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  • Horne, Pakalani,
    Penalty goals: Barnes (3), McKibbin,
    Conversions: Barnes,
24 - 27

Bulls

  • Ndungane, Kruger, Hougaard,
    Penalty goals: Steyn (2),
    Conversions: Steyn (3),
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  • 11th May 2012
  • KO 10:40
  • Ground: Allianz Stadium

Waratahs v Bulls - Live

Last updated: 11th May 2012  

Full Timefull-time Waratahs 24 Bulls 27

80 Hougaard gets the from a scrum and puts it into touch despite the attentions of McKibbin! The referee soon blows his whistle to signal the end of the match and the visitors jump in the air with joy! This match could have gone either way but in the end the three-time champions were just a little hungrier for this win. The Waratahs must be wondering how they lost this match after they did so well on defence through this contest. However, the Bulls go marching on and have now won both their two tour matches so far.

Conversion79 CONVERSION, BULLS, STEYN! 24-27. Steyn adds the two points to extend his side's narrow lead!

TRY78 TRY, BULLS, W KRUGER! 24-25. Werner Kruger shows great strength as he drives over the Tahs' line with two defenders on his back before dotting down!

77 Arno Botha and Hougaard does well to take Lopeti Tomani over the Tahs' try-line after the big number eight takes the ball into contact off the base of a scrum.

76 The Bulls are on the attack at a line-out on the Waratahs' five-metre line but replacement hooker Willie Wepener is blown up for a crooked throw! How vital will that mistake be?

74 Basson does well when he wins valuable yardage for his side from an attacking run from deep inside his half. He puts in a box kick which is gathered by Barnes inside the Waratahs' half but Basson bundles him into touch.

Penalty72 PENALTY, WARATAHS, MCKIBBIN! 24-20. Replacement scrum-half Brendan McKibbin adds the extras after CJ Stander plays the ball on the ground at a ruck.

Penalty68 PENALTY, BULLS, STEYN! 21-20. Steyn adds another three points to his side's total after the Waratahs are pinned for an infringement at a ruck.

66 Kirchner does brilliantly when he takes a high ball from mid-air to put his side on the front foot.

TRY63 TRY, WARATAHS, PAKALANI! 21-17. The Waratahs strike back quickly when Atieli Pakalani is put in the clear and he dots down in the corner! Barnes misses with the conversion attempt.

Conversion60 CONVERSION, BULLS, STEYN! 16-17. Steyn slots the spot kick and his team is back in the lead!

TRY59 TRY, BULLS, NDUNGANE! 16-15. The Bulls back themselves when they are awarded a penalty close to the Waratahs' try-line. They run the ball and Ndungane runs onto a pass from Morne Steyn and slips through to touch down.

55 The Bulls are desperate to get back into this match. Kirchner gets possession just inside his opponents' half and puts in a grubber kick which rolls into touch on the The edge of the Tahs' 22 metre line.

52 The Waratahs attack off the base of a scrum just inside their half but the move comes to nothing when Adam Ashley-Cooper knocks on.

Penalty48 PENALTY, WARATAHS, BARNES! 16-10. Barnes adds another three points after Chilliboy Ralepelle is pinned for an infringement at a ruck.

47 The Waratahs find it difficult to break down the Bulls' defence but are met by a solid wall of defenders.

43 The Waratahs are soon on the attack deep inside the Bulls' half. They are awarded a scrum on their opponents five-metre line from which they can launch an attack.

40 Steyn gets the second half started and Kane Douglas rises high to gather his kick. The ball soon comes out to the Waratahs backs who set up a couple of phases inside their half.

Half-time Waratahs 13 Bulls 10

40 The Waratahs gain possession after Steyn launches a bomb. Barnes casully puts the ball into touch to bring proceedings to a close. The Tahs hold a slight edge but this match is can still go either way. The Bulls have fought back well after they seemed a bit shell-shocked by hosts' fine start. The second half should be an intriguing battle as both sides go in search of the victory.

37 The Bulls go on the attack inside the Waratahs' half. They string 10 phases together before a pass from Kruger to lock partner Flip van der Merwe goes forward.

