Well I must say that I’m not surprised at the result. As a Bulls supporter I am delighted! They were most peoples favourites before the season even began and with players like Houghie, Foerie, Anton, Victor, Ettiene, Gary, Roetsie, the 2 Danies and the Cronje brothers you would have been silly to bet against them. Thankfully Heyneke will be coaching the Bulls in the Super 12 next year. As I have said before, with him there and the core of this team, the Bulls can with this illusive trophy.

I’m also really looking forward to see our new centre pairing in action. I think Habana is slightly small and we are going to have to keep an eye on defense, but on attack he looks like the real thing. To be perfectly honest, I am very skeptical about black/coloured players because of the flawed quota system in SA sports, but I was very impressed with his attitude in the Currie Cup. I guess time will tell whether he deserves the attention he is getting at the moment.

About the Cheetahs, I do feel sorry for the boys from Bloem. They are a class outfit and Rassie has my absolute respect. He is going to be a force to be reckoned with as a coach. If anyone had to beat us, I would have preferred it to be the Cheetahs!