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It's all over! The referee has blown their whistle to end the game.

80'

Bulls go for goal with Chris William Smith taking the conversion but their aim is not up to scratch as the ball slides to the left of the post.

80'
Try

Bulls are stopped just a few metres from the try line but Johan Grobbelaar picks up from the base of the ruck to score the try.

79'

Spellbinding play by Keagan Johannes is finished off with a try.

79'

Keagan Johannes comes on.

76'

Embrose Papier comes off.

76'
Conversion

Rhyno Smith has kicked a conversion.

76'
Try

A wonderful passing move by Benetton Rugby is finished off by Marco Zanon

75'

Tomas Albornoz played a key part in that try.

75'
Penalty Goal

Chris William Smith has kicked a penalty goal.

72'

Bulls decide to make a substitution, with Sebastian de Klerk getting some game time.

71'

Bulls decide to make a substitution, with Harold Vorster being replaced.

71'

Bulls decide to make a substitution, with Reinhardt Ludwig getting some game time.

70'

Bulls decide to make a substitution, with Ruan Vermaak being replaced.

70'

Bulls decide to make a substitution, with Francois Klopper getting some game time.

70'

Bulls decide to make a substitution, with Wilco Louw being replaced.

70'

Bulls decide to make a substitution, with Simphiwe Matanzima getting some game time.

70'

Bulls decide to make a substitution, with Gerhard Steenekamp being replaced.

70'

Benetton Rugby make a substitution with Gianmarco Lucchesi coming on.

65'

Benetton Rugby make a substitution with Bautista Bernasconi coming off.

65'
Conversion

The Benetton Rugby supporters go wild as Rhyno Smith successfully kicks the conversion.

65'
Try

Great hands by Benetton Rugby leads to a try for Toa Halafihi

63'

Spellbinding play by Onisi Ratave is finished off with a try.

63'

The defensive line has been broken as Onisi Ratave goes through the gap.

63'

Alessandro Garbisi comes on for Benetton Rugby.

58'

Andy Uren leaves the field.

58'

Chris William Smith comes on for Bulls.

58'

Johan Goosen leaves the field.

58'

David Kriel has hooked the conversion to the left of the posts.

58'
Try

A penetrating move by Bulls results in a try for Canan Moodie.

56'

David Kriel played a key part in that try.

56'

What a run here by David Kriel as they get over the gainline!

56'

Destiny Aminu comes on.

54'

Thomas Gallo comes off.

54'

Tiziano Pasquali comes on.

54'

Simone Ferrari comes off.

54'
Conversion

The touch judges raise their flags as Johan Goosen kicks the conversion.

54'
Try

A penetrating move by Bulls results in a try for David Kriel.

53'

What a run here by David Kriel as they get over the gainline!

52'

Johan Grobbelaar comes on.

50'

Akker van der Merwe comes off.

50'

The left post denies Johan Goosen from adding the extras.

49'
Try

The Bulls maul march their way over the white wash for Akker van der Merwe to touch down.

48'

Benetton Rugby decide to make a substitution, with Tomas Albornoz getting some game time.

47'

Benetton Rugby decide to make a substitution, with Leonardo Marin being replaced.

47'

Benetton Rugby decide to make a substitution, with Toa Halafihi getting some game time.

47'

Benetton Rugby decide to make a substitution, with Sebastian Negri being replaced.

47'

Benetton Rugby decide to make a substitution, with Bautista Bernasconi getting some game time.

46'

Benetton Rugby decide to make a substitution, with Gianmarco Lucchesi being replaced.

46'

Benetton Rugby decide to make a substitution, with Edoardo Iachizzi getting some game time.

46'

Benetton Rugby decide to make a substitution, with Scott Scrafton being replaced.

46'
Conversion

Rhyno Smith adds the two points for Benetton Rugby.

46'
Try

The defence are desperately trying to hold out here but it was to no avail as Andy Uren dots the ball down from close range.

45'

Thomas Gallo makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.

43'

The second half kicks off.

40'

The half-time whistle blows and both teams head for the dressing rooms.

40'
Conversion

Rhyno Smith adds the two points for Benetton Rugby.

