Bulls Fitness Boost

Bulls stalwarts Victor Matfield and Jan Serfontein both returned to the training field on Monday as the team prepare for their Vodacom Super Rugby match against the Lions at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.  Matfield is back in action after a medical procedure on his knee and will be considered for the weekend, while Serfontein, who was a late withdrawal against the DHL Stormers due to a hamstring niggle, will also be ready to take his place.  Rudy Paige and Jacques-Louis Potgieter are still out of action due to a knee injury and hamstring strain respectively, but should be fit to travel with the team when they depart for their Australasian trip on Sunday.

Pierre Schoeman (knee, 15 July), Bandise Maku (pectoral, 31 July), Carlo Engelbrecht (ankle, 31 Mei), Werner Kruger (ankle, 11 May), Duncan Matthews (knee, 31 Aug), Ruan Steenkamp (knee, 31 July) and Ryan Nell (knee, 31 Aug) remain on the long term injury list.