Bulls counting the cost of big win

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Bulls, Original Content, Super Rugby on 6 Mar 2012 at 07:32
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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.


  • The match against the Blues should be the game to watch this weekend!

  • Comment 1, posted at 06.03.12 07:41:28 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 1) : Especially for me coz I know live less than two kms from Loftus. I will be there.

  • Comment 2, posted at 06.03.12 07:50:18 by war1 Reply
  • @war1 (Comment 2) : you going to the press box?

  • Comment 3, posted at 06.03.12 07:50:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 2) :

    Great stuff dude.. Hoping to see a match report 😉

  • Comment 4, posted at 06.03.12 07:58:53 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • i think its going to be one hell of a match to watch.
    @war1 (Comment 2) : i’m glad i don’t live so near Loftus to see that scramble of fans every week no thanks won’t be able to get into my yard at all ;-). Then on the other hand when the Sharks play at Loftus you get to see the games up front and not so far to walk :mrgreen:

  • Comment 5, posted at 06.03.12 08:23:22 by chaz Reply

  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 1) :
    I don’t know…
    With the Blues missing several players, the fatigue issue on the highveld and the respective morale of the two teams I actually see the Bulls taking this one pretty easy. And hopefully they’ll cause a few more injuries to the Blues before the match against us.

  • Comment 6, posted at 06.03.12 09:46:03 by Leviathan Reply

  • Come On Blues !!!

    Somehow I don`t think even my support will help the Blues this weekend. They couldn`t even get past the Chiefs, bulls will murder them.

  • Comment 7, posted at 06.03.12 11:44:25 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 3) : I will mail you about that. Going to sit in the stands with my old man anyway.

  • Comment 8, posted at 06.03.12 18:26:12 by war1 Reply
  • @Leviathan (Comment 6) :

    Tend to agree with you..

    But, that said, if the Blues do decide to run a bit, it could be good to watch. The result is pretty much a certainty. One of very few certainties this weekend.

  • Comment 9, posted at 06.03.12 19:00:41 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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