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Bulls sweat on Stegmann, Spies
The Bulls will make a final call on the availability of Deon Stegmann and Pierre Spies for the Currie Cup semi-final by Tuesday.
According to team doctor Org Strauss, Stegmann (hamstring) has a better chance of facing the Sharks than Spies (calf strain). The Bulls have already lost Springboks Gary Botha and Gurthro Steenkamp for the remainder of the year.
Dewald Potgieter sustained an ankle injury in the match against Griquas on Saturday, but will be fit to play in Durban.
WP wait on Bok centre
Jaque Fourie is Western Province’s only injury concern ahead of their semi-final against the Cheetahs on Saturday.
The outside centre emerged with a foot injury after the 33-21 win over the Sharks last weekend but the extent of the injury will only be known on Monday.
Head coach Allister Coetzee also ruled out any chance of hooker Tiaan Liebenberg or loosehead prop Wicus Blaauw making a surprise recovery to return in time for the play-offs.
Fourie, Jackson cited
WP hooker Deon Fourie and Pumas fullback Johan Jackson have been cited for foul play during their respective matches last weekend.
Fourie will attend a disciplinary hearing after his hand allegedly made contact with hooker Bismarck du Plessis’s face in the 61st minute of WP’s 33-21 win over the Sharks last weekend. If Fourie is banned, it will be a big blow for WP who have already lost first-choice hooker Tiaan Liebenberg to injury.
Jackson was cited for a dangerous tackle on Lions fullback Burton Francois during the Pumas’ 34-27 win in Johannesburg.