The Bulls consolidated their position at the top of the standings as the Currie Cup stepped up a big gear in the second round, with the Lions and Pumas also on the winning side.
The men from Pretoria were rampant in the second half of their match against the Cheetahs in Pretoria on Saturday as they bagged a full-house of five log points to move eight points clear of the Sharks on the log, with the Durbanites enjoying a bye.
Western Province had a good opportunity to leap-frog the Sharks on Saturday evening, but they went down to the Lions in an enthralling encounter in Johannesburg.
As a result, Jozi’s Pride passed the Cheetahs on the log and the Capetonians had to be satisfied with a losing bonus point for their efforts.
BULLS LEAD BY 8 FROM THE SHARKS
On Friday evening, the Pumas punished a lacklustre Griquas to bag their second win of the season over the men from the Northern Cape.
With two rounds completed in the Currie Cup, the Bulls top the standings on 32 points, followed by the Sharks (24), WP (21), Lions (20), Cheetahs (17), Pumas (11) and Griquas (5).
The Sharks and Cheetahs both have a game in hand though.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4
PUMAS 22-17 GRIQUAS
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5
BULLS 40-13 CHEETAHS
LIONS 22-19 WP