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Lions overpower Bulls

2012-09-08 19:37

Pretoria - The Golden Lions powered to a 32-23 victory over the Blue Bulls in their Currie Cup match at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.

As dull and dreary as the first half was, it came alive magnificently in the second of the Jukskei Derby.

With both sides desperate for victory at the halfway mark of this year’s competition, it seemed like neither wanted to make the first move.

The Lions, however, got the first points on the board with a penalty conversion from Elton Jantjies in the ninth minute after he missed with his first attempt two minutes earlier.

The hosts countered in emphatic fashion when Bulls scrumhalf Ruan Snyman got over the whitewash after some enterprising play by fullback Clayton Blommetjies.

The Bulls only added three more points to their first half score thanks to a penalty conversion by flyhalf Louis Fouche.

The visitors were trailing by five points with a penalty conversion by flyhalf Jantjies shortly before the half-time break until they struck a psychological blow.

Winger Deon Helberg scored his side’s first five-pointer of the evening with centre Lionel Mapoe playing a key role in the build-up to the try.

Jantjies converted to hand his side the lead for the second time in the match.

The Lions opened the second half with Mapoe showing a touch of magic, kicking a grubber kick he fielded himself, then offloaded wide to Alwyn Hollenbach to score (15-8).

The home-side struck back with centre Francois Venter capitalising on a loose ball from a ruck on the Lions 22-metre line to score his try, with Fouche converting to level the scores.

The Johannesburg side continued their expansive play with Jantjies skillfully chipping the ball over the defenders’ heads, which he picked up himself to get over the advantage line.

Jantjies switched with Jaco Taute, who sprinted to the tryline to score a try in his comeback game from a long injury lay-off.

The Lions flyhalf converted the try and added a penalty conversion 10 minutes later to extend their lead to 10 points.

With the clock winding down, the Bulls narrowed the gap with a Fouche penalty conversion and came close to equalling the scores once again when Clayton Blommetjies dove over for his try.

Fouche, however, failed with the conversion attempt, leaving his side trailing by two points.

The Lions then added two more tries within two minutes of each other with Mapoe deservedly scoring his side’s bonus-point try.

Scorers: Blue Bulls 23 (8): Tries: Ruan Snyman, Francois Venter, Clayton Blommetjies. Conversion: Louis Fouche. Penalties: Fouche (2) Golden Lions 32 (10): Tries: Deon Helberg, Alwyn Hollenbach, Jaco Taute, Lionel Mapoe. Conversions: Elton Jantjies (3). Penalties: Elton Jantjies (2).

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Comments
  • jakes.stormer - 2012-09-08 19:38

    OMG, NOT AGAIN ......????

      jakes.stormer - 2012-09-08 19:39

      And with a bonus point ...

      jakes.stormer - 2012-09-08 19:40

      Must have been the ref again......

      mario.borchards - 2012-09-08 19:41

      Yip again...worst coach in the CC. Time for Pine Trees to go.....Province!

      blou.johnny - 2012-09-08 19:49

      ....zero cups... ...11 years...

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-09-08 19:51

      @blou.johnny -, wp has many more cups than those loser bull players.

      lean.sadie - 2012-09-08 19:51

      Won't be the last time.!!!!

      jono.qmann - 2012-09-08 21:00

      Gaaaaaaan kyk wie is onder op die log!!! Asb! Relegation vir die mighty cows next year!

      blou.johnny - 2012-09-08 21:30

      ....nog steeds geen bekers vir die Kaapse Klopse....

      joneethling - 2012-09-09 12:06

      The Pumas gave All Blacks a hard time Meyerbokke were beaten by a poor Ausie team WP and Cheetahs had a great game, as did Sharks and Griquas Bulls thrashed by Lions What a great weekend for real rugby

      george.thysse - 2012-09-10 06:02

      Blou Johnny, "John" - Engelse woord vir toilet. Johnny - klein toilet. Vir die hoeveelheid stront wat by jou mond uitkom pas die naam jou goed. "BLOU TOILETJIE"

      deon.meyer.752 - 2012-09-10 08:30

      shame can't be nice living in the past hey johnny do you still have a tape player as a car radio and a record player at home? Does your mom still leave milk bottles outside the front door? Come on wake up its 2012 mate throw away the old wireless and buy a tv and then you can see how rubish your bulls are playing in 2012. LOL

  • lean.sadie - 2012-09-08 19:40

    Maakiebull almal bokke. 6th place out of 6. Clearly they should all be in the bok squad. Played some great rugby. ' Great game lions, and well done on the win.

      blou.johnny - 2012-09-08 20:02

      ....zero cups.... ...11 years... ..and counting...

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-09-08 20:05

      @blou.job, zero brain cells, zero class. WP way for cups than the Vlou Nulle from Moftus

      trevor.dean.10 - 2012-09-08 21:15

      Hahahahaha! Blue Bulls bottom of the log! And @blou.johnny as I have said before: losers (e.g. Bulls) dwell on the past, winners focus on the present and the future.

      Robsschele - 2012-09-09 11:00

      Nee Sakkie. Hulle is die melkkoeie. As jy bonuspunt soek, speel die Blou Bulle.

  • blou.johnny - 2012-09-08 19:41

    ....jaag asb daai flippen ploeter Pine Pienaar terug Vrystaat toe..! ..hy het nie 'n benul van wat hy doen nie..! ..Hoekom coach Frans Ludeke nie die span nie..???

      jakes.stormer - 2012-09-08 19:46

      Want hy is net so useless...

      lean.sadie - 2012-09-08 19:49

      Blou.job. En die WP is useless? Nee wat jong, jy moet eerder na jou eie span kyk, voor jy vir ander spanne elke dag sleg se. Miskien kan jy eendag n regte bok ondersteuner wees, ag nee wat dit sal ook nooit gebeur nie.

      melt.esterhuizen - 2012-09-08 19:50

      @Blou.johnny Meneer jy het altyd jou mond so groot oor die chokers Stormers/ WP en nou? Laaste ja heel laaste op die log. Nee die WP het nog niks gewen nie, maar lyk dit of die Bulle iets kan wen? Daar is soveel goeie spelers in daardie Bulle span dit is net onverstaanbaar dat hulle so swak speel. Waar le die fout ou Johnny? Is dit regtig by die Coach? Strongs ou maat al is hulle nie my gunsteling span nie, is daar n hele paar gunsteling spelers in daardie span wat dit nog ver kan bring.

      deon.fouche.3 - 2012-09-08 20:01

      Bwhahahahahahaha!! Op Moftus ook nog!! Bwahahahahahahahahaahaa

      Stormkaap - 2012-09-08 21:06

      As director of rugby, wasnt it HM job to make sure the succession planning was in order..! Just asking. Dont blame the coach. Players play the game and they play a dinosaur game.

      jacques.nortier1 - 2012-09-09 10:24

      when last did the bulls hold a cup, vir iemand wat so in die verlede leef is jou geheue maar sleg boet, het vir 15 jaar in pta gebly en het geniet om luftus toe te gaan en die wen rugby wat die bulls gespeel het selfs as 'n weeepeee ondersteuner maar sekere ondersteuners vir die bulls het my laat lekker kry as hulle verloor net om daai ouens se monde te snoer, bulls het meer probleme asdie bokke omdat hulle gameplan verouderd is soos die NP party. Bulls het opwindende jong spelers maar soos by die bokke word hulle gedwing in 'n tipe spel wat hulle nie gewoond is aan nie. hoop dit kan reggestel word anders is daar swaar tye wat voorle

      deon.meyer.752 - 2012-09-10 08:31

      Frans ran away from the brain dead supporters.

  • stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-09-08 19:41

    Ha Ha Ha, and at home as well. Oh dear Danville will be like a ghost town. Die Nullu vlou for the Boks and vlou in the Currie Cup

  • Taurus.Blue1 - 2012-09-08 19:42

    All I can say is: An enema is needed to get rid of all the .... Players and coaching staff included. Poor Oom Wynie

  • blou.johnny - 2012-09-08 19:45

    ....hoe meer loser WP spelers die Bulle koop, hoe slegter speel die Bulle...! Jaag daai gekoopte loser WP spelers terug Kaap toe...!

