Mon, Mar 11, 2013 - Page 19 News List

Bulls beat Blues in own backyard

FORWARD DOMINATION:The Auckland Blues lost their first match to the Northern Bulls since 2009 after the Bulls’ forwards overpowered the Kiwis

AFP and Reuters,AUCKLAND, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, South

After the restart the Chiefs pulled back with a Gareth Anscombe penalty, though the Stormers soon extended their lead with another try when scrumhalf Nic Groom wriggled through the narrowest of gaps to score.

A Pieterson conversion took the lead out to 33-20, but the Chiefs showed their star quality when they scored two converted tries to a solitary Stormers penalty to get themselves to within two again.

Ngatai was set-up by a great break from Anscombe and coasted in before Andrew Horrell went over in the corner for the bonus-point try after some wonderful handling by the backs.

In Port Elizabeth, Patrick Lambie scored all the points for the Coastal Sharks as they ground out a 21-12 victory over the Southern Kings on Saturday in a fiery, tryless Super 15 clash.

The Springbok flyhalf succeeded with his six penalty attempts at a near-full Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in the Indian Ocean city.

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