Singapore’s adopted home team HITO-Communications Sunwolves are set to take on South Africa’s Bulls at the National Stadium tomorrow in the only Super Rugby match to take place in Singapore this year.
The last match between the Sunwolves and the Bulls in Singapore took place in 2016, where the Bulls won by a small margin, with a score of 27-30.
The Sunwolves arrived in Singapore off the back of the Super Rugby break for the June Tests, to play their third final match and the last home game of the season. The team can look forward to the staunch support of their fans after a season of progress which saw them win two Super Rugby games in a row for the first time.
Set to take on the Bulls for the second time at the National Stadium, the SUNWOLVES are determined to seize their first Singapore victory.
Sunwolves Acting Head Coach Tony Brown, who has taken over Jamie Joseph’s coaching duties for the remainder of the Super Rugby 2018 season, shared his thoughts on tomorrow’s match against the Bulls. “What Jamie and the recent coaching team has done with the Sunwolves has made it easy to take over, so it’s just business as usual for us. We are getting better every week and we have a pretty competitive side. Tomorrow and the next two games
are obviously going to be our goal, and I know we’ve got the team and got the game to compete at this level.”
The Sunwolves and the Bulls teams had their individual Captains Run’s at the National Stadium pitch earlier today to prepare for the upcoming match, and shared their excitement and determination in their respective pre-match press conferences.
Sunwolves Captain Willem Britz, said, “For us as a team, we’ve been working so hard during the year to create our brand of rugby and the way we play, so we want to continue that and get better every game. We set goals for ourselves for each individual game that we want to achieve, and once we achieve those targets then the wins will come by themselves.”
Having recently faced a 28-38 defeat against the BRUMBIES on their home turf in South Africa, the Bulls are equally eager to prove their prowess on the pitch once more.
“We have improved, and of course we would have liked more results, but what the team has demonstrated this season – the fight and the style of playing – we would like to maintain that right through to the end of the season. We obviously can’t control the outcome but we certainly would like to get some rewards for our performances,” shared Bulls Head Coach John Mitchell.
Bulls Captain Handré Pollard added, “To ensure victory we’re just going to focus on our process, and try and execute as best as we can. I think that’s the thing in this weather – the team that executes the best is going to be the team that wins at the end of the day.”
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