Blue Bulls all but end Sharks Currie Cup hope

Lappies Labuschagne tackles Kyle Cooper of the Sharks

The Blue Bulls all but ended the Sharks hopes of reaching the Currie Cup play offs when they beat the Durban side 13-17 at Kings Park.

The Blue Bulls outscored their hosts two tries to one in very humid conditions at the KZN coastal town venue.

The result means that the Bulls have now recorded their sixth win of the season and will remain second on the overall standings behind the pace-setters, Jukskei neighbours, the Golden Lions.

With this defeat, the Sharks look likely to miss out on a semifinal spot at the end of the season.

Next weekend, the Bulls will host the EP Kings at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria while the Sharks travel to Kimberley to face Griquas.

Final Score Sharks 13 (6) Blue Bulls 17 (10) 


Tries – April
Pen – Pietersen 2
Con – Pietersen
Drop –
Cards –

Blue Bulls
Tries – Ulengo, Stegmann
Pen – Schoeman
Con – Schoeman 2
Drop –
Cards –

Match Officials
Referee : Marius van der Westhuizen



15. Odwa Ndungane, 14. Wandile Mjekevu, 13. Paul Jordaan, 12. Andre Esterhuizen, 11. S’bura Sithole, 10. Joe Pietersen, 9. Cobus Reinach, 8. Philip van der Walt (c), 7. Christiaan de Bruin, 6. Francois Kleinhans, 5. Dave McDuling, 4. Etienne Oosthuizen, 3. Gerhard Engelbrecht, 2. Franco Marais, 1. Thomas du Toit.

Replacements: 16. Kyle Cooper, 17. Mzamo Majola, 18. Marco Wentzel, 19. Jean Deysel, 20. Michael Claassens, 21. Heimar Williams, 22. Garth April.

Blue Bulls

15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Travis Ismaiel, 13 Jan Serfontein, 12 Burger Odendaal, 11 Jamba Ulengo, 10 Tian Schoeman, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 Arno Botha, 7 Lappies Labuschagne (c), 6 Deon Stegmann, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Jacques du Plessis, 3 Marcel van der Merwe, 2 Bandise Maku, 1 Pierre Schoeman

Replacements: 16 Jaco Visagie, 17 Werner Kruger, 18 RG Snyman, 19 Ruan Steenkamp, 20 Ivan van Zyl, 21 Louis Fouche, 22 Dries Swanepoel.

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