Rebels lose Kingston, Hegarty in doubt for Bulls

Rebels outside back Tom Kingston has been ruled out of his team’s final regular Super Rugby season match against the Bulls in Pretoria afetr succumbing to an ongoing chronic knee injury.

Kingston, who has flown home from South Africa and has been battling Patella Tendinopathy throughout the duration of the season, started on the wing against the Lions on the weekend however will now head back to Melbourne to undergo further assessment before the Club are able to decide what course of action to take to repair his knee.

Young flyhalf Bryce Hegarty remains in South Africa undergoing further assessment to a shoulder injury sustained against the Lions, and remains in doubt for the season-ending clash against the Bulls.

Sam Jeffries and Lopeti Timani have both recovered from their respective injuries and have flown to South Africa to meet up with the squad and potentially be named in the matchday 23 to face the Bulls, while Alex Rokobaro has also answered an SOS to head to the Republic.

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