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Bulls’ red-letter Saturday looks to be Munster’s blue Monday

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Bulls’ red-letter Saturday looks to be Munster’s blue Monday

They have a tough challenge ahead, but not as tough as the fixture suggests because it dovetails with Six Nations

Mark Keohane

Jake White, in an interview with the Sunday Times’s Liam del Carme, spoke of Saturday’s United Rugby Championship (URC) showdown at Pretoria’s Loftus Versfeld Stadium as being a “red-letter day” for the hosting Bulls — one of significance and special because it will be a historic occasion when the locals play Ireland’s Munster.

But more than a “red-letter day”, it has to be one that shapes a very “blue Monday” for the tourists.

Bizarrely, the Bulls will have to entertain one of Ireland’s traditional powerhouses with a sprinkling of home support, given the government still refuses to allow crowds in excess of 2,000 to professional rugby matches in SA...

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