Marais: I take full responsibility

Bulls coach Nollis Marais says if the board decided to fire him, he would accept it.

On Saturday, the Bulls suffered their worst home defeat in the history of Super Rugby when they were smashed 62-24 by the Crusaders.

They have lost six out of nine matches this season, including a defeat to the worst team in the competition, the Sunwolves.

'I take responsibility for everything,' Marais told Netwerk24. 'There is great dissatisfaction and I understand that.

'If the [Bulls] board decides I'm not up to it, I'll accept it.'

Marais said he still believes the Bulls can be a top team.

'Every coach has his own rugby philosophy and I've achieved success with every team I've coached in the past.

'I think we have a good coaching team. It would be wrong for me to put the blame on them. If anyone is to be in the firing line, it's me. I take full responsibility.'

Photo: Lee Warren/Gallo Images

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Simon Borchardt