Bulls crush Force

The Blue Bulls stampeded to a 54-0 win against the Western Force at Loftus on Friday afternoon.

It was the perfect preparation for the Pretoria side who are looking to regain their Currie Cup crown this season.

Despite missing 28 first-choice players to the Boks and Baby Boks, the Bulls were simply far too good for the Perth franchise that finished last in the Super 14 this year.

Captain Frikkie Welsh cut inside and bounced off two tackles to score the game’s first try early on, before right wing Akona Ndungane came into the backline and scored in the left-hand corner to make it 14-0.

On the stroke of half-time, lock Adriaan Fondse went over to give the home side a 21-0 lead.

In the second half the Bulls forwards, led by Bok flank Tim Dlulane and former Leeds prop Rayno Gerber, took control of the game.

Dlulane, voted Man of the Match, was twice driven over the tryline from a line-out and he was followed by former SA U21 captain Derick Kuun, who also scored a double.

Utility back Riaan van der Berg broke a midfield tackle to take the Bulls past 50, leaving the dejected Force with three tour defeats from as many matches.

Blue Bulls – Tries: Tim Dlulane (2), Derick Kuün (2), Akona Ndungane, Frikkie Welsh, Adriaan Fondse, Riaan van der Bergh. Conversions: Morné Steyn (6), Jacques-Louis Potgieter.