Bulls owe Leinster a good challenge, says Arendse

Bulls owe Leinster a good challenge, says Arendse

Bulls fullback Kurt-Lee Arendse says his team owes Leinster a good challenge when the two meet in Friday’s United Rugby Championship semi-final at the RDS Arena.

Kurt-Lee Arendse Bulls vs Cardiff 9 October 2021
Photo: SA Rugby

The last time the Bulls played Leinster in Dublin in September 2021, Arendse watched from the bench as the Pretoria side were beaten 31-3 in their first match of the new tournament.

The electric fullback was included in the touring squad by coach Jake White after recovering from a  thumb injury. 

Arendse says there is a feeling in the camp that they want to ensure a better contest than the last one.


“We do owe Leinster a challenge and the boys are ready and want to win. I’m really excited for this match. Leinster are a good team and I really want to play against them. It’s Leinster. 

“Every team wants to beat Leinster and it will be a great challenge to compete against the best team in the competition.”


Arendse believes his time with the Springbok Sevens has given him the ability to adapt to anything thrown his way.


“I learned with the Sevens team that you have to go and face that challenge if you want to win. You’ve got to say yes to the challenge. You have to adapt when things don’t go your way. 

“I put myself through this for people who have maybe given up on their dreams, and to show them that if you really want to, you can make it and fulfil your dreams.”

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