Botha calls for Marais sacking

Springbok great Naas Botha has called for coach Nollis Marais to be fired after their 62-24 demolition at the hands of the Crusaders on Saturday. 

The Crusaders ran in ten tries while dominating the Bulls in every facet of play. The Bulls, who used to pride themselves on their scrum, were pushed off the ball consistently.

They also used to take pride in their home form with Loftus previously known as a fortress. But the ‘Saders made a mockery of this 

so-called fortress and Bulls legend Naas Botha is pulling no punches giving an honest assessment of how he sees things.

“In the real world someone would get fired,” Botha told Supersport, clearly referring to Marais.

“However, I doubt that it will happen.

“I say with sadness that the Bulls looked like a team that had not been coached.

“The wrong players were in the wrong positions on the field and made the wrong decisions.”

Fellow SuperSport analyst, ex-Bulls and Springboks lock Victor Matfield was equally straightforward in his assessment.

“The Bulls played without a plan. What I want to know is how do they intend to win matches?,” Matfield asked.

Nick Mallett, a former Springboks coach and another panelist, said: “The Bulls were appalling on attack and in defence.”

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