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Super Rugby
Saturday 26 May 2018, 9:05am EDT

Bulls v Brumbies

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  • FT
  • ConversionWharenui Hawera
    77'
  • TRY!Andy Muirhead
    75'
  • ConversionWharenui Hawera
    72'
  • TRY!Thomas Banks
    70'
  • Penalty GoalHandre Pollard
    63'
  • Red CardFolau Fainga'a
    61'
  • ConversionChristian Lealiifano
    57'
  • TRY!Folau Fainga'a
    56'
  • Penalty GoalHandre Pollard
    53'
  • TRY!John-Ben Kotze
    49'
  • Penalty GoalHandre Pollard
    46'
  • ConversionChristian Lealiifano
    43'
  • TRY!Lachlan McCaffrey
    42'
  • HT
  • ConversionHandre Pollard
    19'
  • TRY!Roelof Smit
    18'
  • Penalty GoalChristian Lealiifano
    16'
  • ConversionChristian Lealiifano
    7'
  • TRY!Kyle Godwin
    6'
  • ConversionHandre Pollard
    5'
  • TRY!Handre Pollard
    4'
  • KO

Stats

Match Stats
Player Stats
326
546
Metres
26
37
Carries
15
28
Defenders beaten
8
16
Clean breaks
113
157
Passes
5
9
Offloads
16
11
Turnovers conceded
3
6
Turnovers won
136
73
Tackles
28
15
Missed tackles
Bulls T C P
15 Warrick Gelant 0 0 0
14 Travis Ismaiel 0 0 0
13 Jesse Kriel 0 0 0
12 Burger Odendaal 0 0 0
11 John-Ben Kotze 1 0 0
10 Handre Pollard 1 2 3
9 Ivan van Zyl 0 0 0
1 Trevor Nyakane 0 0 0
2 Jaco Visagie 0 0 0
3 Conraad Van Vuuren 0 0 0
4 Jason Jenkins 0 0 0
5 RG Snyman 0 0 0
6 Roelof Smit 1 0 0
7 Nick de Jager 0 0 0
8 Marco van Staden 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Adriaan Strauss 0 0 0
17 Nqobisiwe Mxoli 0 0 0
18 Matthys Basson 0 0 0
19 Ruben van Heerden 0 0 0
20 Thembelani Bholi 0 0 0
21 Andre Riaan Warner 0 0 0
22 Manie Libbok 0 0 0
23 Divan Rossouw 0 0 0
Brumbies T C P
15 Thomas Banks 1 0 0
14 Henry Speight 0 0 0
13 Tevita Kuridrani 0 0 0
12 Kyle Godwin 1 0 0
11 Andy Muirhead 1 0 0
10 Christian Lealiifano 0 3 1
9 Joe Powell 0 0 0
1 Scott Sio 0 0 0
2 Folau Fainga'a 1 0 0
3 Allan Alaalatoa 0 0 0
4 Blake Enever 0 0 0
5 Sam Carter 0 0 0
6 Lachlan McCaffrey 1 0 0
7 David Pocock 0 0 0
8 Isi Naisarani 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Connal McInerney 0 0 0
17 Nic Mayhew 0 0 0
18 Les Makin 0 0 0
19 Richie Arnold 0 0 0
20 Thomas Cusack 0 0 0
21 Matt Lucas 0 0 0
22 Wharenui Hawera 0 2 0
23 Andrew Smith 0 0 0

