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Bulls too good for Cheetahs

2012-02-11 18:44

Polokwane - The Bulls were impressive despite some rusty patches in a convincing 39-16 win over the Cheetahs at Peter Mokaba Stadium here on Saturday.

For the Cheetahs, their best spell in the game came in the final quarter after both sides' coaches had made major changes.

Though, the Bulls went on to finish off the match with a scintillating try by Zane Kirchner following a backline move marked by pace, good handling and excellent back-up.

With both sides showing new faces, the Pretoria outfit was the happier of the two as their forwards seldom reflected the loss of stalwarts like Victor Matfield, Bakkies Botha, Danie Rossouw and front rowers, Gurthrö Steenkamp and Gary Botha.

Behind the pack, Francois Hougaard cleaned quickly and used the possession to good effect, though, there is still much to build on in terms of cohesion.

Conversely, the Cheetahs backs seldom showed their pace, more especially as they struggled for good possession.

The first-half belonged to the Bulls, who could have been further ahead than the 16-9 interval score.

However, the Cheetahs did reflect a well-organised defence that seldom wilted under the Bulls onslaught.

It was at scrum time where the Bulls impressed, with their only first-half try coming from the facet allowing Hougaard to collect and break on the loosehead side.

The Springbok off-loaded to an impressive CJ Stander to round off the 40 metre try.

Cheetahs flyhalf Johan Goosen provided six of their nine early points with two mammoth 60 metre penalties.

Then both sides opted to make changes in the second-half to give as many players possible valuable game time.

Bulls coach Frans Ludeke replaced tighthead Werner Kruger - who had a back spasm in the week - at half-time, with Frik Kirsten coming on at tighthead.

Cheetahs coach Naka Drotské followed suit, most noticeably moving WP Nel to loosehead prop.

Eightman Davon Raubenheimer and flank Ashley Johnson swapped places with Tewis de Bruyn coming on at scrumhalf.

Ten minutes after the major shuffles took place, Goosen scored after a short kick from within his own half, with kind bounce also allowing him in under the posts.

Scorers:


Bulls:

Tries: CJ Stander, Dean Greyling and Zane Kirchner.

Conversions: Morné Steyn (2), Louis Fouché

Penalties: Steyn (5), Fouché (1)

Cheetahs:

Try: Johan Goosen

Conversion: Goosen

Penalties: Goosen (3)

Teams:

Bulls: 15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 CJ Stander, 7 Dewald Potgieter, 6 Deon Stegmann, 5 Juandré Kruger, 4 Flip van der Merwe, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle (captain), 1 Dean Greyling.

Substitutes: 16 Willie Wepener, 17 Frik Kirsten, 18 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 19 Arno Botha, 20 Jano Vermaak, 21 Louis Fouché, 22 JJ Engelbrecht.

Cheetahs: 15 Willie le Roux, 14 Rayno Benjamin, 13 Robert Ebersohn, 12 Philip Snyman, 11 Rocco Jansen, 10 Johan Goosen, 9 Pieter van Zyl, 8 Davon Raubenheimer, 7 Ashley Johnson, 6 Heinrich Brüssow, 5 Izak van der Westhuizen, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 WP Nel, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Trevor Nyakane.

Substitutes: 16 Ryno Barnes, 17 Lourens Adriaanse, 18 Francois Uys, 19 Philip van der Walt, 20 Tewis de Bruyn, 21 Sias Ebersohn, 22 Andries Strauss, 23 Hennie Daniller.

Referee: Jaco Peyper.

SAPA

Comments
  • Bulldozer - 2012-02-11 18:48

    Mooi Bulle, maar ons weet dit was net n warm-up game.

      Rene - 2012-02-11 19:02

      @Bull, ons weet, maar was dit nie super nice nie??? Ek dink ou JJ en Sadie is baie bly oor hulle move!!

      Bulldozer - 2012-02-11 19:09

      Ja dit was baie mooi, ons wil net nie soos Stormers supporters klink nie. Die 2 gaan nog baie bekers by die Bulle wen en hulle weet dit. CJ Stander gaan n grote word.

      Rene - 2012-02-11 19:17

      @Bull, wie is die Stormers???

      Brannas - 2012-02-11 19:18

      Ek hoop die stormertjies "take notice". Dit is mos dieselfde Cheetah span wat hulle gemors het verlede naweek.

      Bulldozer - 2012-02-11 19:30

      Rene, dis die span wat die nommers opmaak totdat die Kings volgende jaar in kom. Ek moes bietjie improvise om die game te kyk. Het dit op skype gekyk.

