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Super Rugby | Perth
11:05 (GMT) | 29-04-2016
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FULL TIME: WESTERN FORCE 20-42 BULLS- The Bulls continue their impressive form as they are now unbeaten in seven matches with this victory while the Force continue their run of losses. Please join us for our Super Rugby games tomorrow.
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Ian Prior takes the Force into the twenty mark as he kicks the conversion. That was the final move of the game.
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Kyle Godwin gets the consolation try for the Western Force after Dane Haylett-Petty puts in a nice chip which the Force reclaim. The ball is kicked through and Godwin dots down for the try.
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The referee asks for a reset at the scrum time ticking away here.
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The Bulls cough up possession as a handling error brings an end to that passage of play. Force with the five metre defensive scrum.
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Bulls making good ground as they make metres with every pass and carry. Play on the Force five metre line.
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Force trying everything to finish the match off on a high as they try to run from their own half but they are unable to keep hold of the ball as the Bulls win the penalty and set the attacking lineout on the Force 22.
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The rain starts to come down but that will matter little as the Bulls look to have this one wrapped up with twenty nine point lead and only six minutes left on the clock.
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Kriel takes two tacklers with him as he is brought to ground. Bulls looking to draw in the Force defence as they attack inside the Force 22.
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Coleman comes on for Mafi as the Force look to give the bench a run.
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Hodgson with a well timed floated pass over the top to Dane Haylett-Petty. Haylett-Petty looks to break down the wing but the Bulls defence are their in their numbers as he gets stopped in his tracks.
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Brummer takes the Bulls lead to 13-42 as he kicks it sweetly and it's over!
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Strauss takes the Bulls to the forty mark and gets his second try of the game after the Bulls get the drive going from the lineout. The Force are unable to deal with the rolling maul and they drive all the way to the line. The maul gets brought down and Strauss is underneath the ball. Good team try from the Bulls.
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Bulls looking to hit the forty point mark as they win the penalty and set the attacking lineout five metres from the Force line.
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Bulls with some aggressive defence as they keep the Force pinned in their half.
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Bulls back in the Force half looking to add another try onto the board. Force look to be running out of steam here.
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Brummer has his kicking boots on today as he adds the extra two. Bulls really starting to dominate now.
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Serfontein with the break up field again before he releases Ismaiel on his outside, Ismaiel goes on a run before he is brought to ground but the Force's defence is at sixes and sevens, the ball gets recycled and Strauss receives a lovely pass as he runs in for the try. Bulls lead 13-33 with that try.
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The Force go through the phases and look threatening on the attack but again they are blown up for not releasing the ball. Bulls with the lineout on halfway as they kick to touch from the penalty.
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Good passage of play from the Force as they vary the play and look to break through the Bulls defence on their ten metre line now.
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Bulls blown up for foul play inside their 22 and the Force set the attacking lineout ten metres out.
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Brummer adds the extra two from the kicking tee. Bulls lead 13-28 now.
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Serfontein with a fantastic break as he goes straight through the Force defence and accelerates with a well timed run through the middle. Serfontein dots down and Bulls are in a commanding position as they lead 13-26 with that try.
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Stander receives his marching orders as he is shown yellow, Force discipline letting them down here. Bulls with the penalty in the Force 22.
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Good attacking opportunity as the Bulls opt for touch from the penalty. Attacking lineout to the Bulls on the Force 22.
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Bulls get some good go forward ball after Strauss forms the rolling maul. Referee playing advantage here on halfway.
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Powerful scrum for the Bulls sees them win a penalty. Brummer looks set to take the three points. Brummer is successful with the penalty and the Bulls lead 13-21 with that strike.
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This time Serfontein knocks on in the tackle and the Force have the defensive scrum just outside their 22.
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Force blown up in the Bulls half for not releasing the Ball and the Bulls set the attacking lineout just inside the Force half.
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Bulls make the turnover and look to clear their lines.
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Basson with some try saving cover defence as he comes across and dots the ball down in the Bulls in goal area after a good kick is put through behind the Bulls back three for Morahan to run onto. Morahan looks like he is going to dot down for all money but Basson saves the day. Five metre attacking scrum to the Force.
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Brache looks to wiggle his way through some tacklers but he gets wrapped up. Force look dangerous here.
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Scrum to the Bulls just outside their 22 after the Force spill possession on the attack.
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Brummer gets the second half going as he kicks deep into the Force 22. Force take it in and Dane Haylett-Petty puts a high one up for his team to contest.

