The Rugby Championship

Springboks call up Van Zyl to replace Paige

Piet van Zyl could earn his third South Africa cap after he was called up to the squad for Saturday's final Rugby Championship fixture against New Zealand.

Scrum-half Van Zyl was added to the squad on Monday with Rudy Paige still suffering from concussion sustained against Australia at the weekend.

Head coach Allister Coetzee said wing Bryan Habana (thigh) and centre Jesse Kriel (groin) will be given as much time as possible to prove their fitness for the visit of the All Blacks to Durban.

Following their 18-10 success over the Wallabies in Pretoria, the Springboks sit second in the table, with New Zealand boasting a perfect record of 25 points from their five outings.