Kirchner blow as Bulls’ injury list lengthens

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Bulls, Original Content, Super Rugby on 2 Apr 2013 at 16:26
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Beeld’s Marco Botha has just reported that Bulls fullback Zane Kirchner has gone under the knife this afternoon and will be out of action for up to six weeks.

According to Botha, Bulls team doctor Org Strauss says that Kirchner suffered a finger dislocation during his side’s Canberra defeat to the Brumbies and a specialist discovered significant enough ligament damage this morning to warrant immediate surgery.

The Bulls are already short of depth amongst the back three, with Bjorn Basson and Akona Ndungane battling ankle and facial injuries respectively.


  • And so the S15 injuries start piling up. The poor old Kings are going through Captains like I drink Captains. 😯

  • Comment 1, posted at 02.04.13 16:42:23 by Caratacus Reply
  • “Oh no! Not Kirchner!!” Said no-one. Ever.

    No – that’s harsh, just kidding. Wishing him a good recovery.

  • Comment 2, posted at 02.04.13 16:55:25 by Ice Reply
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  • Seems the Bulls have finger problems? Spies and now Zane. Weird.

  • Comment 3, posted at 02.04.13 16:56:28 by PTAShark Reply
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  • Kirchner has been piss poor for the Bulls this year. Too many aimless kicks and no impact with ball in hand. Time to give Visser a start at 15

  • Comment 4, posted at 02.04.13 17:15:45 by Saffex Reply

  • @Ice (Comment 2) : 😆

    Needed to happen later in the year to give Meyer no choice but to select Ludik.

  • Comment 5, posted at 02.04.13 18:35:12 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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  • That’s good news for the Bulls. Maybe they will win a game now.

  • Comment 6, posted at 02.04.13 18:51:58 by snakeslayer Reply

  • @Saffex (Comment 4) : That would be the first thing you and I agree on.

    He has been utterly poor, not that he’s ever been exceptional since moving away from the Kwas.

  • Comment 7, posted at 02.04.13 18:53:22 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • meyer will never pick Ludik don’t know why but he would play Pat or Frans (out of position) at 15 rather than picking Ludik. Idiot…… oops did I say that out loud? sorry.

  • Comment 8, posted at 02.04.13 23:56:54 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 8) : Because Ludik’s clearing from the back are average, if not below average. He doesn’t get nearly as much length on his clearing kicks as other top 15’s does. Which means you can’t use him as a second option when you have to clear from a scrum or line out from close to your own goal line. You can, but he won’t make as much meters as, Kirchner, Daniller, Taute, Dagg, Mogg… and so on.

    Ludik is a great defender, shows great commitment (especially in chasing high balls) and is very consistent on attack, rarely ever making bad errors, which is great for Test rugby, but if he can’t put a few more meters on his clearing kicks, I can’t see him making the Bok team. It bothers me in Sharks games too.

    When we played the Brumbies, it was a big problem that Ludik and for that matter Lambie and McLeod, couldn’t compete with the range Jesse Mogg, Nic White and Matt Toomua was getting. Even Frans Steyn is struggling to get any real distance on his kicks and if he does, there is no accuracy.

  • Comment 9, posted at 03.04.13 08:10:51 by Letgo Reply
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