The Vodacom Blue Bulls beat the Lions XV 33-22 in Pretoria on Friday.
With the eye on Sunday’s SuperHero preseason clash between them, both teams fielded a composite XV for this contest which took place on the Loftus B field.
The sides were deadlocked at 12-12 after the an evenly played first half during which they showed plenty of endeavour.
Hooker Marko Janse van Rensburg and inside centre James Mollentze touched down for the visitors, while backs Richard Kriel and Sebastiaan Jobb crossed the tryline for the Bulls.
The Bulls came out firing in the second half and their attacking intent was rewarded with a brace by Jade Stighling and a try replacement Dawid Kellerman.
The Lions finally snapped out of their second half slumber in the last 10 minutes and bagged two late tries. But the game was effectively over as a contest by then.
Bulls – Tries: Richard Kriel, Sebastiaan Jobb, Jade Stighling (2), Dawid Kellerman. Conversions: Vaughan Isaacs (4).
Lions – Tries: Marko Janse van Rensburg, James Mollentze, Travis Gordon, Mandisi Mathiyane. Conversion: Shaun Reynolds.
Bulls – 15 Richard Kriel, 14 Jade Stighling, 13 Marnus Potgieter, 12 Franco Naude, 11 Sebastiaan Jobb, 10 David Coetzer, 9 Marco Jansen van Vuren, 8 Ewan Coetzee, 7 Adre Smith, 6 Ruan Steenkamp, 5 Jean Droste, 4 Ian Groenwald, 3 Madot Mabokela, 2 Louis van der Westhuizen, 1 Dayan van der Westhuizen.
Subs: 16 Corniel Els, 17 Kudzwai Dube, 18 Eduan Swart, 19 Carl Els, 20 Janko Swanepoel, 21 Jaco Labuschagne, 22 Phillip Potgieter, 23 Keagan Johannes, 24 Vaughan Isaacs, 25 Dawid Kellerman, 26 Diego Appollis, 27 Jay-Cee Nel.
Lions – 15 Muzi Manyike, 14 Jan-Louis la Grange, 13 Wandisile Simelane, 12 James Mollentze, 11 Stean Pienaar, 10 Shaun Reynolds, 9 Dillon Smit, 8 Diaan Schoonees, 7 Jo-Hanko de Villiers, 6 MJ Pelser, 5 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 4 Darrien Landsberg, 3 Carlu Sadie, 2 Marko Janse van Rensburg, 1 Nathan McBeth.
Subs: 16 PJ Botha, 17 Leo Kruger, 18 Asenathi Ntlabakanye, 19 Adrian Alberts, 20 Travis Gordon, 21 FranckeHorn, 22 Tinus Combrinck, 23 Louritz van der Schyff, 24 Prince Nkabinde, 25 Mandisi Mathiyane, 26 Dameon Venter, 27 Boitumelo Tsatsane.