It’s not looking good down at Roftus now that Bryan Habana has been ruled out for the next few weeks.
Reports indicate that crowd favourite Marius “Muismangel” Delport will be the likely benificiary of Habana’s misfortune, coming in on the left wing. Danwel Demas will move onto the bench and if ever you needed a more pertinent example of the Bulls’ lack of backline depth, there you have it. Delport is not the sort of guy I’d be happy to have in my team at this level and Demas, furthermore, seems to struggle in the Currie Cup.
Akona Ndungane, who was meant to be fit for this game, will need at least an extra week on the sidelines and hooker Chilliboy Ralepelle is still not fit enough to be considered for the Super 14 squad,
Not the sort of position you want to be in with the Crusaders coming to town and smarting after being humiliated in the semi-final last year.
Update: Here is the confirmed team, courtesy of www.bluebull.co.za.
Vodacom Bulls: Zane Kirchner; John Mametsa, JP Nel, Wynand Olivier, Marius Delport; Derick Hougaard, Fourie du Preez (capt); Pedrie Wannenburg, Wikus van Heerden, Deon Stegmann, Wilhelm Steenkamp, Danie Rossouw, Rayno Gerber, Derick Kuün, Gurthrö Steenkamp.
Reserves: James van der Walt, Werner Kruger, Jaco Engels, Dewald Potgieter, Heini Adams, Morné Steyn, Danwel Demas.Tweet