VIDEO: Bulls have a new 'headache'

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 22:18

INJURY UPDATE: The Bulls' form may be improving, but the Pretoria franchise has a new headache.

Wing Travis Ismaiel, a late withdrawal from the 26-all draw with the Stormers at the weekend, will not be available for the available for the Bulls' next Super Rugby pre-season friendly - against the Jaguares in Pretoria this coming Saturday.

Ismaiel was first diagnosed with a "neck spasm", after the 14-31 loss to the Sharks in Polokwane in the first pre-season outing.

However, he started to develop concussion symptoms late last week and did not make the trip to Wellington for the encounter with the Stormers this past weekend.

Bulls team doctor Herman Rossouw confirmed that he has still not recovered fully and will not feature against the Jaguares this week.

Rossouw said there are no new major injuries, following the encounter with the Stormers.

"[Wing] Duncan Matthews took a knock to his quadriceps," Rossouw said, adding: ""He suffered a contusion.

"However, he is expected to return to the training field by Wednesday."

Bulls coach John Mitchell was happy that his team is growing and that they are beginning to embrace the new expansive approach.

"The mindset was good," Mitchell said of the encounter with the Stormers.

"I thought we left a bit out there, but we showed good attitude.

"Our structures are starting to show, and our setpiece went really well as well.

"The intent was good. We encouraged them to play what is in front of them."

 

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Sat, 24 February 2018
Treviso v Connacht 12h00 Stadio Monigo
Exeter Chiefs v Northampton Saints 14h00 Sandy Park
Bath v Sale Sharks 14h30 Recreation Ground
Gloucester v Wasps 14h30 Kingsholm
Harlequins v Newcastle Falcons 14h30 Twickenham Stoop
Bulls v Hurricanes 15h15 Loftus Versfeld
Scotland v England 16h45 BT Murrayfield
Ospreys v Cheetahs 17h30 Liberty Stadium
Scarlets v Ulster 19h35 Parc y Scarlets
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
Fri, 02 March 2018
Blues v Chiefs 06h35 Eden Park
Reds v Brumbies 09h00 Suncorp Stadium
Kings v Dragons 17h35 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Ulster v Glasgow Warriors 19h35 Kingspan Stadium
Edinburgh v Munster 19h35 Myreside
Cardiff Blues v Treviso 19h35 Cardiff Arms Park
Harlequins v Bath 19h45 Twickenham Stoop
Sat, 03 March 2018
Sunwolves v Rebels 22h00 Tokyo
Crusaders v Stormers 06h35 Christchurch
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Sat, 24 February 2018
Waratahs v Stormers 34 | 27
Crusaders v Chiefs 45 | 23
Sunwolves v Brumbies 25 | 32
Fri, 23 February 2018
France v Italy 34 | 17
Leinster v Kings 64 | 7
Dragons v Edinburgh 12 | 25
Munster v Glasgow Warriors 21 | 10
Rebels v Reds 45 | 19
Highlanders v Blues 41 | 34
Mon, 19 February 2018
NWU-Pukke v UJ 18 | 15
UCT-Ikeys v Shimlas 27 | 32
Maties v CUT-Ixias 75 | 12
NMMU-Madibaz v Wits 29 | 32
Sun, 18 February 2018
Dragons v Treviso 15 | 18
Wasps v Exeter Chiefs 13 | 7
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Team P W D L Pts
Rebels 1 1 0 0 5
Waratahs 1 1 0 0 4
Brumbies 1 1 0 0 4
Sunwolves 1 0 0 1 1
Reds 1 0 0 1 0
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Crusaders 1 1 0 0 5
Highlanders 1 1 0 0 4
Blues 1 0 0 1 1
Hurricanes 0 0 0 0 0
Chiefs 1 0 0 1 0
Pool SA
Team P W D L Pts
Stormers 2 1 0 1 5
Lions 1 1 0 0 4
Sharks 1 0 0 1 1
Bulls 0 0 0 0 0
Jaguares 1 0 0 1 0