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-09-08 19:49

      The problem is those WP players are reduced in skill level when mixed with those retarded bulls players. Its a huge problem when said bulls players are barely literate.

      jakes.stormer - 2012-09-08 19:49

      Hahahahahah. Dit sal julle leer om Ons spelers te wil koop. Hulle is nog op kontrak by ons........ Will julle nog koop. Kyk maar wat maak pollard volgende jaar by julle...... Hy gaan ook. Flop wees

      lean.sadie - 2012-09-08 19:50

      blou.job ....... one liner. Get something new to say.

      ann.fischadler - 2012-09-08 19:53

      Shame toe julle gewen het het dit nie helps nie wat is nou verkeerd Blou vulletjie ...3 jaar gaan dit wees en ons tel ai gelukkig get ek Sokol klaar gemaak want ek gaan nog lank tel...hahahaha

      paul.sdoow - 2012-09-09 06:58

      ifthey send send all the wp players back your bulls would run on the field with 15 players short?

  • ann.fischadler - 2012-09-08 19:49

    Overpower a understatement but the important thing is it is going to be 3years and counting and we are just going to keep counting

      blou.johnny - 2012-09-08 19:52

      @ann.fish.stinks, ...zero cups... ...11 years... .,..and counting...

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-09-08 19:54

      @blou.johnny -, Bulls - zero class, zero brain cells and way less cups than WP - Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha

      blou.johnny - 2012-09-08 19:57

      ....zero Currie cups ...zero Super cups.... 11 year losers..... ...chokers... ...useless toothless Caypies...

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-09-08 20:01

      zero brain cells, zero class mullet wearing sloping forehead knuckle dragging idiots. Wp way more cups than the Vlou Nulle from Moftus

      johan.fourie.566 - 2012-09-09 07:00

      Johnny....moenie worry nie...As jou ma en pa skei sal hulle nog steeds boetie en sussie wees

  • shooshyu.tu - 2012-09-08 19:57

    All the vuilgat, groot bek Bulls - remember your comments after the Lions bt WP with an overtime penalty to win by 3 pts? - Karma is a bitch & always comes back to bite your arse.

  • jean.wet.1 - 2012-09-08 20:01

    Mooi leeutjies, hou dit so!!

  • ckrohne1 - 2012-09-08 20:01

    It's official, the Pink Bulls is not even Curry cup material any more. The should either consider Vodacom cup or retire from rugby all together.....lol

      macziekpk - 2012-09-08 21:44

      *Currie

      Robsschele - 2012-09-09 11:07

      Wp already won the Vodacom cup this year. The Blue Bulls couldn't make it even there. 2011- Blue Bulls: No Vodacom cup, no Currie cup, no conference cup, no Super cup. 2012- Blue Bulls: No Vodacom cup, no conference cup, no Super cup, Currie cup btm of log.

  • RetiefC - 2012-09-08 20:02

    Welgedaan Leeus.

  • alfred.neuman.988 - 2012-09-08 20:05

    Come on Bulls supporters! It's not so bad! If you just hang upside down like a bat then your team is at the top of the log!

      mario.borchards - 2012-09-08 20:13

      lol....quite funny!

  • deon.fouche.3 - 2012-09-08 20:10

    2 games, O points!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      ann.fischadler - 2012-09-08 20:56

      And their is going to be many more hahaha

  • warren.j.ashton - 2012-09-08 20:18

    Eks n Bull ondersteuner en al wat ek kan se is skop en Chase werk nie as hul nie gaan verander nie gaan ek n ander span ondersteun

      mario.borchards - 2012-09-08 20:25

      Pine is useless!

      warren.j.ashton - 2012-09-08 20:55

      ek stem so saam ons het so baie talentvolle ouens maar n coach wat nie weet wat hy doen nie

      P.J. - 2012-09-09 06:11

      Word maar 'n Shark, hulle is altyd in die mix en hulle ondersteunersdrag kry mens cheap cheap by Mr.Price!

  • frenchjoubert - 2012-09-08 20:32

    Welgedaan Leeus, baie trots op julle. En dit nogal in die Bulle se agterplaas...wil gedoen wees.

  • motlatjo.wamamanyoha - 2012-09-08 20:36

    Well done Lions. Currie Cup belongs to Doornfontein. Roar!!!!!

      ann.fischadler - 2012-09-08 20:42

      Living a dream I see the Lions cannot do it two years in a row...actually I think they never have

      boltonbarry - 2012-09-08 23:56

      what is your point Ann?

