“It’s going to be a massive task and we have to prepare as best as we can with what we’ve got.
“But again, it’s an opportunity for the players to test themselves against a good side like that, if they haven’t played in the Currie Cup or URC before.”
The Bulls and Cheetahs have been the strongest teams in the Currie Cup, with the latter yet to lose a match this season.
Smal’s men extended their lead at the top when they fought back to beat the Pumas 31-26, after being down 26-12 at half time.
“I’m happy with how our team performed, the Pumas are a team that’s well drilled with big set pieces, and I think their all-round game is good,” Smal said.
“You have to close them down in all phases. It was difficult in the beginning. I think we made it too easy for them and we weren’t accurate enough, especially in the first half, to really put them under pressure.”
The Bulls are six points clear of the Cheetahs, but the latter have two games in hand.
The Cheetahs are away to the Griquas on Saturday in a match that will kickoff at 2.30pm.