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Match Report - Sunwolves shock the Bulls for historic first Sinagpore win

Sunwolves preyed on the Bulls in Sinagpore.

The Sunwolves, with a handful of former Bulls players, recorded historic back-to-back victories over the Pretoria-based Bulls.

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In an intriguing game in Singapore on Saturday the Sunwolves outscored the Bulls 42-37 – by six tries to four – a game in which the lead changed hands four times.

This victory follows on the Sunwolves’ 21-20 victory over the Bulls in Tokyo last year.

More to follow …

The scorers:

For the Sunwolves:
Tries: Parker, Uchida, Van den Heever, Britz, Little, Warren
Cons: Parker 6

For the Bulls:
Tries: Kriel 2, Pollard, Van Vuuren
Cons: Pollard 4
Pens: Pollard 3

Yellow card: Willie Britz (Sunwolves, 37 – cynical foul, collapsing a maul)

Bulls
Tries – Kriel (2), Pollard, Schoeman
Pen – Pollard (3)
Con – Pollard (4)
Drop –
Cards –

Match Officials
Referee: Ben O’Keeffe
Assistant Ref 1: Shuhei Kubo
Assistant Ref 2: Tasuku Kawahara
TMO: Minoru Fuji

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Teams
Sunwolves: 15 Gerhard van den Heever, 14 Semisi Masirewa, 13 Jason Emery, 12 Michael Little, 11 Akihito Yamada, 10 Hayden Parker, 9 Keisuke Uchida, 8 Yoshitaka Tokunaga, 7 Shunsuke Nunomaki, 6 Willem Britz (captain), 5 Uwe Helu, 4 James Moore, 3 Takuma Asahara, 2 Jaba Bregvadze, 1 Craig Millar.

Replacements: 16 Yusuke Niwai, 17 Shintaro Ishihara, 18 Hencus van Wyk, 19 Grant Hattingh, 20 Rahboni Warren Vosayako, 21 Fumiaki Tanaka, 22 Rikiya Matsuda, 23 Ryoto Nakamura.

Bulls: 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Jamba Ulengo, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Johnny Kotze, 11 Divan Rossouw, 10 Handre Pollard (captain), 9 Embrose Papier, 8 Hanro Liebenberg, 7 Jannes Kirsten, 6 Marco van Staden, 5 Rudolph Snyman, 4 Jason Jenkins, 3 Conraad van Vuuren, 2 Jaco Visagie, 1 Pierre Schoeman.

Replacements: 16 Edgar Marutlulle, 17 Simphiwe Matanzima, 18 Morné Smith, 19 Thembelani Bholi, 20 Nic de Jager, 21 Andre Warner, 22 Manie Libbok, 23 Dries Swanepoel.

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