Highlanders hammered by Bulls



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The Bulls did some plain talking this week and had a good look at themselves. They will be looking for a win to save face in front of their home fans after last week’s hammering against the Hurricanes.

Saturday April 19
Venue: Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
Referee: Paul Marks (Australia)
Touch judges: Geoff Acton (Australia), Willie Roos (South Africa)
Television match official: Michael Cupido (South Africa)
Assessor: Stuart Beissel (New Zealand),
Performance Auditor: Arrie Schoonwinkel (South Africa)
Head-to-Head: Played 12, Highlanders 7, Bulls 3, Drawn 1
In Pretoria: Played 6, Bulls 2, Highlanders 3, Drawn 1
Last season: Round 8, March 24 2007: Bulls 22-13 Highlanders at Carisbrook, Dunedin


Match details


0.00: We are waiting for the kick off.


2.00: The Bulls took the lead early on as Morne Steyn kicked a penalty.


5.00: The Bulls scored the first try of the match as Zane Kirchner dotted the ball down.


8.00: Morne Steyn kicked another penalty.


17.00: Morne Steyn kicks another penalty.


19.00: Akona Ndungane scores the Bulls second try.


21.00: Morne Steyn converts the try.


28.00: The Highlanders get on the board as James Wilson kicks a penalty.


31.00: Fetu’u Vainikolo is sent to the bin for a dangeorus tackle on Akona Ndungane.


38.00: The Bulls score their third try as Zane Kirchner runs over for his second.


39.00: Morne Steyn converts the try.


40.00: The siren goes for half time.


The half time score was Bulls 28 Highlanders 3


45.00: The Bulls opened the second half with a bonus point try from  JP Nel which was converted by Morne Steyn.


62.00: The Highlanders score their first try as Chris King is driven over the line by his forwards.


63.00: James Wilson converted the try.


65.00: Danie Rossouw is sent to the bin for killing the ball.


 71:00 The Highlanders are getting right back into this match as the Bulls rest on their laurels and Tom Donnelly dives over to score for the Highlanders under the posts.


71.00: James Wilson converted the try.


74.00: The Bulls fire straight back as Pedrie Wannenburg scores the Bulls fifth try.


74.00: Morne Steyn converts the try.


76.00: Akona Ndungane scores his second and the Bulls sixth try.


77.00: Morne Steyn misses the conversion.


80.12: The siren goes for full time.


The final score is Bulls 47 Highlanders 17





Tries –  Zane Kirchner (2), Akona Ndungane (2), JP Nel,Pedrie Wannenburg

Pen – Morne Steyn (3)

Con – Morne Steyn (4)
Cards – Danie Rossouw (yellow)



Tries – Chris King, Tom Donnelly

Pen – James Wilson

Con – James Wilson (2)

Cards – Fetu’u Vainikolo (yellow)




15-1- Zane Kirchner, Akona Ndungane, JP Nel, Wynand Olivier, Bryan Habana, Morne Steyn, Heini Adams, Pierre Spies, Wikus van Heerden (c), Deon Stegmann, Wilhelm Steenkamp, Bakkies Botha, Werner Kruger, Derick Kuun, Gurthro Steenkamp.

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


15. Paul Williams ,14. Matt Saunders ,13. Niva Ta’auso,12. Johnny Leota,11. Fetu’u Vainikolo,10. James Wilson,9. Jimmy Cowan ( vc ),8. Steven Setephano ,7. Alando Soakai,6. Craig Newby ( c ),5. Tom Donnelly,4. Hoani MacDonald,3. Clint Newland,2. Jason Macdonald,1. Jamie Mackintosh

Reserves:16. David Hall,17. Chris King,18. Hayden Triggs,19. Tim Boys,20. Toby Morland,21. Daniel Bowden,22. Brett Mather.



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