Bulls kicking the best - Naka
Cape Town - Cheetahs coach Naka Drotské says the Bulls beat them with a highly effective tactical plan in their Super Rugby clash in Bloemfontein over the weekend.
The Bulls' kicking game was again top notch which meant the Cheetahs struggled to get out of their own half.
"We all know tactical kicking is the Bulls' strength. With Morné Steyn amongst their ranks, they are definitely the best team in the world with that," Drotské told the Beeld website
"We couldn't get any territory in the first half and had to tackle 70% of the time."
Cheetahs captain Adriaan Strauss
agreed with his coach as to where things went wrong.
"It's tough to play our type of running game against them if you're constantly camped inside your own half," said Strauss.
While the Cheetahs were also dominated in the lineouts
, Strauss said he was pleased with they way they scrummed and also singled out wing Willie le Roux for an exceptional performance.
Le Roux scored a brilliant individual try when he chipped the ball over the Bulls defence to score under the posts.
"At that moment I shouted to Willie to pass the ball. He apologised after he scored but I told him it was fine. He is a special player. He has the X-factor."
After their loss the Cheetahs remained second in the South African conference
and moved down to fifth spot on the overall log.
Their remaining round robin matches are against the Stormers (away, June 29) and Blues (home, July 6).