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Super 14: Bulls defeat Chiefs 30-27

Super 14: Bulls defeat Chiefs 30-27

Springbok wing Bryan Habana scored a try after the final hooter Saturday to give the Bulls a 30-27 win over the Chiefs of New Zealand in the Super 14 match.
The Chiefs took a two-point lead through a penalty from Stephen Donald with three minutes left, and had looked likely to become the second team in just over a week to upset the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld Stadium. Western Force also won 30-27 here last weekend.
The Chiefs' enterprising play was rewarded with a three tries to two margin over the more conservative Bulls.
The Chiefs started fast in the first half, taking a 10-0 lead after 10 minutes, including a converted try by Lelia Masaga.
But the Bulls dragged themselves back into contention with a pair of penalties from Morne Steyn.
Springbok lock Bakkies Botha _ in his first game back from injury _ then barged over for a try as the Bulls powerful forward play began to assert itself.
Springbok prop Gurthro Steenkamp also scored a try eight minutes later, and another penalty by Steyn put the Bulls into a 19-10 lead at halftime.
The Chiefs started the second half by spreading the attacks out wide. That gave them a try by fullback Dwayne Sweeney, and another by Masaga as they pressured the Bulls into defensive play.
Flyhalf Derrick Hougaard was brought on and kicked a penalty in the 64th to give the Bulls a single point lead.
Donald then scored his penalty, forcing the Bulls to finally attack in search of the winning points, hitting left and right as the clock ran down.
After the final hooter had sounded, Habana took a delicately timed pass from Jaco van der Westhyuzen to crash over in the corner.
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Scores:
Bulls 30 (Bakkies Botha, Gurthro Steenkamp, Bryan Habana tries; Morne Steyn 3, Derrick Hougaard 2 penalties) def. Chiefs 27 (Lelia Masaga 2, Dwayne Sweeney tries; Stephen Donald 3 conversions; Donald 2 penalties). Halftime 19-10.


Updated : 2021-10-21 22:04 GMT+08:00