Reality has hit Blue Bulls coach Pine Pienaar like a ton of bricks, who has admitted that his team is under pressure in the 2012 Currie Cup.
The Bulls dropped into the last position on the standings after their 23-32 Currie Cup loss to the Golden Lions in Pretoria at the weekend.
"One knows you are under massive pressure and we've lost two matches consecutively and we are last on the log," Pienaar said.
"The reality is you have five games left and you will have to win all five of them otherwise you are not going to make it."
Pienaar said the side let themselves down defensively and the amount of unforced errors they made.
"What cost us was that try just before half-time and just after the break and from thereon you are in a position where you are chasing the game," he said.
"If you are chasing you are forcing passes and overturn possession.
"I thought we played good rugby at times and did the right things but once again we played against ourselves and made too many mistakes."
The Bulls mentor was scathing of some individuals' defensive efforts and added that he would have make employ some measures to remedy the problem.
"You can put guys there in a channel and you expect them and want them to make the tackle," Pienaar said.
"If they can't make the tackle the whole side is under pressure.
"This week we came up short with that and it is something we will have to have a look at and maybe there are other guys that can tackle."