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Bulls beat Brumbies in Pretoria

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Article Published: Saturday 21 April 2012|

The last three matches between the Bulls and the Brumbies have been won by the team that was playing at home.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off. The teams are on the field.
Morne Steyn kicks off and we are underway.
1.00: From the kick off Michael Hooper is caught offside so Morne Steyn gets a shot at goal. He nails it. The Bulls lead.
5.00: The Bulls go through the phases as they attack but the Brumbies stand fast in their defence.  
6.00: Penalty to the Bulls. Morne Steyn takes the kick and predictably nails it.
9.00: The Brumbies spin the ball out to the wing and they get the ball to Henry Speight who steps inside two Bulls tacklers and scores the first TRY!!
10.00: Christian Lealiifano takes the conversion kick and just misses.
12.00: Wow. The Brumbies spin the ball out from the back of the scrum Lealiifano creates the overlap and passes the ball to Jesse Mogg who flies off and scores the second TRY!! Brumbies are playing with style. The try was almost in the exact same spot as before.
14.00: Lealiifano takes the conversion and misses. Bulls chasers probably put him off a bit.
16.00: The Bulls hit back by running at the Brumbies. They get Wilhelm Steenkamp over the line but he might have been held up. We go upstair to check. No try but we go back for a penalty - taking the man out.
17.00: Steyn will take the kick for posts. He nails it.
21.00: Bulls contestable possession after 20 minutes is 63%. Brumbies territory is 41%.
23.00; Akhona Ndungane enjoys an excellent run through the Brumbies but eventually gets caught. The Bulls recycle and get the ball out to Bjorn Basson who scores the Bulls first TRY!
24.00: Morne Steyn adds the conversion.
27.00: Penalty to the Brumbies. Lealiifano will kick for posts. He nails it.
31.00: Scrum penalty for the Bulls. They run the ball and get to the Brumbies 25. Hooper drives Pierre Spies back at least 5m in the tackle but the Bulls retain possession and keep the ball alive. The Brumbies concede a penalty for offside.
33.00: Steyn kicks for posts from around 42 m out. He nails it again. Thats five from five.
35.00: The Brumbies win a penalty for offside after some great work by Michael Hooper. Jesse Mogg will kick as it over 45 m out.
36.00: Mogg's kick goes well wide.
38.00: The Brumbies win a line out as Chilliboy overthrows the ball. The Brumbies get the ball to their backs who attack. Scott Fardy however goes offside at the ruck so Steyn clears the ball.
40.00: The siren goes but the Bulls play on. The Brumbies knock on and the Bulls pounce. The Brumbies however turn it over and they get pushed out. It's half time.

The half time score was Bulls 19 Brumbies 13

The second half is underway.
42.00: The Bulls are on attack and as they get the advantage Steyn goes for the drop goal and nails it.
43.00: The Brumbies lose their captain Ben Mowen. He leaves the field with either a neck or back injury.
46.00: Brumbies get blown up for not binding so Steyn takes another penalty kick at goal. He nails it.
48.00: Bulls lose another line out as the Brumbies steal the ball but can't do much with it. Tevita Kuridrani comes on for the Brumbies.  
50.00: Penalty to the Bulls again. Steyn takes the kick but misses.
55.00: Brumbies going through the phases they get to eight phases and then Lealiifano goes for the drop goal. He misses.
57.00: There is a weird moment and mix up as Morne Steyn appears to knock on, everyone stops but not  CJ Stander who races down the line and scores in the corner. The try is awarded and the knock on is forgotten.
59.00: Morne Steyn takes the conversion kick and misses as 25578 fans watch on in the stands.
61.00: Penalty again to the Bulls. Steyn takes the kick from 53 m out. He nails it. HUGE kick.
64.00: Jacques Potgieter concedesa  penalty so the Brumbies kick for touch.
65.00: Very strange feel to this Bulls game. Referee Marius Joncker missing knocks ons and forward passes.
67.00: Brumbies starting to attack a bit more but they are held back. They do however win a penalty. They kick for touch.
68.00: The Brumbies win a line out and Andrew Smith slices through the Bulls defence and scores under the posts.
69.00: Christian Lealiifano takes the conversion and nails it.
72.00: Yet another penalty for the Bulls. Steyn takes the shot from 26m out. He nails it.
73.00: The Brumbies attack again and Henry Speight dives over the line and drops it milliseconds before he could have scored.
75.00: The Brumbies are not giving up at all as Ian Prior scores the bonus point TRY.
77.00: Lealiifano adds the conversion.
79.00: The Brumbies just don't give up as Anthony Hegarty scores the Brumbies another bonus point as they will finish within 7 points.
Lealiifano adds the conversion.
The final score is Bulls 36 (19) Brumbies 34 (13)

Tries - B Basson, CJ Stander
Pen - M Steyn 6
Con - M Steyn 
Drop - M Steyn
Cards -

Tries - H Speight, J Mogg, A Smith, I Prior, A Hegarty
Pen - C. Lealiifano
Con - C Lealiifano 2
Drop -
Cards -

Match Officials
Marius Jonker
Assistant Ref 1:Lourens van der Merwe
Assistant Ref 2:Stefan Breytenbach
TMO:Johann Meuwesen



Zane Kirchner, Akona Ndungane, JJ Engelbrecht, Wynand Olivier, Bjorn Basson, Morné Steyn, Francois Hougaard, Pierre Spies (c), Jacques Potgieter, CJ Stander, Juandre Kruger, Wilhelm Steenkamp, Werner Kruger, Chiliboy Ralepelle, Dawie Steyn.

Replacements: Bongi Mbonambi, Frik Kirsten, Gerrit-Jan van Velze, Arno Botha, Jano Vermaak, Louis Fouché, Johann Sadie.


1. Ben Alexander,2. Stephen Moore,3. Dan Palmer,4. Scott Fardy,5. Sam Carter,6. Ben Mowen (c),7. Michael Hooper,8. Fotu Auelua,9. Nic White,10. Christian Lealiifano,11. Joe Tomane,12. Pat McCabe,13. Andrew Smith,14. Henry Speight,15. Jesse Mogg

Replacements:16. Anthony Hegarty,17. Ruaidhri Murphy,18. Peter Kimlin ,19. Ita Vaea,20. Ian Prior,21. Robbie Coleman ,22. Tevita Kuridrani

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