Agence France-PresseJuly 13, 2013 16:01
Northern Bulls lost first place in the Super 15 table after a final-round 30-13 hammering at Western Stormers Saturday.
The Cape Town side played inspirational rugby at Newlands and left supporters wondering how they could finish only seventh and miss the play-off series.
Bulls had no answer to the brilliant attacking and defending of their long-time foes, and slipped to second on the final standings.
Waikato Chiefs of New Zealand collected 66 points, Bulls 63 and ACT Brumbies of Australia 60 to occupy the top three places as national conference winners.