Penalty35 PENALTY, WARATAHS, BARNES! 13-10. Barnes makes no mistake with the spot-kick after Dawie Steyn is penalised for illegal scrummaging.

33 Deon Stegmann leaves the field after injuring his shoulder in a tackle on Chris Alcock. He is replaced by Arno Botha.

31 Halangahu gets a lucky break when he tries to put in a clearance kick from deep inside his 22. The kick goes straight up into the air and luckily for the home side it bounces forward off a Bulls hand when it comes down just outside the Tahs' 22.

29 Steyn puts in an aimless kick from inside his half which rolls over the Waratahs' try-line. Luckily for him it doesn't go over the dead-ball line and the Tahs must restart from their 22 metre line.

Conversion25 CONVERSION, BULLS, STEYN! 10-10. Steyn adds the two points to make it all square.

TRY24 TRY, BULLS, HOUGAARD! 10-8. Francois Hougaard breaks around the fringe of a ruck close to the Waratahs' try-line and bounces off two tackles before forcing his way and dotting down!

Yellow Card23 YELLOW CARD, WARATAHS, MUMM. Dean Mumm is sent to the sin bin after taking out Juandre Kruger in the air at a line-out.

20 Daniel Halanagahu comes in to the line and runs onto a pass from Barnes just inside the Bulls' 22. He tries to offload but his pass is intercepted by Morne Steyn. The Bulls consolidate and soon clear their line with a kick upfield.

Conversion17 CONVERSION, WARATAHS, BARNES! 10-3. Barnes adds the extras to extend his side's lead.

TRY16 TRY, WARATAHS, HORNE! 8-3. Rob Horne dots down after slicing through the Bulls defence off a well-worked move from a line-out just outside the visitors' 22!

Penalty13 PENALTY, WARATAHS, BARNES! 3-3. Berrick Barnes draws his team level after Deon Stegmann fails to release a tackled player on the ground.

Penalty10 PENALTY, BULLS, M STEYN! 0-3. Morne Steyn opens the scoring after the Waratahs infringe at a line-out on the edge of their 22 metre line.

7 The Bulls do well on defence close to their try-line when Zane Kirchner brings Tom Kingston to ground with a text-book tackle. The Waratahs wing is soon penalised when he hold s onto the ball on the ground.

4 After the Waratahs receive a tap penalty when the Bulls push early at the scrum, Sarel Pretorius taps and runs and passes to Barnes who goes over the try-line but is held up by two of the visitors' defenders!

3 The Waratahs are on the attack with a scrum close to the Bulls' try-line. This after tasking the ball through 11 phases.

Kick-off Berrick Barnes gets us underway! His kick is deep and soon comes out to Morne Steyn who kicks upfield but fails to find touch.

Team News Bulls coach Frans Ludeke has been forced to make four changes to his line-up due to injuries. Prop Dean Greyling, replacement prop Frik Kirsten, flanker Jacques Potgieter and midfielder Wynand Olivier - who all played in the 41-35 win over the Rebels last week - were ruled out of today's clash. Dawie Steyn will replace Greyling in the front row, while Rayno Gerber will replace Kirsten on the bench. With openside flanker Deon Stegmann fit again, Ludeke decided to move incumbent CJ Stander to the blindside where he will replace Jacques Potgieter. Olivier is replaced by Francois Venter and will team up with Johann Sadie, who takes over from JJ Engelbrecht at outside centre.

Team News Waratahs coach Michael foley has made seven personnel and three positional changes to his run-on side. Rocky Elsom returns to lead the side on the flank at the expense of Dave Dennis while Dean Mumm returns to the second row in place of Sitaleki Timani. This week also sees the return of centre Rob Horne (following a two-week suspension) and injured flanker Chris Alcock. The latter takes over from Jono Jenkins whilst Horne will line up in the centre alongside Adam Ashley-Cooper, with Daniel Halangahu returning to the starting side to assume the number 15 jersey and Tom Kingston reverting to wing. Sarel Pretorius also gets a start in place of Brendan McKibbin and John Ulugia takes over from the injured Tatafu Polota-Nau at hooker.

Welcome Hello and welcome to the Allianz Stadium in Sydney for this Super Rugby clash between the hosts, the Waratahs, and the Bulls. Team news follows shortly.

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