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Bulls take action to improve Super Rugby form

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 13: Marty Banks of the Highlanders and Dillon Hunt of the Highlanders tackling Burger Odendaal of the Bulls during the Super Rugby match between Vodacom Bulls and Highlanders at Loftus Versfeld on May 13, 2017 in Pretoria, South Africa. (Photo by Christiaan Kotze/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Pretoria’s struggling Super Rugby franchise the Bulls have announced that they have instituted a turnaround plan to improve their performances on and off the field.

The Bulls suffered their second consecutive loss on Saturday when they were beaten 10-17 by the Highlanders.

The loss takes the Bulls to a record of won three matches from ten played this season. In comparison when the Bulls last won a title in 2010 they won 10 of their 13 regular season matches.

The Southern Kings beat the Sharks in their 12th round clash which is their fourth victory of the Super rugby season and is one more victory than the Bullsin 2017.

A statement from the Bulls said, “As a first step in the implementation of its turnaround, the Bulls management is embarking on wide-ranging consultation.”

“The economic headwinds in South Africa are very strong and the consequent financial effects contribute to the challenges faced by the Bulls and rugby in SA.”

“Most importantly however, we acknowledge weaknesses that have been exposed in our system, including on the field of play; reflecting in our results and the performance of the team. We have to change, improve andmost importantly put a process in place to ensure the success of the turnaround.”

“As a first step we will be taking advice from various role players in the industry, former players, coaches and various other forums, to ensure we implement the best possible solution. Furthermore we will also be engaging the support of all the role players in the implementation of this plan through the turnaround process.

“The Blue Bulls Company will be communicating the progress of this process in due course as we move forward. “