Pollard stars as Bulls snap losing streak

Pollard stars as Bulls snap losing streak

Yahoo Singapore·2017-04-16 14:33

Fly-half Handre Pollard booted 16 points as Northern Bulls snapped a three-loss Super Rugby run by defeating Jaguares of Argentina 26-13 in Pretoria Saturday.

The Springbok fly-half converted tries by winger Trevor Ismaiel and lock Lood de Jager and slotted four penalties in a flawless goal-kicking performance.

Fly-half Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias converted a try by scrum-half Gonzalo Bertranou and kicked two penalties for the South Americans.

Bulls led 13-3 at half-time in a scrappy round 8 match at Loftus Versfeld stadium that provided little entertainment for a small Easter holiday crowd

The result was far more important for the hosts than the manner in which it was achieved after a humiliating loss to the lowly Sunwolves in Tokyo last weekend.

"We desperately needed a win after a disappointing tour to New Zealand and Japan," said Bulls hooker and former Springboks captain Adriaan Strauss.

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