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Super Rugby Round 8 Review: Hurricanes 25 - 20 Vodacom Bulls

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The Vodacom Bulls produced a strong display against the Hurricanes despite undertaking the long journey to New Zealand only three days prior to the match, with their performance featuring solid attack and defence.

The Hurricanes’ only try of the match was scored by fullback André Taylor in the 16th minute, while the Vodacom Bulls outscored the hosts two tries to one. Unfortunately for the Pretoria side, they created a handful of other try-scoring chances, but battled to convert them into points.

Penalties at crucial times, however, proved to be the visitors’ downfall, as Hurricanes flyhalf Beauden Barrett slotted over six penalties in total – two of which were in the last nine minutes to seal the victory for his team.

The Vodacom Bulls’ defeat against the Hurricanes marked their first since the 2008 season in which they went down 50-22 against the Wellington team at Loftus Versfeld. Their last away defeat against the Hurricanes was in 2007 when they suffered a 17-9 defeat.

The result also brought an end to the Vodacom Bulls’ unbeaten run, which was capped at four matches.

Scorers:

Hurricanes – Try: André Taylor. Conversion: Beauden Barrett . Penalty goals: Beauden Barrett (6).

Vodacom Bulls – Tries: Handre Pollard, Jurgen Visser. Conversions: Handre Pollard, Jacques-Louis Potgieter. Penalty goals: Jacques-Louis Potgieter (2).