The Vodacom Bulls came from behind to eventually run away with the game against Namibia 34 – 13, in a physical encounter that the home team dominated early in the match.
Jacques Louis Potgieter kept the Bulls in the hunt with 2 penalties in the first half, which was equaled by Namibian fullback Chrysander Botha. This allowed both teams to go into the break at 6 all.
Jacques du Plessis was a causality of the physical encounter and had to leave the field in the 11th minute with a broken jaw. Travis Ismaiel also left the field in the 2nd half with a fractured finger.
The Namibians started the 2nd half with a bit of a bang on got over the line 7 minutes into it. Captain Jono Ross replied 2 minutes later with hard fought try of his own. It was only a matter of time before the ‘Blou Masjien’ would start to tick, and control the game. A leaping Bjorn Basson, who finished the move it style, confidentially gathered an innovative cross kick from Jacques Louis Potgieter to give the Bulls the ascendency.
With 5 minutes to go William Small Smith was at the receiving end of some quick backline a hands, and dived in under the posts. Young Burger Odendaal capped of the evening with the final try in the 79 minute. Jacques Louis Potgieter also added 2 more penalties in the 2nd half.