Round 3 was a history-making one with the Crusaders getting another result, the Rebels breaking a four-year New Zealand hoodoo, the Jaguares belting the Blues in Buenos Aires and the Sunwolves toppling the Chiefs.
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Sunwolves vs Bulls
Super Rugby, 30 June, 2018
|Singapore National Stadium|
|Fulltime - Sunwolves 42, Bulls 37|
|Referee: Ben O'keeffe|
|Touch judges: Shuhei Kubo & Tasuku Kawahara|
|TMO: Minoru Fuji|
It might be a virtual dead rubber, but the Sunwolves and Bulls will be keen to get the final stretch of the season off to a good start when they meet in Singapore. Join The Roar for live scores of the match from 9:55pm (AEST).
The Sunwolves finally had a little bit of success in the weeks leading up to the international window, with a pair of wins getting them off the mark for the season.
It’s been a tough initiation to Super Rugby sicne the side were incepted, but the pair of victories were among their best performances in franchise history.
First, it was a thumping victory over the Brisbane-based Reds, where the ‘Wolves ran up 63 points, putting their opponents to the sword in ruthless fashion. The following week, they went to a hot and humid Hong Kong where they managed to upset the Stormers by three points.
While they couldn’t keep it going when they went back out on the road, losing a couple of games before the break, they can take solace in the fact the duck has been broken for the season.
On the other side of the coin, it’s been a somewhat disappointing season for the Bulls. They have won just five games, and with three to go before the end of the season, chances of qualifying for the top eight are gone for the Pretoria-based side.
They come into this game off two straight losses where they conceded 54 points away from home against the Jaguares and 38 at home against the Brumbies, leaving serious questions over their defence.
Given the Sunwolves desire to attack and score points when they play well, it’s a fair assumption to think they might go around some weak defence here in what could be a very high-scoring game.
The Sunwolves went back to losing before the break, but their last two games at home resulted in victories. Playing a side like the Bulls, they could well hit the ground running and come away with a narrow win against a side who may show some rust.
Sunwolves by 6.
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