Currie Cup

Bulls bosses worried about Currie Cup woes

2016-06-02 08:36
Barend van Graan (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The top brass at the Blue Bulls are concerned about the team’s performances in the Currie Cup Qualifying tournament.

This comes after the past weekend’s 51-26 home defeat to the Leopards left the Blue Bulls with only one win from seven matches.

They are 14th and on the overall log, with only the winless Namibia behind them.

Due to the complex nature of the competition, the Bulls - along with the five other unions with Super Rugby franchises - do not have to qualify for the Currie Cup Premier Division.

The six teams with Super Rugby franchises, along with the three best placed of the so-called smaller unions, will advance to the Premier Division later in the year.

However, the Bulls bosses have taken note of the team’s struggles.

“Measured against our own standards, the team’s performances are unacceptable,” Barend van Graan, CEO of the Blue Bulls Company, told Netwerk24.

“The matter had been discussed with the head coach (Hendre Marnitz), his coaching staff and players and we are hopeful that the team will perform better as the tournament progresses.”

The Blue Bulls’ next match is against the Griffons in Welkom on Saturday.


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