17 Jul 2012

Bulls on their way to New Zealand

10:21 am on 17 July 2012

The South African rugby side the Bulls are on their way to New Zealand with some extra bulk.

Lock Flip van der Merwe has recovered from a hip injury and been added to their squad for Saturday's Super Rugby play-off match against the Crusaders in Christchurch.

The Bulls have beaten the Crusaders in their last three play-off matches, but all three were in South Africa.

The Bulls decided to fly to New Zealand a couple of days later than normal.

They'll get their first taste of Christchurch conditions on Wednesday, with a training run scheduled for Thursday.