Garrin Lambley - Sport24 Editor
Cape Town - The Bulls thrashed the visiting Hurricanes to take over the top spot in the SA Conference Super Rugby standings at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday.
The Bulls won 48-14 after leading 27-0 at half-time.
The Bulls scored six tries through centres JJ Engelbrecht and Wynand Olivier, flank Deon Stegmann, wing Akona Ndungane, prop Dean Greyling and replacement back Lionel Mapoe. Flyhalf Morne Steyn was successful with five conversions as well as two penalties for a personal haul of 16 points. Replacement Louis Fouche also added a conversion.
The Hurricanes replied with tries by scrumhalf TJ Perenara (2) and two conversions by flyhalf Beauden Barrett.GALLERY: Bulls v Hurricanes
The Bulls picked up a full-house of five points for their victory to move to the top of the South African Conference
and into third place in the Overall standings
The Hurricanes left empty-handed and stayed fourth and 11th in the New Zealand Conference
and Overall log
In next weekend's Round 13
action, the Bulls will enjoy a bye, while the Hurricanes travel to Bloemfontein to face the Cheetahs (Friday, May 10 at 19:10).Teams:
15. Jürgen Visser, 14. Akona Ndungane, 13. JJ Engelbrecht, 12. Wynand Olivier, 11. Bjorn Basson, 10. Mornè Steyn, 9. Jano Vermaak, 8. Pierre Spies, 7. Dewald Potgieter, 6. Deon Stegmann, 5. Juandrè Kruger, 4. Flip van der Merwe, 3. Werner Kruger, 2. Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1. Dean Greyling
Substitutes: 16. Willie Wepener, 17. Frik Kirsten, 18. Grant Hattingh, 19. Arno Botha, 20. Francois Hougaard, 21. Louis Fouchè, 22. Lionel Mapoe
15 Andre Taylor, 14 Alapati Leiua, 13 Conrad Smith (captain), 12 Tusi Pisi, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Victor Vito, 7 Karl Lowe, 6 Brad Shields, 5 Jason Eaton, 4 Jeremy Thrush, 3 Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, 2 Ash Dixon, 1 Ben Franks
Substitutes: 16 Reggie Goodes, 17 Ben May, 18 Mark Reddish, 19 Faifili Levave, 20 Jack Lam, 21 Chris Smylie, 22 Tim Bateman