Chris Pike A brave Western Force side made all the running, scored three tries to one and overcame two second-half yellow cards but the Bulls escaped with a last gasp 25-24 Super Rugby win at Loftus Versfeld.
Springbok Handre Pollard contributed 29 points as the Bulls once again proved a bogey team for fellow-South Africans the Cheetahs with a 39-20 victory in Super Rugby at Bloemfontein on Saturday.
The Bulls put a disastrous start to the Super Rugby season behind them on Saturday with a thrilling 43-35 triumph over the Sharks in a South African derby.
Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria, Sunday 2.05am (AEST)
David Legge The Stormers continued a trend of away wins in the opening round of Super Rugby by shocking fellow South Africans the Bulls 29-17 on Saturday in Pretoria.
Flyhalf Marnitz Boshoff booted 22 points, including two drop-goals, to dampen the playoff chances of the Bulls as the Lions completed a surprise 32-21 Super Rugby win at Ellis Park on Saturday.
Chris Dutton The ACT Brumbies are adamant they have the resilience to stop an alarming form slump.
Stephen Moore unmoved by Wallabies' captain debate, urges Brumbies to use finals desperation against Bulls
Chris Dutton Australian Wallabies and ACT Brumbies correct hooker Stephen Moore is unfazed by the Test captaincy debate and will instead channel his energy into Super Rugby finals "desperation".
South Africa's Bulls survived an early scare to beat compatriots the Stormers 28-12 with inexperienced flyhalf Handre Pollard booting 20 points in their Super Rugby match in Pretoria on Saturday.
nib Stadium, Perth, Saturday 7.40pm (AEST)
Georgina Robinson NSW journeyman Stephen Hoiles says the Waratahs have attitude on their side as they prepare to fight hard for a finals spot during the next eight weeks.
Georgina Robinson The Waratahs are "on track" but must keep improving to reach their goal of a top two finish, according to coach Michael Cheika.
Georgina Robinson It took 24 seconds for Israel Folau to draw a line under a week of controversy and lay a platform for a tight 19-12 victory against the Bulls in Sydney on Saturday.
Last meeting: Round 11 2013 - Bulls 30 bt Waratahs 19 at Loftus Versfeld
Bulls loose forward Dewald Potgieter has been ruled out for six months after surgery on a torn bicep, the Super Rugby franchise said on Monday.