Bulls beat Cheetahs at Loftus

2012-06-30 20:55

Cape Town - The Bulls put in an impressive performance against the Cheetahs in their all-South African Vodacom Super Rugby derby at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.

The Bulls won 40-24 after leading 26-0 at half-time.

The Bulls scored six tries through No 8 Pierre Spies, prop Dean Greyling, fullback Zane Kirchner, scrumhalf Francois Hougaard, prop Werner Kruger and wing Bjorn Basson. Flyhalf Morne Steyn was on target with five conversions.

The Cheetahs replied with four tries through prop WP Nel (2), fullback Willie le Roux and flank Heinrich Brüssow. Replacement Sias Ebersohn added two conversions.

The Bulls picked up a full-house of five points for their victory and closed the gap on the South African Conference leaders, the Stormers, to four points. They also moved to fourth in the Combined standings.

The Cheetahs picked up a point for scoring four or more tries, but remained fourth and 10th in the South African Conference and Overall log, respectively.

In next weekend's Round 17 action, the Bulls travel to Durban to face the Sharks (Friday, July 6 at 19:10), while the Cheetahs host the Stormers in Bloemfontein (Saturday, July 7 at 15:00)



15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Wynand Olivier, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 Pierre Spies (captain), 7 Jacques Potgieter, 6 Dewald Potgieter, 5 Juandré Kruger, 4 Flip van der Merwe, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1 Dean Greyling

Substitutes: 16 Willie Wepener, 17 Frik Kirsten, 18 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 19 CJ Stander, 20 Jano Vermaak, 21 Louis Fouché, 22 Francois Venter


15. Willie le Roux, 14. Philip Snyman, 13. Robert Ebersohn, 12. Andries Strauss, 11. Rocco Jansen, 10. Riaan Smit, 9. Piet van Zyl, 8. Ashley Johnson, 7. Lappies Labuschagne, 6. Heinrich Brüssow, 5. Izak van der Merwe, 4. Andries Ferreira, 3. Marcel van der Merwe, 2. Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1. Trevor Nyakane

Substitutes: 16. Hercu Liebenberg, 17. WP Nel, 18. George Earl, 19. Justin Downey 20. Tewis de Bruyn, 21. Sias Ebersohn, 22. Nico Scheepers


  • charlvdb - 2012-06-30 20:57

    Not surprised, the cheetahs are afterall the weakest team

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-30 20:59

      I thought the team who's last on the log, without a coach is the weakest team.

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-06-30 21:01

      No Harold the Weakest team today was apparently the one the Stormers had on the field today...

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-30 21:05

      If that thought makes the Stormers supporters sleep better at night, I'm happy for them.

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-06-30 21:07

      I heard they sleep with a SNOEK under their pillows...

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-30 21:12

      It's true, the snoek smell hide their wives' odour.

      tom.tardis - 2012-06-30 21:20

      weakest team is the team that cannot score a 4 try bonus point against the weakest team the one without a coach. amazing well done.

      alexis.swartz.984 - 2012-06-30 22:25

      watse stormers span het gespeel A, B of C span

      japjapjap.wat - 2012-07-01 08:46

      @alex- ons dink dit was di 'd' span, maar di probleempie is.... hulle het ni 'n a, b of c span ni?? en nou wil hulle hul 'f' span se spelers nl. burger, vermeulen, koster ens., erens in hul 'd' span indruk en hoop vir 'n verbetering?? as ek nou daaroor dink...julle het te veel spanne en te min rugby spelers??

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-01 10:17

      i saw polisie perd vermeulen on boots and all he was delivering parcels but was even slower at that than running on a rugby field

      frans.visserdsb - 2012-07-02 12:45

      And the fake trolls are commenting on th Stormers on an article about the Bulls... Jeez, guys...

  • harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-30 20:58

    That's how it's done.

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-06-30 21:02

      Personally i think WO had the best game of all the n°12 today...

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-30 21:04

      Have to agree, but it happens quite often though.

      Craven Luyt - 2012-06-30 21:18

      By far!! Did J de Jongh play today I didn't see him much. Bash's kicking out of hand was bashful again today. Gio's dads false teeth fell into his coffee when he saw Bjorn's try.Lovin' it Craven

      tom.tardis - 2012-06-30 21:21

      personally i think that was immense immenseness

  • john.edwards.733450 - 2012-06-30 21:04

    Happy to see HB get that try , it was a beauty .

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-30 21:07

      Did you see WP Nel's 2nd try? He made more moves while lying on the ground, than Travolta made during the whole of Saturday night fever.

