{
    "title": "Smit out of Highlanders clash",
    "image": "https:\/\/images.supersport.com\/2018\/4\/Roelof-Smit-180419-Training-G-300.JPG",
    "body": "<p>\r\nThe Vodacom Bulls will be looking for a new flanker this week with the news that Roelof Smit failed his HIA test and will be stood down for the week.  <\/p>\r\n<p>\r\n\u201cRoelof has a head injury and the results are not very favourable,\u201d team doctor Herman Rossouw said Monday, \u201che will be on the sideline for the rest of the week.\u201d<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\nThere is also concern for Sevens Bok Tim Agaba, who picked up a contusion on his bicep in the Supersport Challenge match this past weekend although Dr Rossouw says it \u201cdoesn\u2019t seem to be too serious.\u201d<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\nNic de Jager and Travis Ismaiel both have returned to full training with the side, while Ruan Steenkamp continues to make good progress.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\nCoach John Mitchell has also revealed it will still be a few weeks before Jamba Ulengo is out on the field again.<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\n\u201cJamba is still a way off. He still has to get process fit. And obviously we will decide when he is at that point when he plays and he may have to come back through Supersport Challenge. Tim has also injured an arm so he will be out for an extended period as well. Nick is not far from returning but he will probably go to Supersport Challenge this week. <\/p>\r\n<p>\r\n\u201cTravis will be back in contention and will be considered for the 23. Unlikely to start because he hasn\u2019t had too much rugby but he has met the standards and I will make a decision between him and Duncan (Matthews) come Wednesday. \u201c<\/p>\r\n<p>\r\nThere was some bad news for back-up flyhalf Marnitz Boshoff, who injured his meniscus (knee) last week and needed to undergo surgery, meaning he is likely to be out of action for six weeks, and will join Hanro Liebenberg on rehab duty, with the flanker also still out for six weeks after surgery.<\/p>",
    "blurb": "The Vodacom Bulls will be looking for a new flanker this week with the news that Roelof Smit failed his HIA test and will be stood down for the week.",
    "date": "2018-04-24T08:34:31",
    "author": "Brenden Nel",
    "credit": "supersport.com",
    "img_credit": "Roelof Smit \u00a9 Gallo Images",
    "category": "Vodacom Super Rugby",
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}