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BUL
Bulls
39
33
Full Time
Sharks
SHA
Super Rugby
Saturday 12 May 2018, 11:15am EDT

Bulls v Sharks

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  • FT
  • Penalty GoalRobert du Preez
    80'
  • ConversionRobert du Preez
    70'
  • TRY!Jean-Luc du Preez
    69'
  • Penalty GoalHandre Pollard
    68'
  • Yellow CardLukhanyo Am
    67'
  • ConversionHandre Pollard
    66'
  • TRY!Lodewyk De Jager
    64'
  • ConversionHandre Pollard
    54'
  • TRY!John-Ben Kotze
    53'
  • Penalty GoalRobert du Preez
    51'
  • Penalty GoalRobert du Preez
    45'
  • HT
  • Penalty GoalCurwin Bosch
    40'
  • Penalty GoalHandre Pollard
    37'
  • ConversionRobert du Preez
    34'
  • Yellow CardRG Snyman
    33'
  • TRY!Jacques Vermeulen
    33'
  • ConversionHandre Pollard
    26'
  • TRY!Roelof Smit
    26'
  • ConversionRobert du Preez
    22'
  • TRY!Curwin Bosch
    22'
  • ConversionHandre Pollard
    15'
  • TRY!Jesse Kriel
    14'
  • TRY!Warrick Gelant
    10'
  • Yellow CardCurwin Bosch
    9'
  • KO

Stats

Match Stats
Player Stats
646
385
Metres
41
29
Carries
29
30
Defenders beaten
23
16
Clean breaks
187
143
Passes
11
19
Offloads
10
11
Turnovers conceded
2
6
Turnovers won
109
131
Tackles
30
29
Missed tackles
Bulls T C P
15 Warrick Gelant 1 0 0
14 Travis Ismaiel 0 0 0
13 Jesse Kriel 1 0 0
12 Burger Odendaal 0 0 0
11 John-Ben Kotze 1 0 0
10 Handre Pollard 0 4 2
9 Ivan van Zyl 0 0 0
1 Lizo Gqoboka 0 0 0
2 Adriaan Strauss 0 0 0
3 Trevor Nyakane 0 0 0
4 RG Snyman 0 0 0
5 Lodewyk De Jager 1 0 0
6 Roelof Smit 1 0 0
7 Jason Jenkins 0 0 0
8 Marco van Staden 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Jaco Visagie 0 0 0
17 Frans van Wyk 0 0 0
18 Conraad Van Vuuren 0 0 0
19 Thembelani Bholi 0 0 0
20 Nick de Jager 0 0 0
21 Andre Riaan Warner 0 0 0
22 Manie Libbok 0 0 0
23 Divan Rossouw 0 0 0
Sharks T C P
15 Curwin Bosch 1 0 1
14 Sibusiso Nkosi 0 0 0
13 Lukhanyo Am 0 0 0
12 Andre Esterhuizen 0 0 0
11 Makazole Mapimpi 0 0 0
10 Robert du Preez 0 3 3
9 Cameron Wright 0 0 0
1 Tendai Mtawarira 0 0 0
2 Armand van der Merwe 0 0 0
3 Thomas du Toit 0 0 0
4 Tyler Paul 0 0 0
5 Ruan Botha 0 0 0
6 Jacques Vermeulen 1 0 0
7 Jean-Luc du Preez 1 0 0
8 Daniel du Preez 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Chiliboy Ralepelle 0 0 0
17 Juan Schoeman 0 0 0
18 Ross Geldenhuys 0 0 0
19 Stephan Lewies 0 0 0
20 Wian Vosloo 0 0 0
21 Louis Schreuder 0 0 0
22 Marius Louw 0 0 0
23 Lwazi Mvovo 0 0 0

