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Bulls are one win away from silverware

If the Bulls can manage to beat the Pumas in two weeks at Loftus Versfeld, they will – for the first time in a decade – win a significant trophy.

Duane Vermeulen and his Bulls team had to dig deep to beat the Lions by 30-25 in a tough Jukskei Derby in Johannesburg on Saturday.

The Bulls put in a massive second half shift to consolidate their position at the top of the Super Rugby Unlocked standings. After five rounds, the Bulls are 19 log points, with one match remaining, in two weeks’ time against the Phakisa Pumas.

If Jake White’s men can beat the Pumas, they will almost certainly be crowned champions of this post-Covid-19 tournament. It will also be the team of Pretoria’s first notable trophy in a decade, after being crowned SuperRugby champion in 2010.

The Bulls did win the South African conference in the SuperRugby series in 2013, but winning this trophy has never been considered a significant achievement by fans – especially if the team could not at least reach the final.

So, it looks like the Jake White era is going to start very promising and Bulls fans will hope that the team under White’s management will once again be able to reach the heights of the past, when winning trophies was almost a habit for the once feared mighty Bulls of Loftus Versfeld.


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