BULLS

NZ Rugby World - - Super 18 -

RE­CRUIT­MENT BAL­ANCE

They didn’t lose their best play­ers in the same sort of num­bers that they did after the last World Cup. But that’s more be­cause they barely have any left. A cou­ple more half de­cent blokes who have been around a bit are head­ing to Europe and the only plus for the Bulls was that they man­aged to per­suade Lood de Ja­gar to join them.

WHAT CAN WE EX­PECT TAC­TI­CALLY?

We can’t even say they will bring a big pack, a big boot and no imag­i­na­tion any more. Not sure how they will play but more perti­nently, nor are they.

GUT FEEL – RIS­ERS OR FALL­ERS?

They are a side in de­cline. They look weaker over­all than last year and it is clear that South African play­ers don’t want to be play­ing their club foot­ball in South Africa.

WHERE WILL THEY FIN­ISH?

Prob­a­bly out of the run­ning. The Storm­ers will pip them again and the Bulls won’t have enough points for a wild­card.

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