Chiefs comeback to draw against Bulls

Gareth Anscombe kicked the final conversion to force a 34-all draw against Fran Ludeke’s men.

Two late tries from Matt Symons and Aaron Cruden were enough to ensure the Chiefs stole a famous draw against the Bulls at Loftus Versveld on Saturday.

PRETORIA - Two late tries from Matt Symons and Aaron Cruden were enough to ensure the Chiefs stole a famous draw against the Bulls at Loftus Versveld on Saturday.

Gareth Anscombe was given the duty of kicking the final conversion to force a 34-all draw against Fran Ludeke's men, who would've felt the game was all but wrapped up when they lead 34-22 with six minutes to play.

Bulls coach Frans Ludeke says the match was theirs to win.

"It was there for the take. I thought we played very well at 30 after half time, we were really on top of them and scored some lovely tries. At the end of the day credit to them for the way they came back and scored two tries, they worked hard for it."

Bulls captain Victor Matfield says the result stings.

"Anything less than a victory at home feels like a loss, so we'll take the two points, it's against the champions but we should have had five. I think at 25 minutes to go at altitude we should have done better."

Chiefs Coach Dave Rennie says it was a great come back for his team.

"I'm proud of the boys, it was a hell of a comeback and a lot of character show. We struggled in the line-outs in the first-half. Once we able to build a little bit of pressure late in the game we got some rewards.

"I think with 11 minutes to go we were down by about 16 and we're very happy to get two points out of it."