Returning players to bolster Bulls

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:14

INJURY UPDATE: The Blue Bulls are set to be strengthened ahead of their next Currie Cup match against the Golden Lions on August 5.

The Pretoria side started their 2017 Currie Cup campaign with a 51-45 win over Griquas in Kimberley last Saturday. The Bulls have a bye this week, 

Wing Duncan Matthews and prop John-Roy Jenkinson both suffered contusions to their quads in that match. However, team doctor Herman Rossouw confirmed that their injuries are not too serious.

Hooker Jaco Visagie picked up a shoulder injury and was due to have a scan on Monday to determine the full extent of the injury. Again, Rossouw was confident that Visagie's injury was not too serious.

Meanwhile, the trio of Dries Swanepoel, Tony Jantjies and Ruan Steenkamp are all set to be available for next week's match against the Golden Lions after they returned to training this week.

Currie Cup captain Steenkamp missed his side's opener because of a hamstring niggle he picked up against the Stormers in Super Rugby.

Swanepoel was out with quad contusion he sustained in the National Provincial Challenge semifinal against Western Province three weeks ago.

In terms of long-term injuries, Jamba Ulengo, Jade Stighling, Johnny Kotze, Rabs Maxwane and Jacobie Adriaanse are all making good progress from their respective injuries and a decision on their availability for the Lions match will be made next week.

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Fri, 23 February 2018
Highlanders v Blues 06h35 Dunedin
Rebels v Reds 08h45 Melbourne
Munster v Glasgow Warriors 19h00 Irish Independent Park
Dragons v Edinburgh 19h30 Rodney Parade
Leinster v Kings 19h35 RDS
Scarlets v Ulster 19h35 Parc y Scarlets
France v Italy 20h00 Paris
Sat, 24 February 2018
Sunwolves v Brumbies 04h15 Tokyo
Crusaders v Chiefs 06h35 Christchurch
Waratahs v Stormers 08h45 Allianz Park
Treviso v Connacht 12h00 Stadio Monigo
Bath v Sale Sharks 12h30 Recreation Ground
Lions v Jaguares 13h05 Johannesburg
Exeter Chiefs v Northampton Saints 14h00 Sandy Park
Ireland v Wales 14h15 Aviva Stadium
Gloucester v Wasps 14h30 Kingsholm
Harlequins v Newcastle Falcons 15h00 Twickenham Stoop
Bulls v Hurricanes 15h15 Loftus Versfeld
Scotland v England 16h45 BT Murrayfield
Ospreys v Cheetahs 17h30 Liberty Stadium
Sun, 25 February 2018
Zebre v Cardiff Blues 13h00 Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
London Irish v Worcester Warriors 13h00 Madejski Stadium
Saracens v Leicester Tigers 15h30 Allianz Park
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