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

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.

Bulls v Melbourne Rebels

Loftus Versfield Stadium, Pretoria, Saturday 3.10am (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.

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

Georgina Robinson

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 Stormers

Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria, Sunday 3.10am (AEST)

Highlanders fight back to beat the Bulls

Lima Sopoaga of the Highlanders scores a try.

Inspired by electric centre Malakai Fekitoa, the Highlanders overcame a 10-point deficit to beat the Bulls 27-20 in a lively mid-table Super Rugby match in Dunedin.

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Wycliff Palu in danger of missing Bulls clash as he mourns father's passing

Wycliff Palu

Rupert Guinness Waratahs prop Sekope Kepu and his fellow teammates will understand if their in-form backrower Wycliff Palu is not able to play following the death of his father last week.

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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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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

Bulls youngster Pollard boots puff out of Stormers

Akona Ndungane of the Bulls goes into contact.

South Africa's Bulls survived an early scare to beat compatriots the Stormers 28-12 with inexperienced flyhalf Handre Pollard booting 20 points in their Super Rugby match in Pretoria on Saturday.

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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.

Lions v Bulls

Ellis Park, Johannesburg, Sunday 1.05am (AEST)

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Brumbies say their attack can fire against Bulls

Option: Nic White is challenging Test incumbent Will Genia for the Wallabies starting halfback position.

Chris Dutton Test hopeful Matt Toomua says the ACT Brumbies’ stuttering attack can fire again if the side is patient and finds their rhythm to reignite a bid for a top-two Super Rugby finish.

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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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Hurricanes v Bulls

Hurricanes five-eighth: Beauden Barrett.

McLean Park, Napier, Saturday 5.35pm (AEDT)