Bulls kill Brumbies play off dream


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Who knows what is going on with the Bulls. Players are doing their best to get out of the Bulls team and others are turning down enormous amounts of money to get into the Bulls team. At the start of the tournament they get railroaded by the Crusaders and the Hurricanes and then they go and beat the second placed Waratahs.



Friday May 9
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Bulls vs Brumbies in Pretoria
Steve Walsh (New Zealand)
Assistant Referee: Vinny Munro (New Zealand), Craig Joubert (South Africa)
TMO: Johann Meuwesen (South Africa)
Assessor: Dennis Immelman (South Africa)
Head-to-Head: Played 12, Brumbies 8, Bulls 4
In Pretoria: Played 6, Bulls 3, Brumbies 3
Last season: Round 5, March 3 2007: Bulls 19-7 Brumbies at Canberra Stadium, Canberra


Match Detail


0.00: We are waiting for the kick off.


3.00: The Bulls scored the first points of the match as JP Nel sold George Smith a dummy allowing him to run in the first try of the match.


4.00: Morne Steyn sliced the conversion.


11.00: The Brumbies gave a penalty away so Morne Steyn took the kick and slotted it for the Bulls. 


19.00: The Bulls gave away a penalty so Stirling Mortlock took the kick but missed it.


20.00: The Brumbies immediately went on the attack and Zane Kirchner puts in a spear tackle but the Brumbies get the ball out and run in to score their first try. Alister Campbell is the try scorer.


Kirchner gets some attention and then gets a yellow card for the tackle.


20.00: Stirling Mortlock converts the try.


23.00: The Bulls fire straight back and run the ball up to the line. TMO Johann Meuwesen rules that the try should be given even though Mortlock points out to Steve Walsh the laws. Wikus van Heerden is nevertheless awarded the try.


23.00: Morne Steyn slots the conversion. – The Bulls are still a man down.


 28.00: The Bulls give away a succession of free kicks and then they give away a penalty for a professional knock down as Kirchner comes back on.


31.00: The Brumbies run it and the Bulls again give away another penalty.


32.00: Derick Ku’n is given a yellow card. Stirling Mortlock slots the penalty.


38.00: The Brumbies give away a penalty so Morne Steyn has a shot at goal and slots it.


39.00: The Brumbies use the ball well swinging it through their players but Piere Spies drives out the Brumbies winger.


40.10: The siren goes for half time. There is a scrum and the Brumbies steal it and somehow Habana gets in and runs it out saving a try.


Half time.


The half time Score is Bulls 18 Brumbies 10


The second half is underway.


50.00: After an intense start to the second half the Brumbies give away a penalty. Morne Steyn takes the kick and slots it.


53.00: Wynand Olivier sells a dummy and accelerates through and past Mortlock and runs in the Bulls third try.


54.00: Morne Steyn slots the conversion.


The Bulls are now in the hunt for a bonus point try.


60.00: The Bulls send the ball out to Pierr Spies on the wing and he breaks five tackles but his pass goes to ground.


62.00: JP Nel gets off VERY luckily as he gets away with a swinging arm high tackle on Adam Ashley Cooper. Only a penalty is awarded.


65.00: George Smith sells a dummy to the Bulls and passes to Peter Kimlin who scores the Brumbies second try.


65.00: Stirling Mortlock slots the conversion.


66.00: The Brumbies immediately give a penalty away for obstruction and the Bulls use the penalty to work the ball up to the line.


67.00: A penalty is given away and the Bulls go for the lineout. The Bulls lose it and give a penalty away.


74.00: Fourie du Preez makes a break for the line but loses the ball on the line and it goes goes forward just before Bandise Maku pounces on it.


80.00: The siren goes for full time.  The Bulls remain on attack but the Brumbies steal it and run it.


81.00: Habana gets the ball and is open but he is called back for a penalty.The Brumbies run the penalty. They kick it up and Kirchner kicks it out.


The full time score is  Bulls 28 Brumbies 17


Full report to follow.





Tries – JP Nel ,Wikus van Heerden, Wynand Olivier
Pen – Morne Steyn (3)
Con – Morne Steyn (2)
Cards – Zane Kirchner 20 (yellow) ,Derick Ku’n 32 (yellow)



Tries – Alister Campbell,Peter Kimlin
Pen – Stirling Mortlock
Con – Stirling Mortlock (2)





Zane Kirchner; Akona Ndungane, JP Nel, Wynand Olivier, Bryan Habana; Morn’ Steyn, Fourie du Preez (captain); Pierre Spies, Wikus van Heerden, Deon Stegmann, Wilhelm Steenkamp, Bakkies Botha, Werner Kruger, Derick Ku’n, Gurthro Steenkamp.

Reserves: Bandise Maku, Rayno Gerber, Jaco Engels, Danie Rossouw, Francois Hougaard, Burton Francis, Pedrie Wannenburg.


Nic Henderson, John Ulugia , Guy Shepherdson ,Alister Campbell ,Mark Chisholm, Mitchell Chapman , George Smith , Stephen Hoiles , Joshua Holmes , Christian Lealiifano , Afusipa Taumoepeau , Tyrone Smith , Stirling Mortlock (c) ,Adam Ashley-Cooper , Mark Gerrard.

Reserves : TBA

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