Currie Cup

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Kick-off local time : Sat, 24 August 2013 - 17h05
Kick-off : Sat, 24 August 2013 - 17h05
Venue : Pretoria
Referee : Jonathan Kaplan
Match status : Result
  Blue Bulls Golden Lions
Tries Jurgen Visser (24min) and Francois Venter (43min) Jaco Kriel (16min), Willie Britz (50min), Derick Minnie (54min), Derick Minnie (60min), Anthony Volmink (64min), Warwick Tecklenburg (70min), and Elton Jantjies (76min)
Penalties Jurgen Visser (38min) Marnitz Boshoff (6min) and Marnitz Boshoff (40min)
Conversions Jurgen Visser (44min) Marnitz Boshoff (17min), Marnitz Boshoff (31min), Marnitz Boshoff (51min), Marnitz Boshoff (55min), Marnitz Boshoff (61min), Marnitz Boshoff (65min), Marnitz Boshoff (71min), and Marnitz Boshoff (77min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards
Red cards
Minute Commentary


It's a right old rout at Loftus as the Lions thump the Blue Bulls! Thanks for joining us and be sure to join us again at 21.10 SA time/19.10 GMT for the Test between Argentina and South Africa. See you then.


Willemse looks to score a consolation try for the Blue Bulls but Kriel thwarts his efforts as he dislodges the ball. The Blue Bulls had advantage though so they tap and go only for the Lions to turn the ball over and kick it into touch. That's FULL-TIME!


Elton Jantjies reads play beautifully and chips for an unmarked Volminck who unselfishly passes back to Jantjies who scores the TRY! Boshoff adds the CONVERSION!


Van der Merwe of all people chips ahead but the Blue Bulls field and clear as they remain stuck in their half.


Tecklenburg runs straight through from the driving maul. TRY time once again with Boshoff adding the CONVERSION!


The Lions secure a turnover penalty on the deck that puts them back in the Blue Bulls 22.


Minnie, another contender for man of the match, makes another break and offloads to Van der Linde but the prop spills the pill and concedes a penalty at the ensuing scrum.


Volmink scores an intercept TRY and Loftus is stunned in silence! He's had a fantastic game. Boshoff kicks the CONVERSION!


TRY! Elton Jantjies makes a clean break and it leads to Minnie scoring his second! Boshoff adds the CONVERSION to complete a 21-point blitz in the 10 minutes Mellett was in the bin!


The 14-man Blue Bulls look to hit back but the Lions get the penalty a metre from their line, Ross going off his feet.


TRY! The Lions roar as Minnie swan-dives to score after a strong run by Volminck. Boshoff kicks the CONVERSION!


TRY! The Blue Bulls stop the driving maul but Britz stretches and dots down in the tackle to regain the lead for the Lions. Boshoff adds the CONVERSION!


The Lions had advantage and go back to line-out/driving maul. Mellett concedes the penalty and is YELLOW CARDED!


The Lions continue to pile on the pressure and force their way over with a driving maul. The TMO is called in but the ball was held up.


Helberg puts the ball on the toe for Volminck who does exceptionally well to fly hack ahead and nearly dot down. It'll be a 22m drop out though.


Mastriet beats his man on the wing but turns the ball over after being brought down. Kriel counters but the Blue Bulls win a turnover of their own. Blommetjies runs a great angle, breaks the line and feeds Venter who scores the TRY! Visser adds the CONVERSION!


Visser, at flyhalf since the injury to Jantjies, starts the second half!


The Lions retain possession from the restart and Minnie makes a strong burst. Liebenberg is blown up so Boshoff bangs over the PENALTY! That's HALF-TIME! The Lions lead 20-16!


PENALTY! The Lions concede another penalty, not showing daylight, and this time Visser raises the flags.


Mbonambi's throw is skew this time so both hookers are struggling somewhat. The Blue Bulls come away with a penalty; Visser steps up but misses to the right.


TRY! Wepener's throw is skew and the Blue Bulls interestingly opt for the line-out. Blommetjies throws a wayward offload that's picked up by Britz. He's stopped just short but Helberg scoops up the ball and scores! Boshoff nails the CONVERSION!


Blommetjies announces himself with a massive touch-finder as the teams exchange kicks.


Visser overcooks a line kick and it goes dead in goal as Jantjies limps off.


TRY! Mastriet makes a brilliant run on the counter attack, dancing past a number of would-be defenders and ultimately Visser scores in the corner. Visser takes the conversion as Jantjies receives attention but misses to the left.


The Lions hold up the ball - Minnie it was - to win the turnover after another multiphase attack.


The Lions turn down two kicks at goal and they hit back as Kriel gets the TRY from the driving maul. Boshoff's CONVERSION puts the visitors in the lead.


Ismaiel scores his first Currie Cup TRY, rounding off a clinical, 12-phase movement. Jantjies can't add the extras.


The Blue Bulls take the ball through nine phase but the Lions' defence holds firm. They nearly secure a turnover but knock-on in the process.


PENALTY! Boshoff levels the scores after the Blue Bulls were caught offside.


Boshoff goes for a long-range drop goal. He has the distance but not the accuracy.


Visser sets off on a great counter attack after the Lions went through a few phases and the visitors are blown up on the deck. Jantjies slots the PENALTY!


Boshoff gets us underway and Jantjies finds touch!


The Blue Bulls will want to stay unbeaten and reclaim top spot while the Golden Lions will be eager to register their first win of the season. Conditions are ideal at Loftus.


Round Three of the Currie Cup concludes with the trans-Jukskei derby between the Blue Bulls and the Golden Lions in Pretoria.
Blue Bulls
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

22 Clayton Blommetjies
21 Francois Venter
20 Lohan Jacobs
19 Jean Cook
18 Grant Hattingh
17 Werner Kruger
16 Bandise Maku
Golden Lions
15 Marnitz Boshoff
14 Chrysander Botha
13 Lionel Mapoe
12 Andries Coetzee
11 Anthony Volmink
10 Elton Jantjies
9 Ross Cronje
8 Warren Whiteley
7 Derick Minnie
6 Jaco Kriel
5 Franco van der Merwe
4 Chris van Zyl
3 Ruan Dreyer
2 Willie Wepener
1 CJ van der Linde

22 Robert de Bruyn
21 Tian Meyer
20 Warwick Tecklenburg
19 Willie Britz
18 Julian Redelinghuys
17 Jacques van Rooyen
16 Robbie Coetzee