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As it happened: Bulls 43 - 22 Reds

2015-04-11 19:00
Last Updated at 23:30
11 Apr 21:05
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11 Apr 21:02


Bulls 43 - 22 Reds

A try fest at Loftus with 10 tries scored in the match.

Hougaard, Odendaal and Kriel really stood out for the Bulls tonight.

11 Apr 21:00

80' - All over at Loftus! What an incredible second half!

11 Apr 20:59
79' - All a little loose from both sides now, the Bulls knock-on and then the Reds pass straight out into touch.
11 Apr 20:56
76' - Hougaard picks up a loose ball inside the Reds half, looking for his hat-trick, but the ref calls play back as the ball was knocked on by a Bulls player in the lead up.
11 Apr 20:53
He seems to be ok, but will leave the field.
11 Apr 20:52
74' - Some shrill blasts of the whistle from the referee as the doctor is called onto the field for vd Merwe. Not sure what the problem is.
11 Apr 20:47
Six tries to the Bulls so far tonight! The Reds have scored four as well!
11 Apr 20:46

69' - Schoeman converts to extend the Bulls lead.

Bulls 43 - 22 Reds

11 Apr 20:46

68' - TRY to the Bulls! Hougaard goes close, almost gets his hat-trick, but he is pulled down just short of the line. Replacement scrum-half van Zyl forces his way over from the resulting ruck.

11 Apr 20:43
65' - The Bulls will be livid as they concede a scrum penalty while on the attack in the Reds 22m area. Turner clears to the their 10m line.
11 Apr 20:40
Thomson is back on the field after his sin-bin stint.
11 Apr 20:39
Five tries in 15 minute folks!  Brilliant stuff and difficult to keep up!
11 Apr 20:38

60' - TRY to the Bulls! This is unbelievable! Odendaal takes a flat pass from Paige at pace and jinks his way over the line! Excellent play from the youngster! The try is converted.

Bulls 36 - 22 Reds

11 Apr 20:35

58' - Turner fails with his conversion attempt from wide out to the right.

Bulls 29 - 22 Reds

11 Apr 20:35
58' - TRY to the Reds! A barnstorming run by Kerevi sees him bust through midfield, past Kriel who eventually brings him down a metre short of the line. The Bulls can do nothing to stop Kotze from getting over however. Poor tackling from the Bulls in the lead up to that try.
11 Apr 20:31

54' - The try was unconverted

Bulls 29 - 17 Reds

11 Apr 20:30
53' - TRY to the Bulls! Replacement vd Merwe has managed to get the ball over the line! Some question marks around whether he made a second movement, but the try stands. 
11 Apr 20:27
53' - TMO is called into action. The Bulls are over the line, but have they managed to get it down.
11 Apr 20:26
52' - YELLOW CARD! Thomson is sent to the sin bin for collapsing the maul. The Bulls setup another lineout.
11 Apr 20:25
52' - The Bulls maul the ball over the line, no try, but the referee wants to have a word with the Reds. 
11 Apr 20:24
51' - Kriel makes a scintillating break and the Bulls move into the Reds 22m area. They get a penalty and setup a lineout.
11 Apr 20:23

50' - Turner cannot convert from out wide.

Bulls 24 - 17 Reds

11 Apr 20:22

48' - TRY to the Reds! What a start to the second half by the visitors. Excellent interplay between forwards and backs see them straight back into the Bullls 22m area. Genia places an inch perfect kick into the left hand corner which Frisby collects and falls over the line.

Bulls not in the match so far in the second half. 

11 Apr 20:20

46' - Turner converts from straight in front!

