Fit-again Paige boosts Bulls

Rudy Paige has been included in the Vodacom Bulls squad for their Australasian tour.

The scrumhalf's return from a knee injury is good news for the Bulls, who will be without Piet van Zyl for the rest of the season. With Francois Hougaard also in the squad, Tuks' André Warner will tour as the third scrumhalf.

Werner Kruger, Jacques-Louis Potgieter and Dean Greyling have also been named in the squad. Kruger has recovered from an ankle injury after several weeks on the sidelines, while Potgieter (hamstring) and Greyling (leg) were also declared fit along with Burger Odendaal (ankle). Travis Ismaiel will tour as the extra outside back.

The Bulls will play the Blues in Auckland, Chiefs in Rotorua, Brumbies in Canberra and Rebels in Melbourne.

Bulls squad – Jesse Kriel, Bjorn Basson, JJ Engelbrecht, Travis Ismaiel, Jan Serfontein, Burger Odendaal, Handré Pollard, Jacques-Louis Potgieter, Rudy Paige, Francois Hougaard, André Warner, Arno Botha, Jacques du Plessis, Pierre Spies, Deon Stegmann, Lappies Labuschagne, Victor Matfield, Grant Hattingh, Flip van der Merwe, Werner Kruger, Marcel van der Merwe, Trevor Nyakane, Dean Greyling, Morné Mellett, Adriaan Strauss, Callie Visagie, Jaco Visagie.

Photo: Barry Aldworth/BackpagePix

Post by

Simon Borchardt