Johannesburg - Western Province ran rampant in the
second half, crushing the Blue Bulls with a convincing 42-6 victory in
Cape Town on Saturday night, picking up their second win of the Currie
The match got off to a slow start, with Province
flyhalf Demetri Catrakilis scoring the only points in the first 18
minutes from a penalty conversion.
Replacement Nick Groom eventually went over for the first try of the match in the 19th minute.
Flank Deon Fourie added the home side's second five-pointer with two minutes
remaining before the break, touching down from the back of a loose
scrum, and Catrakilis slotted both conversions to put them in the
Bulls flyhalf Louis Fouche had two successful
penalty kicks to provide the visitors with their only points of the
first stanza -- and ultimately their only points of the game -- as the
hosts went into half-time with a 17-6 advantage.
their momentum, Province stormed ahead in the second half, with further
tries from Marcel Brache, Damian de Allende and JP du Plessis.
climbed to second place on the log, three points behind table toppers
the Sharks, after three rounds of matches in the domestic competition.
The Bulls were left lying second from bottom, only two points ahead of struggling Griquas.Teams:
Aplon, 14 Gerhard van den Heever, 13 JP du Plessis, 12 Marcel Brache, 11
Ederies Arendse, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Jebb
Sinclair, 7 Rynhardt Elstadt, 6 Deon Fourie (captain), 5 De Kock
Steenkamp, 4 Don Armand, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Siyabonga Ntubeni, 1 Deon
Substitutes: 16 Steven Kitshoff, 17 Brok Harris, 18
Wilhelm van der Sluys, 19 Helmut Lehmann, 20 Nic Groom, 21 Damian de
Allende, 22 Kurt Coleman
15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13
Johann Sadie, 12 Francois Venter, 11 JJ Engelbrecht, 10 Louis Fouchè, 9
Ruan Snyman, 8 Dewald Potgieter (captain), 7 CJ Stander, 6 Deon
Stegmann, 5 Grant Hattingh, 4 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 3 Werner Kruger, 2
Willie Wepener, 1 Dawie Steyn
Substitutes: 16 Robbie Coetzee, 17
Frik Kirsten, 18 Cornell Hess, 19 Warwick Tecklenburg, 20 Rudy Paige, 21
Lionel Cronje, 22 Jürgen Visser