Bulls 24 - 12 Reds

11 Apr 20:19
45' - TRY to the Reds! Genia gets over under the posts. He stood off the scrum, received the ball from Thompson and beat the defence with a little show and go. He was pulled down short of the line but managed to place the ball just over the whitewash.
11 Apr 20:17
45' - The Reds move straight back onto the attack, into the Bulls 22m area, but again the Bulls defence holds firm. The Reds have an attacking scrum.
11 Apr 20:14
42' - Greyling pulls off a try saving tackle on Genia with Nyakana winning a penalty as he was all over the scrumhalf who didn't release. Potgieter clears to half way.
11 Apr 20:13

41' - Second half underway and the Reds are immediately on the attack, 5m from the Bulls line.

11 Apr 20:04
The Bulls full value for their lead at half time. Jesse Kriel prominent again for the home side. He is a real prospect!
11 Apr 20:00

40' - A Reds scrum is obliterated by the Bulls who win a tight head. They clear to touch and that is half time at Loftus.

Bulls 24 - 5 Reds

11 Apr 19:58
40' - The Reds are throwing everything at the Bulls, Turner is almost through but he is bought down by Kriel. The Reds retain possession, they have a penalty advantage.
11 Apr 19:54
37' - Stegmann goes offside and the Reds have a chance to attack before half time. Turner sets up a lineout in the Bulls 22m area.
11 Apr 19:52

35' - Potgieter makes no mistake with the easy conversion. Bulls rampant at Loftus!

Bulls 24 - 5 Reds

11 Apr 19:51
35' - TRY to the Bulls! Hougaard has done brilliantly here! With the Reds on the attack, he helped stop a barnstorming run from Slipper, ripped the ball off him, collected it on the floor and ran in from a long way out!
11 Apr 19:49
35' - TMO called into play here. Hougaard is over for the Bulls, but we are checking for a knock on.
11 Apr 19:47
33' - Reds take advantage of the resulting scrum to move into the Bulls 22m area. They are still struggling to make any noticeable ground however.
11 Apr 19:46

30' - Kriel and Basson combine down the left touchline for the Bulls but unfortunately the pass went slightly forward. Basson was in acres of space there.

Still 17 - 5 in favour of the home side.

11 Apr 19:44
29' - The Reds take the ball through 14 phases but cannot make any ground, in fact they went backwards. Eventually Frisby is forced to kick for touch, just outside the Bulls 22m area.
11 Apr 19:41
26' - The Reds steal the ball in their own 22m area, Genia clears downfield but Basson kicks it straight back. The Bulls eventually concede a penalty as they go off their feet at the resulting ruck. Turner sets up a line out just inside the Bulls half.  
11 Apr 19:39
23' - Bulls scrum under huge pressure from the Reds, somehow they manage to win it. The Bulls win a penalty as the Reds are caught offside. Potgieter sets up a lineout in the Reds 22m area.
11 Apr 19:32

19' - Potgieter extends the Bulls lead as he converts easily.

Bulls 17 - 5 Reds

11 Apr 19:31
18' - TRY to the Bulls! It's all action at Loftus! Kriel kicks a huge up and under which Basson contests extremely well, the ball falls in open play only for Spies to run through, collect and score!
11 Apr 19:29

16' - Turner cannot convert his own try.

Bulls 10 - 5 Reds

  • 80'

    The Bulls go for one final attack from a line-out but JJ Engelbrecht knocks on. Referee Jaco Peyper has had enough and brings proceedings to a close with a shrill blast of his whistle. The Bulls are victorious but the Reds can hold their heads high after a spirited fightback in the second half.

  • 80'

    Bulls 43 Reds 22

  • 77'

    The Reds take the ball through a couple of phases inside their half before it comes out to the backs. Frisby delivers a chip kick but Bjorn Basson is equal to the task and gathers in the air before going to ground.

  • 74'

    The Bulls try to launch another attack from a line-out inside the Reds' 22 but it all comes to nothing as Grant Hattingh knocks on in the air!

  • 72'

    The Bulls launch another attack close to the Reds' 10-metre line and Van Zyl does well to free his arms before offloading to Hougaard, who knocks on.

  • 70'

    CONVERSION, BULLS, SCHOEMAN. 43-22. Schoeman makes no mistake from the kicking tee to push the home side further ahead!

