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Bulls hold off Kings

2012-02-04 21:58

Brenden Nel - SuperSport

Port Elizabeth - The Bulls produced a dominant first half, and then held enough aces in the second to seal a 16-12 win over the Kings here on Saturday.

After a blistering start, which saw them run out to a 13-0 lead, the Bulls used many of their substitutes and struggled with form and the growing confidence of the Kings pack, but still managed to hold out for the win.

While the Bulls will say there was nothing in the result, the fact that they lost the corresponding fixture last season with an equally young team certainly made for motivation.

With captain and lock Wilhelm Steenkamp in fine form, the Bulls did enough to win, although there were several reminders why this was their first hit out for the year.

The Pretoria side opened the scoring through a drop goal from Louis Fouché, and was quickly followed by a try from Free State signing Jean Cook.

Sampie Mastriet added another, thanks to a great pass by Lionel Cronje to give the Bulls an early 13-0 lead.

The Bulls made a defensive error shortly before half-time to let Mzwandile Stick in for a try, going into the break 13-7 up.

In the second half they suffered for their indiscipline at the hands of referee Stuart Berry, and the Kings took their opportunity.

Another Fouche penalty stretched the lead but it wasn’t long before the Kings pack rumbled over the line for a lineout drive try, claimed by their captain Luke Watson.

The Bulls had enough in the end to win, and this will be all that counts in their book as the match provided enough decent gametime for their young and upcoming pack.

Scorers:

Bulls: Tries: Jean Cook, Sampie Mastriet. Penalties: Louis Fouché (2).


Kings: Tries: Mzwandile Stick, Luke Watson. Conversion: Louis Strydom.

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Comments
  • Marius - 2012-02-04 22:53

    I was at the game. Earl Rose threw away a good chance for the Kings to win the game when he kicked a penalty from the Bulls 10 metre line out behind the corner flag 2 minutes from full time. He did not even have to go for the maximum distance, because the Kings scored a try with their rolling maul which was working very well, from a line-out 15 metres from the Bulls try-line only 10 minutes earlier and could have done i it again . An amazing stat from the game was that the first scrum of the game only occured after 54 minutes of play.

  • Schalk - 2012-02-05 07:27

    Ja Bulldozer, jou dom plank, nie veel kommentaar te lewer nie. Ook maar net gewen teen die blindeskool, tipies!

      Heinrich de Bruyn - 2012-02-05 07:38

      Miskien m$t die kings en die magtige stormers maar saamsmelt vir volgende jaar. Alby is darm gelukkig gewoond aan verloor!

      Bulldozer - 2012-02-05 08:45

      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 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 ha

  • msimangamuzi - 2012-02-05 08:17

    Good news Bulls supporters the match vs Cheetahs on saturday will be live on SS2 at 16:45.

      Lara - 2012-02-05 09:32

      Don't have DSTV. Snik, snik.

  • coolshoesouthafrica - 2012-02-05 11:45

    This was against the EP Kings not the Southern Kings you muppets,Southern Kings would of won by 20

  • Melt - 2012-02-05 15:00

    Hi Bulldozer, Jy het wraggies jou 24 uur van geen ga ga kommentaar gemaak, geluk. Kom lewer nou goeie kommentaar en se wat jy van die game dink? Hoe gaan jou Bull span die jaar lyk? Jy se JC is n goeie agsteman? Mark my words, as die WP afrigtingspan of HM enige bietjie verbeelding het maak hulle Reynard H die WP flank en hy hou vir S Burger uit die bokspan!!!! Reynard is nie net n goeie slot nie, hy is n uitstekende flank.

      Pieter - 2012-02-05 16:09

      @Melt Reynard is 'n mof. Bakkies het hom laat huil soos 'n baba

      Melt - 2012-02-05 21:33

      Hi, Wat se wedstryd het jy gekyk? Reynard het hom geduik dat hy hik, gaan vra vir Bakkies self hy was groot genoeg om dit te erken. Dit was darem nou n ga ga opmerking van jou? Net so n skop in die donker ...hoop dit tref iets of iemand wat WP ondersteun. ?

  • Chris - 2012-02-05 15:36

    Wanneer Kluitkop Bulldozer en sy agterryer Klontkop Pieter hulself vaspraat, dan val hul terug op of HA Ha Ha Ha... of Stormers 11 years cupless. Verstommend kreatief en oorspronklik. Hiermee maak ek 'n beroep op almal op hierdie forum om hierdie narre heeltemal te ignoreer. Die goed floreer op jul feedback en kry waarskynlik 'n baie siek kick daaruit.

      Hoo - 2012-02-05 16:16

      @dozerrrrrrrrrr- like sulke karakters soos jy..bietji intel op blog. bullie di poofters... hard

  • Leon - 2012-02-05 17:33

    Julle klomp bloub** Apies. Ek volg die blog net om al die herhalings aan te hoor. Ek glo vas julle almal het nie speelgoed gehad toe julle kleiner was nie want as ek na al jul nonsens stories luister maak dit my naar. Bv: Die Kings speel teen Vrystaat dan spoeg julle na die Stormers , lyk eerder julle is Stormers dronk as jul rugby kyk. Raak bietjie groot en in elk geval het julle die laaste seisoen k*k rugby gespeel met al jul vreeslike wonderlike spelers

      Pieter - 2012-02-05 19:46

      @Leon Man dis nou 'n hoogs intelligente, weldeurdenkte stelling daar van jou. Jy moet 'n kernfisikus wees

      Pieter - 2012-02-05 19:47

      @Leon Carl Loubser Nou nie exactly Brad Pitt nie is jy

      Dawie - 2012-02-05 22:49

      Leon - Daar begin die Kanada gemors weer met sy fisikus verwysings - Ignoreer hom hy is n idioot wat met homself speel !!! Watch maar gereeld sy comments - "nie eindlik Brad Pitt nie - so asof Brad Pitt enige rugby belange het ???" en dan - "Jy is of moet n kernfisikus wees " en dan "Ek meen as jy absoluut geen koppie in 10 jaar kan wen nie" ens ens ens - Hy is n poepoel end of story - n groot een !!

      Pieter - 2012-02-06 03:24

      @Dawie Baie mooi daar jong, vreeslike sinvolle insetsel van joukant.

      Deon - 2012-02-06 08:14

      Aai Leon. Waarom so kwaai? Jou span sal ook seker eendag 'n Super titel wen. Hulle moet net wen.... soos die Bulle.

      Dawie - 2012-02-06 08:47

      @Leon - Okay ek het van daai quote vergeet - "Baie mooi daar jong, vreeslike sinvolle insetsel van joukant." - Sorry Kanada ek het jou beperkte woordeskat onderskat !!!

      Shistirrer - 2012-02-06 11:22

      @Dawie - verskoon maar die Kanadoos, hy ly aan akute smallcox. Ek sou seker ook suurgat wees as my span (1) in 2011 nie eens een enkele playoff kon maak nie, plus verloor het teen die Kings en (2) in 2012 die Kings net met 16-12 kon klop. Dit voorspel maar droewige dae vir die arme Bulls.

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