The Blue Bulls have secured their semi final spot in this years Currie Cup after having t work hard for 50 min to beat Boland comfortably at the end with 48-26 on Friday.
With the scores level at the break 12 all it was still everything to play for and it was the Blue Bulls that just had too much left in the tank for the men from Wellington. Both teams got try bonus points out of the game and for most of the game played an exciting game if Rugga’s.
The Blue Bulls scrum was the one aspect that the Boland players could not match-up to and gave them the domination they need to get away from the gutsy Boland team at the end. Although some interpretations of the Japanese referee left most confused when it came to scrum, the Blue Bulls did have too much for Boland throughout the match.
Handling errors will be a major concern for the Blue Bulls as they go to the semi’s and something which they need to sort out when facing the top teams in the play-offs, but they showed enough throughout the season to be a major force in the play-offs at home or away.
The victory was crucial for the Blue Bulls as it sees them jump straight up the table into first place, replacing the unbeaten Cheetahs for the lead.This could be sort lived as the Free State team should win their game against the struggling Pumas later on Friday.
Boland put up an incredible performance on display and where worth the four tries they scored in the match. That they are no push-overs have been displayed throughout the season and the union can be proud of what they have achieved so far in the Currie Cup.
Next week the Blue Bulls have a bye and will have to wait and see what other teams will do to see where they will pay their semi final and for Boland it is a trip to their neighbors Western Province in their final game.
Tries: Kotze 2, Demas, Jordaan
Cons: Kotze 3
Yellow card: Hanekom
Tries: Beyers, Basson, Schoeman, Smit, Liebenberg 2
Cons: Schoeman 3
Pens: Schoeman 2