Home Match Report- Vodacom Bulls v Blues

    Match Report- Vodacom Bulls v Blues



    The Blues snatch a win with seconds remaining when Black kicked a penalty over at Loftus on Saturday.

    It was not pretty but effective rugby from the Blues with some luck winning the game 23-21 at the end

    It was never going to be easy with so much rain around and mistakes came quick and fast from both sides.

    Although the Blues had first opportunity to opening the score with a penalty, it was Steyn that knocked the Bulls in the lead of 3-0 after a few minutes.

    With the Bulls extending their lead to 6-0 the Blues got their first points with a penalty from Black.

    Soon after the Bulls got a yellow card when Andries Ferreira was send off. This gave the Blues some more freedom to play as they tried to get into the Bulls half of the field.

    The Bulls lost another player for what was judges a dangerous tackle. The Blues player ducked and got smacked in the head which by law must be a yellow card. Common sense say players will start doing this more to get players in the bin easily.

    The Blues got in the Bulls half and getting the ball out wide Mark Telea did brilliantly to get the ball down in the corner to give the visitors the lead for the first time in the match.

    The Bulls had the better end to the half and after Specman try was disallowed, Morne Steyn got over for their first try of the match just before halftime to give them the lead of 11-8 again.

    After a second half penalty from Steyn to extend the lead the Blues finally got rewarded for all the positive play when Robinson powered over the line to give them a one point lead, 15-14.

    The Blues then put a great cross-kick through after pinning the Bulls in their own twenty with Stephen Perofeta getting the ball from Matt Duffie.

    This gave the Blues a 20-14 lead.

    The Bulls thought they had done enough when Jeandre Rudolph got over the line to give the home side 21-20. With a few minutes to go.

    The Blues still came at them and forced a penalty which Black kicked over with seconds to go and gave his side a 23-21 win over the Bulls at Loftus


    Vodacom Bulls: Tries – Morne Steyn, Jeandre Rudolph Conversions – Manie Libbok Penalties – Morne Steyn(3)

    Blues: Tries – Mark Telea, Tom Robinson, Stephen Perofeta Conversions – Otere Black Penalties – Otere Black(2)