Bulls Leading the way.
April 29, 2013 in Uncategorized
The Bulls are currently at the top of the SA log and deservedly so. The Cheetahs are only a point behind. Who would have guessed that at the start of the season. (Probably the Bulls and Cheetahs supporters)
I still do not think that either the Bulls or the Cheetahs have enough to win the comp proper but stranger things have happened.
I read in the paper that the reason the Bulls are facing another mass exodus of senior players is because most of them had been asked to take a salary cut due to the fact that all the young superstars the Bulls signed in 2012 are costing them a small fortune. It is difficult for guys like Steyn, Kirchner ect to take a pay cut at this stage of their careers. But that said the young guns they do have on contract are all the real deal and should bring them glory in the short future presuming the can hold on to them. Not sure (as said before) that in 2013 these youngsters have what it takes to win the S15 but 2014 might be.
The Stormers have had an unforgettable season thus far. I know they can still make the play-offs given their end of season is a lot easier than their start and the fact that a few of their “big name” players will be coming back from injury. Still can’t see them ending much higher than 4 th (3rd pushing it) but as we have seen in past seasons one really needs to be in the top 2 teams to win.
I am still convinced the fact that Aus teams plays a lot less rugby than Nz or SA teams give them an added advantage and the fact that Nz teams tends to rest their Super Star more esp during the NPC puts them ahead of us.