“We Have Got To Front Up And Stick To Our Systems” – Russel Winter


The Vodacom Bulls forwards coach, Russell Winter, insists that the match against Exeter Chiefs remains the focus and not the permutations as the team prepares for a tough clash, willing to fight fire with fire.

“We have got to front up on Saturday, sticking to our systems, which will help us do well. We have to try hard and stay within what we have been coached and try to break them down in the way that they want to play, that is how we are going to get the result,”

“We are playing one of the top clubs in a top premium franchise competition, so the intensity will be higher and we are going to have to match it and improve our intensity if we want to make that we get the win. We have to be up for it physically, mentally and on our game, they might find some cracks; but if we do what we train, then we will be okay,”

“We know they (Exeter) are a very good side, we know that they are well coached and we know that in the game that we played against them (in Exeter on December 17), they really put in a big scrum and mauling performance. We know their pack of forwards is a really good set of forwards, they really play and play expansive rugby as well if they want to,”

“We have to prepare for all these things and come Saturday, we are going to put our best foot forward and hopefully we have prepared well enough to win the game” Winter concluded.