Uncertainty over Kirchner
Cape Town - It remains unclear when Springbok fullback Zane Kirchner
will be declared fit to return to action for the Bulls.
Kirchner, who has been sidelined with a broken finger for the past six weeks, was expected to return for the Bulls' clash against the Highlanders over the weekend.
However, the Bulls doctors decided to hold him back with the matter now being referred back to the orthopaedic surgeon who operated on his finger.GALLERY - Super Rugby - Round 14
According to the supersport.com website,
one of the problems is the fact that the screw in his finger was only removed on Friday, and now it is up to the specialist to determine when the fullback can return.
The Bulls beat the Highlanders 35-18
on the weekend to consolidate their position atop the South African conference. They also moved up to second spot on the overall log.
Only Kirchner and reserve flyhalf Louis Fouche (hip) are real injury concerns at present. Fouche will undergo a fitness test on Wednesday to determine his availability. Baby Bok flyhalf Handre Pollard will be on standby if Fouche fails to recover.
The clash at Kings Park kicks off at 19:10 on Saturday night.