16.5.2019 08:18 am
The Bulls now run the risk of another wasted campaign if they can’t lift themselves on their Super Rugby tour.
The Bulls have derived 11 hours of playing time and much of their grunt from loose forward Hanro Liebenberg this season, so coach Pote Human was delighted on Wednesday to be able to name him in his side to face the Rebels in Melbourne on Friday in the first game of their Super Rugby tour.
Defence proves an afterthought in Doornfontein, but at least Swys de Bruin’s troops are back on track.
It means Robert du Preez’s competitive troops won’t end their Super Rugby tour unbeaten.
The defending champions run rampant as they exploit a home side that simply looked out of their depth.
It would indeed be a momentous achievement given SA’s struggles overseas generally.
Yet that’s easier said than done against the defending champions and frontrunners … even at Loftus.
The Lions coach bravely opens up on the stress-related illness that’s changed his life and how he’s learnt to cope with it.
Marvin Orie, a lock, might not have been tortured so much by the (now former) Waratahs wizard, but he knows the significance.
How the Bulls and Bok hooker only makes his return now from suspension still boggles the mind, but that chapter is now closed.
World Cup years aren’t really a great time to experiment, but these men’s form warrant a closer look.
The Bulls prop now has a rock-solid case for being unable to be ignored by the national selectors.
It’s become harder and harder to ignore the claims from Dan du Preez as the Bulls’ backs make their presence felt.
Robert du Preez says their denial of a rare victory in Christchurch was ‘heartbreaking’, but a draw still felt like a win.