Spies: We have enough quality
Cape Town - Bulls captain Pierre Spies
believes they have enough quality players to achieve success in Super Rugby.
The men from Pretoria have experienced a topsy turvy sort of season in which they struggled to put consistent performances together week after week.
However, despite this they still top the South Africa Conference
with five wins from eight games, and the skipper believes last week's 34-0 win over the Kings in Port Elizabeth could be the turning point in their season, as they prepare to face the Waratahs in Pretoria on Saturday.
"A match like the one against the Kings just strengthens the belief in what we're trying to achieve," Spies said on the Beeld website
"We saw what we are capable of. The most important thing is to get the right result. If I can use the Force game (a 36-26 win) as an example: that was not a good performance. Yet we still won and scored four tries. That's what it's all about."
Spies also believes they have enough "special" players to turn the season into a memorable one.
"It often happens that a game develops different to what one envisions. Then you have to rely on hard work and grind out a result. That's why we need special players. Guys who believe in what we do. We have those types of players, and we have to prove it again this week."
The clash at Loftus Versfeld kicks off at 17:05 on Saturday.Teams:
15 Jurgen Visser, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 JJ Engelbrecht
, 12 Jan Serfontein
, 11 Bjorn Basson
, 10 Mornè Steyn, 9 Jano Vermaak
, 8 Pierre Spies
(captain), 7 Arno Botha, 6 Dewald Potgieter
, 5 Juandrè Kruger, 4 Flip van der Merwe, 3 Werner Kruger
, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle
, 1 Dean Greyling
Substitutes: 16 Willie Wepener, 17 Frik Kirsten, 18 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 19 Jacques Potgieter, 20 Francois Hougaard
, 21 Louis Fouchè, 22 Lionel MapoeWaratahs:
15 Israel Folau, 14 Cam Crawford, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Rob Horne, 11 Tom Kingston, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Brendan McKibbin, 8 Wycliff Palu, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Dave Dennis (captain), 5 Kane Douglas, 4 Sitaleki Timani, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Benn Robinson.
Substitutes: 16 John Ulugia, 17 Paddy Ryan, 18 Mitchell Chapman, 19 Pat McCutcheon, 20 Matt Lucas, 21 Ben Volavola, 22 Peter Betham