Bulls on the brink

Sun, 02 Jun 2013 10:12
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The Bulls took a big step towards securing the South African Super Rugby title with victory over the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.

The Bulls took a big step towards securing the South African Super Rugby title with victory over the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.

Bulls captain Pierre Spies lauded his team after the Pretoria side climbed to second place overall in the Super Rugby standings with a 30-23 win over the in-form Cheetahs on Saturday.

"We always knew it was going to be a tough challenge to come to Bloemfontein and play against a very good Cheetahs team," Spies said.

"I am very proud of the boys for their performance."

With three games left after the June Test window, the Bulls needed a strong performance against the Cheetahs, and they delivered.

With good attacking play, solid defence and a 15-point contribution by Springbok flyhalf Morne Steyn, the Bulls consolidated their place at the top of the South African conference.

"We've worked hard to obtain a mixture of youth and experience in the side," Spies said.

"We've got a pretty good squad and we have been lucky with regards to injuries.

"When injuries did occur, we could fill the gap with another quality player. It took hard work and we are very happy with the result."

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