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    Bulls: Time for learning over

    2013-03-25 22:37
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    Cape Town - Flank Dewald Potgieter says the Bulls aren't at school anymore - therefore the time for learning lessons is over.

    After an impressive start to their Australasian tour - where they beat the Blues 28-21 in Auckland - the men from Pretoria have come unstuck badly in recent weeks, losing 41-19 to the Crusaders and 23-18 to the Reds last week.

    "We just cannot go on learning lessons every week. This isn't school," Potgieter told the Beeld website.

    "It's all good to learn lessons, but we're doing that for two weeks now. First against the Crusaders and then against the Reds. After a while you have to show that you've understood what went wrong.

    "If you want to win this competition, losses must be like a rude awakening. It should not be something you're use to. And it must be such a rare occurrence that you do deep introspection to learn from your mistakes."

    And Potgieter, who last week made his return from a knee injury, is confident they can still make a success of their tour when they face Jake White's Brumbies on Saturday.

    "We knew from the start it was going to be a tough tour. We have to win at least two tour games which means Saturday will determine if the tour was a success or not."

    The Bulls will go into the match against the Brumbies without flank Deon Stegmann, who injured his ankle against the Reds. He will be out for at least a week.

    Their clash in Canberra kicks off at 10:40 (SA time) on Saturday.


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