Saders stun stumbling Stormers

2011-07-02 18:52

Newlands - The Crusaders have cruised into the Super Rugby final after out-muscling and out-thinking the error-strewn Stormers, winning by 29-10 in Cape Town.

All the damage was done in the first-half with the Crusaders registering a 23-10 lead at the break and converted two more second-half penalties through the boot of flyhalf Dan Carter.

The Stormers did not add anything in the final 40 minutes.

The hosts though had started off the encounter solidly despite being hampered by the late withdrawal of scrumhalf Dewaldt Duvenhage, and were impressive in the early exchanges.

They opened the scoring through flyhalf Peter Grant after he was stopped inches from the try line.

Crusaders, who are seven-time champions, worked their way back and levelled the scores through a Carter penalty shortly before suffered an injury loss with scrumhalf Andy Ellis leaving the field with a knee injury.

Just as the Stormers adapted without their first choice halfback, the Crusaders lifted their game after Ellis’ departure and were rewarded with a brilliant try from winger Sean Maitland.

Maitland intercepted a poorly timed pass by eighthman Nick Koster for the five points.

Carter then ensured his side opened up a 10 point lead over the home side when he slotted two more penalties.

And if the New Zealanders' dominance at scrum time -- with prop Wyatt Crockett named Man-of-the-Match -- didn't stun the Cape outfit, a trademark Sonnybill Williams offload to his centre partner Robbie Freuan then surely did.

The pass from Williams allowed Freuan to cross untouched as the margin increased from a reachable 10 to a comfortable 17-point advantage.

With less than five minutes left in the first half, Stormers wing Bryan Habana caught the Crusaders off guard to score from a quickly tapped penalty, reducing his side’s deficit to 10 points at the interval.

This turned to be the home side's only try of the evening with Carter getting a successful shot at goal soon after the re-start.

The Stormers responded by keeping ball-in-hand, but could again not find a break as a promising attacking move ended with centre Jaque Fourie being pushed into touch a metre short of the try line by a brilliant Crusaders cover defence.

As the pressure started building, so did the number of unforced errors the Stormers made in the tackling area.

Carter’s fifth penalty of the night would, however, come from an infringement in the scrum.

He added another in the last quarter of the match to assure the men from Christchurch their win and to send a significant number of Stormers supporters out of their seats before the full-time whistle.


Stormers - 10 Try: Bryan Habana; Conversion: Peter Grant; Penalty: Peter Grant

Crusaders - 29 Try: Sean Maitland, Robbie Fruean;Conversions: Dan Carter(2); Penalties: Dan Carter(5)


Stormers – 15 Conrad Jantjes, 14 Gio Aplon, 13 Jaque Fourie, 12 Jean de Villiers, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Peter Grant, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Nick Koster, 7 Francois Louw, 6 Schalk Burger (c), 5 Andries Bekker, 4 Rynhardt Elstadt, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Tiaan Liebenberg, 1 Wicus Blaauw
Subs: 16 Deon Fourie, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Anton van Zyl, 19 Schalk Brits, 20 Louis Schreuder, 21 Juan de Jongh, 22 Johann Sadie.

Crusaders – 15 Tom Marshall, 14 Sean Maitland, 13 Robbie Fruean, 12 Sonny Bill Williams, 11 Zac Guildford, 10 Dan Carter, 9 Andy Ellis, 8 Kieran Read, 7 Richie McCaw (capt), 6 George Whitelock, 5 Sam Whitelock, 4 Brad Thorn, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Corey Flynn, 1 Wyatt Crockett. Subs: 16 Quentin MacDonald, 17 Ben Franks, 18 Luke Romano, 19 Matt Todd, 20 Kahn Foutali’i, 21 Matt Berquist, 22 Ryan Crotty.


  • ROOI DISA - 2011-07-02 18:55

    Stormers not good enough. Good grief! Can someone pass me the whiskey please!

      jan du preeaz - 2011-07-02 19:35

      try papsak tojm, dit le die hele wereld vol op newlands

      PureAwesomeness - 2011-07-02 21:00

      Die papsak is te lig om my pyn te verdoof...ek het maar oorgeslaan na die goeie ou brandewyn....

      John - 2011-07-03 07:27

      The Crusader storm is about to break The Crusader storm waxes fiercer We shall stand fearless We shall stand exalted in spirit We shall climb to the heavens We shall attain the zenith the utmost heights Sonny Bill imbube! Sonny Bill imbube! Sonny Bill imbube!

      Creeky - 2011-07-03 08:58

      Just look at when the Stormer had the loose ball, no BACK UP.... yet the Crusaders were there in NUMBERS!!!

      Neo - 2011-07-03 09:21

      Hopefully we can put on a similar display in the tri nations (get klapped) and then go and win the world cup (when the Kiwis choke) .... that's all that matters now!

