The Vodacom Blue Bulls XV was in fine form when they dispatched the Emirates Lions XV 33-22 (half-time 12-12) in a preseason warm-up match on Loftus B field on Friday, 17 January 2020.
The first half was an even affair with the Lions having the upper hand in the scrums. As expected a bit of a messy affair as the two teams tried to assert dominance.
The second half belonged to the Bulls outplaying the Lions in the loose especially. The Lions ensured they finished with a flourish as replacements Travis Gordon and Mandisi Mathiyane scored unconverted tries to give the score a respectable "look".
Vodacom Blue Bulls XV: Tries: Sebastiaan Jobb, Richard Kriel, Jade Stighling, Dawid Kellerman (2); Conversions: Vaughen Isaacs (4).
Emirates Lions XV: Tries: Marko Janse van Rensburg, James Mollentze, Travis Gordon, Mandisi Mathiyane; Conversion: Shaun Reynolds.