The Bulldogs scored a huge surprise in Witbank on Friday night when they beat the Pumas 27-23 in their backyard to secure their first points in the First Division.
Bulldogs inside centre John Taljaardt shut the home crowd up with the winning try to shut the locals up on a cold Witbank night. The Pumas undoubtedly underestimated the visitors and didn’t field all their first choice players and it boomeranged big time.
Inside centre John Taljaardt scored all Borders tries with a hat-trick he will cherish for long with flyhalf Stuart Hudson adding 10 punts with the boot.
Taljaardt converted one of his own tries. The Pumas only managed two tries, one by fullback Jiffy Lamprecht and one by lock Johann van Heerden.
Tries: John Taljaardt (3).
Conversions: Taljaardt, Stuart Hudson (2).
Penalties: Hudson (2).
Tries: Jiffy Lamprecht, Johann van Heerden.
Conversions: Tiaan Marx (2).
Penalties: Marx (3).
Sapa – CurrieCupRugby.com