Van der Merwe to miss opener

Date published: February 2 2015

Bulls prop Marcel van der Merwe will miss the opening week of the Super Rugby season due to a medial knee ligament injury, it was confirmed.

The prop’s injury occurred on Saturday at Allianz Park, when the Blue Bulls played against Aviva Premiership side Saracens in a warm-up friendly.

“Van der Merwe injured his knee and pulled his hamstring in the second half and will be out for three to four weeks,” team doctor Org Strauss confirmed.

“The Springbok prop was the only casualty in the match and Vodacom Bulls coach Frans Ludeke should have a fairly fit squad to pick from for their first match, against the DHL Stormers at Loftus Versfeld on February 14,” continued a statement released on on Monday.