FULL-TIME: BULLS 32-17 REDS
Reds are still in possession, play is deep inside Bulls half. The home side's defense holding strong.
The Bulls concede a penalty five metres from the Reds try line. The visitors kick for touch and launch an attack, but the Bulls effect a turnover. Play is metres inside the Reds half.
CONVERSION, REDS, HEGARTY! 32-17: Hegarty succeeds with the conversion.
TRY, REDS, KEREVI! 32-15: The captain gets his second try.
Reds are in possession and have a penalty advantage, metres from the Bulls try line.
TRY, BULLS, STIGHLING! 32-10: The left winger gets his try after his first half five pointer was denied by the TMO. Pollard misses the conversion.
CONVERSION, BULLS, POLLARD! 27-10: Pollard makes no mistake with the conversion attempt.
TRY, BULLS, LIEBENBERG! 20-10: Almost immediately the Bulls reply with a try of their own. Hanro Liebenberg rounds off a move involving some slick hands by Gelant and RG Snyman.
CONVERSION, REDS, HEGARTY! 20-10: Hegarty adds the extras, reducing the Bulls lead to ten points.
TRY, REDS, KEREVI! 20-8: Kerevi crashes over and the Reds have their first try of the match.
Possession is with the visiting side and play is deep inside the Bulls half. Samu Kerevi breaks through two tackles following a brilliant offload by Lukhan Salakaia-Loto. The Reds captain goes over for the visitors' first try of the match.
The Bulls are under pressure deep inside their own half. The visitors have a scrum that they will feed, metres away from the Bulls try line.
Reds have possession inside the Bulls half, they're advancing albeit slowly. The Bulls defense holding firm.
CONVERSION, BULLS, POLLARD! 20-3: Pollard adds the extras with ease.
TRY, BULLS, POLLARD! 18-3: Pollard dives over from close range.
Pollard gets the second half underway.
HALF-TIME: BULLS 13-3 REDS
The Bulls have been defending ferociously and are awarded with a scrum following a knock on by the Reds. The halftime siren sounds but the home side will have the feed into the scrum.
Both sides are coming within reach of scoring, but the defense of either side is holding firm. The Reds have possession and Tate McDermot kicks a box kick.
The Reds finally have an attacking opportunity deep inside the Bulls half. They are building attacking phase after phase.
TRY, BULLS, VAN STADEN! 13-3: Van Staden scores in his first Super Rugby game of the season, following a lengthy lay-off due to injury. Pollard misses the conversion.
Hamish Stewart concedes a penalty to the Bulls. The home side kick for touch. Bok loose forward Marco van Staden gets credited with the try.
Bulls are inside the Reds territory. Patiently building and Pollard sends the ball wide and Jade Stighling dives over in the corner. Warrick Gelant executing the final pass. But the TMO adjudges Stighling to have lost control of the ball. The Reds can breathe for a moment.
The Reds are on the attack, for the first time in the match. The visitors lose the ball in contact.
PENALTY, BULLS, POLLARD! 8-3: Pollard succeeds with his first points off the tee.
The Bulls are awarded a penalty following a series of attacks on the try line of the Reds.
The Bulls are enjoying some quality possession and territory. Pollard finally hacks the ball and the Reds return the kick into touch. The home side launch yet another wave of attack, deep inside the Reds half.
Conversion missed by Handre Pollard.
TRY, BULLS, GQOBOKA! 5-3: Prop Lizo Gqoboka powers across the try line for his first try of the 2019 season.
PENALTY, REDS, HEGARTY! 0-3: Hegarty draws first blood for the visitors.
The Reds gets the match underway, the Bulls immediately under pressure and the Reds win a penalty in the middle of the park. Bryce Hegarty will line up his first attempt at goal.
Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the Super Rugby match from Pretoria between the Bulls and Reds. Do not go away we will be back shortly with some team news.
Bulls: 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Johnny Kotze, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Burger Odendaal, 11 Jade Stighling, 10 Handré Pollard (c), 9 Ivan van Zyl, 8 Paul Schoeman, 7 Hanro Liebenberg, 6 Marco van Staden, 5 RG Snyman, 4 Jannes Kirsten, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Jaco Visagie, 1 Lizo Gqoboka
Replacements: 16 Corniel Els, 17 Simphiwe Matanzima, 18 Wiehan Herbst, 19 Thembelani Bholi, 20 Roelof Smit, 21 Embrose Papier, 22 Manie Libbok, 23 Divan Rossouw
Reds: 15 Hamish Stewart, 14 Jack Hardy, 13 Chris Feauai-Sautia, 12 Samu Kerevi (c), 11 Aidan Toua, 10 Bryce Hegarty, 9 Tate McDermott, 8 Scott Higginbotham, 7 Liam Wright, 6 Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, 5 Harry Hockings, 4 Izack Rodda, 3 Taniela Tupou, 2 Alex Mafi, 1 JP Smith
Replacements: 16 Brandon Paenga-Amosa, 17 Harry Hoopert, 18 Ruan Smith, 19 Angus Blyth, 20 Angus Scott-Young, 21 Moses Sorovi, 22 Duncan Paia’aua, 23 Jock Campbell
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