The Blue Bulls Company (Pty) Ltd on Thursday confirmed that three players, Dean Greyling, Basil Short and Hencus van Wyk, were withdrawn from this weekend’s matches for the Vodacom Bulls and Vodacom Blue Bulls after suffering minor injuries in a car crash on Wednesday.


Greyling (knee) and Van Wyk (scrape wounds) were due to play for the Vodacom Bulls against the Emirates Lions and Short (neck) for the Vodacom Blue Bulls against the Limpopo Blue Bulls on Saturday.

They will be replaced by Morne Mellett, Dayan van der Westhuizen and Nqoba Mxoli respectively.

According to Xander Janse van Rensburg, High Performance Manager of the BBC, the trio were returning home from a quick hunting trip just outside Pretoria when their vehicle overturned.

“We are grateful that they did not sustain any serious injuries. Dean injured his knee, Hencus suffered some burns and Basil injured his neck, which resulted in him spending the night in hospital for observation. We wish them a speedy recovery.”

Greyling and Van Wyk is still due to travel with the Bulls on their overseas leg of the Vodacom Super Rugby competition, departing Sunday.

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  1. @Americano: Boere from the other side of the Koeksuster curtain, they do not go out to the State Theater on a Wednesday night…..but maybe it was just an accident and nothing more, will see what comes out on this…..

  2. Haha bunny. They didn’t go out wednesday evening. They were out on a hunting trip and rolled the car on the way back. But yes 3 props going out hunting can only mean one thing on the way back.

  3. I can’t blame these guys for going out and throwing some back if that’s what happened.
    They know scrum time is going to be like a trip to the gallows for ZeeBulls front row Saturday.
    Darth Ludeke is so fiendish, I wonder if he staged this for an easy out post- apocalypse.
    I am still looking forward to game.

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