Fitness boost for Blue Bulls

Date published: September 14 2015

Blue Bulls coach Nollis Marais will have most of his regular squad members fit and ready ahead of their away fixture with Western Province on Friday.

The Currie Cup game in Cape Town could see Roelof Smit (wrist) and Dayan van der Westhuizen (shoulder) play, as they return to training on Tuesday.

Coach Marais will also have Duncan Matthews (hamstring) back next week, as well as prop forwards Ettienne Swanepoel (back) and Justin Forwood (ribs).

Irne Herbst, Piet van Zyl, Callie Visagie, Morne Mellett, Nick de Jager and Dennis Visser will only play next year, but Hanro Liebenberg could be back early next month, Blue Bulls team doctor Org Strauss confirmed on Monday.