Was the 56-20 loss to the previously winless Chiefs a listless one-off after a bye week or a sign that the South African side's early season form has flattered to deceive?
The Bulls hooker, who is in career-best form in Super Rugby, says he needs his coach to "actually believe in me and not just worry about my performance, but also worry about my family".
Super Rugby Round 6 is highlighted by a rare Sunday afternoon fixture while the SCG surface will again take centre stage in Sydney. Follow the team lists as they're announced here.
Can the Reds and Chiefs finally get a win in Super Rugby? They have tough assignments in Round 5 while the Southern Derby looms large on Saturday. Full squad lists here.
Goodness gracious, Will Genia's still got it. After a poor finish to 2018, the Rebels halfback is seemingly back to his best. Meanwhile, are the All Blacks inching closer to a Ngani Laumape-Jack Goodhue midfield combination?
The Bulls went to the top of Super Rugby's South African conference as talismanic fly-half Handre Pollard led his side to a comprehensive 37-14 victory over the Sharks at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday.
Round 4 kicks off in Wellington and continues with the undefeated Rebels and Crusaders hosting the next games, against the Brumbies and the Chiefs respectively, but the best might just be coming last with the Bulls hosting the Sharks at Loftus Versfeld.
Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus happy South Africa's Super Rugby players are grabbing 'Test match mould'
South Africa coach says "about 80 percent" of his Springboks squad for the Rugby World Cup in Japan is "settled".
The veteran hooker has been eased into the side, after sustaining a calf injury, but he was superb in the Round 1 defeat of the Stormers and then was immense in the Bulls' 30-12 victory over the Lions at Emirates Airline Park on Saturday.
Flyhalf Handre Pollard kicked 20 points as the Bulls inflicted back-to-back defeats on the Lions on Saturday
Former Junior Springboks lock Eli Snyman and former South Africa Blitzboks sevens star Dylan Sage will each make their first Super Rugby start on Saturday, when the Bulls face the Lions in the Jukskei Derby at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg.
Three big trans-Tasman clashes headline Round 3 of Super Rugby, including a double-header to get us started on Friday evening. Read on for all of this week's team lists.
The Jaguares finished over the top of the Bulls in Buenos Aires to record their first win of the Super Rugby season.
In Super Rugby round two we see two trans-Tasman clashes as well as a New Zealand derby. Read for all of this week's team lists.
Round 1 of Super Rugby is in the books and there were already some interesting takeaways for each team and the big question mark hanging over their heads in 2019. We address the key execution, or personnel issues, here.
Former Springboks winger Cornal Hendricks will make a return to Super Rugby after a four-year break on Saturday, when the Bulls take on the Jaquares in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Former South Africa Blizboks Sevens star Rosko Specman scored a brace of tries as he made a sensational Super Rugby debut, while Springboks fly-half Handre Pollard delivered a masterclass kicking display as the hosts won 40-3.
The Super Rugby season is once again upon us. Here, we analyse the South African conference, and ESPN columnist Greg Growden offers his thoughts on each of the five franchises.
The Springboks star signed for the Bulls instead of the Stormers because "it was the right thing to do" after the Cape Town franchise said it would rather invest in young players.
Bulls and South Africa lock R.G. Snyman has undergone ankle surgery and will miss the opening two months of of the season, his Super Rugby franchise has announced .
Cornal Hendricks, a former Cheetahs and Springboks winger, retired in 2015, on medical advice, after he discovered that he had a heart defect. He will step out for the Bulls vs. the Lions in Pretoria on Saturday.
Springboks Schalk Brits and Duane Vermeulen have joined the Bulls after stints at clubs in Europe, adding considerable experience to an already generous tally of internationals in the squad.
The former Stormers, Toulouse and South Africa prop will assist the Bulls two days a week while continuing in a similar role for the Bloemfontein-based Cheetahs in their Guinness PRO14 campaign.
The new jerseys, inspired by Marvel's Spider-Man, Thor, Black Panther and Captain America, will debut in public at the Super Hero Sunday preseason double-header at Cape Town Stadium on February 3.
Human, who will be mentored by Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus during pre-season in the build-up to the Super Rugby campaign, was a no-nonsense loose forward who played 116 games for Eastern Province and 82 for Free State.
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- BULLS14thTRIES SCORED 1st Crusaders : 25 Tries ScoredCRUS1st1125
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