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    Hurricanes v Vodacom Bulls (Result)



    The Hurricanes had to fight hard to beat the Bulls on Saturday when they beat them 35-28.

    The Bulls would be kicking themselves for the mistakes they made which the Hurricanes score some easy tries in the first half.

    It was a massive 80 minute effort from the Bulls and they can be proud of their season.

    The Bulls had a decent start to the match pushing the Hurricanes into their half with some good interplay from forwards and backs.

    The Hurricanes came back into the game with a poor pass that the Hurricanes kicked forward and forced a lineout inside the Bulls half.

    From a scrum five meters out the Hurricanes got a penalty which Barrett easily converted to put them in the lead.

    The Bulls then scored the first try when they spread the ball wide from a lineout on the halfway line and Kriel broke the defence to send Gelant away to score in the corner.

    The Hurricanes hit back immediately with a try from Perenara after they got over the advantage line through some pretty poor defence from the Bulls. This gave them back the lead again after 18 minutes.

    The Hurricanes got over the line again when Lam got through the Bulls defence to score the second try for the home side.

    The Bulls was caught asleep when the Hurricanes took a quick lineout to send Rayasi over for another try and a massive lead early on of 24-7.

    The Bulls hit back with Hendricks crossing the line to get back into the game. Pollard converted the try to make the lead only 24-14 after 35 minutes.

    The teams went into the break with the Hurricanes leading 24-14 but the Bulls would have kicked themselves for the mistakes they made to let the Hurricanes build scoreboard pressure.

    The Hurricanes had the perfect start to the second half after Pollard could not gather a high kick with the Hurricanes scored their forth try of the match.

    Mistakes has been costing the Bulls big time up to then.

    The Bulls got back on the Hurricanes line and after the TMO could not award a try from Vermeulen but got a penalty try after a deliberate knock down by Rayasi.

    The Hurricanes got a penalty over before Hendricks showed his class making small work of Jordie Barrett attempt to tackle the winger.

    This reduce the lead to to only 32-28 with 20 minutes to go.

    The Hurricanes got another penalty over to take their lead to 35-28 and were starting to speed up the game.

    The last ten minutes was frantic with both teams having throw everything at it. At the end neither could breach the defence and the Hurricanes held on to the victory.


    Hurricanes Hurricanes 35   28 Bulls Bulls

    Hurricanes: Tries – TJ Perenara, Ben Lam, Salesi Rayasi, Salesi Rayasi Conversion – Beauden Barrett(3) Penalties: Jordie Barrett(2), Beauden Barrett

    Bulls: Tries – Warrick Gelant, Cornal Hendricks, Penalty Try, Cornal Hendricks Conversion – Handre Pollard(3)



    Date Time League Season Full Time
    June 22, 2019 09:35 Super Rugby 2019 Vodacom Super Rugby 2019 80'


    TeamLosing Bonus PointPenaltyTriesConversions4 TRY BPPointsOutcome


    35 - 2809:35
        • Hurricanes has just stepped up two gears now #HURvBUL

        • Bulls again give away an easy penalty and Hurricanes going for points

        • TRY TIME!! Bulls!!! Hendricks brilliantly steamroller over in the corner making small work of Jordie Barrett attempted tackle #HURvBUL

        • Jordie Barrett successful with penalty and extend the lead @HURvBUL

        • Penalty Hurricanes and Barrett will go for points #HURvBUL

        • Yellow card and Penalty TRY Bulls ball knock down #HURvBUL

        • That should be yellow and surely a penalty try

        • NO TRY

        • The problem here is that the Referee said no try so TMO must have clear evidence to overturn it #HURvBUL

        • Vermeulen over the line TMO to check the grounding #HURvBUL

        • TRY TIME!! Hurricanes!! another mistake from Bulls and another try for Hurricanes #HURvBUL

        • Here we go 40 minutes to go to see who will face the Crusaders next week #HURvBUL

        • TRY TIME!! Hurricanes!!! catching Bulls fast asleep as Salesi Rayasi gets over #HURvBUL

        • TRY TIME!! Hurricanes!!! Lam over bashing through the Bulls defence #HURvBUL

        • Bulls starting to give too many penalties away, which will hurt them #HURvBUL

        • TRY TIME!! Hurricanes!!! Perenara over #HURvBUL

        • Hurricanes with penalty and going for points....kick is OVER and Hurricanes take the early lead #HURvBUL

        • Bulls will have to defend the back, Hurricanes love to put the little kick through the defence #HURvBUL

        • Some good early attack from Bulls #HURvBUL


        1. That is it for the first half with the Hurricanes leading 24-14. Mistakes cost the Bulls big time in that first half to give the Hurricanes the opportunity to pull away. Need massive second half from Bulls but it may just be one flight to far for them #HURvBUL

        2. That is it Hurricanes take the game but great effort from the Bulls and a season they ca be proud off #HURvBUL