      Jason - 2011-07-05 11:07

      @John ... pass the spliff

  • BlueSperm - 2011-07-02 18:57

    I said I will re post this after the game. Stormers, you are the weakest link and you leave with nothing AGAIN Bhahahaha. I hope this is the last we see of that delusional SAFFA-CAT

      Brannas - 2011-07-02 19:01

      @BlueSperm. well said mate, you summed it up well. They leave with nothing, just like the previous 11 years. they were outplayed completely, out scrummed, in the loose, in the tight play, in the backs. the stormers is at best a good Currie cup team, the S15 is way out of their league.I know all their supporters will say at least we made it to the semi's, it means nothing, you have to be able to go all the way, only the winner get remembered. The stormers is suppose to be the up coming team in SA, very poor to say the least. They had 2 weeks rest, home ground advantage, and they never Even pitched up. Still a very KAK team in eyes. Bhahahahah, I told you so. Baahahahhahahaaha. Try next year again PALOOKAS, even the leader palooka deserted his team at half time Bhaahahahahaha.

      Juggernaut - 2011-07-02 19:14

      Nic Koster a huge disappointment. He actually played Maitland into an intercept , completely ineffective.......... what was the coach (not) thinking in playing him. These games are good for thing though. They do show why certain players, who are lauded by their local supporters do not deserve higher honours: Janjes, Louw, Bekker, Liebenberg, Grant, duh Jong and sadly Aplon too. Aplon a great trier and one has much respect for him but he is no superstar or game breaker at the really top level. Sonny Bill good for Crusaders but can be held.

      Kaapie - 2011-07-02 19:17

      I dont know why you okes are rejoicing.. you couldnt even make the Playoffs.. and stop boasting about the last year.. You were given the game by Craig last year and the currie cup team comprehensively beat you at Loftus and the sharkies outplayed you at Loftus..

      PJ - 2011-07-02 19:17

      And the BB?Poephol!

      BlueSperm - 2011-07-02 19:40

      @ Kaapie, what you say is irrelevant. You have to win the cup to be recognised, to make it to the semis or 4th or last is the same, you still leave with nothing, only the winner gets remembered, you lost badly and the stormer were very lucky to get this far, they did not deserve it, lots of help from refs etc got them there, The cheetahs should have taken them out 2 weeks ago, the cheetahs should have taken them out 2 weeks ago, but again with the help of the ref, they secured a home semi, not that it helped them much, They still got a long way to go, they are a super KAK team.

      BlueSperm - 2011-07-02 19:46

      The sad thing is that Snorre wants to take the bulls pensioners and the useless stormers with John Smit as the leader to the world cup, What a frikking joke.

      Kaapie - 2011-07-02 19:56

      Blue saad.. you forget had it not been for Craig in last years final you would not have won. Dont talk crap about the refereeing favouring us in the RR. No Stromers werent lucky.. we ended up 2nd and you seventh.. so after you sober up. accept that we performed far better than the bulls in this years S15.. far better. Agree we played crap today.. but okes played crap or most o the season.. period

      PureAwesomeness - 2011-07-02 19:57

      Brannas, where is your team huh??? We were in the semi's!! The defending champs could not even reach the semi's!!

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-02 20:04

      Kaapie and Pure, played in the semi's, still no cups.

      PureAwesomeness - 2011-07-02 20:12

      Ja bull, you guys will not reach a final again in the next few years. So all you losers can do is claiming your PAST. Where did you finish THIS YEAR!!

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-02 20:23

      We didn't win the title, same as you guys. Nog iets?

      PureAwesomeness - 2011-07-02 21:03

      Ja Bull, daar is nog iets. My hart is f**$YFn seer. Ek is moerse hartseer my span het nie dit gemaak nie. Hulle het teleurgestel.

      mike - 2011-07-02 21:24

      Yes Pure we can talk about 3 Super rubgy Trophies in 5 years... lol, what you gonna talk about how you guys are the Chokers of SA rugby... Shame must hurt to know that even your senior players can't handle the pressure.

      Bulkalf - 2011-07-02 22:40

      En die useless Bulle het die magtige Stormers op Nuweland pak gegee ! Haaaaaa haaaaa whoaaaaaa !

      The Observer - 2011-07-03 12:38

      lyk my die papsak is maar suur vandag. maak nie saak waar wie op die log geeindig het nie, net die wenner se naam verskyn op die koppie.

  • HueyPNewton - 2011-07-02 18:58

    Hahahahahahaha!! The marshmallows of SA rugby have been exposed yet again. Chokers. How anyone can still claim that Stormers/Sharks are better teams than the Bulls is beyond.

