Meyer plots way forward

Heyneke Meyer plans to implement a new master plan that will ensure Bulls domination in the years to come.

While the Bulls had to share the Absa Currie Cup with the Cheetahs on Saturday, they won the U19, U21, Amateur and Women’s titles to make it four and a half out of five. The Blue Bulls also won the unofficial final at the U18 Craven Week earlier this year.

While satisfied with their recent achievements, Meyer told Beeld rugby writer Morris Gilbert that the Pretoria union were looking to build on their success.

“One can only stay in front if you are aggressively pro-active,” he said. “That is why we are having an indaba in two weeks’ time where we will draw up a master plan for Blue Bulls rugby. I don’t want to divulge anything about this, apart from saying there are exciting times ahead for the Bulls.”

While Meyer was unhappy with the draw in the Currie Cup final, he remained proud of his players’ effort.

“We had an outstanding team in the 2005 final but on Saturday we lacked experience. If I counted correctly, 13 players were in their first final for the Bulls. To me, the way the young players filled big shoes, was the most heartening aspect of the season,” he said.

The Bulls will have three weeks off before starting Vodacom Super 14 preparations on 6 November.