Injury sidelines Ismaiel
Blue Bulls wing Travis Ismaiel has been ruled out of Saturday's Currie Cup match against the Sharks after sustaining a knee injury in last weekend's loss to the Golden Lions.
Ismaiel, who scored his first Currie Cup try, will be out of action for at least two weeks.
Akona Ndungane has been declared fit following a hamstring strain and will train on Monday.
According to Blue Bulls team doctor, Org Strauss, Ismaiel was the only casualty from the Lions clash.
Tony Jantjies (back), Jacques du Plessis (finger) and Francois Venter (shoulder) will only train on Wednesday. Frik Kirsten, who missed the last two matches due to an ankle injury, also returns to training on that day.
Callie Visagie has also being ruled out for six weeks following a scan on his ankle and he will join Ismaiel and Jean Cook (broken thumb) on the sidelines.
Basil Short (knee), Francois Hougaard (ankle), Cornell Hess (knee), Deon Stegmann (shoulder), Arno Botha (knee), Pierre Spies (bicep) and Louis Fouchè (knee) remain long term casualties.