      Kaapie - 2011-07-02 19:03

      Newton.. last time i checked the saders put 27 past you without reply and with all your Boks, that is still going to lose us the WC.. you failed to make the playoffs never mind the semi..of course the Stormers played better in the S15 as the log would show

      Shaz - 2011-07-02 19:13

      and the bulls ended where??? talk such kak

      Zion - 2011-07-02 19:19

      Wake up sonnyboy the sharks or the bulls did not make it to the semis. Your rugby is two weeks behind sucker. Looooosers again. Gaan tjank nou by mamma of die redakteur.

      jan du preeaz - 2011-07-02 19:19

      shazie girl, the bulls took a break this year, i mean you cannot expect them to win it year after year

      HueyPNewton - 2011-07-02 19:21

      @Kaapie. In case you have forgotten, the Bulls are 3 time winners and the reigning Super Rugby champions. The Stormers on the other hand.....

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-02 19:23

      Shaz, no cups for 10 years. Ha ha ha ha ha ha.

      HueyPNewton - 2011-07-02 19:24

      @Shaz. It doesn't matter where you end on the log. You either win the trophy or end up as one of the losers. Losing a semi-final 29-10 at home against a team that had to travel thousand of km's is nothing to be proud of.

      Legend - 2011-07-02 20:08

      Shaz and Zion. Do you realize that your position and our position are exactly the same. No cups... It's just uhm... that the stormers havn't won a cup for... uhm... how many years now? We is not dense... We is.

      Kleinboet - 2011-07-02 20:13

      We played in the semi-final. Who is the Blue Bulls or any other cattle you are talking about?

      Kleinboet - 2011-07-02 21:27

      Just check the log, bro, and you will see both are better than the blue cattle

      Legend - 2011-07-02 21:36

      After the final, the log is no longer spoken of. So when last have the Stormers or Sharks won the Super Cup? We is not dense... We is.

      JJRR - 2011-07-03 09:41

      Yes Een seisoen sonder die Bulle in semi maak hulle nie automatic great nie!! WEET NIE HOE OM TE WEN NIE! En hulle supporters sal ook nooit leer nie!

      hardiblu - 2011-07-03 10:11

      Shaz that is like a boxer saying I didn`t win the bout, but atleast I still came second

      Forxx - 2011-07-04 08:14

      @Legend. I recall you "guaranteeing" that the Bulls will yet again lift the cup this year, so explain? You is dense... You is.

      Legend - 2011-07-13 00:38

      The ref, the ref... We is not dense... We is.

  • Bulldozer - 2011-07-02 18:59

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

      Kaapie - 2011-07-02 19:01

      And your point is !!

      Carl - 2011-07-02 19:04

      His point is.........STILL NO CUP

      Kaapie - 2011-07-02 19:17

      I couls have said that in one line... no wonder its dozer..

      PJ - 2011-07-02 19:18

      1 Cup DOOSTER! BB 7th no cup!

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-02 19:25

      PJ, daai cup beteken pokkol nie.

      Bulkalf - 2011-07-02 19:29


      Hayden - 2011-07-03 08:21

      We were definately won by the better team on the day. It hurts no cups hey but to be really honest with you guys, if the Bulls were the only SA team in the competition i would of DEFINATELY be supporting the Bulls irrespective who's the ref or provincial difference. Losing to the Crusaders yesterday not only hurt faithful supporters but the country as a whole. The Stormers didnt pitch & yes sadly to say they choked because a championship team out muscled them. Stormers faithful fan in the good times & the bad times.

  • TylerDurton - 2011-07-02 19:00

    It seems the offside and obstruction rules don't apply to the Crusaders. Crappy scumming by the Stormers though. This game was about as sad as that Charlene chick marrying the Prince of Monaco.

      Kaapie - 2011-07-02 19:04

      Have said rom the beginning we need props that can scrum... What we have is crap including CJ..

      Carl - 2011-07-02 19:10

      Wickus gras groen handjies Blaauw was weer uitstekend !!!!!

      TylerDurton - 2011-07-02 19:14

      It was just shocking. This is not the first game where Wicus and Brok let us down. We need some props man. Get Coenie Oosthuizen and Beast Mtawarira to come to the Cape. Time we cut Brok and Wicus loose. Its a bloody miracle we made the semis with them in the team.

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-02 19:36

      Carl, sy ma gaan more weer die hele dag sukkel om sy handjies skoon te kry.

      franssmith100 - 2011-07-02 20:59

      @tylerdurton - agree 100% with you china. the "clever" obstructive running played by the nz and aussie players, playing players off the ball preventing them from taking part in the game, how nz 'milk" (and manipulate) the breakdown, and how they breach the offside line is going to cost us the next world cup. Our players are miles behind these tactics. Bobby Skinstad were referring to some is this during the game but it has been around for at least three years. Besides all of that, the Stormers were never in the game. Having most of the posession in the first half and not knowing what to do it.... - it seems it is a common south african rugby problem. Look at the try scored by Habana (not from various fases but a quick tap penalty). If SA teams dont intercept, kick penalties or score with the forwards, then we dont score - Second half Stormers 0 = Crusaders 6 ?????

