Vodacom Bulls coach Jake White says playing their elimination games at ‘Fortress Loftus’ could have them charging to the Currie Cup title.
The Bulls will host the Lions in the first Currie Cup semi-final in Pretoria since 2016 and, if they are victorious, Loftus will host a final for the first time in more than a decade.
White believes his team can go all the way in the competition to secure a second piece of silverware under his reign, but remains wary of a Lions team who lost only one of their six Currie Cup matches this year, incidentally against the Bulls a week ago.
‘The big thing now is, we have to win,’ White said. ‘We have an opportunity to win the last two games of the season. We worked incredibly hard to reach the playoffs and if we can beat the Lions in the semi-final, we’ll have a home final at Loftus.
‘If you think where we came from – eight months ago we were nowhere, we lost six straight in Vodacom Super Rugby and a year ago we finished seventh in the Currie Cup – but now we must use the positive energy around the team.
‘We have a big chance to win the Currie Cup, playing at home where we haven’t lost. It’s up to us now to ensure we don’t lose that record.’
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