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

83'

This is dangerous for the defence as Lucio Cinti bursts through to advance the Saracens attack.

82'

This is dangerous for the defence as Sean Maitland bursts through to advance the Saracens attack.

75'

Bulls decide to make a substitution, with Mornay Smith getting some game time.

73'

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

73'

Saracens decide to make a substitution, with Olly Hartley getting some game time.

73'

Saracens decide to make a substitution, with Nick Tompkins being replaced.

73'

Owen Farrell takes the conversion but it hits the upright and bounces away, kick unsuccessful.

72'
Try

A series of passes by Saracens results in a try for Theo McFarland

71'

That's a great try assist by Aled Davies.

71'
Yellow Card

Janko Swanepoel (Bulls) is shown a yellow card

69'

Bulls make a substitution with Jan-Hendrik Wessels coming on.

68'

Bulls make a substitution with Akker van der Merwe coming off.

68'

Saracens make a substitution with Toby Knight coming on.

68'

Saracens make a substitution with Andy Christie coming off.

68'

Bulls make a substitution with Simphiwe Matanzima coming on.

67'

Bulls make a substitution with Gerhard Steenekamp coming off.

67'

Bulls make a substitution with Zak Burger coming on.

67'

Bulls make a substitution with Embrose Papier coming off.

67'

Saracens sub Christian Judge comes onto the field.

63'

Alec Clarey departs for Saracens.

63'

Saracens sub Theo Dan comes onto the field.

63'

Jamie George departs for Saracens.

63'

Saracens sub Tom West comes onto the field.

63'

Mako Vunipola departs for Saracens.

63'

Owen Farrell curls the ball too far, missing the posts to the right.

62'
Try

Great hands by Saracens leads to a try for Elliot Daly

61'

Spellbinding play by Alex Goode is finished off with a try.

61'

What a run here by Lucio Cinti as they get over the gainline!

57'

Marcell Coetzee comes on for Bulls.

56'

Marco van Staden leaves the field.

56'

Aled Davies comes on.

53'

Ivan van Zyl comes off.

53'
Red Card

Billy Vunipola (Saracens) is shown the red card

51'

Saracens decide to make a substitution, with Lucio Cinti getting some game time.

49'

Saracens decide to make a substitution, with Alex Lewington being replaced.

49'

Saracens decide to make a substitution, with Theo McFarland getting some game time.

49'

Saracens decide to make a substitution, with Hugh Tizard being replaced.

49'
Conversion

Johan Goosen adds the two points for Bulls.

48'
Try

Slick passing by Bulls leads to a try for Canan Moodie.

47'

Spellbinding play by Kurt-Lee Arendse is finished off with a try.

46'

Kurt-Lee Arendse makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.

46'

Kurt-Lee Arendse makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.

42'

The second half kicks off.

40'

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

40'
Conversion

Johan Goosen does the business as their conversion attempt goes over.

39'
Try

The pick and go results in a try for Bulls as Janko Swanepoel goes over.

38'
Yellow Card

Maro Itoje (Saracens) is shown a yellow card

37'

The drop goal is on its way from Owen Farrell but it runs out gas over the last few metres, falling short.

30'
Yellow Card

Alex Goode (Saracens) is shown a yellow card

25'

Trouble here as Kurt-Lee Arendse breaches the defence.

25'

The touch judges have waved away the attempt by Johan Goosen as they hook it left.

24'
Penalty Goal

Owen Farrell adds the points for Saracens.

22'
Penalty Goal

Johan Goosen adds the points for Bulls.

20'
Penalty Goal

Johan Goosen makes no mistake with that penalty goal attempt.

10'

The defensive line has been broken as David Kriel goes through the gap.

7'
Penalty Goal

Owen Farrell kicks the penalty.

5'
Conversion

Johan Goosen has kicked a conversion.

3'
Try

Great hands by Bulls leads to a try for David Kriel

2'

The defensive line has been broken as David Kriel goes through the gap.

2'

Johan Goosen sets up the try.

2'

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

1'

The defensive line has been broken as Cameron Hanekom goes through the gap.

0'

We are underway as the referee blows their whistle.

0'
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Match Details

Bulls v Saracens

Investec Champions Cup - Round 1
Sat 9th December 2023, 12:30pm
Loftus Versfeld

Points Flow Chart

Bulls win +11
Bulls
Saracens
Bulls
Time in lead
Saracens
82
Mins in lead
0
99%
% Of Game In Lead
0%
57%
Possession Last 10 min
43%
0
Points Last 10 min
5

Key Events

Full Time
McFarland
71'
27 - 16
Swanepoel
27 - 11
69'
Daly
61'
27 - 11
Vunipola
51'
27 - 6
Goosen
27 - 6
48'
Moodie
25 - 6
47'
Half Time
Goosen
20 - 6
39'
Swanepoel
18 - 6
38'
Itoje
37'
13 - 6
Goode
25'
13 - 6
Farrell
22'
13 - 6
Goosen
13 - 3
20'
Goosen
10 - 3
10'
Farrell
5'
7 - 3
Goosen
7 - 0
3'
Kriel
5 - 0
2'
Start

22m Entries

Avg. Points Scored
2.3
9
Entries
Avg. Points Scored
1.8
7
Entries

Attack Profile

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Saracens
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Defence Profile

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Saracens
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Ruck Speed

0-3 secs
62%
43%
3-6 secs
18%
33%
6+ secs
10%
16%
64
Rucks Won
57

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