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Bulls beat Brumbies in Pretoria

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Article Published: Thursday 22 May 2014|

Out of the last five Super Rugby matches between the Pretoria based Bulls and the Canberra based Brumbies the Canberra side have won three and lost two.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.

The Brumbies kick off and we are underway.

1.00: The Brumbies make an explosive start looking to run the ball at pace. The Bulls however hold them and defend their attacks.  

3.00: The Brumbies concede a penalty so Jacques Louis Potgieter will kick for posts.

4.00: Potgieter takes the shot but misses. Short.

6.00: The Bulls work the ball into the Brumbies 22 and then when they get frustrated by the Brumbies defence Potgieter goes for a drop goal but misses.

8.00: The Bulls win a line out and spread the ball wide to the backs. They double up a couple of passes and Jan Serfontein goes over to score. TRY!

9.00: Potgieter takes the kick and nails it.

12.00: Penalty to the Bulls from the scrum.

13.00: Potgieter takes the shot and this one he nails.

16.00: Victor Matfield calls the Bulls line out but the ball goes beyond him. The Bulls call for interference and they win a line out. They kick for touch with the penalty.

17.00: The Bulls win the line out and Jan Serfontein makes a break but the Brumbies stop him short of the line. The Brumbies press them back but concede a penalty.

18.00: Potgieter takes the kick and nails it.

20.00: The Brumbies make a mess of their line out (not straight) so we have a scrum to the Bulls.

21.00: The Bulls concede a penalty at the scrum so the Brumbies will kick for posts. Lealiifano will kick for posts.

22.00: Lealiffano takes the shot and nails it. The Brumbies are on the board.

24.00: The Bulls win a line out again and they go through the hands and this time Jan Serfontein slips a pass off to Jono Ross who goes in to score the second TRY!

25.00: Potgieter adds the conversion.

28.00: Penalty to the Brumbies. They kick for touch and the line out. The line out is however not straight so the Bulls have a scrum.

32.00: Ndungane kicks to Mogg. Mogg kicks to Visser. Viser kicks back Basson chases but there is a knock on.

35.00: Penalty to the Brumbies. Lealiifano takes the shot and nails it.

39.00: Another penalty to the Bulls. Potgieter lines up the kick on the half way line. He nails it.

40.10: The siren sounds for half time. The Brumbies have the ball and look to attack.

41.00: The Bulls rip the ball out at the tackle and the ball is lost forward.

It's half time.

The half time score was Bulls 23 Brumbies 6 

The Bulls kick off and we are underway.

41.00: The Bulls make a strong start but the whistle goes for a high tackle and the Bulls have a penalty. Toomua on JJ Englbrecht. The TMO has a look and Craig Joubert issues him a yellow card. Potgieter takes the penalty kick and nails it.

43.00: The Bulls get an intercept pass and Bjorn Basson races down the wing and scores - his first try of the season. TRY!

44.00:Potgieter takes the conversion kick but misses.

46.00: The Brumbies attack through the middle and then kick and chase. Mogg gets to the ball first but misses it and Serfontein gets a foot to the ball and the Bulls take the ball over the tryline. The Brumbies have a 5m scrum.

47.00: The Brumbies win the scrum and pass straight to Henry Speight who slips through the Bulls and scores his first TRY of the season.

48.00: Lealiifano adds the conversion.

50.00: The Bulls win a penalty from the scrum. They take it quickly and attack the line. Referee Joubert allows the Bulls to play but they are pushed wide. When the Bulls can't get over they are called back to take the penalty again. Potgieter takes the kick for posts and nails it.

55.00: The Bulls are playing the game in the Brumbies half. The Brumbies are having to defend.

57.00: The Brumbies are getting a little more ball. They work the ball up to the half way line and referee Joubert awards the Bulls a penalty. Potgieter will kick for posts.

59.00: Potgieter takes the kick but misses.

60.00: A Brumbies and a Bulls player go for the ball in the air. Visser gets the ball and loses it. The Bulls get a penalty.

61.00: Potgieter takes the kick and slots this one.

64.00: Potgieter comes off for the Bulls. Handre Pollard comes on.

67.00: The Brumbies win a line out and they get the ball out to Speight. He takes out three players with his pace and power, the Brumbies keep the ball alive and change sides. Four or five players combine to get Pat McCabe in the corner, he passes to no one but Hattingh gets to the ball and knocks it back, Ben Mowen pounces on the loose ball and scores. TRY!

68.00: The conversion is missed.

71.00: The Brumbies are trying to play rugby more now. They go through the hands but Toomua knocks on.

72.00: JJ Engelbrecht shows his football skills as he kicks and chases the ball but it goes into touch in the Brumbies 22.

73.00: The Bulls win a penalty and Josh Mann-Rea is yellow carded for coming in from the side. The Bulls kick for touch and the line out.

74.00: The Bulls win the line out and drive over the line using the maul. Jono Ross goes over to score the bonus point TRY but stays down.

75.00: Handre Pollard slots the conversion.  Ross comes off.

76.00: Jesse Mogg makes a break down the middle of the field - as he starts to get some pace his knee knocks the ball out of his hand.

78.00: Another penalty to the Bulls. They kick for touch. They win the line out and attack. The Brumbies turn the ball over and kick it upfield. The Bulls lose control of the ball and the Brumbies - Tevita Kuridrani  - pounce on it TRY!

79.00: The conversion is missed.

80.00:The siren sounds but the ball is lost. That's it. the Bulls win.

The full time score is Bulls 44 (23) Brumbies 23 (6)


Tries - J. Serfontein, J.Ross 2, B.Basson
Pen - JL.Potgieter 6
Con - JL.Potgieter 2, H.Pollard
Drop -
Cards -

Tries - H.Speight, B.Mowen, T. Kuridrani
Pen - C.Lealiifano 2
Con - C.Lealiifano
Drop -
Cards - M.Toomua (41st min yellow), J. Mann-Rea (73rd min yellow)

Match Officials
Craig Joubert
Assistant Ref 1: Jaco Peyper.
Assistant Ref 2: Cobus Wessels
TMO: Johan Greeff.



Jurgen Visser, Akona Ndungane, JJ Engelbrecht, Jan Serfontein, Bjorn Basson, Jacques-Louis Potgieter, Francois Hougaard, Grant Hattingh, Jacques du Plessis, Jono Ross, Victor Matfield, Flip van der Merwe (c), Werner Kruger, Callie Visagie, Dean Greyling

Replacements: Bongo Mbonambi, Morne Mellett, Marcel van der Merwe, Paul Willemse, Jacques Engelbrecht, Piet van Zyl, Handre Pollard, Ulrich Beyers.


1. Scott Sio , 2. Stephen Moore , 3. Ben Alexander , 4. Leon Power , 5. Sam Carter , 6. Scott Fardy , 7. Jarrad Butler , 8. Ben Mowen (c) , 9. Nic White , 10. Matt Toomua , 11. Robbie Coleman , 12. Christian Lealiifano , 13. Tevita Kuridrani , 14. Henry Speight , 15. Jesse Mogg

Replacements:16. Josh Mann-Rea , 17. Ruan Smith , 18. JP Smith , 19. Fotu Auelua , 20. Jordan Smiler , 21. Conrad Hoffmann , 22. Andrew Smith , 23. Pat McCabe

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