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RugbyU: Bulls down Blues for South African whitewash

The Northern Bulls completed a South African whitewash over New Zealand sides with an upset 28-21 win over the Auckland Blues in their Super 15 clash at Eden Park on Sunday. The Bulls' first victory over the Blues since 2009 followed the Central Cheetahs downing the Otago Highlanders 36-19 and the Western Stormers holding off the reigning champions Waikato Chiefs 36-34. All three victories were the result of dominating the New Zealand sides in the forwards. "It's pretty good, I must say," declared Bulls skipper Pierre Spies.

RugbyU: Super 15 - Auckland Blues 21 Northern Bulls 28

Result of a Super 15 rugby match between the Auckland Blues and Northern Bulls at Eden Park on Sunday: Auckland Blues (NZL) 21 Northern Bulls (RSA) 28 (H-t: 6-15) Scorers Blues - Tries: Charles Piutau, Rene Ranger. Conversion: Baden Kerr. Penalties: Kerr (3) Bulls - Tries: Lionel Mapoe, Akona Ndungane, Arno Botha. Conversions: Morne Steyn (2). Penalties: Steyn (3) Referee: Garratt Williamson (NZL) afp

Rugby-Bulls 28 Auckland Blues 21 - Super Rugby result

March 10 (Reuters) - Bulls (South Africa) beat Auckland Blues (New Zealand) 28-21 (halftime 15-6) in a Super Rugby match at Eden Park, Auckland on Sunday. Scorers: Bulls - Tries: Lionel Mapoe, Akona Ndungane, Arno Botha; Conversions: Morne Steyn (2); Penalties: Steyn (3). Blues - Tries: Charles Piutau, Rene Ranger; Conversion: Baden Kerr; Penalties: Kerr (3). (Compiled by Nick Mulvenney, editing by Patrick Johnston)

RugbyU: Super 15 results - collated

Collated Super 15 southern hemisphere provincial championship results Saturday: At Hamilton Chiefs (NZL, holders) 45 Cheetahs (RSA) 3 At Pretoria Bulls (RSA) 36 Force (AUS) 26 At Durban Sharks (RSA) 12 Stormers (RSA) 6 Friday At Auckland Blues (NZL) 34 Crusaders (NZL) 15 At Sydney Waratahs (AUS) 31 Rebels (AUS) 26 At Brisbane Reds (AUS) 18 Hurricanes (NZL) 12 Byes: Brumbies (AUS), Highlanders (NZL), Kings (RSA)

RugbyU: Super 15 - Bulls 36 Force 26

Result of a Super 15 match at Loftus Versfeld stadium Saturday: Northern Bulls (RSA) 36 Western Force (AUS) 26 H-t: 14-9 Scorers Bulls - Tries: Morne Steyn, Sampie Mastriet, Jean Cook, Werner Kruger. Conversions: Steyn (2). Penalties: Steyn (4) Force - Tries: Angus Cottrell, Toby Lynn. Conversions: Sias Ebersohn (2). Penalties: Ebersohn (2). Drop goal: Ebersohn (2) Referee: Jason Jaftha (RSA) dl/dj

RugbyU: Inexperience no handicap for Chiefs, Kings and Blues

Inexperience proved no barrier for the defending champion Waikato Chiefs, newcomers Southern Kings and revamped Auckland Blues as they defied Super 15 predictions at the weekend. The Northern Bulls and Queensland Reds were also victorious in their opening matches, winning feisty local derby encounters with bitter rivals Western Stormers and NSW Waratahs. The ACT Brumbies remain at the head of the table with their second win from two outings, and as the New Zealand and South African franchises opened their accounts the Chiefs and Kings slotted into second and third places.

RugbyU: Bulls 25 Stormers 17

Result of a Super 15 rugby match between the Bulls and Stormers at Loftus Versfeld on Friday: Bulls (RSA) 25 Stormers (RSA) 17 Ht: 9-0 Scorers: Bulls Tries - Ralepelle; Cons - Steyn; Pens - Steyn (6) Stormers Tries - De Villiers, A Bekker; Cons - Pietersen (2); Pens - Pietersen Referee: Jaco Peyper (RSA) afp

Rugby-Bulls 25 Stormers 17 - Super Rugby result

PRETORIA, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Bulls (South Africa) beat Stormers (South Africa) 25-17 (halftime 9-0) in a Super Rugby match at Loftus Versfeld on Friday. Scorers: Bulls - Try: Chiliboy Ralepelle; Conversion: Morne Steyn; Penalties: Steyn (6). Stormers - Tries: Jean de Villiers, Andries Bekker; Conversions. Joe Pietersen (2). Penalty: Pietersen. (Compiled by Nick Said, editing by John Mehaffey)
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