Southern Kings

Bulls beat Southern Kings in Pretoria



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South African Conference leaders the Bulls will look to cement their place in the Super Rugby play offs when they take on the Southern Kings at home in Pretoria on Saturday

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.
The Southern Kings kick off and we are underway.
2.00: the Bulls win a free kick as the Southern Kings scrum battles to complete its course.
3.00: The Bulls chip ahead and Serfontein almost gets to the ball with an open tryline but he over runs the ball. He was also in front of the kicker.
5.00: The Bulls look very threatening already. They are being patient and building a steady attack.
7.00: The Bulls attack is steady and then they stretch the Kings as Louis Fouche goes over for the first TRY!
8.00: Fouche converts his try.
12.00: Penalty to the Kings. Catrakilis takes the kick from well out and he nails it.
16.00: The Southern Kings put the Bulls under some pressure as they work the ball to the tryline. Strauss goes for the try from a ruck but loses it forward.
16.00: The Southern Kings win another penalty so Catrakilis takes the shot and nails it. Morne Steyn comes on to replace Louis Fouche due to injury.
18.00: Penalty to the Bulls. Steyn takes the kick but misses.
22.00: Plenty of problems with the scrums in this contest. Both teams battling to complete their scrums.
23.00: Morne Steyn almost gets away with scoring a try but he is called back for a penalty. Steyn takes the kick and slots it.
26.00: Kevin Buys get some help from the medics which holds up the game.
29.00: The Bulls start to build up the pressure again and this time Chiliboy Ralepelle gets into space and scores under the posts. TRY!
29.00: Steyn adds the conversion.
31.00: Akona Ndungane makes a break down the wing and he passes to Jan Serfontein who runs in the TRY! However earlier in the move Serfontein also passes to Zane Kirchner and that pass looks forward. Strangely though the TMO says there is no evidence that it was forward. The commentators also thought it was forward. Serfontein’s try stands.
32.00: Steyn adds the conversion.
33.00: The Bulls win a line out and after the line out Francois Hougaard gets the ball and slips through a gap and scores under the posts. Bonus point TRY!
34.00: Steyn adds the conversion.
38.00: The Southern Kings to look end the half on a high by working the ball down to the Bulls 22.
40.00: The Kings win a line out and drive over the line and score their first TRY! Wimpie van der Walt is the tryscorer.
41.0: Catrakilis slots the conversion. It’s half time.
The half time score was Bulls 31 Southern Kings 13
The second half is underway.
42.00: Penalty against the Bulls for illegal scrumming. Catrakilis kicks for touch.
43.00: SP Marais enjoys a great run through the Bulls defence but his pass is forward so the Bulls have a scrum.
45.00: The TMO is called in for potential foul play but there is no evidence. The game carries on.
47.00: Catrakilis kicks for touch and sets up a line out 8m out from the Bulls tryline.
51.00: The Southern Kings are enjoying their best spell in the game. They have been in the Bulls half for the last five minutes.
52.00: The Kings drive the ball to the Bulls tryline and win a penalty. They kick for touch and go for the line out.
52.00: The Kings drive over the line and Wimpie van der Walt is awarded his second TRY!
54.00: Catrakilis misses the conversion from almost in front.
57.00: Penalty to the Bulls. Morne Steyn takes the shot and slots it.
60.00: Deon Stegmann makes a break and the Bulls get the ball to Jacques Potgieter who dives over for the Bulls first try this half.
61.00: Morne Steyn adds the conversion.
65.00: The Bulls are enjoying some territory in the Kings 22 but they can’t find a gap.
70.00: The Bulls almost seem to have slowed down as they look to have the match won.
71.00: The Bulls get a line out in the Kings 22. They get a maul rolling and Deon Stegmann goes over with the ball. Try!
72.00: Steyn takes the conversion kick from almost the touchline and nails this one.
75.00: Jan Serfontein almost gets into space but the Kings defence just stops him.
78.00: The Bulls are now playing the game in the Southern Kings half and winding the clock down.
79.00: The Kings win a line out and try to run the ball from inside their half.
80.00: The siren sounds and the Kings keep the ball alive. They win a penalty.
81.00: The Kings continue to keep the ball alive. They have worked the ball from their 22 to the Bulls 22. They get to about 15m out and the Bulls turn the ball over and kick it out. That’s it.
The full time score is Bulls 48 (31) Southern Kings 18 (13)


Tries – L.Fouche, C.Ralepelle, J.Serfontein, F.Hougaard, J. Potgieter, D.Stegmann
Pen – M.Steyn 2
Con – L.Fouche, M. Steyn 5
Drop –
Cards –

Southern Kings
Tries – W. van der Walt 2
Pen – D.Catrakilis 2
Con – D.Catrakilis
Drop –
Cards –

Match Officials
: Lourens van der Merwe
Assistant Ref 1:Jaco van Heerden
Assistant Ref 2:Cobus Wessels
TMO : Gerrie Coetzee



Zane Kirchner, Akona Ndungane, Jan Serfontein, Wynand Olivier, Bjorn Basson, Louis Fouche, Francois Hougaard, Dewald Potgieter (captain), Jacques Potgieter, Deon Stegmann, Grant Hattingh, Flip van der Merwe, Werner Kruger, Chiliboy Ralepelle, Dean Greyling

Replacements: Willie Wepener, Frik Kirsten, Juandre Kruger, Jono Ross, Rudy Paige, Morne Steyn, JJ Engelbrecht.


SP Marais, Marcello Sampson, Ronnie Cooke, Andries Strauss (capt), Michael Killian, Demetri Catrakilis, Shaun Venter, Schalk Ferreira, Bandise Maku, Kevin Buys, Cornell du Preez, Darron Nell (v-capt), David Bulbring, Wimpie van der Walt, Jacques Engelbrecht.

Replacements: Grant Kemp, Hannes Franklin, Rynier Bernardo, Devin Oosthuizen, Nicolas Vergallo, George Whitehead, Shane Gates.

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