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Jacques Potgieter flattered by Bulls' pursuit, but happy at new home with Waratahs

Georgina Robinson From outsider to cult hero in less than a year, Jacques Potgieter couldn't hide a grin when quizzed about the Bulls' futile pursuit of him in recent months. 

Bulls v Melbourne Rebels

Loftus Versfield Stadium, Pretoria, Saturday 3.10am (AEST)

Bulls condemn Rebels to Super Rugby wooden spoon

Bright start: Jack Debreczeni scored a try for the Rebels.

Melissa Woods The Melbourne Rebels have finished their Super Rugby season on a disappointing note with a 40-7 loss to the Bulls in Pretoria.

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Waratah Jacques Potgieter knocked back offer to return to Bulls in Pretoria

Staying with the Tahs ... Jacques Potgieter celebrates scoring a try against the Highlanders.

Georgina Robinson Waratahs cult hero Jacques Potgieter rebuffed an approach to make an early defection back to his old South African franchise the Bulls this year.

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Lions v Bulls

Ellis Park, Johannesburg, Sunday 1.05am (AEST)

Stormers v Bulls

Newlands, Cape Town, Sunday 1.05am (AEST)

Bulls lose, slim play-off hopes gone

Nizaam Carr of the Stormers shrugs off a defender.

The Bulls' slim chance of snatching a place in the Super Rugby play-offs vanished in Cape Town on Saturday after a 16-0 defeat by the Stormers.

Brilliant Boshoff batters beleaguered Bulls

Marnitz Boshoff scored 22 points for the Lions.

Flyhalf Marnitz Boshoff booted 22 points, including two drop-goals, to dampen the playoff chances of the Bulls as the Lions completed a surprise 32-21 Super Rugby win at Ellis Park on Saturday.

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Beauden Barrett leads Hurricanes to win over Bulls

Beauden Barrett is roped in by the Bulls in Napier.

A couple of late Beauden Barrett penalties has helped the Hurricanes repel a valiant Bulls fightback and secure a hard-fought 25-20 Super Rugby win in Napier.

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NSW Waratahs confident about Bulls match despite blame game over Israel Folau sidelining

Ruled out: Israel Folau will not play for the Waratahs against the Force.

Rupert Guinness As debate over the rights and wrongs of Israel Folau's late sidelining from Waratahs game against the Force continued on Monday, his teammates maintained the issue had not impacted them – and nor...

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Bulls duo return home, Matfield eligible to play

Dewald Potgieter limps off.

Loose-forwards Deon Stegmann and Dewald Potgieter have limped out of the Bulls' Australasian tour and will return to South Africa on Sunday.

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Waratahs brace for Bulls' rolling maul

On a roll: As was the case last year, the Waratahs need to be ready for the Bulls' rolling maul.

Rupert Guinness The Waratahs are bracing themselves for a massive defensive effort against the Bulls on Saturday night in expectation that the South Africans will unleash their trademark rolling maul throughout the...

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ARU gives Israel Folau green light to return for Bulls match

He's back: Israel Folau will return for the Waratahs on Saturday night.

Rupert Guinness Israel Folau's absence in the Waratahs team that lost to the Force last week has revealed a need for all the NSW backs to "step up" and provide more "go forward" whenever he is not available,...

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Prop Werner Kruger backs Bulls pack to roll Waratahs

Bulls forward Werner Kruger is ready to rumble with the Waratahs this weekend.

Rupert Guinness Bulls tight-head prop Werner Kruger has warned the Waratahs that his team's rolling maul is primed to be at its damaging best for Saturday's game in Sydney

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Waratahs v Bulls

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Last meeting: Round 11 2013 - Bulls 30 bt Waratahs 19 at Loftus Versfeld

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Israel Folau man to watch in Waratahs' running of the Bulls

Fairfax Media writer

Spiro Zavos The "Easter Special" marketing for Saturday night's Waratahs-Bulls match at Allianz Stadium features a photograph of a smiling Israel Folau charging down the field on his way to another splendid try.

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Matfield leads Bulls to win over Sharks

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Legendary second-rower Victor Matfield marked his return as captain by leading the Bulls to a 23-19 victory over the Sharks in a captivating Super Rugby clash on Saturday.

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NSW Waratahs will stick with high-octane plan for Super Rugby clash with Bulls

Georgina Robinson The Waratahs refuse to change their ways, despite the considerable risks associated with their approach.

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Highlanders v Bulls

Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, Friday 5.35pm (AEST)

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Israel Folau returns in style to guide NSW Waratahs to victory over Bulls

Welcome back: Israel Folau made an immediate impact in his return to the Waratahs,

Georgina Robinson It took 24 seconds for Israel Folau to draw a line under a week of controversy and lay a platform for a tight 19-12 victory against the Bulls in Sydney on Saturday.

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