Vodacom Bulls secure South African Conference

and booked their place in the Vodacom Super Rugby Finals Series with an emphatic win over the Southern Kings at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Saturday.
 
At the same time, The Sharks and the DHL Stormers kept alive their slim mathematical chances of reaching the playoffs when they beat the Blues and the Toyota Cheetahs respectively.
 
The Sharks needed a try at the death by Riaan Viljoen (fullback) to beat the Blues for the ninth consecutive time, by 22-20 on a sunny Saturday afternoon in Durban.
 
The Vodacom Bulls outscored the Southern Kings by six tries to two for their eighth successive victory for the season as they beat the visitors by 48-18.
 
And in the final match of the weekend, the DHL Stormers capitalised on an error-strewn performance by the Toyota Cheetahs to win by 28-3 at DHL Newlands in Cape Town.
 
Other results – Round 18:
 
Chiefs 34 Hurricanes 22 (Hamilton)
Highlanders 12 Crusaders 40 (Dunedin)
 
Vodacom Super Rugby Logs – after Round 18:
 
Combined Log
Pos Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA Bye BPts Pts

1 Chiefs (NZ leader) 14 11 0 3 417 305 112 44 32 2 9 61
2 Vodacom Bulls (SA leader) 14 11 0 3 415 281 134 38 29 2 7 59
3 Brumbies (Aus leader) 15 10 2 3 415 274 141 41 28 2 7 59
4 Reds (wild card) 15 9 2 4 307 284 23 30 21 2 6 54
5 Crusaders (wild card) 14 9 0 5 378 275 103 36 26 2 7 51
6 Toyota Cheetahs (wild card) 15 9 0 6 348 345 3 35 31 1 6 46
7 Waratahs 15 8 0 7 399 357 42 43 33 2 4 44
8 Blues 14 6 0 8 318 304 14 38 29 2 12 44
9 The Sharks 14 7 0 7 307 272 35 28 27 2 6 42
10 DHL Stormers 14 7 0 7 292 267 25 25 17 2 6 42
11 Hurricanes 14 6 0 8 325 383 -58 33 40 2 7 39
12 Rebels 15 4 0 11 344 478 -134 38 61 2 8 32
13 Force 15 3 1 11 246 351 -105 23 32 2 5 27
14 Southern Kings 14 3 1 10 273 482 -209 25 57 2 2 24
15 Highlanders 14 2 0 12 288 414 -126 30 44 2 6 22
 
South African Conference
Pos Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA Bye BPts Pts

1 Vodacom Bulls 14 11 0 3 415 281 134 38 29 2 7 59
2 Toyota Cheetahs 15 9 0 6 348 345 3 35 31 1 6 46
3 The Sharks 14 7 0 7 307 272 35 28 27 2 6 42
4 DHL Stormers 14 7 0 7 292 267 25 25 17 2 6 42
5 Southern Kings 14 3 1 10 273 482 -209 25 57 2 2 24
 
New Zealand Conference
Pos Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA Bye BPts Pts

1 Chiefs 14 11 0 3 417 305 112 44 32 2 9 61
2 Crusaders 14 9 0 5 378 275 103 36 26 2 7 51
3 Blues 14 6 0 8 318 304 14 38 29 2 12 44
4 Hurricanes 14 6 0 8 325 383 -58 33 40 2 7 39
5 Highlanders 14 2 0 12 288 414 -126 30 44 2 6 22
 
Australian Conference
Pos Team P W D L PF PA PD TF TA Bye BPts Pts

1 Brumbies 15 10 2 3 415 274 141 41 28 2 7 59
2 Reds 15 9 2 4 307 284 23 30 21 2 6 54
3 Waratahs 15 8 0 7 399 357 42 43 33 2 4 44
4 Rebels 15 4 0 11 344 478 -134 38 61 2 8 32
5 Force 15 3 1 11 246 351 -105 23 32 2 5 27

Vodacom Super Rugby | POINT SCORERS
Player Team Tries Con Pen DG Tot

Morné Steyn Bulls 2 29 47 1 212
Christian Lealiifano Brumbies 2 18 44 0 178
Beauden Barrett Hurricanes 2 23 37 0 167
Joe Pietersen Stormers 0 19 43 0 167
Gareth Anscombe Chiefs 5 30 26 0 163
Patrick Lambie Sharks 0 17 40 1 157
Quade Cooper Reds 3 20 32 1 154
Brendan McKibbin Waratahs 0 19 33 0 137
Demetri Catrakilis Kings 0 14 33 1 130
James O`Connor Rebels 1 21 23 0 116
Dan Carter Crusaders 2 22 18 0 108
Colin Slade Highlanders 2 13 22 0 102
Chris Noakes Blues 1 14 15 0 78
Aaron Cruden Chiefs 1 7 15 0 64
Sias Ebersohn Force 1 5 14 2 63

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I totally love sport. Rugby, cricket and soccer, but my first love will always be rugby. Other than sport I write my own poems and other interestings articles. I also love cooking. A man of many talents. When it come to Cricket I'm a Cape Cobras, Kolkata Knight Riders and Proteas supporter. Soccer there is only one team and that is Man United and Germany internationally. Other than that I'm a loving father and husband.

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