Cape Town - Blue Bulls coach Nollis
Marais has received good news on his squad preparing to face Griquas
in their Absa Currie Cup clash in Pretoria on Friday.
The team returned from Bloemfontein with no serious
injury issues, with only a handful of players nursing slight niggles.
All of Dries Swanepoel (quad), Burger
Odendaal (shoulder), Deon Stegmann (hip flexor) and Francois Hougaard (foot)
will be back on the training field on Tuesday and will be considered for selection
for the match against the Northern Cape team.
A number of players are also approaching
their comeback date from injury. Justin Forwood will train on Monday and
Neethling Fouche (ankle) will be back next week.
Ruan Steenkamp and Pierre Schoeman, who are
recovering from knee injuries, is pencilled in to return at the end of the
month and Ryan Nell and Duncan Matthews for September 15.
Arno Botha is returning in a month's time.
The long-term injury list remains the same
with Irne Herbst, Piet van Zyl, Morné Mellett and Dennis Visser all out for the
A final call on possible surgery for Callie
Visagie (foot) will be made on August 15.