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Bulls
21
19
FT
Hurricanes
HUR
Super Rugby
Saturday 24 February 2018, 10:15am EST

Bulls v Hurricanes

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  • FT
  • TRY!Pierre Schoeman
    71'
  • ConversionIhaia West
    59'
  • TRY!Beauden Barrett
    58'
  • Penalty GoalHandre Pollard
    40'
  • HT
  • TRY!Lodewyk De Jager
    32'
  • Yellow CardPierre Schoeman
    24'
  • ConversionIhaia West
    18'
  • TRY!Wes Goosen
    17'
  • TRY!Ricky Riccitelli
    11'
  • Penalty GoalHandre Pollard
    6'
  • TRY!John-Ben Kotze
    3'
  • KO

Stats

Match Stats
Player Stats
454
355
Metres
38
31
Carries
20
19
Defenders beaten
15
13
Clean breaks
152
116
Passes
12
10
Offloads
14
12
Turnovers conceded
6
9
Turnovers won
83
127
Tackles
19
20
Missed tackles
Bulls T C P
15 Divan Rossouw 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 0 0 2
9 Andre Riaan Warner 0 0 0
1 Pierre Schoeman 1 0 0
2 Jaco Visagie 0 0 0
3 Frans van Wyk 0 0 0
4 RG Snyman 0 0 0
5 Lodewyk De Jager 1 0 0
6 Roelof Smit 0 0 0
7 Thembelani Bholi 0 0 0
8 Hanro Liebenberg 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Adriaan Strauss 0 0 0
17 Lizo Gqoboka 0 0 0
18 Conraad Van Vuuren 0 0 0
19 Nick de Jager 0 0 0
20 Marco van Staden 0 0 0
21 Embrose Papier 0 0 0
22 Marnitz Boshoff 0 0 0
23 Duncan Matthews 0 0 0
Hurricanes T C P
15 Matt Proctor 0 0 0
14 Julian Savea 0 0 0
13 Vince Aso 0 0 0
12 Ngani Laumape 0 0 0
11 Wes Goosen 1 0 0
10 Ihaia West 0 2 0
9 TJ Perenara 0 0 0
1 Toby Smith 0 0 0
2 Ricky Riccitelli 1 0 0
3 Ben May 0 0 0
4 Vaea Fifita 0 0 0
5 Sam Lousi 0 0 0
6 Brad Shields 0 0 0
7 Ardie Savea 0 0 0
8 Gareth Evans 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 James O'Reilly 0 0 0
17 Chris Eves 0 0 0
18 Fraser Armstrong 0 0 0
19 Murray Douglas 0 0 0
20 Blade Thomson 0 0 0
21 Jamie Booth 0 0 0
22 Beauden Barrett 1 0 0
23 Ben Lam 0 0 0