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-06-30 21:09

      Lol, true story

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-06-30 21:11


      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-30 21:13

      Random, I'm actually watching the movie as we speak, just to count Travolta's moves.

      tom.tardis - 2012-06-30 21:37

      actually i am also watching it but i have never seen moves like i have seen when haban starts diving like a portuguese footballer

      tom.tardis - 2012-06-30 21:38


      chaplinncharlie - 2012-06-30 23:09

      WP Nel scored his try 4 times before he scored the actual try...

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-01 08:49

      He deserves more points then.

  • Craven Luyt - 2012-06-30 21:07

    Dear Isak well done with your win. Siya is a great great player. But you can't possibly think you can win this tournament after that performance. Good luck against the Cheetahs ( you going to need it). Did you see Bjorns try against the Cheetahs?Gio will watch that on TV and his false clappers will fall on the floor! I hope both our teams make the playoffs. Regards and thanks for the constructive rugby comments, Craven

      donovan.hendricks.7 - 2012-06-30 22:10

      Great try by Basson needless to say it was against the lowly rank cheetas,Gio scored against highly ranked opposition such as the aussies and all blacks,and that count for something.

      tom.tardis - 2012-06-30 22:23

      yes as u said, "needless to say"

      sean.brady.14224 - 2012-07-01 09:26

      @Donovan you should learn how to use Google! Gio has not scored against either the Aussies or NZ! As a supporter yu should know that! He has however scored two tries against France, one against Ireland and then two against that irked class side from Namibia!!!

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-01 09:34

      Epic fail Donovan!!!

      marius.olivier.7 - 2012-07-01 15:40

      The last time I saw a wing score a try like Basson's , it was by Carel du Plessis in the 80's.Classic setting up of the defender by pretending to cut infield and then beating him with pure pace on the outside.

  • des.cider - 2012-06-30 21:08

    Northerns got the points they need to go forward and Free State got a point to help in their survival. How convenient! And just after a major substitution. Wow, can you believe it?

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-06-30 21:13

      I was kinda expecting a picture of you with a tin foil hat on

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-30 21:15

      You can actually put a coherent sentence together. Wow, can you believe it?

      tom.tardis - 2012-06-30 21:40

      well if u r scared of the cheetahs, continue

  • tobokani.sebele - 2012-06-30 21:11

    Brussow just made Olivier his BITCH

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-30 21:15

      Looks at the scoreboard.

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-06-30 21:16

      .. ooo watch out, we have a badass here

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-30 21:21

      Ultra mel makes you strong.

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-06-30 21:21

      you obviously watch the wrong game. WO made like 7000 break through that Brussow channel... Just pointing out the obvious...

      tom.tardis - 2012-06-30 21:24

      brussouw just got nullified. sorry to say that guy is irrelevant

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-06-30 21:29

      I like HB but the Potgieters ate his lunch in that game .. 0 turnovers.

      Craven Luyt - 2012-06-30 21:29

      Dear Tobele Wynand was huge, do you actually watch the games?

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-30 21:31

      Who is Brussouw?

      tobokani.sebele - 2012-06-30 21:41

      Talking bout the try guys, with the touchline to work with, Olivier still got handed-off.any international centre worth his salt shouldn't have that done to him, just saying...

      tom.tardis - 2012-06-30 21:43

      hm proved immensely right. heinrich - null and void, immensely useless

      Press - 2012-07-01 00:01

      Brussow must have made 50 meters while carrying the ball today . . . all unfortunately towards his own goal line every time he got tackled . . .

      phillip.beukes.5 - 2012-07-01 08:44

      En hoeveel balle het Brussow toe in sy 'wraakwedstryd gesteel'?... ek kan nie een onthou nie... net n drie, die res van die tyd het hy op sy rug gele nadat hy met bal en al geduik is... ek dink nie dit was een van sy beter wedstryde nie, en HM se besluit is geregverdig. Die nuwe reels diskremineer teen n bal jagter soos Brussow. Ek dink ook dat Kolisi nie juis op agsteman uitgeblink het nie... skuif hom terug na die kant van die skrum... hy moet sien wat aangaan en dan reageer...en nader aan die spel wees om met sy krag te verdedig of vorentoe te gaan...

      anwar.addinall - 2012-07-01 18:53

      They won the screboard cup.

