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Bulls will be stronger in fortnight's clash with Highlanders

Getty Images and James Mortimer     07 May 2013     Getty Images

Kirchner has another week of recovery left from his finger injury, Visagie's ankle has been cleared and Serfontein's lower leg contusion cleared up. Van der Merwe is back at full training following his knee operation and subsequent recovery phase.

Paul Willemse (11 weeks, knee), Cornall Hess (6 months, knee) and Frans Venter (groin, 5 weeks) are the remaining longer term casualties.

Jean Cook (AC joint, one week) and Wiaan Liebenberg (shoulder, sonar on Monday) were injured in the Vodacom Blue Bulls clash against the EP Kings.