Blues win in Pretoria

Updated: March 11, 2012

Blues flyhalf Gareth Anscombe turned in a near perfect performance to score all his side’s points as they outgunned the Bulls 29-23 at Loftus Versfeld on Saturday night. It was the Blues’ first win in Pretoria for eight years, their second-ever in the capital and their first of the season after two derby losses in New Zealand.

It was a happy homecoming for the Sharks as they launched their home Vodacom Super Rugby campaign in fine style with a bonus-point 32-20 win over the MTN Lions at Mr Price Kings Park on Saturday evening. After the frustration of two away defeats to local archrivals the Stormers and the Bulls, the Sharks needed maximum points to confirm their intent to challenge those two teams for control of the South African conference.

The Queensland Reds overcame an unexpectedly stiff challenge from the Melbourne Rebels to snatch a narrow 11-6 victory and maintain their 100 percent winning start to the Super Rugby season.

Here is a round up of the results from week 3.

10 Vodacom Bulls 23 – 29                         Blues
10 Sharks 32 – 20                         MTN Lions
10 Reds 11 – 6                         Rebels
10 Highlanders 18 – 17                         Waratahs
10 Brumbies 24 – 23                         Toyota Cheetahs
9 Force 19 – 46                         Hurricanes
9 Crusaders 19 – 24                         Chiefs