Tryless Bulls also mindful of their defence against Blues

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The Bulls, (captain Burger Odendaal pictured) who are both winless and tryless from their first two games, against the Sharks (15-23) and Stormers (0-13) have scored their only points from penalty goals.

 

Attack coach Chris Rossouw was not concerned over the lack of tries.

 

"There is a lot of frustration because we are in fact a team that strives for an attacking approach," he told Netwerk24.

 

"Tries are the end-product of quite a few things and we must increase our off-the-ball work ethic, build more phases, reduce aimless kicking and be more clinical."

 

Rossouw said he would have been more concerned if the side wasn't producing opportunities and they had been managing to do that.

 

"Our pack performed well against the odds in the Stormers game and we created lots of chances. It's something we can turn around. I have no doubt that we have the team to be competitive and play exciting rugby," he said.

 

Meanwhile, head coach Pole Human said while there were concerns over their attack it was important to remember their responsibilities in defence, especially against an attacking-minded team like the Blues.

 

"We've worked hard on our attacking play the last two weeks. We simply must use our chances. It bothers everyone and I hope it shows Saturday. However, we'll also have to defend really well and we need to excel in both departments," he said.

 

"The competition is definitely not a sprint and if we can win the next three games at Loftus [against the Blues, Jaguares and Highlanders] then we'll go on tour with good momentum."

 

Human has stuck with almost all of his starting line-up from their game against the Stormers before last week's bye weekend. Wian Vosloo has been named as the starting blindside flanker in place of Abongile Nonkontwana.

 

Corniel Els and Ruan Steenkamp have been named on the bench ahead of their first appearances of the season.

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