Despite eventually being overpowered, the Stormers’ determination to beat the Bulls on Saturday is evident in the Bully Boys’ extensive injury list
Whilst Heyneke Meyer did not reveal any injury concerns to the media after the 44-13 victory at Newlands, it has subsequently emerged that Monday’s practice was called off because of a walking wounded list numbering 11.
The Pretoria News reports that the injury list reads as follows: Derick Hougaard (shoulder), Johan Wasserman (neck strain), Danie Rossouw (neck strain), Gary Botha (lower back muscle spasm), John Mametsa (groin), Dries Scholtz (split lip), Marius Delport (shoulder), Akona Ndungane (rib), Danwell Demas (quadricep injury), Rudi Coetzee (stomach bug) and Heini Adams (sinus infection).
The Stormers. in contrast, have emerged unscathed.
The Bulls face the Sharks this weekend at Sun City in two consecutive warm-ups, and the good news for Bully Boy fans is that all 11 are expected to recover sufficiently to play some part in the fixtures.
“We’ll treat it as another trial game and have a look at some different combinations at the same time,” Meyer said.