Standings

Super Rugby

RANK TEAM RPI TOTAL
12 Bulls 45 29
2 Hurricanes 60 51
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  • FULL TIME - Final whistle in Pretoria!  Neither side gave an inch in a thrilling contest that comes to an end with the Bulls coming from behind and then hanging on to open their 2018 campaign with a famous 21-19 victory over the Hurricanes.
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  • The Bulls recycle play through multiple phases with less than a minute to play until full time.
    80''
  • The Buls are controlling possession, content to keep the ball in close as the clock ticks down to the final 90 seconds.
    79''
  • Penalty to the Bulls!  After a review of the tape by the TMO, Sam Lousi has been penalised for a high tackle on Conraad van Vuuren.  A chance here for the home side to wipe some valuable seconds off the clock.
    78''
  • TMO - We have a break in play with some potential foul play from Sam Lousi referred to the TMO.
    78''
  • The Hurricanes are looking to move the ball on quickly at every opportunity however the Bulls are refusing to concede an inch.
    77''
  • Just under five minutes left on the clock - the Hurricanes have been awarded a crucial penalty and, with the touch finder, Beauden Barrett sends play back inside Bulls' territory.
    76''
  • The Bulls regain the lead in Pretoria!  On the counter-attack, the Bulls have the Hurricanes' defence stretched to the limit - the offload to Pierre Schoeman is good and, from close range, there is no stopping the front-rower.
    74''
  • MISS! Divan Rossouw takes the conversion attempt with Handré Pollard receiving treatment however the replacement has pushed his kick across the posts.
    73''
  • Try
    TRY! Bulls (Pierre Schoeman) 21-19 Bulls
    72''
  • We are in the final ten minutes of what has been an outstanding contest - The Hurricanes are clinging to the lead but the Bulls are pressing deep in attacking territory.
    71''
  • The dew late in this second half is making conditions slippery particularly at scrum time making it difficult for the two packs to get a solid footing.
    68''
  • Penalty to the Bulls!  The Hurricanes' front row has been penalised after the binding was lost - the resultant kick for touch takes play inside the visitors' half.
    67''
  • A net gain for the Hurricanes.  Beauden Barrett scrambles a kick inside the Bulls' 22 before following up strongly to apply pressure on the Handré Pollard clearance.
    65''
  • The scene is set for a thrilling final quarter here in Pretoria!  The Hurricanes have edged into the lead however the Bulls have been superb this evening and doubtless will not let this one go without a fight.
    62''
  • The Hurricanes have put their noses ahead!  TJ Perenara sends a a deft grubber kick in behind the defence - the ball bounces perfectly for Beauden Barrett who gathers gleefully before touching down.
    61''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Hurricanes (Ihaia West) 19-16 Hurricanes
    61''
  • Try
    TRY! Hurricanes (Beauden Barrett) 17-16 Hurricanes
    59''
  • A penalty against the Bulls for offside and, fresh onto the field, Beauden Barrett sends a long kick into touch just outside the Bulls' 22m line.
    57''
  • Ricky Riccitelli has been penalised for being off his feet at the breakdown - with his kick, Handré Pollard finds touch inside Hurricanes' territory.
    55''
  • Penalty to the Bulls!  The Hurricanes are penalised for collapsing the maul which gives Handré Pollard a chance to relieve some of the pressure - his kick for touch takes play up to the half way line.
    52''
  • NO TRY!  The TMO rules that there is no compelling reason that the try had been scored and so the original decision will stand.  It's been that kind of a match so far for the Hurricanes.
    49''
  • TMO - TJ Perenara is tackled short of the line before making a desperate lunge for the line - the scrum half is claiming the try but the on-field decision is that he didn't have control of the ball.  The final decision is referred upstairs for a TMO ruling.
    47''
  • The Hurricanes have had the best of the opening exchanges in this second half but they will be desperate to convert their good start into early points in order to apply some scoreboard pressure on the Bulls.
    45''
  • The kick from Julian Savea floats over the touch line on the full however advantage was being played to the visitors and so we will come back for the scrum on the Hurricanes' 10m line.
    44''
  • An outstanding shove at scrum time from the Hurricanes is rewarded with the penalty - Ihaia West thumps the ball into touch to take play deep inside the Bulls' territory.
    42''
  • SECOND HALF - The Hurricanes kick off to begin the second half.
    40''
  • HALF TIME - A pulsating, action packed first half comes to an end!  The Bulls looked to be in plenty of trouble after falling behind on scoreboard and with a man in the sin bin but the home side responded brilliantly with a try and a penalty goal to finish the half.  At half time in Pretoria, the Bulls lead by 16-12 over the Hurricanes.
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  • The Bulls consolidate their advantage right on the stroke of half time with Handré Pollard guiding home his penalty goal attempt from right in front.
