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Bulls v Lions: How do you like your steak?

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Bulls director of rugby Jake White at Newlands before their Currie Cup match against Western Province on 28 November 2020.
Bulls director of rugby Jake White at Newlands before their Currie Cup match against Western Province on 28 November 2020.
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The hugely contrasting levels of recent activity by the Highveld rivals just add another element of intrigue to Wednesday's rare midweek Currie Cup clash between the Bulls and Lions in Pretoria.

It is a bit like gauging how you like your meat done on the braai coals: the Bulls look a little dangerously undercooked after seeing no action since their 32-29 defeat to the Sharks on 12 December, whereas the Lions could be more crispy than they would like around the edges after a mere four-day turnaround to the high-stakes derby.

Jake White's charges have had a coronavirus-enforced "draw" against Griquas, a bye, and then the rearrangement of their Lions duel since that Durban date, so hitting the ground running straight away on Wednesday may be difficult for them.

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