United Rugby Championship: Bulls ready to ‘fight’ for playoff spot

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 Credit: PA Images
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The Bulls face Glasgow Warriors this weekend as the race for the United Rugby Championship playoffs heats up.

There are only four points between the eighth-placed Bulls and second-placed Stormers, making for a mouth-watering final two rounds.

Crucial period

Bulls captain Marcell Coetzee says his side has viewed their recent games as “must-win” as they push for a playoff spot in their first season in the competition.

“The past few games have basically been must-win games for us,” he said.

“The guys know the importance of the next few games. We are in a position where we need to fight and the guys have embraced that and this weekend will be no different.

“We face a quality Glasgow Warriors side. This past weekend the DHL Stormers played very well against them but Glasgow Warriors were also very dangerous in some areas.

“What we learnt is how patient the DHL Stormers were, and they managed to break them (Glasgow Warriors) down no matter what they threw at them.

“It goes to show that they were a team that was well-prepared, and they knew that if they stuck to their systems, they would get the upper hand.”

Coetzee does not mind which day their games are played on; he just loves playing in front of good crowds again, as the South African teams can host up to 50 per cent capacity.

“We don’t mind, we just want to play rugby. Whether it’s Friday night or on a Saturday at two o’clock,” he added.

“It’s just phenomenal playing at Loftus these days, especially with the crowds coming back and support that we have been gathering.

“I’ve personally enjoyed having fans back and the team has been feeding off that. No matter what the time, we just want to play in front of a passionate crowd.

“That is something we have experienced now, and it is something some of us thought we would not experience here at Loftus, but it’s been phenomenal, and we are so happy to have the fans back.”

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