Late Fekitoa try secures win for Highlanders

first_imgBoth sides finished with 14 players in conditions that stifled running rugby as the Highlanders extended their winning run to seven matches, while the Bulls’ play-off hopes now look ever more remote.Fullback Matt Faddes scored the opening try for the visitors, who had to play the final 16 minutes a man down after a red card for wing Waisake Naholo for a reckless tackle with the game evenly poised at 10-10.The Bulls scored their try through fullback Warrick Gelant, but just as they threatened to seize the initiative, lock RG Snyman also saw red for a shoulder charge in a passage of play that appeared to have ended in a home try before the referee pulled the play back and it was disallowed.It would prove a pivitol moment in the game as the Highlanders grabbed the winning points four minutes later.The conditions meant the match was reduced to a tussle between the forwards and it was the Bulls who looked to have the ascendency when Naholo was sent-off.The wing led with his shoulder into the face of home centre Burger Odendaal and the television match official confirmed a red card.The Bulls took a grip on the game and camped near the Highlanders line, with prop Pierre Schoeman going over under the posts.However, Snyman quite clearly cleaned out at a ruck with his shoulder in the build-up and what looked a winning try was rightfully chalked off.He was made to pay further for his moment of madness when Fekitoa found a gap in the Bulls defensive line and skipped past three players to score.last_img read more

Marcelo, prophet in his land

first_imgIn white, the second captain today, He has won four Champions, four Leagues, four Club World Cups, four Spanish Super Cups, three European Super Cups and two King’s Cups. Exceeded 500, he is also the second foreigner with the most games in the club’s history. Want to continue in Madrid, with which he has a contract until 2022, and that will allow him to beat the record of 527 appearances of his idol, Roberto Carlos. Marcelo (31 years old) does not lose one gram of idolatry in its cradle, Rio de Janeiro. Sports Balloon this week he proposed to his readers the preparation of the better alignment of the cariocas in this century and the madridista not only appears in eleven, but He is the second most voted player. Blank futureMarcelo, then, is the second footballer with the most support, behind Romario. The madridista, born in Rio, where he usually returns on vacation with his family, It has 58 internationalities and a Confederations Cup with Brazil. He gave his first kicks in the Catete neighborhood. His great adventure began in Fluminense, from where he made the leap to Real Madrid in late 2006. From the opinions of the fans has resulted a 5-2-3 with Julius Caesar (20,828) as a guardian. The defense is formed Rafinha (25,717), Thiago Silva (27,777), Dedé (19,858), Juan (22,565) and Marcelo himself (28,146); organize Juninho Pernambucano (28,101) and Petkovic (23,467); and they put the fantasy Edmundo (22,222), Romario (34,018) and Adriano (23,370). 12last_img read more