PRETORIA – There is nothing more refreshing than the frankness with which hookers speak.
Blue Bulls hooker Edgar Marutlulle is one such character and while not speaking out of turn in his media interview this week, the former Potchefstroom Boys’ High School pupil was honest enough to reveal that winning the Currie Cup is not the be all and end all for his team.
Not to say that it is not important for the the team to get their hands on a trophy they last won nine years ago but Marutlulle says the process of getting there is the one that is of paramount focus for the Bulls.
“To be honest, we have never spoken once about winning this competition. For us it’s been about a lot of improvement and process stuff. We have not spoken about winning, it is about making sure we improve in every facet and we are stringent about that. The result will take care of itself, it sounds cliché but ja,” Marutlulle said.
Marutlulle, who has won the Currie Cup with the Golden Lions in 2011, wants the Bulls to follow John Mitchell’s blueprint in making sure they do the small things right first and then they will lead to them getting the ultimate prize.