Baby Bulls continue dominance

2012-07-12 18:07

Port Elizabeth - The Blue Bulls recorded their second big win over quality opposition at the Coca-Cola Under-18 Craven Week when they hammered the Pumas 36-10 (half-time 24-3) in Thursday's main match at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

The Blue Bulls picked up where they left off on Tuesday - when they beat Western Province 47-27 - to run in five tries against the boys from Mpumalanga, who themselves had impressed on Day 2 during their 48-24 win over the Griffons.

The Bulls, Lions and hosts Eastern Province are the only sides who remain unbeaten going into Friday's rest day, and all three have staked strong claims to be named to take part in the showpiece final match on Saturday.

There were also wins on Thursday for Griquas Country Districts, Limpopo, Griffons and WP, who beat SWD 39-33 in the main curtain-raiser in a highly entertaining match that produced 11 tries.

And in an unusual occurrence, 10 different players scored Limpopo's 10 tries during a 68-21 victory over Zimbabwe in one of the earlier matches.

In the main game, the Blue Bulls had things sewn up by half-time, thanks to first-half tries from Marquit September and Arend Bannink, who grabbed a brace. Fyhalf and Man of the Match Ryno Eksteen kicked two conversions.

The second half continued in much the same vein as the first, the Blue Bulls extending their lead to 36-3 thanks to further tries from George-Lee Erasmus and Eksteen.

The Pumas eventually touched down with 18 minutes left when flanker Willandre Kotzenberg went over for flyhalf Brandon Thomson to convert and cut the deficit to 26 points, but that is as close as they got to the tournament's form team.

Thursday's Results – Day 4:

Griquas CD (19) 38 – Tries: Shaun Crause, Pieter Lategan, Johannes Lenge, Jasper Wiese (3). Conversions: Dawid Burden (4).
Border CD (5) 5 – Try: Sihle Gontshi.

Limpopo (21) 68 – Tries: Trevor Nkwamba, Righardt Kachelhoffer, Matjikinyane Molapo, Marcel Scholtz, Johannes Smit, Floyd Ndlovu, Erick van Niekerk, Christopher Durow, Andries Welgemoed, Andre Jordaan. Conversions: Scholtz (5), James Vorster (4).
Zimbabwe (7) 21 – Tries: Lance Chikodzi, Craig Bydawell (2). Conversions: Brendon Mandivenga, Rukudzo Gona (2).

EP CD (6) 28 – Tries: Tsepho Mabitsela, Glen van Pletzen, Emelio Koeberg, Chris Steyn. Conversion: Jason Vers. Penalties: Vers (2).
Griffons (19) 33 – Tries: Sechaba Matsoele, Dillon Afrika, David Tippens. Conversions: David van Biljon (2). Penalties: Van Biljon (3).

WP (15) 39 – Tries: Wesley Adonis, Ramone Samuels, Petrus Bothma, Morne Nortje, Jason Worrall, Grant Hermanus. Conversions: Worrall (3). Penalty: Worrall.
SWD (14) 33 – Tries: Leighton Eksteen, Duhan van der Merwe (2), Dewald Human (2). Conversions: Human, Warrick Gelant (3).

Blue Bulls (24) 36 – Tries: Marquit September, Arend Bannink (2), George-Lee Erasmus, Ryno Eksteen. Conversions: Eksteen (4). Penalty: Eksteen.
Pumas (3) 10 – Try: Willandre Kotzenberg. Conversion: Brandon Thomson. Penalty: Thomson.

Wednesday's Results – Day 3:

Griquas 15 Namibia 29

Falcons 38 Leopards 5

Free State 14 Border 9

EP 22 Boland 13

KZN 8 Lions 17

Tuesday's Results – Day 2:

Zimbabwe 31 Border CD 9

Griquas CD 27 EP CD 28

SWD 46 Limpopo 18

Pumas 48 Griffons 24

WP 27 Blue Bulls 47

Monday's Results – Day 1:

Leopards 36 Namibia 29

Boland 16 Griquas 12

Lions 29 Border 14

Free State 24 KZN 48

EP 41 Falcons 17


  • chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-12 18:12

    Eish die Blou Matjien maak seer...

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-12 18:18

      ja but they score too many tries hey rugby is about tackling on your line and stopping people from scoring for 80 minutes. this is a circus. there ar enot defensive structures and just too many tries. i hate entertaining rugby. moving to cape town

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-12 18:40

      Tom when you starting to pack??? Just remember they drive like they play rugby... Could be very frustrating... I assume...

      Craven Luyt - 2012-07-12 21:36

      Don't forget the mould down here in the Cape, talking about mould the other evening during the Stormers-Cheetahs game I watched a beautiful yellowish one growing on the wall next to the tv. I occasionally glanced at the game but found the mould could hold my attention for longer. Craven

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-12 22:36

      I know what you saying Craven... Almost like paint drying...

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-12 22:42

      Yeh almost cos paint drying is the accountant and mould growing is the actuary, the paint drying is too exciting

      ChrisinOz294 - 2012-07-13 05:35

      Looks like you Pink Pansie supporters have a lekker sausage fest on here, while the MANNE talk rugby. Too bad you are on a rugby forum. If it was women24 I guess you could have said something about the Bulls???

  • brielj - 2012-07-12 19:18

    Province new Cravenweek flyhalf was very good. Hoekom is WP se heelagtger (Jason Worral) van Paul Roos so windgat. As hy n drie druk of iets goeds doen dan het hy allerhande snaakse gebare wat hy voor die kamera maak. I like it when players celebrate a try with each other but this bloke seems like he tries to make a mark for himself. What a pity that he is so windgat, he is actually not to bad but we would not like to see someone with such a windgat attitude in the province team. Hope he got a contract with the Bulls. We need hard workers and humble guys like Steven Kitshoff.

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-12 19:43

      Well my friend if you don't want some-one like that in the Stormers team then i suggest you get rid of a couple of players... Remember ol'Bruiten Pulse???

      brielj - 2012-07-12 20:21

      @chaplinncharlie. Please be a man and post under your real name and not a false facebook profile. I just might consider to give you a response worth debating. I have no respect for people hiding behing an alias. Shame on you!

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-12 20:40

      Tell you what i'm man enough to give you my number and the you could phone me does that work for you my friend... There is no way i will be posting under my name.. Did it before and there is way to many wacko's out there that i don't want to share my personal details with... So deal with it... Maybe you should go and try to make you stament to that chap who is the no15 of WP and see how he deals with it...

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-12 21:15

      That ok is a wonka. He signs his name after a try like he is playing in the super 15 final what a dose. U don't want to see someone windgat in the province team? Oh the irony. I guess u would want to send him to the bulls cos he scores tries, something the stormers look down on.

      tokolos.bloutokkie - 2012-07-12 23:33

      You a wanker Tom Turdis! How many profiles do you have you loser? Get a life

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-12 23:43

      Erm,1 Sorry dad

      maakdiebulle.almalbokke - 2012-07-13 07:15

      Fake tokkie at it again

  • jankvdm - 2012-07-13 08:50

    Their dominance will stop tomorow ! Go Lions !!

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