Bulls' Bok duo in cotton wool

2015-01-14 09:00
Pierre Spies (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - The Bulls are unlikely to risk playing the loose forward duo of Pierre Spies and Arno Botha during their Super Rugby warm-up matches, Netwerk24 reports.

The men from Pretoria will tackle the Cheetahs in Polokwane (January 24) as well as Saracens in London (January 31) before their start their Super Rugby campaign at home against the Stormers on February 14.

Even though both Spies and Botha have been declared fit by the team's medical staff, the Springbok duo won't be risked back too soon and will likely only make their return to action against the Stormers.

Spies was sidelined for the best part of 2013 with a bicep injury, while Botha has been laid low by knee injuries for the past 18 months.

The other loose forwards in the Bulls squad for coach Frans Ludeke to draw on are: Jacques du Plessis, Hanro Liebenberg, Nardus van der Walt, Jacques Engelbrecht, Deon Stegmann, Lappies Labuschagne, Roelof Smit and Grant Hattingh.

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