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As it happened: Sunwolves 27-30 Bulls

2016-03-26 14:50
Last Updated at 03:43
26 Mar 15:00
26 Mar 14:54
Bulls captain Adriaan Strauss on the charge... (Getty Images)
26 Mar 14:49

Thanks for tuning in!

In next weekend's action, the Bulls host the Cheetahs, while the Sunwolves travel to PE to face the Kings.

26 Mar 14:47

Credit to the Sunwovles for never giving up and claiming a bonus point at the end there! Their set-pieces will have to improve though if they are to win a game this season.

The Bulls will be happy with their scrum and lineouts but this is a game they should have won by much more than just three points.

Their defence remains poor and their attacking play was not up to scratch. Too much reliance on their driving maul also...

26 Mar 14:44
FULL-TIME: Sunwolves 27-30 Bulls
26 Mar 14:44
82'- CONVERSION slotted by Pisi.
26 Mar 14:44
81'- Replacement scrumhalf Yuki Yatomi burst through a gaping hole to score and earn a bonus-point for the Sunwolves!
26 Mar 14:43
81'- TRY to the Sunwolves!
26 Mar 14:42
80'- A kicking penalty for the Sunwolves but they opt for an attacking lineout... I would have gone for the three points there which would have given them a losing bonus point.
26 Mar 14:41
79'- But the Sunwolves can't hold onto possession - one of their major flaws today...
26 Mar 14:40

79'- Sunwolves running from deep and surge up into the Bulls 22m area. They almost score after a clever chip-kick in behind the Bulls but Serfontein dives on the ball to save the day for the Bulls.

It however gives the Sunwolves an attacking lineout inside the red zone...

26 Mar 14:38
77'- A forward pass lets another opportunity go awry for the Bulls...
26 Mar 14:37

76'- The Sunwolves counter up-field, but Smit again wins a penalty on the ground for the Bulls.

Brummer sets up a lineout - just inside the red zone...

26 Mar 14:35


Sunwolves 181m

Bulls 290m

26 Mar 14:35
74'- However, a knock-on from the Bulls at the subsequent lineout scuppers a promising attacking opportunity for the men from Pretoria...
26 Mar 14:34
73' - Brummer now sets up a lineout near the Sunwolves 22m area...
26 Mar 14:34
73'- No they can't as flank Roelof Smit wins a penalty on the ground for the Bulls!
26 Mar 14:33
72' - Sunwolves with an attacking lineout inside the red zone. Can they make it count?
26 Mar 14:32
72'- Bulls sub: Van Zyl on at scrumhalf for Paige.
26 Mar 14:31


Sunwolves 14

Bulls 5

26 Mar 14:30
70'- It's a Super Rugby debut for Pierre Schoeman!
26 Mar 14:29
69'- Bulls subs: Pierre Schoeman on for Van der Merwe at prop and Brummer on at flyhalf for Tian Schoeman.
26 Mar 14:29

68' - YELLOW CARD for the Sunwolves' Ed Quirk for conceding a penalty.

They had a team warning for conceding penalties...

26 Mar 14:27
67'- Sunwolves sub: Yuki Yatomi replaces Kaito Shigeno at scrumhalf.
26 Mar 14:26

66'- CONVERSION slotted by Schoeman.

Sunwolves 20-30 Bulls

26 Mar 14:26

65'- TRY awarded to Uleng!

That's a contentious one - I'm not sure that the TMO could conclusively see a proper grounding there...

26 Mar 14:25
65'- According to the rules, a player can score a try if he grounds the ball against the padding of the posts, but the ball must simultaneously also touch the ground.
26 Mar 14:24


After another powerful scrum, Paige clears it for Ulengo who claims a try against the padding of the posts... but the TMO must decide...

26 Mar 14:20
64'- Nyakane goes over but he is held up - which gives the Bulls a five metre scrum...
26 Mar 14:20

64'- Bulls probing near the tryline.

