match squad who did duty against the Italians completed the game without injury. Lock RG Snyman, however, suffered a cut above the eyebrow in the first half and played on after receiving the necessary medical attention.
On Wednesday the Junior Boks had recovery sessions, which included a gym session for the non-playing squad members and the customary massages for those who were in action in the opening match. Later on the squad analysed their performance in a lengthy video session.
Head coach, Dawie Theron, and conditioning coach, Dr Warren Adams, also delivered a presentation to local coaches as part of a World Rugby Under-20 coaching workshop staged at the University of Mantova.
The first round of pool matches were completed yesterday in glorious summer conditions at three Italian venues.
England (Pool A, 5 points), South Africa (Pool B, 5 points) and New Zealand (Pool C, 5 points) are leading their respective pools, with South Africa edging Australia for the top spot at this stage because of a better points’ difference. The pool winners and best placed second team across all three pools, qualify for the semi-finals.
The next round of pool games is on Saturday and the Junior Boks will be in action against Samoa in Parma. The match starts at 18h30 (SA time).