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Ludeke credits 'patient' Bulls

2012-03-25 16:58

Johannesburg - Bulls coach Frans Ludeke was elated with the patience his side displayed in their rampant 61-8 pounding of the Reds in a Super Rugby match in Pretoria on Saturday.

The team was pure class as they ran in eight tries against the defending Super Rugby champions - with seven scored in the second period after having persistently turned up the pressure in the opening half.

"It is quite satisfying to see that if you build pressure in the first half and you might not get the rewards," said Ludeke.

"That patience in the second half and even the last 15 minutes when the impact players came on they played with the same intensity."

The coach praised his men after having created scoring opportunities by continuously building pressure.

"The maul operated well, and as soon we got the rhythm on the gain line, we created that momentum," Ludeke said.

"It was good to see guys finishing off opportunities. Credit to the players.

"There were a lot of numbers on their feet and we got a lot of phase play options to create that line breaks, and the guys made their first time tackles behind the gain line."

It was anticipated that the Bulls’ dogged determination would result in a Reds collapse which came shortly after the half-time break.

Bulls captain and Man of the match Pierre Spies said they did not expect the tourists to cave in, but had focused on piling on the pressure.

"I don’t really think the wall was going to break, I just felt we had the momentum when we carried the ball," said Spies.

"We created a good lead in the first half, in the second we just kept going and the result came.

"We had one or two penalties that kept them in the game in the first half, and obviously the (first half) scrums were the big question mark.

"The second half was much better and you have to adapt to what happens in the game."

While the Bulls were ruthless on the night, Spies demonstrated a compassionate side towards the Reds.

"It just wasn’t their night tonight, everything came together for us, so I feel sorry for them but that is the way the competition goes," he said.

"We were firing, they weren’t and the result came our way."

The team will hope for a consistent display when they meet the South African log-leading Stormers next week in Cape Town.

While the competition is still in its early days, the Bulls exhibited a clinical temperament that should make them serious title contenders.

"We will take this result any day and are satisfied when things do come together as a team. We will take the momentum and confidence out of this performance," Spies said.

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Comments
  • Sarel - 2012-03-25 18:04

    Dit was mos nou pragtige, genotvolle rugby om te kyk!

      Saffa - 2012-03-25 20:03

      "Isak You are a funny rat Not a clever one though

      Bulldozer - 2012-03-25 20:08

      Balsak, jy is die grootste pateet wat ek in my lewe nog teegekom het.

      Lion - 2012-03-26 06:31

      Isakkie Hou nou op met die dom comments. Jy het amper jou naam met 'n vrot vis geslaan die naweek. Kom ek gaan jou 'n deal aan... Praat net bietjie sense die week sodat ons kan sien of jy kan. As julle die naweek verloor dan lyk jy nie regtig onnosel nie want dan het jy nie klomp stront hier gekots nie. As julle wen dan kan jy dit mos lekker invryf en dan sal mense jou dalk ernstig opneem. Hoe klink daai vir jou? Jy sien ek dink hier aan jou "repetasie" as 'n "rugbykenner". Moenie onkunde ten toon stel nie. Ek weet dis moeilik want al daai vis vreet en papsakke suip kan jou brein aantas na so ruk jong. Jy moet versigtig wees ou chom. Anyway.... GO BULLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EET DAAI VISVOETE!!!!!

      Bulldozer - 2012-03-26 06:36

      Lion, jammer oor julle C span verloor het teen die 'supersterre'. Jy het n beter kans dat n sak cement jou gaan verstaan as ou Isak.

      Lion - 2012-03-26 07:33

      Dozer my ou vriend... Ek probeer maar die man help. Ek gee nou moed op. Ek kan nie meer nie. Sterkte met jou span die naweek. Daai manne is aan die brand my ou maat. Hulle gaan AMOK maak. Die visvoete gaan dink hurricane Katrina is deur hulle, nevermind die suidooster. Go BULLE! Pierre for Bok Captain!!!!

      Bulldozer - 2012-03-26 07:36

      Dankie tjom. Daai aap kan nie gehelp word nie.

  • RetiefC - 2012-03-25 18:12

    My Bulls hart het geswel van trots en lekkerkry.

      Lion - 2012-03-26 07:37

      Ampie... Die Bulls is my tweede span na die LEEUS. Glo my. Hulle het my hart net so laat swel van trots die naweek. Die naweek gaan hulle 'n paar harte in die Kaap breek dink ek! Go BULLS!!! Pierre for Bok Captain!!!

  • stephen.vaneyssen1 - 2012-03-25 18:53

    I watched the game on TV and I was so impressed with the clinical manner in which the Bulls taught the Reds a lesson in playing the game of rugby. There are so many new, young players in their team. The Bulls were awesome; no, they were incredibly AWESOME. Well done. I sincerely hope that they will be able to repeat the quality of their performance in future games. But not next Saturday. Being a Western Province / Stormers supporter I don't want to sulk for the rest of the year. I'm looking forward to a great match between two really quality teams. May rugby be the real winner after next Saturday's game.

  • Francois - 2012-03-25 19:59

    must say, bulls were impressive.

