The Bulls appear to have picked up a fair few niggling injuries during their big win over the Cheetahs at the weekend, with a number of key forwards unlikely to play much part in practice this week.
While team doctor Org Strauss has not yet been forced to rule any of his big men out of contention for the round three clash against the struggling Blues at Loftus Versveld, a fair few will sit out on the majority of the side’s training sessions in the build-up, which may well have an impact on match day synergy.
Most serious among these is lock Flip van der Merwe, who damaged an ankle in Bloemfontein (presumably his own!) He appears unlikely to train at all until the captain’s run late in the week, while others including Wilhelm Steenkamp, Frik Kirsten and Dean Greyling will also see their training workload reduced as they recover from various bumps and bruises.
Captain Pierre Spies took a knock to the head and has stitches above his eye – as a result, he’ll take no contact in training this week but should also be fit to play against the Blues.Tweet