Bulls get some beef back

Mon, 29 Apr 2013 14:32
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The Bulls received a significant boost ahead of their Super Rugby clash against the Hurricanes at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.

The Bulls received a significant boost ahead of their Super Rugby clash against the Hurricanes at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.

The length of their injury list has reduced significant - with Deon Stegmann, Frik Kirsten, Morné Mellett and Grant Hattingh being all available this week.

Stegmann (ribs), Kirsten (elbow), Hattingh (thumb) and Mellett (knee cap) were unavailable when the Bulls beat the Waratahs 30-19 at the weekend.

There is a chance that utility back Jürgen Visser could also be available to face the Hurricanes.

He will undergo a fitness test on Wednesday to see how far he has progressed after the dead leg that forced him out the Waratahs match.

Jan Serfontein, Dewald Potgieter, Ulrich Beyers, Rudi Paige, Pierre Spies, Chiliboy Ralepelle and Ruan Snyman did not train on Monday.

However, according to team doctor Org Strauss they all will be back on Tuesday.

Marcel van der Merwe, who has no featured for the Bulls in Super Rugby since he joined them from the Cheetahs, is also training with the squad after recovering from a knee-operation.

Paul Willemse (knee, 12 weeks till his return), Cornell Hess (knee, six months), Zane Kirchner (finger, two weeks), Frans Venter (groin, six weeks) and Callie Visagie (ankle, one week) are still out of action.

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Sat, 29 July 2017
Crusaders v Chiefs 07h35 Christchurch
Golden Lions v Griquas 10h00 Johannesburg
Lions v Hurricanes 12h30 Ellis Park
Sharks v Pumas 15h00 Durban
Sun, 30 July 2017
Free State Cheetahs v Western Province 12h30 Bloemfontein
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Sun, 23 July 2017
Pumas v Golden Lions 43 | 36
Sat, 22 July 2017
Griquas v Blue Bulls 45 | 51
Stormers v Chiefs 11 | 17
Lions v Sharks 23 | 21
Crusaders v Highlanders 17 | 0
Fri, 21 July 2017
Free State Cheetahs v Sharks 47 | 12
Brumbies v Hurricanes 16 | 35
Sat, 15 July 2017
Sharks v Lions 10 | 27
Bulls v Stormers 33 | 41
Force v Waratahs 40 | 11
Hurricanes v Crusaders 31 | 22
Chiefs v Brumbies 28 | 10
Sunwolves v Blues 43 | 21
Fri, 14 July 2017
Kings v Cheetahs 20 | 21
Rebels v Jaguares 29 | 32
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Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Brumbies 15 6 0 9 34
Force 15 6 0 9 26
Reds 15 4 0 11 21
Waratahs 15 4 0 11 19
Rebels 15 1 1 13 9
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Crusaders 15 14 0 1 63
Hurricanes 15 12 0 3 58
Chiefs 15 12 1 2 57
Highlanders 15 11 0 4 51
Blues 15 7 1 7 37
Pool SA1
Team P W D L Pts
Stormers 15 10 0 5 43
Cheetahs 15 4 0 11 21
Bulls 15 4 0 11 20
Sunwolves 15 2 0 13 12
Pool SA2
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 15 14 0 1 65
Sharks 15 9 1 5 42
Jaguares 15 7 0 8 33
Kings 15 6 0 9 28