Currie Cup latest (Mon)

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Breedt blow for Cheetahs

A neck injury has sidelined Nico Breedt for the remainder of the Currie Cup and possibly ended his career.

Breedt hurt his neck at a recent Cheetahs practice session and after a subsequent scan doctors advised a six-month break from all rugby.

After six months, Breedt will undergo a medical examination to assess the risks of continuing with rugby. At this point, the 31-year-old is unlikely to return to the playing field.

Kruger to bolster Bulls’ bench

Juandre Kruger has recovered from a shoulder injury and will feature among the reserves in Saturday’s game against the Cheetahs.

Word from the Bulls’ camp is that Kruger, who recently returned from Northampton, is fit, but remains behind Wilhelm Steenkamp in the second-row pecking order.

In other injury news, Jaco Pretorius (foot) and Ockie Kruger (hamstring) won’t be considered for this weekend’s game. A whole host of players missed Monday’s training session but should be ready for the Cheetahs clash.

This thread will be updated throughout the day.