Richard Ferguson

Super Rugby 2012 – Rebels (35) vs Bulls (41) F/T


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Bulls, Original Content, Super Rugby on 4 May 2012 at 10:30
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The second game on this busy Friday morning takes us to Australia where the Rebels host the Bulls in Melbourne. This is sure to be an entertaining match as the Bulls will target this as one of their must win matches on tour, as they spar with the Stormers for top spot on the South African conference.

The Rebels have been forced into changes following the release of their English flyhalf Danny Cipriani, as well as the injury to James O’Connor, with Kurtley Beale shifted into flyhalf, where he might even run out for Australia during the June Internationals. Julian Huxley shifts to fullback where he will play alongside centurion Mark Gerrard, who will play his hundredth game.

The Bulls would like to start their tour off with a bang, and with them playing the less fancied Rebels battling with injuries, are sure to give the full five points a good go. The Bulls team has seen consistent selections over the last few weeks and could count in their favour as they aim to end the season at the top of not only the South African log, but the overall log.

Rebels: 1. Nic Henderson, 2. Ged Robinson, 3. Rodney Blake, 4. Cadeyrn Neville, 5. Hugh Pyle, 6. Luke Jones, 7. Tim Davidson, 8. Gareth Delve, 9. Nick Phipps, 10. Kurtley Beale, 11. Cooper Vuna, 12. Lachlan Mitchell, 13. Mitch Inman, 14. Mark Gerrard, 15. Julian Huxley.

Replacements: 16. Adam Freier, 17. Jono Owen, 18. Al Campbell, 19. Ryan Hodson, 20. Richard Kingi, 21. James Hilgendorf, 22. Stirling Mortlock.

Bulls: Zane Kirchner Akona Ndungane, JJ Engelbrecht, Wynand Olivier, Bjorn Basson , Morne Steyn, Francois Hougaard , Pierre Spies,Jacques Potgieter, CJ Stander, Juandre Kruger, Flip van der Merwe , Werner Kruger, Chiliboy Ralepelle , Dean Greyling .

Replacements: Willie Wepener , Frik Kirsten , Wilhelm Steenkamp , Arno Botha , Jano Vermaak, Louis Fouche, Johann Sadie.

Referee: Andrew Lees
Assistant Ref 1:Angus Gardner
Assistant Ref 2: Julian Pritchard
TMO:George Ayoub



100 Comments

  • Go Rebels! :razz:

  • Comment 1, posted at 04.05.12 11:00:38 by JarsonX Reply
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  • bulls by 14, lets see

  • Comment 2, posted at 04.05.12 11:17:52 by MJ Reply

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  • Bullies by 10.

  • Comment 3, posted at 04.05.12 11:20:21 by JarsonX Reply
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  • GO REBELS!!!!!

  • Comment 4, posted at 04.05.12 11:36:11 by Franshark Reply
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  • Go Rebels! Let’s unite against the Bulls from Tswane! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 5, posted at 04.05.12 11:38:47 by Ben Reply

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  • Mark Gerrard playing his 100th SupeRugby game. Well done Mark.

  • Comment 6, posted at 04.05.12 11:40:11 by Ben Reply

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  • Lol! Krusty kicks it out on the full!

  • Comment 7, posted at 04.05.12 11:41:49 by Ben Reply

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  • How is Sadie not the Bulls captain yet?

    Oh wait you have to get selected in the starting XV first! :)

  • Comment 8, posted at 04.05.12 11:44:46 by Ben Reply

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  • Akona scores in the corner. TMO

  • Comment 9, posted at 04.05.12 11:46:34 by Ben Reply

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  • Try!

  • Comment 10, posted at 04.05.12 11:46:56 by Ben Reply

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  • Bulls taking the ball up at full tilt. Wish the Sharks could watch and learn!

    Try converted.

    Rebels 0 – 7 Bulls

    7 mins

  • Comment 11, posted at 04.05.12 11:48:20 by Ben Reply

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  • 10 points should be given to the Rebels automatically for having to play against those ugly pink jerseys

  • Comment 12, posted at 04.05.12 11:51:20 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Rebels try. Rodney Blake. Or RodZilla as the Aussies call him.

