Stark truth: Bulls should have been better on tour

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Jake White. (Photo by Harry Murphy/Gallo Images)
Jake White. (Photo by Harry Murphy/Gallo Images)

Unexpected development from the first four rounds of the inaugural United Rugby Championship: the Bulls ending the period second from bottom overall and as worst-performing South African side.

With their five points out of a possible 20, the Pretoria-based franchise find themselves ahead of only Zebre, although compatriots the Sharks (also five points) are a mere whisker in front of them on the table based on a superior “for and against” tally.

In their defence, Jake White’s charges were the only SA outfit to play two Irish sides – that country conspicuously leads the overall charge – on their main touring segment of the competition, and had perhaps the toughest early fixture list of the domestic quartet overall.

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