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Pierre Spies misses remainder of year
ESPN Staff
June 25, 2013
Bulls back-row Pierre Spies is put through his paces in pre-season training, Loftus Versveld, Pretoria, South Africa, November 30, 2011
Pierre Spies leaves a substantial hole to fill in the backrow © Getty Images
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Pierre Spies will miss the remainder of the season after tearing a biceps muscle playing for South Africa against Samoa in the final of the Quadrangular Tournament on Saturday, dealing a massive blow to the Bulls' hopes of winning a fourth Super Rugby title.

Spies will undergo surgery on Tuesday after seeing specialists, one each in Johannesburg and Pretoria, for opinion and ultrasound scans.

Bulls team doctor Org Strauss said the surgery will rule Spies out for the remainder of the season, including the Rugby Championship and the Springboks' end-of-year tour to Europe.

The Bulls, eight points clear of the Cheetahs atop the South African Super Rugby conference, and third behind the Brumbies and the Chiefs in the overall standings, have not announced who will take the captaincy in Spies' absence.

Australia
Pos Team P W D L Bye F A PD TF TA TBP LBP Pts
1 Brumbies 15 10 2 3 2 415 274 +141 41 28 5 2 59
2 Reds 15 9 2 4 2 307 284 +23 30 21 4 2 54
3 Waratahs 15 8 0 7 2 399 357 +42 43 33 1 3 44
4 Melbourne Rebels 15 4 0 11 2 344 478 -134 38 61 3 5 32
5 Force 15 3 1 11 2 246 351 -105 23 32 0 5 27


New Zealand
Pos Team P W D L Bye F A PD TF TA TBP LBP Pts
1 Chiefs 13 10 0 3 2 383 283 +100 40 29 6 2 56
2 Crusaders 13 8 0 5 2 338 263 +75 32 24 3 3 46
3 Blues 13 6 0 7 2 298 282 +16 35 26 6 5 43
4 Hurricanes 13 6 0 7 2 303 349 -46 30 36 3 4 39
5 Highlanders 13 2 0 11 2 276 374 -98 28 40 2 4 22


South African
Pos Team P W D L Bye F A PD TF TA TBP LBP Pts
1 Bulls 13 10 0 3 2 367 263 +104 32 27 4 2 54
2 Cheetahs 14 9 0 5 1 345 317 +28 35 28 2 4 46
3 Sharks 13 6 0 7 2 285 252 +33 25 24 2 4 38
4 Stormers 13 6 0 7 2 264 264 0 22 17 1 5 38
5 Southern Kings 13 3 1 9 2 255 434 -179 23 51 2 0 24

Full Super Rugby 2013 table >>.

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