Springbok lock RG Snyman marked his return from injury with high-quality performance for the Bulls who stampeded the Reds 32-17 in their game at Loftus on Saturday evening.
The Pretoria outfit shrugged off their last-minute loss to the Jaguares in the previous round to outscore the Queenslanders by five tries to two for their deserved bonus-point win at Loftus.
The home victory enabled them to move above the Sharks into the top spot of the South Africa Conference table with 23 points from eight games, three more than the second-placed Durban side.
It was a much-changed home side that took the field against the Australian visitors, with several regular stalwarts such as Handre Pollard and Jesse Kriel returning to the starting XV after sitting out the previous round.
Several of their teammates, including Snyman, Marco van Staden and Warrick Gelant also made a welcome return to action following their return to action from injury.