Half Time

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HALFTIME: WESTERN FORCE 13-18 BULLS- Brummer says we will go into the halftime break with the five point lead and kicks it into touch. Both teams have dished up some fantastic running rugby and have got the crowd off their feet. Big second half to follow.
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Bulls with a penalty on the stroke of halftime lets see what they decide to do from here.
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Force concede the penalty at scrum time as the front row collapses. Brummer sets the lineout just outside the Bulls 22.
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Brummer strikes it nicely and adds the extra three. Bulls lead 13-18 with that successful penalty now.
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Ismaiel makes some valuable metres and gets the Bulls on the front foot before they are awarded a penalty for a dangerous tackle.
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The Force are awarded the free kick in their half as the Bulls engage early at the scrum. Force give posession straight back to the Bulls as they kick up field before the Bulls look to run it back.
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Some quick hands from the Bulls as they look to release their backs down the wing but a handling error brings an end to that passage of play and Force have the scrum deep in their half.
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Bulls with a good attacking opportunity as they set the attacking lineout just outside the Force 22.
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The home side forms a driving maul deep inside the Bulls 22, but it comes to nothing after they go wide and give away a silly penalty.
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The Western Force are dominating play at the moment and are nearly in again for another score.
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Ian Prior from the right sideline, the crowd roar! 13-15
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After a penalty is punted to the corner, skipper Matt Hodgson peels off a maul to go in at the right corner. 11-15
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This time Brummer is wide of the mark with the conversion.
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The Bulls with an 80-metre try - From a kick return, Marais launches the counter down the left. It goes through a few sets of hands to Jan Serfontein for a great team try. 6-15
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Ian Prior slots a great penalty from the touchline.The penalty came on the back of an innocuous kick from the 10 that SP Marais failed to deal with and put his side under pressure. 6-10
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Francois Brummer stretches the lead with another easy penalty. 3-10
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Francois Brummer opens his account. 3-7
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After nine phases of slick handling and measured build-up, RG Snyman's offload sends Liebenberg steaming through the line and over. 3-5
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All the early pressure pays dividends as the flags go up, Prior slots the penalty and Force lead 3-0.
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Penalty to the Western Force right underneath the posts and Prior will look to add the three points from the kicking tee.
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Prior with a flat pass trying to release the player on his outside but the Bulls defence holds strong.
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Dane Haylett-Petty with a good kick to touch as he sets the attacking lineout on the Bulls 22. Attacking lineout to the Force here.
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Force concede the penalty in the Bulls half for not releasing the ball and the Bulls kick for touch. Attacking lineout to the Bulls ten metres out from the Force line.
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Force with all the early posession as they go through the phases deep in the Bulls territory.
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Referee Jaco van Heerden blows his whistle and Ian Prior gets the game underway with a hanging kick into Bulls territory, The Force win the ball in the air straight from kick off before the Bulls win back possession and clear to just past their 22. Force with the early attacking lineout.
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The teams are on the field as we wait for Referee Jaco van Heerden to get the game underway. Action coming up shortly.
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Jaco van Heerden is our referee. Rohan Hoffman and Damien Mitchelmore will assist him. Our TMO is Ian Smith.
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Weather: Clear skies welcome the teams onto the field. Conditions are perfect for some free flowing attacking rugby. Expect to see some big hits, offloads and some wonderful sidestepping. Stay tuned as we approach kick off.
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FORM: The Bulls come into this game on a fine run of form unbeaten in their last six matches with five wins and a draw, the Reds on the other hand have gone six games without a win. Both teams could not possibly find themselves in more contrasting form. It is worth remembering that games between these two are usually close affairs with the Bulls winning by a single point 25-24 the last time these two met at Loftus Versfeld in 2015- as Bulls Fly-half Handre Pollard slotted a penalty in the last minute of the match which handed the Bulls the game.
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TEAM NEWS, BULLS: Jason Jenkins was a late withdrawal from the squad as a result of a pectoral muscle injury. Marvin Orie comes into the team at number five as he makes his first Super Rugby start for the Bulls and Rg Snyman moves to number four. Arno Botha starts at Blindside flank.
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TEAM NEWS, WESTERN FORCE: Western Force head coach Michael Foley has rung the changes for this encounter as he seeks to come up with the right combinations and end a six match losing streak for the Force. There are seven changes in all, Harry Scoble will make his starting debut and Ammon Matuauto will make his Super Rugby debut at outside Centre. Luke Morahan and Ian Prior have been included in the run on team after a week on the sidelines. Guy Millar and Ross Haylett-Petty earn a place on the bench while hooker Anaru Rangi could make his debut off the bench.
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Hello and welcome to Rugby 365’s Super Rugby round ten live coverage as the Western Force host the in-form Bulls from Nib Stadium in Perth.
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START LINE UP
  • 1 Francois Van Wyk
  • 2 Harry Scoble
  • 3 Tetera Faulkner
  • 4 Steve Mafi
  • 5 Adam Coleman
  • 6 Angus Cottrell
  • 7 Matt Hodgson
  • 8 Ben McCalman
  • 9 Alby Mathewson
  • 10 Ian Prior
  • 11 Luke Morahan
  • 12 Junior Rasolea
  • 13 Ammon Matuauto
  • 14 Marcel Brache
  • 15 Dane Haylett-Petty
RESERVES
  • 16 Chris Heiberg
  • 17 Anaru Rangi
  • 18 Guy Millar
  • 19 Ross Haylett-Petty
  • 20 Brynard Stander
  • 21 Ryan Louwrens
  • 22 Kyle Godwin
  • 23 Semisi Masirewa
START LINE UP
  • 1 Trevor Nyakane
  • 2 Adriaan Strauss
  • 3 Marcel van der Merwe
  • 4 Marvin Orie
  • 5 Rudolf Snyman
  • 6 Pieter Labuschagne
  • 7 Arno Botha
  • 8 Hanro Liebenberg
  • 9 Piet van Zyl
  • 10 Francois Brummer
  • 11 Bjorn Basson
  • 12 Jan Serfontein
  • 13 Jesse Kriel
  • 14 Travis Ismaiel
  • 15 SP Marais
RESERVES
  • 16 Bandise Maku
  • 17 Lizo Gqoboka
  • 18 Werner Kruger
  • 19 Jannes Kirsten
  • 20 Roelof Smit
  • 21 Rudi Paige
  • 22 Tian Schoeman
  • 23 Dries Swanepoel
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S18 PREVIEW: ROUND 10, PART ONE

