Bulls can bank on Loftus aura

The Bulls will play their three remaining home matches at Loftus after a meeting with the portfolio committee on Sport and Recreation and SA Rugby ended amicably.

It was also decided that the Cheetahs would honour their remaining fixtures at Vodacom Park in Bloemfontein.

There were fears that the Bulls would have to shift the matches, against the Lions, Sharks and Crusaders, to another venue as a result of concerns about the quality of the pitch. Loftus is a designated World Cup venue.

However, chairperson of the portfolio committee on sport, Butana Komphela, declared himself happy that the pitch would be in optimum condition by the time the tournament commences.

It had been earlier decided that the Bulls will play a potential semi-final and final at Orlando Stadium in Soweto, as Loftus has to be handed over to Fifa prior to the play-offs.