News24.com | Bulls see off Lions in scrappy Jukskei URC derby

News24.com | Bulls see off Lions in scrappy Jukskei URC derby

Cornal Hendricks scores a try against the Lions.

Cornal Hendricks scores a try against the Lions.

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  • The Bulls got their United Rugby Championship campaign off to a good start when they beat the Lions 31-15 at Ellis Park.
  • The Pretoria team were the better side and committed fewer errors on a warm afternoon in Johannesburg.
  • The Lions once again faltered in a South African derby and have plenty to think about ahead of their European trip.

At Ellis Park

It was a case of a different season, but the same problems for the Lions as they were beaten 31-15 by the Bulls in their United Rugby Championship (URC) opener at Ellis Park on Saturday.

The Lions could be excused for the fact that the game was a season starter, but exhibited the same kind of stage fright that hamstrung them in South African derbies.

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The Bulls, who showed lesser ring rust, did the right things at the right times to keep the Lions comfortably at bay.

The Bulls, last season’s losing finalists, have the comfort of a home game against Edinburgh while the Lions have an away date with Welsh side Ospreys.

The Bulls were deserving of their 15-8 half-time lead as it was earned by some unusually timid rugby from the hosts

…. to be continued
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