The Vodacom Bulls have build a nice lead on the Log after another win over the weekend against the Emirates Lions.
Although they have one match more than the Sharks and Stormers but even if they play their extra match the Bulls will still have the lead with one point.
Carling Currie Cup
|2||DHL Western Province||12||7||3||2||37|
|3||Cell C Sharks||12||7||3||2||35|
|7||Tafel Lager Griquas||12||0||11||1||8|
Both the Sharks and Stormers got wins in Durban and Kimberley to keep them in touch with the Bulls.
The Bulls will have a bye this weekend and then a match against the Pumas in two weeks time.
Curwin Bosch was the Sharks hero on Friday after the home side had to come back to beat the Cheetahs in Durban.
He kicked four penalties and a conversion and created the vital try with two minutes left on the clock for the Sharks.
It was no match either side would be proud off with plenty of mistakes and just could never get going.
The game only sparked alive with a quarter to go when the Cheetahs got a crucial try but the Sharks came back to take the win and in the hunt.
Cell C Sharks 19 (6) – Try: Madosh Tambwe. Conversion: Curwin Bosch. Penalty goals: Bosch (4).
Toyota Cheetahs 13 (0) – Try: William Small-Smith. Conversion: Tian Schoeman. Penalty goals: Tian Schoeman (2).
Tafel Lager Griquas 6 (3) – Penalty goals: Tinus de Beer (2).
DHL Stormers 39 (15) – Tries: Ernst van Rhyn, Neethling Fouche, Angelo Davids, Dan du Plessis, Juarno Augustus, Damian Willemse. Conversions: Willemse (3). Penalty goal: Willemse (1).
The Bulls had to put a massive second half in to beat the Lions on Saturday in Johannesburg.
It was a hard fought Jukskei derby with the Lions pushing the Bulls all the way. The Lions led the Bulls 15-10 at the break and got at least a bonus point at the end for their trouble.
The Bulls just stepped up in the second half when it matter and had enough to counter the Lions attack and defence in that second half.
The Lions discipline let them down in crucial stages of the game which gave the Bulls the opportunity to keep the scoreboard ticking over and once they had the lead they never let it go again.
The Lions showed a lot of improvement in the set pieces and gave the Bulls a real run for their money in this aspect of the game but at the end the Bulls character showed again that they can comeback from behind to win matches.
Emirates Lions 25 (15) – Tries: Burger Odendaal, Morne van den Berg, Wandisile Simelane. Conversions: Elton Jantjies (2). Penalty goals: Jantjies (2).
Vodacom Bulls 30 (10) – Tries: Joe van Zyl, Stedman Gans, Kurt-Lee Arendse. Conversions: Morne Steyn (3). Penalty goals: Steyn (3).
This week Fixtures:
Griquas v Sharks
Lions v Pumas
Stormers v Cheetahs