Home team Away Team

Southern Kings

0 - 34

Bulls

  • Ndungane, Vermaak, Potgieter, Serfontein,
    Penalty goals: Steyn,
    Drop goals: Steyn,
    Conversions: Steyn (2), Fouche (2),
  • Super Rugby
  • Overall Group
  • 20th Apr 2013
  • KO 18:10

Super Rugby: Rampant Bulls crush Kings

Last updated: 20th April 2013  

Luke Watson EP Kings training 2012

Luke Watson: replaced after 45 minutes

Morne Steyn passing for Bulls

Morné Steyn: 10 points with the boot

Related links

Teams

Also see

The Bulls moved top of the South African conference after defeating the Kings 34-0 at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday.

It had looked like the Pretoria franchise would be joining the Cheetahs and Sharks on 27 points until two late tries saw them fly up the standings.

The Bulls' win sees them jump from eleventh to third and handily placed in a conference that is wide open.

Frans Ludeke's side needed to claim a bonus-point win to go above the men from Bloemfontein and they were halfway there at the break thanks to tries from Jan Serfontein and Jano Vermaak, with Morné Steyn knocking over ten further points via two conversions, a penalty and a smart drop-goal.

The Kings were not in the game whatsoever in the first-half and it was not a happy return to action for Luke Watson, who was replaced on 45 minutes.

The Bulls went ahead with only six minutes played as Steyn put the ball back inside for Serfontein to cross. The conversion was good from Steyn and he added three more with just over a quarter of the match played.

Superb

The Bulls were over again on 24 minutes with a superb try seeing a breakout from their own 22 being shipped wide to Lionel Mapoe, who raced downfield before interchanging with Serfontein before the number 11 handed to Vermaak to slide in.

Vermaak's converted try made it 17-0 as the Bulls continued to turn the screw in Port Elizabeth, Steyn compounding matters with a drop-goal six minutes before the break.

The second half was a drab affair and the sold-out venue was almost silenced - despite the best efforts of the in-stadium DJ - by a lack of enterprise from either side on Saturday.

However with four minutes remaining in the game the Bulls suddenly came to life and scored tries through replacement flank Jacques Potgieter and wing Akona Ndungane in a result that sets them up nicely for a home clash with the Waratahs next weekend.

Sky Bet Odds:

Click Here for Your Free Bet
Forthcoming Super Rugby Fixtures
TimeFixture
Super Rugby
Friday 13th February
Super Rugby
06:35Crusaders vs Melbourne Rebels
08:40Brumbies vs Reds
17:10Lions vs Hurricanes
Saturday 14th February
06:35Blues vs Chiefs
15:05Sharks vs Cheetahs
17:05Bulls vs Stormers
Sunday 15th February
06:05Waratahs vs Western Force
Friday 20th February
06:35Chiefs vs Brumbies
08:40Melbourne Rebels vs Waratahs
17:10Bulls vs Hurricanes
Saturday 21st February
06:35Highlanders vs Crusaders
08:40Reds vs Western Force
15:05Stormers vs Blues
17:10Sharks vs Lions
Friday 27th February
06:35Highlanders vs Reds
11:00Western Force vs Hurricanes
17:10Cheetahs vs Blues
Saturday 28th February
06:35Chiefs vs Crusaders
08:40Melbourne Rebels vs Brumbies
15:05Bulls vs Sharks
17:10Lions vs Stormers
Friday 6th March
06:35Chiefs vs Highlanders
08:40Brumbies vs Western Force
Saturday 7th March
06:35Blues vs Lions
08:40Reds vs Waratahs

Experts & Blogs

Phil Edwards

Phil Edwards

Read the thoughts and opinions of Phil Edwards with skysports.com