The Vodacom Blue Bulls Under-21 team kept their undefeated status intact by beating the Xerox Golden Lions 49-25 in the third round of the SA Rugby Under-21 Provincial Championships.
The match was played at Emirates Airlines Park on Friday.
The victors outscored the home side six tries to three and a strong second half confirmed the good win. The Vodacom Blue Bulls were leading 21-20 at the break, but their backline dominated the second half, with three more tries.
Golden Lions – tries: Siya Masuku, Manny Rass, Madosh Tambwe. Conversions: Masuku (2). Penalties: Masuku (2).
Blue Bulls – tries: Jan-Henning Campher, Dylan van der Walt, Tinus de Beer, Franco Naude, Stedman Gans, Divan Rossouw. Conversions: De Beer (5). Penalties: De Beer (3).
The Vodacom Blue Bulls Under-19s though suffered a 49-31 defeat at the hands of the Golden Lions in the SA Rugby Under-19 Provincial Championship.
The home side held all the aces throughout the game, leading 28-16 at the break and in the end, outscored the Blue Bulls seven tries to three.
Golden Lions – tries: PJ Botha, Ruan Vermaak, Shaun Williams, Louritz van der Schyff, Wandisile Simelane, Gianni Lombard. Conversions: Lombard (4). Penalties: Lombard (2).
Blue Bulls – tries: Ruan Nortje, JC Pretorius, Lee-Irwin Andries. Conversions: Theo Boshoff (2). Penalties: Boshoff (4).