Super Rugby Results and Highlights Round Two 2012

Most of round two’s Super Rugby matches went to script over the weekend, particularly the Australia and South Africa local derbies. However, the Rebels and Western Force perhaps put up more of a fight than the bookmakers were expecting against the Waratahs and Reds respectively. In the end though, the final scores proved comfortable in both games, the dominant team in each game winning by fifteen points (Reds) and sixteen points (Waratahs). In South Africa the Stormers narrowly edged the Sharks in a predictably close game and the Bulls dominated the Cheetahs, clocking the first 50 point score in 2012.

The New Zealand teams were involved in upsets in all of their games. The unique favourites tag proved an uncomfortable fit for the Lions, and they were narrowly beaten by the Hurricanes. In Hamilton the Chiefs produced a dominant first half performance in the rain to upset the Blues 29 to 14. The next night, in Dunedin, the Highlanders were able to hold on against the Crusaders, despite an embarrassing match clock mix up in which the ground clock showed time up but there was actually three minutes to play.

Chiefs 29 v Blues 14

Chiefs Scorers:

Tries: Taumalolo, Tikoirotuma, Kerr-Barlow, Nanai-Williams
Conversions: Cruden 3
Penalty: Cruden

Blues Scorers:

Try: Stowers
Penalties: Hobbs 2

Rebels 19 v Waratahs 35

Rebels Scorers:

Try: Penalty Try
Conversion: O’Connor
Penalty: O’Connor 4

Waratahs Scorers:

Tries: Carter 2, Kepu, Foley
Conversion: Halangahu 3
Penalty: Foley, Halangahu

Lions 28 v Hurricanes 30

Lions Scorers:

Tries: Taute, Van der Merwe, James
Conversions: Jantjies 2
Penalties: Taute, Jantjies 2

Hurricanes Scorers:

Tries: Taylor, Coles, Jane
Penalties: Barrett 5

Highlanders 27 v Crusaders 24

Highlanders Scorers:

Tries: Hore, Burleigh, Gear
Conversions: Sopoaga 3
Penalties: Sopoaga 2

Crusaders Scorers:

Tries: Dagg, Ellis
Conversions: Bleyendaal
Penalties: Bleyendaal 4

Reds 35 v W Force 20

Reds Scorers:

Tries: Tapuai, Samo
Conversions: Harris 2
Penalties: Harris 7

W Force Scorers:

Tries: Pocock, Stannard
Conversions: Stannard 2
Penalties: Stannard 2

Cheetahs 19 v Bulls 51

Cheetahs Scorers:

Try: Strauss
Conversion: Goosen
Penalty: Goosen 4

Bulls Scorers:

Tries: Greyling, Kruger, Basson, Kirchner 2, Engelbrecht
Conversion: Steyn 6
Penalty: Steyn 3

Stormers 15 v Sharks 12

Stormers Scorers:

Penalty: Pietersen 3, Grant 2

Sharks Scorers:

Penalty: Lambie 4

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