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Why the Bulls are in pole position to best deal with next season's Euro rotation race

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Marcell Coetzee. (Photo by Christiaan Kotze/Gallo Images)
Marcell Coetzee. (Photo by Christiaan Kotze/Gallo Images)

One issue will, in all likelihood, dominate South African franchise rugby next season: rotation. 

With the Stormers, Sharks, Bulls and Lions primed for entry into the European Champions and Challenge Cup, managing the workload of what will admittedly have to be a deep squad becomes key.

Yet while the current debate on that reality mostly centres on whether SA Rugby's salary cap - R64.5 million on a maximum of 50 senior contracted players - is sufficient for cultivating enough depth, another pertinent question is if local players are psychologically ready for a squad philosophy that's still relatively new to them.

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