Heineken Champions Cup: Vodacom Bulls 39-28 Exeter Chiefs

Heineken Champions Cup: Vodacom Bulls 39-28 Exeter Chiefs


Wandisile Simelane scored Bulls’ fourth try to earn the bonus point against Exeter Chiefs
Vodacom Bulls: (20) 39
Tries: Louw, Kriel, Vermaak, Simelane 2 Grobbelaar Pens: Smith Cons: Smith 2, Goosen
Exeter: (14) 28
Tries: Hodge, Kata, Kirsten, Jenkins Cons: J Simmonds 2, Skinner 2

Bulls avenged last month’s defeat at Exeter Chiefs with a bonus-point victory over the Premiership side’s 14 men in the Heineken Champions Cup.

Elrigh Louw, David Kriel and Ruan Vermaak scored first-half tries for the hosts, while Exeter hit back through Josh Hodge and Solomone Kata.

Wandisile Simelane scored twice and Johan Grobbelaar crossed after the break while Henry Slade was sent off.

Former Bull Jannes Kirsten and Dafydd Jenkins won a losing bonus for Chiefs.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Bulls: Arendse; Moodie, Simelane, Vorster, Kriel; Smith, Burger; Steenekamp, Grobbelaar, Smith, Vermaak, Nortje (capt), Van Staden, Carr, Louw

Replacements: Du Plessis, Smith, Klopper, Swanepoel, Steenkamp, Papier, Goosen, Mapoe

Exeter: Hodge; Nowell, Slade (capt), Kata, Woodburn; J Simmonds, S Maunder; Sio, Innard, Williams, Dunne, Jenkins, Ewers, Tshiunza, S Simmonds

Replacements: Yeandle, Kenny, Iosefa-Scott, Kirsten, Fisilau, J Maunder, Skinner, O’Loughlin

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