Strauss leads the rush of the BIG Bulls

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 21:26

INJURY UPDATE: Adriaan Strauss will be back to lead the Bulls when they take on the Sunwolves in a Super Rugby encounter in Pretoria on Friday.

It will be the former Springbok captain's first match since the Boks' year-end tour.

Strauss, who has since retired from international rugby, underwent surgery to his lower back late last year.

He is set to take over the captaincy from Handré Pollard at Loftus Versfeld on Friday.

Also returning from injury are Duncan Matthews, Jason Jenkins, Jannes Kirsten, Arno Botha, Lodewyk de Jager and Jade Stighling to full training.

They will all be available for selection this week.

Jacques Potgieter has not recovered from the concussion he suffered against the Cheetahs in Round Two and will sit out this week's match against the Sunwolves.

He is expected to be fit for the tour to New Zealand and Japan.

Kirsten (shoulder surgery) and Botha (shoulder surgery) are also set to play their first games of the season.

On the long term injury list Roelof Smit, Shaun Adendorff and Ulrich Beyers will only be back in mid to end April.

Conraad van Vuuren is expected to be fit in two weeks.

Luther Obi suffered a concussion in the warm-up match for the new interprovincial challenge competition - when they played the Sharks XV last weekend.

He will be assessed after a week on the sidelines.

There are currently no matches being played
Fri, 22 September 2017
Free State Cheetahs v Pumas 15h30 Bloemfontein
Cheetahs v Leinster 18h00 Bloemfontein
Ulster v Dragons 18h35 Kingspan Stadium
Glasgow Warriors v Munster 18h35 Scotstoun Stadium
Gloucester v Worcester Warriors 18h45 Kingsholm
Treviso v Ospreys 19h35 Stadio Monigo
Sat, 23 September 2017
Sharks v Blue Bulls 13h00 Durban
Bath v Newcastle Falcons 14h00 Recreation Ground
Saracens v Sale Sharks 14h00 Allianz Park
Harlequins v Leicester Tigers 14h00 Twickenham Stoop
Connacht v Cardiff Blues 14h15 Sportsground
Western Province v Griquas 15h15 Newlands
Kings v Zebre 17h35 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Scarlets v Edinburgh 18h35 Parc y Scarlets
Sun, 24 September 2017
London Irish v Northampton Saints 13h00 Madejski Stadium
Exeter Chiefs v Wasps 14h00 Sandy Park
Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Brumbies 15 6 0 9 34
Force 15 6 0 9 26
Reds 15 4 0 11 21
Waratahs 15 4 0 11 19
Rebels 15 1 1 13 9
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Crusaders 15 14 0 1 63
Hurricanes 15 12 0 3 58
Chiefs 15 12 1 2 57
Highlanders 15 11 0 4 51
Blues 15 7 1 7 37
Pool SA1
Team P W D L Pts
Stormers 15 10 0 5 43
Cheetahs 15 4 0 11 21
Bulls 15 4 0 11 20
Sunwolves 15 2 0 13 12
Pool SA2
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 15 14 0 1 65
Sharks 15 9 1 5 42
Jaguares 15 7 0 8 33
Kings 15 6 0 9 28