Three of the Vodacom Bulls’ players who were in the starting XV against the Reds, are currently under rehabilitation as a result of injuries that they picked up on Saturday.
Bryan Habana injured his shoulder, Fourie Du Preez is struggling with his hand and Wilhelm Steenkamp was replaced at halftime following a chest injury.
The BBRU reports that the coach Frans Ludeke said on Monday the medical team is working around the clock to get the players back on the field, but he did not want to speculate as to who will be available for the next game against the Chiefs and who won’t.
“We are obviously hoping that Fourie, Bryan and Wilhelm will recover in time and I am optimistic that they will. We would like to select the strongest team for the game against the Chiefs because we must get back on the winning path as soon as possible.”
James van der Walt injured his hamstring against the Reds and consequently had to fly back to South Africa. Ludeke said Van der Walt will be on the sideline for a week or two, but they didn’t want to go into the match against the Chiefs with only one hooker and that is why Bandise Maku is on his way to Australia.
Ludeke said after studying the video it was clear that they screwed up a number of try scoring opportunities.
“We did not convert our opportunities into points and I think they outplayed us at the break downs. The Reds put us under pressure at the rucks and we were not competitive enough.”Tweet