Vodacom Blue Bulls lose in Witbank
The Vodacom Blue Bulls on Saturday lost 27-21 to the Steval Pumas in Witbank in a final warm-up match for the Currie Cup competition first round starting next weekend.
The visitors were leading 14-12 at the break, but a yellow card, a charge down and poor discipline cost them the early momentum created by tries from Jade Stighling and Dan Kriel.
Steval Pumas flyhalf Justin van Staden kicked like a machine and his three penalties and a drop goal kept his side in the match during the first half.
In the second half the Pumas scored a try with Freddy Ngoza in the sin-bin and another when a kick was charged down.
A late converted try by Manie Libbok helped ease the pain for the visitors.
Steval Pumas 27 (12). Tries: Tyler Fisher, Carel Greeff. Conversion: Justin van Staden. Penalties: Van Staden (4). Drop Goal: Van Staden.
Vodacom Blue Bulls 21 (14). Tries: Jade Stighling, Dan Kriel, Manie Libbok. Conversions: Tony Jantjies (2), Manie Libbok.