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The Pumas win the ball back at the breakdown. They earn themselves a penalty and kick the ball into touch as the hooter goes.
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Van Zyl and van Staden work together to nullify the Pumas attack and win a penalty for not releasing the ball. The Bulls set up a lineout for themselves. This is an end-to-end game at present.
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The Bulls set up another attacking lineout and work the ball quickly to Embrose Papier, whose inside pass doesn't go to hand. It's been a scrappy second half, but the clock is ticking down and the Bulls nearly have the win in the bag. They all but certainly have the title in the bag.
72'
The Bulls turn defence into attack and set up the driving maul, but the Pumas win the turnover.
69'
The Bulls lose the ball forward as they go up for the lineout and the Pumas have an attacking scrum.
66'
The Bulls win a free-kick at scrum-time. Smith hoofs it into Pumas territory and they run it back at the Bulls.
62'
The Bulls have made a couple of vital lineout steals in the last few minutes. Perhaps momentum is swinging towards them again.
58'
Barrett-Theron awards a short-arm penalty to the Pumas at a scrum in midfield. She is unhappy with the way the forwards have been binding.
55'
The Bulls look to hit the Pumas on the counter, but Ismaiel loses the ball forward in the tackle.
52'
The Pumas have been far better in the second half than they were in the first and the Bulls are struggling somewhat to keep them at bay.
49'
Boshoff is unable to convert so the score remains at 21-5.
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TRY, PUMAS, VAN SCHOOR! 21-5: The Pumas forwards force their way over and van Schoor goes over the try-line!
44'
The Pumas are looking to break through the Bulls defence. They have the advantage inside the 22 of the hosts.
44'
Boshoff kicks through and chases, but David Kriel beats him to the ball.
41'
Boshoff gets the second half underway for the Pumas, who have a mountain to climb.
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HALF-TIME: BULLS 21-0 PUMAS. The champions-elect have been utterly dominant so far and lead three converted tries to nothing. Tries have come through Arendse, Smith and van Zyl. Stay with us for the second half.
39'
A knee on the ground sees the Bulls penalised in the scrum this time. The Pumas survive the spell of pressure this time.
37'
The Bulls look to scrum their way over and they win themselves a penalty. The penalty count is really stacking against the Pumas.
34'
The Pumas are penalised from a scrum on their own put-in and the pressure is piled on once again from the Bulls forwards.
29'
The Bulls are on the attack again, looking to force their way through the defence. They have the penalty advantage for offside yet again.
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CONVERSION, BULLS, SMITH! 21-0: Smith adds the extras to extend the Bulls' lead.
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TRY, BULLS, VAN ZYL! 19-0: van Zyl spots a gap in the defence and goes on his own instead of passing this time. Great work and he gets the try!
23'
The Bulls force the penalty from a scrum and set up the attacking lineout. Their forwards are so dominant.
20'
The Pumas concede a penalty for not releasing the ball. Great work from van Staden to win that for the Bulls.
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CONVERSION, BULLS, SMITH! 14-0: Smith pops the conversion over and the Bulls are 14 to the good already.
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TRY, BULLS, SMITH! 12-0: The Pumas sack the lineout maul, but the Bulls work the ball to Smith, who drives over for the try!
16'
The Bulls win a penalty for a high tackle on Ismaiel. They turn down a shot at posts, instead kicking for the corner.
14'
Willie Engelbrecht charges over the advantage line and it takes two men to bring him down. He looks like a man with a purpose today following his father's passing.
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CONVERSION, BULLS, SMITH! 7-0: No mistake from Smith as he pops over the extra two points.
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TRY, BULLS, ARENDSE! 5-0: van Zyl goes to the short side and Arendse crashes over for the Bulls! They were piling the pressure on and it had to tell eventually!
10'
The Pumas are holding firm for the moment as the Bulls work the ball through the phases. Eventually, the Bulls win another penalty for offside and kick for the corner again.
