CARD­ING MORE MEM­O­RABLE THAN THE RUGBY

Weekend Witness - - Classifieds -

PRE­TO­RIA — The term “slow poi­son” has ac­quired a spe­cial mean­ing at Lof­tus Vers­feld over the years and none more so than the Vo­da­com Blue Bulls 15-9 vic­tory over GWK Gri­quas at Lof­tus Vers­feld last night.

In a game that won’t be re­mem­bered for the rugby on the field, but rather for a bizarre and unique yel­low card for scrumhalf Ruan Sny­man, both sides will be more than dis­ap­pointed at the qual­ity of rugby they dished up in front of the 9 237 crowd.

Sny­man will go down as the first half­back to be carded for not putting the ball in straight at the scrum, and was rather un­lucky as ref­eree Mar­ius van der Westhuizen had had enough af­ter two in­cor­rect put-ins from Rudy Paige ear­lier in the game.

With Sny­man off the field, it was the Bulls who sim­ply went back to basics, and with their slow poi­son game and ex­cel­lent de­fence, put the ball in the right ar­eas and waited for the mis­takes.

Yet while the Bulls will trudge off smil­ing, with four points in the bag, hardly any­one will want to re­visit this match. It would be cruel and un­usual pun­ish­ment for any­one who tries. — Su­perS­port.

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