The Blue Bulls register their third win in the competition when they beat the Pumas on Friday at Loftus 39-29.
It seems the Blue Bulls like to make it hard for themselves this year as they had to work hard for the bonus point win which was much needed in the shorten Currie Cup this year.
They outscored the Pumas with six tries to four and were deserved winners at the end which saw them move to the top of the log for now.
The Pumas was first to put points on the board with a penalty but the Blue Bulls quickly respond with their captain Hanro Liebenberg going over for their first try.
They quickly moved to a 14-3 lead and a few minutes later to 19-3 with Stighling and Van der Westhuizen going over. The Pumas did hit back with Schoeman and Janse Van Rensburg reducing the lead to only 19-17.
It was the Blue Bulls with the better finishing of the half scoring another try through Stighling just before the break which gave them a halftime lead of 27-17.
The Blue Bulls started the second half as well as the end the first with Visagie and Van Zyl trading passes to get their fifth try of the match.
We got to know the Pumas for not giving up and they replied wit Maritz going over which made the lead 34-24.
The hosts sealed their victory in the 76th minute when Jano Venter outpaced the cover defence before scoring his side’s sixth try but the Pumas finished stronger and secured a bonus point when Morné Joubert crossed for his team’s fourth try in the game’s closing stages.
For Blue Bulls:
Tries: Liebenberg, Stighling 2, Van der Westhuizen, Van Zyl, Venter
Cons: Libbok 3
Yellow Card: Kotze
Tries: Schoeman, Janse van Rensburg, Maritz, Joubert
Cons: Smith 3