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2007 Super 14 Fixtures

October 13th, 2006

The South African, New Zealand and Australian Rugby Unions (SANZAR) have released the schedule for the 2007 Super 14. The 2007 Super 14 season will start a week earlier to allow for the Rugby World Cup.

The competition starts off on 2nd February with the Blues hosting the Crusaders in Auckland. It finishes up with the grand final to be played on the 19th May.

It is still unknown which team will be the 5th South African side. The South African Rugby Union (SARU) had originally planned for the Southern Spears to replace that country’s bottom-placed team this year, the Cats, for 2007 and 2008.
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Bulls pull out upset win over Crusaders

April 10th, 2005

The Bulls played what must have been their best game of the season when they defeated the heavily favoured Crusaders 35-20 at Pretoria on Saturday.

The Crusaders lost their captain Richie McCaw early in the match due to a head clash.

The Bulls were able to dominate the Crusaders in forward play, winning several lineouts against the throw and putting pressure on in the scrum.

Bulls - Tries: Bryan Habana (2), Akona Ndungane, Bakkies Botha. Conversions: Morne Steyn (3). Penalties: Morne Steyn (3)

Crusaders - Try: Greg Feek. Penaltiess: Daniel Carter (5)

Peter Hewat grabs hat trick as ‘tahs beat Bulls

March 26th, 2005

Waratahs defeated the Bulls 42-12 at Aussie Stadium on Saturday.

Waratahs full back, Peter Hewat, starred for scoring a hat trick of tries and 34 points in total.

Hewat opened the scoring when he slotted a penalty in the ninth minute. He followed up a few minutes later when he crossed for the first try of the match.

The Bulls scored when left winger Akona Ndungane skilfully broke through the Waratahs defence for his side’s first try of the match.
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Bulls name team to play Waratahs

March 26th, 2005

The Bulls have named their team to take on the Waratahs at the Sydney Football Stadium on Saturday.

The only change to their starting lineup is the inclusion of Kennedy Tsimba for the injured Derick Hougaard.

The Bulls will be looking to continue their wins ways following their win over the Hurricanes last Saturday. While the Waratahs will be looking to keep their unbeaten status intact.

Bulls - Johan Roets, Riaan van der Bergh, Bryan Habana, Ettienne Botha, Akona Ndungane, Kennedy Tsimba, Fourie du Preez, Anton Leonard (captain), Jacques Cronjé, Warren Brosnihan, Victor Matfield, Danie Rossouw, Richard Bands, Gary Botha, Kees Lensing.

Replacements - Danie Coetzee, Wessel Roux, Bakkies Botha, Pedrie Wannenburg, Heini Adams, Morné Steyn, Wynand Olivier

Bulls beat Hurricanes

March 19th, 2005

The Bulls have beaten the Hurricanes 21-12 at Wellington Stadium on Saturday.

This victory is the first this year by a South Africa team against a non-South African team.

Hurricanes - Tries: Hosea Gear, Joe McDonnell. Conversion: Jimmy Gopperth

Bulls - Tries: Akona Ndungane, Etienne Botha. Conversion: Kennedy Tsimba. Penalties: Derick Hougaard (2). Drop goal: Hougaard

Bulls have no answer to the Highlanders

March 11th, 2005

The Highlanders 23 defeated the Bulls 0 in the opening match of round 3 of the 2005 Super 12.

The Highlanders played what was surely their best game of the year so far. They lead at half time 15-0 through tries to Nick Evans and Matt Saunders.

Although the Bulls had some promising attacking phases they were unable to get through the much improved Highlanders defence.

Highlanders: Tries: Nick Evans (9 min), Matt Saunders (43 min), F Levi. Conversion: Ben Blair. Penalties: Ben Blair (2).


Preview: Highlanders v Bulls

March 11th, 2005

The Highlanders host the Bulls for the first game of round 3 of the 2005 Super 12 at Carisbrook, Dunedin.

The Highlanders side are boosted by the return of captain Anton Oliver and playmaker Nick Evans. They will be hoping for a better result than last weeks 16 all draw against the Stormers. Really this is the sort of game that the Highlanders should win if they are make the finals.

With two narrow loses so far this year the Bulls are eager for a win. Winger Pierre Spies makes this debut for the Bulls. This game is likely to be the Bulls best chance for a win away from home.
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Pierre Spies to debut for the Bulls

March 9th, 2005

The Bulls have selected Pierre Spies to make his Super 12 debut on the wing for their game against the Highlanders. Spies was injured during a preseason game against the Sharks, but now is fully fit.

Spies’ father played for Northern Transvaal.
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Brumbies barely brush past Bulls

March 5th, 2005

The Brumbies 21 narrowly defeated the Bulls 19 in a Super 12 match played at Bruce stadium Canberra.

In a match that the Brumbies were strongly favoured to win, the Bulls started strongly and lead going into the half time break 12-7.

The Brumbies were able to take the lead in the second half. Both teams scored three tries each. The difference came from conversions - the Brumbies converted all of their tries while the Bulls on managed two from three.
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Super 12 Draw

January 18th, 2005

The Super 12 Draw for 2005 has been released. The draw as stands now follows. Times and date given are local to where the game is being played.
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