  • 69'

    TRY, BULLS, VAN ZYL! 41-22. Piet van Zyl puts Hougaard into space and he beats a couple of defenders before Gill brings him to ground close to the tryline! From the ensuing ruck van Zyl gathers and catches the defence napping with an outrageous dummy before crashing over!

  • 67'

    Morne Mellett is pinged for illegal scrummaging at a set-piece close to the Reds' tryline. Turner kicks for touch and puts the ball out on his 10-metre line.

  • 64'

    Kerevi runs onto a pass from Karmichael Hunt close to his 10-metre line but is stopped in his tracks by Deon Stegmann. The Bulls win a turnover and Odendaal kicks ahead but Gill does well when he dives on to the ball inside his 22 before stepping into touch!

  • 61'

    CONVERSION, BULLS, SCHOEMAN. 36-22. Schoeman adds the extras to extend the hosts' lead to 14 points!

  • 60'

    TRY, BULLS, ODENDAAL! 34-22. Burger Odendaal gathers the ball at pace just outside the Reds' 22 and steps past three defenders before crashing over!

  • 59'

    TRY, REDS, KOTZE! 29-22. Samu Kerevi makes a break from close to the halfway line and beats four defenders before Hougaard stops him close to the home side's tryline. Marco Kotze reacts quickest and dives over from close quarters! Turner pushes the conversion attempt wide.

  • 57'

    Tian Schoeman has come on for Potgieter and although he's missed with the conversion attempt for Van der Merwe's try he puts his side onto the front-foot with a 40 metre kick into touch from inside his 22.

  • 54'

    TRY, BULLS, VAN DER MERWE! 29-17. The Bulls launch a drive from a line-out deep inside the Reds' 22 and after the drive is stopped by the defenders, Marcel van der Merwe shows great strength as he burrows his way over the line from close quarters!

  • 53'

    YELLOW CARD, REDS, THOMSON! Adam Thomson receives his marching orders after he collapses a maul illegally close to his tryline!

  • 52'

    Jesse Kriel makes a brilliant break and is soon inside the Reds' 22! He passes to Hougaard who is stopped just short of the tryline by Genia.

  • 49'

    TRY, REDS, FRISBY! 24-17. The Reds attack inside the Bulls' 22 and Kerevi is prominent with ball in hand before offloading to Liam Gill who is stopped just short of the line! From the ensuing ruck, Genia spots the defence lying flat and stabs a grubber kick through which Nick Frisby gathers before dotting down behind the hosts' tryline! Turner misses with the shot at goal.

  • 47'

    CONVERSION, REDS, TURNER. 24-12. Turner slots the conversion which narrows the gap to 12 points.

  • 46'

    TRY, REDS, GENIA! 24-10. Will Genia runs onto a pass from Adam Thomson from a scrum on the edge of the Bulls' 22. He sells the defence a dummy before shrugging of two defenders and his momentum takes him over the tryline!

  • 43'

    The Bulls take the ball through the phases and are soon inside the Reds' half but it all comes to nothing as Dean Greyling plays the ball from an offside position at a ruck.

  • 41'

    Lachie Turner gets the second half underway with a deep kick which Chris Feauai-Sautia gathers brilliantly from under the Bulls' forwards' noses! The Reds are immediately on the front-foot inside the Bulls' 22!

  • 40'

    Can the Reds strike back to take something into the second half? Driving close to the Bulls line. Slow ball and more big tackles from the Bulls. Hunt grubbers but the kick is too deep as the Bull drop out.

  • 40'

    Open play as the Reds take a quick lineout and attack again. Still the Bulls tackle hard. Turner through a gap! Reds with a big chance now and they have a penalty.

  • 40'

    The Bulls win a tighthead at a scrum inside their 22. The ball comes out to Potgieter who boots it into touch. The players head into the sheds for a deserved break and the hosts will be satisfied with that effort. The Reds have tried gallantly but can't seem to round off their attacks and will have to show considerable improvement in the second half if they want anything from this game.

