Bulls coach heaps praise on Kirsten
Cape Town - Bulls head coach Nollis Marais has hailed the
impact made by his flank Jannes Kirsten in this year's Super Rugby tournament.
Kirsten made his debut for the Pretoria outfit in their
season opener against the Stormers in Cape Town and although the Bulls lost
that clash, the 22-year-old has subsequently delivered several impressive
In the return match against the men from the Cape in
Pretoria at the weekend - which the Bulls won 17-13 - Kirsten was named
man-of-the-match and Marais sang his praises afterwards.
"I don't think Jannes realises just how good he
is," Marais told Times Live.
Kirsten himself admitted that he has come on in leaps and
bounds since the start of the Bulls' campaign.
"When I was chosen I was a bit wide-eyed, thinking I
would be playing against big Boks. All that pressure motivated me to lift my
game," he said.