  • Comment 13, posted at 04.05.12 11:52:40 by Ben Reply

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  • Converted.

    Rebels 7 – 7 Bulls

    12 mins

  • Comment 14, posted at 04.05.12 11:53:57 by Ben Reply

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  • Some poor scrumming from Werner Kruger – got folded twice in a row

  • Comment 15, posted at 04.05.12 11:55:43 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Poor defence from the Bulls – another try Rebels

  • Comment 16, posted at 04.05.12 11:56:45 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Try time Rebels. Vuna over. Kurtley Beale you beaut!

  • Comment 17, posted at 04.05.12 11:56:47 by Ben Reply

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  • Come On Final Whistle !!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 18, posted at 04.05.12 11:57:24 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Converted.

    Rebels 14 – 7 Bulls

    17 mins

  • Comment 19, posted at 04.05.12 11:58:03 by Ben Reply

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  • Basson try.

  • Comment 20, posted at 04.05.12 12:00:17 by Ben Reply

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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 18) : jaaaaaa!!!

  • Comment 21, posted at 04.05.12 12:00:37 by Franshark Reply
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  • Bulls strike back – nice offload from Takhaar Potgieter

  • Comment 22, posted at 04.05.12 12:00:51 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Converted from touch again.

    Rebels 14 – 14 Bulls

    20 mins

  • Comment 23, posted at 04.05.12 12:01:55 by Ben Reply

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  • Flip gets a yellow card for throwing a punch. Thug!

  • Comment 24, posted at 04.05.12 12:03:13 by Ben Reply

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  • nice flippie you tjop

  • Comment 25, posted at 04.05.12 12:03:15 by MJ Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 24) : thats the way the bulls play……

  • Comment 26, posted at 04.05.12 12:06:07 by Franshark Reply
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  • Hougaard is a brilliant ball player but his passing is often really poor for a scrumhalf. Ball and oppo flanks almost arrived instantaneous at Morne – from the scrum on Bulls tryline

  • Comment 27, posted at 04.05.12 12:06:44 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Ouch – nasty tip tackle on Basson – yellow card for Rebels 6

  • Comment 28, posted at 04.05.12 12:09:11 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Jones yellow carded. Spear tackle on Basson.

  • Comment 29, posted at 04.05.12 12:09:21 by Ben Reply

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  • Bulls pk.

    Rebels 14 – 17 Bulls

    26 mins

  • Comment 30, posted at 04.05.12 12:10:24 by Ben Reply

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  • Morne Steyn try.

  • Comment 31, posted at 04.05.12 12:11:39 by Ben Reply

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  • Bulls offloading very well today.

  • Comment 32, posted at 04.05.12 12:12:32 by Ben Reply

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  • Bulls forwards setting up a nice platform for the backs

  • Comment 33, posted at 04.05.12 12:12:52 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Converted

    Rebels 14 – 24 Bulls

    29 mins

  • Comment 34, posted at 04.05.12 12:13:19 by Ben Reply

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  • Flip back from the bin.

  • Comment 35, posted at 04.05.12 12:15:29 by Ben Reply

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  • Try Rebels. Phibbs.

  • Comment 36, posted at 04.05.12 12:19:00 by Ben Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 31) :

    Second FL try for the day..

    Steyn can keep kicking them over as well ;)

  • Comment 37, posted at 04.05.12 12:19:10 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • This is going to be a high scoring game – neither side seem to too be interested in defence

  • Comment 38, posted at 04.05.12 12:19:40 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Converted.

    Rebels 21 – 24 Bulls

    36 mins

  • Comment 39, posted at 04.05.12 12:21:10 by Ben Reply

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  • Bulls maul the ball over the line. Stander flops over for the try.

  • Comment 40, posted at 04.05.12 12:22:37 by Ben Reply

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  • Bonus point to Bulls. Top of SA conference at the moment

  • Comment 41, posted at 04.05.12 12:22:41 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • That was quick for the bonus point.

