Louw blow for Bulls ahead of Rainbow Cup SA decider
NEWS: The Bulls will be without one of their key players when they face the Sharks in their Rainbow Cup SA decider in Durban on Saturday.
Star flank Elrigh Louw confirmed on social media that he will be out of action for some time after suffering a knee injury in his team’s 31-27 win over the Stormers in Round Five.
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Losing Louw is a big blow for Jake White’s side as they have already lost the services of captain Duane Vermeulen.
Vermeulen suffered an ankle injury in that win over the Stormers.
“It’s all part of the game! Out for a few, but I will come back stronger. See you soon,” Louw wrote on Instagram.
The Bulls head into that final-round match on top of the standings with 20 points, while the Sharks are in second on 16 points.
With Jake White’s side having a vastly superior points difference, Everitt knows that his team will need a bonus-point win and deny the Bulls any bonus points in the process if they are to get on the plane for the ‘North v South’ Final in Italy.
In the northern section of the Rainbow Cup, there are only three clubs left in the running to top the standings.
Scottish club Glasgow Warriors are currently sitting on top with 19 points. However, they have completed all their fixtures.
Italian club Benetton are the favourites to finish on top heading into the final round. They have won all four of their games so far and are just one point behind the Warriors ahead of their final fixture against Ospreys.
Meanwhile, Munster are in third on 15 points and they would need a win over Zebre in Parma and hope that Benetton fall at the final hurdle in Wales.