Rugby | Bulls mini-implosion irks Marais

Cape Town – It was very much a case of bitter/sweet for the Bulls on Saturday as they triumphed 45-25 over the Rebels at Loftus to register their first Super Rugby win of the season. 

The obvious positive was the victory as the Bulls recovered from their woeful 33-9 loss to the Stormers in week 1, but the glaring negative was that that they conceded four unanswered tries to lose a bonus point. 

At one stage, the Bulls led 42-3 having scored six tries to none, but the Rebels then clawed their way back into the contest to deny Marais’s charges a five-point haul. 

“There was 20 minutes in the second half where we just let
them back into the game. We should have had the bonus point … we should have
finished them off,” Marais said afterwards.

“It’s something we’re working on. Happy with the win but I
would have liked the five points.

gave them too much momentum with the penalties … 5 penalties in the last 20
minutes which is not a good thing.

were 42-3 ahead. We were really poor for 20 minutes in the second half. I’m not
happy about that.”

With the score at 42-20 and with the try count reading 6-3 in favour of the Bulls, skipper Adriaan Strauss somewhat surprisingly opted to have a shot at goal when the field position looked good to set up an attacking from a set piece. 

“We were stuck on that score for quite a while and it was
frustrating for us. We had a couple of opportunities to go score and we couldn’t
convert … we just wanted to get the scoreboard going again,” Strauss explained.

“There was still a
lot of time to go and get that try.”

The Bulls have a bye this weekend.

Source link

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

We are the biggest all round sports news website, serving our readers with the best sports news global

For inquiries please email

Copyright © 2015 Sport World 360. All Rights Reserved.

To Top