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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Fri, 27 April 2018
Hurricanes v Sunwolves 07h35 Wellington
Stormers v Rebels 13h00 Newlands
Leicester Tigers v Newcastle Falcons 18h45 Welford Road
Sat, 28 April 2018
Reds v Lions 05h05 Suncorp Stadium
Blues v Jaguares 07h35 Eden Park
Brumbies v Crusaders 09h45 Canberra
Kings v Cheetahs 13h00 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Exeter Chiefs v Sale Sharks 14h00 Sandy Park
Worcester Warriors v Harlequins 14h00 Sixways
Gloucester v Bath 14h00 Kingsholm
Connacht v Leinster 14h05 Sportsground
Dragons v Scarlets 14h05 Rodney Parade
Bulls v Highlanders 15h15 Loftus Versfeld
Treviso v Zebre 16h00 Stadio Monigo
Cardiff Blues v Ospreys 16h35 Cardiff Arms Park
Munster v Ulster 16h35 Thomond Park
Edinburgh v Glasgow Warriors 18h35 Myreside
Sun, 29 April 2018
London Irish v Saracens 14h00 Madejski Stadium
Wasps v Northampton Saints 14h00 Ricoh Arena
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Sun, 22 April 2018
Racing Metro v Munster 27 | 22
Brumbies v Jaguares 20 | 25
Sat, 21 April 2018
Ulster v Glasgow Warriors 36 | 15
Zebre v Ospreys 37 | 14
Sharks v Stormers 24 | 17
Leinster v Scarlets 38 | 16
Bulls v Rebels 28 | 10
Reds v Chiefs 12 | 36
Crusaders v Sunwolves 33 | 11
Fri, 20 April 2018
Waratahs v Lions 0 | 29
Blues v Highlanders 16 | 34
Sun, 15 April 2018
Saracens v Bath 41 | 6
London Irish v Exeter Chiefs 5 | 45
Sat, 14 April 2018
Leinster v Treviso 15 | 17
Kings v Cardiff Blues 12 | 45
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Team P W D L Pts
Waratahs 8 5 1 2 24
Rebels 87 4 0 4 21
Brumbies 8 3 0 5 15
Reds 8 3 0 5 13
Sunwolves 8 0 0 8 2
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Crusaders 8 6 0 2 29
Hurricanes 7 6 0 1 27
Chiefs 8 6 0 2 26
Highlanders 7 5 0 2 24
Blues 8 2 0 6 12
Pool SA
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 9 6 0 3 30
Bulls 8 4 0 4 19
Sharks 9 3 1 5 18
Jaguares 9 4 0 5 16
Stormers 9 3 0 6 14