The Chiefs just had too much for the Bulls as they beat them 28-12 on Saturday in New Zealand.

The Bulls had a great start with Burger Odendal that broke twice to get the Bulls into the Chiefs twenty two and force a penalty to get a 3-0 lead first up.

The Bulls kept the pressure on Chiefs and ball in hand to force another penalty and Pollard happy to take the points and stretch the Bulls lead to 6-0 after 10 min.

The Bulls intend was to run the ball andthey looked good playing with the ball as well. The Chiefs got their first points on the board through a penalty from a scrum.

The Bulls showed much more intend to run the ball and speed it up which was putting much better pressure on the Chiefs and playing more in the right areas of the field.

Pollard slotted over another penalty and took his team lead to 9-3 after 29 min. The Bulls defensive effort in the first half have been the best it was all season.

The Bulls went into the break with the lead of 9-3.

The second half sarted well for the Bulls as the kept having good moments on attack and the Chiefs getting frastrated more as the game goes on.

The Chiefs then worked some magic with Stevenson that left Ulenga cold and the first try of he night.

That gave the Chiefs the lead of 10-9 after 51 min.The teams traded peanlties to take the score to 13-12 fter 62 min.

It was the Chiefs turn to put the pressure on the Bulls and playing in their half of the field forcing a penalty to extend the lead to 16-12.

The Chiefs then got their mojo back as they scored  brilliant try under the sticks to take the score to 23-12 after 72 min.

The Bulls were running out of gas and the Chiefs stepped it up a notch and scored another to take the lead to 28-12 after 78 min.

The Bulls did try till the end but at the end did not had enough to beat the Chiefs as the went down 28-12.


Chiefs 24 (3)

Tries: Shaun Stevenson, Damian McKenzie, Atu Moli

Conversions: Aaron Cruden (2)

Penalties: Cruden (3)

Bulls 9 (12)

Penalties: Handre Pollard (4)


  1. Poor first half from the Chiefs. If they are going to extend their unbeaten run as their rabid supporters keep telling us they need to cut out the missed tackles and dropped passes we had to sit through in the first half. The Bulls have done the Stormers and Cheetahs a favour by showing how to rattle them.

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