Bulls hope to have fixed scrum problems for Sharks encounter

AFTER a poor start to the second round of the Absa Currie Cup, Blue Bulls captain Derick Kuun is certain his side will turn their fortunes around when they meet the Sharks at Loftus tomorrow at 5.05pm.

AFTER a poor start to the second round of the Absa Currie Cup, Blue Bulls captain Derick Kuun is certain his side will turn their fortunes around when they meet the Sharks at Loftus tomorrow at 5.05pm.

The Pretoria side kicked off the second round of the competition with two consecutive defeats to the Lions in Johannesburg (13-20) and Western Province in Cape Town (25-19).

Kuun said they have regrouped after looking into the problems that largely contributed to their unimpressive recent performances.

"There is no doubt tomorrow's game against the Sharks is going to be tough because the Sharks are playing top-class rugby and leading the pack," he said.

"However, after rigorous training sessions and a successful team talk this week, everybody is now focused on the game on Saturday. We hope to redeem our tarnished image, at the same time brightening our opportunities of qualifying for the semifinals of the competition," he said.

A lot has been said about the Bulls' unsatisfactory scrums lately and hopefully they have done their homework.

The Bulls must also realise that the game is a full 80 minutes, something that seemed lost on them in their past two defeats.

Coach Frans Ludeke has retained the same squad that lost to Western Province at the weekend.

The Sharks are coming off a good victory over Boland and will be aiming to maintain their status as top dogs.

In another game tomorrow, Western Province meet the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.

Today's matches: Lions v Leopards (Ellis Park Stadium); Griquas v Boland (Kimberley).

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