Marais wants Bulls to come back stronger

The Brumbies 23-6 victory over the Bulls last week ended a seven-match winning streak for the Pretoria side.

The Bulls last defeat came in the opening week when they were thumped 33-9 by the Stormers at Newlands.

The Canberra side capitilise every area of the game and dominated every stat as the Bulls conceded a whopping 18 turnovers which is testament of the breakdown prowess of the Brumbies loose forwards.

Not only has their seven-match winning streak ended but the lose has allowed the Sharks to close the gap as the race for the play-offs draws closer.

With an opportunity to bounce back against the Waratahs this weekend, head coach Nollis Marais feels that the defeat to the Brumbies has marginally tarnished the three-time champions' fine winning form over the last nine weeks.

"It’s difficult playing away from home, especially playing here," Marais told Sport24.

"It’s the second loss for the year but it feels like we’ve lost eight in a row."

"We’ll have to bounce back next weekend and make sure that we’re better prepared against the Waratahs."