Vodacom Blue Bulls lose in Kimberley

Vodacom Blue Bulls lose in Kimberley

articles.comments (2)

Griquas are still unbeaten and sitting pretty in the new provincial tournament after beating a spirited Vodacom Blue Bulls 39-38 (half time 17-14) at Griqua Park in Kimberley on Saturday afternoon.
Griquas are now almost certain of the place in this year’s Currie Cup competition, having now won seven consecutive games and accumulating 33 points to sit at the top of the log.
The Bulls started well, with flanker Roelof Smit crossing the whitewash as early as the 14th minute after Griquas missed an earlier penalty. Bulls fly half Joshua Stander added the extra two points two give the visitors the early lead.
Griquas recovered and centre Jonathan Francke scored only three minutes later. The conversion by full back Gouws Prinsloo, who did not have the best afternoon with the kicking boot, leveled the scores with 20 minutes in the first half left to play.
Smit continued with his impressive form by scoring the second of his three tries on the afternoon after some good pressure on attack by the Bulls. Stander, who converted all five the Bulls tries, opened the lead to seven points once again.
Winger Ederies Arendse kept his side within striking distance with his try five minutes from half time, with fly half Andre Swarts, who took over the kicking duties, converting and also kicking a late penalty to give Griquas a hard fought lead of 17-14 at the break.
The hosts came out all guns blazing in the second half, with Francke scoring his second of the afternoon and Swarts converting to leave the Bulls stunned. Another penalty by Stander settled the visitors nerves somewhat and they got back into the game as Smit completed his hat trick soon thereafter.
A penalty by Swarts meant Griquas kept their noses in front, but two quick tries to the Bulls via flanker Renaldo Bothma and full back Duncan Matthews had the hosts in trouble. Their unbeaten record dangling on a string, replacement Clinton Swart and captain and winger AJ Coertzen dug deep and both scored to help snatch victory from the Bulls grasp.
Building on their good momentum from the last couple of weeks, Griquas will now travel to Cape Town for their next encounter against DHL Western Province next Saturday. The Blue Bulls, still with only a single victory to their name, will lick their wounds before they take on the Leopards at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday.

Points scorers:
Griquas 39 (17): Tries: Jonathan Francke (2), Ederies Arendse, Clinton Swart, AJ Coertzen; Conversions: Gouws Prinsloo, Andre Swarts (2), Clinton Swart; Penalties: Andre Swarts (2).
Vodacom Blue Bulls 38 (14): Tries: Roelof Smit (3), Renaldo Bothma, Duncan Matthews; Conversions: Joshua Stander (5); Penalty: Joshua Stander

Pin It

May 21, 2016

(2) Vodacom Blue Bulls lose in Kimberley

  1. gravatar RuggaFanToo says:
    As ons nog \n kans wil staan om die game te wen vanaand beter Nolis baie vinnig vir Piet van Zyl afhaal. Hy dink weer hy is 'n spietkop vanaand en haal al die angel uit ons agterlyn omdat hy nie die bal laat loop onmiddelik as dit beskikbaar is nie
  2. gravatar Mercy says:
    Hello everyone am here to testify how i got my loan from Mr. Richard after i applied several times from various loan lenders who claimed to also testify right in this forum,I thought the testimonies where real and i applied but they never gave me loan. I was in need of an urgent loan to start a business and i applied from various loan lenders who
    promised to help but they never gave me the loan.Until a friend of mine introduce me to Mr. Richard Swart who promised to help me and indeed she did as she promised without any form of delay.I never thought there are still reliable loan lenders until i meet Mr. Anderson,who are indeed helped with the loan and changed my belief.I don't know if you are in any way in need of a genuine and urgent loan,free feel to contact Mr. Richard via his email richardpokaloancompany12@gmail.com

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *