Bulls vs Sunwolves: Super Rugby live scores

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    Bulls vs Sunwolves

    Super Rugby, 18 March, 2017

    Loftus Versfeld
    Fulltime - Bulls 34, Sunwolves 21
    Bulls   Sunwolves
    34 FINAL SCORE 21
    4 TRIES 2
    4 CONVERSION KICKS 1
    2 PENALTY GOALS 3
    0 DROP GOALS 0
     
     
    Referee: Jamie Nutbrown
    Touch judges: Michael Fraser &
    TMO: Willie Vos

    The Bulls are the overwhelming favourites when they come up against the Sunwolves at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria. Join The Roar for live scores from the match, starting from 4am AEDT.

    In a Super Rugby competition that is at least for a little while longer an eighteen-team organisation, the Bulls and the Sunwolves are two of just three teams who, in three rounds so far, have not claimed a win.

    The Bulls have a little more good reason – they have only played the two matches, and had a bye last week.

    They suffered a 37-24 loss to the Stormers in Round 1, which was not unexpected, but would’ve been disappointed to lose again in Round 2, to the Cheetahs, with a final score of 34-28.

    The Sunwolves, on the other hand, have struggled to start the year and with a points difference of -87 are worse off than every other team, bar the remarkably well-beaten Melbourne Rebels.

    They were smashed 17-83 at home by the Hurricanes in Round 1, then lost 23-37 to fellow battlers the Kings again at home.

    They travelled to play the Cheetahs in Round 3 and put in their best effort yet, but it wasn’t enough, and they went down by seven points, 38-31.

    The sides have played twice so far in history for two wins to the Blues – a close one early last year, 30-27, and a more dominant 50-3 later in the season.

    It’s not hard to see why the Bulls are entering this one as the favourites to take their first win of the season.

    Prediction
    The Bulls are a better team than their two-game record suggests and with a week off to rest, and the home ground advantage, they should take a very comfortable win here regardless of any improvement the Sunwolves can show.

    Bulls by 22.

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    The Crowd Says (11)

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    • 7:23pm
      davSA said | 7:23pm | ! Report

      This Bulls team will struggle this year. The front row is very poor. Trevor Nyakane does not belong at this level (let alone Test level .)Prior to the tournament I predicted that the front row is to be the weak point . There is truly no excuse for the Bulls to put out mediocre teams year after year. The rugby ethos in Pretoria is as dynamic as any city on the planet . They enjoy massive support throughout the country and the sales of Bulls paraphernalia is massive.

      Lets call a spade a spade , Nollis Marais is in the Alistair Coetzee class of coaches and surely his time is up. If the Bulls with all its massive support , financial resources , history , intellectual capital etc. cannot get its act together then lay off the Southern Kings who have to make do with fractions of what the Bulls have available. The management of the Bulls are abusing the goodwill of its supporters and need a shake down or an exit . Not sure which . But they are already looking like wooden spoonists this year and can thank their lucky stars there is a conference system in place protecting them from thrashings.

      As an aside , if I consistently showed such poor results at work I would have been long gone and they wouldn’t wait 2 years to do it.

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      7:46am
      Harry Jones said | 7:46am | ! Report

      Bulls have something seriously missing

      • 8:29am
        Baylion said | 8:29am | ! Report

        It’s not because of the lack of good players. They have some of the best young talent in SA but they are just not coming together

    • Roar Guru

      6:10am
      biltongbek said | 6:10am | ! Report

      Bulls coaching team should be concerned, bulls look disjointed and have serious lapses on defence, Serfontein looked good

    • 5:51am
      Baylion said | 5:51am | ! Report

      FT: BULLS 34 – 21 SUNWOLVES

      No Bonus points

    • 5:08am
      Baylion said | 5:08am | ! Report

      46′ Bulls 24-14 Sunwolves

    • 5:02am
      Baylion said | 5:02am | ! Report

      RED CARD to the Bulls 1 minute into the second half. High tackle by Ronaldo Bothma

    • 5:00am
      Baylion said | 5:00am | ! Report

      HT: BULLS 17 – 14 SUNWOLVES

    • Roar Guru

      4:55am
      biltongbek said | 4:55am | ! Report

      Bulls not looking too flash

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      4:50am
      Kashmir Pete said | 4:50am | ! Report

      Wow – woke up early – half time – Sunwolves still in it 🙂

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