Bulls vs Brumbies

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Bulls vs Brumbies

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  1. Bulls 7+

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  2. Bulls 1-7

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  3. Draw

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  4. Brumbies 1-7

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  5. Brumbies 7+

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  1. Alehana

    Alehana Juniors

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    The last three matches between the Bulls and the Brumbies have been won by the team that was playing at home.
    The luck of the new Super Rugby draw caused these two teams to miss each other last year so the last time they played each was in the Super 14.
    The Bulls and the Brumbies have played each other 13 times and the Bulls have only won five times and lost eight matches. This translates to the Bulls winning 39 % of their matches against the Brumbies.
    The average score when these teams play is Bulls 26 and Brumbies 32 but in Pretoria the scores swing in favour of the Bulls to an average of Bulls 30 and Brumbies 25.
    In Pretoria the teams have played each other seven times and surprisingly the Bulls have only won four times and lost three times. However the Brumbies have not won in Pretoria since 2006 when they beat the Bulls 21-27.
    The Bulls have therefore won 57 % of their matches against the Brumbies at Loftus.
    The Brumbies have taken a squad packed with players who are making their first tour of South Africa. This might turn out to be a clever thing by coach Jake White as his players won't be intimidated by Loftus as many won't have played there before.
    The match should be a fantastic clash as the Bulls are looking for an eleventh win over Australian opposition and the Brumbies are currently Australian Conference leaders.
    The Bulls have a bye next weekend so they will throw everything at the Brumbies. Under White, the Brumbies should be fit and should last the 80 minutes but they won't handle the physicality. Bulls to win by 12 - Or more.
    This match will be shown on TV in NZ, Aus, SA and in the UK on Sky Sports HD4.
    Average score: Bulls 26 Brumbies 32
    Last five results
    20 Feb 2010 Bulls v Brumbies 50-32 Pretoria
    17 Apr 2009 Bulls v Brumbies 31-32 Canberra
    09 May 2008 Bulls v Brumbies 28-17 Pretoria
    03 Mar 2007 Bulls v Brumbies 19-7 Canberra
    17 Feb 2006 Bulls v Brumbies 21-27 Pretoria
    Bulls overall record against the Brumbies
    Played 13 , Wins 5 , Losses 8 , Draws 0
    Match No .60: Bulls v Brumbies
    Date Saturday 21 April
    Venue : Pretoria
    Kick Off local: 19:10
    Referee: Marius Jonker
    Assistant Ref 1:Lourens van der Merw
    Assistant Ref 2:Stefan Breytenbach
    TMO:Johann Meuwesen
    Teams
    Bulls
    Zane Kirchner, Akona Ndungane, JJ Engelbrecht, Wynand Olivier, Bjorn Basson, Morne Steyn, Francois Hougaard, Pierre Spies (c), Jacques Potgieter, CJ Stander, Juandre Kruger, Wilhelm Steenkamp, Werner Kruger, Chiliboy Ralepelle, Dean Greyling/Dawie Steyn.
    Replacements: Bongi Mbonambi, Frik Kirsten, Gerrit-Jan van Velze, Arno Botha, Jano Vermaak, Louis Fouche, Johann Sadie
    Brumbies
    1. Ben Alexander,2. Stephen Moore,3. Dan Palmer,4. Scott Fardy,5. Sam Carter,6. Ben Mowen (c),7. Michael Hooper,8. Fotu Auelua,9. Nic White,10. Christian Lealiifano,11. Joe Tomane,12. Pat McCabe,13. Andrew Smith,14. Henry Speight,15. Jesse Mogg
    Replacements:16. Anthony Hegarty,17. Ruaidhri Murphy,18. Peter Kimlin ,19. Ita Vaea,20. Ian Prior,21. Robbie Coleman ,22. Tevita Kuridrani

    http://www.worldcupweb.com/rugby/news/viewarticle.asp?id=34812
     
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  2. skeepe

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    Marius Jonker a clear man of the match for the Bulls, directly responsible for at least 14 points the Bulls shouldn't have had due to his disgustingly one-sided refereeing.

    Particularly when Steyn clearly knocked on but he called play on. f**king disgusting. Then again, a South African ref in charge of a South African side in South Africa... the Brumbies were never going to win no matter how well they played.

    The better side lost thanks to Jonker.
     

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