Bulls lose their Cook and two others

Mon, 19 Aug 2013 11:46
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The Blue Bulls will be without three key players for Saturday's Currie Cup match against the Golden Lions.

The Blue Bulls will be without three key players for Saturday's Currie Cup match against the Golden Lions.

Loose forward Jean Cook (broken thumb) and prop Frik Kirsten (ankle) have both been ruled out through injury, while they are most likely to be joined on the sidelines by hooker Callie Visagie (ankle).

Cook will be out of action for six weeks with an injury sustained in the bruising 15-9 win over Griquas last Friday.

Kirsten looks set to be sidelined for another two weeks, after he failed to overcome an ankle strain he picked up in the Week One draw with Western Province.

Visagie will undergo a scan to determine the extent of the injury he picked up in the win over Griquas on Friday.

Team doctor Org Strauss also expressed caution on the availability of veteran wing Akona Ndungane, who is recovering from a hamstring strain.

A call on his participation in the Loftus clash will be made on Wednesday.

Tony Jantjies (back), Jono Ross (shoulder contusion), Rudi Paige (shoulder), Waylon Murray (neck) and Francois Venter (mouth) will only train on Tuesday.

However, Strauss said they should all be available to play.

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Fri, 15 December 2017
Ulster v Harlequins 19h45 Kingspan Stadium
Sat, 16 December 2017
Treviso v Scarlets 13h00 Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Montpellier v Glasgow Warriors 13h00 Altrad Stadium
Leinster v Exeter Chiefs 15h15 Aviva Stadium
Racing Metro v Castres 15h15 Stade Yves-du-Manoir
Bath v Toulon 17h30 Recreation Ground
Sun, 17 December 2017
Wasps v La Rochelle 13h00 Ricoh Arena
Clermont Auvergne v Saracens 15h15 Stade Marcel-Michelin
Ospreys v Northampton Saints 15h15 Liberty Stadium
Leicester Tigers v Munster 17h30 Welford Road
Fri, 22 December 2017
Wasps v Gloucester 22h00 Ricoh Arena
Newcastle Falcons v Harlequins 22h00 Kingston Park
Northampton Saints v Exeter Chiefs 22h00 Franklin's Gardens
Leicester Tigers v Saracens 22h00 Welford Road
Worcester Warriors v Leicester Tigers 22h00 Sixways
Sale Sharks v Bath 22h00 AJ Bell Stadium
RESULT SCORE
Mon, 11 December 2017
Saracens v Clermont Auvergne 14 | 46
Sun, 10 December 2017
Exeter Chiefs v Leinster 8 | 18
Harlequins v Ulster 5 | 17
La Rochelle v Wasps 49 | 29
Sat, 09 December 2017
Munster v Leicester Tigers 33 | 10
Castres v Racing Metro 16 | 13
Northampton Saints v Ospreys 32 | 43
Toulon v Bath 24 | 20
Scarlets v Treviso 33 | 28
Fri, 08 December 2017
Glasgow Warriors v Montpellier 22 | 29
Sun, 03 December 2017
Harlequins v Saracens 20 | 19
Sat, 02 December 2017
Cheetahs v Scarlets 28 | 21
Munster v Ospreys 36 | 10
Wasps v Leicester Tigers 32 | 25
Treviso v Leinster 10 | 36
CURRIE CUP
MORE LOGS
Team P W D L Pts
Sharks 12 10 0 2 47
Western Province 12 7 0 5 37
Golden Lions 12 6 0 6 35
Blue Bulls 12 5 0 7 32
Free State Cheetahs 12 6 0 6 31
Pumas 12 4 0 8 27
Griquas 12 4 0 8 26