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Bulls sweat over Hougaard fitness



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Blue Bulls coach Pote Human is having sleepless nights waiting to hear if star fly-half Derick Hougaard will be available for their Absa Currie Cup semi-final clash with the Free State Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

The Springbok No.10 strained a muscle in his groin during the Bulls’ final round robin clash with the Cheetahs at the weekend and Human will have to wait until Tuesday to find out if he will be able to play.

Another injury worry for Human is first choice prop Rayno Gerber, who injured his shoulder in the Bulls’ 17-29 loss to the Cheetahs.

Gerber will also have a fitness assessment done on Tuesday.

Human admitted the loss to the Cheetahs was a setback ahead of the play-offs.

“Obviously losing the last game at the weekend didn’t help the confidence,” Human told this website.

“I think most of the pressure is on the Cheetahs now though. The home ground advantage is big, but it can also tell against a side as they have more to play for in front of the home crowd.

“We have nothing to lose and we’re just happy to be in the semi-finals really.”

By Gareth Green 365 Digital

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