Pretoria - As the Blue Bulls prepare for a trip to Japan, a number of players are making their way back from injury.
Forwards Morne Mellett, RG Snyman and Deon
Stegmann will all report for training on Tuesday, but fullback Jurgen Visser
will miss the team's match against Canon in Japan at the end of the month.
Visser pulled a hamstring in Friday night's
win over the EP Kings in Port Elizabeth and has been ruled out until August 3,
team doctor Org Strauss confirmed on Monday.
"Jaco Visagie (toe fracture), Morne (concussion),
RG (calf), Louis Fouche (hamstring) and Deon (hip) will all train
tomorrow," Strauss said.
A number of players with long term injuries
are on the mend.
Pierre Schoeman (knee, August 15), Clyde
Davis (medial, July 27) and Ruan Steenkamp (knee, August 15) will be back in
Duncan Matthews and Ryan Nell should be
able to play again at the end of August, following knee surgery.
Irne Herbst and Piet van Zyl (knees) are
out for the season, as is Dennis Visser (ankle).
A final call on Callie Visagie (foot) will
be made in two weeks and if the hooker cannot play, he might need to undergo an
The Blue Bulls will head for Japan on a
week-long tour where they will face the Canon Eagles on July 31.