NEWS ARTICLES
Blue Bulls thrash Limpopo
Michael Todt
MWP
April 20, 2013

Flyhalf Willie du Plessis secured an emphatic total of 40 points as the Vodacom Blue Bulls crushed the Assupol Limpopo Blue Bulls 110-0 (halftime 47-0) in their Vodacom Cup match at the Mogol Club in Lephalale on Saturday.

Du Plessis, along with Ruan Snyman, Dean Greyling, Travis Isamiel and Cournall Skousan, wrapped up a brace of tries as the visitors ran riot with 16 five pointers against the inexperienced Limpopo outfit.

The flyhalf also produced a near-perfect kicking display, and his return of 15 from 16 capped off a convincing performance by his team.

The vulnerable Limpopo defence was punctured for the first time in the fifth minute, as vice-captain Snyman sidled in for his first of the afternoon. Flanker Wiaan Liebenberg was next to cross the whitewash, and by the time the 25-minute mark was reached, both loosehead Greyling and winger Isamiel had opened their accounts to take the visitors to a 40-0 advantage.

The right winger then dotted down for his second 10 minutes from halftime, and, although no further damage was done before the break, the men in Blue were already well out of sight with a 47-point lead.

The home side conceded just two tries in the 15 minutes following the restart, but the beleaguered defence was soon to let the floodgates open.

Du Plessis scored his first in the 55th minute, and had his second just six minutes later. Four further tries before the 70-minute mark rubbed salt into the wounds, and Greyling, along with substitute Skousan, scored their second tries of the afternoon in the final three minutes to bring up the hundred.

The men from Pretoria have now moved above the Leopards XV – who lost their encounter with Griquas – into second place in the North Section standings, while Limpopo remain rooted to the foot of the table having yet to secure a point.

SCORERS

LIMPOPO BLUE BULLS

BLUE BULLS – Tries: Ruan Snyman (2), Wiaan Liebenberg, Dean Greyling (2), Clayton Blommetjies, Hencus van Wyk, Travis Isamiel (2), Sampie Mastriet, Cournall Skousan (2), Willie du Plessis(2), Rohan Jansen van Rensburg, Nardus van der Walt; Conversions: Willie du Plessis (15)

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