26 Mar 14:19
63'- Bulls sub: De Jager on at No 8 for Botha.
26 Mar 14:19
63'- But the Bulls win yet another scrum penalty and it allows Schoeman to set up a lineout on the Sunwolves 22m line...
26 Mar 14:18

63' - Bulls skipper Strauss drops the ball cold in midfield which offers the Sunwolves possession just inside Bulls territory.

Errors now creeping into the Bulls game...

26 Mar 14:16


Sunwolves 151m

Bulls 201m

26 Mar 14:14

60'- BULLS SUBS: Serfontein has replaced Gelant, while Nicolaas Janse van Rensburg is also on for the Bulls, replacing Jason Jenkins in the second row.

26 Mar 14:13
59'- Viljoen's kick hits the right hand upright... but what a kick!
26 Mar 14:12
59' - The Sunwolves win a penalty just inside their own half and Viljoen will line up a shot at goal - from about 55m out!
26 Mar 14:11
57'- Warrick Gelant is also off for the Bulls, after knocking his head against Yamada while trying to stop him from scoring. Looks like concussion for the Bulls fullback.
26 Mar 14:10

56'- CONVERSION slotted by Pisi.

Sunwolves 20-23 Bulls

26 Mar 14:09
55'- The Sunwolves run it from inside their own 22 and wing Akihito Yamada brilliantly rounds off in the corner.
26 Mar 14:08
55' -TRY to the Sunwolves!
26 Mar 14:06
52'- Bulls sub: Nyakane on at prop for Gqoboka.
26 Mar 14:05


Sunwolves 11

Bulls 3

26 Mar 14:04
51'- Sunwolves sub: Ed Quirk on for No 8 Tomas Leonardi.
26 Mar 14:03

50'- PENALTY slotted by Pisi.

Sunwolves 13-23 Bulls

26 Mar 14:02

49'- Wow, the Sunwolves win a penalty at scrum time!

It's right in front and Pisi will have a shot at goal...

26 Mar 14:01

49'- CONVERSION slotted by Schoeman.

Sunwolves 10-23 Bulls

  • 80'

    TRY, SUNWOLVES, YATOMI! 25-30: Yatomi scores and scores late for the Sunwolves, the margin in just 5 points now.

  • 80'

    CONVERSION, SUNWOLVES, PISI! 27-30: The conversion is right and Pisi makes it 27-30.

  • 80'

    Full time: Sunwolves 27-30 Bulls.

  • 77'

    Sunwolves concede another penalty, Tusi Pisi not releasing the ball.

  • 76'

    Five tries in the game, Bulls scoring three and Sunwolves two.

  • 74'

    Sunwolves concede a penalty, through Tamura for not releasing the ball.

  • 73'

    Bulls concede another penalty, Rudy Paige for not rolling away.

  • 72'

    Less than 10 minutes remaining and Bulls are holding on to their 10 point lead.

  • 69'

    Bulls concede another penalty, Nic de Jager goes off his feet in the ruck.

  • 68'

    CONVERSION, BULLS, SCHOEMAN! 20-30: Bulls get the conversion right and the lead is stretched to 10 points.

  • 68'

    Ed Quirk concedes a penalty for going off his feet in the ruck and earns a yellow card.

  • 67'

    Two tries per side and the Bulls hold a slim lead over the Sunwolves.

  • 67'

    TRY, BULLS, ULENGO! 20-28: Bulls find a try and take some important points. Jamba Ulengo finds a gap in the defence and scores.

  • 65'

    Sunwolves concede a penalty, Shota Horie engaging early in the scrum.

  • 64'

    The Bulls are holding on to the possession, trying to score some more points. It feels like it is going to be a close game.

  • 60'

    Viljoen misses the penalty goal and as Bulls concede it. Bulls still lead by 3 points.

  • 58'

    CONVERSION, SUNWOLVES, PISI! 20-23: Good kick from Tusi Pisi to add on the extras, the margin is brought down to 3 points.

