2 Mar 2014

Bulls score first win, beat Lions

6:40 am on 2 March 2014

First-five Jacques-Louis Potgieter kicked 20 points as South Africa's Bulls claimed their first win of the Super Rugby season with a 25-17 victory over the Lions at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria.

Potgieter, starting in place of Louis Fouche, who was dropped after poor performances in the losses to the Sharks and Cheetahs, kicked a conversion, five penalties and a dropped goal as the Bulls dominated territory and possession in wet conditions.

Their only try came midway through the first half to centre Jan Serfontein.

The Lions, who won their opening two matches against the Cheetahs and Stormers, grabbed tries through Stefan Watermeyer and Willie Wepener, but fell short of a losing bonus point.