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Double injury blow for Bulls

Rugby

Johannesburg – The Bulls suffered a double injury blow to stalwart loose forwards Deon Stegmann and Dewald Potgieter during their first match on tour against the Hurricanes in Napier, New Zealand, on Saturday.

Stegmann (groin injury) and Potgieter (bicep) were forced to leave the field during the match.

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NAPIER, NEW ZEALAND - APRIL 05: Jacques-Louis Potgieter of the Bulls leaves the field injured during the round eight Super Rugby match between the Hurricanes and the Bulls at McLean Park on April 5, 2014 in Napier, New Zealand. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Team doctor Org Strauss confirmed that both players would return to South Africa on Sunday.

Wimpie van der Walt will fly to New Zealand to replace Stegmann, while in a reshuffle among the forwards Grant Hattingh will move to loose forward as replacement for Potgieter and Victor Matfield will replace Hattingh as lock cover. – Sapa

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