  • 38'

    Nice burst from Hunt and the Reds get a penalty as the Bulls stray offside. Turner with a superb kick to touch right in the corner.

  • 37'

    TRY, BULLS, HOUGAARD! 22-5: It's given! Backwards off a Reds player in the rip so Hougaard's try is good!

  • 37'

    CONVERSION, BULLS, POTGIETER! 24-5: There are the extra two points and the Bulls are cruising.

  • 36'

    ...has Hougaard scored on the break?! The ball popped loose and he's raced away, but the TMO will check.

  • 35'

    Scrappy lineout but it does come back for the Reds who attack, Hunt spinning out of tackles. Trying to power around the fringes of the rucks...

  • 33'

    One area of success for the Reds is their scrum, with a penalty this time going their way. Turner to find touch.

  • 31'

    Catch and drive from the Bulls as they march forward. Through the hands now but a forward pass to Basson calls it back.

  • 29'

    Multiple phases for the Reds but they're struggling for a breakthrough. Great defence from the home side. Reds still not making any ground 13 phases later so Hunt toes it long into touch.

  • 27'

    Bulls on the attack but Gill strikes again with another great turnover. Kicked clear but the Bulls respond, Turner doing well under the high ball. Bulls go off their feet, Reds penalty.

  • 25'

    Bulls scrum under pressure but they get it away. Basson with a dart but the ball is lost, so we come back for a penalty to the Bulls for offside. Potgieter will find touch.

  • 23'

    Good work from Simmons to win possession but Genia then puts too much on the kick, sending it dead as the Bulls win a scrum.

  • 21'

    Stolen lineout by the Bulls, Kriel running a good straight line to fix the defence. Loose pass from Hattingh nearly intercepted by Frisby and the Bulls have a lineout.

  • 19'

    TRY, BULLS, SPIES! 15-5: Both sides kicking for territory and the loose ball bounces the right way for Spies who scores! All made by Basson's chase after Kriel's up-and-under, causing disruption and a kind bounce goes the right way for Spies.

  • 19'

    CONVERSION, BULLS, POTGIETER! 17-5: Two more for Potgieter and the Bulls have a handsome lead.

  • 17'

    Conversion well wide from Turner but the Reds have chipped away at the Bulls' lead.

  • 16'

    TRY, REDS, TURNER! 10-5: Fine try by the visitors! Frisby's chip and chase works perfectly and the pass bounces into Turner's hands for him to score. Reds on the board.

  • 14'

    Potgieter kicks high and long but Turner does well there to secure it. Frisby clears, a high kick from Kriel in return. Nasty clash but we play on, Feauai-Sautia's kick ahead testing Hougaard but he clears well.

  • 12'

    Reds trying to attack and outside the 22. Slow ball as Genia directs the troops. Going backwards though from the physical defence. Up to ten phases and the pass from Faingaa flies into touch.

  • 9'

    CONVERSION, BULLS, POTGIETER! 10-0: Two more points from Potgieter and the Bulls have a commanding lead.

  • 8'

    TRY, BULLS, HOUGAARD! 8-0: Breakout score from the Bulls! Hunt's grubber doesn't work and Kriel breaks, chased down by Frisby but Hougaard is there on the inside to score.

  • 7'

    Good ambition from the Bulls, running it out of their 22. Nice turnover though from Thomson as the Reds attack, Genia running well. Little kick doesn't quite come off and the Bulls can tidy up now and clear, which Potgieter does.

  • 5'

    PENALTY, BULLS, POTGIETER! 3-0: Good strike from the fly-half as the Bulls lead.

  • 4'

    Hunt with a good run for the Reds as they attack. Little ground made so Frisby kicks, right to Hougaard. Loose ball and Hunt is penalised for obstruction, kickable shot for Potgieter.

