Bulls machine rumbles on after Sharks thumping
Cape Town - The Bulls completed a clean sweep of their South African Super Rugby opponents with victory over the Sharks at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.
As it happened: Bulls v Sharks
The Bulls, who beat the Stormers in Week 1 and the Lions last weekend, won 37-14 after leading 19-0 at half-time.
The Bulls scored three tries through centre Jesse Kriel and wing Rosko Specman (2), while flyhalf Handre Pollard added two conversions, five penalties and a drop goal for a personal haul of 22 points.
The Sharks replied with two tries of their own by centre Jeremy Ward and No 8 Daniel du
Preez. Flyhalf Robert du Preez was on target with both conversions.
The Bulls picked up four points for their victory and took the lead in the South African Conference and moved into second place in the Overall log.
The Sharks left empty-handed and slipped to second in the SA Conference and fourth in the Overall standings.
In next weekend's Round 5 action, both sides have the weekend off.
15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Cornal Hendricks,
13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Dylan Sage, 11 Rosko Specman, 10 Handre Pollard
(captain), 9 Ivan van Zyl 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Tim Agaba, 6 Jannes
Kirsten, 5 Jason Jenkins, 4 Hanro Liebenberg, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Schalk
Brits, 1 Lizo Gqoboka
Substitutes: 16 Corniel Els, 17
Simphiwe Matanzima, 18 Dayan van der Westhuizen, 19 Thembelani Bholi, 20
Paul Schoeman, 21 Embrose Papier, 22 Manie Libbok, 23 Divan Rossouw
Rhyno Smith, 14 Sbu Nkosi, 13. Lukhanyo Am, 12 Jeremy Ward, 11 Makazole
Mapimpi, 10.Robert du Preez, 9 Louis Schreuder (captain), 8 Daniel du
Preez, 7 Jacques Vermeulen, 6 Wian Vosloo, 5 Hyron Andrews, 4 Gideon
Koegelenberg, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Akker van der Merwe, 1 Tendai
Fezokhule ‘Fez’ Mbatha, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 Thomas du Toit, 19 Ruben
van Heerden, 20 Phepsi Buthelezi, 21 Grant Williams, 22 Andre
Esterhuizen, 23 Curwin Bosch