The Bulls have handed the Brumbies their second straight defeat at the hands of South African teams with an fantastic bonus point win of 23-44.
The Bulls dominate from the start of the game and went ahead from the start. Serfontein gave Springbok coach Heineke Meyer some extra headaches with some brilliant play tonight. He was deservedly the man of the match. Victor Matfield looked like a 21 year old on the field and hand a perfect hand into the try of Ross after he took a gap to send him over the line for his first try of the match.
The Bulls out muscled the Brumbies in every aspect from the set plays to the kicking game. Brumbies have serious questions to ask themselves after they lost both game on tour in South Africa. They concede too many penalties and will have to correct it quickly if they want to stay in touch in this competition.
The Bulls was their normal masters in the air and the Brumbies did fall into the trap of thinking they can outsmart the Bulls with the high ball. Upfront the Bulls had the upper hand in the scrums line outs and rucks. Potgieter had his way with kicking for poles as well and extended the lead of the Bulls every time they came into the Brumbies half.
The Brumbies was just kept into the game from mistakes of the Bulls which they score three tries from.
Bulls will now prepare for the Lions and will strive for another bonus point win over their neighbors across the Jukskei river
For the Bulls:
Tries: Serfontein, Ross 2, Basson
Cons: Potgieter 2 Pollard
Pens: Potgieter 6
For the Brumbies:
Tries: Speight, Mowen, Kuridrani
Pens: Lealiifano 2
Yellow Cards: Matt Toomua (Brumbies, 42 – High tackle) Josh Man-Rea (Brumbies, 75 – reprated infringements)