      Wessel - 2011-07-03 08:37

      PJ kan net n Stomer seporter wees wat se daai cup beteken niks.Maar tog se julle almal sleg want julle kan hom nie wen nie.As dit ons worldcup senter paar is gaan NWZ vir ons lag want hulle het deer gedraf.En daai cup is so goed soos n world cup aap.En Kaapie jy dink soos n Kaapie.BB 3 maal Champs en daar sal nog wees.Hulle is die eenigste SA span wat altyd daar bo is.Ok jy wil se waar is hulle die jaar.N swak begin het hulle gekos.Jammer Stomers vee af die trane en gaan terug na die teken bord soos wat al ons ander SA spanne gedoen het.

      wouter.vanheerden2 - 2011-07-03 12:09

      the crusaders never played on the offside Craig Joubert blew a fair game and he had one of his better days at the office. you can only blame your team they made far to many errors and mistakes and oh boy there scrums was ANNIHILATED each and everytime thank goodness that isnt the Boks scrum otherwise we dont even need to pitch up for the WC. aNDRIES bEKKER PLAYS MORE IN THE BACKLINE THAN ANYWERE ELSE AND HE WANT TO RUN OVER 60 GUYS WITH HIS 2,08M LENGHT BODY PATHETIC

  • Bulldozer - 2011-07-02 19:00

    Watch hulle volgende jaar. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      antonbar - 2011-07-02 19:02

      Ja, Bulldozer, die ou-ou storie van die Wie-Pie: Lots of support but no cup, ha-ha!

      Kaapie - 2011-07-02 19:04

      Ek wil sien wat julle gaan doen volgende jaar..

      PJ - 2011-07-02 19:20

      Volgende jaar gaan hul en die Lions saamsmelt dan kan hul dalk 6de eindig!BB = NO CUPS!

      Zion - 2011-07-02 19:21

      Don't cry for me Argentina. Parra.

      GraemeBB - 2011-07-02 21:31

      @Stormers - you guys set yourself up for a few "snot-klappe". So dont cry and get angry - you did this the whole season to the Bulls, and actually achieved nothing better. The fact is another year, no title - botom line.

  • WPBLIKSEM - 2011-07-02 19:02

    Wat 'n SKANDE. I can't believe it, but I REST MY CASE!!!! My Hart, My Siel, My Lewe en My Alles, My WP en My STORMERS..... Fluit, Fluit my storie is uit...

      Marcell - 2011-07-02 19:15

      Ja nee, jy wou mos nie luister nie.

      dawie.schoeman1 - 2011-07-02 19:25

      WPBLIKSEM-Julle bekke was te groot gewees voor die game. Chokers! Loosers! Die blinde sambok... Ek herhaal my "post" van 'n week gelede. "Don't count your chickens..."

      WPBLIKSEM - 2011-07-02 19:25

      @Marcell- Ons GLO mos maar in ons spanne, totdat die noodlot ons tref. En niks sal my change nie, 40 jaar van WP ondersteuning and I'm still going STRONG!!!

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-02 19:26

      Die profeet se bek is nou stil. My Crusaders my lewe my siel my alles. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

      WPBLIKSEM - 2011-07-02 19:30

      @dawie.schoeman1- Ons is vandag werklik verneder. Verloor is OKAY, want dit is mos maar so in sport daar's altyd 'n wenner en 'n verloorder. MAAR die MANIER hoe jy verloor is die probleem en vandag het die STORMERS k%@&ak gemaak...

      Bulkalf - 2011-07-02 19:32

      Toemaar WPBLIKSEM !! Ten minste het julle al die beker aan die begin van die Super 15 gewen ! Ha ha ha wwwooooohaaaaaaa !!!

      Marcell - 2011-07-02 19:43

      Kom ons gee WPBLIKSEM 'n break. Hy is darem hier en in my boek tel dit punte. Dit was lekker om jou so bietjie gas te gee. Nou is dit verby. Ek wil ook net sê die span wat die Wallabies afskryf gaan soos die WP vandag op hul herrie kry.

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-02 19:47

      MARCELL, dis nog lank nie verby nie. Kry vir jou BALSAK.

      WPBLIKSEM - 2011-07-02 19:56

      @Bulldozer- WPBLIKSEM, WPBEFONK en BALSAK is dieselfde persoon. Jammer manne, dat ek so vol nonsens was deur die seisoen. My hart is GEBREEK vanaand, My HART is STUKKEND. Ek HOOP nou maar ons kan darem ten minste die jaar die Currie Beker wen. Maar onthou manne, I am a PROUD WP supporter. Deur DIK en DUN!!!! Lekker slaap, ou GROTE!!!!!!!!!!!

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-02 20:17

      Ek weet BALSAK, ek weet.

      GraemeBB - 2011-07-02 21:33

      @WPBLIKSEM - jy klink nou eintleik soos iemand wat ek graag die Bokke sal saam ondersteun. Jammer oor jou span - ek weet hoe voel jy.

