When the Bulls ended the Bordeaux Begles’ unbeaten run at Loftus at the weekend it ensured the second season of SA’s participation in the Champions Cup will end with SA remaining a frontier yet to be crossed by an overseas team in the pool phase.

That is something to be proud of considering that among the victims on SA soil this season have been the two-time reigning champions, La Rochelle, who fell to the Stormers last month, and the English champions and past winners Saracens, who lost to the Bulls at about the same time, the Sale Sharks and the red-hot form team in Europe, Bordeaux...

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