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'Thanks', Bulls … that was inadvertent favour to Boks

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Bulls players look dejected following their 35-8 Rainbow Cup final defeat to Benetton in Treviso. (Photo by Roberto Bregani/Gallo Images)
Bulls players look dejected following their 35-8 Rainbow Cup final defeat to Benetton in Treviso. (Photo by Roberto Bregani/Gallo Images)

Click! Can you also hear the sound of knees jerking after the Bulls’ surprise roasting on the spit in the Rainbow Cup final?

There have been a few instances of that among observers, I’ve noticed ... though it was to be expected in the wake of the startling 35-8 reverse to Benetton.

Simply, there could be no excuses: the Italians were superbly motivated, polished and tactically spot-on in the showpiece, as they engineered a proud moment in their history.

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