The Vodacom Blue Bulls handed the Limpopo Blue Bulls their second successive defeat by 100 points thanks to a 116-0 (halftime 62-0) hammering in their Vodacom Cup North Section match at Loftus Versfeld B in Pretoria on Friday.
Right wing Sampie Mastriet ran in a hat-trick of tries as the hosts scored 18 tries in total to compound Limpopo’s misery who were coming off a 110-0 loss at the hands of the Golden Lions.
The win assured the Blue Bulls of a place in the quarterfinals although they will have to wait for the rest of the weekend’s results to find out their final placing.
The hosts raced in to a 12-0 lead within three minutes thanks to tries from outside centre Waylon Murray and tighthead prop Hencus van Wyk.
Fullback Clayton Blommetjies then streaked over for a converted try in the seventh minute before Burger Odendaal crashed over for his first try of the half.
The Blue Bulls were running rampant against Limpopo and Odendaal grabbed his second try in the 20th minute to stretch the home team’s lead to 33-0.
The flood of points continued as lock David Bulbring forced his way over in the corner for an unconverted try before flank Wiaan Liebenberg was mauled over for a converted score.
The Blue Bulls brought up their half-century of points thanks to a try from left wing Jesse Kriel.
Right wing Sampie Mastriet completed the first-half scoring with two tries in the dying minutes of the half as the hosts reached the break leading by a formidable 62-0.
The second half produced much the same as the first and it was not long before the Blue Bulls added to their try tally with scrumhalf Lohan Jacobs nipping over for a converted try shortly after the restart.
Eighthman Clyde Davids then dotted down after a pushover try in the 49th minute.
Limpopo did manage to stem the flow of points for 12 minutes but their defence was not able to keep up the intensity and replacement flyhalf Joshua Stander went over for a try that he converted himself to make the score 83-0 after 61 minutes.
The hosts then ran away with the contest thanks to tries from flank Reniel Hugo and replacements Arno van Wyk and Kefentse Mahlo with Mastriet completing his hat-trick in the 76th minute.
VODACOM BLUE BULLS – Tries: Waylon Murray, Hencus van Wyk, Clayton Blommetjies, Burger Odendaal (2), David Bulbring, Wiaan Liebenberg (2), Jesse Kriel, Sampie Mastriet (3), Lohan Jacobs, Clyde Davids, Joshua Stander, Reniel Hugo, Arno van Wyk, Kefentse Mahlo; Conversions: Tian Schoeman (8), Stander (5).