      Trading - 2012-02-11 19:55

      HOU by die BLOU !!!! Mooi BULLE !! Geluk Vrystaat; julle't ook goed gedoen. Goosen en Adriaan Strauss is groot spelers. Amper wen Italië boonop vir Engeland .... net 2 x verbroude skoppe tussen hulle en 'n epiese oorwinning.

      Hoo - 2012-02-11 20:18

      Moet se', wat ek baie v hou is di bulle se struktuur- 'tried and tested' wen rugby op sy beste! cheatahs het goed verdedig en nou en dan uit desperaatheid iets probeer, maar as di bulle di bal kry is dit net blou golf op blou golf. na so 'n lekker game verstaan mens hoekom so baie ouks ni v di bulle hou ni- hulle is net soooooo.. briljant. regte wenners. kampioene uit d stad v kampioene!

      Jandals - 2012-02-11 21:59

      @Bulldozer Serious question, if that's the Bulls then whose the other team called the Bulls, are you trying to tell me that I wasted an hour and a half talking crap for no good reason. I take it all back, well not all of it of course

      Bambie - 2012-02-12 01:14

      Ja nee die Bokke het mooi gespeel...ek is sekker ou Meyer praat met Ludeke..Mooi kyk na my bokkies... Bulle gaan moeilikheid maak die jaar....

  • Jason - 2012-02-11 18:53

    Okay. The bulls are looking fairly decent. Gonna be rough year and some tough play for the Stormers.

      Dawie - 2012-02-11 19:02

      @Ugly Jason Thanks for a semi decent post

      Bulldozer - 2012-02-11 19:03

      You still look like Vincent.

      Dawie - 2012-02-11 19:37

      @Jason Ek het 'n kollega hier wat 'n baie goeie plastiese chirurg is, wil jy he ek moet met hom praat?

      Jason - 2012-02-11 19:42

      Guys I was saying it like I saw it, Dawie I have no clue what you are saying as I told you before my linguistic skills are limited to English and I have never learnt the Bantu languages.

      Dawie - 2012-02-11 20:45

      @Jason You live in South Africa and you can't even understand Afrikaans? Well now I understand your team choices. Anyway, I said one of my colleagues is a very prominent plastic surgeon and I was wondering if you'd like me to talk to him. Botox and fillers will not be enough, so maybe we can throw in a few discount surgeries for you.

      Bulldozer - 2012-02-11 20:49

      Dawie, die klein morg maak net of hy nie verstaan nie.

      Hoo - 2012-02-11 22:17

      @dozer dis waar maters, hy maak of hy ni verstaan ni, maaar julle ouens moet onthou,... hy's ni net verskriklik vrek lelik nie. hy't ook groot tekort kominge wanneer dit by 'n brein kom- hy het eintlik nie eers 'n brein ni! hy't 'n groen, 'n klein groen, 'n baie baie klein groen?hoor ek....

      steyts - 2012-02-13 09:51

      That is such a childish and crap comment!! You live in SA and you don't even understand afrikaans!! What a moron!! Do you understand Zulu, Xhosa, and all the other languages there are in the country?? Just because he lives in SA doesn't mean he should be able to understand every language there is in it. Anyway, die bulle lyk goed... Hulle gaan 'n paar groot spanne baie seer maak!

  • ray.stadlerjd1 - 2012-02-11 19:02

    well done, now for smirnof storm

  • Bulldozer - 2012-02-11 19:03

    Waar is ou grootbek Kwagga nou? Lê seker uitgepass in n sloot erens.

      Kwagga - 2012-02-11 22:12

      @TLB - Nee dofkop gereed vir jou. Die Bulls was impressive na halftyd maar voor dit het dit maar sukkel sukkel gegaan met 80% besit van die bal. Dit was nice om die Cheetahs in hulle Griekwas broeke te sien speel en yes feite CJ Stander is die beste Nr 8 in die hele Pretoria. Well done dit was n great game !! Bly om te sien jy krap gereeld op andere se profiles om te snuffel - jy het nogsteeds nie n lewe nie !!!

      Bulldozer - 2012-02-12 12:43

      Jy is gebore naby die einde van apartheid, maar jy het n ou Suid-Afrikaanse vlag vir n profile pick. Wonder wie is die een sonder n lewe.

      Kwagga - 2012-02-12 14:08

      Manne voor julle my oordeel. Dis bloot n mooi prentjie vir my en het niks met apartheid of enige dergelike polities georienteerde strooi te doen nie maar as dit aanstoot gee sal ek na iets meer dergelik gaan soek - laat maar weet !!! Ou TLB my lewe is mooi en great - moontlik eer as wat jy kan se ??

