Willemse also Brisbane bound

Willemse also Brisbane bound

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Junior Boks star Paul Willemse has also left for Brisbane to join the Vodacom Bulls squad due to Bok lock Flip van der Merwe being in doubt for the Reds clash.

There is still some hope that Van der Merwe may recover in time to face the Reds in their Vodacom Super Rugby match after he took a knock to the chest against the Crusaders. The initial diagnosis was 5-10 days out, but the Vodacom Bulls are hoping for a quick recovery.

According to Vodacom Bulls coach Frans Ludeke the decision to fly Willemse out is a precaution, as a final call on Van der Merwe will only be made on Wednesday.

Grant Hattingh, the other lock on tour, is also doubtful with concussion and although Jacques Potgieter can fill in at lock if necessary, Willemse can easily play in Brisbane.

• In a related incident, Crusaders hooker Ben Funnell was suspended for one week after a dangerous tackle on Hattingh which led to the concussion.

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Mar 18, 2013
Junior Boks, Paul Willemse, Vodacom Bulls

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