Bulls injury toll mounts after Chiefs loss
Pretoria - The Bulls have been hit by two injury blows following their defeat at the hands of the Chiefs on Friday in Hamilton.
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The Bulls lost the match 41-28, but now have also lost the services of scrumhalf Andre Warner and lock RG Snyman, who will both be returning home to South Africa to undergo recovery.
According to the supersport.com website, Snyman’s injury is the worst, with the big lock taking a smack on the cheek during a head clash on Saturday which forced him to leave the field.
Snyman has a facial fracture, and looks to be out of action for four to six weeks, depending on the outcome of the scan he will have when he returns home.
Snyman will be replaced by SA under-20 lock/flank Hendre Stassen, a rising star in the Bulls ranks and the team are likely to use Jason Jenkins, who came on as a replacement, in their final tour game against the Crusaders on Friday (kick-off at 08:35 SA time).
Warner left the field with concussion and as scrumhalf is a key area, will be replaced by Ivan van Zyl for the last game of the tour.
Embrose Papier played well in his absence and is likely to start against the eight-time champion Crusaders.
In addition, there are a number of players nursing injuries, but further clarity will be available when the team does its normal Monday medical assessment.