Blue Bulls top Sevens team in South Africa

Blue Bulls top Sevens team in South Africa

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The Blue Bulls men’s and women’s teams on Saturday showed their class at the SARU Interprovincial Sevens at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit as they took top honours to round off a fantastic weekend for the Pretoria union.

The Blue Bulls men defeated Western Province 38-29 and the women pipped Western Province 24-22 in their respective Cup Finals in what was a thrilling tournament.

The Blue Bulls men’s side opened up their campaign with a 19-17 victory against the Pumas Lowveld and then defeated the Falcons 42-0 and the Limpopo Blue Bulls 26-0 to finish the opening day on Friday unbeaten.

This earned them a place in the Cup Quarter-final against Eastern Province, who they defeated 24-14. They went on to beat hosts, the Pumas, 22-10, in the Cup Semi-final to book their place in the final against Western Province.

The Blue Bulls women also started the tournament strongly as they defeated Eastern Province 40-0, but they went down 19-17 against the Golden Lions in their second match.

They bounced back strongly, however, to defeat Boland 54-0 and the Pumas 47-0, which earned them a place in the Cup Quarter-final on Saturday.

The team picked up where they left off and beat the Free State 24-15 in the Cup Quarter-final and then registered a convincing 34-0 victory against KwaZulu-Natal in the Semi-Final.

The Blue Bulls women, however, were forced to work hard in the final against Western Province and fought until the death for their 24-22 victory.

SARU Interprovincial Sevens results (Saturday, 7 November):

Border 19 – 7 SA Students (Women)
WP 20 – 7 Golden Lions (Women)
Blue Bulls 24 - EP 14
Pumas 31 - Golden Lions 5
Blue Bulls 24 – 5 Free State (Women)
Sharks 22 – 0 Griquas (Women)
WP 26 – 21 Leopards (after extra time 21-21 each)
Free State 12 – 17 Lowveld (after extra time 21-12 each)
Lions 0 – 29 SA Students (Women)
EP 26 – 12 Lions
Free State 26 – 5 Griquas (Women)
Leopards 22 -17 Free State
Blue Bulls 22 – 10 Pumas
Blue Bulls 34 – 0 Sharks (Women)
WP 21 - 14 Lowveld
Falcons 12 – 26 SWD
KZN 19 – 17 Griquas
EP 43 - 0 Falcons (Women)
Border 33 – 7 Limpopo Blue Bulls
Griffons 38 – 33 Boland
Leopards 27 – 5 Limpopo Blue Bulls (Women)
SANDF 12 – 28 Boland (Women)
Falcons 14 – 12 Free State
Blue Bulls Inv 33 – 0 Falcons (Women)
Limpopo Blue Bulls 12 – 26 Boland
Limpopo Blue Bulls 34 – 7 SANDF (Women)
SWD 26 – 7 KZN
SWD 7 – 31 EP (Women)
Border 22 - 14 Griffons
Leopards 31 – 14 Boland (Women)

Shield Finals:

Women: Limpopo Blue Bulls 10 – 24 Blue Bulls XV
Men: Falcons 17 – 26 Boland

Bowl Finals:

Women: EP 14 – 7 Leopards
Men: SWD 22 – 19 Border

Plate Final:

Women: SA Students 7 – 19 Free State
Men: EP 24 -29 Leopards (After sudden death 24 each)

Cup Finals:

Women: WP 22 – 24 Blue Bulls
Men: WP 29 – 38 Blue Bulls

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Nov 08, 2015

(6) Blue Bulls top Sevens team in South Africa

  1. Baie mooi boikies!! Nou is die rofee kas darem nie meer leeg nie!! Well done
  2. gravatar Blue Bull says:
    Very well done boys!

    I just wish the Webbie will start to give feedback about the Bulls new coaching staff as well as the squad for 2016. Mr. CEO you promised via Supersport after you appointed Nollis Marais on the 3rd of October that anouncements would be made a week later. It is nou 1 month later and we read of sporadic appointments in different sources, but no offical statement at this website. You have been given the vote of confidence this year untill 2019. Please do us a favour and communicate with your supporters.

