Western Province continued their profitable begin to the Currie Cup with a 41-33 win over the Bulls on Friday evening. It was their second victory after beating the Lions of their opening match final weekend. For the Bulls, their seek for a primary victory within the Currie Cup continues.
Regardless of the loss, Bulls Currie Cup coach Edgar Marutlulle was happy with sure facets of the sport, having led 33-25 in the course of the second half.
“I believe in a lot of the recreation we had been actually enjoying the higher rugby with all of the possession, we had been dominating the contact and going ahead.
“Simply as soon as once more when it comes to transition, a few lapses and doubtless simply within the breakdown in transition, however I believe we’re actually a lot improved. I believe these transition moments price us the sport as we speak,” stated Marutlulle.
Winless in six video games
The Bulls are winless in six video games in all competitions, having final tasted victory in January in opposition to Exeter Chiefs within the Champions Cup and have conceded 104 factors within the first two matches of the Currie Cup.
Bulls director of rugby Jake White says he takes accountability for the horror run and that he must be held accountable for one more loss and never Marutlulle.
“The explanation I’m right here as director of rugby is that this week I principally took this group of gamers. I needed to make use of it as a chance for subsequent week, in order that’s why it will be unfair for Edgar to tackle the negativity of this end result,” he stated.
‘What’s gone fallacious?’
“It’s no excuse. I’m making an attempt to mirror and be philosophical about the place we’re as a bunch.
“We’ve been dominating as a union for the final three seasons – juniors, seniors, Currie Cup, URC last – and I believe, what’s gone fallacious?
“The reply for me is I used to be sick in December, and once more it’s not an excuse, and I used to be most likely a little bit bit disconnected from the group.
“I believed altering the group and the workforce and giving some guys time without work final 12 months was simply too robust for everyone to again up each week, as a lot because it labored once we performed Wednesdays and Saturdays in the direction of the again finish of the 12 months.
“For the primary time as a bunch, we’re most likely below strain, and it’s completely different strain to what we now have skilled earlier than. We’ve simply obtained to ensure we get by means of this. It doesn’t imply it’s going to vary in a single week, however we simply must get by means of it as a union.
“I’m the man in cost and I’ve to make choices, and a lot of the choices I’ve made over the past couple of years have labored in our favour.”