      Kwagga - 2012-02-12 14:22

      Okay voor julle begin klippe gooi ens ens - ek het maar n nuwe prentjie gaan soek - hoop die een dra julle goedkeuring weg ???

  • ray.stadlerjd1 - 2012-02-11 19:03

    stormers

  • Dawie - 2012-02-11 19:04

    Come all you Stormer modderotters who reckoned the Bulls will go down (after you lost to the Cheetahs)!!! Wat nou???

      Steenbra - 2012-02-11 19:10

      O groote, wen julle die S15 in Februarie soos julle al die ander spanne beskuldig! Onthou julle kry weer doe Cheetahs op bloem in in tweede S15 wedstryd.

      Bulldozer - 2012-02-11 19:12

      Net ou Balsak het die guts gehad om n verskyning te maak.

      Blou-Daan - 2012-02-11 19:23

      @Steenbra Nee my maat, kan nog nie sie S15 nou al wen nie. Ons Bulle kry nou net lekker want die heel week het al wat n Stormer is ons vertel hoe die die Cheetahs ons gaan afslag en verneder. Dis die lekker van Bulls ondersteuner wees, almal skryf hulle voor dir tyd af en verdwyn as die die Bulle dan so mooi wen. Jis, dis lekker om n Bul te wees :-)

      Steenbra - 2012-02-11 20:21

      Listen Daan doenst mean when a side played as poorly as the Cheetahs it follows you played well. The Cheetahs were pisspoor in all facets of the game. And its early to make assesments, but one will swear the bulls have won the S15 and the rest of the franchises mean jack..

      Dawie - 2012-02-11 20:47

      @ Dowwe Steenbra The Bulls made them look poor. You are only as good as your opponents allow you to be. Aanvaar dit maar ou twat, 11 jaar sonder 'n koppie

      Kwagga - 2012-02-11 21:49

      @Dawie of is dit Pieter Kanada of wie ookal - Jy bly onnosel. Die Bulls het geshine end van die prent . CJ is definitief julle beste nr 8 en ja soos ek vroeer gese het - Sadie is n flash in a pan - JJ was n beter koop - Well done Bulls !!!

      Kwagga - 2012-02-11 22:05

      Okay en wees maar eerlik daai Cheetahs span was swak vandag - hulle het gladnie ge-pitch nie maar as dit jou gelukkig maak om so te wen....................Well done julle het goed gewen !!!

  • ray.stadlerjd1 - 2012-02-11 19:11

    sadie

      Dawie - 2012-02-11 19:36

      Hy lyk soveel meer indrukwekkend in ligblou

      Kwagga - 2012-02-11 22:02

      Sorry kan nie saamstem nie - oorhoops, lomp en swak hande !!!

      Dawie - 2012-02-12 01:24

      @Kwagga Man, al wat lomp is is jou grysmateriaal

      Kwagga - 2012-02-12 09:49

      @Dawie(fake) van Kanada - As dit jou beter laat voel dan is dit seker so - dit maak nogsteeds nie van Sadie n goeie senter nie - oorhoops, lomp ,verbeeldingloos en swak hande - end van die prent !!!

      Dawie - 2012-02-12 16:25

      @Kwagga Ons praat weer as hy 3 driee teen die lomp, hulpelose Stormers druk

  • Jan - 2012-02-11 19:26

    Bulls 39 Cheetas 16....... What a massacre! Can't wait for the Super Rugby to start.

      Dawie - 2012-02-11 19:35

      @Jan Absolutely I remember a 75-14 scoreline, armsalige domonnosel Stormers huil weer, WEER, diejaar as daai kas 11 jaar se stof opgaar. Grootbek patete

  • Pieter - 2012-02-11 22:10

    Geluk, Bulls! Wens my Stormers het dieselfde met die Cheetahs gemaak; maar dit was my nie beskore nie! Cheetahs, julle sukkel vanjaar en sal julle sokkies moet optrek. (Ja, ek sê dit al het ons teen julle verloor - ons het eenvoudig vrot gespeel en nie verdien om te wen nie.)

      steyts - 2012-02-13 09:54

      Ons het met 'n B span teen hulle gespeel...

  • Willa - 2012-02-13 09:09

    Merk my woorde, die Cheaters gaan radikaal beter speel waneer die Super 15 wedstryd teen die Bulle kom. Ou Naka/ Rassie sielkunde

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