Bulls' Currie Cup final win close to a perfect performance - White

The Bulls' win on Saturday was the biggest winning margin ever in a Currie Cup final as they defeated the Sharks 44-10 at Loftus Versfeld.

The Bulls beat the Sharks 44-10 in the Currie Cup final on 11 September 2021. Picture: @BlueBullsRugby/Twitter

CAPE TOWN - For the first time in the Currie Cup’s 130-year history, there were two finals in one year and the Bulls were crowned champions in both – it also happened to be against the same opponent, the Sharks.

The Bulls' win on Saturday was the biggest winning margin ever in a Currie Cup final as they defeated the Sharks 44-10 at Loftus Versfeld.

"That was probably close to a perfect performance based on the fact that we took chances when they were given to us. When questions were asked of us, we made the right reads," said coach Jake White after the game.

The Bulls beat the Sharks in the Currie Cup final to land their third title from four tournaments in 2021 and becoming the second-most successful side in the tournament's history. Picture: Eyewitness News

The Pretoria side, led by captain Marcell Coetzee on the night, were dominant in all facets of the game, scoring six tries to one in their thumping of the Sharks. The only try scored by the visitors came off a mistake by the Bulls and it was Thomas du Toit that crossed the whitewash.

White went on to say: “The jersey is helluva important, and when they play like they did tonight, I’m sure the supporters and everybody that’s involved with the Bulls will be very, very proud.”

Forward Elrigh Louw, nicknamed ‘The Sheriff’, was deservedly named ‘Champion of the Match’.

In a post-match interview on SuperSport, Coetzee said: “We said before the game, ‘A champion arrives’, and these boys definitely arrived today! Very proud of them.”

On the other side, Sharks coach Sean Everitt said that they had a poor performance and gave credit to the Bulls, who were the better side.

Everitt also said that they failed to do the small things right, but they would learn from this: "Every game you play is a learning experience and every final is a massive learning experience. We have quite a few youngsters in this group and they will learn from this. We will use this as learning before we go overseas on Friday."

The Bulls along with the Sharks, Western Province and Lions will all turn their attention to the United Rugby Championship now – a brand new rugby tournament that will see SA franchises come up against teams from Wales, Italy and Scotland from 24 September.

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