The Bulls never really got going and was never really in this game as the Sharks dominated that first half to put a huge lead up in the first 40 minutes.
The Bulls looked disjointed throughout and yellow cards did not help them on a wet field which the Sharks adopted much better.
Outscoring the Bulls by 7 tries to 2 tell the whole story as they took the win 45-12 on Friday.
The Bulls could not secure the kickoff and put themselves under pressure. The Sharks forced a turnover scrum which they demolish the Bulls first up and went for the corner.
From the line out the Sharks went for the maul two send Fez Mbatha over for the first try and the lead 7-0.
With the Sharks still on attack and mauling the Bulls at every opportunity and that resulted in their second try. After the maul has been brought down the referee decided to give a penalty try and send Erasmus to the bin. That gave the home side a 14-0 lead.
The Bulls try was some brilliant play from Appollis who won the aerial challenge against Hendrikse. The Bulls with quick hands found Carr out wide to go over for their first try.
It was then the chance for Kolisi to score his first try for his new franchise. It was Chamberlin that founded Kolisi who runs infield and send the ball back to Volmink who gives the ball back to Kolisi to score.
The Sharks was in total control now as they kept on scoring tries and the Bulls with no answer to the Sharks maul. The next one came from Louw as the ball got quickly out of the maul to see Louw burst through the defence.
This gave the Sharks a 25-5 lead.
The last try for the Sharks in the first half came again from some good work by the big lads with Ox Nche that went over.
That gave the Sharks a 31-5 lead at the break.
The Bulls was first to score in the in the second half with Kellerman finding the gab to get the Bulls second try. That reduced the lead to 31-12.
The game went a bid nowhere in the middle part of the second half and the next try came after the Bulls saw Uys send to the bin and moments later Carr also was shown a yellow card.
The game became very loose and against 13 men it was made easy for the Sharks who scored two quick tries by Jonker and Nohamba.
Sharks: Tries – Fez Mbatha, Penalty TRY, Siya Kolisi, Marius Louw, Ox Nche, Rynhardt Jonker, Sanele Nohamba Conversions – Boeta Chamberlain(3),Sanele Nohamba
Bulls: Tries – Nizaam Carr, Dawid Kellerman Conversions – Morne Steyn
|Mar 26, 2021||6:55 pm||90'|
|Cell C Sharks||7||4||0||45||Win|