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28 March 2017 12:06 (South Africa)
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SUPER 14 WEEKEND No. 2 ROUNDUP

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    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

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Bulls beat Brumbies hands down; Sharks mauled by Cheetahs; Stormers blow away Waratahs.

Bulls 50 -- Brumbies 32

The Bulls went 50 points plus in two matches when they beat the Brumbies 50-32 after an uninspiring start. Their pack came back after the break when the Pretoria side were 21-20 down. Man of the Match, Morné Steyn, scored 35 points, including two tries in the Bulls’ five-try total.

Photo: Morne Steyn of the Bulls (L) scores a try as Brumbie's Rocky Elsom looks on during their Super 14 rugby match at Loftus Versfeldt in Pretoria February 20, 2010. Picture taken February 20, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

Read more: Sport24, Super 14

 

Highlanders 15 -- Blues 19

Blues fullback Paul Williams went over for two tries against his old team as the Aucklanders came back from some poor scrummaging, rucking and lineout work to claim a narrow win over the Highlanders in Dunedin. Williams scored tries in each half in the Blues fourth straight Super win over the South Island team.

Read more: Stuff, Super 14

 

Reds 41 -- Crusaders 20

The Reds took a bonus point running in four tries against seven-time Super rugby champions the Crusaders. Wallaby star Quade Cooper scored 31 of the Brisbane side’s 41 points total with two tries, three conversions and five penalties. The Crusaders are really missing skipper Richie McCaw, who’s sitting out a few matches to recover from injuries.

Read more: The Times, Super 14

 

Sharks 20 -- Cheetahs 25

The Sharks head off across the ocean to face the Crusaders, Brumbies, Waratahs and Highlanders after their 25-20 defeat to the Cheetahs. They lost to the Chiefs last week in the dying minute by one point, and just aren’t firing. It was skipper John Smit’s 100th Super rugby match, and one he’d rather forget.

Read more: The Citizen, Super 14

 

Lions 65 -- Chiefs 72

The Chiefs beat the Lions 72-65 in a record-breaking Super 14 match. The 137 point total came as both teams scored nine tries, with Lion’s newcomer Wandile Mjekevu and All Blacks centre Richard Kahui each scoring a hat-trick, in a game characterised by poor defensive play.

Read more: Eyewitness News, Keo, Super 14

 

Hurricanes 47 -- Western Force 22

The Hurricanes brushed aside Perth’s Western Force 47-22 in Wellington, after leading 18-8 at halftime. They ran in five tries in the second half by playing an expansive game which saw them make 14 handling errors, but go over for seven tries in total.

Read more: New Zealand Herald, Super 14

 

Stormers 27 -- Waratahs 6

The Waratahs take on Super 14 champions the Bulls next week after going down to the Stormers 27-6. The Stormers ran in three tries to none against an uncharacteristically out-of-sorts Waratahs, who lacked composure, concentration and quality execution. Bryan Habana’s move from the Bulls to the Cape squad added to the Tahs’ misery, as he went over twice in the game.

Read more: iAfrica, The Sydney Morning Herald, Super 14

  • Branko Brkic
    branko3048 a ray
    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

    Recent columns:

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