      Hein - 2011-07-03 05:45

      Moet nie alleen voel nie - ALLE aander spanne ondersteuners weet presies hoe jy voel. Ons het dit al almal deurgemaak. Ek wil jou gelukwens omdat jy 'n standvastige WP/Stormers ondersteuner is. Van jou mede ondersteuners gaan nou weer terugklim in die kas en "undercover" gaan tot 'n volgende keer. Kom ons skreeu nou kliphard vir die Springbokke!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Gambit9 - 2011-07-02 19:02

    Come on Cliff – even as a Stormer fan we were out thought, out muscled, out played then if the 15 on the park can’t do the job why blame the ref. Some small minded Bull fans will be happy but the look on the S.A. coach de Villiers said it all - he must be a worried man

      Juggernaut - 2011-07-02 19:17

      Yep. Who is snor going to get to bail him out?

      darkwing - 2011-07-02 20:35

      Yes indeed, things look bleak for the Boks. Poor Snorre. He's going to get an ulcer before the end of this year.

  • Brannas - 2011-07-02 19:03

    Chokers, chokers like the past 11 years, now 12 years, Bhahahahah, SAFFA , your team suck.

      PureAwesomeness - 2011-07-02 20:02

      Waars jou span k*khuis??

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-02 20:06

      Pure, no cups - 10 years and counting.

      PureAwesomeness - 2011-07-02 20:14

      Nee, die vraag was, waars jou span hierdie jaar k*khuis??

      Andrew - 2011-07-02 21:07

      Get your terminoligy correct. A choker in the sporting sense is when a team is an overwhelming favorite to win or a team who has a large lead in the game and loses from there. That is a choker. The Stormers were neither so they cannot be chokers. They just got a hiding thats all.

      Marshall - 2011-07-02 22:47

      Hey, like it or not, the Stormers won the first SA conference trophy this season (thus the end of the 11 year drought! You do not have to like it, but it is fact). This means they were the better SA side throughout the 2011 competition. The fans of any other SA side would have been happy to at least win some form of silverware. Stormers sucked today, no excuses. The Crusaders once again showed the class that makes them a Super Rugby icon. They deserved the win - full stop. We wish them well for next week.

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-03 06:50

      @Marshall ''The fans of any other SA side would have been happy to at least win some form of silverware''. Rubbish, only the Stormers and their supporters settles for mediocrity.

      LionsFan - 2011-07-04 12:11

      Andrew -the stormers where the favourites to win this game ,they had 2 weeks rest ,playing at home ,crusadershad to travel ,how many more odds do you want in your favour -they choked plain and simple -they did not even fight back ,say what you want about the bulls they would have fought back -still lost but as least fought back

  • Muzi Msimango - 2011-07-02 19:05

    The stormers infront of Peter De Villiers got taught a rugby lesson absolutely looks like the powder puff forwards are back in town again. My bulletjies will always have something the stormers dream to have BMT yes BMT.... Toooo many forwards are running in the backline the stormers are very unstructured.. Bekker is culprit number 1...Do not even get me started with Schalk Burger who roams around the field like a headless chicken he is a number 6 where was he on the rucks????? Koster is a number 8 who is supposed to link up with the back burger thinks he is a number 8 he dies with a ball. That's what happens when the press including Gavin Rich..and Keo and his angels say "'Maak al die stormertjies Bokke "' ppppfffffttt...Peter Grant not good enough....jean de villiers BIG question marks there... The bulls forwards and the sharks forwards should make the bulk of the pack we are taking in new zealand. It was pleasing to see newlands soooooooooooo silent. Cheers

      Kaapie - 2011-07-02 19:20

      Muzi you okes had so much BMT that you lost in front of your home crowd..! Agree with re Grant...I could have played better

      EasyB - 2011-07-02 19:24

      Except for the BOOOOOOOOOS! Pathetic supporters!

      antonbar - 2011-07-02 19:53

      Yup; we were "treated" to an utterly embarrassing display by the Stormers p..ssies in the scrums. What a humiliation! Same with the line-outs, and same on the loose balls. So much for the comma-five game plan, too little muscle, to many backline players.

      mike - 2011-07-02 21:34

      Jean de Villiers in my opinion played himself out of the 12 jersey tonight, maybe we were lucky he got injured in 2007. He is one of the snr guys and he failed badly tonight. Only Jaque and Habana played well tonight, probably Habana's best game in 2 years. Bekker again showed why he isn't fit to carry Victor's kitbag let alone be second choice 5. I would pick Danie ahead of him at 5 if we need too.

  • jan du preeaz - 2011-07-02 19:07

    2007 semi-final on loftus the bulls crushed the saders and won the super crown 2009 semi-final on loftus the bulls crushed the saders and won the super crown 2010 semi-final on loftus the bulls crushed the saders and won the super crown + CRUSH stormers in final 2011 semi-final on newlands the saders crush the stormers so who's your dady you bunch of poofter stormer suporters bitches!!!

