Vodacom Blue Bulls beat Canon

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The Vodacom Blue Bulls outplayed hosts Canon in Tokyo on Friday

The Vodacom Blue Bulls outplayed hosts Canon Eagles in Tokyo on Friday, beating them 50-3. The visitors dominated all phases of play and scored eight tries in total.

Scorers: Tries: Deon Stegmann, Dean Greyling, Lappies Labuschagne, Burger Odendaal (2), Hanro Liebenberg, RG Snyman, Daniel Kriel. Conversions: Louis Fouché: 2. Tian Schoeman: 3

Comment from Vodacom Blue Bulls camp after the match: A special word of gratitude to the Players, staff and management of the Canon Eagles, and especially the friendly people of Machida, for their amazing hospitality. Here's to great friendships and relationships formed.

The following match report from Japan Times:

South Africa’s Blue Bulls gave Japanese rugby a reminder of just where it stands Friday night as the Currie Cup side hammered Canon Eagles 50-3 at Machida Athletic Stadium.

Those in the stadium on a hot and humid evening saw the Eagles play bravely but with their forwards giving away 7 kg and 9 cm a man and their backs 13kg and 9 cm, it was always going to be a long night.

And so it proved as the Bulls dominated possession and territory — though the Eagles to their credit did make them work hard in the heat.

“It was a hard fought game and we really enjoyed it,” said Blue Bulls captain Lappies Labuschagne.

Tries by Deon Stegmann and Dean Greyling, both of which were converted by former Ricoh Black Ram Louis Fouche saw the Bulls race away to a 14-0 lead, as Canon struggled with the intensity and physicality of the opposition.

“They put us under a lot of pressure and that forced up to make mistakes,” said Canon captain Ryohei Mitomo.

A penalty by Mitomo closed the gap and showed that the Eagles were taking things seriously even though this was a preseason friendly.

But that was as good as it got as the Blue Bulls — who contained six Springboks including Francois Hougaard who will play for the Eagles in the Top League after this year’s Rugby World Cup — proved they had too much firepower even with the sides playing uncontested scrums for 55 minutes after Canon’s two hookers were injured in the first half.

Labuschagne and Burger Odendaal both crossed early in the second half, and while Canon did well to stop the scoring for a short period the Bulls finished strongly with Hanro Liebenberg, Odendaal, RG Snyman, Daniel Kriel all going over to ensure the vuvuzelas resonated around Machida.

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Jul 31, 2015

(10) Vodacom Blue Bulls beat Canon

  1. gravatar Paarlbul says:
    Kom ons hoop die uitstappie was die moeite werd. Ek weet gladnie hoe die sterk Canon span is nie.

    Sien Juan Schoeman is reeds in die Sharks span, so hulle sien dadelik potensiaal in hom.
    So ook 'n sekere Christiaan de Bruin, ook van Bulle.
  2. gravatar charl says:
    Mooi bulle. Hou so aan.
  3. Die Canon Eagles het die afgelope seisoen sewende in een van twee groepe geeindig met slegs een oorwinning en beteken die oorwinning absoluut niks nie. Nee magtig ek dog die bulle is nou op die rtegte pad. N proefwedstryd tuis sou beter gewees het. Hoeveek koste is daar uitgele vir die toer en dan is ons gou om te praat van die regering wat geld vermors. Is daar enigiemand wat dit kan verduidelik asb
  4. gravatar skippie says:
    Gerrie bloe bul hierdie trip het die BULLE NIKS GEKOS. Die Canon club het als betaal.. Kry julle feite reg. Gun die spelers ook n geleentheid om bietjie uit te sien na iets anders.... as die gewone SA rugby. Ek is seker hulle het heerlik gees gebou. Well done Bulls. Kom veilig terug huistoe. Die CC wag vir julle.
  5. gravatar Blue Bull says:
    There must be more behind this visit to Japan than just a friendly. No bussiness would pay 33 people to enjoy a picnic in the land of the Great Eastern Sun, unless you view them as possible future partners. If the Canon Eagles are 7th rated (Like EP Kings) then this little friendly undertaking makes perfect sense. Thousands of kilomtres and rands for nothing?

    Whatever the reason is, I think it could be positive for the Bulls if they could clinch a deal thay ensure a longer stay for the Bulls players during the Super rugby tournemant. The cheetahs have already started to collaborate with Toyota in.this regard. This could actually save SA rugby and Buls rugby in particular.

    Anyway, Nollis wants his game plan to.be practised and integrated so this was an opportunity for him.

    The result means nothing. Self confidence to built a great CC campaign is now more important. But I would rather not get ahead of myself about the result.

    Next week.is the Vheetas in Bkoem, and.that will count.





  6. Bloubulbees says:
    Ek sien Arno Botha se knieg is weer seer. Rapport kan nie bevestig hoe ernstig nie. Hoe lank gaan ons sy massive salaris betaal en hy bly seerkry? Jammer vir hom, maar besigheidsgewys maak dit nie sin nie!
  7. Sorry Skippie oor koste maar ek staan nog steeds met gehalte van opwarmings wedstryd. Kom ons kyk maar wat saterdag gebeur. Sien uit daarna
  8. gravatar Limpopobul says:
    Bloubulbees dit is redelike harde woorde daardie. Die besering blyk net 3-4 weke van aard te wees. Arno Botha gaan nog een van SA se beste spelers word asook kaptein van die bulle. Almal kry beserings-dis maar rugby. Hy het wel die helfde van die superrugby reeks asook teen Kings en Eagels gespeel. Hy gaan nog baie beteken vir ons.
  9. gravatar Bloukaap says:
    hel

    ek voel jammer vir Arno. Soveel talent mar beserings looi hom die afgelope 2 jaar. Hy was nog nie op sy beste na sy eerste kniebesering vir die Bokke nie.

  10. gravatar bloubulbees says:
    @ Limpopobul
    Dat Arno talent het is daar geen twyfel! Maar om miljoene te bele en nie altyd die vrug daarvan te sien nie is vir my kommerwekkend! Dit is tog n profesionele sport! Almal kan beseer word, maar dis jammer dat Arno net meer gereeld beseer is!

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