Potgieter suited to Bulls' game

Sun, 02 Mar 2014 16:08
Large jacques louis potgieter bul

Bulls flyhalf Jacques-Louis Potgieter's performance made all the difference in their 25-17 victory over the Lions at Loftus Versfeld at the weekend.

Following two weeks of near misses in inclement weather, Bulls flyhalf Jacques-Louis Potgieter's performance made all the difference in their 25-17 victory over the Lions at Loftus Versfeld at the weekend.

Bulls coach Frans Ludeke heaped praise on the 29-year-old pivot, who contributed 20 of his side's points with a drop-goal, five penalties and a conversion.

"Jacques-Louis made a big difference," Ludeke said of his team's win.

"He converted the pressure and penalties, we worked so hard for, into points," the coach added.

"He was accurate and clinical, hats off to him we really needed someone in that position to take control of the game, get us in good positions and converting the pressure."

Bulls captain Flip van der Merwe observed that the inclement weather seemed to have been following their team, but it was the hosts that adapted better to the constant downpour.

It was nevertheless a typical Bulls performance where their constant pressure on the opposition translated into penalties.

The pack of forwards set the foundation for Potgieter to go for the points when they were on offer while this gave the Bulls a comfortable cushion over the Lions.

"We started controlling the game again like the Bulls of old, we put ourselves in certain positions to score points and we converted," Van der Merwe said.

"He handled the game well, our set-pieces worked well and we scored points at the right times to maintain the pressure."

SAPA

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Fri, 20 January 2017
Castres v Leinster 19h45 Stade Pierre Antoine
Montpellier v Northampton Saints 19h45 Altrad Stadium
Sat, 21 January 2017
Ulster v Bordeaux 13h00 Kingspan Stadium
Clermont Auvergne v Exeter Chiefs 13h00 Stade Marcel-Michelin
Saracens v Toulon 15h15 Allianz Park
Sale Sharks v Scarlets 15h15 AJ Bell Stadium
Leicester Tigers v Glasgow Warriors 17h30 Welford Road
Munster v Racing Metro 17h30 Thomond Park
Sun, 22 January 2017
Zebre v Wasps 15h15 Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Toulouse v Connacht 15h15 Stade Ernest Wallon
SUPER RUGBY
MORE LOGS
Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Brumbies 15 10 0 5 43
Waratahs 15 8 0 7 40
Rebels 15 7 0 8 31
Reds 15 3 1 11 17
Force 15 2 0 13 13
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Hurricanes 15 11 0 4 53
Highlanders 15 11 0 4 52
Chiefs 15 11 0 4 51
Crusaders 15 11 0 4 50
Blues 15 8 1 6 39
Pool SA1
Team P W D L Pts
Stormers 15 10 1 4 51
Bulls 15 9 1 5 42
Cheetahs 15 4 0 11 21
Sunwolves 15 1 1 13 9
Pool SA2
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 14 11 0 3 52
Sharks 15 9 1 5 43
Jaguares 14 3 0 11 18
Kings 15 2 0 13 9