    Bulls to lead SA conference now I guess.. Lack of bonus points costing Stormers.

  • Comment 42, posted at 04.05.12 12:23:14 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Try converted.

    Rebels 21 – 31 Bulls

    39 mins

  • Comment 43, posted at 04.05.12 12:24:04 by Ben Reply

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  • Only thing is the way they defending, they need to keep scoring tries to stay ahead

  • Comment 44, posted at 04.05.12 12:24:13 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Rebels inside the Bulls 22. Attacking lineout.

  • Comment 45, posted at 04.05.12 12:25:02 by Ben Reply

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  • Potgieter lucky not to get a yellow there

  • Comment 46, posted at 04.05.12 12:25:27 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Hmmm if Butch did that he would`ve been gone.

    Double standards for the bulls?

  • Comment 47, posted at 04.05.12 12:25:33 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Delph scores another try.

  • Comment 48, posted at 04.05.12 12:27:18 by Ben Reply

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  • Bulls part like Red sea for 8 to score

  • Comment 49, posted at 04.05.12 12:27:34 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Half Time

    Rebels 28 – 31 Bulls

  • Comment 50, posted at 04.05.12 12:28:14 by Ben Reply

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  • 8 tries in 40 minutes..

    Nice to watch, but not the best rugby at the end of the day..

  • Comment 51, posted at 04.05.12 12:28:30 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Rebels has bonus point too. Two bonus points in game before half time

  • Comment 52, posted at 04.05.12 12:29:18 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Both teams have scored 4 tries in the 1st half.

  • Comment 53, posted at 04.05.12 12:29:59 by Ben Reply

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  • Bulls taking the loss of their defensive coach to Boks so badly they decide to have a go slow on tackling :evil:

  • Comment 54, posted at 04.05.12 12:31:35 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Go Rebels :razz: :lol:

  • Comment 55, posted at 04.05.12 12:32:13 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 55) : Hell Yeah – Revolution Theory.

  • Comment 56, posted at 04.05.12 12:33:29 by Ben Reply

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  • The Bulls deserve to lose playing in that hideous kit

  • Comment 57, posted at 04.05.12 12:43:24 by lostfish Reply
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  • Bulls loose Potgieter due to injury. They better start slowing this game down or they are going to be out on their feet by the time the travel fatigue kicks in

  • Comment 58, posted at 04.05.12 12:45:44 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Rebels 5m attacking scrum.

  • Comment 59, posted at 04.05.12 12:48:29 by Ben Reply

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  • Ball lost forward.

  • Comment 60, posted at 04.05.12 12:49:07 by Ben Reply

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  • It sometimes works to compete in the lineouts – Sharks please take notice

  • Comment 61, posted at 04.05.12 12:51:08 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Kom Rebelle!

  • Comment 62, posted at 04.05.12 12:56:15 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Stirling Mortlock on!

  • Comment 63, posted at 04.05.12 12:57:51 by Ben Reply

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  • I see the tries have dried up :twisted:

  • Comment 64, posted at 04.05.12 12:57:54 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 64) : Well spotted! :twisted:

  • Comment 65, posted at 04.05.12 12:58:48 by Ben Reply

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  • Chilli does his best Bismarck impression at the lineouts today

  • Comment 66, posted at 04.05.12 12:58:53 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • How much time left?

  • Comment 67, posted at 04.05.12 13:01:35 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Looks like I gave the Daisies waaayyyyy too much credit in my SB picks!

  • Comment 68, posted at 04.05.12 13:04:18 by Ice Reply
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  • Bulls scored another try in the mean time – Bulls 38-28

  • Comment 69, posted at 04.05.12 13:05:40 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • That margin suits me just fine :razz:

  • Comment 70, posted at 04.05.12 13:07:07 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Rebels hit back with own try

  • Comment 71, posted at 04.05.12 13:07:17 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Vuna try. Engelbrecht scored earlier for the Bulls.

