CURRIE CUP-header
generic hexagon

Bulls edge thriller


  • 01 Aug 2014
The Pumas and Bulls served up a thriller in Nelspruit The Pumas and Bulls served up a thriller in Nelspruit

The Bulls defeated the Pumas 46-38 in a highly entertaining friendly at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on Friday.

Dean Greyling scored a hat-trick as the Bulls ran in six tries to complete their preparations for the upcoming Currie Cup season. Coach Frans Ludeke wouldn't have been too happy with his side's sloppy defence, but both teams showed plenty of attacking intent, which helped contribute to an open game.

The Pumas were not to be outdone though, scoring five tries of their own to the delight of the local fans. They start their Currie Cup campaign at home to the Cheetahs next week, while the Bulls make the short trip to Ellis Park for the famous Jukskei derby.

Blue Bulls – Tries: Dean Greyling (3), Jacques Engelbrecht, Akona Ndungane, Wiaan Liebenberg. Conversions: Jacques-Louis Potgieter (4), Tony Jantjies. Penalties: Potgieter, Jantjies.
Pumas – Tries: Ruwellyn Isbel (2), Justin van Staden, Vincent Kok, Renaldo Bothma. Conversions: Rosko Speckman (5). Penalty: Speckman.

Photo: thebulls.co.za

0 Comments
latest-articles
CJ Stander in SA Rugby magazine

Stander’s a standout performer

CJ Stander became the first non-Irishman to win Munster’s Player of the Year award and qualifies to play for Ireland after the World Cup. GERRY THORNLEY reports.

Heinrich Brüssow last played for the Boks in 2011

Brüssow needs chance to shine

Heyneke Meyer needs to ensure his key loose forwards receive sufficient game time in the Springboks' five matches leading up to the World Cup, writes JON CARDINELLI.

Francois Hougaard on his way to the tryline at Ellis Park

Wait for Bok World Cup squad

Players not included in Heyneke Meyer's extended squad could yet play for the Springboks this year, writes MARK KEOHANE in Business Day newspaper.

You may also like
0 Comments
Get our daily email update. Subscribe to the SA Rugby magazine newsletter: