South Africa Rugby’s Mtawarira to Miss Match With Heart Problem

South Africa prop Tendai Mtawarira will miss today’s international rugby Test match against Ireland after suffering mild heart palpatations.

Mtawarira, 27, was released from a Dublin hospital after being admitted this morning for observation, the South African Rugby Union said in a statement. A decision on his participation in the rest of the Springboks’ tour will be made at a later date.

CJ van der Linde will replace Mtawarira in the starting lineup at Aviva Stadium. Heinke van der Merwe will take van der Linde’s spot on the bench.

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