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Edinburgh had two players among the six tied for top try scorer in the United Rugby Championship heading into Round 4, with Darcy Graham and Ben Vellacott having touched down on three occasions.
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Bulls: David Kriel, Madosh Tambwe, Cornal Hendricks, Harold Vorster, Kurt-Lee Arendse, Chris Smith, Embrose Papier; Lizo Gqoboka, Bismarck du Plessis, Mornay Smith, Janko Swanepoel, Ruan Nortje, Marcell Coetzee (captain), Arno Botha, Muller Uys. Replacements: Schalk Erasmus, Simphiwe Matanzima, Robert Hunt, Walt Steenkamp, Elrigh Louw, Marco Jansen van Vuren, Morne Steyn, Lionel Mapoe.
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Edinburgh: Henry Immelman, Darcy Graham, Mark Bennett, James Lang, Damien Hoyland, Jaco van der Walt, Charlie Shiel; Pierre Schoeman, Stuart McInally, Luan de Bruin, Marshall Sykes, Grant Gilchrist (captain), Magnus Bradbury, Luke Crosbie, Viliame Mata. Replacements: Dave Cherry, Boan Venter, WP Nel, Pierce Phillips, Mesulame Kunavula, Connor Boyle, Ben Vellacott, James Johnstone.
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Hello and welcome to our coverage of the United Rugby Championship match between Edinburgh and the Bulls from the DAM Health Stadium.
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KICK OFF: EDINBURGH 0-0 BULLS
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KICK OFF: EDINBURGH 0-0 BULLS
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It's a kicking battle early on but Edinburgh have a scrum just inside the Bulls half to launch from.
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Edinburgh come in from the side as they try to get quick ball inside the Bulls 22.
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TRY, EDINBURGH, IMMELMAN, 5-0: Immelman is after a grubber kick and wins the race to score the first try.
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Van der Walt misses the conversion and it remains 5-0 to Edinburgh.
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It is all Edinburgh at the moment and they attack with advantage.
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A penalty allows the Bulls to set up a lineout inside the Edinburgh 22.
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The Bulls maul is stopped and they lose the ball. Edinburgh will feed a scrum
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Edinburgh get an easy exit as the Bulls concede a soft penalty.
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Edinburgh have another attacking lineout but the Bulls steal it and Smith clears to just outside their 22.
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Another lineout steal allows Du Plessis to hack a kick upfield and find touch just outside the Edinburgh 22.
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PENALTY, BULLS, SMITH, 5-3: Smith punishes Edinburgh from the tee.
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Edinburgh reject a shot at goal in favour of setting up a lineout.
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A frantic passage of play ends with a penalty to Edinburgh who might have had a try but for some great defence from the Bulls.
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PENALTY, EDINBURGH, VAN DER WALT, 8-3: Van der Walt slots a kick from straight in front.
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The Bulls are pegged in and being forced to play at a frantic pace.
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PENALTY, EDINBURGH, VAN DER WALT, 11-3: Van der Walt kicks another goal.
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PENALTY, EDINBURGH, VAN DER WALT, 14-3: Van der Walt hurts the Bulls again.
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A silly penalty given away by Du Plessis has given Edinburgh another shot at goal.
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HALF TIME: EDINBURGH 14-3 BULLS
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The Bulls can set up one final attack of the half thanks to a penalty just inside their own half.
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MATCH RESTARTED: EDINBURGH 14-3 BULLS
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Scrappy play from the Bulls allows Edinburgh to counter.
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The Bulls set up a lineout inside the Edinburgh half.
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Ill-discipline prevents the Bulls from getting on the front foot yet again and Edinburgh have an attacking lineout to restart play.
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Edinburgh destroy the Bulls scrum and win a penalty in great position.
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Lang misses the kick at goal from virtually straight in front, that's a let-off for the Bulls.
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Edinburgh spill it in contact and the Bulls have another scrum, they will want to do better in the setpiece.
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A late tackle gives the Bulls another penalty and this time they set the lineout up inside the Edinburgh 22.
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Edinburgh win the scrum time penalty and the Bulls are under all sorts of pressure.
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Edinburgh have the dominant scrum and are looking to milk that right now.
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The Bulls lineout makes up for the faltering scrum with a lineout steal that allows them to clear their lines.
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The Bulls lack ideas in attack and knock on after a handful of aimless phases.
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Edinburgh are attacking with all the verve and vigour now and the Bulls are just hanging on.
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Some pushing gives the Bulls a penalty that is marched forward ten for some afters.
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TRY, BULLS, COETZEE, 14-8: Eventually Coetzee muscles it over and this game is in for a big finish.
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CONVERSION, BULLS, STEYN 14-10: Steyn makes it a four-point game from the tee.
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PENALTY, EDINBURGH, BENNETT, 17-10: Bennett takes over the kicking duties and slots one.
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The Bulls have the attacking scrum with time running out.
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Tambwe has been criminally robbed of a try by a shocking decision from the referee. He's ruled a double movement which is a dreadful call.
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Edinburgh win a crucial late penalty, that could be it. Another borderline call goes the way of the hosts.
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FULL TIME: EDINBURGH 17-10 BULLS
Edinburgh
Bulls
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Tries
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8' Immelman Henry
70' Coetzee Marcell
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Conversions
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70' Steyn Morne
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Penalties
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29' van der Walt ...
33' van der Walt ...
36' van der Walt ...
73' Bennett Mark
21' Smith Chris
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Drop Goals
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Yellow Cards
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Red Cards
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Squad
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Schoeman Pierre
McInally Stuart
de Bruin Luan
Marshall Sykes
Gilchrist Grant
Bradbury Magnus
Crosbie Luke William
Mata Viliame
Shiel Charlie
van der Walt Jaco
Hoyland Damien
Lang James
Bennett Mark
Graham Darcy
Immelman Henry
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11
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Gqoboka Lizo
du Plessis Bismarck
Smith Mornay
Swanepoel Janko
Nortje Ruan
Coetzee Marcell
Botha Arno
Uys Muller
Papier Embrose
Smith Chris
Arendse Kurt-Lee
Vorster Harold
Hendricks Cornal
Tambwe Madosh
Kriel Daniel David
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Reserves
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Cherry Dave
Venter Boan
Nel Willem
Phillips Pierce
Kunavula Mesu
Boyle Connor
Vellacott Ben
Johnstone James
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Erasmus Schalk
Matanzima Simphiwe
Hunt Robert
Steenkamp Walt
Louw Elrigh
Jansen Van Vuuren...
Steyn Morne
Mapoe Lionel