Super Rugby kicks off in Super Rugby 2017 Live under a week with Melbourne Rebels hosting the Blues in the season opener. Here, we preview the South African Group which is split into two four-team conferences.Hamstrung by the loss of Springboks No.10 Handre Pollard, the Bulls fell one point short of South African wildcard finals place. Their set-piece was as solid as ever Super Rugby 2017 Live Stream but attack was an issue - the Bulls ranking 10th for tries and a lowly 16th for clean breaks despite facing the watery defences of the Sunwolves and Cheetahs - both twice - and the Kings.
The pack has been bolstered by the arrivals of Lood de Jager (Cheetahs) and Jacques Potgieter (Sharks) but it's a fit-again Pollard who looms as the key. Pollard was at one stage rumoured to be at risk of losing his arm following shoulder surgery, but with that now all 2017 Super Rugby Live behind him and having been awarded the captaincy while Strauss is sidelined, big things will be expected of the 22-year-old fly-half. The Bulls face a tough opening to Super Rugby, with six of their first seven games away from home.