A nine-try romp for the Bulls over table-topping Leinster, provided a perfect afternoon’s entertainment at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday and a significant boost to their confidence ahead of their United Rugby Championship (URC) quarterfinal in two weeks.
Who they will face would be determined by the outcome of later matches, but for Jake White’s charges, this was a statement performance albeit against a Leinster side that was missing all its Irish national stars.
Still as one sage viewer at Loftus put it, “you can only play what is in front of you,” and the Bulls did that bloody well, winning 62-7.
They dominated their understrength opponents from the first whistle through their forward pack.
It started at the scrums, where the Bulls generated penalties, carried on through with their mauling, while in the loose, eighthman, Elrigh Louw and skipper Ruan Nortje featured prominently.
That supremacy produced a surfeit of possession for scrumhalf Embrose Papier, whose distribution was efficient, with inside centre Harold Vorster also c
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