Clean bill of health for Bulls

The Vodacom Blue Bulls are set to be at full strength for their Currie Cup clash against Western Province on Friday.

There are no injury casualties following their thrilling derby match against the Lions at Loftus last Saturday, meaning coach Nollis Marais will have all regular squad members available for selection.

Flank Roelof Smit has a minor wrist injury and prop Dayan van der Westhuizen is nursing a shoulder niggle, but both will return to training on Tuesday and are expection to be ready for the trip to Cape Town, according to team doctor Org Strauss.

In addition, Duncan Matthews (hamstring) as well as props Ettienne Swanepoel (back) and Justin Forwood (ribs) have been cleared and will be back in action next week, but Irne Herbst, Piet van Zyl, Callie Visagie, Morné Mellett, Nick de Jager and Dennis Visser have all been ruled out for the rest of the season.

In better news, Strauss confirmed Hanro Liebenberg could be back as early as next month, after suffering a ruptured intestine against WP in round three of the competition.

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