“It’s Painful But I Am Confident That We Will Get It Right” – Jake White


Vodacom Bulls Director of Rugby, Jake White said the 47-20 loss against the Cell C Sharks hurts but experience comes through wins and losses and they will get it right.

“At times you must give credit, this is a tough place to play. Once they play their power game, get in the 22 and use their forwards, they can score against anybody,”

“It was difficult for us to stop them, even more, difficult to stop them with 13 men on the field. We fought bravely but we cannot make up things, it will not get easier but we just got to make sure we get things right.”

“The irony about tonight is that we beat the Sharks at home with a bonus point, and that means we are now identical (after this result). They must still play the Stormers and that opens up all the possible permutations in the tournament.”

Asked about Canan Moodie’s two yellow cards, White remarked: “You can imagine Canan is feeling down, I thought he was a bit unlucky. I understand by the letter of the law the ref’s decision was right but was it a scoring opportunity? Perhaps not. Canan will learn and he will become better for us,”

“We will get it right. One thing about sport is it takes a while. This time last year we were in the same boat, bottom of the log and wondering whether we will get into the playoffs and we did,”

“The players must go through this and it’s painful but I am confident that we will get it right. They are a good bunch of guys and they are hurting but they will get it right” concluded the Vodacom Bulls mentor.

White also had some words of thanks to fans who have travelled to spend their holiday season with the Vodacom Bulls. “The numbers we have seen over the last two weeks have been fantastic and I believe that the support will still grow for the competition, the more our rugby audience learns and understand the competition. Playing during this time of the year is different but we have enjoyed the incredible support, thank you to the fans.”