40'
Try

The pick and go results in a try for Benetton Rugby as Gianmarco Lucchesi goes over.

39'

The ball swings towards the posts but floats to the right, Johan Goosen will have to re-adjust the radar.

36'
Try

Incisive passing by Bulls is finished off by Canan Moodie, as they goes over for the try.

35'

Harold Vorster sets up the try.

35'

Fabulous play by Bulls has led to Harold Vorster being able to wriggle through a gap.

35'

Nizaam Carr comes on for Bulls.

31'

Cameron Hanekom leaves the field.

31'
Conversion

Rhyno Smith does the business as their conversion attempt goes over.

31'
Try

Silky skills by Benetton Rugby ends with a try for Onisi Ratave.

30'

Trouble here as Onisi Ratave breaches the defence.

29'

Spellbinding play by Rhyno Smith is finished off with a try.

29'

Trouble here as Gianmarco Lucchesi breaches the defence.

26'
Conversion

Johan Goosen makes no mistake with that conversion attempt.

25'
Try

A wonderful passing move by Bulls is finished off by Ruan Nortje

24'

Willie Le Roux played a key part in that try.

24'

This is dangerous for the defence as Willie Le Roux bursts through to advance the Bulls attack.

24'

Benetton Rugby decide to make a substitution, with Marco Zanon getting some game time.

21'

Benetton Rugby decide to make a substitution, with Tommaso Menoncello being replaced.

21'

Johan Goosen curls the ball too far, missing the posts to the left.

20'
Try

A wonderful passing move by Bulls is finished off by Kurt-Lee Arendse

19'

Johan Goosen sets up the try.

19'
Conversion

Johan Goosen converts the try.

17'
Try

A wonderful passing move by Bulls is finished off by David Kriel

16'

This is dangerous for the defence as David Kriel bursts through to advance the Bulls attack.

16'

Kurt-Lee Arendse sets up the try.

16'

A gap opened in the defence and David Kriel took full advantage.

16'

A gap opened in the defence and Johan Goosen took full advantage.

9'
Conversion

Johan Goosen has kicked a conversion.

3'
Try

Bulls are only a few metres out, surely they must score! And they do with Canan Moodie touching down.

2'

The defensive line has been broken as Canan Moodie goes through the gap.

2'

Embrose Papier sets up the try.

2'

We are underway as the referee blows their whistle.

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Match Details

Benetton v Bulls

United Rugby Championship - Round 17
Sat 18th May 2024, 08:00am EDT
Loftus Versfeld

Points Flow Chart

Bulls win +21
Bulls
Benetton
Bulls
Time in lead
Benetton
80
Mins in lead
0
100%
% Of Game In Lead
0%
38%
Possession Last 10 min
62%
8
Points Last 10 min
7

Key Events

Full Time
Grobbelaar
56 - 35
79'
Smith
76'
51 - 35
Zanon
75'
51 - 33
Smith
51 - 28
72'
Smith
65'
48 - 28
Halafihi
63'
48 - 26
Moodie
48 - 21
56'
Goosen
43 - 21
54'
Kriel
41 - 21
53'
van der Merwe
36 - 21
48'
Smith
46'
31 - 21
Uren
45'
31 - 19
Half Time
Smith
40'
31 - 14
Lucchesi
39'
31 - 12
Moodie
31 - 7
35'
Smith
31'
26 - 7
Ratave
30'
26 - 5
Goosen
26 - 0
25'
Nortje
24 - 0
24'
Arendse
19 - 0
19'
Goosen
14 - 0
17'
Kriel
12 - 0
16'
Goosen
7 - 0
3'
Moodie
5 - 0
2'
Start

22m Entries

Avg. Points Scored
4.4
12
Entries
Avg. Points Scored
5
7
Entries

Attack Profile

Bulls
Benetton
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Defence Profile

Bulls
Benetton
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Ruck Speed

0-3 secs
58%
58%
3-6 secs
18%
19%
6+ secs
21%
16%
64
Rucks Won
78

Last 5 Penalties

54'
68'
71'
74'
77'
Bulls
Benetton

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