Standings

Super Rugby

RANK TEAM RPI TOTAL
12 Bulls 45 29
10 Brumbies 47 34
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  • FULL TIME!  An incredible contest comes to an end in Pretoria!  The Brumbies, down on the scoreboard and reduced to 14 men after a Folau Fainga’a brain fade, somehow managed to dig deep and come up with the final two tries of the match to record a famous victory.  After 80 absorbing minutes, the Brumbies record just their 4th win of the season with a 38-28 victory over the Bulls.
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  • A devastating end to this match for the Bulls with Marco Van Staden in serious discomfort after suffering what appears to be a serious knee injury.
    80'''
  • We are inside the final minute and it is the Brumbies in possession, keeping the ball in tight and content to wind the clock down to the final siren.
    80''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Brumbies (Wharenui Hawera) 38-28 Brumbies
    79''
  • The Brumbies, with just 14 men on the field, score their third try in a row!  With a long line out to the left, the visitors create an overlap and on the end of a chain of accurate passes is Andy Muirhead who dives over in the corner.
    76''
  • TRY! Brumbies (Andy Muirhead) 36-28 Brumbies
    76''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Brumbies (Wharenui Hawera) 31-28 Brumbies
    74''
  • It's something from nothing from the Brumbies!  A brilliant solo effort from Tom Banks who, from a standing start inside his own half, manages to pick a path through the Bulls' defence - with some dazzling footwork, he rounds Warrick Gelant before exploding away into the corner.
    72''
  • Try
    TRY! Brumbies (Tom Banks) 29-28 Brumbies
    72''
  • Just on 10 minutes left to play - the Bulls are in the lead and, with a line out on the Brumbies' 22m line, have a chance to just about put this match away.
    70''
  • The Brumbies cough up possession at the crucial moment and, with skill and quick-thinking, Handre Pollard thumps the ball downfield to once again pin the visitors down deep inside their 22.
    68''
  • The Brumbies recycle the ball through 7 phases but have struggled to make much headway against this well-organised Bulls' defence.
    67''
  • Handre Pollard registers his third penalty goal of the match and the Bulls extend their lead to 4 points with a quarter of an hour left to play.
    66''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! Bulls (Handre Pollard) 28-24 Bulls
    65''
  • Red Card
    RED CARD!  For the second week in a row, the Brumbies find themselves in disciplinary hot water and will finish this match with just 14 men - Folau Fainga’a is handed a red card for a a headbutt to the nose of Matthys Basson.
    62''
  • We cross the hour mark in Pretoria in what has been an absorbing contest - the Bulls have the upper hand and lead on the scoreboard however the Brumbies have somehow found a way to stay in the contest.
    60''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Brumbies (Christian Lealiifano) 25-24 Bulls
    59''
  • The Brumbies continue to hang in!  With a penalty advantage in their back pocket, the Brumbies edge within a metre of the Bulls' line - Folau Fainga’a drives hard and low and from close range he can't be stopped.
    58''
  • Try
    TRY! Brumbies (Folau Fainga’a) 25-22 Bulls
    57''
  • Disciplinary issues, which cost the Brumbies so dearly last week, are coming back to haunt the visitors - a penalty goal to Handre Pollard stretches the Bulls' lead beyond a converted try.
    55''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! Bulls (Handre Pollard) 25-17 Bulls
    55''
  • MISS! A rare miss from the boot of Handre Pollard with his conversion attempt veering off line.
    53''
  • The Bulls edge back into the lead!  With the space opening up down the left hand side, Johnny Kotze leaves the defence in his wake on his way to the try line.  The ref has a look at some potential obstruction in the lead up but there are no problems and the try is eventually awarded.
    51''
  • Try
    TRY! Bulls (Johnny Kotze) 22-17 Bulls
    50''
  • A stunning defensive effort from Tom Banks!  Isolated and under all sorts of pressure inside the Brumbies' 22, the full back breaks through three tackles before thumping his clearing kick into touch.
    49''
  • Handre Pollard guides home his penalty goal attempt from a slight angle and we are all square once again in Pretoria.
    48''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! Bulls (Handre Pollard) 17-17
    48''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Brumbies (Christian Lealiifano) 17-14 Brumbies
    47''
  • The Brumbies strike first in the second half!  An excellent variation from the visitors at the line out catches the defence on the back foot - Joe Powell drives through a gap in the line before handing off to Lachlan  McCaffrey and the flanker is over.
    44''
  • Try
    TRY! Brumbies (Lachlan McCaffrey) 15-14 Brumbies
    43''
  •  A solid start from the Brumbies who have come up with the turnover right on half way - it is the Brumbies with the scrum feed.
    41''
  • SECOND HALF - The Bulls kick off to get the second half underway!
    41''
  • HALF TIME - The first half comes to an end in Pretoria!  After a promising start from the Brumbies, it was the Bulls who took complete control however they weren't able to fully convert their dominance in general play into points on the scoreboard.  At half time, it is the Bulls ahead by 14-10 over the Brumbies.
