Blue Bulls back to Vodacom Cup winning ways

Blue Bulls back to Vodacom Cup winning ways

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The Vodacom Blue Bulls overturned a 13-point deficit before clinching a 22-20 (halftime 7-17) win over the Golden Lions in their Vodacom Cup North Section match at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday, reports MWP.

The Bulls, who found themselves trailing 20-7 after 48 minutes turned in a strong second-half performance to clinch their first win of the season after losing their first two games.

The Bulls looked the more clinical of the two teams during the opening exchanges and the hosts opened the scoring in the 11th minute when eighthman Clyde Davids took a scoring pass from flyhalf Louis Fouche to dot down after the Blue Bulls had won a turnover at a ruck.

However, the Golden Lions struck back just six minutes later when flank Cyle Brink showed superb power to force his way over the tryline despite a clutch of defenders on his back.

The visitors then scored the try of the match through right wing Vainon Willis after a move that started in the Lions’ 22-metre area.

Fullback Chrysander Botha spilt the Bulls’ defence before shifting the ball to Willis who showed a wonderful turn of pace and some deft footwork to outstrip the cover defence as his 50-metre run ended in a converted try.

The home team had their chances to narrow the deficit but Fouche missed two kickable penalties before his opposite number Elton Jantjies, who put in a strong performance with his boot and with ball in hand, put the Lions into a 17-7 halftime lead with a successful penalty kick shortly before the end of the half.

The Lions opened the second-half scoring through an Elton Jantjies penalty but the Blue Bulls looked a far better outfit in the second stanza and they slowly but surely fought their way back into the contest.

They narrowed the gap to eight points, in the 52nd minute, when right wing Clayton Blommetjies showed good footwork to step his way over from close range for an unconverted try.

The gap was down to just one point eight minutes later when Bulls fullback Jaco Kriel charged down an attempted clearance kick before being on hand to take a scoring pass and going over for a converted try.

The hosts finally took the lead, with 15 minutes left in the match, when replacement flyhalf Tony Jantjies slotted a long-range penalty with what proved to be the decisive score.


VODACOM BLUE BULLS – Tries: Clyde Davids, Clayton Blommetjies, Jaco Kriel; Conversions: Louis Fouche, Tony Jantjies; Penalty: Tony Jantjies

GOLDEN LIONS – Tries: Cyle Brink, Vainon Willis; Conversions: Elton Jantjies (2); Penalties: Elton Jantjies (2).

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Mar 22, 2014
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(10) Blue Bulls back to Vodacom Cup winning ways

  1. gravatar bloubulbees says:
    Great!!! Het iemand die wedstryd gekyk? Wie het goed gespeel? Wie het verskil in 2de helfte gemaak? Was bietjie traag in eerste helfte as ek reg verstaan? Weereens geluk met die wen!
  2. gravatar BarryBul says:
    Sharks het teveel ruimte, Bulle moet hulle vinniger toemaak
  3. gravatar nitronic says:
    Bulle moet bietjie breins gebruik hulle speel dom rugby
  4. gravatar nitronic says:
    Bulle moet werk aan skills soos Mallet se en ook hulle taktiek is pateties.
  5. gravatar SUIDKAAPBUL says:
    Elke keer as ons n fout maak lag Frans Steyn sy gat af.Dit gaan ons die wedstryd kos.
  6. gravatar nitronic says:
    Wanneer gaan die bulle leer Serfontein is nie n stprm ram nie
  7. gravatar nitronic says:
    Nee wat mastriet hoort nie daar nie
  8. gravatar RuggaFanToo says:
    Knap gedaan manne! Die honeymoon is oor vir die Guppies. Groot bek gehad omdat hulle al hul wedstryde tot voor vanaand op hul tuisveld gewen het.
  9. gravatar bloukaap says:
    Sharko sharko kom in asb.

    Well done aan frans en die manne. Jacques du plessis ek het lank gewag vir daai ene!

    Jake white, youve got it all figure out né?
  10. gravatar Barrybul says:
    Sharks toe nie so goed soos hulle almal dink nie, dan kry die veloor span nog "man of the match" patetiese besluit, ek wonder of die media deur die kak het die sharks verloor sal mens nooit so dinkl nie, nog baid voute ann die Bulle se kant maar 'n wen is 'n wen, dankie manne, wel gedaan, nou weet die res van die manne hoe om die guppies te stamp!

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