Blue Bulls maul hapless Welwitschias
July 15, 2016

The Vodacom Blue Bulls ran in a staggering 15 tries as they smashed the Windhoek Draught Welwitschias 95-12 (halftime 38-5) in their provincial tournament match at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Friday.

Left wing Jade Stighling ran in four tries while right wing Alcino Izaaks and flank Abongile Nonkontwana both dotted down twice

Flyhalf Tony Jantjies ended with 19 points as he scored a try and kicked seven conversions as the outgunned Welwitschias slumped to their 13th loss of the season.

The Blue Bulls needed just five minutes to register their first points when Stighling crashed over for a converted try before Izaacs grabbed his first try of the match, in the eighth minute.

The floodgates had opened already and scrumhalf Andre Warner nipped over for a try in the 13th minute as the hosts opened up a 21-point lead.

Stighling nabbed his second try, in the 19th minute, when he went over in the corner before flank Tapiwa Tsomondo crashed over for another try just two minutes later.

Fullback Divan Rossouw then outstripped the defence as he scored a converted try in the 30th minute.

Despite the pounding that they were receiving the Welwitschias had the final say in the first half when eighthman Johann Wohler went over for an unconverted try in the last minute of the half as the Blue Bulls reached the break holding a commanding 38-5 lead.

It took the hosts eight minutes after the restart to add to their lead with No 8 Freddy Ngoza sliding over for an unconverted try.

Stighling completed his hat-trick in the 50th minute before grabbing his fourth try just three minutes later as the Blue Bulls pushed their lead to 57-5.

Jantjies then scored and converted his own try before Nonkontwana stepped his way past three defenders on his way to the tryline.

Replacement loose forward Jsuanre Swanepoel, Izaacs and outside centre Marquit September all scored tries to take the Blue Bulls past the 90-point mark.

The visitors could only grab one consolation try in the second half with fullback Riaan van Zyl dotting down four minutes before the end of the match.


Vodacom Blue Bulls – Tries: Jade Stighling (4), Andre Warner, Alcino Izaacs (2), Tapiwa Tsomondo, Divan Rossouw, Freddy Ngoza, Tony Jantjies, Marquit September, Abongile Nonkontwana (2), Jsuanre Swanepoel; Conversions: Jantjies (7), Joshua Stander (2).

Windhoek Draught Welwitschias – Try: Johann Wohler, Riaan van Zyl; Conversion: Shaun Kaizemi.

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