Bjorn Basson and Morné Mellet have been ruled out of the Blue Bulls' opening Currie Cup match against the Golden Lions at Ellis Park on Saturday.
Basson, who holds the record for most tries in a Currie Cup season, is suffering from an ankle injury that will keep him on the sidelines for the next two weeks. Morné Mellet is still struggling with a knee injury and will not be considered for selection this week.
A couple of players did not train on Monday, but will be fit for the short trip to Joburg.
This list includes Grant Hattingh (ankle), Tony Jantjies (gastro) and Jono Ross (hip), who are all expected to be back on the training ground on Tuesday.
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