Bulls fall short in Napier
Cape Town - The Bulls lost their first Vodacom Super Rugby match of their overseas tour against the Hurricanes in Napier on Saturday.AS IT HAPPENED: Hurricanes v Bulls
The Hurricanes won 25-20 after leading 16-13 at half-time.
The Hurricanes picked up four points for their victory to second in the New Zealand Conference and seventh in the Overall log.
The Bulls picked up a single point for losing by seven or fewer points and jumped to second in the SA Conference and fourth in the Overall standings.
In next weekend's Round 9 action, the Hurricanes have a bye, while the Bulls travel to Dunedin to face the Highlanders (Friday, April 11 at 09:35)
Try: Andre Taylor
Conversion: Beauden Barrett
Penalties: Barrett (6)
Tries: Jurgen Visser, Handre Pollard
Conversions: Jacques-Louis Potgieter, Pollard
Penalties: Potgieter (2)
15 Andre Taylor, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Conrad Smith, 12 Alapati Leiua, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Victor Vito, 7 Jack Lam, 6 Faifili Levave, 5 James Broadhurst, 4 Jeremy Thrush, 3 Jeff Toomaga-Allen, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Ben Franks
Substitutes: 16 Ash Dixon, 17 Chris Eves, 18 Reggie Goodes, 19 Blade Thomson, 20 Brad Shields, 21 Billy Guyton, 22 Hadleigh Parkes, 23 Marty Banks
15 Jurgen Visser, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Jacques-Louis Potgieter, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 Jacques Engelbrecht, 7 Dewald Potgieter, 6 Deon Stegmann, 5 Flip van der Merwe (captain), 4 Paul Willemse, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Callie Visagie, 1 Dean Greyling
Substitutes: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Marcel van der Merwe, 18 Morné Mellett, 19 Grant Hattingh, 20 Jacques du Plessis, 21 Piet van Zyl, 22 Handré Pollard, 23 Ulrich Beyers