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    Bulls hammer the champions

    2012-03-24 19:01
    Johannesburg - The Bulls scored eight tries in a rampant 61-8 win over Queensland Reds in rugby's Super 15 on Saturday, sending the injury-hit defending champions to consecutive losses in South Africa.

    Fullback Zane Kirchner crossed in the first half and the Bulls added another seven tries in the second in a dominant performance at Loftus Versfeld. Springboks flyhalf Morne Steyn had 19 points in a faultless goalkicking display.

    Queensland grabbed a consolation try through winger Dom Shipperley but the 2011 winners from Australia were completely overpowered in Pretoria to slip to 3-2. Queensland hasn't won at Loftus since 2001.

    The bonus-point win moves the Bulls provisionally to the top of the South Africa conference.Pretoria - The Vodacom Bulls scored seven second-half tries as they hammered the Reds 61-8 at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday.


    Vodacom Bulls

    Tries: Zane Kirchner, Wynand Olivier, Flip van der Merwe, Jacques Potgieter, Jano Vermaak, CJ Stander, JJ Engelbrecht, Bjorn Basson
    Conversions: Morne Steyn (5), Louis Fouche
    Penalties: Steyn (3)


    Try: Don Shipperley
    Penalty: Jonathan Lance. 

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