Du Plessis available for Blue Bulls in Currie Cup

The Blue Bulls have been given a boost for their Currie Cup match this weekend
as loose forward Jacques du Plessis has recovered from his broken jaw and will
be available for selection.

Du Plessis trained with the rest of the team on Monday as preparations began
for their Currie Cup match against Western Province this week.

While Du Plessis returned to training a number of players sat out with minor

Sampie Mastriet (hip contusion) and JJ Engelbrecht (rib contusion) will again
train on Tuesday, but prop Dean Greyling will have to pass a fitness test on
Thursday is he is to play against Western Province on Saturday in Cape Town.

He is suffering from a calf strain. His regular back-up, Morne Mellett
is having a scope on his knee today and will be out of action for at least four

Bjorn Basson (ankle) is also close to full fitness, team doctor Org Strauss
confirmed and should be ready to play in the next two weeks.

Tian Schoeman is another who is recovering well from an ankle injury and could
train next week.

Pierre Spies, Arno Botha, Frik Kirsten, Jaco Visagie and Flip van der Merwe
remain on the long-term injury list.

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