Late tries clinch it for the Blue Bulls
05 May 2012

The Blue Bulls scored two tries in the last two minutes of the match to clinch a 37-36 win (halftime 13-19) over the Sharks XV in their Vodacom Cup quarterfinal at Kings Park in Durban on Saturday.

The visitors found themselves trailing 36-23 in the 78th minute but they took advantage of their numerical superiority to snatch victory after Sharks XV hooker Kyle Cooper was sin-binned for a professional foul.

Fullback Ulrich Beyers dotted down first and, three minutes into injury time, inside centre Jan Serfontein set off on a jinking run to outstrip the defence to score alongside the posts.

Replacement flyhalf Tony Jantjies then stepped up to kick the winning conversion, reports Sapa.

The first half was a cagey affair as both teams settled into an arm wrestle but the Sharks XV established an early lead thanks to three penalties from fullback Gouws Prinsloo who went on to kick a total of 21 points.

Blue Bulls flyhalf Wesley Dunlop replied with a single penalty of his own as the Sharks XV moved into a 9-3 lead after 20 minutes.

But the visitors were the first team to score a try after a period of sustained pressure inside the Sharks XV's 22-metre area resulted in Bull Bulls eighthman Gerrit-Jan van Velze flopping over the tryline after taking a scoring pass from scrumhalf Ruan Snyman.

Beyers then kicked a close-range drop goal as the visitors edged into a 13-9 lead.

However, with 10 minutes left in the half, Sharks XV flank Francois Kleinhans muscled his way over for a converted try.

Prinsloo then kicked a late penalty as the home team went to the break leading 19-13.

The hosts began the second half in a positive frame of mind and an early Prinsloo penalty was followed by a try for left-wing S'bura Sithole who rounded off a sweeping backline move.

Dunlop narrowed the gap with his second successful penalty as the Bulls, who noticeably upped their intensity in defence and at the breakdown, began a fightback.

As the match entered the final quarter, the visitors caught the hosts napping as Dunlop put in a cross-field kick from a penalty inside the Sharks XV's 22.

Left wing Courtnall Skosan did well to collect the kick to zip over for a converted try.

The Sharks then seemed set for victory as replacement back Chris Jordaan scored a superb individual try only for the home team to suffer heartbreak.

SCORERS:

SHARKS XV - Tries: Francois Kleinhans, S'bura Sithole, Chris Jordaan; Conversions: Gouws Prinsloo (3); Penalties: Prinsloo (5).

BLUE BULLS - Tries: Gerrit-Jan van Velze, Courtnall Skosan, Ulrich Beyers, Jan Serfontein; Conversions: Wesley Dunlop (2), Tony Jantjies (2); Penalties: Dunlop (2); Drop goal: Beyers.

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16
Geluk Bulle. Sterkte vir die volgende ene teen Griekwas.
Posted by Honibal on 07 May 2012 07:29
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The Vodacom Bulls were dealt a double blow Sunday as it was learnt that both flanker Jacques Potgieter and prop Frik Kirsten would return home with injuries.

Rayno Gerber is blykbaar alreeds op pad.
Posted by Stapper on 06 May 2012 10:11
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Uitstekende wen vir BB teen sardientjies. Serfontein moet net geduldig bly, ek dink hy gaan vorentoe beslis 'n kans kry.
Posted by NETBLOU on 06 May 2012 09:39
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Baie interesante uitslag.

Crusaders flyhalf Tom Taylor slotted five penalties, two in the final six minutes, to give the seven-times Super Rugby champions a 15-11 victory over the Reds in Christchurch on Sunday.

Sommige mense reken die Crusaders is beter as die Bulle en dan kla hulle oor Vrydag se telling.
Posted by Stapper on 06 May 2012 09:09
12
Die heel beste is om nie in te meng in ander se geld sake nie. Daar is jy slegs 'n toeskouer.
Posted by Stapper on 06 May 2012 09:04
11
Gaan dit die rede wees as die WP teen die Cheetahs verloor eerkomende naweek?
Volgens dié nuwe ooreenkoms is spelers geregtig op wedstrydgeld van R3 000 per wedstryd, asook wenbonusse van R3 000. Die WP betaal glo die Stormers-spelers slegs R2 000 per wedstryd en dieselfde vir seges wat die span behaal.
Wagner het dit gistermiddag betwis dat die WP enige geld aan die Stormers-spelers verskuldig is en hulle te min betaal. “Dis ’n verkeerde aanname. Ons het ’n ander kontrak? met die spelers,” het Wagner aan Rapport gesê.
Posted by Kaap'se bul on 06 May 2012 08:29
10
#8 Kan jy glo?

Ben ek is nie Paul Roos man nie hoor.

Rugby xv het groot blaps begaan want op hulle website se hulle boys High het 8-7 gewen.
Posted by bloukaap on 05 May 2012 21:43
9
Baie geluk Blou Bulle!!! Wat `n wedstryd!
Stapper, hulle speel defnitief teen Griekwas in Kimberley. Hoop hulle kan daai 17-36 van die eerste ronde omdraai.

NOU DIE BLOU!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Rifrug on 05 May 2012 20:13
8
bloukaap, jy het vergeet om hierdie tellings te gee:

Tygerberg 22 Paul Roos 20

Affies 34 Boys High 11
Posted by bendiebul on 05 May 2012 20:07
7
awesome. wens ek kan die highlights kry.
Posted by bloukaap on 05 May 2012 20:00
6
Ek skree vir die Pumas (ne natuurlik die Bulle), drie spanne van die noorde teen een van die Suide, klink soos iemand se liedjie.
Ons soek daai tweede beker van die seisoen Bulle!
Posted by Kaap'se bul on 05 May 2012 18:39
5
Die WP wen die laaste Vodacom wedstryd. Soos dit vir my lyk gaan die Bulle teen Griekwas in Kimberley speel.
Posted by Stapper on 05 May 2012 18:24
4
Los die afrigter uit en gaan drink 'n dop.
Posted by Stapper on 05 May 2012 16:31
3
There is nothing wrong with Pine Pienaar he's the reason why we are playing great attacking rugby at the bulls..He is a HUGE loss for the free state junior structures.
Again i will say it watch out for Jan Serfontein he will be a bok 12 soon.Bulls have great talent at centre.Guys like Beyers,Tony and Wiaan at 15 have big futures.
Posted by Muzi on 05 May 2012 16:27
2
Wat n dramatiese wedstryd. Ek wou Pine Pienaar stenig en toe onthou ek dit is in Durban waar hulle speel en die sards vodacom span is nie so swak nie. Welgedaan bulle, mens het soms ook geluk nodig. Dit is egter n ander saak of ek Pienaar as die regte afrigter beskou vir Vodacom en Curriebeker wat hy waarskynlik weer sal afrig. Hierdie wen maak egter op vir die pak slae teen Griekwas en draw teen die Pumas. Die vraag is kan ons die Griekwas, Wp of Pumas klop in die semies? My hart se ja maar ek weet nie. Wie teen wie gaan speel weet ek nog nie. Sterkte BUlle, julle kan ons trots maak.
Posted by Bluedog on 05 May 2012 16:23
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Ek hou nogal hiervan.

As jy ‘n maatjie wil oornooi om saam te speel maar jy wen nooit nie, is die Leeus die ideale kandidate. Hulle is altyd sports en sorg vir ‘n lekker partytjie sonder om dit te bederf.

Dis 'n gewoonte van die Bulle om ander se pret te bederf.
Posted by Stapper on 05 May 2012 16:20
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