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SA Rugby Media Release - Late Kriel try clinch it for Pretoria side - Vodacom Super Rugby Round 9 Roundup
SA Rugby Media Release - Late Kriel try clinch it for Pretoria side - Vodacom Super Rugby Round 9 Roundup
Posted on Monday, April 24, 2017
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  • Southern Kings finish Australian tour on winning note
  • Emirates Lions edge past Jaguares in Johannesburg

Springbok midfielder Jesse Kriel scored the winning try close to the end of the game to seal a dramatic 20-14 comeback win for the Vodacom Bulls over the Toyota Cheetahs in their tense local derby on Saturday evening in Pretoria.

Kriel’s try secured a crucial win for his team who have now managed to register consecutive wins for the first time this season, following their success over the Jaguares last weekend. The Bulls rallied to win this Vodacom Super Rugby round nine games after trailing for most of the match.

The Cell C Sharks could only manage a frustrating 9-9 draw with the Melbourne Rebels in the late fixture in Durban. Earlier in the day, the DHL Stormers stumbled to a disappointing 57-24 loss to the unbeaten Crusaders in Christchurch. 

 

Friday did, however, deliver two wins for the local franchise teams. Deon Davids’ brave Southern Kings side overturned their 17-7 halftime deficit to edge the Waratahs 26-24 in Sydney to finish their Australian visit on a winning note. The Kings played very well in the second half.

 

Springbok pivot Elton Jantjies kicked the winning penalty to complete the Emirates Lions’ 24-21 fightback against the Jaguares after both sides have scored three tries apiece in their tough Friday evening tussle on the Highveld.

 

Following the latest round of action, it is the Emirates Lions who are the leading local team with regards to league points. The Africa Conference 2 leaders have collected 32 points from their eight games played so far, eight more than the second placed Cell C Sharks.

 

The Stormers are leading the Africa Conference 1 standings on 26 points and they are followed by the Vodacom Bulls on 13.

 

Johan Ackermann’s team side now travels to Perth on Sunday without Springbok flank Jaco Kriel, who will stay behind as a result of the knee injury he suffered against the Jaguares. They face the Force, Rebels and Brumbies on their three-match tour of Australia.

 

Meanwhile, Loftus Versfeld continues to be an unhappy hunting ground for the team from Bloemfontein, where the Free State outfit now has managed just one win in their last nine visits to Pretoria. Midfielder Kriel completed a slick counter attack to clinch the game, however, the hosts first had to pull off a desperate try-saving tackle to stop Raymond Rhule from snatching the game. 

 

Cell C Sharks flyhalf Curwin Bosch and Melbourne Rebels fullback Reece Hodge slotted three penalties each in Durban where both teams were reduced to 14 men. The hosts lost centre Andre Esterhuizen for a dangerous tackle in the 17th minute while Rebels skipper Nic Stirzaker was sent off towards the end for a second bookable offence.

 

Vodacom Super Rugby information (click on the links below for access to the match centre):

FIXTURES AND RESULTS | LOGS | STATS UPDATE

Cell C Sharks 9, Rebels 9

Scorers

Cell C Sharks 9 - Penalties: Curwin Bosch (3).

Rebels 9 – Penalties: Reece Hodge (3).

 

Vodacom Bulls 20, Toyota Cheetahs 14

Scorers

Vodacom Bulls 20 – Tries: Jacques Potgieter, Jesse Kriel; Conversions: Tian Schoeman (2); Penalties: Schoeman (2).

Toyota Cheetahs 14 – Try: Paul Schoeman; Penalties: Niel Marais (3).

 

Crusaders 57, DHL Stormers 24

Scorers

Crusaders 57 - Tries: George Bridge (3), Kieran Read (2), Michael Alaalatoa, Peter Samu; Conversions: Richie Mo''unga (7); Penalty: Richie Mo''unga.

DHL Stormers 24 - Tries: Cheslin Kolbe, Bjorn Basson, Frans Malherbe; Conversions: Robert du Preez (3); Penalty: Du Preez.

 

Emirates Lions 24, Jaguares 21

Scorers

Emirates Lions 24 - Tries: Harold Vorster, Lionel Mapoe, Ruan Ackermann; Conversions: Elton Jantjies (3); Penalty: Jantjies.
Jaguares 21 - Tries: Matias Orlando, Rodrigo Baez, Guido Petti; Conversions: Nicolas Sanchez (3).

 

Waratahs 24, Southern Kings 26

Scorers

Waratahs 24 – Tries: Taqele Naiyaravoro (2), Cam Clark, Rob Horne; Conversions: Bernard Foley (2).

Southern Kings 26 – Tries: Justin Forwood, Masixole Banda, Michael Willemse, Penalty Try; Conversions: Lionel Cronje (2).

 

Other Round 9 results

Friday, 21 April

Hurricanes 56, Brumbies 21

 

Saturday, 22 April

Highlanders 40, Sunwolves 15

Force 7, Chiefs 16

 

The updated logs after Round 9:

Africa Conference 1

Pos

Teams

P

W

D

L

PF

PA

PD

TF

TA

PTS

1

DHL Stormers

8

6

0

2

281

212

69

37

28

26

2

Vodacom Bulls

8

3

0

5

178

206

-28

19

24

14

3

Toyota Cheetahs

8

2

0

6

192

280

-88

19

35

10

4

Sunwolves

8

1

0

7

162

346

-184

20

47

5

Africa Conference 2

Pos

Teams

P

W

D

L

PF

PA

PD

TF

TA

PTS

1

Emirates Lions

8

7

0

1

280

196

84

38

21

32

2

Cell C Sharks

8

5

1

2

203

167

36

17

18

24

3

Jaguares

8

4

0

4

210

172

38

23

20

20

4

Southern Kings

8

2

0

6

210

281

-71

27

37

10

Australian Conference

Pos

Teams

P

W

D

L

PF

PA

PD

TF

TA

PTS

1

Brumbies

8

3

0

5

182

176

6

25

21

17

2

Reds

8

2

0

6

161

251

-90

22

34

10

3

Force

7

2

0

5

141

189

-48

17

26

9

4

Waratahs

8

2

0

6

187

263

-76

25

35

9

5

Rebels

7

1

1

5

103

263

-160

9

35

7

New Zealand Conference

Pos

Teams

P

W

D

L

PF

PA

PD

TF

TA

PTS

1

Crusaders

8

8

0

1

295

150

145

44

17

36

2

Hurricanes

8

7

0

1

369

152

217

56

19

33

3

Chiefs

8

7

0

1

229

153

76

28

14

33

4

Highlanders

8

5

0

3

208

167

41

22

21

23

5

Blues

8

3

0

5

224

191

33

28

24

17

Issued by SA Rugby Communications

29
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