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    Vodacom Bulls v Crusaders (Result)



    Do not know what was worst, the screaming announcer at Loftus or the poor defence from the Bulls.

    The Crusaders came out from the first minute and demolished the Bulls in their own backyard beating them 45-13.

    It was all Crusaders at the start of the match speeding up the game and finding space early on in the Bulls defence.

    It was a lucky escape for the Bulls as Kieran Read broke the line for the Crusaders, but the Bulls scrambled well in defence.

    The Bulls had a few opportunities themselves but defensively the crusaders was up for everything the Bulls dished out.

    The Crusaders got the first try of the match after a kick down field which the bounce of the ball went to Richie Mo’unga who went over.

    Pollard put the Bulls on the board with a penalty but the Crusaders found another huge hole with Richie Mo’unga over for his second try.

    The Bulls slotted another penalty but then kicked away turnover ball which the Crusaders took full advantage with some poor defence from the home side to send Dunshea over.

    This gave them a 19-6 lead.

    The Bulls defence kept being their worst enemy as Reece ran all the way to the tryline for another which extend their lead to 26-6.

    The Bulls struggled form the start of the second half and kicking the ball senselessly away which gave Sevu Reece another opportunity to run in for their first try of the second half.

    This gave them a 33-6 lead.

    When the Bulls did get into the Crusader twenty two they just could not hang on to the ball.

    The Bulls eventually got there first try when Pollard send Odendaal over.

    The Bulls defence again put them on the backfoot as Reece was at the end of a cross kick to take the Crusaders score to 40-13.

    Barrett was next to score for the visitors when he powered over the line for a lead of 45-13

    This was not a night the Bulls will want to remember and the Crusaders send a clear message to the Stormers


    Bulls Bulls 13   40 Crusaders Crusaders

    Bulls – Try: Odendaal. Conversion: Pollard. Penalties: Pollard (2).
    Crusaders – Tries: Mo’unga (2), Dunshea, Reece (3), Barret. Conversions: Mo’unga (5).


    Date Time League Season Full Time
    May 10, 2019 19:00 Super Rugby 2019 Vodacom Super Rugby 2019 80'


    TeamLosing Bonus PointPenaltyTriesConversions4 TRY BPPointsOutcome


    13 - 45Full Time
        • 80'

          Crusaders take the win and as easy as that, nothing to say about the Bulls except that Vermeulen is the best we have at 8

        • 76'

          Again Vermeulen....with the turnover

        • 76'

          Really do not know what is worst the Blue Bulls screaming guy on the mic or the Bulls defence

        • 74'

          TRY TIME!! Crusaders!!! Barrett over with some power

        • 67'

          TRY TIME!! Crusaders!!! Reece gets another one form a cross kick

        • 56'

          TRY TIME!! Bulls!!! Odendaal the man over

        • 47'

          TRY TIME!! Crusaders!!! another senseless kick and Crusaders score

        • 40'

          Great first half from the champions, Bulls defence is pretty bad and the kicking game not working, play right in Saders hands with kick and pray tactic

        • 31'

          TRY TIME!! Crusaders!!! Dunshea the man over, kicking turnover ball away never good idea

        • 22'

          Reckless Tackle A player is deemed to have made reckless contact during a tackle or attempted tackle or during other phases of the game if in making contact, the player knew or should have known that there was a risk of making contact with the head of an opponent, but did so anyway. This sanction applies even if the tackle starts below the line of the shoulders. This type of contact also applies to grabbing and rolling/ twisting around the head/ neck area even if the contact starts below the line of the shoulders. Minimum sanction: Yellow card Maximum sanction: Red card Just saying

        • 22'

          TRY TIME!!! Crusaders!!! Richie Mo’unga again over

        • 20'

          There was a neck roll on Handre

        • 18'

          Pollard put Bulls on the board with a penalty

        • 14'

          TRY TIME!! Crusaders!!! lucky bounce but your make your own luck

        • 7'

          Bulls line kicks not finding any distance at the moment which keep the Saders in Bulls half

        • 2'

          Crusaders finding the space early on

        • Here we go, Saders to kick off

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