Second row boost for Bulls

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 21:36

INJURY UPDATE: The Blue Bulls received a timely boost ahead of their Currie Cup trip to Bloemfontein this week.

The Bulls, who meet the table-topping Free State Cheetahs in a Round Two match on Saturday, will have South African A-team lock Rudolph Snyman available.

Bulls team doctor Herman Rossouw confirmed that Snyman returned to training on Monday - after he sustained an ankle injury playing for SA A against the England Saxons in June.

The 21-year-old Snyman, who had a breakthrough season for the Bulls ion Super Rugby, will be available for selection for the trip to Bloemfontein.

However, there are two injuries from last Friday's impressive 45-26 win over arch-rival Western Province.

Centre  suffered a quad injury.

He underwent a scan on Monday and a call on his availability will be made later in the week.

Wing Jade Stighling, who scored one of his teams' six tries, suffered an undisclosed injury.

The doctor, Rossouw, said the flyer is unlikely to feature in the next four weeks.

Nic de Jager (hamstring), Roelof Smith (quad strain) and Travis Ismaiel (groin) are also unlikely to partake in training this week.

However, the trio could return next week.

There are currently no matches being played
Sat, 01 October 2016
Free State Cheetahs v Griquas 12h00 Bloemfontein
Sale Sharks v Leicester Tigers 13h30 AJ Bell Stadium
Gloucester v Bath 14h00 Kingsholm
South Africa v Australia 15h05 Loftus Versfeld
Munster v Zebre 16h00 Thomond Park
Ulster v Ospreys 17h30 Kingspan Stadium
Cardiff Blues v Leinster 18h35 BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park
Treviso v Scarlets 19h05 Stadio Monigo
Sun, 02 October 2016
Argentina v New Zealand 22h10 Ascoli Piceno
Wasps v Harlequins 13h30 Ricoh Arena
Worcester Warriors v Newcastle Falcons 14h00 Sixways
Fri, 07 October 2016
Edinburgh v Treviso 18h35 BT Murrayfield
Connacht v Ulster 18h35 Sportsground
Ospreys v Cardiff Blues 18h35 Liberty Stadium
Bath v Sale Sharks 18h45 Recreation Ground
Team P W D L Pts
Free State Cheetahs 7 7 0 0 34
Blue Bulls 8 6 0 2 30
Western Province 8 5 0 3 27
Golden Lions 8 5 0 3 26
Sharks 8 5 0 3 25
Griquas 7 4 0 3 20
Boland 8 2 0 6 11
Pumas 8 1 0 7 10
EP Kings 8 0 0 8 1