Rampant Blue Bulls gore Bulldogs

Rampant Blue Bulls gore Bulldogs

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Rampant Blue Bulls gore Bulldogs

The Vodacom Blue Bulls beat the Border Bulldogs 45-26 at Buffalo Cty Stadium in East London Saturday in an entertaining Currie Cup Qualification match which produced nine high-class tries, seven to the visitors and two to the Bulldogs.
It was a game of contrasts with Border taking their shots at goal every time they were awarded a penalty, but the Blue Bulls taking a lineout each time, often when thee points were virtually assured.
Border started like a house on fire, and after three minutes when right wing Sipho Nolemele jinxed his way past a number of defenders, three one or two dummies and finally barged over in the left-hand corner.
Fullback Logan Basson added the two points with a brilliant kick from the touchline which just had sufficient legs to go over.
There were plenty of errors from both sides, with a number of intercepts leading to tries and on a number of occasions gaping holes in both defences were obvious.
For the Blue Bulls, flank Tapiwa Tsomondo had a storming game, scoring two tries, while their fullback Divan Rossouw had an enterprising match, not being afraid to kick the ball into the box and follow up.
In fact both fullbacks played well.
For the Bulldogs, Basson had his kicking boots on and succeeded with four penalties, one from 50 metres out smack in the middle of the field - a magnificent kick.
The half-time score was 21-13 to the Blue Bulls and as they did in the first half, the home team scored early on when centre Michael Makase intercepted a wild pass and ran 70 metres to dive over under the posts for Basson to convert.
With one point in it Border were in with a sniff for victory, but it was not to be with the Blue Bulls taking charge thereafter with four tries, two of which were converted by flyhalf Joshua Stander, to add to his three of the first half.
For the Bulldogs, after their good showing against Namibia last week, this was not the result they would have wanted. Ahead are two tough matches awaiting them, They play Western Province at Newlands next Saturday and then host the Free State XV at home on July 23.
Scorers: Border Bulldogs 26: Tries to right wing Siphosenkosi Nofemele, centre Michael Makase; conversions: fullback Logan Basson (2); penalties: Basson (4).
Blue Bulls 45: Tries to centre Marquit September (2), centre Jade Stiglingh, flank Tapiwa Tsomondo (2), centre Franco Naude, left wing Kefentse Mahlo; conversions: flyhalf Joshua Stander (5).

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Jul 10, 2016

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