RALLYING CALL: Bulls captain Adriaan Strauss

But coach Nollis Marais has one more wish ahead of their last Super Rugby outing against the Stormers on Saturday.

Beat the Stormers!

A victory against the old foe won’t change how woeful the Bulls have been this season but it will go a long way in keeping the belief alive that they can recover from their current slump considering that they will have a new voice in new executive of rugby, John Mitchell, next week.

However, outgoing coach Marais doesn’t want to be remembered for all that has gone wrong, particularly this year under his tenure.

And he will be desperate to erase the memory of their 31-30 loss against the Kings, who have been cut from the Super Rugby tournament, last Saturday at home with a season-ending win against a side that has dominated their conference.

Marais explains: “Obviously we know that it [the defeat to the Kings] is not good enough, it is unacceptable.

“Personally I take it very hard...

“Obviously the Stormers are a good side, they are in the play-offs already and they should bring a full-strength side.

Captain Adriaan Strauss, a former Springbok skipper, adds: “It’s a massive game for us.

“The excitement will be there and the work rate during the week will be there and we know what is coming, it will be a massive game.”