Home team Away Team


  • Pietersen, du Plessis, Ludik, Daniel,
    Penalty goals: Michalak, Steyn,
    Conversions: Michalak (2), Bosman,
32 - 10


  • Kirchner,
    Penalty goals: Steyn,
    Conversions: Steyn,
  • Super Rugby
  • Overall Group
  • 6th Jul 2012
  • KO 18:10
  • Ground: Kings Park

Bonus keeps Sharks in hunt

Bulls outscored by four tries to one in Durban

Last updated: 6th July 2012   Subscribe to RSS Feed

bismarck du plessis

Bismarck du Plessis: Sharks hooker scored opening try

tim whitehead sharks v bulls

Tim Whitehead: Sharks centre is stopped in his tracks

Related links


Also see

The Sharks kept their play-off hopes alive with a bonus-point victory over the Bulls in their Super 15 clash in Durban.

The Sharks won 32-10, scoring four tries to one as they moved up to sixth in the standings, one place behind their opponents.

The match was a missed opportunity for the Bulls, who did not take any points and will likely need to beat the Lions next week to stay in play-off contention.

The Sharks will probably need another bonus-point success against the Cheetahs next weekend to make the post-season.

The hosts, who led 20-3 at the break, had tries from Bismarck du Plessis, JP Pietersen, Keegan Daniel and Louis Ludik, while Zane Kirchner was the only man to touch down for the visitors.

The Sharks went ahead in the 12th minute when Du Plessis collected a flick from Marcell Coetzee and charged over.

Frederic Michalak added the conversion, but the Bulls made it 7-3 as Morne Steyn knocked over a penalty.

Moved clear

Frans Steyn banged over a 55-metre penalty to put the hosts further clear and they extended their advantage after 25 minutes when Pietersen dived over for another converted try.

Michalak added another penalty on the half-hour mark as the Sharks led by 17 points at the break.

And they continued in the second half where they left off with Daniel going over to round off a good team move.

Kirchner finally got a try for the Bulls, converted by Morne Steyn, but the Sharks had the last word as Ludik got in down the right to round off victory.

Super 15. Click here to bet.
Forthcoming Bulls Fixtures
Saturday 14th February
Super Rugby
17:05Bulls vs Stormers
Friday 20th February
17:10Bulls vs Hurricanes
Saturday 28th February
15:05Bulls vs Sharks
Saturday 7th March
15:05Cheetahs vs Bulls
Saturday 21st March
15:05Bulls vs Western Force
Saturday 28th March
17:10Bulls vs Crusaders
Saturday 4th April
16:05Lions vs Bulls
Saturday 11th April
16:00Bulls vs Reds
Saturday 18th April
16:05Sharks vs Bulls
Saturday 25th April
18:10Stormers vs Bulls
Saturday 2nd May
18:10Bulls vs Lions

Experts & Blogs

Phil Edwards

Phil Edwards

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