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Vodacom Super Rugby: Waratahs v Vodacom Bulls


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Bulls, Original Content, Super Rugby on 19 Apr 2014 at 10:15
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Believe it or not, this is the only cross-conference game of the entire round.

The Bulls have suffered a late injury setback, with Jurgen Visser ruled out due to a foot injury. Ulrich Beyers comes in at fullback.

Kick-off is at 11h40 SA time.

Waratahs: 15 Israel Folau, 14 Cam Crawford, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Kurtley Beale, 11 Rob Horne, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Dave Dennis (captain), 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Jacques Potgieter, 5 Kane Douglas, 4 Will Skelton, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tatafu Polota Nau, 1 Benn Robinson.
Replacements: 16 Tolu Latu, 17 Jeremy Tilse, 18 Paddy Ryan, 19 Pat McCutcheon, 20 Wycliff Palu, 21 Brendan McKibbin, 22 Jono Lance, 23 Matt Carraro.

Vodacom Bulls: 15 Ulrich Beyers, 14 Bjorn Basson, 13 Johannes Engelbrecht, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Francois Hougaard, 10 Jacques-Louis Potgieter, 9 Pieter van Zyl, 8 Grant Hattingh, 7 Jacques du Plessis, 6 Jono Ross, 5 Victor Matfield, 4 Phillip van der Merwe (captain), 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Callie Visagie, 1 Dean Greyling.
Replacements: 16 Mbongeni Mbonambi, 17 Marcel van der Merwe, 18 Paul Willemse, 19 Jacques Engelbrecht, 20 William Small-Smith, 21 Handré Pollard, 22 Rudy Paige, 23 Morné Mellet.


65 Comments

  • Don’t want to sound negative but I can’t see the Bulls beating Tahs today.

  • Comment 1, posted at 19.04.14 11:32:03 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 1) : I cant decide who I want to lose more, Bulls because I just don’t like them, or Tahs because they high on the log…..A draw would be nice!

  • Comment 2, posted at 19.04.14 11:37:15 by Seth101 Reply
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  • Well the Tahs have not beaten Bulls in 9 years and must say if they don’t do it tonight I think they never will.

  • Comment 3, posted at 19.04.14 11:41:56 by JD Reply
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  • So um it took Folau 28 seconds to score a try…..

  • Comment 4, posted at 19.04.14 11:42:02 by Seth101 Reply
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  • Try to Tahs after 28sec. Tahs 7-0.

  • Comment 5, posted at 19.04.14 11:42:45 by JD Reply
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  • This could just get very ugly for the Bulls

  • Comment 6, posted at 19.04.14 11:43:51 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 2) : yes been checking the log and working out which result would be best for the Sharks. Yes a draw would be nice but I do think the Bulls going to get a hiding today.

  • Comment 7, posted at 19.04.14 11:45:11 by JD Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 6) : hell the field looks sh!t !!!!!

  • Comment 8, posted at 19.04.14 11:46:55 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 8) : Yea, well it seams to be holding up fine,but it is very patchworkey. Something about they couldn’t find matching turf to lay.

  • Comment 9, posted at 19.04.14 11:50:08 by Seth101 Reply
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  • Bulls making lots of mistakes.

  • Comment 10, posted at 19.04.14 11:55:20 by JD Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 9) : the dark patches are really getting ripped upped at scrums.

  • Comment 11, posted at 19.04.14 11:58:21 by JD Reply
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  • Tahs 10-0.

  • Comment 12, posted at 19.04.14 11:59:15 by JD Reply
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  • I would be interested to see if any of the Southern hemisphere teams start using synthetic turf. Would do wonders for the dryer field, like Bloem.

  • Comment 13, posted at 19.04.14 12:01:13 by Seth101 Reply
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  • Tahs getting away with some ugly stuff at the moment.

  • Comment 14, posted at 19.04.14 12:01:41 by JD Reply
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  • See there’s Royalty at the game with Prince William.

  • Comment 15, posted at 19.04.14 12:03:07 by JD Reply
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  • Bulls trying to do what the Sharks did, playing players out of position, so far I think its worked better for the Sharks!

  • Comment 16, posted at 19.04.14 12:04:12 by Seth101 Reply
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  • Tahs 13-0. Bulls making mistakes in kickable positions.

  • Comment 17, posted at 19.04.14 12:04:30 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 15) : I find it the most ridicules thing, the only reason they are in Aus is to try gain support. To think that a country can still be a constitutional monarchy of a royal family from another country, it stupid!

  • Comment 18, posted at 19.04.14 12:05:43 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 16) : yes but playing 3 big locks will never work, Bulls forwards is to slow!!!!!

  • Comment 19, posted at 19.04.14 12:07:14 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 19) : Lol I was talking more about Ulrich Beyers at full back, but sure 😛

  • Comment 20, posted at 19.04.14 12:09:06 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 18) : hell don’t tell that to the lot of NZ and Oz they love Prince William and Kate.

  • Comment 21, posted at 19.04.14 12:10:18 by JD Reply
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  • Basson really is an awful defender.

  • Comment 22, posted at 19.04.14 12:10:43 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 20) : must say Beyers looking better than the rest of the Bulls backs, but then again that does not meen that he’s playing good.

  • Comment 23, posted at 19.04.14 12:12:48 by JD Reply
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  • So van Zyl replaces by Paige.

  • Comment 24, posted at 19.04.14 12:13:54 by JD Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 22) : all he can do is catch and run.

  • Comment 25, posted at 19.04.14 12:15:18 by JD Reply
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  • Taks 13-0 after 33min. Easy kick missed by Tahs.

