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Jamba Ulengo (Gallo Images)
Jamba Ulengo (Gallo Images)

Pretoria - The Bulls returned to Loftus Versfeld on Monday with more injury headaches than they would like, and a mini-crisis at wing ahead of their Super Rugby clash against the Sharks this Friday night.

After the highs of winning the Mauritius 10s, and the performances of some of their players at Springbok and South African A, the Bulls would have hoped to return to Super Rugby for their last three games in high spirits and keen to finish off on a positive note, but an injury list that stretches to 13 players in total and will see some reshuffling of players, especially in the backline, is hardly what they would have wanted before the game against the Sharks this weekend.

With winger Jamba Ulengo (knee) and Travis Ismaiel (knee) both a week away from action, their loss against the Lions in the SuperSport Challenge last Friday saw them lose two more wingers in Jade Stiglingh (broken cheekbone) and Rabs Maxwane (concussion) in the same game. Maxwane’s concussion is his second of the season, meaning he will need to undergo a mandatory six week layoff before returning to action.

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