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Bulls and Sharks draw in Pretoria

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Super Rugby moves to South Africa for the final match on Friday as the Bulls host the Sharks in a rematch of the 2007 Super Rugby final.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.

0.01 : Joe Pietersen kicks off and the match is underway.

5.00: The Bulls get the first penalty of the game. Francois Brummer misses.

8.00: The Bulls win another penalty. Francois Brummer slots it and the Bulls lead.

11.00: Penalty to the Sharks from the scrum. Incidentally the Sharks are playing without numbers on their backs to there is bound to be some confusion with scoring and possible cards.

12.00: Joe Pietersen takes the penalty kick and nails it to level the scores.

14.00: Penalty to the Bulls from the scrum for not binding. They kick for touch.

16.00: The Bulls go through 5 phase but struggles to make further ground.

17.00: Francois Brummer sees the Bulls are not making ground so he goes for the drop goal and nails it.

20.00: the Bulls chip kick the ball ahead, the Sharks fail to take the ball and Bjorn Basson and Willie le Roux chase the ball but Le Roux wins it and dots the ball down behind the try line.

21.00: Free kick to the Sharks from the scrum. Pietersen kicks for touch and the line out.

26.00: The Bulls go through the phases on attack in the Sharks half. They are winning the territory battle. The Bulls press the Sharks back and then concede a penalty – not releasing. They kick for touch.

31.00: The Bulls continue to bash away at the Sharks defence. They change tactics and go to the air, JP Pietersen goes for the ball and knocks on.

32.00: The Bulls win the scrum, Brummer cuts inside and passes to Warrick Gelant who races in and scores. TRY! Andre Esterhuizen caught napping.

34.00: Brummer adds the conversion.

38.00: The Bulls put in a big shove at the scrum on the half way line but the Sharks come away with the ball and run at the Bulls.

39.00: The Sharks run at the Bulls and then kick. The Bulls go through two phases and then kick.  Penalty to the Sharks around 55m out. Pietersen will take a shot.

41.00: Pietersen takes the kick and he nails it.

It’s half time.

The half time score  was Bulls 13 Sharks 6

The Bulls kick off and the second half is underway.

42.00: Tempers flare a little but then the aggression dies down.

43.00: The Sharks go on the attack and they look likely to score as the Bulls are stretched but Gelant gets an intercept and boots the ball into touch. Saved the try.

46.00: The Bulls win a penalty from a scrum. Powerful scrum. They will kick for posts.

48.00: Brummer misses the kick.

50.00: The Sharks get the ball on attack. Willie le Roux kicks the ball upfield and chases. The Bulls lose the ball and Le Roux dribbles the ball to the line and dives on it to score. TRY!

51.00: Pietersen adds the conversion to level the scores.

55.00: Penalty to the Sharks. Pietersen takes the kick, nails it and the Sharks lead.

58.00: The Sharks almost get in for a second try. They kick wide and high, Willie le Roux almost gets in at the corner but passes to Paul Jordaan who knocks on.

64.00: The match is an arm-wrestle with neither side really taking control of the game.  The Sharks try to boot the ball and gain territory but the Bulls boot it back and make more ground.

66.00: The Bulls work the ball into the Sharks half. They win a line out but then lose it forward in the maul.

69.00: Penalty against the Bulls from the scrum. The Sharks kick for touch and relieve some pressure.

74.00: The Bulls are trying to play the game in the Sharks half but the Sharks are keeping them pinned back.

76.00: The Sharks press the Bulls back into their 22, the Bulls turn the ball over and they kick for touch. The Sharks get the ball but lose it forward.

78.00: The Bulls have the ball on the half way line. They are going through the phases but can’t get through. The Bulls win a penalty on the half way line. They will kick for posts.

79.00: Tian Schoeman takes the kick- its big – he nails it. The scores are level.

80.00: The Sharks win a penalty, they will go for posts. The siren sounds. It will come down to a kick from in front.

Pietersen takes the kick and misses !!!! Its a draw!

The full time score is Bulls 16 (13) Sharks 16 (6)

Scorers

Bulls
Tries – W.Gelant
Pen – F.Brummer, T.Schoeman
Con – F.Brummer
Drop – F.Brummer
Cards –

Sharks
Tries – W. Le Roud
Pen – J.Pietersen 3
Con – J.Pietersen.
Drop –
Cards –

Match Officials
Referee: Glen Jackson
Assistant Ref 1:Stuart Berry
Assistant Ref 2:Rasta Rasivhenge
TMO :Willie Vos

Teams

Bulls

Warrick Gelant , Jamba Ulengo , Jan Serfontein , Burger Odendaal , Bjorn Basson , Francois Brummer , Rudy Paige , Arno Botha , Jannes Kirsten , Roelof Smit , Grant Hattingh, RG Snyman, Marcel van der Merwe , Adriaan Strauss (c), Trevor Nyakane .

Replacements: Jaco Visagie , Lizo Gqoboka, Hencus van Wyk, Jason Jenkins , Nic de Jager , Piet van Zyl , Tian Schoeman, Jesse Kriel.

Sharks

15. Willie le Roux , 14. JP Pietersen , 13. Paul Jordaan , 12. Andre Esterhuizen , 11. Lwazi Mvovo , 10. Joe Pietersen , 9. Michael Claassens , 8. Daniel du Preez , 7. Philip van der Walt , 6. Marcell Coetzee , 5. Stephan Lewies , 4. Etienne Oosthuizen , 3. Lourens Adriaanse , 2. Kyle Cooper , 1. Tendai Mtawarira (C)

Replacements , 16. Franco Marais , 17. Juan Schoeman , 18. Coenie Oosthuizen , 19. Hyron Andrews , 20. Keegan Daniel , 21. Cobus Reinach , 22. Garth April , 23. Odwa Ndungane

 

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