Currie Cup

Bulls look to continue with new style

2016-07-28 10:31
Nollis Marais (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Blue Bulls are looking to win their first Currie Cup title since 2009, but the way they play is of equal importance for coach Nollis Marais.

The Bulls have adopted a more enterprising style since Marais took over from Frans Ludeke in last year’s Currie Cup.

Despite missing out on a playoffs spot in Super Rugby, the Bulls showed glimpses of promise and will look to build on that in the Currie Cup Premier Division.

“It’s not so easy to head into a new direction with a relatively inexperienced team in Super Rugby. There will be pressure (in the Currie Cup), but not nearly as much as in Super Rugby,” Marais told Netwerk24.

“We therefore have to progress and start reaping the rewards with the new game plan that we are pursuing. In fact, it’s required of all players.”

The Bulls open their Currie Cup campaign at home against Western Province on Friday, August 5 (17:10 kick-off).

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