The Bulls scored two first-half tries as they beat the Jaguares 21-12 in a pre-season match at the Loftus B-field on Saturday.
The hosts split their squad into two groups, with many of their youngsters starting in the first half and Lood de Jager leading the side.
In a tight match, it was the Bulls who took the lead when fullback Andell Loubser collected a kick-pass from flyhalf Manie Libbock to score a self-converted try.
With half-time approaching, Bulls flank Marco van Staden barged his way over the line from close range.
Bulls coach John Mitchell replaced the entire team at half-time, with many Springboks and senior players coming on.
The changes made an immediate impact as Jesse Kriel broke from midfield and set up fullback Warrick Gelant to score the Bulls’ third.
The Jaguares then hit back with late tries from Julian Montoya and Javier Ortega Desio.
Bulls – Tries: Andell Loubser, Marco van Staden, Warrick Gelant. Conversions: Manie Libbock (3).
Jaguares – Tries: Julain Montoya, Javier Ortega Desion. Conversion: Juan Martin Hernandez.
Bulls – 15 Manie Libbok, 14 Duncan Matthews, 13 Dries Swanepoel, 12 Francois Brummer, 11 Jade Stighling, 10 Marnitz Boshoff, 9 Embrose Papier, 8 Jano Venter, 7 Themba Bholi, 6 Marco van Staden, 5 Lood de Jager (c), 4 Ruben van Heerden, 3 Frans van Wyk, 2 Edgar Marutlulle, 1 Trevor Nyakane.
Subs: 16 Warrick Gelant, 17 Divan Rossouw, 18 Jesse Kriel, 19 Burger Odendaal, 20 Johnny Kotze, 21 Handré Pollard, 22 Andre Warner, 23 Hanro Liebenberg, 24 Jason Jenkins, 25 Roelof Smit, 26 RG Snyman, 27 Conraad van Vuuren, 28 Jaco Visagie, 29 Pierre Schoeman, 30 Jan-Henning Campher, 31 Matthys Basson, 32 Lizo Gqoboka, 33 Eli Snyman, 34 Shaun Adendorff, 35 Theo Maree, 36 JT Jackson, 37 Franco Naude, 38 Andell Loubser.
Jaguares – 15 Joaquín Tuculet, 14 Baptist Delguy, 13 Emiliano Boffelli, 12 Baptist Ezcurra, 11 Ramiro Moyano, 10 Nicolás Sánchez, 9 Bertranou Gonzalo, 8 Tomás Lezana, 7 Javier Ortega Desio, 6 Pablo Matera, 5 Tomás Lavanini, 4 Matías Alemanno, 3 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro, 2 Augustine Creevy, 1 Felipe Arregui.
Subs: 16 Julián Montoya,17 Julián Leiva, 18 Javier Diaz,19 Juan Pablo Zeiss, 20 Guido Petti, 21 Marcos Kremer, 22 Juan Manuel Leguizamón, 23 Leonardo Senatore, 24 Martín Landajo, 25 Juan Martín Hernández, 26 Joaquín Diaz Bonilla, 27 Santiago González Iglesias, 28 Matías Orlando, 29 Sebastián Cancelliere.
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