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 19:30

IN THE SPOTLIGHT. Jan de Koning looks at the Friday matches in Part One of Super Rugby's Round 10.

Can the Sharks become only the second team to lower the table-topping Chiefs' colours this season?

Not since the Lions upset them (36-32) in Hamilton on March 5 has anybody been able to upstage the Chiefs.

The Sharks, however, will hope off-field distractions will aid their cause.

The Chiefs have been confronted with accusations of scrum skullduggery and a growing injury list.

Coach Dave Rennie strongly denied the injury to Siate Tokolahi, which caused uncontested scrums in the one-point win over the Hurricanes last week, was a feigned in order to give them the option of going to uncontested scrums - at a time when they came under pressure in the set [pieces.

The Chiefs were also dealt another injury blow when scrumhalf Tawera Kerr-Barlow was ruled out for about two months with a fractured hand.

Adding to Rennie's injury issues, wing James Lowe and midfielder Charlie Ngatai are again unavailable due to shoulder injuries. Also not considered for selection as a result of injuries are Nepo Laulala, Mitchell Karpik, Augustine Pulu, Johan Bardoul, Pauliasi Manu, Sam Henwood, Tevita Koloamatangi, Michael Allardice, Tom Sanders, Maama Vaipulu, Atu Moli and Glen Fisiiahi.

In the other Friday match the Western Force will be hoping to end a six-match losing streak against a Bulls team that is unbeaten since their opening week loss to the Stormers.

We look at the Friday, April 29, matches below!
This game is a contest between the tournament's best attack and one of the best defences in the competition.

The Chiefs have accrued 305 points and 43 tries in eight matches - well clear of the second best, the Crusaders, who have 260    points and 36 tries in the same number of games.

The Sharks have been the second most miserly team - conceding just 132 points and 13 tries in their eight games, bettered only by the Stormers (126 and 13).

Sharks wing Lwazi Mvovo said that while their defence gives them confidence, the game is not won defending and they are working hard at developing their attacking game as well.

"Obviously we pride ourselves on our defence and have worked very hard on getting it to the state it is," he said in an interview on the Sharks website.