    40'''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! Bulls (Handré Pollard) 16-12 Bulls
    40''
  • More good news for the Bulls with Pierre Schoeman rejoining the action after ten minutes in the sin bin - despite being a man down, the Bulls scored the only points whilst he was off the field.
    39''
  • The Bulls take back the lead!  The two locks combine superbly with RG Snyman handing off to his partner in crime in Lood de Jager - the lumbering lock has the Hurricanes' backs scrambling back in pursuit but he strides into the corner before diving over.
    36''
  • MISS! Handré Pollard, for the second time in this first half, has pushed his missed the mark with his conversion attempt.
    35''
  • Try
    TRY! Bulls (Lood de Jager) 13-12 Bulls
    33''
  • Terrific counter-rucking from the Hurricanes just 5m out from their line and the visitors are rewarded with the turnover.
    32''
  • We are inside the final ten minutes of this first half - since going a man down, the Bulls have managed to control possession and have the scrum feed here just outside the Hurricanes' 22.
    31''
  • NO TRY!  After a review of the video, the TMO rules that there was a knock on in the penultimate play and so the original decision is reversed.  Disappointing for the Bulls who went so close despite being a man down.
    28''
  • TMO - RG Snyman crashes over from close range and the try is awarded however referee Rasta Rasivhenge wants to review the tape for a potential knock on in the lead up.
    27''
  • Yellow Card
    YELLOW CARD - The Bulls are down to 14 men with Pierre Schoeman shown a yellow card for a swinging arm - penalty to the Hurricanes.
    25''
  • RG Snyman bursts into open space, surging deep inside Hurricanes' territory however he runs out of support before flinging a pass that goes straight to ground.  Opportunity lost for the Bulls!
    24''
  • We are into the second quarter of this match and it is the Hurricanes who have grabbed the upper hand after a lightning start from the Bulls.
    23''
  • The Hurricanes have two in a row!  A scrambled pass out to the left doesn't make it easy for Wes Goosen but he recovers brilliantly - the winger looks up and, seeing open space ahead, he chips over the last defender before following up, gathering the bouncing ball and darting away to score a superb individual try.
    20''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Hurricanes (Ihaia West) 12-8 Hurricanes
    19''
  • Try
    TRY! Hurricanes (Wes Goosen) 10-8 Hurricanes
    17''
  • The two sets of forwards pack down for the first scrum of the match - it is the Hurricanes with the feed just outside their 22m line.
    17''
  • The Hurricanes are on the scoreboard!  The visitors set up a rolling maul from the line out and put the Bulls on the back foot right on their own line - at the back of the pack is Ricky Riccitelli who scrambles over for the five-pointer.
    14''
  • MISS! From a tight angle, Ihaia West has pushed his conversion attempt across the posts.
    14''
  • Try
    TRY! Hurricanes (Ricky Riccitelli) 8-5 Bulls
    13''
  • After the Bulls were penalised for offside, Ihaia West deposits the ball into touch in the corner to set up the line out for the visitors.
    11''
  • The kick across field from TJ Perenara doesn't go to hand however the penalty advantage was being played for the Hurricanes and so play will come back for the visitors.
    9''
  • The Bulls press home their early advantage with Handré Pollard striking truly from virtually right in front of the posts to extend the lead beyond a converted try.
    8''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! Bulls (Handré Pollard) 8-0 Bulls
    7''
  • A brilliant start for the Bulls!  Outstanding continuity and patience from the Bulls is rewarded with Johnny Kotze bursting away down the left hand touch line to score the opening five-pointer of the match.
    6''
  • MISS! Handré Pollard drags his penalty goal attempt away to the left and the flags stay down.
    5''
  • Try
    TRY! Bulls (Johnny Kotze) 5-0 Bulls
    4''
  • A bright opening from the Bulls who string together multiple phases to pin the Hurricanes down deep in their 22.
    1''
  • It's a fine and sunny afternoon in Pretoria so conditions are near perfect for this afternoon's clash.
    1''
  • FIRST HALF - The Bulls kick off and we are underway in Pretoria!
    1''
  • The Hurricanes finished second in the strong New Zealand conference in 2017 but fell just short going down to eventual runners-up, the Lions, in the semi-final.  Expect the star-studded team from Wellington to once again be one of the teams to beat in 2018.
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  • The Bulls will be desperate to start their 2018 campaign on a winning note and put last season behind them - the men from Pretoria finished third in their conference and lost their last five games at home.
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  • Week 2 of Super Rugby 2018 concludes at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria where the Bulls play host to the Hurricanes.
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