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Forwards Siyabonga Ntubeni and Pat Cilliers will have to head home.
They will join Rynhardt Elstadt, who already returned to Cape Town last week.
Ntubeni has a grade two tear in his calf muscle and could be out for five weeks.
Cilliers could be out for up to six weeks with a rib cartilage injury.
Frans Malherbe and Michael Rhodes are also doubtful starters ahead of Friday’s second tour match – against the Chiefs in Hamilton.
Boland prop Martin Dreyer will fly over as injury cover and will join the squad in Auckland this week.
Negotiations are presently underway to secure Martin Bezuidenhout (who was part of the squad last week) as cover at hooker.
If Bezuidenhout cannot make it, WP Vodacom Cup hooker Stephan Coetzee will fly over as cover.
Frans Malherbe (broken baby toe) and utility forward Rhodes (shoulder) will be given until Wednesday to prove their fitness.
Fullback Jaco Taute (AC Joint) is making good progress from the weekend and has a big chance of facing the Chiefs.
“It’s a long list of injuries,” coach Allister Coetzee said.
“Scarra [Ntubani} and Pat [Cilliers] will join quality players like Rynhardt Elstadt, Eben Etzebeth, Manuel Carizza, Jean Kleyn, Juan de Jongh and Cheslin Kolbe back home and on the sidelines.
“But the guys are still positive and there’s a good feeling in the camp.
“We had a good training session today [Mionday] and also had a good video review of the game [against the Crusaders].
“There were a lot of positives from the game, but the big negative – again – was us not taking the opportunities we created for ourselves.”
Coach Stuart Lancaster insisted England need to continue to concentrate on their own game, rather than worry about other fixtures in the final round – after their 29-18 win over Wales set up a three-way tussle for the Six Nations title.
On a sunny dry day England saw scrumhalf Danny Care and centre Luther Burrell score tries in a match where flyhalf Owen Farrell kicked 19 points.
All of Wales’ points came courtesy of six penalties from fullback Leigh Halfpenny, as England deservedly gained revenge for a record 30-3 defeat by the Welsh in Cardiff last year that cost them a Grand Slam.
This defeat, though, ends Wales’s hopes of an historic third successive Six Nations title.
England secured their first triple crown in 11 years with a clinical display at Twickenham.
Their first win over Wales in four attempts leaves them level on six points with Ireland and France going into the final weekend of fixtures, with England’s two rivals for the championship doing battle in Paris – after Lancaster’s men face Italy in Rome earlier in the day.
Ireland have a healthy points difference lead going into the deciding matches, but Lancaster has urged England not to worry about other factors.
“Ireland are a quality side,” said Lancaster.
“But France on their day at home, with something to play for – who knows?
“But we can’t control that, we’re first up. We’ve got a proud Italian side to play against who gave us a hard time two years ago and gave us a hard time last year at Twickenham.
“So we’ve got to get our heads right and do what we can do and control the controllables for us.”
Lancaster had high praise for his England side, saying the victory was as impressive as their 13-10 defeat of Ireland a fortnight ago, especially coming a year after their 30-3 thumping at the Millennium stadium.
“It’s right up there for me. It was a different type of game, the game against Ireland probably had a little bit more flow to it,” he said.
“But because of the significance of the game last year and obviously the pressure on the boys to deliver, in light of the World Cup in a year and a half’s time and playing at Twickenham, the boys wanted to win this game and I’m delighted for them that they did.
“If Luther had gone in for that try in the corner, I think it would have been reward for our counter-attacking and our intent to play.
“I think Leigh Halfpenny’s goal-kicking really kept the scoreline close for a long period of time. He [Halfpenny] punished our indiscipline, but we were deserved winners
“Overall, if you’d have said to me at the start of the day this was going to be the result I would have taken it, 100 per cent.”
“I’m really proud.
“Wales got one over us last year and that was in the back of our minds but this is our day and I’m delighted and proud for the boys.”
England captain Chris Robshaw told his players to “bank that feeling” and make sure they never had to suffer it again.
“It’s a massive scalp – we all know what happened last year,” Robshaw told reporters.
“We’d lost the last two times we’d played them and we needed some momentum back. We’ve now got ourselves back into contention, and we’re ticking along.”
2014 Springbok fixtures:
7 June: vs World XV (TBC)
14 June: vs Wales (Kings Park, Durban)
21 June: vs Wales (Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit)
28 June: vs Scotland (Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth)
16 August: vs Argentina (Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria)
23 August: vs Argentina (TBC)
6 September: vs Australia (Patersons Stadium, Perth)
13 September: vs New Zealand (Westpac Stadium, Wellington)
27 September: vs Australia (Newlands, Cape Town)
4 October: vs New Zealand (Ellis Park, Johannesburg)
8 November: vs Ireland (Lansdowne Road, Dublin)
15 November: vs England (Twickenham, London)
22 November: vs Italy (TBC)
29 November: vs Wales (Millennium Stadium, Cardiff)
SANZAR are looking at proposals to expand Super Rugby after the current broadcast deal expires at the end of 2015.
A sixth South African team the Southern Kings has been promised and SANZAR are looking at ways to include Argentina.
SANZAR announced last month that they had agreed on a proposed format but that it needed approval from the Unions.
The inclusion of the Kings and the team from Argentina would take the number of teams in Super Rugby from 15 to 17 which is not divisible by three for the current conference format.
SANZAR have suggested that the current format would be amended and the conferences might not have equal numbers in them.
The inclusion of an Asian team would however boost the number of teams to 18 which is divisible by three so each conference could have six teams.
Japan has long been regarded as the favourite Asian team to be included in Super Rugby in the future while Hong Kong has also been linked to expansion due to their highly successful sevens history.
However The Australian reports that Singapore has emerged as the leading Asian Super Rugby destination.
The Rugby in Singapore is not as strong as in Hong Kong or Japan but there is a national competition.
The case for Singapore being included in Super Rugby has been boosted by the construction of the Singapore Sports Hub, which will feature the 55,000-seat National Stadium.
The hub will open in June and host a wide range of sports, including rugby, tennis, soccer, swimming and badminton.
Singapore’s bid to be included in Super Rugby is understood to have strong financial backing by the city-state which is one of the world’s leading commercial hubs.
Super Rugby has always been a Southern Hemisphere tournament since it’s inception in 1996 and Singapore, which share’s the same time zone as Perth, is 137km north of the equator so it would make the tournament a cross hemisphere tournament.
The Australian understands that SANZAR’s proposed 18 team model has been designed to accommodate further expansion in 2021 when further teams from Asia and North America will be considered.
The South African Rugby Union will consider the proposed model on Thursday but it would have to be ratified by SARU’s general council.
The South Africans are not in favour of the extra home derbies and would prefer a format that sees every team playing each other.
SANZAR chief executive Greg Peters refused to comment on the potential inclusion of Singapore before the SANZAR partners had considered the model.
“As the CEO of the joint venture, it would be inappropriate of me to comment until all three partners have had the opportunity to consider the model in front of them,” Peters told The Australian.