      Stormer4eva - 2011-07-02 19:12

      Well to the bunch of stupid , ignorant , thick DANVILLE BULLS , YOU DID NOT EVEN SHAPE , SO PISS OFF ................

      antonbar - 2011-07-02 19:14

      Absoluut, Jan. Die Bulle weet hoe om te wen wanneer dit saakmaak. Die Papsakke van die Wie-Pie, daarenteen, is CHOKERS!

      PJ - 2011-07-02 19:20

      And 2011 Jan Bosotter!?

      Kaapie - 2011-07-02 19:25

      BTW they beat the Chiefs in 2009 and in 2011..won the title of botox queens

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-02 19:27

      Stormer4eva = Loser4eva. Ha ha ha ha ha ha

      Joe Soap - 2011-07-02 19:29

      @Stomers4eva, don't even talk about the Bulls, focus on your own team's pathetic performance. It seems to be the problem with the mountain goats - distracted by all sorts of side issues instead of focusing on the job at hand. WAKE UP POEPOL, Get over yourselves and realise no-one is going to do you any favours. If you want to win you have to keep at it for the whole season.

      jan du preeaz - 2011-07-02 19:31

      ja kaapie, dis nadat hulle die saders gewen het in die semis idioot. toe toe sjoes nou en gaan drink jou papsak

      dawie.schoeman1 - 2011-07-02 19:33

      Stormer4eva. SUUUUUUUUR DRUIWE. Julle "common" supporters wat alles en almal "boooo" is lekker gatvol. Nog 'n jaar met "f@k@l in die kabinet. Lekker slaap. Kyk die highlights more oggend. Miskien speel julle beter.

      Andrew Griffiths - 2011-07-03 09:37

      More brainless comments from brainless bulls.

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-03 10:19

      Andrew, no cups for 10 years.

      Andrew Griffiths - 2011-07-03 11:51

      Rather no cups than no class!

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-03 14:35

      Wow Andrew, what an awesome chirp buddy.

  • hawk - 2011-07-02 19:08

    I predicted Saders by 20. Ok so I got it wrong by 1. To Saffa Cat, WP Befok and all his other Paarl Perle swilling, tik smoking, fish head eating idiots we say congratulations. You have once again won the title of the biggest chokers in S.A history. On home ground, with 40,000 something cheering, shouting fans you laid down like a cheap hooker on a friday night. The Saders taught you a lesson and once again you are without any silverware. You see it takes a hell of a lot to win a Super cup. Do you finally realise how good the Bulls team was all those years. To win 3 of them the last 4 years. Now dissapear you nicompoops but Im sure we wont hear from you again. Done like dinner and as dumb as a bag of hammers

      Marcell - 2011-07-02 19:18

      They won the conference cup. Ha ha ha!

      antonbar - 2011-07-02 19:23

      Absolutely. Now the Bulls' 3 cups stand in magnificent isolation; the only team with the requisite BMT in SA, in spite of the Wie-Pie's papsak and tik-smoking arrogance.

      EasyB - 2011-07-02 19:28

      Don't forget they have the SA conference cup. That should in itself justify a total revamp of the trophy cabinets! Tenders are out already. Oh yes, and don't forget, they gonna win it next year so your tender should include space for the S15 trophy.

      Kaapie - 2011-07-02 19:34

      En julle kon fokkel wen hierdie jaar.. kon nie eers dvoor julle home crowd n plek in die playoffs wen nie

      FerretGee - 2011-07-02 19:42

      One error in your comment. 40000 QUIET supporters, there was very little noise from that crowd at all.

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-02 19:49

      Ferret, the best sound in the world is a guiet Newlands.

      WorldCitizen - 2011-07-02 20:52

      sure Hawk. BTW did you know they're not showing any more bulls games on Supersport, because supersport is the 'Channel of Champions'. They moved all the bulls games to the history channel...

      Gambit9 - 2011-07-02 21:37

      @hawk it seems you know a lot about cheap hookers on a Friday night tell us was she wearing BLUE underwear.(Oh you could not tel, Eskom switched off the lights again ) she probably threw it over the fence at Loftus

      Andrew Griffiths - 2011-07-03 09:30

      Bulls fans once again taking the cup for dof comments I see.

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-03 10:20

      Andrew, no cups for 10 years.

      Andrew Griffiths - 2011-07-03 11:52

      Rather no cups than no class!

      The Observer - 2011-07-03 13:18

      well beker's mullet is just real class. spoken like a true loser.

      Chuck Norris - 2011-07-03 14:17

      Table mountain will be twice as big after they eventually clear out all the dust from their trophy cabinet.

