The Vodacom Bulls suffered a fourth straight Super Rugby tour defeat after going down 15-9 to the Force in Perth on Saturday. The Western Australian side has been a powerful team this year and they continued to play their best. As the rain poured it made it hard for the teams to play running rugby but they made the best of what they had.
Frans Ludeke’s men were the first to open the score board after Jacques-Louis Potgieter took a penalty and made it count. Minutes later Potgieter made use of another penalty and increased the Bulls score. A penalty from Sias Ebersohn saw the home side coming back into the game, making the score 6-3.
Dean Greyling was penalised for not rolling away which saw the home side being awarded a penalty at a very easy kicking range. Sias Ebersohn made no mistake which saw both teams at six points each. The South Africans had started off strongly but Ebersohn took control and put his team back in the game. The first half ended at 6-6.
The second half saw the Force moving ahead on the score board as Ebersohn took another penalty and made it count. The Bulls’ mistakes cost them as they handed the hosts chances to get ahead. The visitors failed to roll away at the breakdown which saw the Western Australians being awarded a penalty.
Ebersohn did not disappoint as he took his team to 12-6. The Pretoria side started showing their frustration which saw them being penalised. The Force won another penalty where Ebersohn finished flawlessly. The Bulls finally got back in the game after they won a penalty and made it count, the score was sitting at 15-9 to the Perth franchise and that is how it would end.