Bulls Springbok trio return for Sharks clash

APRIL 14, 2015

Springboks Adriaan Strauss, Jan Serfontein and Handre Pollard are once again fit, and have been selected in the Vodacom Blue Bulls starting line-up for their Super Rugby match against the Cell C Sharks in Durban on Saturday.

Bulls team doctor, Org Strauss, have given the trio the all clear along with Lappies Labuschagne, who has been on the side-lines with a shoulder injury for the last three weeks.

Strauss has confirmed that Jacques-Louis Potgieter (hamstring), Marcel van der Merwe (ankle), Burger Odendaal (contusion), Bjorn Basson (ankle) and Morne Mellett (back spasm), all did not take part in training on Monday, but are all expected back on the field today (Tuesday).

Pierre Schoeman, Bandise Maku, Carlo Engelbrecht, Werner Kruger, Duncan Matthews, Ruan Steenkamp and Ryan Nell are all currently on the long term injury list.

However, Victor Matfield, who has been suffering from a knee injury, Travis Ismaiel, who has an injury to the ribs, as well as William Small-Smith, who has a foot injury, are all set to return to the team by the end of the month.

 

Photo caption: Handre Pollard from the Vodacom Blue Bulls. IMAGE supplied by www.sarugbymag.co.za