  • provence.poppies - 2012-09-08 20:40

    Blue Springboks playing ox wagon rugby also.

      blou.johnny - 2012-09-08 21:25

      ...zero cups... ...11 years... .,..and counting..

      boltonbarry - 2012-09-08 23:57

      Yes. I'm not so sure about Morney Pain any more. He is jsut...fn flou blou bul now

  • Steven Trollip - 2012-09-08 20:44

    @ blou bal johny ...........but wait........there's more!!!!!!LOL John

      blou.johnny - 2012-09-08 23:56

      ....still a long way to go for 11 years...

      george.thysse - 2012-09-10 14:04

      Blou toilet, waar is die Vodacom beker?

  • Mandy Casey - 2012-09-08 20:49

    Bull chokers ... Lions take a bonus point

  • severiano.vorster - 2012-09-08 20:55

    LIONS .........

  • KLSmith51 - 2012-09-08 21:09

    Did the bulls choke again??????

      lesbeen - 2012-09-09 08:09

      U have to be in a winning position to choke... The bulls lost, they did not choke!!! Hehe

  • jacobus.rautenbach - 2012-09-08 21:53

    blou aap johny, lyk my elf het in jou kop vas gesteek

      blou.johnny - 2012-09-08 23:51

      ....11 jaar geen Currie bekers... ...EN 17 jaar geen Super bekers...

      boltonbarry - 2012-09-08 23:58

      Die punte in sy sinne is as hy weg is van die PC om die hond te skop en sy vrou te slaan

  • michael.verreynne - 2012-09-08 22:06

    There's something not lekke here. Congrats Lions! Good luck for your next match. Bulls please change your tactics. It worked in the first half, but you must evolve and try new things.

  • Hugo Klaasen - 2012-09-08 22:18

    Nog steeds geen brein vir johnny...

      blou.johnny - 2012-09-08 23:44

      ...nog steeds geen bekers vir die Kaapse Klopse...

      george.thysse - 2012-09-10 06:06

      "Blou Toilet", jy klink soos 'n grammaphone wat op een plek vashaak, of soos 'n toilet wat aanhoudend ge-"flush" word

  • ivan.sport.18 - 2012-09-08 22:44

    Gewoonlik dui van die kommentaar dat hier mense is wat hul rugby ken en n behoorlike idee het wat aangaan. Maar dan is daar diegene wat eerder behae daarin skep om persoonlik met mekaar te raak en glad nie naby die berigte kom nie. Wat se sin het dit om mekaar afbrekende name te noem en die onderskeie unies te probeer verkleineer? Elk geval, WP en Griekwas het goeie wedstryde gehad. Geluk Leeus ook met jul wen teen my afrigterlose span. Voorheen was die Bulle bykans onoorwinlik op Loftus, maar deesdae gaan haal die ander spanne sonder veel moeite 5 punte daar. Pine en Ludeke het my nog nooit beindruk nie. Hoeveel van die spelers wat die afgelope 2 jaar gekoop is, is goeie gevestigde spelers by die Bulle? Byna al die spelers verloor hul vaardighede onder die twee afrigters en daarom koop hul nuwe spelers wat n verbetering moet bring. Maar dis nie lank nie of hulle spel begin ook agteruit gaan. Laat bv die hele Cruasader span vir n jaar onder Ludeke speel en kyk dan daarna of hulle nog veel beteken. En dan kla van die Stormer ondersteuners oor AC. Ek vat hom n 100 keer bo Pine en Ludeke.

      Vickers - 2012-09-09 08:30

      Ahh iemand wat oopkop is! Ivan ek het net begin wonder of hier nog enige nugter verstand op die webblad oor is. Saam met jou sal ek rugby kyk en geniet, al support ons verskillende spanne. Sterkte, dit lyk na n harde pad vorentoe.

