Injury setback for Blue Bulls

2011-09-19 13:27

Johannesburg - Blue Bulls wing Akona Ndungane will miss the next two weeks of Currie Cup rugby after injuring his ribs in Saturday's win over Western Province at Loftus, the union said in a statement on Monday.

The Bulls' next fixture will be against the Lions at Ellis Park on Saturday and then they face the Pumas at Loftus Versfeld, the following weekend.

Ndungane is expected to be fit for the match against Griquas in Kimberley next month, along with Deon Stegmann (cheek bone) and Jaco Pretorius (groin), who is recovering from an operation.

According to team doctor Org Strauss, a number of the squad players are feeling the effects of the season.

Dewald Potgieter (ankle), Jano Vermaak (head), Juandr Kruger (knee), Louis Fouch (groin), Gerrit-Jan van Velze (contusion) and Bjorn Basson (flu), all missed training on Monday and Tuesday.

"All of them should be running again on Wednesday," Strauss said.

Meanwhile the union also announced that the Bulls' charity initiative, Clothing4Children, has generated R200 million worth of clothing to be distributed to 1.2 million poverty-stricken people in the Pretoria metropole.


  • jk - 2011-09-19 14:06

    bulle on a downward spiral...

      Gwendoline - 2011-09-19 14:28

      Not if you look at Saturday's game!

      Patroski - 2011-09-19 14:41

      @jk, what the hell are you talking about? They're on a upward curve.

      jk - 2011-09-19 15:21

      guys...the bulle was 17-0 up, struggle to win it, and cant get a bonus point withj that lead...mmm...deon fourie went to play loosie, koster on the wing for a while and duvenhage on 10..., not such a great win if you ask me...

      John Douglas - 2011-09-19 17:22

      Watch them sneak into the semis and upset the applecart.

      Northern Stormer - 2011-09-20 05:48

      @JK - Die manne het beperkte geheue - Hulle onthou net wat hulle wil wanneer dit hulle pas - Huidiglik onthou hulle net een game ver in die verlede in, sodra hulle nie die play-offs maak nie dan onthou hulle skielik 10 jaar se rekords. As hulle die play-offs maak dan onthou hulle als van 1939 af en verder is hulle besig om span te bou uit die WP o/21's uit vir volgende jaar want - die skrif is aan die muur !!!

  • goldenmart - 2011-09-19 14:44

    I'd also fake an injury to run away from the humiliation of pulling a bulls jersey over my head. Scared of the next few games? Im glad Jano is still at a loosing team. Get some.

      Jack Turner - 2011-09-19 14:52

      "Goldenmart".....Do you also support Springbok Rugby.....?..Try to remember, if you are old enough, That Northern Transvaal / The Bulls......are the history of South African rugby. Your childish comments, only make the Bull's supporters more proud.....

      BlueRaven - 2011-09-19 14:54

      Well aren't you just a ray of sunshine! I feel very bad for Ndungane, he is a great player and has had the worst luck when it comes to injuries. Go Bulls! Give it horns!

      goldenmart - 2011-09-19 15:22

      Ag relax im just pulling a hoof. I can chirp for a change.I do support the boks yes I do And SA rugby is bigger than the bulls. And blue I agree with you. I hate to see players injured and Ndungane reminds me of Andre Pretorius and the likes. Great players but prone to injuries. Can not wait for the weekend. Bulls Vs. Lions Round two. Going to be a big one.

      jk - 2011-09-19 15:30

      sa rugby not bigger tan wp rugby...bottom line...PROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVINCE!!!!!!!!

      BlueRaven - 2011-09-19 15:37

      jk moes jy ook tog net jou 2c bysit? Lol... WP rugby wil maar net nie regkom nie. Moet uiters frustrerend vir julle supporters wees...

      jk - 2011-09-19 15:42

      jyt geen idee nie...

  • Keith3663 - 2011-09-19 15:52

    "Dewald Potgieter (ankle), Jano Vermaak (head), Juandr Kruger (knee), Louis Fouch (groin), Gerrit-Jan van Velze (contusion) and Bjorn Basson (flu), all missed training on Monday and Tuesday." Hello today is Monday in SA (Jozi), and they have missed training for tomorrow already - Pretoria is way ahead of its time or Sport24 must brush up on terminology! Bulls on the up .. time for pamplona at Ellis Park

      jk - 2011-09-19 15:56

      keith- what are you smoking...

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