Flip to miss first part of season

2015-01-06 15:05
Flip van der Merwe (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Bulls lock Flip van der Merwe will miss the first two months of the Super Rugby season with a pectoral injury, the union announced on Tuesday.

Van der Merwe, who was absent for much of the 2014 season with a knee injury, suffered the setback while in pre-season training and has subsequently been ruled out until April 15 after undergoing surgery.

The Bulls will, however, be boosted by the return of Springboks Pierre Spies, Arno Botha, Handre Pollard, Marcel van der Merwe and Adriaan Strauss, who will return to training from next week onwards.

The Bulls start their Super Rugby campaign at home against the Stormers on February 14.

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