Standings

Super Rugby

RANK TEAM RPI TOTAL
12 Bulls 45 29
9 Sharks 52 36
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  • FULL TIME!  The final whistle sounds at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria.  The Sharks managed to snatch the lead midway through the second half however the Bulls, stung into action, managed to respond with a couple of important tries - the Sharks challenged again at the end but it was a case of too little too late.  A high-scoring and highly entertaining contest comes to an end with the Bulls outlasting the Sharks to record a crucial 39-33 victory.
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  • Robert du Preez slots the penalty goal from right in front and so, despite coming up short this evening, the Sharks have salvaged a bonus point from this fixture which could be vital given the closeness in the standings in the South African conference.
    80'+2''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! Sharks (Robert du Preez) 39-33 Bulls
    80'+2''
  • A second successive penalty to the Sharks and, with time up on the clock, the visitors have little option but to take the three points on offer to try and secure an important bonus point.
    80'''
  • Penalty to the Sharks!  One last opportunity here for the visitors who somehow need to manufacture two scores in the final minute of this match.
    80''
  • The Bulls have the scrum feed deep inside their 22 and will be looking to wipe valuable seconds off the clock.
    79''
  • Penalty to the Sharks!  Robert du Preez wastes no time in kicking for touch in the corner - it is now or never for the visitors with just over two minutes left on the clock.
    78''
  • NO TRY!  Jesse Kriel crosses in the corner to spark wild celebrations amongst the home crowd however a TMO review concludes that there was a forward pass in the lead up.
    77''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Sharks (Robert du Preez) 39-30 Bulls
    75''
  • The Sharks are not done with yet!  Jean-Luc du Preez hits the line at speed before receiving the short pass and using his momentum he crashes over under the posts.
    73''
  • Try
    TRY! Sharks (Jean-Luc du Preez) 39-28 Bulls
    72''
  • With the resultant penalty goal attempt following the yellow card, Handre Pollard strikes truly to give the home side a handy buffer going into the final ten minutes of this contest.
    71''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! Bulls (Handre Pollard) 39-23 Bulls
    71''
  • Yellow Card
    YELLOW CARD!  Caught in the wrong position under the high ball, Lukhanyo Am tackles Ivan van Zyl in the air and is handed a yellow card for his trouble.
    69''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Bulls (Handre Pollard) 36-23 Bulls
    67''
  • The Bulls have two in a row!  Outstanding strength and skill from Lodewyk De Jager who has plenty of work to do after being tackled well short of the line - the lock however manages to break through before using his long reach to find the paint.
    67''
  • Try
    TRY! Bulls (Lodewyk De Jager) 34-23 Bulls
    65''
  • Juan Schoeman loses his footing which drags down the the scrum and the resultant penalty is awarded to the Bulls right on their 10m line.
    63''
  • A chance for the Sharks to burst through the Bulls' 10m line however a forward pass results in the scrum feed being awarded to the home side.
    61''
  • Approaching the final quarter of what has been an absorbing contest - the Bulls hold the advantage on the scoreboard but this match is still well and truly up for grabs.
    60''
  • Time has been blown off with Daniel du Preez on the turf having ice being applied after the number 8 appeared to cop a heavy blow to his hip.
    58''
  • The Sharks create the overlap down the left hand side however it comes to nought with some untidy play resulting in the ball being left behind - a huge opportunity lost there for the visitors!
    57''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Bulls (Handre Pollard) 29-23 Bulls
    56''
  • The Bulls have regained the lead!  Outstanding presence of mind and ball control from Warrick Gelant who, under immense pressure, gathers the ball off his boot laces before laying it back to John-Ben Kotze and the winger crashes over from close range. 
    55''
  • Try
    TRY! Bulls (John-Ben Kotze) 27-23 Bulls
    55''
  • Andre Esterhuizen miscues his kick for touch, opening the door for the Bulls to mount an attack from inside Sharks' territory.
    52''
  • The kick from Robert du Preez never looked like missing and so the Sharks edge ahead for the first time in the match.
    52''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! Sharks (Robert du Preez) 23-22 Sharks
    51''
  • The Bulls have been penalised for offside and so it will be Robert du Preez to line up from 40m out to give the Sharks the lead.
    50''
  • We have a break in play whilst Trevor Nyakane receives treatment for what appears to be a cut to his head.
    48''
  • Robert du Preez sends his penalty goal attempt straight between the uprights and the Sharks have now drawn within 2 points of the Bulls.
    47''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! Sharks (Robert du Preez) 22-20 Bulls
    47''
  • Excellent ball retention from the Sharks who recycle the ball through 7 phases and they have been rewarded with a penalty right in front of the posts.
    44''
