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
Sun, 22 October 2017
Montpellier v Exeter Chiefs 12h00 Altrad Stadium
La Rochelle v Ulster 14h15 Paris
Wasps v Harlequins 16h30 Ricoh Arena
Fri, 27 October 2017
Glasgow Warriors v Kings 18h35 Scotstoun Stadium
Sale Sharks v Exeter Chiefs 18h45 AJ Bell Stadium
Ospreys v Dragons 19h35 Liberty Stadium
Cardiff Blues v Munster 19h35 Sportsground
Sat, 28 October 2017
Treviso v Edinburgh 14h00 Stadio Monigo
Harlequins v Worcester Warriors 14h00 Twickenham
Saracens v London Irish 14h00 Allianz Park
Northampton Saints v Wasps 14h00 Franklin's Gardens
Sharks v Western Province 14h00 Kings Park, Durban
Ulster v Leinster 17h15 Kingspan Stadium
Scarlets v Cardiff Blues 18h35 Parc y Scarlets
Zebre v Cheetahs 19h00 Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
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