Auckland – The Bulls kept their hopes of a playoff spot alive with a 22-all draw against the Blues at Eden Park in Auckland on Friday.
The Blues, who led 10-8 at half-time, had a chance to win the game at the death but flyhalf Harry Plummer’s penalty attempt sailed wide.
The Blues scored three tries through prop Ofa Tu’ungafasi, lock Scott
Scrafton and No 8 Akira Ioane. Flyhalf Harry Plumber added two conversions and
The Bulls replied with three tries of their own by loose forward Hanro
Liebenberg, wing Cornal Hendricks and flyhalf Manie Libbok. Libbok, standing in
for the injured Handre Pollard, was also on target with two conversions and
In next weekend’s Round 17 action, the Bulls travel to Dunedin to face the
Highlanders (Friday, June 7 – 09:35 SA time), while the Blues visit Brisbane to
take on the Reds (Friday, June 7 – 11:45 SA time).
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Tries: Ofa Tu’ungafasi, Scott Scrafton, Akria Ioane
Conversions: Harry Plummer (2)
Tries: Cornal Hendricks, Hanro Liebenberg, Manie Libbok
Conversions: Libbok (2)
15 Melani Nanai, 14 Caleb Clarke, 13 TJ Faiane, 12 Ma’a Nonu, 11 Rieko Ioane, 10 Harry Plummer, 9 Jonathan Ruru, 8 Akira Ioane, 7 Blake Gibson (co-captain), 6 Tom Robinson, 5 Scott Scrafton, 4 Patrick Tuipulotu (co-captain), 3 Ofa Tu’ungafasi, 2 James Parsons Leni Apisai, 1 Alex Hodgman
Substitutes: 16 Leni Apisai, 17 Lua Li, 18 Marcel Renata, 19 Gerard Cowley-Tuioti, 20 Hoskins Sotutu, 21 Augustine Pulu, 22 Otere Black, 23 Tanielu Tele’a
15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 Johnny Kotze, 12 Burger Odendaal (captain), 11 Rosko Specman, 10 Manie Libbok, 9 Ivan van Zyl, 8 Paul Schoeman, 7 Hanro Liebenberg, 6 Marco van Staden, 5 RG Snyman, 4 Jason Jenkins, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Schalk Brits, 1 Lizo Gqoboka
Substitutes: 16 Jaco Visagie, 17 Simphiwe Matanzima, 18 Wiehahn Herbst, 19 Jannes Kirsten, 20 Ruan Steenkamp, 21 Andre Warner, 22 JT Jackson, 23 Divan Rossouw