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Bulls fans to turn Soweto blue
A sea of blue coming to Soweto (Gallo Images)
Soweto – The grass is green and the seats blue, now all that the Orlando Stadium needs is to be filled by 36 000 spectators with blue jerseys and flags.
That, according to Bulls captain Victor Matfield, will hopefully be the last ingredient to help the Bulls beat the Crusaders in Saturday’s Super 14 semi-final.
The Crusaders were also the Bulls’ semi-final opponents in 2006, 2007 and 2009.
Matfield is delighted with his team’s preparation and believes that the rest, that most of the team had at the weekend, will prove invaluable.
“We can only speculate as to whether the Crusaders will be jet-lagged or not, but the reality is that it’s up to us to exploit that,” said Matfield.
“If they are feeling tired, we have to pile on the pressure by playing in the right areas of the field. The guys are also aware of the historic aspect of the occasion, but apart from that it’s about us wanting to win trophies.”
Bulls flyhalf Morné Steyn does not foresee any problems in kicking the ball through the posts at Orlando Stadium.
“The surface is very good. In fact, it’s probably one of the three best surfaces I have kicked on this year,” Steyn said after the team’s training session.