Super Rugby

Bulls beat Sunwolves in Pretoria




The fourth match in Super Rugby Rd.16 on Saturday is in Pretoria where the Bulls host the Sunwolves at Loftus Versfeld.

Match detail

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The Sunwolves kick off and the match is underway. It has to be said, attendance is very poor. Almost empty.

2.00: The Bulls look to run the ball at the Sunwolves. The Sunwolves manage to contain and slow the attacks.

3.00: The TMO is called in to review a trip after a knock on. Derek Carpenter tripped a Bulls player so the Bulls have a penalty. Francois Brummer kicks to the corner.

4.00: The Bulls win the line out but the Sunwolves turn the ball over in the maul. There is a knock on so the Sunwolves have the put in.

7.00: The Bulls chip and chase behind the Sunwolves in the Japanese 22 but the Sunwolves win the race to get the ball.

10.00: Jamba Ulengoi breaks down the wing for the Bulls and he offloads and Lappies Labuschagne scores the opening TRY!

12.00: Brummer adds the conversion.

14.00:Penalty to the Sunwolves. They will kick for posts.

14.00: Yu Tamura takes the shot and nails it. Sunwolves on the board.

17.00: Penalty to the Bulls. Brummer takes the kick and nails it.

20.00: An early shove from the Bulls wins the Sunwolves a penalty. They run the ball but the Bulls turn the ball over.

21.00: The Bulls get the ball to the 5m line and Brummer passes the ball to Labuschagne, it goes to ground but is recycled and Dries Swanepoel scores. TRY!

22.0: Brummer adds the conversion.

23.00: Penalty to the Bulls in front. Brummer will kick to the corner.

26.00: The Bulls roll the Sunwolves back into their 22. They crash into the tackles and power their way through and Jannes Kirsten scores. TRY!

28.00: Brummer adds the conversion.

30.00: The Bulls get on the front foot but as they move the ball wide it goes into touch.

31.00: The Sunwolves win a line out but as they move the ball down the line it goes to ground. The Bulls chip the ball ahead and Brummer chases and scores. TRY!

32.00: Brummer adds the conversion.

37.00: The Sunwolves are awarded a penalty. They kick for touch. Yuki Yatomi has taken a blow which pauses the match.

39.00: The Sunwolves win the line out and use the maul. They kick wide as they have an advantage but are called back for another penalty.

40.00: The Sunwolves win the line out – the siren sounds – and go through the phases on attack in the Bulls 22.

41.00: The Sunwolves go for the line but the Bulls shove them into touch. It’s half time.

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The half time score is Bulls 31 Sunwolves 3

Brummer kicks off and the second half is underway.

41.00: The Bulls start strongly as they get the ball into the Sunwolves 22. The Referee gets in the way so the Bulls will be given a scrum.

42.00: The Bulls win the scrum and go through several phases and Adriaan Strauss dives for the line and scores. TRY!

43.00: Brummer misses the conversion.

49.00: The Bulls scrum collapses and has to reset. On the second set Brummer kicks for touch but it goes to the Sunwolves who begin their counter attack.

53.00: The Sunwolves drive over the line and look to have scored but they are held up. The Bulls get a warning.

56.00: The Bulls kick the ball ahead and  Travis Ismaiel chases but he loses the ball.

59.00: The Sunwolves go though 8 phases on attack but they knock on as they get to the Bulls 22.

62.00: Penalty to the Sunwolves. They choose to kick for touch. The Sunwolves line out is poor but they retain the ball and attack on the half way line.

66.00: The Bulls look to have scored again but the TMO will check if there was a forward pass. No try.

70.00: The Sunwolves attack the Bulls in their half. They knock on and the Bulls play on.

71.00: There is a break in play as a Sunwolves player is down and will be stretchered off.

72.00: The Bulls go over for their sixth try as  Travis Ismaiel runs down the sideline and he shoves off a defender and scores. TRY

73.00: Tian Schoeman takes the conversion kick from out wide. He nails it.

77.00: The Sunwolves are fading fast. Ismaiel gets the ball and runs for the line and scores. TRY!

78.00 ;Schoeman adds the conversion for the seventh Bulls try.

79.00: Lappies Labuschagne is down getting some help from the team doctor.

80.00: The siren sounds. That’s it. The Bulls have won.

The full time score is Bulls 50 (31) Sunwolves 3 (3)


Tries – L.Labuschagne, D. Swanepoel, J.Kirsten, F.Brummer, A.Strauss, T.Ismaiel2
Pen –  F.Brummer
Con – F.Brummer 4, T.Schoeman 2
Drop –
Cards –

Tries –
Pen – Y.Tamura
Con –
Drop –
Cards –

Match Officials
Referee: Quinton Immelman
Assistant Ref 1:Jaco van Heerden
Assistant Ref 2: AJ Jacobs
TMO :Willie Vos



Jesse Kriel , Travis Ismaiel , Burger Odendaal , Dries Swanepoel ,Jamba Ulengo , Francois Brummer , Piet van Zyl, Renaldo Bothma ,Jannes Kirsten , Lappies Labuschagne , Jason Jenkins , Marvin Orie, Werner Kruger ,Adriaan Strauss (c), Pierre Schoeman.

Replacements: Jaco Visagie , Nqoba Mxoli, Marcel van der Merwe , Hanro Liebenberg /Grant Hattingh,Arno Botha , Rudy Paige, Tian Schoeman


15 Riaan Viljoen, 14. Hajime Yamashita , 13 Derek Carpenter, 12 Harumichi Tatekawa (c), 11 Yasutaka Sasakura, 10 Yu Tamura, 9.Yuki Yatomi , 8 Edward Quirk, 7 Taiyo Ando, 6 Liaki Moli, 5 Naohiro Kotaki, 4. Hitoshi Ono, 3 Shinnosuke Kakinaga, 2 Takeshi Kizu, 1 Keita Inagaki

Replacements: 16 Futoshi Mori, 17. Masataka Mikami, 18 Takuma Asahara, 19.Faatiga Lemalu , 20.Yoshiya Hosoda 21.Kaito Shigeno , 22. Mifiposeti Paea , 23 Shokei Kin

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