Crusaders Lose To Bulls

The Crusaders have lost to the Bulls in Pretoria tonight - Final Score Bulls 31 (18) Crusaders 19 (16).  To view highlights click here.

Scorers

Bulls 
Tries - F.,Hougaard, B. Odendaal, G.Hattingh
Pen - H.Pollard 4
Con - H.Pollard 2

Crusaders
Tries - N.Nadolo
Pen - D.Carter 4
Con - D.Carter

Match Officials
Referee: Angus Gardner
Assistant Ref 1: Marius van der Westhuizen
Assistant Ref 2: Stephan Geldenhuys
TMO :Deon van Blommestein

Teams

Bulls

Jesse Kriel, Francois Hougaard, JJ Engelbrecht, Burger Odendaal, Bjorn Basson, Handre Pollard, Rudy Paige , Pierre Spies (c), Arno Botha, Deon Stegmann, Victor Matfield , Jacques du Plessis, Trevor Nyakane, Adriaan Strauss, Morne Mellett.

Replacements: Jaco Visagie, Dean Greyling, Marcel van der Merwe, Grant Hattingh, Hanro Liebenberg, Piet van Zyl, Tian Schoeman, Jurgen Visser.

Crusaders

1. Joe Moody , 2 . Ben Funnell , 3 Owen Franks , 4 Luke Romano , 5 , Sam Whitelock , 6 Jordan Taufua , 7 Richie McCaw , 8 Kieran Read (c) , 9 Andy Ellis , 10 Dan Carter , 11 Nemani Nadolo , 12 Tom Taylor , 13 Ryan Crotty , 14 Kieron Fonotia , 15 , Israel Dagg

Replacements : 16 Codie Taylor , 17 Wyatt Crockett ,18 . Nepo Laulala, 19 Jimmy Tupou ,20 Matt Todd , 21. Mitchell Drummond, 22. Colin Slade, 23 David Havil

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