Super Rugby

Bulls beat Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth




The final match of Super Rugby Rd.7 is in Port Elizabeth where the Southern Kings host the Bulls in the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.

In the meantime why not have a look at the match preview.

The match is underway. The ball goes almost straight into touch.

1.00: The Kings win their line out and after a couple of phases they kick for touch.

2.00: The Bulls boot the ball back and into touch.

4.00: The Kings run the ball from their half into the Bulls half. They boot the ball behind the Bulls and Jamba Ulengo has to turn and chase. The ball goes into touch.

7.00: The Bulls win a penalty and the kick upfield. The Bulls win the line out and attack on the Kings 22m line.

8.00: Adriaan Strauss goes off his feet at the breakdown. Penalty to the Kings. Fouche kicks for touch and finds it in the corner.

11.00: Another penalty to the Kings.  Lappies Labuschagne is caught offside. Fouche will kick for posts.

12.00: Fouche takes the shot and nails it. Kings lead.

15.00: Jurgen Visser tries to clear a ball but Jan Serfontein charges it down and chases and dribbles the ball ahead. He dives on it and scores. TRY!

16.00: Schoeman takes the conversion kick but it goes across the face of the posts.

21.00: The Bulls attack and the Kings run out of defenders out wide and the Bulls score. Jamba Ulengo.  TRY!

22.00: Schoeman misses the conversion again.

25.00: The TMO comes in to report a neck roll by Lukhanyo Am. Its only a penalty. The Bulls kick for touch.

26.00: The Bulls move the ball wide from a ruck, they get to the middle of the field and SP Marais slips through and scores against his former team. TRY!

27.00: Tian Schoeman slots this conversion.

32.00: The Bulls have the ball on attack. SP Marais runs at the Kings but Louis Fouche flattens him in a tackle. The Bulls recycle but they knock on and the Kings have a scrum.

36.00: Penalty to the Kings. Louis Fouche takes the strike and nails it.

39.00: Penalty to the Bulls. The siren sounds and they kick to the corner for the line out.

41.00: The Bulls win the line out, the Kings steak the ball at the breakdown and run for the line. Edgar Marutlulle charges for the line but he is stopped short. The Kings keep the ball alive but the whistle goes. RG Snyman is yellow carded for cynical play. Kings choose the scrum as the they have an extra man in the forwards.

42.00: The Kings win the scrum. The ball comes out but its messy. They attack on the 5m line. Penalty to the Kings again. They want another scrum.

44.00: The Kings put the ball into the scrum. It comes out the back but the scrum collapses. They get the ball out and Fouche knocks the ball on under the posts. The Kings have yet another scrum penalty. Marcel van der Merwe collapsing. The Bulls are on a warning.

45.00: The Kings win the scrum again. Its a mess though. They pick and drive. Van der Merwe is offside so again the Kings have a penalty and Van der Merwe is yellow carded.

47.00: The Kings choose another scrum with the penalty. They win the scrum and move the ball to the backs, Jurgen Visser goes over but is held up.  Two forwards in the bin but the Kings go to the backs. Madness. The TMO is called on to check if the try is scored. Travis Ismael holds Visser up. No try.

It’s half time after 48.08 minutes.

The half time score is Southern Kings 6 Bulls 17

The Bulls kick off and the second half is underway.

42.00: The Bulls attack the Kings in their half but they lose the ball forward. Sti Sithole has to come off for the Kings just before a scrum.

45.00: The Bulls win the scrum and attack on the 22m line but when they get to the centre of the field the Bulls fail to release and concede a penalty. The Kings kick for touch.

47.00: The Bulls attack the Kings and Jamba Ulengo gets the ball after a kick and chase and he runs in the TRY! His second in the match. Bulls still with 14 players.

49.00: Schoeman takes the conversion kick he nails it.

53.00: Penalty to the Bulls for obstruction. They kick for touch. The Bulls win the line out. They attack and change sides, Serfontein makes huge ground but is caught by Malcolm Jaer. The Kings win a penalty.

58.00: The Bulls have the ball in the Kings half. They work it into the Kings 22 but then concede a penalty.

60.00: The Kings get Malcolm Jaer into space on the wing but the Bulls just manage to catch him and push him into touch. The Kings contest the line out but concede a penalty.

63.00: The Bulls win the line out and run at the Kings. After several phases the Bulls stretch the Kings and RG Snyman gallops to the line and scores.

64.00: Schoeman adds the conversion.

68.00: Jaer chips and chases down the wing and looks dangerous again. The TMO is called to see if there have been foul play as Jaer loses the ball into touch.  The ruling is that Francois Brummer tackled him early.  The Kings get a penalty and kick to the corner.

70.00: The Kings win the line out but they use truck and trailer and concede a penalty. The Bulls clear.

73.00: The Bulls are on the attack again, SP Marais chips the ball ahead and the ball bounces in his favour and he grabs the ball and scores – TRY! His second of the match.

74.00: Francois Brummer slots the conversion.

77.00: Malcolm Jaer breaks down the wing again but he is caught. The Bulls turn the ball over and kick upfield. The Kings kick it back. Everyone looks tired now.

78.00: The Bulls win the line out, they go to the backs and then cut back in. SP Marais chips behind the Kings but they get back and secure the ball.

79.00: The Kings (Fouche) kicks the ball out on the full.

80.00: The siren sounds. The Bulls play on. Brummer almost gets through but loses the ball. The Kings run the ball. They lose the ball and the Bulls kick it into Touch.

Thats it. The Bulls have won.

The full time score is Southern Kings 6 (6) Bulls 38 (17)


Southern Kings
Tries –
Pen – L.Fouche 2
Con –
Drop –
Cards –

Tries – J.Serfontein, Ulengo 2 , SP.Marais 2, RG.Snyman
Pen –
Con – T.Schoeman 2
Drop –
Cards – RG.Snyman (41st min yellow), M.Van der Merwe (46th min yellow)

Match Officials
Referee: Shuhei Kubo
Assistant Ref 1:Craig Joubert
Assistant Ref 2:Archie Sehlako
TMO :Christie du Preez


Southern Kings

15. Jurgen Visser , 14. Luzuko Vulindlu , 13. Lukhanyo Am , 12. Stefan Watermeyer , 11. Malcolm Jaer , 10. Louis Fouche , 09. James Hall , 08. Aidon Davis , 07. Stefan Willemse , 06. Chris Cloete , 05. JC Astle , 04. Steven Sykes (c) , 03. Tom Botha , 02. Edgar Marutlulle , 01. Sti Sithole

Replacements : 16. Martin Ferreira , 17. Schalk Ferreira , 18. Justin Ackerman , 19. Schalk Oelofse , 20. CJ Velleman , 21. Ntando Kebe , 22. Leighton Eksteen / JP du Plessis , Jaco van Tonder


SP Marais, Travis Ismaiel , Jesse Kriel, Jan Serfontein , Jamba Ulengo, Tian Schoeman , Piet van Zyl, Arno Botha, Jannes Kirsten, Lappies Labuschagne, RG Snyman, Jason Jenkins, Marcel van der Merwe, Adriaan Strauss (c), Trevor Nyakane.

Replacements: Bandise Maku, Pierre Schoeman, Werner Kruger, Marvin Orie, Roelof Smit, Ivan van Zyl, Francois Brummer, Dan Kriel


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