Pretoria - The Blue Bulls will warm-up for their Currie Cup campaign with a week-long tour in Japan before facing the best of their domestic competitors.
According to the supersport.com website, the Blue Bulls will head to the land of the Rising Sun for a friendly match against the Canon Eagles to round off their preparations for this year’s Currie Cup.
The match, set for July 31, will give the Bulls a chance to test some of their younger players ahead of a gruelling Currie Cup season where they hope to pick up their first trophy since 2009 when they beat the Free State Cheetahs in the final.
Canon Eagles have recently been in the news with the signing of Springboks Willie le Roux and Francois Hougaard, who will join them after the World Cup before Le Roux heads back to the Sharks. Hougaard’s future after the Japanese season is still uncertain with both English and French clubs chasing his signature.
The Eagles previously had Adam Thomson and Callum Bruce as their overseas signings, but the squad the Bulls will face will be made up of a majority of Japanese players.