The Vodacom Bulls players Dean Greyling and Zane Kirchner will know after fitness tests on Wednesday if they will be able to play against the Toyota Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
Kirchner has recovered from a finger operation, but is still suffering tenderness following the removal of a screw, whilst Greyling limped off the field during the weekend’s 18-16 win over The Sharks in Durban.
Dewald Potgieter, Akona Ndungane and Louis Fouchè will also only return to the training field on Wednesday following the match.
It was also reported from the Springbok training squad assembly in Durban that Flip van der Merwe and Juandrè Kruger did not train due to niggles, but will remain with the training squad till tomorrow, when all the players return to their franchises.
The long term injury list sees regulars Paul Willemse (8 weeks) and Cornell Hess (6 months) on a long term recovery following knee operations.
Wiaan Liebenberg (AC shoulder, 3 weeks), Travis Ismaiel (shoulder, three weeks) and Frans Venter (groin, two weeks) will be back sooner.
Meanwhile A SANZAR Judicial Hearing has found Bjorn Basson of the Bulls not guilty of contravening Law 10.4 (j) Dangerous Tackling – Lifting Tackling after he was cited during a Super Rugby match at the weekend.
No further sanction has been imposed on the player.