Blue Bulls coach Frans Ludeke has revealed that he will unleash all his top Springboks against Griquas when the two sides go head-to-head in a Currie Cup Round 13 match in Kimberley on Saturday.
Rugby 365 reports that although the Bulls have secured a place in the play-offs, with their emphatic 23-5 win over the Free State Cheetahs at the weekend, they are still chasing two wins in their last two games – Griquas this week and the Falcons next week – to finish top of the standings.
That will secure them a home semifinal and possible Final, the ultimate outside of winning the tournament.
Ludeke said on Monday that he will select his strongest team for the clash against Griquas and none of the players – including the Boks – will be rested.
The Bulls coach also revealed that there are no serious injuries in the camp, following his team’s victory over the Cheetahs in a Currie Cup crunch match in Bloemfontein at the weekend.
“There were a few niggles but none of the players couldn’t walk after the match,” Ludeke said.
“We will have more clarity on Deon Stegmann’s injury on Tuesday but I anticipate that he will be fit for our match against the Griquas in Kimberley.”
Although wing Bryan Habana appeared to be favouring his previously injured shoulder, which has been troubling him since the opening round of the Super 14 competition against the Stormers at Newlands.
During the encounter in Bloemfontein he again looked out of sorts, like a player still carrying an injury, but Ludeke has indicated that the International Rugby Board (IRB) Player of the Year, Habana, will be ready for the trip to Kimberley.Tweet