"Our defence gives us a lot of confidence, but, in saying that, we are also working very hard on our attack.

"The Chiefs are one of the best attacking sides and we know it's going to be a titanic battle, but one we're up for."

Coming away with a positive result would be a fitting end to their tour, and something they believe would boost morale greatly for the future.

"It would be a huge boost for us. We lost a few games that we were really unhappy about, so winning on Friday would be great for the team. That means working hard all week, and working hard for each other."

The Sharks will be hoping to cause another big upset, as they did against the Highlanders last week, which will certainly put them firmly back in the play-off race.

"The win against the Highlanders was a great confidence boost for the players," Sharks Director of Rugby Gary Gold said.

"I'm proud of the fight and immense character they showed to grind out the win.
 
"We are playing the best team in New Zealand and it's going to be a massive game for us.

"Throughout this season they've shown their brilliance on attack and if you make a mistake, they will pounce on it and hurt you.

"We have a huge amount of respect for them and are under no illusions about the enormity of the challenge.
 
"We have an opportunity to create history in New Zealand and we need to be clinical and take our chances.

"Discipline is going to be key and we need to stay grounded.

"We believe we have the balance of the team right with the energy and exuberance of youth in players such as Daniel [du Preez], Jean-Luc  [du Preez], Garth [April] and Hyron [Andrews], as well as the experience of seasoned campaigners like Keegan [Daniel], Michael [Claassens], Odwa [Ndungane], Jean [Deysel] and JP [Pietersen]."

Recent results:
2015: Sharks won 12-11, Durban
2013: Chiefs won 37-29, Hamilton
2012: Chiefs won 37-6, Hamilton (Final)
2012: Chiefs won 18-12, Durban
2011: Chiefs won 15-9, Hamilton
2010: Chiefs won 19-18, Durban

Prediction: The Chiefs have won five of their last six matches against the Sharks, though a one-point Sharks win in their last encounter snapped a five-game losing streak in the fixture for the South African team. Only once in the last seven fixtures between these clubs has the final points margin been more than eight (37-6 Chiefs win in 2012 Super Rugby Final). The Chiefs have won their last three home matches against the Sharks and haven't lost this exact fixture since Round 3, 2009. The Chiefs' only loss from eight matches so far this season came when they last hosted a South African team (Lions, Rd 2). Six of the Sharks' last seven matches have been decided by no more than an unconverted try with a one-point win in their last game snapping a three-game losing streak. The Sharks do have a real chance of causing an upset, but the smart money will be on a Chiefs win - by 10 to 15 points.

Teams:

Chiefs: 15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Toni Pulu, 13 Seta Tamanivalu, 12 Anton Lienert-Brown, 11 Sam McNicol, 10 Aaron Cruden (co-captain), 9 Brad Weber, 8 Michael Leitch, 7 Sam Cane (co-captain), 6 Taleni Seu, 5 Brodie Retallick, 4 Dominic Bird, 3 Hiroshi Yamashita, 2 Hika Elliot, 1 Mitchell Graham.
Replacements: 16 Nathan Harris, 17 Siate Tokolahi, 18 Kane Hames, 19 James Tucker, 20 Lachlan Boshier, 21 Kayne Hammington, 22 Andrew Horrell, 23 Shaun Stevenson.

Sharks: 15 Willie Le Roux, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Paul Jordaan, 12 Andre Esterhuizen, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Garth April, 9 Michael Claassens, 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Keegan Daniel (captain), 5 Stephan Lewies, 4 Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 Lourens Adriaanse, 2 Kyle Cooper, 1 Dale Chadwick.
Replacements: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 Thomas du Toit, 18 Coenie Oosthuizen, 19 Hyron Andrews, 20 Jean Deysel, 21 Stefan Ungerer, 22 Joe Pietersen, 23 Odwa Ndungane.

Referee: Chris Pollock (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Jamie Nutbrown (New Zealand), Angus Mabey (New Zealand)
TMO: Glenn Newman (New Zealand)

The Western Force have been dismal this season, their only win in Round against a Reds team that is also not setting the world alight with their form.

In fact that loss was one of the key reasons why the Reds fired their coach in mid-season.

Force coach Michael Foley has wielded a heavy axe in the hope of turning the team's fortunes around.

"As a team, our opportunity to respond to a disappointing performance comes on Friday," Foley said.

"Every person in the team cares, but the way to best show that is on the field.

