Returning Sharks back-row Ryan Kankowski is expecting a backlash from a desperate Bulls side when the teams collide at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.
Kankowski, who is back in Super Rugby following a playing stint in Japan, admits that the Pretoria franchise will be keen to get a win this weekend.
The Bulls have now lost two from two while the Sharks bounced back from last week's home loss to the Cheetahs with an impressive victory over the Lions.
"You never want to go into Super Rugby losing the first few games," said Kankowski when discussing how the Bulls will be feeling this weekend.
"As everybody knows, you can't win Super Rugby in the first few rounds but you can lose it.
"They (the Bulls) will be anxious to start winning soon, especially against SA teams because winning the conference has such big advantages.
"We are expecting a very tough game against them."