  • 3'

    Turner looks for a long touch and misses, so the Bulls clear. Kicked forward by Kerevi and it rolls over the try line, drop out for the Bulls.

  • 2'

    Kriel runs it back and the Bulls are on the attack just over halfway. Penalty to the Reds, great work from Gill to force the Bulls to hold on.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this Super Rugby clash from Loftus, where the Bulls face the Reds.

  • 0'

    Bulls coach Frans Ludeke has made two changes to his run-on side for this clash. Hooker Adriaan Strauss is taking a break as part of the agreement with the South African Rugby Union to rest Springboks ahead of the Rugby World Cup and will be replaced by Callie Visagie. And in the back row, Springbok Arno Botha comes in for Hanro Liebenberg on the blindside flank. Springbok lock Flip van der Merwe is set to come off the bench after recovering from a pectoral muscle injury. He replaces Nicolaas Janse van Rensburg in the matchday 23.

  • 0'

    Both teams are on the field on a dry night in Pretoria. We're all set!

  • 0'

    Potgieter starts the game! Back for Frisby and the Reds clear, but not to touch.

  • 0'

    The Reds welcome back Wallaby lock Rob Simmons who makes his first appearance of the season after recovering from a shoulder injury. Simmons, who replaces the suspended James Horwill is one of six changes to the Brisbane-based side's starting line-up. The other changes up front see Saia Fainga'a taking over from James Hanson at hooker while an injury to Jake Schatz means Adam Thomson moves to number eight while Curtis Browning comes in on the blindside flank. In the backline, Karmichael Hunt starts at full-back in place of Lachie Turner, who moves to the wing where he takes over from the injured James O'Connor. Another player who is injured is first-choice fly-half Quade Cooper. His place in the run-on side goes to Nick Frisby.

  • 0'

    Bulls 24 Reds 5

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Bulls Reds
  • 6 Tries 4
    • 7' Francois Hougaard
    • 17' Pierre Spies
    • 34' Francois Hougaard
    • 52' Marcel Van der Merwe
    • 59' Burger Odendaal
    • 68' Piet van Zyl
    • 15' Lachlan Turner
    • 45' Will Genia
    • 48' Nick Frisby
    • 56' Marco Kotze
  • 5 Conversions 1
    • 9' Jacques-Louis Potgieter
    • 19' Jacques-Louis Potgieter
    • 35' Jacques-Louis Potgieter
    • 60' Tiaan Schoeman
    • 69' Tiaan Schoeman
    • 45' Lachlan Turner
  • 1 Penalties 0
    • 4' Jacques-Louis Potgieter
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 1
    • 51' Adam Thomson
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Dean Greyling
  • Callie Visagie
  • Trevor Nyakane
  • Jacques Du Plessis
  • Grant Hattingh
  • Deon Stegmann
  • Arno Botha
  • Pierre Spies
  • Rudy Paige
  • Jacques-Louis Potgieter
  • Bjorn Basson
  • Burger Odendaal
  • JJ Engelbrecht
  • Francois Hougaard
  • Jessie Kriel
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  • 15
  • James Slipper
  • Saia Fainga'a
  • Greg Holmes
  • David McDuling
  • Rob Simmons
  • Curtis Browning
  • Liam Gill
  • Adam Thomson
  • Will Genia
  • Nick Frisby
  • Lachlan Turner
  • Anthony Fainga'a
  • Samu Kerevi
  • Chris Feauai-Sautia
  • Karmichael Hunt
  • Jaco Visagie
  • Mornè Mellett
  • Hanro Liebenberg
  • Flip van der Merwe
  • Piet van Zyl
  • Tiaan Schoeman
  • Jurgen Visser
  • Marcel Van der Merwe
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  • James Hanson
  • Ben Daley
  • Sef Faagase
  • Marco Kotze
  • Tom Murday
  • Adam Korczuk
  • Ben Tapuai
  • Chris Kuridrani

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