Springboks Lukhanyo Am and Siya Kolisi Photo SA Rugby supplied

Springboks Lukhanyo Am and Siya Kolisi. Photo: Supplied via SA Rugby.

WATCH: Springboks Lukhanyo Am and Siya Kolisi’s wholesome reunion

Is this the bromance of all bromances in the Springbok camp? Check out the moment Siya Kolisi reunites with injury replacement Lukhanyo Am in France.

Springboks Lukhanyo Am and Siya Kolisi Photo SA Rugby supplied

Springboks Lukhanyo Am and Siya Kolisi. Photo: Supplied via SA Rugby.

Outside Lukhanyo Am has officially linked up with his Springbok teammates in France on Wednesday, following his call-up to the squad in place of the injured Makazole Mapimpi.

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Makazole Mapimpi had to be replaced in the squad after he was ruled out of the Rugby World Cup in France on Monday due to a fractured eye socket which he sustained in the Test against Tonga on Sunday night.

Am’s inclusion brings the full complement of players in the team back to 33. The 29-year-old initially missed out on selection due to an injury of his own.

Am, who was a member of the 2019 Rugby World Cup-winning team in Japan, spent some time in camp with the squad for their final two warm-up games against Wales and the All Blacks in August.

He officially joined the Springboks’ on-field preparations on Wednesday afternoon and the moment was captured on video.

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 As outlined below, the Springboks have effectively qualified for the quarter-finals already, with only a bizarre match result between Ireland and Scotland potentially still having the potential to knock them out.

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  • Scotland must beat Ireland and deny the Irish a bonus point to finish second on the head-to-head rule with South Africa topping the pool.
  • If Ireland get a bonus point and Scotland do not, Ireland will top the pool on the head-to-head rule from South Africa.
  • A Scotland bonus-point win without Ireland getting anything from the game will see them qualify in second place behind South Africa. The Springboks would finish top on the head-to-head rule.
  • If Scotland win and both teams get a bonus point, then they join South Africa on 15 points and points difference will determine top spot in Pool B.
  • Scotland must win by 21 points or more to claim top spot ahead of South Africa (South Africa +117, Ireland +122 and Scotland +97). Ireland would then qualify as runners-up on the head-to-head rule, having beaten South Africa. If Scotland do not win by such a margin, then South Africa will finish top on points difference and Scotland second on the head-to-head rule.
  • Ireland will guarantee top spot if they secure two points from their match against Scotland.

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Springboks Lukhanyo Am
Springbok centre Lukhanyo Am is back in the squad. Photo: SA Rugby website