"While we've encountered some challenges this season it's important we look forward to attacking and enjoying every contest.

"A number of the men who've performed well over an extended period in training have been given the opportunity to either start, or come off the bench this week."

The Bulls are coming off a bye and have undertaken the shortest travel across the Indian Ocean, which means they should be in good shape.

"We are, in a way, still under the radar and that is a good thing I believe," Bulls coach Nollis Marais said.

"We are slowly starting to put a proper match together and as a unit is improving, no doubt.

"A coach cannot ask for more than that. We had soft moments and patches in a couple of matches, but overall, we are starting to find rhythm and some fluency in our game," Marais added.

Bulls captain Adriaan Strauss is only too aware of the fact that the Force have proved a very difficult opponent for the Bulls in Perth.

"Yes, they do have a good record against us here, but that is not something that we see as an important issue," Strauss said.

"A lot of our guys are first time tourists with the team and just want to go out and enjoy playing for the Vodacom Bulls.

"We have ambitions in how we want to approach the game and execute our game plan, but know very well that the Force will not make it easy for us.

"We will have to work very hard for a win, but I can tell you now, this team is prepared to do that."

Recent results:
2015: Bulls won 25-24, Pretoria
2014: Force won 15-9, Perth
2013: Bulls 36-26, Pretoria
2011: Force won 26-21, Perth
2010: Bulls won 28-15, Perth
2009: Bulls 32-29, Pretoria

Prediction: The Bulls have won four of their last six matches against the Force and have never lost to the Western Australian team by more than six points. In none of their last eight matches at home against South African opposition have Force conceded more than 10 points in the opening half of a game. The Bulls have won their last four matches in a row, a fifth straight win would be their longest streak since a run of nine wins saw them reach the 2013 post-season. Western Force have the most accurate goal kicking of any team in the competition at 94 percent, more than 20 percent more accurate than the Bulls (73 percent). The Bulls have conceded only seven clean breaks per game so far this season, the fewest of any team while the Force have conceded more than double (14.8), the most of any team. No doubt the Force have a chance, but the Bulls will be strong favourites and should win by about 20 points.

Teams:

Western Force: 15 Dane Haylett-Petty, 14 Marcel Brache, 13 Ammon Matuauto, 12 Solomoni Rasolea, 11 Luke Morahan, 10 Ian Prior, 9 Alby Mathewson, 8 Ben McCalman, 7 Matt Hodgson (captain), 6 Angus Cottrell, 5 Adam Coleman, 4 Sitiveni Mafi, 3 Tetera Faulkner, 2 Harry Scoble, 1 Francois van Wyk.
Replacements: 16 Chris Heiberg, 17 Anaru Rangi, 18 Guy Millar, 19 Ross Haylett-Petty, 20 Brynard Stander, 21 Ryan Louwrens, 22 Kyle Godwin, 23 Semisi Masirewa.

Bulls: 15 Sarel Marais, 14 Travis Ismaiel, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Francois Brummer, 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Hanro Liebenberg, 7 Arno Botha, 6 Lappies Labuschagne, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Rudolph Snyman, 3 Marcel van der Merwe, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Trevor Nyakane.
Replacements: 16 Bandise Maku, 17 Lizo Gqoboka, 18 Werner Kruger, 19 Jannes Kirsten, 20 Roelof Smit, 21 Rudy Paige, 22 Tian Schoeman, 23 Dries Swanepoel.

Referee: Jaco van Heerden (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Rohan Hoffman (Australia), Damien Mitchelmore (Australia)
TMO: Ian Smith (Australia)

Compiled by Jan de Koning
@King365ed
@rugby365com

* Statistical information provided by Opta Sports

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Bulls maul hapless Force

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:58

REPORT: The Bulls closed the gap on their arch-rivals the Stormers at the top of the Africa conference with a 42-20 bonus-point demolition of a hapless Western Force in Perth on Friday.

Outscoring the home team by five tries to two - the Force's last try a consolation score after the full-time hooter - the Bulls joined the Stormers on 28 points, with the Stormers 15-plus points differential just keeping them ahead of the Bulls.

The men from Pretoria dominated every aspect of the game, without ever getting out of third gear, against a Force team that looked like a rag-tag bunch of amateurs thrown together in the week before the match.

The visitors made it six wins from eight matches, with one draw, after pulling away in the second half against the Force.

The Force have won just one match from nine outings and are well out of contention as pressure mounts on coach Michael Foley.

