With their backs to the wall for most of the first half, the visitors switched to a higher gear after the break and punished the Bulls to record their fourth win of the season and move back into third position on the log.

Their second half display would have given the Bolanders a lot of belief with the end of the season in sight, as they held firm in the first half before unleashing some great attacking play after the break.

The Dames led 3-0, courtesy of a Demi Nel penalty goal, after 40 minutes, which was totally against the run of play and mainly due to the Blue Bulls Women’s inability to make their numerous scoring opportunities count.

The home team were camped in the Boland for almost the entire first half, with a slew of penalties against the visitors – including two yellow cards – but the Bulls simply could not capitalise on this, through a combination of good defence by the visitors, and mistakes by the hosts.

Built on the back of a strong scrum, Boland scored 13 unanswered points in the third quarter, with Nel adding another penalty goal before brilliant tries by Springbok Women's midfielder Aphiwe Ngwevu and Abegail Jantjies (hooker) after total attacking dominance by the visitors.

The Blue Bulls had a few more opportunities late in the match, but they still could not make any inroads and were kept scoreless for the first time this season, while the Bolanders rubbed salt into the wounds with an injury time try by Snare Vuso (lock).


Blue Bulls Women 0

Boland Dames 21 (3) – Tries: Aphiwe Ngwevu, Abegail Jantjies, Snare Vuso. Penalty goals: Demi Nel (2).