Bulls injury concerns

The Bulls will be without Deon Stegmann for their match against the Brumbies this weekend, but Flip van der Merwe should be available.

The Bulls lost to the Reds in Brisbane on Saturday, a foot into touch in the last play of the match giving the Reds the win.

Stegmann hurt his ankle in the match and has been ruled out for a week.

Good news though is that Bjorn Basson, who made his return from injury against the Reds, and Flip van der Merwe, who missed the match, should be able to face the Brumbies.

All the other injured players will only return in three or more weeks, with Akona Ndungane, Dean Greyling and Francois Hougaard expected to be fit to face the Kings late in April. Wynand Olivier is expected back the week after (against the Waratahs ) and Marcel van der Merwe in May only.

By Richard Ferguson