Richard Ferguson

Bulls impress against Cheetahs


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Bulls, Cheetahs, Original Content, Super Rugby on 12 Feb 2012 at 14:35
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The Bulls took on the Cheetahs at the Peter Mokaba Stadium on Saturday, in a match that was expected to be a pretty close affair that ended in a pretty convincing victory for the Pretoria men, running out 39 – 16 victors.

The first half was a low scoring affair, the Bulls leading 16 – 9 at the break. The Bulls were first to get points on the board, Hougaard with a snipping run setting up CJ Stander to score the five points.

Goosen scored all 9 points for the Cheetahs in the first half, six of which came from 60m+ penalties. Morné Steyn reacted with three penalties of his own in the first half alone.

Half time saw a few interesting changes particularly in the front row, with Frik Kirsten coming on to replace Werner Kruger for the Bulls, and Naka testing a theory, moving WP Nel to loosehead at the break.

The second half, saw tries from Dean Greyling and Zane Kirchner for the Bulls, and another three penalties added by Steyn (2) and Fouché.

Goosen scored all the Cheetahs points by adding a try to the equation, and converting it for a personal tally of, yes, you guessed it, 16 points.

Scorers:

Bulls:

Tries: CJ Stander, Dean Greyling and Zane Kirchner.

Conversions: Morné Steyn (2), Louis Fouché

Penalties: Steyn (5), Fouché (1)

Cheetahs:

Try: Johan Goosen

Conversion: Goosen

Penalties: Goosen (3)



9 Comments

  • Bleh!

  • Comment 1, posted at 12.02.12 16:04:41 by Pokkel Reply
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  • How close were these outfits to being first choice?

    It was close until all the changes were made at half time, so I am not sure what the fuss about the Bulls is about…

  • Comment 2, posted at 12.02.12 16:06:24 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • The more things change the more they stay the same. The same teams will be at the bottom year after year.

  • Comment 3, posted at 12.02.12 16:38:34 by King Shark Reply
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  • The Bulls really looked good in this game, not a team to be underestimated, we might be in for a tougher first game than most of us suspect.

  • Comment 4, posted at 12.02.12 23:05:15 by berroos Reply

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  • @berroos (Comment 4) :
    That’s right you play them first up don’t you.
    While we feast on the Hurricanes you’ll have to chew through tough Bull meat.
    Wow, that metaphor really got away from me there.

    Anyway, I’m still betting on a Sharks win. More settled and tougher forward pack.

  • Comment 5, posted at 12.02.12 23:16:47 by Leviathan Reply

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  • @Leviathan (Comment 5) : Still think we will beat them we willjust to work harder for the victory.

    Feel sorry for the canes that coach really mesed them up

  • Comment 6, posted at 12.02.12 23:22:27 by berroos Reply

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  • @berroos (Comment 4) : Agreed

  • Comment 7, posted at 12.02.12 23:58:33 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @berroos (Comment 4) : agree, teams I think might suprise us ( wat dalk die appel kar gaan omgooi)
    Bulls
    Chiefs
    Rebels (if the players is chosen in the right posisions)

  • Comment 8, posted at 13.02.12 00:04:56 by BR Reply
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  • Watching the repeat of this game. Bulls look hungry and are very physical.

  • Comment 9, posted at 13.02.12 21:21:24 by GreatSharksays Reply

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