Bulls optimistic about Stander, Potgieter

The Bulls said scans on injured loose forwards CJ Stander and Dewald Potgieter have shown they could be ready to face the Chiefs on Friday..

Stander (hip) and Potgieter (AC joint) sustained injuries against the Highlanders on Saturday. A statement from the Bulls said they expected them to be ready for the Hamilton match, one the Bulls must win in order to stay in touch with the conference leaders, the Stormers.

‘We were really concerned about both these players but Dr Org Strauss and his medical team did wonderful work and are positive that both will be available for selection,’ the release read. ‘The injuries are not as serious as initially thought. We are fortunate that the other 24 players on tour will all be available for selection.’