Frans Ludeke, the Blue Bulls' coach, was given a well-deserved gift by his charges who scored a resounding 50-7 victory over the Falcons in an Absa Currie Cup match at Bosman Stadium in Brakpan on Friday night.
This comes a few days after the South African Rugby Union voted Ludeke the competition's coach of the month last week
The home side was grossly outsmarted by the Pretoria side who played quality rugby and their supremacy at the breakdown was a marvel to behold.
Captain Wikus van Heerden of the Bulls turned in a lion-hearted display when he registered a hat trick and led his troops to the fifth win of the season from six games.
Prop Werner Kruger, winger Rocco Jansen and number eight Pedrie Wannenburg scored a try each to secure a bonus point. Morne Steyn netted 18 points on the night after converting three times and scoring four penalties.
Riaan Smit reduced the margin for the Falcons with a consolation try and conversion to take the final tally to 50-7.
In another game played at Ellis Park Stadium, the Lions collected maximum points when they beat Western Province 27-13 on Saturday. In Boland, the Kavaliers went down 10-15 to the Cheetahs while the Sharks defeated Griquas 44-15 in Kimberley.