  3. Blue Bull

    Miskien wag die bestuur vir Kersfees om die groot aankondigings te maak sodat ons regtig aangenaam verras kan word??
  4. gravatar kabous 23 says:
    Aankondiging op supersport

    Nollis Marais © Gallo Images

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    by Brenden Nel 09 November 2015, 07:25

    Tweet The Vodacom Bulls have gone to significant lengths to boost their coaching ranks as head coach Nollis Marais heads into his first Vodacom Super Rugby season in 2016.

    Marais will be in charge after a successful Absa Currie Cup campaign that led the young Bulls side to the semifinals of the competition, but will get some experienced help in his campaign next year as the Bulls look to manage their young brigade well as they continue to build after several player exoduses.

    For starters, the Bulls are set to announce Anton Leonard, former Springbok and former Bulls captain as their new Super Rugby forwards coach after he had spent a few years in George assisting the SWD Eagles.

    Leonard began his coaching career with Outeniqua Hoërskool before coaching the juniors at the SWD Eagles and was the assistant coach to Bevin Fortuin over the past season for the Eagles before deciding to head back to Pretoria.

    Fortuin has also resigned from his position as the Eagles coach and will now become the Bulls under-21 backline coach, as the junior structures have also been revamped to contain several new coaching appointments.

    Pote Human, who has coached almost everywhere, will be back at the Bulls as the under-21 coach next season after previously coaching the Bulls in the Currie Cup, and Tuks in the Varsity Cup with a stint in Japan in between.

    The moves come after the Blue Bulls juniors disappointed during the past season, with many of the under-21s playing in the senior side and the age-group side missing out on the semifinals of the competition for the first time in years.

    The under-19 side reached the final, only to be pipped by the EP Kings under-19 side to the title but it seems that the Bulls decided for change in their coaching structures.

    They have now recruited former Pukke and Leopards forwards coach Jaco Pienaar as the new under-19 coach.

    Pienaar, who previously achieved a lot of success with the Leopards under-19 team as well and played a big part alongside Robert du Preez as the Pukke’s forward coach, will get an opportunity to work with some of the best juniors in the country and is highly rated as an up and coming coach.

    The Super Rugby side has already resumed training for the upcoming season, which will start in February next year.

  5. gravatar Blue Bull says:

    Did you mean christmas 2015? My gosh, I think our CEO is running around to collect season tickets.

    Tx Tom for the update on the earlier thread. We will have to waite and see what Anton will bring to the package. He has done very well with Outeniqua and the SWD with the players at his disposal.

    I kind of like the idea that the Bulls are appointing coaches whom has succeeded in coming through the ranks as junior coaches, and those who did not make it, are said good bye. This is definitely an alternative approach than appointing a senior player as the coach and think he will just walk in and suddenly everything will change. It is a clear indication that the Bulls have learned their lessons with Victor Matfield. But somehow, I still feel there is a Director needed.

    And then, to turn to our next challenge: to develop the players we have in world class talent.

    So I am still eager to see if there will be any acquisitions added to bolster our side: some beef and experience at nr. 4 and 5, as well as the front row. Buying a player form Europe and he lasts only one game is not going to help our cause.

    It will be interesting to see where the Bulls will play Jesse Kriel - 15 or 13. We must not make the same mistake as with Hougaard, bashing up his career. We have very talented centres in Serfontein, Odendaal, Dries Swanepoel and Dan Kriel. Then we will have JJ back next season as well as Bjorn Basson (although I think JJ would only add to selection woes at 13). So the Bulls are looking strong in the midfield department. At fly halve we have Pollard who will be our king Pin persona at nr. 10.

  6. Bring Heyneke terug as Direkteur an afrigting. Met hom by Tuks en Loftus was die Bulle Tops. Staak die KARAKTERMOORD op een van die mees begaafde individue as afrigter wat SA ooit opgelewer het. Vir Wynand Claassen wil ek net sê: Et te, Brute ? Druk jy ook soos daai gemors van die WP jou dolk in Heyneke se rug ?

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