  • 57'

    TRY, SUNWOLVES, YAMADA! 18-23: Yamada scores for the Japanese as Pisi creates the chance by cutting through the Bulls defence.

  • 56'

    Bulls lead by 10 points with slightly more than 20 minutes to go, they are also dominating the possession.

  • 53'

    Sunwolves concede another penalty through Durutalo for going off his feet in the ruck.

  • 51'

    PENALTY, SUNWOLVES, PISI! 13-23: Pisi gets the penalty goal right and brings the margin down to 10 points.

  • 50'

    Bulls concede a penalty through Marcel van der Merwe for collapsing the scrum.

  • 48'

    CONVERSION, BULLS, SCHOEMAN! 10-23: Bulls get the conversion right and the lead is 13 points now. Sunwolves have struggled in the send halves of their games so far.

  • 47'

    Smit cuts through the Sunwolves defence, this could be another try for the Bulls.

  • 47'

    TRY, BULLS, SMIT! 10-21: Brilliant play from the Bulls, Roelof Smit scores for them and it is their second try for the game. They lead by 11 points.

  • 46'

    Sunwolves concede a penalty, Moli for wheeling the scrum.

  • 43'

    Sunwolves make some good ground in the Bulls territory through Tusi Pisi who runs into the Bulls defence.

  • 41'

    Second half begins.

  • 40'

    Half time: Sunwolves 10-16 Bulls.

  • 39'

    Penalty goal missed! Schoeman goes for the goal but misses and the score remains 10-16.

  • 38'

    Another penalty conceded by the Sunwolves, Leonardi for a scrum infringement.

  • 37'

    Less than 5 minutes left in the first half and the Bulls hold a 6 point lead. Both sides have scored one try each.

  • 34'

    Sunwolves concede a penalty for wheeling the scrum. This is their 7th penalty.

  • 31'

    10 minutes left in the first half and the Bulls are dominating the possession.

  • 30'

    Bulls concede another penalty, through Strauss for foul play. There was no need for this, especially with the Bulls in the lead.

  • 28'

    CONVERSION, BULLS, SCHOEMAN! 10-16: Tian Schoeman gets the conversion right and adds on the extras from the left of the posts. Bulls lead by 6 points.

  • 27'

    Another penalty conceded by the Sunwolves, Durutalo is caught offside.

  • 27'

    TRY, BULLS, STRAUSS! 10-14: Bulls take the lead in the game with their first try, and it is Adriaan Strauss who scores it.

  • 25'

    Sunwolves concede another penalty, Inagaki for boring in at the scrum.

  • 24'

    The early Sunwolves try has made this a close contest. Bulls have only scored through penalty goals.

  • 21'

    PENALTY, BULLS, SCHOEMAN! 10-9: Schoeman makes no mistake and takes the Bulls closer to the Sunwolves score.

  • 20'

    Sunwolves concede a penalty, Tomas Leonardi for hands in the ruck and he gets a yellow card from the referee.

  • 19'

    Sunwolves concede another penalty, through Tamura for obstruction.

  • 17'

    PENALTY, BULLS, SCHOEMAN! 10-6: Schoeman scores the penalty goal and brings the lead down to 4 points.

  • 16'

    Sunwolves concede their second penalty, Hitoshi Ono not rolling away from the ruck.

  • 14'

    Bulls concede another penalty, Jason Jenkins not releasing the ball.

  • 14'

    PENALTY, SUNWOLVES, PISI! 10-3: Tusi Pisi slots it in and the penalty goal takes the lead to 7 points.

  • 12'

    Bulls have dominated the possession after the early try from the Japanese.

  • 11'

    Bulls concede a penalty for being offside now.

  • 9'

    Tian Schoeman goes for penalty goal but misses, the margin remains at 4 points.

  • 8'

    Leonardi concedes a penalty for not rolling away. Penalty for the Bulls.

