PRETORIA – A remarkable 14-man effort earned the Blue Bulls a 31-26 victory over the Golden Lions at Ellis Park on Saturday.
The win will not reverse their lost Currie Cup campaign but lifted the Blue Bulls from the bottom of the Currie Cup log and out of the promotion-relegation play-off zone.
The Pretoria side's character came to the fore after copping a red card and two yellows against a side that has gone unbeaten before this clash.
The Pretoria side was outnumbered for an hour thanks to debutant Fred Eksteen earning a red card before Andries Ferreira was shown yellow with 20 minutes to go. Dylan Sage copped a yellow after the hooter sounded which ultimately proved inconsequential.
Blue Bulls flyhalf Manie Libbok lead the charge, finally finding his feet after a host of inconsistent performances as the first-choice pivot.