Bulls beat Chiefs in Hamilton

There will be more to this match than a regular Super14 match as the Chiefs have been waiting since the end of May last year to get their revenge on the Bulls for last year’s Super 14 final 61-17 hammering.

That day the Bulls had home advantage but in this match the Chiefs have home advantage.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.


Stephen Donald kicks off and we are underway.


1.00: Du Preez makes a mistake as he kicks the ball into touch. Tim Nanai-Williams has a run but gets stopped and the Bulls turn the ball over.


2.00: The Chiefs give away a penalty so Morne Steyn takes the kick and hits the posts from well out.


5.00: The Bulls work the ball into the Chiefs half. As the Bulls press forward the Chiefs turn the ball over.


7.00: The Bulls win a penalty and they choose to go for the line out. They win the line out and pop the ball out Gerhard van der Heever who darts through for the first try of the match.


8.00: Morne Steyn misses the conversion from almost in front of the posts.


10.00: The Chiefs try the chip kick over the Bulls and Morne Steyn chases but fumbles the ball 3m out from the tryline and Brendon Leonard pounces on the ball and scores.


11.00: Stephen Donald adds the conversion.


14.00: Pierre Spies has a run for the line but there is no support so he gets driven/rucked off the ball and the Chiefs turn the ball over and then boot it out of their 25.


16.00: Stephen Donald gives away a penalty for a high tackle so Steyn slots his first penalty.


19.00: The Bulls win a scrum on the Bulls tryline and they pass the ball to Steyn who manages to boot the ball out and to safety. Chiefs starting to gain ascendancy a little.


 23.00: The Chiefs try another chip kick and both teams fail to re-gather the ball which must be covered in dew as it is slipping through the passes.


25.00: Zane Kirchner tries to catch the ball and fall out but he effectively takes the ball out on the full so the Chiefs have an attacking line out. As the Chiefs win the line out, they run the ball to within 5m and then Steenkamp takes Delany high so the Chiefs have a penalty.


26.00: Donald bangs over the penalty and the Chiefs lead.


28.00: Pierre Spies finds the same gap that van der Heever found and Spies darts off and scores the Bulls second try.


29.00:Morne Steyn nails the conversion and now the Bulls lead.


33.00:The Chiefs win a penalty but it’s well out and near the touchline. Donald takes the shot and curls it in. Brilliant kick that was.


35.00: The Bulls give away a penalty so Donald has another shot at goal and this one he misses.


39.00: The Bulls get a penalty after a very long advantage that saw a three minute spell of both teams on attack and testing each other’s defence.


39.00: Morne Steyn takes the penalty shot and misses. Short.


The siren sounds for half time.


The half time score was Chiefs 13 Bulls 15


Steyn kicks off and the second half is underway.


41.00:The Chiefs start strongly running the ball into the Bulls 25. Donald comes close but it caught. They recycle and get the advantage but get called back for the advantage.


42.00: Donald bangs over the penalty and the Chiefs

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