Currie Cup

Bulls' Pollard out of WP clash

2013-08-05 12:50
Handré Pollard (Gallo Images)
Pretoria - Flyhalf Handré Pollard is the only confirmed casualty ahead of the Blue Bulls' opening match of the Currie Cup competition that stars this weekend.

Pollard is recovering from a shoulder injury and although he will be training this week, will not yet be exposed to contact drills, ruling him out of the season's opener against Western Province at Newlands on Saturday.

Pollard joined the Bulls at the end of last year having represented WP at last year's Craven Week for high schools.

Courtnall Skosan will also only train on Wednesday due to a quad strain, but will be available for selection for the match against defending champions.

Francois Hougaard (ankle) and Basil Short (knee) has been added to the long-term casualty list

Following operations, they will join Cornell Hess (knee), Deon Stegmann (shoulder), Arno Botha (knee), Pierre Spies (bicep) and Louis Fouché (knee) in a rehab program for the next four to six months.

Kick-off at Newlands is at 17:05 on Saturday.


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