      Derrick - 2012-03-25 21:37

      @isak-what about that Lion's poofter team you were going to frommel by 50 poimts- the invitation still stands to say it to the" unknown " Minnnies face

      Lion - 2012-03-26 07:39

      Derick... He wouldn't even say it in MY face. It is easy to talk rubbish on blogs. I will hit him with a "pap snoek"

  • Saffa - 2012-03-25 20:03

    Another walk in the park for the mighty Bulls

      Lion - 2012-03-26 07:40

      I second that Saffa! Go BULLS!!! Pierre fo Bok Captain!!!

  • Ken - 2012-03-25 20:31

    @isak. Your blind hatred for the Bulls is a clear indication of what a loser you are. Beside being a poofter. your grasp of rugby is negligable. How many front teeth do you have

      Derrick - 2012-03-25 21:43

      @Isak- you are getting way too soft- last night you were going to RAPE them - now only going to GRIND them- at this rate by Sat gaan jy hulle SOEN met oop bek

      Lion - 2012-03-26 07:55

      Isak... Waar is al jou mede Stormers wat jou altyd backup gee op die blogs? Na die naweek is hulle nerens te vinde nie. Bekke was groot maar lyk my hulle het nou bietjie skrik gevang ne. Dis maar eensaam om 'n Stormer supporter te wees as realiteit inskop ne. "Gelapte" LEEU span het julle bietjie 'n wake up call gegee sien ek. Julle is toe nie so "mighty" soos wat die koerante julle uitmaak nie. Julle ouens moet ophou lees wat die koerante sê. Dit gaan julle harte nog breek soos wat die laaste 18 jaar die geval was, soos Saffa tereg opgemerk het. Kanseleer jou subscription met julle local koerant en neem in wat die kenners op die blogs se en hou op stry. Dalk gaan jou oë oop my ou maat. GO BULLS!!! Pierre for Bok Captain!!!

      Lionel - 2012-03-26 07:59

      @Lion,hier is ek n Stormer ondersteuner tot die einde toe!!!!!!! Julle het Saterdag goed gespeel en julle moet trots wees op jou span,ons het nie goed gespeel nie maar nogsteeds gewen,dus iets positiefs. Saterdag gaan n rille wees!!!!!!!!

      Lion - 2012-03-26 08:12

      Lionel... Ek praat nie van die average Stormer supporter wat hom gedra nie. Ek praat van Isak en sy trawante wat so grootbek is. Behalwe Isak (wat nie 'n lewe het nie) kom hulle kom gewoonlik Donderdae uit die gate uit as die koerante 'n ophef begin maak. Dan hoor jy hulle. Ek dink hulle vrouens is al so siek vir hulle dat hulle net van Donderdag tot Saterdag toegelaat word om rugby te praat. Go BULLS!!! Pierre fo Bok Captain!!!

  • Chris - 2012-03-25 21:12

    The Bulls were sensational ... their front row was a bit of a worry, but only a bit. South African rugby is cooking with gas!!!

  • karsten.kaminski - 2012-03-26 01:12

    Well done Bulls, entertaining match.

  • Terrance - 2012-03-26 01:50

    It was a good performance by the Bulls but I think the Reds must think again about their uniform which looked like it had lipstick marks all over.

  • Blou-Daan - 2012-03-26 06:24

    Dit was maklik een van die lekkerste games wat ek nog op Loftus gaan kyk het. Nou moet die Bulle net Saterdag teen die Stormers n nog-beter score opsit en ek dink nie dit sal onmoontlik wees nie.

      Koos - 2012-03-26 06:52

      Dit gaan 'n riller wees. Die Stromers gaan bloei. Nadese gaan hulle met graagte na die nuwe stadium to wil gaan om die nagmerrie te probeer vergeet. Blou Bul Groete.

      Bulldozer - 2012-03-26 06:58

      Kom ouens, ons moenie soos die Stormers supporters klink met hulle alewige voorspellings nie. Ons bekke kan groot wees na die game.

      Lionel - 2012-03-26 07:09

      More Almal,raak jy biekie bekommered Dosie:):)

      Bulldozer - 2012-03-26 07:36

      More Lionel, ek is altyd maar n bietjie bekommerd as ons julle speel.

      Bulldozer - 2012-03-26 07:58

      Isak, kon jy nie self 'dosie uitdink nie? Plank

      Lionel - 2012-03-26 08:02

      @Dozey,as ons so speel Saterdag soos ons teen die Leeus gespeel het gaan ons ons gat sien!! Julle het baie goed gelyk,dink nie julle kan beter as dit speel,ons kan net beter raak na ons swak vertooning Saterdag. Saterdag gaan n rille wees!!!

      Lion - 2012-03-26 08:14

      Isak... Really????????? GO BULLS!!! SPIES FOR PRESIDENT!!!

      Bulldozer - 2012-03-26 08:28

      Dit gaan huge wees, Lionel. Het 2 weke terug 2 mahala tickets gekry.

      Lionel - 2012-03-26 08:32

      Bly vir jou ,geniet dit!!!Gaan ook daar wees!!!!!!

      Bulldozer - 2012-03-26 08:36

      Dankie, jy ook.

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