VIDEO: Bok boost for Bulls

Mon, 07 May 2018 18:51

INJURY UPDATE: The Bulls received a timely boost ahead of their crucial Super Round 13 encounter with the Sharks.

The entire squad that featured in the 17-29 loss to the Stormers at the weekend will be available to face the Durban-based franchise this coming Saturday.

Springbok prop Trevor Nyakane, who struggled with a neck injury last week and sat out the encounter with the Stormers, trained with the team on Monday and will be available for selection.

Bulls coach John Mitchell will be hoping for a much-improved performance by his team this week.

"It was a very untidy performance by us," Mitchell said of the loss to the Stormers last week.

"The Stormers need to be given credit for their performance. We got ourselves back in at 17-12, but not everything was going for us.

"Even some of the refereeing decisions were challenging. However, we were able to remain calm and got ourselves back into the match.

"At 17-12, to not take command of possession in the match is something we are going to have to learn,"

"The character from us was good. I said to the guys you don't have to be perfect here but you have to learn to fight.

"At the end of the day, they won the forward battle, in my honest view, so we will have to take that on the chin. I think it's important to acknowledge when you get beaten. They won the early races and dug deep when it mattered,"

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