Pathetic Wildebeest lose again

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :In the news on 3 Mar 2008 at 15:26
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The Vodacom Blue Bulls kick-started their Vodacom Cup campaign to life with an impressive 39-10 victory (halftime 25-10) over the toiling Wildebeest at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.

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The match finished two minutes short of the full 80 when the referee abandoned the game after a thunderstorm went over the ground.

The Bulls scored five tries to take maximum points and put behind them the disappointment of last week’s 33-27 defeat by the SWD Eagles in George. It was also a red letter day for flyhalf Francois Brummer who scored in a all four ways – a full house – with a try, four conversions, one penalty and a drop goal for a personal haul of 19 points.

A strong-looking Wildebeest combination were left reflecting on a second successive defeat following last week’s 30-10 home reverse at the hands of the Pumas.

The Bulls were stronger at the breakdown and in the collisions and had taken control of the game by the half hour mark as they grabbed a 22-point lead after scoring three tries.

Right wing Luvoyo Mhlobiso showed plenty of power himself for the first as he cut in off his wing and brushed off a couple of tackles to score the first to the right of the poles before No 6 flank Okkie Kruger barrelled his way over from close range down the open side of a ruck.

Flyhalf Francois Brummer converted one to add to a drop goal he had kicked in the first minute and a penalty shortly afterwards before left wing Rocco Jansen came up with a great individual try.

He chipped down the left wing and then hacked the loose ball ahead before re-gathering and cantering in from ten metres to give Brummer an easy conversion.

The Wildebeest gave themselves hope with a try shortly before half time when flanker Nikolai Blignaut came up with the ball after the Wildebeest had mauled a lineout over the goal-line.

It was a false dawn for the visitors however. Brummer scored the the bonus point try after slick handling and a slicing run by Stephan Dippenaar had shredded the Wildebeest’s defence.

His halfback partner Francois Hougaard got the fifth from turnover possession as he scampered down the right hand touchline and looped round behind the poles to give Brummer his fourth successful conversion.


Bulls – Tries: Luvoyo Mhlobiso, Okkie Kruger, Rocco Jansen, Francois Brummer, Francois Hougaard. Conversions: Francois Brummer (4). Penalty: Brummer. Drop goal: Brummer.

Wildebeest – Tries: Nikolai Blignaut. Conversion: Tiaan Marx. Penalty: Marx.


  • What is going on with the Beeste? Watched half of the game and it was shocking.

  • Comment 1, posted at 03.03.08 15:33:47 by Nessa Reply
  • Eish! 👿 Who was in the starting line-up this time around?

  • Comment 2, posted at 03.03.08 15:57:13 by blackshark Reply
    blackshark - I'm back!
  • I thought our depth was our strength.

  • Comment 3, posted at 03.03.08 16:05:28 by BigFAN Reply
  • Anyone who wants Vodacom Cup individual scoring statistics (point scorers and try scorers) after two rounds please send me an email.
    if you have not my email address ask to robdylan or ksa shark 😯

  • Comment 4, posted at 03.03.08 16:38:41 by HO Reply
  • Would be nice if you guys can give us the scores at least on a weekly basys. I know the Wilde Osse aint that great but at least our Province is a lekka ding!

  • Comment 5, posted at 04.03.08 09:53:16 by PaarlBok Reply
  • and my beloved Boland of course!

  • Comment 6, posted at 04.03.08 09:57:07 by PaarlBok Reply
  • Ill try and take care of that PB.Wanted to but wasn’t sure how many folk cared.

  • Comment 7, posted at 04.03.08 10:02:48 by provincejoulekkading Reply
  • My bru if they dont care about this teams performances I dont know. They are the next in line for S14 rugby!

  • Comment 8, posted at 04.03.08 10:07:08 by PaarlBok Reply

  • Round 2 produce some nice wins for WP, Vrystaat & Boland. If you look at the Pumas , someone have changed them around. The logs
    North Section
    Pos Team P W Pts
    1 Pumas 2 2 9
    2 Wildeklawer Griquas 2 2 9
    3 Vodacom Blue Bulls 2 1 7
    4 Platinum Leopards 2 1 6
    5 Griffons 2 1 5
    6 Golden Lions 2 0 3
    7 Valke 2 0 2
    >> More
    South Section
    Pos Team P W Pts
    1 Free State 2 2 10
    2 Vodacom WP 2 2 9
    3 Boland Kavaliers 2 2 8
    4 SWD 2 1 4
    5 Border 2 0 0
    6 Wildebeest 2 0 0
    7 BA Mighty Elephants 2 0 0

  • Comment 9, posted at 04.03.08 10:08:54 by PaarlBok Reply

  • I care i care!
    I think i care more about the WP team than the Stormers right now,just didnt know how many others were interested.
    Then again i shoulda known,damn me to heck.

  • Comment 10, posted at 04.03.08 10:14:46 by provincejoulekkading Reply
  • Province are playing the Valke at Brookside this Saturday,i have to be at a buddies place for a braai 😥

    Was impressed with Shimange last week,once he gets his fitness back he will be devastating, Jacobs was disappointing, looked very lazy and kept tripping people instead of trying to tackle them, it was disgusting.

  • Comment 11, posted at 04.03.08 10:21:07 by provincejoulekkading Reply
  • Dont know whats wrong with that Boishaaier. One game he score some unbelievable tries and the next just kak sleg. Maybe he need a good hairdo or haircut!

    Was last night at Gimmies but they only had some trials under the lights. Preparing for the Easter Tournament in the Vaal!

  • Comment 12, posted at 04.03.08 11:00:10 by PaarlBok Reply

  • By the way I see Boland scraped through against the Luiperds. Good to see Dewald Duvenhage on the score sheet.

  • Comment 13, posted at 04.03.08 11:01:25 by PaarlBok Reply

  • Is Justin Peach still at Boland, read somewhere he is top on the points list so far.
    Terry shaved his kop!

  • Comment 14, posted at 04.03.08 11:04:36 by provincejoulekkading Reply
  • Peach is still playing, just not sure who for

  • Comment 15, posted at 04.03.08 11:22:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • ok – it is Boland.

    Man, the “search” function here at Sharksworld is really quite useful 😉

  • Comment 16, posted at 04.03.08 11:24:55 by robdylan Reply
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