The Blue Bulls kept their slim play-off hopes alive when they edged Western Province 28-20 in a thrilling Currie Cup match at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday.
The teams scored three tries each, in a game in which the Bulls took a healthy 17-3 half-time lead, and then held on in the face of a ferocious second-half comeback by the Cape Town outfit.
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For the Blue Bulls:
Tries: Stander, Kirchner, Olivier
Cons: Brummer 3
Pens: Brummer 2
For Western Province:
Tries: Poolman (46th min), Brache (59th min), Kolisi (78th min)
Blue Bulls: 15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 Wynand Olivier, 12 Frans Venter, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Francois Brummer, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 CJ Stander, 7 Jacques Potgieter, 6 Dewald Potgieter, 5 Juandré Kruger, 4 Flip van der Merwe, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Gary Botha (captain), 1 Dean Greyling.
Replacements: 16 Willie Wepener, 17 Rossouw de Klerk, 18 Gerrit-Jan van Velze, 19 Arno Botha, 20 Dustin Jinka, 21 Marnitz Boshoff, 22 Jurgen Visser.
Western Province: 15 Conrad Jantjes, 14 Danie Poolman, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Marcel Brache, 11 JJ Engelbrecht, 10 Isma-eel Dollie, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Nick Köster, 7 Tertius Daniller, 6 Nick Fenton-Wells, 5 De Kock Steenkamp, 4 Hilton Lobberts, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Tiaan Liebenberg (captain), 1 Steven Kitshoff.
Replacements: 16 Deon Fourie, 17 Frans Malherbe, 18 Nizaam Carr, 19 Siya Kolisi, 20 Quinn Roux, 21 Nic Groom, 22 Berton Klaasen.
Referee: Lesego Legoete
Assistant referees: Jason Jaftha, Cobus Wessels
TMO: Johann Meuwesen
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