Bulls halfbacks Rudy Paige and Jacques-Louis Potgieter will not be considered for Saturday’s Vodacom Super Rugby match against the Stormers in Cape Town due to injury. Paige has a grade 1 medial ligament tear and will be out of action for at least two weeks, whilst Potgieter have a grade 1 hamstring tear and will return to action on May 4th, team doctor Org Strauss confirmed on Monday. Burger Odendaal (hamstring), Bjorn Basson (knee), Flip Van Der Merwe (knee) and Arno Van Wyk (bronchitis) sat out training on Monday, with Odendaal only returning Thursday.
Basil Short (calf) will sit out training this week. Victor Matfield (knee, May 4), Pierre Schoeman (knee, 15 July), Bandise Maku (pectoral, 31 July), Carlo Engelbrecht (ankle, 31 May), Werner Kruger (ankle, 11 May), Duncan Matthews (knee, 31 Aug), Ruan Steenkamp (knee, 31 July), Ryan Nell (knee, 31 Aug) remain on the long term injury list.