19 May 2013

Highlanders bucked by Bulls

1:18 pm on 19 May 2013

The Highlanders' season of woe continued in Pretoria this morning where they were beaten by the Bulls 35-18.

The home team dominated from the start and notched their first try inside three minutes through JJ Engelbrecht.

Further touchdowns from Akona Ndungane and Pierre Spies put them out of sight before Jano Vermaak grabbed a bonus-point try late on.

The Highlanders were let down by poor discipline with Maritino Nemani and Chris King sent to the sin bin in the second half, meaning they played for 20 minutes with 14 men.

Their consolation tries came from Japanese halfback Fumiaki Tanaka and centre Tamati Ellison late in the game.

Elsewhere in Super Rugby, the Waratahs beat the Brumbies 28-22 and the Reds lost to the Cheetahs 27-13.