Currie Cup

Currie Cup: Why decimated Bulls can afford to go (likely) 0/1

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Pine Pienaar will be the Bulls' stand-in head coach when they host Western Province in their Currie Cup opener. (Photo by Johan Rynners/Gallo Images)
Pine Pienaar will be the Bulls' stand-in head coach when they host Western Province in their Currie Cup opener. (Photo by Johan Rynners/Gallo Images)

It is going to be a novel experience, if nothing else, to observe just how the Bulls fare with effectively “third-team” resources in round one of the Currie Cup against fiercest rivals Western Province at Loftus later on Saturday (16:00).

They will be tackling, after all, a WP side that looks a fair bit closer to first-class credibility on paper.

Consequently, the Capetonians will be the outfit under the greater pressure: it is almost a no-win occasion for them, with “margin of victory” arguably much more relevant in advance than any “whether they’ll win” considerations.

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Fixtures
Sun 25 Jul 21 13:00 PM (SAST)
New Nation Pumas
DHL Western Province
Mbombela Stadium
Sun 25 Jul 21 15:15 PM (SAST)
Vodacom Bulls
Sigma Lions
Loftus Versfeld
Fri 30 Jul 21 16:45 PM (SAST)
Sigma Lions
New Nation Pumas
Emirates Airlines Park
Results
Sat 24 Jul 21
Toyota Cheetahs 30
Cell C Sharks 47
Wed 21 Jul 21
Toyota Cheetahs 38
DHL Western Province 21
Wed 21 Jul 21
Sigma Lions 31
Tafel Lager Griquas 41
Logs
Team
P
W
PTS
1. Cell C Sharks
5
2
20
2. Tafel Lager Griquas
6
3
19
3. New Nation Pumas
5
2
15
4. Vodacom Bulls
4
2
14