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.

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Fri, 15 December 2017
Ulster v Harlequins 19h45 Kingspan Stadium
Sat, 16 December 2017
Montpellier v Glasgow Warriors 13h00 Altrad Stadium
Treviso v Scarlets 13h00 Stadio Comunale di Monigo
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
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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
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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