Bonus point Bulls earn back to back Force victories

Jan Serfontein scored two tries for the Bulls

The Bulls have kicked off their Super Rugby tour of Australia with a 20-42 Bonus Point victory over the Western Force in Perth.

The Bulls beat the Force in Pretoria last year so the result earns them back to back wins over the Perth side for the second time in their history.

The victory ends a six match losing streak in Australia for the Bulls and also extends their winning run this season to five consecutive wins.

The Bulls outscored the Force by five tries to two in the 22 point victory which earns them their second try bonus point this season.

Jan Serfontein and Bulls captain Adriaan Strauss both scored two tries each in the match.

Next week the Bulls travel to Canberra to play the Brumbies and the Force fly to Tokyo as they take on the Sunwolves.

More to follow.

Final Score Force 20 (13) Bulls 42 (18)  

Scorers

Force
Tries -M.Hodgson, K.Godwin
Pen – I.Prior 2
Con – I.Prior
Drop –
Cards – B.Stander (53rd min yellow)

Bulls
Tries – H.Liebenberg ,J.Serfontein 2, A.Strauss 2
Pen – F.Brummer 3
Con -F.Brummer 3
Drop –
Cards –

Match Officials
Referee: Jaco van Heerden
Assistant Ref 1:Rohan Hoffman
Assistant Ref 2:Damien Mitchelmore
TMO : Ian Smith

Teams

Western Force

1. Francois van Wyk , 2. Harry Scoble , 3. Tetera Faulkner , 4. Sitiveni (Steve) Mafi , 5. Adam Coleman , 6. Angus Cottrell , 7. Matt Hodgson (C) , 8. Ben McCalman , 9. Alby Mathewson , 10. Ian Prior , 11. Luke Morahan , 12. Solomoni (Junior) Rasolea , 13. Ammon Matuauto , 14. Marcel Brache , 15. Dane Haylett-Petty

Replacements : 16. Chris Heiberg , 17. Anaru Rangi , 18. Guy Millar , 19. Ross Haylett-Petty , 20. Brynard Stander , 21. Ryan Louwrens , 22. Kyle Godwin , 23. Semisi Masirewa

Bulls

SP Marais , Travis Ismaiel, Jesse Kriel, Jan Serfontein, Bjorn Basson, Francois Brummer, Piet van Zyl, Hanro Liebenberg, Arno Botha, Lappies Labuschagne, Marvin Orie, RG Snyman , Marcel van der Merwe, Adriaan Strauss (c), Trevor Nyakane.

Replacements: Bandise Maku, Lizo Gqoboka, Werner Kruger, Jannes Kirsten , Roelof Smit, Rudy Paige, Tian Schoeman, Dries Swanepoel

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