      LionsFan - 2011-07-04 12:14

      Well said ,WP go buy more players

  • BULLS ALTYD - 2011-07-02 19:11

    Bwhahahhahhahahahhahahahha Chokers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-02 19:28

      Still Stormers no cups 10 years and counting. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

      BULLS ALTYD - 2011-07-02 21:03

      Ons het maar 'n af jaar gehad julle? Wel 'n af 11 jaar en counting

  • Hennie vd Walt - 2011-07-02 19:12

    HAK HAK .. DIE stormers IS KAK !!!!!....... HEHEHEHEHEHE ... GREAT CRUSADERS !!!!

  • Robin - 2011-07-02 19:13

    As a neutral supporter i didn't think the ref had a terrible game but made a few mistakes both ways thats rugby interpritation for me! SWB did make JDV his bitch tonight as did most me the opposite numbers apart from maybe 7? But out played from 1-15 if you ask me?

  • SUPERSHARK - 2011-07-02 19:13

    I don't know why anyone actually believed that the Stormers could win, after they lost so hopelessly to the 'Saders before on the same grounds and most recently lost to a weak Bulls team, on this same ground. Can only be blind patriotism. Anyway, the Reds and 'Saders were the best teams this year. My money's on the Reds making history, they have an awsome defense.

      flat bier - 2011-07-02 19:35

      As shown today, games are won upfront, dont think the Reds have enough oemf upfront to challenge the Crusaders, but I respect youre opinion supershark.

      Laserguided - 2011-07-02 21:01

      Good comment and I hope the Reds take it, they were by far the best team this year

      GraemeBB - 2011-07-02 23:34

      @SUPERSHARK - but Stormers destroyed a lucky shark team. You arent invited to this conversation - your sharks was even more pathetic.

      John - 2011-07-03 07:28

      The Crusader storm is about to break The Crusader storm waxes fiercer We shall stand fearless We shall stand exalted in spirit We shall climb to the heavens We shall attain the zenith the utmost heights Sonny Bill imbube! Sonny Bill imbube! Sonny Bill imbube!

  • Hennie vd Walt - 2011-07-02 19:14

    No cup again stormers ... no |BMT.... no \NOTHING ... hehehehehehe

      antonbar - 2011-07-02 19:21

      Ja, dis nogal pateties, is dit nie? Die arme papsakke. So vol hoop, so arrogant, maar so clueless. Dis embarrassing, LOL!

      jan0212 - 2011-07-02 19:35

      Hennie. Wie ondersteun jy?

      jan0212 - 2011-07-02 19:40

      Hennie. Jy weet dat julle wat Noorde toe getrek was nogaltyd as agterlik beskou ? Ek kan glad nie verstaan dat julle jul kan verlekker in 'n situasie soos hierdie nie

      Hennie vd Walt - 2011-07-02 19:43

      Jan0212, ENIGE span behalwe die stormers ... hoekom ?

      BardofAvon - 2011-07-02 19:56

      Yes, now we know why they are called Weerprobeer. Although today they hardly even probeered.

      Robynsky - 2011-07-02 20:14

      Juggernaut -- wat de donner is a wind ..praat maar almal luister...

      GraemeBB - 2011-07-02 23:42

      @Juggernaut - now it is the coach. He wasnt the problem a week ago. The real problem? ONLY 4 players worth BOK starting line-up.

      Chuck Norris - 2011-07-03 14:11

      @Jan0112 Almal wat nie 'n Bul ondersteuner is nie se tweede span is altyd die span wat teen die Bulle speel. Moet nou nie vir jou kom dom hou hier nie. Julle is baie vinnig om jul self te verlustig in die Bulle se nederlae, maar sodra die inverse gebeur word ons wat na die noorde toe verhuis het as "arrogant" of "agterlik" beskou.

  • Durasmart - 2011-07-02 19:15

    Laat ek quote uit die boek van Daniel in die Bybel vir die Stormers. " Mené, mené, tekél ufarsín" Julle is getel, geweeg en te lig gevind.

      Mike@CapeT - 2011-07-04 03:42

      12th cupless year coming up!! Ba bwa Bwa HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA !!! S@ck it you arrogant Stormer idiots!!

  • CliffB - 2011-07-02 19:16

    Please now , all you stupid pricks from the great city of DANVILLE , there up north of that dirty little mud stream they call the JUKSKEI : READ PLEASE --- I said the Crusaders were better than us from my first post , If they don't teach you to read at Danville SPOEG & PLAK , get someone to help you ###

      Marcell - 2011-07-02 19:27

      Gaan drink nog 'n papsak ou maat. Dis nie goed as jy jou so opwerk nie.

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-02 19:29

      Ha ha ha ha ha ou Cliffie!!! Ha ha ha ha!!!

      GraemeBB - 2011-07-02 23:45

      @Cliff - Now it is the ref?? Bad sport!! We live in Groenkloof boet.

  • jan du preeaz - 2011-07-02 19:18

    my springbok team for the tri-nations, anybody except a stormers player

      Kaapie - 2011-07-02 19:59

      And no players from the bulls either.. couldnt put any gameplans together..

