Another blow for Dewald

Dewald Potgieter is set to miss the Bulls’ clash against the Brumbies and their overseas tour because of a hamstring injury.

According to SuperSport.com, the Bulls flanker is out for four to six weeks. He tore his hamstring after just 10 minutes during his first Super Rugby start this season against the Lions last Saturday. Potgieter will now miss the Bulls’ next match against the Brumbies on Saturday and the team’s tour to Australasia, which kicks off on 4 May.

The 25-year-old’s latest injury comes after he returned to match fitness five weeks earlier than expected following a cut to his arm. He suffered the freak injury while opening a window at a wedding, shortly before the start of the tournament and he was expected to be sidelined for 12 weeks.

The Bulls are still waiting on injury updates on prop Dean Greyling and lock Flip van der Merwe ahead of the team’s clash against the Brumbies in Pretoria. Flanker Deon Stegmann won’t be available for selection this weekend, but could still make the touring squad.