24 June 2019, by: Quintin van Jaarsveld
SUPER RUGBY QUARTERFINALS – BIGGEST TAKEAWAYS
The biggest takeaways from the Super Rugby quarter-finals from a South African perspective, according to Quintin van Jaarsveld.
The quarter-final clash in Wellington had the hallmarks of a classic heavyweight boxing bout. The visiting Bulls were given only a puncher’s chance of pulling off an upset. In the Hurricanes, you had a Muhammad Ali – a lean, fast, fleet-footed, technically and tactically sound pugilist. The Bulls, in turn, played the role of the gargantuan – a heavy set hard hitter with fewer strings to his bow but knockout power that can topple any opponent.
It was the heart of a champion that the Bulls displayed that made it a thrilling contest. They landed the first significant strike through an excellent Warrick Gelant try. Thereafter the Bulls suffered three knockdowns in quick succession and looked down and out at 24-7 down after 28 minutes.
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