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Western Province on the other hand sit 3rd on the table, four points behind the Bulls. Victory for them could send them above the Bulls.
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The Bulls won Super Rugby Unlocked and carried their 23 points over. The Sharks took top spot last night but it can be regained with a win for the Bulls today.
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We are just over 20 minutes away from kick off in this massive North/South derby.
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When these two met in Super Rugby Unlocked the Bulls cruised to victory at Loftus - can they repeat that feat at Newlands?
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Bulls Starting Line-up: 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 Johan Grobbelaar, 1 Jacques van Rooyen. Subs: 16 Corniel Els, 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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Western Province Starting Line-up: 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Seabelo Senatla, 13 Dan du Plessis, 12 Rikus Pretorius, 11 Angelo Davids, 10 Damian Willemse, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Juarno Augustus, 7 Ernst van Rhyn, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 JD Schickerling, 4 Salmaan Moerat, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Steven Kitshoff. Subs (from): 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 Ali Vermaak, 18 Kwenzo Blose, 19 Neethling Fouche, 20 David Meihuizen, 21 Chris van Zyl, 22 Jaco Coetzee, 23 Marcel Theunissen, 24 Godlen Masimla, 25 Tim Swiel, 26 Ruhan Nel.
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Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Western Province vs Bulls Currie Cup fixture at Newlands.
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KICK OFF! 0-0. We are underway here at Newlands. It is the Bulls who kick off and Province collect in their famous blue and white stripes.
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WP can clear from their own 22 via penalty. Looked a bit harsh on the Bulls that.
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Province go wide from the line-out but there isn't enough straight running and they run out of space.
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Arendse picks up a loose ball in his own 22, beats three defenders and then kicks ahead. Unfortunately there is a knock-on on the Province 22.
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TRY! BULLS! ARENDSE! 0-5. What a beautiful try by the Bulls. Hendricks breaks the defensive line in midfield and then throws a perfect 20 meter pass to Arendse to dot down in the corner.
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Smith misses the conversion from the left-hand touchline.
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Bulls get a scrum feed on their own 22 after a forward pass by Province.
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Province will kick at goal as Bulls are caught offside at the line-out.
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PENALTY! WESTERN PROVINCE! WILLEMSE! 3-5. Willemse slots a relatively simple kick to get the hosts on the board.
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Smith kicks it about 10 meters too long from kick off and Province have a scrum on halfway. Seriously poor by the Bulls 10.
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After a bright start by the Bulls it has been all Province for the last six or seven minutes.
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Penalty to Province after a dominant scrum. Bulls are struggling at scrum time.
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Willemse misses the kick at goal. It was one you'd expect him to make.
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Willemse misses again. This time it is from 40 meters out on the angle and it drifts wide.
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Province win another penalty just inside their own half. Bulls discipline has been terrible thus far.
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Some good hands by Province should lead to a try but Gelant's pass is poor and there is a knock-on. Bulls have a scrum on their own 5m line.
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Province destroy the Bulls at the scrum once again and win a penalty.
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Bulls defend their line superbly but Province did have an advantage. How long can the Bulls keep defending?
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TRY! WESTERN PROVINCE! AUGUSTUS! 8-5. WP eventually get through the Bulls wall after 8 phases on the Bulls try-line.
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CONVERSION! WILLEMSE! 10-5. Simple kick from Willemse.
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Knock on by Willemse from the kick off and the ball is played by another Province player in an offside position. Bulls will go for three.
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Smith misses the kick at goal. After that try early on nothing has gone in the Bulls favour.
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Bulls have a great opportunity to counter but Kriel runs away from all his support and gets chucked into touch.
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Brilliant kick by Willemse puts the Bulls back in their own 22.
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HALF TIME! 10-5. Western Province have completely dominated the first half but only lead by 5. Bulls will need a huge improvement if they are to win this one.
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KICK OFF! 10-5. We are underway in the second half. The Bulls will be hoping for a far better performance, especially at scrum time, while Province need to make their dominance count.
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Bulls with the early penalty and Smith will kick for goal.
