Revenge not on Bulls minds
Cape Town - The Bulls won't have revenge on their minds when they face the Brumbies in a Super Rugby clash at Loftus Versfeld on Friday night.As it happened: Bulls v Brumbies in 2013 semi-final
The Brumbies broke the Bulls hearts when they beat the men from Pretoria 26-23 in last year's semi-final at Loftus, with centre Tevita Kuridrani's late try sealing the win for the men from Canberra.
While it would be important to have a look at what cost them in that game, coach Frans Ludeke
said revenge would not be on their minds.
"We had a lot of opportunities that night, but couldn't convert it into points," he told the Beeld website
"The scrums also weren't good and they got 12 points (with penalty goals) We'll have to be better tactically and take our chances.
"Last year is last year. It hurt afterwards, but this is a new season. We won't focus too much on the previous game."
Last year's semi-final was characterised by then Bulls captain Dewald Potgieter
opting not to kick for goal on several occasions. His decisions backfired and the Bulls lost the chance to play in another Super Rugby final.
Kick-off for this Friday's game is scheduled for 19:10.Teams:Bulls:
15 Jurgen Visser
, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 JJ Engelbrecht
, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Bjorn Basson
, 10 Jacques-Louis Potgieter, 9 Francois Hougaard
, 8 Grant Hattingh
, 7 Jacques du Plessis, 6 Jono Ross
, 5 Victor Matfield
, 4 Flip van der Merwe (captain), 3 Werner Kruger
, 2 Callie Visagie
, 1 Dean Greyling
Substitutes: 16 Bongo Mbonambi, 17 Morné Mellett, 18 Marcel van der Merwe, 19 Paul Willemse
, 20 Jacques Engelbrecht, 21 Piet van Zyl, 22 Handré Pollard, 23 Ulrich Beyers Brumbies: