'Unbelievable' debutant Specman strikes twice in Bulls romp

'Unbelievable' debutant Specman strikes twice in Bulls romp

Rosko Specman scored two superb tries in his Super Rugby debut as the Bulls thrashed fellow South Africans the Stormers 40-3 Saturday on the opening weekend of the season.

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The former sevens international took just four minutes to make his mark, cutting inside from the left wing and sprinting clear to dot down at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria.

Specman struck again on 19 minutes, this time outpacing a startled Stormers defence to become the fifth player to score two tries in round 1 this weekend.
"Rosko was unbelievable and we look forward to seeing how much more damage he can inflict on opponents as the season progresses," said Bulls' Springbok fly-half Handre Pollard. 
A Johnny Kotze try helped the three-time former champions to go 21-3 ahead and the home team added 19 unanswered second-half points, including a Jesse Kriel try.  
Pollard put on a flawless 20-point goal-kicking show, slotting four conversions and four penalties from eight shots at the posts.
All Stormers could manage in return was a penalty from SP Marais that narrowed the gap to four points after 11 minutes before the Bulls took charge.
"It was a very good start to the season as we really executed our game plan well," said new Bulls skipper Lood de Jager.
"There was a calmness on the field that rubbed off on the younger players and we never stopped pressurising the Stormers and forcing them into errors.
"We also defended brilliantly right to the death, winning a turnover in additional time to prevent the Stormers scoring even a consolation try," the lock added.

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