The Bulls made hard work on Friday night when they beat the Sunwolves at Loftus 34-21.
It was the first win for the Bulls outfit for the season and the best result they could wish for after the two first losses against the Stormers and Cheetahs away.
The task got a little bit harder for the Bulls when Renaldo Bothma was send off with a red card in the 42 minute of the game for a dangerous high tackle. Their can be no complaints from the Bulls on that decision.
Jan Serfontein got a double on his return to the rugby field after a long layoff due to injury. Pierre Schoeman and Jason Jenkins also scored tries for the Bulls with Pollard and Schoeman adding the extra points with the boot.
The Sunwolves as they did last week gave the Bulls a hard time throughout the match and even though they played with an extra man in the second half showed that they have improved allot since that first game against the Chiefs.
The Bulls struggled in the collisions and at the breakdowns which did not create or gave the backline enough good ball to lay with. The lineouts was not perfect and at with the scrums they never really dominated.
Defense was again poor from the Bulls and the Sunwolves exposed it when they scored just before the break.
The Sunwolves finished strongly and nearly claimed a losing bonus point when Liaki Moli scored after full-time, but the TMO ruled that the ball had been lost forward.
With the Bulls going on tour now, they will have to improve a hell of allot if they want to win against the New Zealanders on the road.
Tries: Serfontein 2, Schoeman, Jenkins
Cons: Pollard 3, Schoeman
Pens: Pollard, Schoeman
Red Card: Bothma
Tries: Fukuoka, Quirk
Pens: Cripps 4
|March 17, 2017||7:00 pm||Super Rugby 2017||Vodacom Super Rugby 2017|
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