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Injured Habana tours with the Bulls

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Bulls, In the news, Super 14 on 9 Mar 2009 at 09:11
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Bulls coach Frans Ludeke has named injured wing Bryan Habana in his 26-man touring squad for the five-match Australasian road trip.

Habana, who was expected to be sidelined for between four to six weeks after undergoing surgery to repair his fractured hand last week, will most likely miss only one or two games.

Rugby 365 reports that the Bulls start their road trip when they face the Hurricanes on Friday – followed by encounters with the Highlanders, Crusaders, Waratahs and Brumbies.

After going four-from-four at the start of the season, the Bulls are sitting pretty at the top of the standings and the early return of Habana will be a major boost for the team.

The only casualty from this past weekend’s hard-earned 14-10 win over the Stormers is flank Jacques Burger, who has been replaced by Dewald Potgieter.

Apart from Burger the matchday squad that played against the Stormers will be joined by Wilhelm Steenkamp, Jaco Engels, Francois Hougaard, Potgieter and Habana.

Potgieter, like Habana, is still carrying an injury. However, he too is making good progress with his rehabilitation and is expected to make an earlier than expected return to the playing field.

Potgieter should be eligible for the Bulls’ first tour match, according to Ludeke.

Bulls squad:

Backs: Fourie du Preez, Francois Hougaard, Heini Adams, Morné Steyn, Burton Francis, Wynand Olivier, JP Nel, Jaco Pretorius, Akona Ndungane, Bryan Habana, Gerhard van den Heever, Zane Kirchner.

Forwards: Pierre Spies, Dewald Potgieter, Pedrie Wannenburg, Deon Stegmann, Danie Rossouw, Bakkies Botha, Victor Matfield (captain), Wilhelm Steenkamp, Werner Kruger, Gurthrö Steenkamp, Rayno Gerber, Jaco Engels, Chiliboy Ralepelle, Derick Kuün.


  • why rush the player back in? That is the shortsighted mentality of dutchman rugby….

  • Comment 1, posted at 09.03.09 16:34:22 by rahul Reply
    RahulCurrie Cup player
  • @rahul (Comment 1) : Don’t think he’s being rushed back. He’s already been out for two weeks or so. Plus they have a bye this week and they’re on tour for about 4/5 weeks so he could play at least half the games. :smile:

  • Comment 2, posted at 09.03.09 16:48:50 by McLovin Reply
    McLovinAssistant coach
  • Who is that ‘snor-less’ oke next to Snor?

  • Comment 3, posted at 10.03.09 02:42:04 by bryce_in_oz Reply
    bryce_in_ozCurrie Cup player
  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 3) :

    They both have snors :lol:

  • Comment 4, posted at 10.03.09 06:34:11 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 4) :

    Lol… cannot see yours in that pic… must be dwarfed by Snor’s snor… where was that the 7′s RWC?

  • Comment 5, posted at 10.03.09 07:20:07 by bryce_in_oz Reply
    bryce_in_ozCurrie Cup player
  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 5) : :grin:

    Yeah this last weekend in Dubai.

  • Comment 6, posted at 10.03.09 08:03:02 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 6) :

    I saw Hoskins was there too… nice at the top eh… not like a single one of the Bok 7′s would ever make the 22man side… perhaps Ebersohn aside…

  • Comment 7, posted at 10.03.09 08:09:55 by bryce_in_oz Reply
    bryce_in_ozCurrie Cup player
  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 7) :

    They planned that SANZAR meeting well. :wink:

  • Comment 8, posted at 10.03.09 08:29:59 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©Head Coach

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