The Blue Bulls rugby team will have to dig deep if they are to raise their game to another level against Griquas on Friday.
While Saturday’s win over the Cheetahs in the Currie Cup rugby match in Bloemfontein underlined the Bulls’ defence as a formidable trump card, it should be cause for concern for coach Frans Ludeke that for the greater part of the game his team had to be satisfied with less possession and territorial advantage and scored no points in the second half.
Morris Gilbert writes in Beeld that there is also concern about Bryan Habana’s level of play. While he did score one of the Bulls’ two tries, he looked listless and is again too inclined to want to intercept the ball, leaving his defence channel unmanned in the process.
But in the end the Bulls utilised their fewer chances better than the Cheetahs, but could have, and should have, scored four tries for a bonus point if it weren’t for so many critical errors near the hosts’ try line.
Because of poor decision-making the Bulls also kicked away too much possession and conceded so many penalties in the second half that it made it even more difficult to build up any meaningful momentum.
It was good news for the Bulls that Morné Steyn kicked better at the posts after having struggled badly in especially the game against the Boland Cavaliers at Loftus Versfeld.
Against the Cheetahs Steyn succeeded with five of his six kicks at goal.Tweet