PRETORIA – In an unyielding competition like Super Rugby, it is never the right time to go into battle without your first-choice players.
Bulls coach Pote Human’s hand has been forced this week with the suspension of Schalk Brits while Jesse Kriel and Handre Pollard get a rest as per the World Cup protocols.
Human also opted to rotate his wingers with Johnny Kotze and Jade Stighling earning starting berths replacing Rosko Specman and Cornal Hendricks for tomorrow’s return clash against the Jaguares at Loftus Versfeld.
That is a lot of changes for a team battling to truly find their rhythm after complete destruction at the hands of the Chiefs a fortnight ago.
But there is probably not a better time to give the stalwarts a rest and give the backup players a run.