  • MISS! Another thumping strike from Curwin Bosch however this time his kick does not quite have the required distance.
    43''
  • Penalty to the Sharks!  Buoyed by his mammoth penalty goal on the stroke of half time, Curwin Bosch will once again line up from beyond half way, this time 60m out.
    41''
  • SECOND HALF - The Sharks kick off to get the second half underway.
    40''
  • HALF TIME - An action-packed first half that yielded 5 tries and 2 sin bins, one yellow card apiece, comes to an end.  The Bulls raced to an early lead however the Sharks, with the last try of the half, have clawed their way back into the contest.  At half time, it is the Bulls ahead by 22-17 over the Sharks.
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  • What a way to end the first half!  Curwin Bosch sends his thumping penalty goal attempt straight between the uprights to set up a thrilling second half.
    40'''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! Sharks (Curwin Bosch) 22-17 Bulls
    40'''
  • Penalty to the Sharks against the Bulls for not releasing the ball - with time almost up on the clock, the visitors point to the posts with Curwin Bosch to line up from beyond half way.
    40''
  • A much needed steadier for the Bulls with Handre Pollard driving his penalty goal attempt between the uprights in the shadows of half time.
    38''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! Bulls (Handre Pollard) 22-14 Bulls
    38''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Sharks (Robert du Preez) 19-14 Bulls
    37''
  • The Sharks strike back!  An extremely well executed set piece play from the visitors with the line out throw isolating Jacques Vermeulen - the Bulls are caught on the back foot and the flanker cannot be stopped from close range.
    35''
  • Try
    TRY! Sharks (Jacques Vermeulen) 19-12 Bulls
    34''
  • Yellow Card
    YELLOW CARD! Now it is the Bulls' turn to go down to 14 men with RG Snyman shown a yellow card for his late charge on Cameron Wright.
    32''
  • The Bulls are pressing once again however Warrick Gelant is unable to gain any territorial advantage with the grubber kick.
    30''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Bulls (Handre Pollard) 19-7 Bulls
    28''
  • It's a try!  The replay shows that Travis Ismaiel was able to keep the ball in play and so the try to Roelof Smit is allowed to stand.
    27''
  • Try
    TRY! Bulls (Roelof Smit) 17-7 Bulls
    27''
  • The Bulls are over in the corner!  The line opens up for Roelof Smit who dives over in the corner however referee Rasta Rasivhenge refers the final decision to the TMO to see whether the ball was into touch in the lead up.
    25''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Sharks (Robert du Preez) 12-7 Bulls
    25''
  • Redemption for Curwin Bosch!  The full back, just back onto the field, receives the pass from Tendai Mtawarira before stepping through the defence on his way to the try line - there was a hint that the pass was forward but the try, following a review, is allowed to stand.
    24''
  • Try
    TRY! Sharks (Curwin Bosch) 12-5 Bulls
    23''
  • The good news for the Sharks is that Curwin Bosch has served his time following his trip on Warrick Gelant - the visitors however conceded two tries whilst their full back was off the field.
    21''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Bulls (Handre Pollard) 12-0 Bulls
    17''
  • Try number 2 for the Bulls!  Jesse Kriel sends the defence the wrong way with the dummy pass - the Sharks' defensive line opens up for the outside centre and he slices through before striding away to score.
    16''
  • Try
    TRY! Bulls (Jesse Kriel) 10-0 Bulls
    15''
  • MISS! The flags stay down on the conversion attempt from the boot of Handre Pollard.
    12''
  • The Bulls are over for the first points of the match!  Jesse Kriel rolls his kick in behind the defensive line - on the last line of defence, Makazole Mapimpi gets a horrible bounce with the ball falling for Warrick Gelant.  The full back fumbles but manages to hang on to the ball to score.
    12''
  • Try
    TRY! Bulls (Warrick Gelant) 5-0 Bulls
    11''
  • Yellow Card
    YELLOW CARD!  Curwin Bosch is handed a yellow card for his trip on Warrick Gelant and will sit out the next ten minutes in the sin bin.
    10''
  • Elation to heartbreak for Curwin Bosch!  The young full back crosses in the corner however a review of the tape by the TMO shows that he tripped Warrick Gelant in the lead up - no try to the Sharks.
    10''
  • First blood to the Bulls at scrum time!  The Sharks are penalised for an infringement and the resultant kick for touch from Handre Pollard takes play up towards the half way line.
    7''
  • Early injury concerns for the Bulls with Jason Jenkins forced from the field - the flanker will be replaced by Thembalani Bholi.
    4''
  • A very solid opening from the Bulls who have strung together multiple phases to drive the Sharks back deep inside their own half.
    2''
  • It's a dry evening in Pretoria and so conditions are very good for this all-important clash.
    1''
  • FIRST HALF -  Handre Pollard kicks off for the Bulls to get us underway!
    1''
  • The second match of the Week 13 double header from South Africa comes to you from Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria where the Bulls are playing host to the Sharks.
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