The Blue Bulls have secure a home semi-final against Western Province next week after beating the Pumas in Nelspruit 25-24
The Pumas open the scoring early in the game to surprise the men from Pretoria.But the Bulls hit back less than 10 minutes later when Deon Stegman finished off a rolling maul after the Bulls had won their own lineout from close range – Tian Schoeman striking the upright with his conversion attempt.
The Blue Bulls had a the ability to keep the Pumas out for most of the game and kept the distance on the scoreboard and kept the board ticking over when it was needed.
It was a great preparation for the Blue Bulls before hosting for Province next week. It will be a different team that they beat earlier this in the Currie Cup.
The Pumas did end the game and the season with the same passion as what we used to when they play at home as they scored a late consolation try after the hooter through lock Rudi Mathee to make it a 25-24 final score.
Pumas 24 (7)
Tries: Marnus Schoeman, Rosco Specman, Rudi Mathee
Conversions: Justin van Staden (3)
Penalty: Van Staden
Blue Bulls 25 (13)
Tries: Deon Stegman (2), Jamba Ulengo (2)
Conversions: Tian Schoeman