On Friday night, the Bulls expect a tough clash against the Ospreys in Swansea, where a win could potentially secure them a place in the home quarter-finals.
However, the side from Pretoria was not the best escape home, with a success rate of more than 30 percent. They face a formidable striker, seven players playing for Wales.
“Look, we didn’t do well. I have been with teams with great success away from home. This is not something you plan ahead of. This is what we need to fix. What we are working on. Tomorrow is a great opportunity to see again how well we play away, ”said Bulls Rugby Director Jake White.
Both teams have something to play for. The Ospreys ’victory will lead them to top the rankings and get eligible for the Heineken Cup and Champions Cup next season, while winning bonus points for the Bulls could secure a place in the quarter-finals at Loftus.
“We are not under the illusion that it will be an easy game. It is easy to say that we should get a bonus point, but the reality is that tomorrow we will have to find a way to play well. This is the most important thing. They have 7 forwards who played against us, playing for Wales, so it will not be easy, ”White added.
“With a difference in points, this is an interesting game. It’s one of those games that needs to be taken care of as the game unfolds. “
Kriel start against Ospreys
David Krill was given a nod to start from the flank, following his excellent game against the Lions last weekend despite a lack of playing time at the URC.
“He played well against the Lions. Ospreys kicked a lot up and under. From the lineup too. He is very good as a high catching ball. ”
With a team participating in both the championship and the Curry Cup, the White people have yet to throw balls in domestic competitions, leading the table with ten wins. White attributes the success of his side to the speed of their work.
“I am satisfied with the pace of work and the workload we have given to these players. We are talking about a combination. You have to find a way to double certain players. We are not in a position where we can choose a completely different team (for each competition).
“If all goes according to plan, we can be the first in the Curry Cup and the top four in the URC by the time we go home,” White said.