LIVE MATCH COVERAGE

Currie Cup

Thumb_bulls_graphic80x50 Blue Bulls

15

Thumb_griquas_graphic80x50 Griquas

9
Kick-off local time : Fri, 16 August 2013 - 19h10
Kick-off : Fri, 16 August 2013 - 19h10
Venue : Pretoria
Referee : Marius van der Westhuizen
Match status : Result
  Blue Bulls Griquas
Tries
Penalties Jurgen Visser (65min), Jurgen Visser (68min), and Jurgen Visser (77min) Francois Brummer (21min), Francois Brummer (33min), and Francois Brummer (80min)
Conversions
Penalty tries
Yellow cards
Red cards
DGs
Commentary
Minute Commentary

81

Be sure to catch our live coverage of tomorrow's Rugby Championship Tests and the Currie Cup clash in Cape Town. Good night from the rugby365 team.

80

Mnisi makes a clean break and the Blue Bulls infringe as they bring him down, so Brummer kicks a PENALTY to selvage a losing bonus point. That's FULL-TIME! The Blue Bulls come away with the win.

78

Griquas suddenly come to life only to spill the ball.

77

PENALTY! The Blue Bulls remain on the attack and win another scrum penalty. Visser, this time, makes no mistake and that should be the ball game.

74

The Blue Bulls win a penalty with a power shove. Visser to give the hosts a nine-point cushion...he misses!

70

Griquas show a sense of urgency but lose ground and concede a five-metre scrum.

68

PENALTY! Adriaanse is caught not rolling away and Visser extends the lead.

66

Cook wins a turnover penalty. He's made a big impact off the bench as the Blue Bulls begin to build momentum.

65

A kicking duel results in a Griquas line-out on halfway and it's stolen by Cook. Karemaker is penalised for offside; Visser takes over the goal-kicking and lands the PENALTY to edge the Blue Bulls ahead.

60

Griquas take it up laterally and Scheepers is muscled into touch.

57

Snyman, almost laughably, is YELLOW CARDED for not feeding the scrum straight.

56

Mnisi puts it on the toe and knocks on as he attempts to regain the ball as the crowd starts getting restless.

53

The Blue Bulls finally take the ball through 10 phases only to be penalised for side entry.

50

Side entry by Griquas give Jantjies a chance to kick at goal but he misses to the right.

47

The Blue Bulls attack from a line-out after Lobbers was pinged for offside. Griquas contest well but knock-on in the process. Paige, though, is blown up for a crooked feed.

44

Griquas are blown for truck-and-trailer after the Blue Bulls were penalised at the breakdown. Referee Van der Westhuizen has really blown this game to shreds.

42

Griquas work an overlap for Vermeulen but he spills the ball.

41

Brummer gets the second half underway! Who will build some momentum and come away with the points?

40

PENALTY! Mnisi is penalised for kicking the ball after it had gone into touch and Jantjies levels the scores. That's HALF-TIME! After an error-ridden 40 minutes, it's 6-all!

38

Prinsloo hacks the ball straight into touch from the set-piece.

36

Griquas revert to the direct play that served them so well against the Sharks last weekend but are blown up for accidental offside.

33

PENALTY! Ross is penalised for offside, allowing Brummer to kick Griquas into the lead.

31

Visser is muscled into touch after taking a well-weighted high ball.

29

The scrappy play continues as Coetzee knocks on and is plucked after just 29 minutes.

27

Beyers makes a brilliant break from the scrum and is brought down 10 metres short. The ball is recycled but lost in midfield, which allows Griquas to clear.

26

Greeff wins a textbook turnover for Griquas. Coetzee opts to kick but it goes out on the full.

24

Willemse and Du Plessis carry the Blue Bulls over the gainline before Barnes gets away with poaching one on the deck off his feet.

21

PENALTY! Schoeman runs hard and wins a penalty and this time it's Brummer from the tee and he makes no mistake.

20

Vermeulen cops a boot the head. It's been a physical first quarter.

19

Lobberts is penalised so Visser lines up an ambitious long-range kick ... it strikes and misses off the crossbar.

17

Visagie limps off after taking a knock to the leg. The Griquas backs are all offside but Jantjies' kick is wide.

13

Griquas collapse the maul and Jantjies makes no mistake with his PENALTY kick to draw first blood.

11

Visagie wins a tighthead and Griquas are blown up at the breakdown.

9

Visser's kick from just outside his 22 goes dead in goal so Griquas have excellent field position.

7

The Blue Bulls gift Scheepers another shot as they go off their feet but again his kick is wide.

6

The Blue Bulls take too long to release the ball from the driving maul and Hattingh is pointed out for a swinging arm. Scheepers steps up but pulls his kick to the left.

3

Paige's feed isn't straight so Griquas tap and go. Hattingh nearly intercepts but can't hold on and Griquas find touch.

2

Coetzee feeds the scrum prematurely so the Blue Bulls receive a free kick and will attack from the scrum.

0

Jantjies gets us underway and it's out on the full. Poor start for the Blue Bulls.

-2

It's a perfect winter's evening with hardly any wind to speak of.

-5

The Blue Bulls play host to Griquas, who’ll be looking for their second successive upset on the road while the hosts will want to win their first fixture at Loftus.
Blue Bulls
Players
15 Jurgen Visser
14 Akona Ndungane
13 JJ Engelbrecht
12 Jan Serfontein
11 Bjorn Basson
10 Handre Pollard
9 Rudi Paige
8 Jacques Engelbrecht
7 Jacques du Plessis
6 Jono Ross
5 David Bullbring
4 Paul Willemse
3 Frik Kirsten
2 Bongi Mbonambi
1 Marcel van der Merwe

Substitutes
22 Clayton Blommetjies
21 Francois Venter
20 Lohan Jacobs
19 Jean Cook
18 Grant Hattingh
17 Werner Kruger
16 Bandise Maku
Griquas
Players
15 Gouws Prinsloo
14 Willie le Roux
13 Jean Stemmet
12 Howard Mnisi
11 Rocco Jansen
10 Francois Brummer
9 Jacques Coetzee
8 Carel Greeff
7 Burger Schoeman
6 RJ Liebenberg
5 Patrick O'Brien
4 Rynhard Landman
3 Lourens Adriaanse
2 Ryno Barnes
1 Steph Roberts

Substitutes
22 Nico Scheepers
21 JP Nel
20 Marnus Hugo
19 Marnus Schoeman
18 Nick Schonert
17 Janro van Niekerk
16 Matthew Dobson