Bulls end Waratahs winning streak



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This was a live score update. – Full report to follow.





The Bulls are coming off the bye and time will tell if they manage to maintain the form they showed against the Highlanders. What is more likely is that they won’t maintain form and that the turmoil of the Bakkies Botha saga and player exodus in the Bulls will continue their downward spiral.

Saturday May 3
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Referee: Lyndon Bray (New Zealand)
Touch judges: Brent Murray (New Zealand), Pro Legoete (South Africa)
Television match official: Michael Cupido (South Africa)
Assessor: Banks Yantolo (South Africa)
Head-to-Head: Played 13, Waratahs 8, Bulls 5
In Pretoria/Brakpan: Played 6, Bulls 4, Waratahs 2
Last season: Round 6, March 10 2007: Bulls 23-19 Waratahs at Aussie Stadium, Sydney

Match Detail


0.00 – We are waiting for the kick off.


8.00: The Waratahs scored the first points of the match when Rob Horne dived over for the first try of the game.


9.00: Kurtley Beale converted the try.


16.00: Derick Hougaard comes on for JP Nel as Steyn looks to have moved into centre in place of Nel.


17.00: Luke Burgess looks to have scored a try but loses the ball as Werner Kruger knocks it out of his hand.


19.00: Derick Hougaard takes a chance and slots a drop goal to put the Bulls on the board.


29.00: The Bulls are awarded a penalty so Morne Steyn takes the shot and slots it.


33.00: Adam Freier comes on for the Waratahs.


37.00: Rocky Elsom give away a penalty for offside so Morne Steyn takes the kick but misses.


39.00: The Waratahs are then awarded a penalty so Lote Tuqiri takes a shot at goal with his orange boots and misses.


40.00: The siren goes for half time.


The half time Score was Bulls 6 Waratahs 7


42.00: The Bulls got the perfect start to the second half as they scored a try by Derick Kuun.


43.00: Morne Steyn slotted the conversion.


49.00: The Bulls give a penalty away so Lote Tuqiri takes a shot at goal and misses by a long way again.


50.00: Fourie du Preez comes on for Francois Hougaard.


52.00: The Bulls get a warning for infringements – the next one will be a yellow they are told and a penalty is awarded to the Waratahs.


54.00: Kurtley Beale takes the penalty kick and slots it.


64.00: Kurtley Beale takes a chance and sends over a drop goal for the Waratahs to level the scores.


68.00: Phil Waugh gets some attention for blood – he looks like he has been in a boxing match.


72.00: The Bulls maul the ball to the line and then they swing the ball back to Morne Steyn who sends over a drop goal to take the lead again.


79.00: The Waratahs are pressured back into their own half. The Bulls are awarded a scrum.


79.46: The siren goes for full time.  


The full time score is Bulls 16 Waratahs 13


Full report to follow.





Tries – Derick Kuun

Pen – Morne Steyn

Con – Morne Steyn
Drop – Derick Hougaard, Morne Steyn
Cards –



Tries – Rob Horne

Pen – Kurtley Beale

Con – Kurtley Beale
Drop – Kurtley Beale

Cards –




Zane Kirchner, Akona Ndungane, JP Nel, Wynand Olivier, Bryan Habana, Morne Steyn, Francois Hougaard, Pierre Spies, Wikus van Heerden (capt.), Deon Stegmann, Wilhelm Steenkamp, Bakkies Botha, Werner Kruger, Derick Kuun, Gurthro Steenkamp.

Reserves: Bandisa Maku, Jaco Engels, Rayno Gerber, Danie Rossouw, Fourie du Preez, Derick Hougaard, Pedrie Wannenburg.


1. Benn Robinson, 2. Tatafu Polota-Nau, 3. Al Baxter, 4. Dean Mumm, 5. Dan Vickerman, 6. Rocky Elsom, 7. Phil Waugh [c], 8. Wycliff Palu, 9. Luke Burgess, 10. Kurtley Beale, 11. Lote Tuqiri, 12. Tom Carter, 13. Rob Horne, 14. Lachie Turner
15. Sam Norton-Knight
Reserves: 16. Adam Freier, 17. Matt Dunning, 18. Will Caldwel , 19. David Lyons, 20. Sekope Kepu, 21. Matt Carraro
22. Brett Sheehan



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