Vodacom Bulls win against Lyon

The Vodacom Bulls secured their first-ever Investec Champions Cup quarter-final berth with a commanding 59-19 victory over Lyon at Loftus Versfeld.

The Vodacom Bulls dominated Lyon at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday, securing their first-ever quarter-final berth in the Investec Champions Cup with a 59-19 victory.

They outclassed the visitors by scoring nine tries to Lyon’s three, including a penalty try. Sebastian de Klerk and Embrose Papier both scored two tries each.

21 Maxime Gouzou Lyon 20 Nizaamm Carr 5 Ruan Nortje Vodacom Bulls.

The Pretoria side capitalised on their opportunities throughout the game, scoring four tries in the first half, and adding five more in the second.

19 Janko Swanepoel 21 Zak Burger 16 Akker van der Merwe Vodacom Bulls

Their solid defence limited Lyon to only one try in the first half and a penalty try early in the second, with Canan Moodie penalized for a high tackle.

7 Reinhardt Ludwig Vodacom Bulls 7 Beka Saginadze Lyon

Despite Lyon’s efforts, the Vodacom Bulls remained relentless on the attack, with Kurt-Lee Arendse posing a constant threat. Lyon struggled to contain their opponents and could only muster one more try in the 55th minute.

6 Marcell Coetzee Vodacom Bulls 21 Maxime Gouzou Lyon 8 Elrigh Louw Vodacom Bulls
5 Loann Goujon Lyon 9 Embrose Papier Vodacom Bulls. Photo: Paul Parsons.

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