Stegmann a doubt for CT clash

2012-03-27 09:38

Johannesburg - The Vodacom Bulls look set to travel to Cape Town without the services of their fetcher Deon Stegmann ahead of this weekend’s Vodacom Super Rugby showdown with the DHL Stormers.

Stegmann has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury, and a scan done on him late last week revealed worse news than the Bulls would have liked – what looked like a grade one tear has turned out to be closer to a grade two tear, making the medical staff’s job in getting him fit again a bit more challenging.

The likelihood is that the Bulls won’t tinker with the combination that totally dominated the Reds this past weekend, but they certainly would have liked to have their Springbok fetcher available for action. This means that CJ Stander will have to continue in the role he has fulfilled with honour in the last few weeks.

“Steggies is a bit doubtful at the moment,” Team doctor Org Strauss told, “and to be honest the chances are slim that he will be ready. Still we will take a final decision after Tuesday afternoon’s practice session.”

The game against the Reds took its toll, with six players not training because of various niggling elements. All are expected to be fit for the game at Newlands on Saturday, however.

Hooker Chiliboy Ralepelle is still struggling with flu while his understudy Willie Wepener has an ear infection and will train on Tuesday.

Fullback Zane Kirchner has a knee injury, while reserve halfback Jano Vermaak was suffering from back spasms.

Werner Kruger (neck) and Jacques Potgieter (neck and back) also missed training but should be ready for action this weekend.


  • Theunis - 2012-03-27 09:57

    Steggies is op die oomblik die "BACK UP" niks fout met Stander nie hy en Potties doen GROOT WERK en COPE OOK NOG - GO BULLE !!!!!!!!

  • Wynand - 2012-03-27 10:03

    Losiekaartjie - check, blou trui - check

      Lionel - 2012-03-27 10:10

      Jy moet Pienk dra:):):)

      Jason - 2012-03-27 10:24

      @Lionel, its been fun having a go at the Bulls for the Pink shirt, but god help us if they win on Saturday, lmao this forum will be unplayable come Monday lol.

      Saffa - 2012-03-27 10:28

      @Wynand: Twinsavers - check?

      Rene - 2012-03-27 10:28

      @Jason, true that, very true!! Have fun, we would have done the same though!!

      Pierre - 2012-03-27 10:37

      @saffa, last year we had a bet where the losers supporters had to say something nice every day for a week about the others team? Enjoyed your comments a lot afterwards, wanna do the same?

      Jason - 2012-03-27 10:45

      @Pierre im in, im sure I can find something nice to say about the Bulls!!!! Or at least polite! lol

      Pierre - 2012-03-27 10:51

      Jason, yup, but for me it will be very hard, for a week! But lets do it.

      Saffa - 2012-03-27 10:55

      In @Pierre. I remember you chaps making some wonderful pro Stormer comments after we beat you at Loftus, and I recall the wonderful comments I made about the Bulls after they beat us at Newlands....... I honestly hope I don't have to repeat them again next week :)

      Saffa - 2012-03-27 10:57

      @Jason - I found plenty good things to say about the Bulls chaps. I complimented their fitness chap, the oke who designed their tracksuits, their bus driver - all sorts of good things come to mind :) Hehehehehe. (Twas hell on this earth I tell you.....)

      Lionel - 2012-03-27 11:00

      Im also in:):) @Jason,my thoughts exactly but come what may I will still be here Monday morning,bit sad but I will be here:):)

  • heinrich.beukes1 - 2012-03-27 10:36

    Kom ons kyk of ons atleast een artikel kan deurgaan sonder 'n belediging ;) Kom manne en mannine ons kan dit doen

      Japjapjap - 2012-03-27 13:18

      @vuurtjie- ja nee ek stem saam, ou !@#$%^, ons kan mekaar byt en hap en di arme stoomers lings & regs uithaal, maar kom ons los di !@#$^& taal & !@#$%^ maniere, vir di !#$%^ daar onder.

  • Bulldozer - 2012-03-27 10:51

    Ok sportsfans, I'll be going to Newlands on Saturday, so regardless of the result, I will not comment straight after the game. If the Bulls lose, I expect a lot of ''waar's daai grootbek Bulldozer''. Just give me an hour or so to get home.

      Saffa - 2012-03-27 10:59

      OMW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! See you there :) (And PS: an hour might be a little optimistic old chap......)

      Lionel - 2012-03-27 11:03

      Dozey,WellingtonVO is on special at the Bok lol@Isak,what kind:):):)

      Saffa - 2012-03-27 15:18

      @Isak You a rat remember

  • Stephan - 2012-03-27 10:56

    Weet enige iemand miskien waar die BULLE se oefen veld is die week in Kaapstad en wanneer hulle vlieg??

      Lionel - 2012-03-27 11:04

      Hulle vlieg eers Vrydag oggend af,so ver as wat ek weet!!!!!!

      Saffa - 2012-03-27 11:13

      Ons gee hulle nie 'n oefenveld nie. Hulle gebruik sommer een van die "Bulls" spelers se ouers se agterplase hier in die Kaap om te oefen.

      Saffa - 2012-03-27 15:19

      @Saffa You should be in the kitchen. Get urgent psych help

  • Stephan - 2012-03-27 10:57

    Weet enige iemand miskien waar die BULLE gaan oefen die week in Kaapstad en wanneer hulle land??

  • wouter.vanheerden2 - 2012-03-27 13:07

    Die game hierdie naweek in Kaapstad gaan 'n groot 1 wees. Beide spanne speel goeie rugby en albei verdedig ook baie goed. Mag die beter span wen saterdag hopenlik sal dit die Bulle wees. Maar ek glo niemand wil met sekerheid voor die tyd se wie gaan wen nie albei staan 'n 50/50 kans. Stormers is die favorites om die 1 tewen omrede hul op nuweland speel. Go Bulle

  • patrickjasoncawood - 2012-03-27 13:29

    Why is this news? Who cares if Stegman starts. The Bulls dont need him Been all over this website for a few days now... Looking forward to the game

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