If Friday night was awful for Bulls supporters, it got even worse on Saturday afternoon when the Wildebeest smashed the Vodacom Cup Bulls.
Michael Vlismas reports that the 22-13 win ranks as one of the big upsets in the past few seasons of the competition. The Bulls led 13-5 at halftime in Durban but were blown away in the second half.
In Cape Town, Western Province’s dismal run in the competition continued when the Lions easily beat them 24-20. The visitors led 24-5 and a late flurry added some sanity to the scoreboard.
On Friday night @lantic Pumas fullback Casper Steyn delivered another clinical kicking display in his sideÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 31-17 victory over the Boland Cavaliers at the Boland Stadium.
Steyn slotted two conversions, four penalties and scored a try for a personal points tally of 21.
Both teams scored three tries apiece in the match, but it was the accuracy of SteynÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s boot that made the difference.
Griquas were made to work hard for their 36-31 win over the Mighty Elephants at the EPRFU Stadium, which puts the defending championsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ campaign back on track after a shock defeat at the hands of the Cavaliers the week before.
In the weekendÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s other matches, the Griffons beat the Border Bulldogs 60-10 at the North West Stadium. And at Outeniqua Park, the Falcons outplayed the Eagles to defeat them 38-6.