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Bulls Bok ruled out of Semi’s


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Bulls, Currie Cup, In the news on 29 Sep 2008 at 18:14

The Blue Bulls suffered a huge blow with the news that Springbok World Cup-winning wing Akona Ndungane has torn his groin and will be sidelined for at least two weeks – ruling him out of the Currie Cup semifinals.

Rugby 365 reports that the Bulls’ team doctor, Org Strauss, confirmed on Monday that Ndungane’s injury – suffered in the 58-22 win over Griquas at the weekend – is much worse than what was expected.

However, he will immediately start with his rehabilitation in order to be fit for a possible Final.

The good news for the Bulls is that prop Rayno Gerber’s Achilles injury is not too bad and he, as well as utility forward Danie Rossouw, will be fit for the play-offs.

Gurthrö Steenkamp will start training with the team during the cause of next week and Strauss is optimistic that the big Springbok loosehead prop will be eligible for the semifinal.

The Blue Bulls’ team that is going to play against the Falcons at Loftus on Friday is going to be announced on Tuesday, but at this stage it looks as if a number of the senior players will get a well deserved break.

The Bulls have already qualified for the semifinals, where they have home ground advantage, and will be looking to keep the pressure up on the table-topping Sharks with another big win.

The Bulls have a chance to finish on top of the standings if the Sharks stumble against Griquas this coming weekend.



9 Comments

  • The Bulls have a chance to finish on top of the standings if the Sharks stumble against Griquas this coming weekend.

    Yeah I am also worried about that :razz:

  • Comment 1, posted at 29.09.08 18:51:36 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • This is a blow. Ndungane has been playing well for them

  • Comment 2, posted at 29.09.08 19:17:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : Would be the ultimate choke. ;)

  • Comment 3, posted at 29.09.08 19:36:45 by klempie Reply

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  • What am I talking about? 19/05/2007, ABSA Stadium. Nothing can top that.

  • Comment 4, posted at 29.09.08 19:45:09 by klempie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : Yeah but I could think of bigger blows!

  • Comment 5, posted at 29.09.08 21:55:15 by Villie Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : They will want Trompie back from the Lions. :smile:

  • Comment 6, posted at 29.09.08 22:39:41 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • John Mametsa seems to do well whenever he is in the team

  • Comment 7, posted at 30.09.08 10:41:03 by Bok-Clyde-Kiwi Reply

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  • @Bok-Clyde-Kiwi (Comment 7) : agree… Rocco Jansen is also quite a talent

  • Comment 8, posted at 30.09.08 10:58:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • on sa rugby they announced the team-lots of changes

  • Comment 9, posted at 30.09.08 11:15:52 by Bok-Clyde-Kiwi Reply

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