Double blow for Bulls

The Bulls have lost flank Jacques Potgieter and prop Frik Kirsten to injury after their first tour match against the Rebels last Friday.

According to SuperSport.com, Potgieter suffered a knee injury during the Bulls’ 41-35 win over the Rebels and medical scans have revealed that the player will be out for six to eight weeks. Kirtsen broke his hand after coming off the bench in Melbourne and will be sidelined for six weeks. Both forwards will make the trip back to South Africa.

The Bulls have called up prop Rayno Gerber and flank Gerrit-Jan van Velze to bolster their front row and loose forward stocks respectively ahead of their next tour fixture against the Waratahs.

Prop Dean Greyling will also return home after the birth of his first child. This means Dawie Steyn will start against the Waratahs next weekend as he is the only loosehead specialist in the current squad.