  • johan.jacobs.5680 - 2012-06-30 21:29

    Steyn still best S A flyhalf. Engelbrecht an exiting centre. Bulls team still very good at half throttle.

      tom.tardis - 2012-06-30 21:44

      johan jacobs u deserve ur own column. concise . brilliant. immense

      Nick - 2012-07-01 08:23


  • Jco - 2012-06-30 21:34

    Congratulations to the Bulls, you are still marching on! You played well but need to work on your defence, however you scored many tries this year. Good to see a Bulls team willing to run the ball and scored so many tries.

      tom.tardis - 2012-06-30 21:46

      defense? when u rip out the backbone from 2 5 8 9 10 who are completely in sync, things will not work smoothly. immense bulls

  • Craven Luyt - 2012-06-30 21:43

    Gatiep goes to the harbour with his wife, he checks out a huge snoek but he can't afford it. He says to his wife ' Maraai sit daai snoek onder jou romp' Maraai se ' wat van die stink?'. Gatie replies ' hou net sy neus toe!'. Craven the Great.

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-30 21:54

      That jintu smell can't be suppressed.

      Craven Luyt - 2012-06-30 21:58

      Apparently on the flats you get jeys fluid lubricated condoms.

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-30 22:02

      Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - 2012-07-01 02:23

      I take this as a joke coz down under it's all the same lmnk...

  • christo.dupreez.58 - 2012-06-30 22:14

    bulle is koning

  • jaco.rudolph - 2012-06-30 22:27

    Bulls are busy to show that they are getting better and better. They will be peaking at the right time.

      marius.olivier.7 - 2012-07-01 15:46

      Die Bulle het net die 3 weke van Heyneke Meyer se afrigting nodig gehad om weer reg te kom. Ludeke moet nou net nie daai goeie werk weer kom opneuk nie.

  • jeanpierre.daries - 2012-06-30 22:37

    Bulle het great rugby gespeel nogals beindruk met morne en pierre se spel,ook bjorn en zane het baie goed vertoon.....aan die ander kant is ek baie beindruk met willie le roux se spel hyt op nuweland n lang afstand drie gedruk en vanaand op loftus,great speler sal net aan sy defence moet werk great game bulls#stormer supporter

  • - 2012-07-01 07:08

    Seems that Cheetahs and the Lions are now both competing for the vacancy to be filled by the Southern Kings. However it must be mentioned that the 4 tries against the Bulls is not a good sign for the Bulls. Cheetahs have now become an official palooka team..

      warren.vanwyk.3 - 2012-07-01 09:51

      And you have always been an official palooka supporter with that (glory seeking) jersey on...pffft!!!

      Press - 2012-07-01 10:02

      So what's wrong with the Stormers - couldnt afford a deal for 4 tries . . . .?

      lourensv1 - 2012-07-01 10:18

      En jy het seker al rugby gespeel vir die kaas en wyn span van die southern spears, palooka! - 2012-07-01 15:14

      Warren van wyke.3 It is obvious you are a loser by just being associated to the bokke. further it is obvious that you are a south african because vloek en skel en belediginge is your strong point. No wonder the ANC beat the crap out of you in 1994 and I did the same in 1902. Word tog groot boetie.

      warren.vanwyk.3 - 2012-07-01 20:14

      @ GlorySeeker: Dude, you don't have to prove to me that you are a 1st class tosser, all I have to do is look at your photo, lol. P.S. What gave me away that I'm a Sooth Efrikan?

  • orrinf8 - 2012-07-01 09:34


      orrinf8 - 2012-07-02 02:39

      i agree .. those lions DID get away with QUITE A FEW high tackles .. ;)

  • lourensv1 - 2012-07-01 10:19

    Ons het die bulle net goed laat lyk!!!!

  • Bossie - 2012-07-01 10:23

    @Tom and Harold- the word is TWICE.. and I know you know what that means..

      bernard.ingram - 2012-07-01 16:19

      And the word in NONE Bossie...You know it too well.

  • pieter.bezuidenhout.39 - 2012-07-01 10:50

    Removing all the key players in the 2nd half was simply a management strategy. They want to give these boys as much rest as possible before the crunch game against the Sharks next week. Dit het beslis the spel patroon van die Bulle ontwrig, maar was ook 'n goeie geleentheid vir die bench om bietjie gametime te kry. Olivier het uitstekend gespeel. Stormers sal moet vinger trek en nie telkens hulle "jong spelers" as verskoning gebruik nie. Hulle het genoeg talent, maar was uiters platvoet. Mens kan ook verstaan na daai wedstryd hoekom Grant of Jantjies nie reg is vir die Bok span nie.

  • bushpigeventsbar - 2012-07-01 13:54

    Good for them , but they got their asses kicked by the Stormers at MOFTUS !!!

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-01 14:13

      No cups for 11 years.

      bushpigeventsbar - 2012-07-01 14:28

      harold.lloyd.520 -But you have had more names than the Bulls Cups - JOKER

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-01 15:45

      Nope, born and bred Harold Lloyd.

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