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A few teams started their Super Rugby campaign with friendlies as they prepare for the 2019 competition.

Australia – Brumbies beat Rebels

The Brumbies beat the Rebels in there warmup 52-38 on Saturday.

Although the game was played as a trail rather than a full match the Brumbies were good enough for the win.

There was not many Wallabies used as they played in 37°C heat

South Africa – Bulls edge Lions
The Bulls got a narrow win over the Lions in their pre-season match at Loftus.
They led 21-10 at the break and finally won the game 21-17.
Both side went for a young and inexperience side for this friendly to give them a chance.
Next week it is Super Hero Weekend with the Bulls facing the Stormers and the Lions take on the Sharks in Cape Town.

Scorers:

Bulls

Tries: Franco Naude, JT Jackson, Rosko Specman

Conversions: Manie Libbok (3)

Lions

Tries: Morne van der Berg, Stiaan Pienaar, James Venter

Conversion: Jan-Luc Cilliers

Stormers run away with Club side

The Stormers ran in 14 tries on Saturday to ran away with the match against a combined club side at False Bay RFC.

They scored six tries in the first half and follow that up with eight tries in the second half.

Centre Dan du Plessis was the star, as he scored an incredible four tries in the first half, with scrumhalf Herschel Jantjies and No 8 Juarno Augustus also crossing the whitewash against the hosts, who managed to get over for two tries of their own.

There were wholesale changes made to the Stormers playing group in the second half and it was the forwards who impressed early on, with No 8 Jaco Coetzee, tighthead prop Neethling Fouche, hooker Dan Jooste and lock Salmaan Moerat all going over for tries.

Scorers:

Tries Jantjies, Du Plessis (4), Augustus, Coetzee, Fouche, Jooste, Moerat, Barry (2), Kriel, Leonard

Conversions: Stander (5), Marais

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