May 15, 2017
Welcome to our new feature Super Rugby with me, #D
Vodacom Super Rugby Results:
Chiefs 35 – Force 27
Good workmanlike performance by previous champions the Chiefs. The game was effectively over when Ian Prior was red carded for a tip-tackle. The Force didn’t give up though as they made the Chiefs work for the victory. Chiefs 2nd in the New Zealand conference.
Brumbies 31 – Highlanders 18
Great win for the Brumbies showing keeping them on top of the Austrailian conference. Great game by David Pocock as he scored a first half hatrick. Highlanders dominated play in the second half but to no avail as Brumbies held on for a comprehensive victory.
Crusaders 29 – Blues 15
Crusaders coming back from a disappointing fortnight to bag a bonus point win against the blues. Great performance by Nemani Madolo, even though he wasn’t on the scoresheet. Crusaders remain 4th in conference while the Blues bring up the rear.
Waratahs 18 – Rebels 16
Defending champions prevail in a scrappy affair. Not a game for the books but the Waratahs keep their title defense alive. Waratahs remain 2nd in Austrailian conference while Rebels remain 3rd.
Lions 34 – Cheetahs 29
Lions keeping up their winning streak as they overcame The Cheetahs. Lions remain 3rd on the SA conference log with the Cheetahs bringing up the rear.
Stormers 15 – Bulls 13
It’s no secret that I am a huge stormers supporter. And the boys did not disappoint, as they came out victorious against the Bulls. Wasn’t the best of rugby matches but the Stormers played with heart. The match with be remembered for Duane Vermeulens charge-down that prevented the Bulls from taking the lead. The three wins on the trot take them to the top of the SA conference log and 2nd overall, while the Bulls go 2nd in the conference log.
Hurricanes 35 – Reds 19
Hurricanes Top the overall log with victory against the Reds. Great comeback for the Hurricanes after the loss against Waratahs last week.
Overall it wasn’t the greatest rugby weekend but the conference logs are getting tighter. Three way race in the SA conference with only 4 points separating the top 3 teams. In the Austrailian conference it looks like a two horse race between the Brumbies and Waratahs as they only separated by 4 points. The New Zealand conference The Hurricanes and Chiefs are separated by one point. Exciting and tight times ahead, can’t wait to see how the tournament unfolds in the coming weeks.
As things Stand At the moment
Combined Conferences Log
|5||Vodacom Bulls (Q)||10||6||0||4||259||213||46||5||29|
|10||Cell C Sharks||10||4||0||6||201||241||-40||5||21|
South African Conference
|4||Cell C Sharks||10||4||0||6||201||241||-40||5||21|
New Zealand Conference
Disclaimer: Super Rugby Round up is based on my opinion and logs are from various internet sites.