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The hammering of the Rebels in the opening game of the season seems a long time ago for Tana Umaga’s men as since then they have gone down to the Chiefs, Highlanders and Crusaders on successive weekends. That leaves them 13 points off the conference-leading Chiefs.
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Subsequently they desperately need at least four points against the Bulls if they are to stay in touch with the competition pace-setters.
The Bulls meanwhile finally got on the win board last weekend but have already had a bye round so their recent woes are not as concerning.
Games between these sides are often closely fought and three of the last four meetings have seen the losing side get a bonus point. Each outfit has two victories apiece in those four matches but the Blues have won all but one of their previous 11 home games against the Bulls.
What may worry Bulls supporters is that they have won just one of their last 10 games in New Zealand, with their last success coming in round 4 of 2013, at the Blues. It doesn’t get any easier next week too for the Pretoria outfit as they head to Hamilton to take on the Chiefs.
However, with the Blues having now lost their last three matches overall – the last time they suffered a longer losing streak was a run of nine across the 2014 and 2015 campaigns – the Bulls will be buoyed by their rival’s recent woes and hope to strike while confidence is low.
The last time these teams met: Their last face-off came in Round 14 of 2015’s season when the Blues came out on top 23-18, ending a run of two losses to the Bulls. A try in either half from Lolagi Visinia and George Moala and the boot of Ihaia West saw them claim the win, with Jan Serfontein scoring two tries for the visitors. Handré Pollard could only slot eight points off the tee though to West’s 13-point offering.
Blues: 15 Michael Collins, 14 Matt Duffie, 13 Rieko Ioane, 12 George Moala, 11 Melani Nanai, 10 Piers Francis, 9 Augustine Pulu, 8 Jerome Kaino, 7 Blake Gibson, 6 Jimmy Tupou, 5 Patrick Tuipulotu, 4 Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, 3 Charlie Faumuina/Sione Mafileo, 2 James Parsons (c), 1 Pauliasi Manu
Replacements: 16 Matt Moulds, 17 Ofa Tu’ungafasi/Sam Prattley, 18 Sione Mafileo/Ofa Tu’ungafasi, 19 Akira Ioane, 20 Murphy Taramai, 21 Sam Nock, 22 Ihaia West, 23 TJ Faiane
Bulls: 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Travis Ismaiel, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Jamba Ulengo, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Hanro Liebenberg, 7 Nick de Jager, 6 Ruan Steenkamp, 5 Lood de Jager, 4 Jason Jenkins, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Adriaan Strauss (c), 1 Lizo Gqoboko
Replacements: 16 Jaco Visagie, 17 Pierre Schoeman, 18 RG Snyman, 19 Jannes Kirsten, 20 Rudy Paige, 21 Tian Schoeman, 22 Burger Odendaal, 23 John-Roy Jenkinson