The Bulls have issued a medical update ahead of this weekend’s Super Rugby opener against the Sharks in Durban.
Only three players are out of selection contention this week, with Arno Botha, as previously confirmed, the most serious of these. The young Bok flanker will undergo surgery today to repair a second ACL rupture within a year. Botha will be about of the game for at least six months and thus won’t feature for the Bulls in Super Rugby this year.
Other players who are still out are loosehead prop Morne Mellet, recovering from a back injury, and utility back Jesse Kriel, who suffered a calf contusion in Polokwane last weekend. They will be back within two and three weeks respectively.
The Bulls side to face the Sharks will be confirmed on Wednesday.Tweet