Bye week brings no relief for Bulls

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 21:23

INJURY UPDATE: The Blue Bulls have returned from their Currie Cup bye week and there are a few injury concerns.

Hooker Jaco Visagie will undergo surgery later this week to repair cartilage damage to his shoulder.

He is expected to be out for six weeks.

Centre Dries Swanepoel underwent surgery in Monday to repair his Achilles tendon - which has been bothering him.

He is expected to be out for six to eight weeks.

Unfortunately wing Jamba Ulengo will miss the rest of the season due to a knee injury.

He should be fit for the start of next season.

Midfielder Burger Odendaal and utility back Johnny Kotze have recovered fully from their injuries and will return to practice on Tuesday.

Players on the short term injury list include scrumhalf Piet van Zyl (concussion), lock Irne Herbst (knee), wing Travis Ismaiel and loose forward Roelof Smit (knee).

All four players should return to practice next week.

Players on the long term injury list include loose forward Shaun Adendorff, utility forward Abongile Nonkontwana (fractured hand), lock Eli Snyman (ankle), loose forward Ruan Steenkamp, hooker Corniel Els, lock Hendre Stassen and loose forward Hanro Liebenberg.

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FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Sat, 18 November 2017
Worcester Warriors v Northampton Saints 12h00 Sixways
Italy v Argentina 13h00 Florence
Leicester Tigers v Sale Sharks 14h00 Welford Road
Wales v Georgia 14h30 Cardiff
England v Australia 15h00 Twickenham
Wasps v Newcastle Falcons 15h30 Ricoh Arena
Ireland v Fiji 16h30 Aviva Stadium
Scotland v New Zealand 17h15 Edinburgh
France v South Africa 19h45 Paris
Sun, 19 November 2017
Exeter Chiefs v Harlequins 14h00 Sandy Park
Leicester Tigers v Bath 14h00 Madejski Stadium
Fri, 24 November 2017
Ospreys v Glasgow Warriors 22h00 Liberty Stadium
Ulster v Treviso 18h05 Kingspan Stadium
Leinster v Dragons 18h35 RDS Stadium
Cardiff Blues v Connacht 18h35 Cardiff Arms Park
Newcastle Falcons v Gloucester 18h45 Kingston Park
Leicester Tigers v Worcester Warriors 18h45 Welford Road
Sale Sharks v Northampton Saints 19h00 AJ Bell Stadium
RESULT SCORE
Fri, 17 November 2017
Gloucester v Saracens 23 | 17
Tue, 14 November 2017
France XV v New Zealand 23 | 28
Sat, 11 November 2017
France v New Zealand 18 | 38
Ireland v South Africa 38 | 3
Wales v Australia 21 | 29
England v Argentina 21 | 8
Scotland v Samoa 44 | 38
Italy v Fiji 19 | 10
Sat, 04 November 2017
Cardiff Blues v Zebre 37 | 8
Connacht v Cheetahs 23 | 15
Edinburgh v Ospreys 37 | 10
Barbarians v New Zealand 22 | 31
Kings v Ulster 36 | 43
Japan v Australia 30 | 63
Fri, 03 November 2017
Scarlets v Treviso 20 | 8
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Golden Lions 12 6 0 6 35
Blue Bulls 12 5 0 7 32
Free State Cheetahs 12 6 0 6 31
Pumas 12 4 0 8 27
Griquas 12 4 0 8 26