  • 6'

    PENALTY, BULLS, SCHOEMAN! 7-3: Tian Schoeman slots the penalty goal in and brings the deficit down to 4 points.

  • 5'

    Sunwolves concede their first penalty, for being offside. First penalty of the game.

  • 3'

    CONVERSION, SUNWOLVES, PISI! 7-0: Tusi Pisi gets the conversion right and Sunwolves take an early lead.

  • 2'

    TRY, SUNWOLVES, DURUTALO! Sunwolves open the scoring with a try from Durutalo in the opening minutes of the game.

  • 1'

    First half begins.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Sunwolves v Bulls clash from the Singapore National Stadium in Kallang.

  • 0'

    Sunwolves face another tough challenge today as they are up against the mighty Bulls from Pretoria.

  • 0'

    Sunwolves have not won any of their last three games but they have fought hard.

  • 0'

    William Houston is the referee today with Shuhei Kubo and Aki Aso as the assistant referees, Takashi Hareda is the TMO.

  • 0'

    Warrick Gelant, the Bulls full-back is a player to watch out for, he has played well so far in the tournament.

  • 0'

    Tian Schoeman, Jason Jenkins and Lizo Gqoboka make their debut for the Bulls today.

  • 0'

    Jesse Kriel come in for fellow Springbok Jan Serfontein in the backline for the Bulls.

  • 0'

    Mark Hammett has made a few changes to the Sunwolves side after their defeat last week. Akihito Yamada switches from right to left wing replacing Mifiposeti Paea.

  • 0'

    At scrum-half, Kaito Shigeno takes over from Atsushi Hiwasa in the only other back-line change and Lolohea comes in

Jump to

Sunwolves Bulls
  • 3 Tries 3
    • 1' Andrew Durutalo
    • 56' Akihito Yamada
    • 80' Yuki Yatomi
    • 25' Adriaan Strauss
    • 46' Roelof Smit
    • 65' Jamba Ulengo
  • 3 Conversions 3
    • 2' Tusi Pisi
    • 57' Tusi Pisi
    • 80' Tusi Pisi
    • 27' Tiaan Schoeman
    • 47' Tiaan Schoeman
    • 66' Tiaan Schoeman
  • 2 Penalties 3
    • 13' Tusi Pisi
    • 50' Tusi Pisi
    • 5' Tiaan Schoeman
    • 16' Tiaan Schoeman
    • 20' Tiaan Schoeman
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 2 Yellow Cards 0
    • 19' Tomas Leonardi
    • 67' Ed Quirk
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Keita Inagaki
  • Shota Horie
  • Takuma Asahara
  • Hitoshi Ono
  • Liaki Moli
  • Yoshiya Hosoda
  • Andrew Durutalo
  • Tomas Leonardi
  • Kaito Shigeno
  • Tusi Pisi
  • Akihito Yamada
  • Yu Tamura
  • Harumichi Tatekawa
  • Viliami Lolohea
  • Riaan Viljoen
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Lizo Gqoboka
  • Adriaan Strauss
  • Marcel Van der Merwe
  • Jason Jenkins
  • RG Snyman
  • Roelof Smit
  • Jannes Kirsten
  • Arno Botha
  • Rudy Paige
  • Tiaan Schoeman
  • Bjorn Basson
  • Burger Odendaal
  • Jesse Kriel
  • Jamba Ulengo
  • Warrick Gelant
  • Futoshi Mori
  • Masataka Mikami
  • Shinnosuke Kakinaga
  • Shinya Makabe
  • Ed Quirk
  • Yuki Yatomi
  • Mifiposeti Paea
  • Yasutaka Sasakura
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Bandise Maku
  • Trevor Nyakane
  • Pierre Schoeman
  • Nicolaas Janse van Rensburg
  • Nick de Jager
  • Piet van Zyl
  • Francois Brummer
  • Jan Serfontein

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