  • Comment 26, posted at 19.04.14 12:16:39 by JD Reply
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  • Tahs 13-3. Bulls not totally out of this game.

  • Comment 27, posted at 19.04.14 12:22:05 by JD Reply
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  • I think the Bulls cab consider themselves lucky going into half time with the score line this small.

  • Comment 28, posted at 19.04.14 12:22:11 by Seth101 Reply
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  • Tahs getting nailed now. Tahs 13-6 at half time.

  • Comment 29, posted at 19.04.14 12:24:31 by JD Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 28) : Bulls might just surprise us all today. They’re still in this game.

  • Comment 30, posted at 19.04.14 12:26:54 by JD Reply
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  • 58 secs into 2nd half and the Bulls give away another penalty. Too slow to the breakdown methinks ouch now penalty to the Bulls!

  • Comment 31, posted at 19.04.14 12:39:16 by Caratacus Reply

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  • Bulls and ref looking better in the second half.

  • Comment 32, posted at 19.04.14 12:40:56 by JD Reply
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  • Tahs 16-9 after 45min. JLP kicking good. Beale replaced.

  • Comment 33, posted at 19.04.14 12:43:34 by JD Reply
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  • Come on Bulls!!!

  • Comment 34, posted at 19.04.14 12:47:51 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Bad call by JLP to try drop goal. Bulls looked good on attack and now they’re back in their own half.

  • Comment 35, posted at 19.04.14 12:48:30 by JD Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 34) : Bulls all over Tahs at the moment.

  • Comment 36, posted at 19.04.14 12:49:16 by JD Reply
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  • 5m scrum for Bulls. Real change to score.

  • Comment 37, posted at 19.04.14 12:50:45 by JD Reply
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  • Tahs 13-9. Bad play by the Bulls almost costing them.

  • Comment 38, posted at 19.04.14 12:53:29 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 36) : But making way too many errors.

  • Comment 39, posted at 19.04.14 12:53:31 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 39) : yes but luckily for them the Tahs not playing well enough to make them pay. With 20 odd minutes to go they’re only 4 points behind.

  • Comment 40, posted at 19.04.14 12:55:31 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 40) : Jip, this game reminds me a lot of the Sharks/Lions game of last Saturday.

  • Comment 41, posted at 19.04.14 12:57:31 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Tahs 16-9.

  • Comment 42, posted at 19.04.14 13:00:47 by JD Reply
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  • Flip doing a good job as captain.

  • Comment 43, posted at 19.04.14 13:00:58 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 41) : yes let’s hope the Bulls can do the same as the Sharks.

  • Comment 44, posted at 19.04.14 13:01:47 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 44) : Not looking likely. Tahs are all over the Bulls atm and a yellow card isn’t going to help.

  • Comment 45, posted at 19.04.14 13:03:51 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Bulls down to 14 men. Really ugly tackle by Hattingh. Tahs now 19-9 ahead. Could this be the end of the Bulls challenge? !?!

  • Comment 46, posted at 19.04.14 13:04:51 by JD Reply
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  • Let’s hope the weird 14-man ascendancy, which sometimes happens after a card, suddenly kicks in for the Bulls.

  • Comment 47, posted at 19.04.14 13:05:55 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 45) : yip with 14 men they’ll need to play out of their skins to do it.

  • Comment 48, posted at 19.04.14 13:07:31 by JD Reply
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  • I won’t be surprised if Heyneke starts Potgieter at 7 for the Boks.

  • Comment 49, posted at 19.04.14 13:08:46 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 47) : don’t see it happening as it seems the Bulls are running on empty.

  • Comment 50, posted at 19.04.14 13:10:15 by JD Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 49) : I would like to see Louw at 6 and Marcell at 7.

  • Comment 51, posted at 19.04.14 13:12:01 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 50) : I wouldn’t write them off… 😀

  • Comment 52, posted at 19.04.14 13:12:06 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 52) : times running out. Only 7 min to go. To many mistakes by the Bulls.

  • Comment 53, posted at 19.04.14 13:14:06 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 51) : Jip, but we’re talking about Heyneke. We’ll probably see Louw, Potgieter and Vermeulen with Flip and Matfield at lock.

  • Comment 54, posted at 19.04.14 13:14:22 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 54) : yes but must say Marcell has been huge this year.

  • Comment 55, posted at 19.04.14 13:16:15 by JD Reply
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  • Tahs getting away with murder at the breakdown.

  • Comment 56, posted at 19.04.14 13:17:00 by JD Reply
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  • Tahs 19-12.

  • Comment 57, posted at 19.04.14 13:17:47 by JD Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 54) : about the locks sorry to say not many other locks to choose from as most of the contenders are out injured.

  • Comment 58, posted at 19.04.14 13:19:40 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 55) : Yes, he’s back to the form, which made him a Bok.

  • Comment 59, posted at 19.04.14 13:20:16 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 58) : True.

  • Comment 60, posted at 19.04.14 13:20:42 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Do nearly got the perfect result!

  • Comment 61, posted at 19.04.14 13:21:17 by Seth101 Reply
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  • And that’s all she wrote. Bulls lose 19-12 but can’t help to feel Bulls could have beaten the Tahs if they only made less mistakes on attack.

  • Comment 62, posted at 19.04.14 13:22:33 by JD Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 61) : yes but think the Bulls did not help themselves with all the mistakes.

  • Comment 63, posted at 19.04.14 13:24:08 by JD Reply
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  • Now for the big one!!! Sharks can move 13 points ahead of Bulls with a game less played. If Stormers then beat the Lions the Sharks would really be in command of SA log.

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  • On the Cell C Community Cup Roses United leading 36-31 Old Selbornians

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