Currie Cup

Blue Bulls hammer Cheetahs

2015-08-08 16:08
Cheetahs v Bulls (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Blue Bulls on Saturday recorded a comprehensive Currie Cup victory over the Free State Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.

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The men from Pretoria ran in six tries to win 57-19, after leading 27-7 at half-time.

Discarded Springbok scrumhalf Francois Hougaard was named man-of-the-match after scoring a brace of tries.

In next weekend's action, the Bulls host Griquas in Pretoria, while the Cheetahs travel down to Cape Town to tackle defending champions Western Province.

Scorers:

Free State Cheetahs:

Tries: Boom Prinsloo, Shaun Venter and Clayton Blommetjies

Conversions: Niel Marais (2)

Blue Bulls:

Tries: Jamba Ulengo, Deon Stegmann, Francois Hougaard (2), Warrick Gelant and Travis Ismaiel

Conversions: Tian Schoeman (5), Louis Fouche

Penalties: Schoeman (4), Fouche

Teams:

Free State Cheetahs

15 Coenie van Wyk, 14 Clayton Blommetjies, 13 Francois Venter, 12 Rayno Benjamin, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Niel Marais, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Gerhard Olivier, 7 Henco Venter, 6 Boom Prinsloo, 5 Francois Uys (captain), 4 Willem Serfontein, 3 Luan de Bruin, 2 Neil Rautenbach, 1 Caylib Oosthuizen

Substitutes: 16 Jacques du Toit, 17 Maks van Dyk, 18 BG Uys, 19 Reniel Hugo, 20 Tienie Burger, 21 Zee Mkhabela, 22 Fred Zeilinga

Blue Bulls

15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Travis Ismaiel, 13 William Small-Smith, 12 Burger Odendaal, 11 Jamba Ulengo, 10 Tian Schoeman, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 Hanro Liebenberg, 7 Lappies Labuschagne (captain), 6 Deon Stegmann, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Jacques du Plessis, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Jaco Visagie, 1 Dean Greyling

Substitutes: 16 Bandise Maku, 17 Nqoba Mxoli, 18 RG Snyman, 19 Roelof Smit, 20 Ivan van Zyl, 21 Louis Fouche, 22 Dries Swanepoel

*Weekend Currie Cup results:

Friday:

Griquas 19-43 Western Province

Pumas 33-24 Sharks

Saturday:

Free State Cheetahs 19-57 Blue Bulls

EP Kings 14-51 Golden Lions

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