In a week where there Currie Cup has been shown the door and put on forced leave the Blue Bulls troubles does not stop just there.

Irne Herbst, Shaun Adendorff and Burger Odendaal all suffered knee injuries during the Blue Bulls’ match against Free State on Saturday.

The Bulls conceded a late try as they slumped to a dramatic 41-40 defeat against the Cheetahs at Loftus. And to add insult to injury, three of their first-choice players were injured.

In a press release, the Bulls confirmed that Odendaal is likely to miss their next match against the Pumas. Herbst and Adendorff went to see specialists on Monday because their injuries are more severe.

‘With regards to Herbst, this has been a recurring problem for him and a decision regarding the rest of his season will be made in due course,’ read the Bulls statement. ‘Adendorff and Odendaal will in all likelihood not be available for selection this week.’

In some better news for the Pretoria-based side, utility back Ulrich Beyers, loose forward Boom Prinsloo, fullback Warrick Gelant and wing Duncan Matthews are expected to retain to full fitness in time for their next game.

Meanwhile, wing Travis Ismaiel and flank Roelof Smit will still be sidelined for at least two to three weeks and Jaco Visagie is a week away from his return to action.

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  1. Bulls defense is a major concern. It does not help you to score 34 and 40 points in consecutive weeks but still lose the game. Our defensive lines are poor, as is our one on one tackling

  2. @Aldo:

    They’ve turned into the Cheetahs of late… more interested in ‘flash’ than dominating teams defensively.

  3. @Jacques:

    Not to mention having to stretch himself thin across every team from senior to junior.

    But don’t worry Mitchell is in charge now… he’ll fix it all according to his head cheerleader :wink

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