Rugby | Mixed emotions for Bulls coach

Cape Town – Bulls coach
Nollis Marais had mixed emotions after his side secured a narrow 30-27 victory
over the Sunwolves in Singapore last Saturday.

Although Marais was pleased
with the outcome – their first overseas victory since 2014 – he feels his side
should have won the match by a bigger margin as they dominated most facets of

“The guys reminded me that we
haven’t won outside South Africa in a while and that I wasn’t too friendly with
them afterwards. I expected more from the team and the players after that dominant
performance,” was quoted as saying by IOL.

“I think if you look back to
the beginning of the season we were demolished in the scrums by the Stormers
and were criticised for our set-pieces.

“If you look at the last
two games our set-pieces are a dominating factor and something we can score
points from and I’m pleased that we were able to be so dominant in those phases
and get some points.

“At the same time we
should have had a better conversion rate by half-time and we had at least six
opportunities and we didn’t use them. We should have finished better and
ensured that the outcome of the game doesn’t come down to the last 10 minutes
of the game.”

In their next assignment, the
Bulls will host the Cheetahs in Pretoria on Saturday (19:15 kick-off).


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