BULLS

Flip the surprise omission

The only surprise at the unveiling of the Springboks’ training squads was the omission of veteran lock Flip van der Merwe. JON CARDINELLI reports.


Duane denies Bulls

Duane Vermeulen blocked a last-minute drop goal attempt to help the Stormers beat the Vodacom Bulls 15-13 at Newlands. JON CARDINELLI reports.


Van Zyl must handle the heat

The outcome of the Newlands derby will depend on Piet van Zyl's performance in the face of some fierce Stormers defence, writes JON CARDINELLI.


Van Zyl gets Bulls No 9 jersey

Piet van Zyl will start at scrumhalf for the Vodacom Bulls' crucial clash with the Stormers at Newlands on Saturday.


‘Hougaard is form wing in SA’

Five former Springboks on Francois Hougaard's best position and whether he should stay on the wing for the Vodacom Bulls in the absence of Rudy Paige.


Paige blow may bring Bulls low

Rudy Paige's injury is a significant setback for the Vodacom Bulls ahead of their tactical arm-wrestle against the Stormers. JON CARDINELLI reports.


Paige to miss Stormers clash

Vodacom Bulls scrumhalf Rudy Paige will be out of action for at least two weeks.


All at stake in Newlands derby

The Vodacom Bulls will strengthen their claim for a home semi-final if they down the Stormers in Cape Town this Saturday. JON CARDINELLI reports.


Pollard puts boot into Sharks

The Vodacom Bulls' superior tactical-kicking performance earned them a massive 17-10 win over the Sharks at Kings Park on Saturday. JON CARDINELLI reports.


Pollard primed to slay Sharks

The Sharks' pack and defence will be under enormous pressure when they host the red-hot Vodacom Bulls at Kings Park this Saturday, writes JON CARDINELLI.


Bulls bolstered by returning Boks

Flip van der Merwe will make his first start of the season in one of five changes to the Vodacom Bulls' pack for the match against the Sharks in Durban on Saturday.


Pollard keeps Sharks guessing

The Vodacom Bulls will be less predictable and much more dangerous if they back Handré Pollard at No 10 at Kings Park this Saturday. JON CARDINELLI reports.


Bok trio back for Bulls

Adriaan Strauss, Jan Serfontein and Handré Pollard will be considered for the Vodacom Bulls' match against the Sharks in Durban on Saturday.


Bulls gore Reds at Loftus

The Vodacom Bulls moved back to the top of the SA conference as they heaped more misery on the Reds with a 43-22 victory. BRENTON CHELIN reports.


Kaplan: Spies wrong about restart

Former Test referee Jonathan Kaplan says the Lions were entitled to take the quick restart that caught the Vodacom Bulls off-guard at Ellis Park last Saturday.


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