8'
The Bulls win a penalty and set up the attacking lineout. This is a major chance to get the lineout maul moving.
6'
Good counter-rucking from the Pumas as they win a penalty under pressure, but Williams fails to find touch.
3'
The Pumas look to pin the Bulls back with a kick in behind, but David Kriel is back to call the mark.
1'
After a moment of silence to honour the passing of the father of Pumas eighthman Willie Engelbrecht, the Bulls kick the match off via Chris Smith.
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Aimee Barrett-Theron is today's referee.
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Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this Super Rugby Unlocked clash between the Bulls and the Pumas at Loftus Versfeld.
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Vodacom Bulls: 15. David Kriel, 14. Travis Ismaiel, 13. Stedman Gans, 12. Cornal Hendricks, 11. Kurt-Lee Arendse, 10. Chris Smith, 9. Ivan van Zyl, 8. Duane Vermeulen (C), 7. Arno Botha, 6. Marco van Staden, 5. Ruan Nortje, 4. Walt Steenkamp, 3. Trevor Nyakane, 2. Corniel Els, 1. Jacques van Rooyen. Replacements: 16. Joe van Zyl, 17. Gerhard Steenekamp, 18. Marcel van der Merwe, 19. Sintu Manjezi, 20. Nizaam Carr, 21. Embrose Papier, 22. Clinton Swart, 23. Marco Jansen van Vuren.
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Phakisa Pumas: 15 Devon Williams 14 Luther Obi 13 Erich Cronje 12 Wayne van der Bank 11 Etienne Taljaard 10 Theo Boshoff 9 Chriswill September 8 Willie Engelbrecht 7 Phumzile Maqondwana 6 Francois Kleinhans 5 Pieter Jansen van Vuren (captain) 4 Darrien Landsburg 3 Ruan Kramer 2 HP van Schoor 1 Morgan Naude. Replacements: 16 Marko Janse van Rensburg 17 Ig Prinsloo 18 Brandon Valentyn 19 Daniel Maartens 20 Ginter Smuts 21 Ali Mgijima 22 Tapiwa Mafura 23 Liam Hendricks.
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The Bulls will be crowned Super Rugby Unlocked champions today unless a miracle occurs. The Pumas would need to win by 43 points to deny Jake White's men the title.
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The Bulls stand on the brink of winning their fourth Super Rugby title, having won in 2007, 2009 and 2010. Of course, the other three were won under very different circumstances, but they are aiming to remain the only South African team to win any form of Super Rugby trophies.
Bulls
Pumas
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Tries
1
11' Arendse Kurt-Lee
17' Smith Chris
24' van Zyl Ivan
46' van Schoor He...
3
Conversions
0
12' Smith Chris
18' Smith Chris
25' Smith Chris
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Penalties
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0
Drop Goals
0
0
Yellow Cards
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0
Red Cards
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Squad
15
van Rooyen Jacques
Els Corniel
Nyakane Trevor
Steenkamp Walt
Nortje Ruan
van Staden Marco
Botha Arno
Vermeulen Duane
van Zyl Ivan
Smith Chris
Arendse Kurt-Lee
Hendricks Cornal
Gans Stedman
Ismaiel Travis
Kriel Daniel David
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10
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12
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15
Naude Morgan
van Schoor Hendrik
Kramer Ruan
Landsberg Darrien...
Janse van Vuren P...
Kleinhans Francois
Maqondwana Phumzile
Engelbrecht Willie
September Chriswill
Boshoff Theo
Taljaard Etienne
Bank Wayne van der
Cronje Erich
Obi Luther
Williams Devon
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Reserves
8
van Zyl Joe
Steenkamp Gerhard
van der Merwe Marcel
Manjezi Sintu
Carr Nizaam
Papier Embrose
Swart Clinton
Jansen Van Vuuren...
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van Rensburg Mark...
IG Prinsloo
Valentyn Brandon
Maartens Daniel
Smuts Ginter
Mgijima Ali
Mafura Tapiwa
Hendricks Liam