  • jco.vanrooyen - 2012-09-08 23:06

    To all the Bull fans, keep your head up. We hit that bad spot of the 90's. We need to build a team again. Let us take the punch on the chin, other teams are playing well. Good on the Lions, Province, you are doing fine! From a Bull in NZ.

      marvin.seekoei.9 - 2012-09-09 08:08

      Hi there,you are a great supporter of the Bulls!What a great example of how to respond to this tough times your team is going thru!!!Every team gets their time to build and time to succeed.I'm a big Stormer/WP fan and we have had a longer dry spell then you guys!!!

      paul.sdoow - 2012-09-09 08:47

      dry spell? darn its a hectic drought. i still got a few bottles of fedsure stormer red wine and only drink it when we win a cup so one bottle been opened in twelve years and it tasted great the next bottle better be opened this year.

      mvw74 - 2012-09-10 09:01

      Jco.vanrooyen....wish the everybody could take it like a man, well said boet! WP 4 Life!

  • P.J. - 2012-09-09 06:25

    Waar is Blueraven, Retardis, Tom en hulle ander trawante deesdae? Verwag hulle nou ou Blou.job moet nou alleen die Blou Bal vlag drae met sy 1 breinsel wat nog net net die lig aanhou?

      mvw74 - 2012-09-10 08:59

      LOL!! Well said P.J!!

  • ockie.barnard.9 - 2012-09-09 07:21

    Well done Lions. The second halve play was the game that won the currie cup last year. The currie cup this year is still wide open and anyone can beat another team on a given day. Ackers is doing really well as stand inn coach! Congrats!

  • heinrich.vanjaarsveld.52 - 2012-09-09 07:46

    Johhny looks like u love the past know let me refresh your memory a record breaking 13 losses in super rygby for the 3 time champions know that's sad. En wys bitjie vir my in die laaste 10 jaar hoeveel spelers het deur die rang gekom en is nie gekoop nie jul kan nie spelers deurbring nie want jul t*s kop base is mos te gemaklik met koop die manier wat die bulle speel kos hul games want hul weet nie van verandering nie so sharrup en net want j is n vernedering vir elke provinsi en bulle se ondersteuners en gaan ky sharks cheetahs en wp is bo jou en hul spanne is ook anders as wat dit was in die super reeks en nog n ding pine kan die spelers vat tot op die veld maar kan hul nie maak wen nie dis die spelers se werk op die veld en djul game plan is wat jul kos julle bulle kan en wil nie besef die gameplan is useless nie skop en chase werk nie maar helaas di bokke speel so julle moet ook die past is past kom reg beweeg vorentu en word groot jou inbred stupid retarded useless bobbejaan blou johhny

  • hendrik.breed - 2012-09-09 08:50

    YEEHA!! LIONS!! Cheeky Watson, here we come! Nowhere to hide! We owe you!

      Owentjie - 2012-09-09 15:01

      Yay , we beat the bulls b side.

  • Eddie.Minora - 2012-09-09 08:58

    die koop van spelers help die bloubulle f.k.l!! Mooi gespeel WP, trots op julle!!

  • paul.lappeman - 2012-09-09 16:17

    I was VERY happy with the win, and another VERY happy trip to Loftus, GO DEFENDING CHAMPIONS :-)

  • willie.dique - 2012-09-09 16:48

    Pine.....find a proper job. Your time is up!!!!

  • Arche' van Rensburg - 2012-09-09 22:55

    ek lovit, ek lovit, EK LOVIT!!!!! :) :) :) :) hak hak die bulle is k.k!!!!! al die bull ondersteuners wat so vol woorde is week in en uit soos blou.johnny!! hak vas met een sin elke liewe dag van hul lewens!! nogal ironies want dis nes hul span,die bulle wat vashak met n gameplan wat ounuus is en nie meer werk nie!! hul kan al die mense koop in s.a maar k.k bly k.k!!! geld koop jou nie sukses!!! soooo gepraat van sadie,engelbrecht,serfontein en al die sterre wat die bulle gekoop het en wat al die spanne so stukkend gaan hardloop!! wel ek glo al die bulle ken nou vir brache en jp du plessis!! die future great senter combo!!! jis hul het die bulle ytmekaar gehaal!! offloads wat even sbw sal skaam maak!!

  • jankvdm - 2012-09-10 07:33

    Die Blou koopkantoor het seker nou al opdrag gekry om te KOOP ! KOOP net in hemels naam !

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