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PENALTY! BULLS! SMITH! 10-8. That is a very good kick from 45 meters on the angle by Smith.
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RED CARD for Van Rooyen and the Bulls are a man down.
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Ridiculous decision by the TMO. It is a late tackle tackle but the contact was against the shoulder, not the head. This is horrible call by the TMO.
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Province counter ruck brilliantly and turn it over. Jantjies kicks ahead but the Bulls get the line-out.
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Regardless of the horrible call, the Bulls will have to make do with 14 men now. Is there a way back for them?
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Big penalty goes the way of WP 10 meters from their own line. Bulls need a lot more cohesion in attack.
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Gans knocks the ball on and Province have a scrum on the Bulls 10m line.
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Massive defensive effort by the Bulls as they win a turnover penalty just outside their own 22.
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TRY! WESTERN PROVINCE! DAVIDS! 15-8. Bulls attack on the 22 of WP but Ruan Nel intercepts followed by a kick through. Davids gets there first to score - Nel looked offside but there is not TMO check.
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The conversion is missed by Willemse from the touchline.
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Province win another penalty at the breakdown just inside their own half.
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Bulls with a scrum on their own 22. They somehow have to carve out a try-scoring opportunity over the next 15 minutes.
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TRY! BULLS! ARENDSE! 15-13. Superb from the Bulls as they take the ball through phase after phase. It results in a overlap down their right and Arendse scores again.
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CONVERSION! SMITH! 15-15. Smith nails a tough kick to level the scores.
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TRY! WESTERN PROVINCE! VAN RHYN! 20-15. Province respond brilliantly to the Bulls try. Very similar as they go through the phases and the obvious overlap occurs as the Bulls are a man down.
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Swiel misses the conversion from the touchline.
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Kriel makes yet another terrible decision to carry the ball up and Kitzhoff wins the penalty at the ruck.
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Brilliant break by Smith who offloads to Carr to set up a ruck on WP 22. The hosts give away a penalty.
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TRY! BULLS! VAN VUUREN! 20-20. Bulls again go through phase after phase and then get an advantage. Smith puts in the cross-kick which is collected by Van Vuuren who scores.
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CONVERSION! SMITH! 20-22. What a kick by Smith. He nails this from the touchline.
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Province have a line-out on the Bulls 10m line. Can they work a penalty?
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FULL TIME! 20-22. Bulls in it after playing 30 minutes with only 14 men. Province will wonder how they lost this but the Bulls showed incredible character to come back and win this. Superb end to the game, Province will feel they should have won this one.
Western Province
Bulls
3
Tries
3
32' Augustus Juarno
61' Davids Angelo
70' Van Rhyn Ernst
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68'
77'
1
Conversions
2
32' Willemse Damian
68'
77'
1
Penalties
1
15' Willemse Damian
43'
0
Drop Goals
0
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
15
Squad
15
Kitshoff Steven
Malherbe Frans
Moerat Salmaan
Schickerling JD
Kolisi Siya
Van Rhyn Ernst
Augustus Juarno
Pretorius Rikus
Senatla Seabelo
Davids Angelo
Gelant Warrick
Willemse Damian
Mbonambi Bongi
Jantjies Herschel
du Plessis Daniel
1
3
4
5
6
7
8
12
14
14
15
15
16
21
23
van Rooyen Jacques
Grobbelaar Johan
Nyakane Trevor
Steenkamp Walt
Nortje Ruan
van Staden Marco
Botha Arno
Vermeulen Duane
van Zyl Ivan
Arendse Kurt-Lee
Hendricks Cornal
Gans Stedman
Ismaiel Travis
Kriel Daniel David
Smith Chris
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Reserves
8
Meihuizen David
Coetzee Jaco
Ntubeni Scarra
Vermaak Alistair
Fouche Johan Neet...
Blose Kwenzokuhle...
van Zyl Chris
Theunissen Marcel
5
8
16
17
18
18
19
20
van der Merwe Marcel
Papier Embrose
Els Corniel
Steenkamp Gerhard
Manjezi Sintu
Carr Nizaam
Jansen Van Vuuren...
Swart Clinton