The game was in the balance when the Bulls led 18-13 at the half-time break, with the South Africans running in the first two tries of the game  - through Hanro Liebenberg and Jan Serfontein in the opening 20 minutes.

The Force struck back through skipper Matt Hodgson in the 26th minute.

However, the Bulls put the margin beyond a converted try after the resumption, with a penalty to Francois Brummer in the 49th minute.

They then broke the game open with three tries in 15 minutes as the Force wilted and suddenly found themselves down 13-42.

A second try to Serfontein, as he broke through the defence in the 54th minute, gave the Bulls a commanding lead.

Five minutes later, skipper Adriaan Strauss capitalised after a line-out win to score.

The Force were on their knees and Strauss finished them off by driving over the line for his second try in the 67th minute.

The home side scored a consolation try after the final hooter through Kyle Godwin.

Strauss was delighted with the performance ahead of a trip to Canberra to face the Brumbies.

"Very happy with the performance," he said.

"They stuck to the game plan until the end. The forwards and the backs did quite well tonight and worked hard for each other."

Force skipper Matt Hodgson felt his side were competitive for large parts of the match.

"We were in it for a lot of the game, but weren't tough enough," he said.

"They got some momentum, got back-to-back tries and they are hard to stop."

Man of the match: Matt Hodgson was, at times, a one-man wrecking ball - with little assistance from his teammates. Francois Brummer used his opportunity, Hanro Liebenberg and Arno Botha were efficient, while Marvin Orie and Rudolph Snyman made for a fine lock pairing on the day. Captain Adriaan Strauss also pitched in with a commanding performance. However, in a game where the Bulls' brutal physicality blew the Western Force away, the most effective player - and our man of the match - was Bulls centre Jan Serfontein.

The scorers:

For the Western Force:
Tries:
Hodgson, Godwin
Cons: Prior 2
Pens: Prior 2

For the Bulls:
Tries:
Liebenberg, Serfontein 2, Strauss 2
Cons: Brummer 4
Pens: Brummer 3

Yellow card: Brynard Stander (Western Force, 53 - repeated infringements, illegally collapsing the maul)

Teams:

Western Force: 15 Dane Haylett-Petty, 14 Marcel Brache, 13 Ammon Matuauto, 12 Solomoni Rasolea, 11 Luke Morahan, 10 Ian Prior, 9 Alby Mathewson, 8 Ben McCalman, 7 Matt Hodgson (captain), 6 Angus Cottrell, 5 Adam Coleman, 4 Sitiveni Mafi, 3 Tetera Faulkner, 2 Harry Scoble, 1 Francois van Wyk.
Replacements: 16 Chris Heiberg, 17 Anaru Rangi, 18 Guy Millar, 19 Ross Haylett-Petty, 20 Brynard Stander, 21 Ryan Louwrens, 22 Kyle Godwin, 23 Semisi Masirewa.

Bulls: 15 Sarel Marais, 14 Travis Ismaiel, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Francois Brummer, 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Hanro Liebenberg, 7 Arno Botha, 6 Lappies Labuschagne, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Rudolph Snyman, 3 Marcel van der Merwe, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Trevor Nyakane.
Replacements: 16 Bandise Maku, 17 Lizo Gqoboka, 18 Werner Kruger, 19 Jannes Kirsten, 20 Roelof Smit, 21 Rudy Paige, 22 Tian Schoeman, 23 Dries Swanepoel.

Referee: Jaco van Heerden (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Rohan Hoffman (Australia), Damien Mitchelmore (Australia)
TMO: Ian Smith (Australia)

Matt Hodgson (26min) and Kyle Godwin (80min)
TRIES
Hanro Liebenberg (12min), Jan Serfontein (22min), Jan Serfontein (54min), Adriaan Strauss (59min), and Adriaan Strauss (67min)
Ian Prior (27min) and Ian Prior (81min)
CONVERSIONS
Francois Brummer (13min), Francois Brummer (55min), Francois Brummer (60min), Francois Brummer (60min), and Francois Brummer (68min)
Ian Prior (10min) and Ian Prior (20min)
PENALTIES
Francois Brummer (16min), Francois Brummer (36min), and Francois Brummer (49min)
 
PENALTY TRIES
 
DROP GOALS
Brynard Stander (53min)
 
 
VENUE Perth
REFEREE Jaco van Heerden (South Africa)