Bulls lose two more to injury

Adding to their injury woes reported yesterday, the Bulls will now take on the Stormers without the services of Akona Ndungane and Jacques Potgieter.

Already without Wilhelm Steenkamp, Dean Greyling and Marcel van der Merwe, Brenden Nel of SuperSport reports that the Bulls have now made the call not to risk the two Boks ahead of a long season.

Ndungane has an ankle injury while Potgieter is suffering from a groin injury. And this is BEFORE the season even begins!

Lionel Mapoe will no doubt move to wing, while one of Deon Stegmann or Arno Botha is likely to replace Potgieter.

Stormers: 15. Jaco Taute, 14. Gio Aplon, 13. Jean de Villiers (captain), 12. Damian de Allende, 11. Bryan Habana, 10. Elton Jantjies, 9. Nic Groom, 8. Duane Vermeulen, 7. Rynhardt Elstadt, 6. Siya Kolisi, 5. Andries Bekker, 4. De Kock Steenkamp, 3. Pat Cilliers, 2. Deon Fourie, 1. Steven Kitshoff
Bench: 16. Martin Bezuidenhout, 17. Frans Malherbe, 18. Don Armand, 19. Nizaam Carr, 20. Dewaldt Duvenage, 21. Gerhard van den Heever, 22. Joe Pietersen

Bulls: Team to be announced on Tuesday