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Bulls lock to miss Super Rugby

2012-01-05 10:07

Johannesburg - Bulls lock Fudge Mabeta will miss the 2012 Super Rugby campaign after being injured in a car accident in late December.

Team doctor Org Strauss confirmed the injury on Wednesday. Strauss said the player will be out of action for at least six to eight months, after rupturing a knee ligament. He will be operated on later in January.

The Bulls re-assembled in Pretoria after the Christmas break, and Mabeta was the only serious injury during medical check-ups.

A host of players are at various degrees of recovery and will join the team as soon as allowed by Strauss.

Juandr Kruger (10 days), Bjorn Basson (14 days), Gerrit-Jan van Velze and Wesley Dunlop (seven days) will be out for short periods, while Dewald Potgieter, Francois Venter, Warwick Tecklenburg and Wynand Olivier will return to full training by the beginning of February.

Rossouw de Klerk has already been ruled out for the biggest part of the Super Rugby season, following surgery to his foot, and Morn Mellett is expected to be fit for selection in another six weeks.

Bulls captain Pierre Spies said his team had high expectations following a poor display in 2011.

"We have big plans and big dreams for 2012. The Bulls have established a proud record in Super Rugby in recent seasons and that acts as a great motivating factor. Everybody is keen to go," said Spies.

The Bulls will play warm-up matches in early February against the Kings in Port Elizabeth and the Cheetahs in Polokwane. They open their Super Rugby campaign against the Sharks in Pretoria on February 24.

SAPA

Comments
  • Blou-Daan - 2012-01-05 10:16

    Dink nie dit sal n probleem wees om sonder hom klaar te kom nie. Flip, Juandre & Wilhelm is inelkgeval beter as hy. Nietemin hoop ek hy word gou gesond....!!!

      Neville - 2012-01-05 19:10

      Verkrampter Blou Bul ondersteuner soos almal

      Blou-Daan - 2012-01-05 20:49

      @Neville Is dit nou oor ek se gese het ek hoop hy word gou gesond dat jy so beswaard is my maat? Ons Blou Bulle ondersteuners ondersteun ons mense regtig, dis nie soos daar by jou span nie :-)

  • hlakulao - 2012-01-05 10:22

    All the best Fudge, Thee Champs need you

      malcolm.molver - 2012-01-05 14:22

      Last time I checked they weren't the champs...

      Chris - 2012-01-13 16:07

      @ Malcom, they have been champs more than your team...

  • Gustav - 2012-01-05 10:57

    MMMM So nou is daar net Flip (geelkaart) van der merwe en Kruger oor. Ek sien swarigheid vir die Bulls vanjaar. Sal nie verbaas wees as hulle heel laaste eindig nie. LOL

      Blou-Daan - 2012-01-05 11:11

      @Gustav Moenie so gou praat nie my maat, ek dink daar kom n weer n groot jaar vir die Bulle nou dat hulle gesettle is met al die nuwe jong manne wat ingekom het :-) En as dink aan die surkus wat nou daar by die Stormpies aangaan weet nie of hulle n span van 15 manne sal kan opmaak voor die reeks begin nie. Lyk my SA sal maar op die Bulle en selfs die Leeus moet staatmaak die jaar.

      Chris - 2012-01-13 16:10

      @ Jaco, en die province span lyk soos n klomp afgetreedenis, nou met bolla as eerste keuse in die no.9 trui... Bulle het net 2 stormers wat beter weivelde kom soek het, as ek dit nie mis het nie is daar so 3 of 4 Bulle in die stormers span... Sodfra hulle by julle aankom, verloor hulle hul sterkte, kyk ma v Habana!! So moet nie so gou spring as jy nie jou storie ken nie!!

  • Hennie - 2012-01-05 12:02

    Die Bulletjies hoef nie te worry nie, Die LIONS sal Suid Afrika se naam hoog dra in die super reeks. Wees gerus daai beker kom na die regte kant van die Jukskei rivier vir n verandering.

      Blou-Daan - 2012-01-05 13:07

      @Hennie Dis lekker om die Leeus ook weer in die "argumente" oor rugby te verwelkom :-) Ek hoop die Leeus doen goed die jaar in die S15 maar ek dink die Bulle gaan soos vantevore weer die SA konferensie oorheers. Dis net my opinie :-)

      Hennie - 2012-01-05 13:16

      Hey Daan, elke ou moet sy span ondersteun,maar ek kan met volle eerlikheid se dat daar nie n span was in SA wat die LIONS sou klop met die CC final nie,en vele ander spanne se ondersteuners het al saam daai een gestem.As ons nou 2de rat gehak het gaan ons julle n goeie go gee in S15 en al die ander.

      Blou-Daan - 2012-01-05 14:46

      @Hennie Jip, die Lions het die CC met oortuiging gewen en gaan defnetief n "force" wees in die opkomende S15. Kan net nie wag dat die seisoen begin nie.....!!!!

      Chris - 2012-01-13 16:11

      ook ma net omdat hulle niemand in die Bok span gehad het nie.... as dit nie wereld beker was nie, is ek bevrees die leeus sou nie die finaal gemaak het nie!!

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