Habana makes the cut

Bryan Habana has been included in the Bulls touring squad for their five-week tour of Australasia.

Despite breaking his hand against the Lions two weeks ago, Coach Frans Ludeke has included the flying Springbok and says Habana should only miss one or two games.

Jacques Burger has been replaced by Dewald Potgieter while Jaco Engels and Francois Hougaard have also made the cut.

Potgieter is still carrying an injury, but both he and Habana are making good progress in their rehabilitation and Potgieter should be eligible for the Bulls’ first tour match against the Hurricanes on 20 March.

Bulls touring squad –
Backs: Fourie du Preez, Francois Hougaard, Heini Adams, Morné Steyn, Burton Francis, Wynand Olivier, JP Nel, Jaco Pretorius, Akona Ndungane, Bryan Habana, Gerhard van den Heever, Zane Kirchner.

Forwards: Pierre Spies, Dewald Potgieter, Pedrie Wannenburg, Deon Stegmann, Danie Rossouw, Bakkies Botha, Victor Matfield (c), Wilhelm Steenkamp, Werner Kruger, Gurthrö Steenkamp, Rayno Gerber, Jaco Engels, Chiliboy Ralepelle, Derick Kuün.