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  • MISS! Christian Lealiifano not having the best night of it from the tee - his penalty goal attempt fades to the left and the flags stay down.
    40'+2''
  • Penalty to the Brumbies!  Conraad van Vuuren loses his footing in the scrum and, with time up on the clock, it will be Christian Lealiifano to line up from virtually right in front of the posts.
    40'''
  • A chance for the Brumbies here to apply some attacking pressure of their own however Kyle Godwin loses the ball in contact to hand possession straight back to the Bulls.
    39''
  • Penalty to the Brumbies!  A chance here for the visitors to take play up to half way with the Bulls penalised for using hands in the ruck.
    37''
  • The Brumbies have simply been unable to get their hands on the ball but you have to admire their tenacity - the visitors, pinned hard up against their line, have come up with a crucial turnover.
    34''
  • Kyle Godwin with another clearance into touch but the pressure is still right on the Brumbies - how much longer can the visitors keep the Bulls out?
    32''
  • Joe Powell attempts an up and under however his box kick has drifted over the touch line on the full - a chance here for the Bulls to continue their dominance in general play.
    31''
  • Turnover to the Brumbies!  Some excellent defence from the visitors, who have been hanging on grimly, is rewarded with the turnover ball right on the last line.
    29''
  • Penalty to the Bulls!  With a powerful rolling maul, the home side go within a whisker of finding the try line but come up just short - in any case, the Brumbies' Lachlan McCaffrey has been penalised for a side entry and for collapsing the maul.
    28''
  • Huge pressure once again on the Brumbies' defence!  The visitors are forced to scramble back inside their own in-goal area and eventually concede the 5m scrum.
    27''
  • Another break in play - this time it is the Bulls' Trevor Nyakane requiring treatment for an injury to his left arm.
    27''
  • A slight break in play with Henry Speight receiving treatment - the winger is set to continue after having his right wrist bandaged up.
    26''
  • Tom Banks finds the touch line just outside the Brumbies' 22 - the defence of the visitors is really being tested at the moment.
    24''
  • The Brumbies, pinned down deep inside their own half and backpedaling fast, find themselves under the pump however Kyle Godwin is able to relieve the pressure with a solid kick into touch.
    22''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Bulls (Handre Pollard) 14-10 Bulls
    22''
  • The Bulls regain the lead!  The home side spread the ball to the right with speed and precision to stretch the Brumbies' defence - Roelof Smit cuts through the line and with strength and skill he goes all the way.
    20''
  • Try
    TRY! Bulls (Roelof Smit) 12-10 Bulls
    19''
  • A cleaner strike on this occasion from Christian Lealiifano and the Brumbies have edged ahead in this first half.
    18''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! Brumbies (Christian Lealiifano) 10-7 Brumbies
    17''
  • Some early discipline issues for the Bulls - the home side have conceded another penalty and it will be Christian Lealiifano to once again line up the posts.
    16''
  • MISS!  A chance for Christian Lealiifano to kick the Brumbies into the lead however he has swung his penalty goal attempt away to the left.
    15''
  • Henry Speight has been taken without the ball in his attempt to chase the kick by Johnny Kotze and the Brumbies, as a result, have been awarded a penalty.
    12''
  • A victory to the Brumbies' forward pack with the visitors awarded a penalty after the scrum went down - the resultant kick for touch takes the play inside the Bulls' 22.
    10''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Brumbies (Christian Lealiifano) 7-7
    10''
  • The Brumbies post the immediate reply!  An error from the restart from the Bulls who cough up possession with some sloppy handling - the visitors are quick to spread the ball to Kyle Godwin who picks a path through the defence on his way to the line.
    8''
  • Try
    TRY! Brumbies (Kyle Godwin) 7-5 Bulls
    8''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Bulls (Handre Pollard) 7-0 Bulls
    7''
  • It's first blood to the Bulls in Pretoria!  A stunning individual effort from Handre Pollard who takes on the defensive line and slices through and, with the try line at his mercy, the fly half crashes over to score.
    5''
  • Try
    TRY! Bulls (Handre Pollard) 5-0 Bulls
    5''
  • After a frenetic passage of play, Warrick Gelant drives a long kick inside the Brumbies' 22 - at the back for the visitors is Tom Banks who has time to measure his kick which he sends safely over the touch line.
    3''
  • Almost an early try for the Bulls!  Reading the play to perfection, Johnny Kotze almost pulls off the intercept with just the try line ahead but he can't quite manage to hang onto the pill.
    2''
  •  FIRST HALF - Christian Lealiifano puts boot to ball and we are underway in the first half!
    1''
  • Welcome to Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria for the Week 15 clash between the Bulls and the Brumbies.
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