After their 20‑14 loss to the Reds in Brisbane last weekend, few will be giving the Bulls any chance of causing an upset against the Chiefs in Hamilton on Friday.
The Bulls had held a 14‑3 lead against the Reds but fell away badly as the match progressed, going scoreless in the second half.
Coach John Mitchell says they will have to be far better if they are to challenge the 2012 and 2013 champions on their home soil.
Meanwhile, the Chiefs' injury crisis keeps on increasing with several key players still unavailable to play for the franchise.
Lock Dominic Bird is consulting a specialist and may undergo season‑ending shoulder surgery, while All Black Charlie Ngatai remains sidelined for at least another two weeks due to his knee injury.
Shaun Stevenson could also be out for up to five weeks.
The Chiefs will host the Bulls at 6.35pm Friday.
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