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Bulls have scrum half concerns

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The Vodacom Bulls’ loosehead prop Gurthr’ Steenkamp will be on the Bulls injury list for at least three months after he severely damaged the tendons in his forearm in an accident.


The real worry however is who will be able to wear the number 9 jersey at the start of the Super 14 which is now only three months away.


Bulls forward coach Pote Human, on the Bulls website that the team’s preparation is going very well but at the moment he is concerned about Heini Adams’ knee.

 

Adams stood in for Fourie du Preez in the Bulls Semi final last year at Loftus.

“Heini believes he will be fully fit when the Super 14 kicks off but he is still experiencing pain when he jogs.” Human said on the Bulls website.


The Bulls have a new player in their ranks who Human says has impressed him.


“Fourie du Preez is busy with his rehabilitation, but I must say that the young scrumhalf Francois Hougaard impressed me during training.” du Preez’s injury kept him out of the Springboks match against Wales this past weekend.


Hougaard, who is a product of the Paul Roos Gymnasium, is the current SA under 19 scrumhalf and was instrumental in WP’s conquering under 19 campaign.


Human says of Steenkamp that he isn’t sure exactly what happened to him but apparently the big Springbok’s forearm was cut by a piece of glass.


The other players in the squad who are able to scrum on the left are Jaco Engels, Werner Kruger, Sangoli Mxoli and Rassie van Vuuren.

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