There was good news for Vodacom Blue Bulls coach Pine Pienaar on Monday with all players returning from the Springboks squad declared fit and available to play against the MTN Golden Lions on Saturday night.
This means that Zane Kirchner, Francois Hougaard, Mornè Steyn, Arno Botha, Jacques Potgieter, Juandrè Kruger and Flip van der Merwe are available to play on the weekend.
The Blue Bulls need to win this match to avoid the promotion/relegation match and if other results go their way, could still qualify for the play-offs of the Absa Currie Cup.
Kirchner (hip) and Potgieter (stomach muscle strain), will not train on Monday, but will be back on the field tomorrow, team doctor Org Strauss confirmed.
Louis Fouchè (AC-joint strain), Dewald Potgieter (quad), Bjorn Basson (knee) and Franco Mostert (head knock) are all on the side line today, but will train tomorrow.
Pienaar will name his team for the Coca-Cola Park clash on Wednesday.