Vodacom Super 14

Botes: Stormers will win S14

2010-05-18 22:32
Jacques Botes (Gallo Images)
Christo Buchner

Johannesburg – Sharks loose forward Jacques Botes predicts that the Stormers will win this year’s Super 14.

The standout player from the Sharks’ disappointing campaign believes the Bulls, who are the champions and tournament favourites, have lost momentum.

Botes believes the Stormers will beat the Waratahs on Saturday, but is not so sure about the Bulls’ chances against the Crusaders.

“Traditionally the Crusaders play well against the Bulls and the fact that the game is not being played in Pretoria may be a problem for the Bulls,” Botes told the Sharks’ website.

“Who knows, maybe the Bulls will pull through by a point or two, but I believe it will be a closer game than the one in Cape Town. I believe the Stormers will be the form team when it comes to the final.

“The Bulls played superb rugby at the beginning of the tournament, but it’s as if they have lost momentum.

“If they can regain the form of the first few games, anything can happen.

“A final between the Bulls and Stormers would be huge. I believe it will come down to the same old story of which team is the hungriest for success.”

Even so, Botes believes the Stormers will be champions.

Read more on:    bulls  |  stormers  |  crusaders  |  waratahs  |  jacques botes

Mvovo starts for Sharks

13 minutes ago


Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk


This is why you should install iOS 8

Check out this video to see what iOS 8 has in store for you!


For chic geeks...

17 photo illusions that look so real
It’s THIS easy for someone to steal your ATM pin!
Check out the speed of this robo-cheetah!
New GIF keyboard on iOS for added fun!
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


Dave ask if you would like to meet your local sports heroes and stand the chance to win prizes to the value of over R40 000.

Latest blogs

If Super14 champs, the Bulls, had to take on Heineken Cup champs, Toulouse, at a neutral venue, which side would win?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.