Bulls: Back to square one

Sat, 22 Feb 2014 13:34
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The Bulls will have to go back to the drawing board before they take on the Lions at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria next Saturday.

The Bulls will have to go back to the drawing board before they take on the Lions at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria next Saturday.

The Bulls are have managed a solitary losing bonus point from the opening rounds of Super Rugby, following a 9-15 loss to the Cheetahs in dire conditions in Bloemfontein on Friday.

Bulls captain and lock Flip van der Merwe was disappointed with his side's performance, admitting that the wet conditions hampered the visitors on the attack.

"This wasn't typical Bloemfontein weather," Van der Merwe said.

"But that's Super Rugby.

"If you aren't a hundred percent on song, you are going to lose the game.

"We aren't pleased with our game at all," Van der Merwe added.

"We made a lot of errors and we couldn't execute. That put us under a lot of pressure.

"They used the chances they had and converted them into penalties .That [the penalties] they converted into points. That is how you win Super Rugby."

The Bulls captain said a big turnaround was needed by his side in the build up to the Lions game next weekend.

"No one is going to do you any favours and let you win a game," he said.

"You still have to put in the hard yards and play your own game if you want to win," he added.

"That is what we need to do this week. We need to bounce back."

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