    Rebels 35 – 38 Bulls

    66 mins

  • Comment 72, posted at 04.05.12 13:07:43 by Ben Reply

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  • Back to margin of 3

  • Comment 73, posted at 04.05.12 13:07:58 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Ice (Comment 68) : As did I, Bulls by 24

  • Comment 74, posted at 04.05.12 13:08:06 by Die Kriek Reply

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  • Rebels attacking lineout. 10m out.

  • Comment 75, posted at 04.05.12 13:09:56 by Ben Reply

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  • Where is Marius Jonker when your SuperBru needs him?

  • Comment 76, posted at 04.05.12 13:09:58 by Salmonoid Reply

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  • Bulls players starting to look very lead footed

  • Comment 77, posted at 04.05.12 13:10:22 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Krusty does his best Viljoen impression

  • Comment 78, posted at 04.05.12 13:12:41 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Bulls do really well with a maul – earns a penalty

  • Comment 79, posted at 04.05.12 13:14:27 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Bulls PK

    Rebels 35 – 41 Bulls

    73 mins

  • Comment 80, posted at 04.05.12 13:15:19 by Ben Reply

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  • Bulls defence holding on

  • Comment 81, posted at 04.05.12 13:18:22 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Rebels pull Beale off – not sure why – he has troubled the Bulls defences all night

  • Comment 82, posted at 04.05.12 13:19:36 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Come Rebels :twisted:

  • Comment 83, posted at 04.05.12 13:21:53 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Rebels certainly don’t want to win this one! Wtf?

  • Comment 84, posted at 04.05.12 13:22:51 by Ben Reply

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  • Both teams playing dryfings now

  • Comment 85, posted at 04.05.12 13:22:58 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 84) : And thats why the are bottom dwellers :roll:

  • Comment 86, posted at 04.05.12 13:24:28 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Bulls running the clock down with pick and drive and then Vermaak kicks the ball straight to the Rebels

  • Comment 87, posted at 04.05.12 13:24:30 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • I over estimated the Bulls on SB, again

  • Comment 88, posted at 04.05.12 13:25:54 by Mutley Reply

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  • Game ends with a bit of argy bargy – Bulls win

  • Comment 89, posted at 04.05.12 13:26:24 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • Bulls defence has gone seriously haywire. Carry on like this and they may soon push the Sharks of the top spot in the missed tackles category

  • Comment 90, posted at 04.05.12 13:27:50 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • 2 from 2 and 1 margin point :razz:

  • Comment 91, posted at 04.05.12 13:28:23 by JarsonX Reply
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  • FULL TIME

    Rebels 35 – 41 Bulls

  • Comment 92, posted at 04.05.12 13:28:36 by Ben Reply

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  • Bulls take the 5 point to lead the SA conference and the S15 log for the moment

  • Comment 93, posted at 04.05.12 13:30:46 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • That concludes my Friday sports action, I’ll be out for a while :razz:

  • Comment 94, posted at 04.05.12 13:31:58 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Scary thing was the Rebels could have won this game, but they just seemed to give up in the end

  • Comment 95, posted at 04.05.12 13:35:06 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • How can you kick the ball away twice with 3 minutes remaining and trailing by 6? :???:

  • Comment 96, posted at 04.05.12 13:38:21 by Ben Reply

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  • Did McFarland go with Meyer to his camps or is he with the Bulls on tour?

  • Comment 97, posted at 04.05.12 13:39:00 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 97) : That display was seriously no advertisement for his coaching skills – then again the Bulls players did not really look very committed today on defence

  • Comment 98, posted at 04.05.12 13:40:36 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 96) : Seems the coach gave up when he pulled his best back line player of with 4 minutes to go – must have filtered down to the players

    Or was Beale injured?

  • Comment 99, posted at 04.05.12 13:41:35 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 99) : Must have been injured. Can’t see any other reason for him to have gone off. Rebels were happy with 2 points from this game.

    Saw it after the game when Delph said how proud he was of his players. Come on! Get real! You guys lost. No team is unbeatable!

  • Comment 100, posted at 04.05.12 13:45:27 by Ben Reply

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