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Bulls clinch home play-off with Benetton win

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Canan Moodie of Vodacom Bulls (Photo By Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

The Bulls booked a home tie in the United Rugby Championship play-offs after beating Benetton 56-35 at Loftus Versfeld.

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Jake White’s team scored nine tries, securing a bonus-point victory which ensured a top-four finish with one game of the regular season left.

It was job done after just 25 minutes as Canan Moodie, David Kriel, Kurt-Lee Arendse and Ruan Nortje claimed touchdowns, with Johan Goosen kicking three conversions.

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Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White on Benetton’s threats around the park

Jake White knows that it will be a huge mistake to underestimate a much-improved Benetton side.

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Bulls Director of Rugby Jake White on Benetton’s threats around the park

Jake White knows that it will be a huge mistake to underestimate a much-improved Benetton side.

Moodie added two more tries to finish with a hat-trick and there were further scores from Kriel, Akker van der Merwe and Johan Grobbelaar, plus another Goosen conversion and a Chris Smith penalty.

Benetton posted scores from Onisi Ratave, Gianmarco Lucchesi, Andy Uren, Toa Halafihi and Marco Zanon, all converted by Rhyno Smith, as a try bonus-point kept them in play-off contention.

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