Du Preez loses fitness race for Bulls’ Cheetahs clash



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It’s definite: Bulls scrumhalf Fourie du Preez will not be considered for Saturday’s Super 14 match against the Cheetahs after sustaining a calf injury in the close win over the Western Force last Saturday.

The Bulls on Monday were holding thumbs that the tactical ace would be available after all, but team doctor Org Strauss said on Tuesday that it was in the best interests of the player that he did not play in the South African derby.

Strauss added that the injury was more serious than first thought and Du Preez immediately started with his rehabilitation.

Heini Adams (pictured), who has had limited time on the field this season, is certain to replace Du Preez and Francois Hougaard will be on the bench.


The Bulls are set announce their team for Saturday’s rugby match on Wednesday.


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