Western Province (and the Stormers) continued their dominance over the Bulls on Friday evening after they edged their hosts at Loftus Versfeld 41-33 in an exciting and vastly entertaining spherical two Currie Cup conflict.
Whereas Western Province solely scored 4 tries to the 5 by the Bulls, visiting No 10 Kade Wolhuter was glorious kicking to objective and he slotted three conversions, 5 penalties and he scored a attempt for a private haul of 26 factors.
It was a second win on the trot for Western Province, who opened their Currie Cup marketing campaign with a win in opposition to the Lions final weekend, additionally away from house.
And for the Bulls, it was a second straight defeat after they had been crushed first-up by the Pumas final Sunday.
The Stormers (WP) additionally not too long ago beat the Bulls in two United Rugby Championship video games.
The Bulls although, whereas crushed on the evening, might be happy with many facets of their play. They performed with depth and starvation and a few of their dealing with was top-notch. In addition they carried out effectively up entrance and within the set-pieces.
Director of Rugby on the Bulls Jake White and Currie Cup coach Edgar Marutlulle received’t have an excessive amount of to moan about, besides maybe the poor self-discipline at instances in addition to some detached tackling.
As for the guests, they had been once more worthy winners. They delivered a sound all-round recreation, even when they missed a number of tackles, whereas they scored some fantastic tries.
Wolhuter steps up
The house staff led 19-18 on the break after a ding-dong first half with tries scored by Sbu Nkosi, Cornal Hendricks and Zak Burger, whereas the guests crossed via Paul de Moist and Wolhuter.
Western Province rapidly cancelled out the Bulls’ lead firstly of the second half when Ruhan Nel went over, however two fast tries by the Bulls, by Johan Grobbelaar and Francois Klopper, noticed the house staff edge right into a 33-25 lead.
However, with a bit greater than 1 / 4 of the match remaining, a surprising attempt by Clayton Blommetjies, after a chic off-load by Jean-Luc du Plessis within the build-up, and three late penalties by Wolhuter, received Western Province over the road.