Curry Cup Result: Beating WP Bulls in Thriller Loftus
The Western Province (and the Stormers) continued to dominate Bulls on Friday night when they beat their hosts at Loftus Versfeld 41-33 in a thrilling and highly entertaining Curry Cup second round clash.
Bye Western Province scored only four attempts against the Bulls’ five, visiting No. 10 Kade Wolhuter scored well on goal, he converted three conversions, five penalties and scored 26 points.
This was the second trot victory for Western Province, which opened its cup curry campaign with a victory over the Lions last weekend, also away from home.
And for the Bulls, it was the second loss in a row after losing to the Pumas last Sunday.
The Stormers (WP) also recently beat the Bulls in two United Rugby Championship games.
However, the Bulls, although they lost on the night, will be happy with many aspects of their game. They played with intensity and hunger, and some of their performances were second to none. They also performed well on offense and in set pieces.
Bulls rugby director Jake White and Curry Cup coach Edgar Marutlull have nothing to complain about, except perhaps for occasional poor discipline as well as some indifferent tackling.
As for the guests, they again became worthy winners. They showed a good all-round game, even if they missed a few tackles, but they scored some great attempts in the process.
Volhuter is gaining momentum
The hosts led 19-18 at halftime after a resounding first half with tries scored by Sbu Nkosi, Kornal Hendrix and Zach Burger, while the visitors crossed over Paul de Wet and Wolhuter.
Western Province quickly wiped out the Bulls lead early in the second half when Ruhan Nel left, but two quick runs by the Bulls, Johan Grobbelar and François Klopper, saw the home side take a 33–25 lead.
But with just over a quarter left to go, a stunning attempt by Clayton Blommetzies, after Jean-Luc du Plessis’ superb swinging relief and three Wolhuter late penalties, saw Western Province win. line.