Bulls beat Lions in Johannesburg

The Lions have not beaten the Bulls in Super Rugby since February 2005, which was way back during the Super 12 tournament.

Match details

We are waiting for the kick-off.


0.00: Elton Jantjies gets proceedings under way as he kicks off for the home side.


1.00: Tian Meyer finds a gap and is able to score the Lions’ opening try after Morne Steyn is put under pressure to clear inside his own 22.


2.00: Jantjies bangs over the conversion.


4.00: The Bulls gain momentum inside the Lions’ half. Zane Kirchner makes a break up the touchline but throws a poor pass to Akona Ndungane who is unable to hold on.


8.00: The Bulls gain momentum off the back of a lineout as they set up a rolling maul. The Lions are penalised as Pat Cilliers comes in at the side. Steyn kicks for the corner.


10.00: The Bulls work their way up into the Lions’ 22. They are applying pressure with ball in hand as they continue to dominate possession and territory statistics.


13.00: The Bulls are penalised at the breakdown just on half way. Jaco Taute will line up a long-range shot at goal.


15.00: Taute’s kick sails over to extend the Lions’ lead.


16.00: The Bulls work their way back inside Lions territory. They are able to get just 5m from the line but the Lions affect a turnover and the Bulls miss out on another scoring opportunity.


17.00: Pierre Spies finds a gap and makes a solid break down field. The Bulls are able to generate quick ball and Akona Ndungane dots down for the visitors’ first try.


19.00: Steyn’s conversion drifts wide.


21.00: The Lions gain momentum off the restart. They work through seven phases as they get themselves within 5m of the line but are penalised for going off their feet at the breakdown. Steyn clears to get the Bulls out of jail.


24.00: The Bulls hammer away at the Lions defence as they work through over ten phases and gain valuable metres inside Lions territory. Ndungane makes a break up the touchline to get just 10m out but Taute is penalised for going off his feet at the breakdown. Steyn will have a kick at goal from 25m out.


25.00: Steyn bangs over the kick to reduce the deficit at Coca-Cola Park.


27.00: Francois Hougaard is able to get himself over the line after sustained pressure by the Bulls. Hougaard gathers the ball off the back of an over-throw at a Lions lineout and scores his first try of the season.


29.00: Steyn adds the extras as he converts the try.


32.00: The Lions are penalised for playing a man in the air at a lineout inside Bulls territory. Steyn clears to relieve the pressure.


36.00: The Bulls are penalised for not rolling away. Taute will have a kick at posts from 50m out.


37.00: Taute’s kick drifts wide and the Bulls retain a five-point lead.


39.00: The Bulls start to build phases inside the Lions’ 22. They get within 5m and have numbers out wide. Kirchner finds a gap and is able to cross over for the visitors’ third try.


40.00: Steyn’s kick drifts wide as the hooter sounds for half time.


The half time score was Lions 10 Bulls 20.


40.00: Steyn gets the second half under way as he kicks off for the visitors.


41.00: Steyn kicks down field as Ndungane gathers and off-loads to CJ Stander. He dots down for th

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