  • Marcell - 2011-07-02 19:19


      Bulldozer - 2011-07-02 19:29

      Go Sonny Bill!!!

      Backstabber - 2011-07-02 20:02

      Marcell and Bulldozer are legends!!!! Hehehehehehehehehehehehehe

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-02 20:08

      Backstabber, guess who's back.

      WATCHING YOU - 2011-07-02 20:39


  • Jack - 2011-07-02 19:23

    Now I can play golf on an afternoon

  • Zion - 2011-07-02 19:25

    As a good night story: The referee sure canned you know-it-all-lot. Next year we shall first have to find the bulls before they can play, Good being a Crusader fan.

  • GrahamB - 2011-07-02 19:25

    Shit game, Stormers players talk too much, some of them definitely didn't wanna travel to ye onto the International season we go.

  • Howzitekse - 2011-07-02 19:25

    Poor discipline and coaching. Poor contesting on the ground, poor scrumaging. Jean de Villiers is a mistake machine, and his distibution is like constipation. Our locks did not compete on the Crusader's line-out put-in. Schalk probably broke his thumb on somebody's head in one of his head-high challenges. The coaches put a small player on to replace Schalk when we were being hammered up front. Why was it Flo's job to tackle SBW? Jean not up to it? The ref had no choice.A poorly disciplined team will always get a couple of bad calls against them. (Flo, played his heart out - hats off to him.) Keep Rassie and AC away from the Springbok coaching jobs.

  • Simonincapetown - 2011-07-02 19:26

    Fiddling while Rome burns....

  • Kaapie - 2011-07-02 19:27

    These Bulls supporters have one thing in common withe saders supporters in Cape town... fokkol intellect which seem to clouded by what they is tik and papsak in CT and cheap wine north of the jukskei

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-02 19:31

      We have something else in common. A whole bunch of cups over the last 10 years. Ha ha ha ha ha

      PureAwesomeness - 2011-07-02 21:26

      No Bull, the cups you only got in the last 4 years. Before that you had f*$*^ll cups. Before your first cup it took you 10 years to win that cup...

      EasyB - 2011-07-02 22:28

      Hey PA. What's done is done. You still gotta do it, but probably not even in the next 10 years. 22shole.

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-03 06:53

      PA, there where a whole bunch of Currie cup in between, nitwit.

  • Howzitekse - 2011-07-02 19:29

    Oh yes, Stormers still better than the Bulls by a country mile. The 1st half, when they spent more time talking to the ref than playing rugby, reminded me of the Bulls, who ended 7th out of 15, and are hugely overrated, dumb and ugly, like their supperters.

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-02 20:08

      No cups - 10 years.

      EasyB - 2011-07-02 22:30

      'Stormers still better than the Bulls by a country mile' ... Not in the last game they played.

  • flat bier - 2011-07-02 19:29

    For everything to come to this??? What a terrible display by the Stormers. Biggest mistake was to wait for the Crusaders on defence. They should have gone in for the tackle not wait....Only one lineout option, pathetic scrum, I can go on and on. It really looked like the stormers crossed the globe to play in this game not the saders. Nothing good to say except well done Crusaders, you looked like a champion side.

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-02 19:41

      Ons het julle die hele jaar gewaarsku maar julle wou nie luister nie.

      flat bier - 2011-07-02 19:48

      Ja Bulldozer net soos ek jou nou waarsku, jou span gaan nog kakker wees volgende jaar....hahaha

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-02 19:51

      Net soos ons julle 'volgende jaar' moet watch.

      Marcell - 2011-07-02 19:53

      Ons los die 'volgende jaar' storie vir die Chokers van Crusader Park.

  • Muzi Msimango - 2011-07-02 19:32

    Look in the brighter side of things..the stomers with all those millions spent on the habanaa..fouries....cj van der lindes ...vermuelens ect still won the conference cup atleast some silverwear...Johan Sadie Heyneke Meyer is waiting for you son...we are rebuilding we bulls know how to win trophies.

      Stompies - 2011-07-02 21:21

      Muzi - as die stormers (en ander spanne) die week die koerant gelees het oor die Bulls/BBulle se afrigtingspan en vasberadenheid vir die toekoms, behoort hulle BAIE BANG te wees

      Magmansa - 2011-07-03 01:47

      Why Sadie never got played more this season I'll never know. The few minutes he came on for was the only time the stormers showed any glimmer of breaking the crusaders line.

  • jan0212 - 2011-07-02 19:32

    Stormers. As een van julle grootste ondersteuners moet ek se julle het die hele SA in die steek gelaat. Ek is so gatvol vir julle dat ek nie eens verder kommentaar wil lewer nie.

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-02 19:42

      Hulle het my, Marcell, ZAPMAN, EFFEL, antonbar, Frikkie, Hennie en nog n hele klomp ander nie in die steek gelaat nie.

      Bulkalf - 2011-07-02 19:47

      JAN ! Skree vir die Bulle ! Ons is net so nou en dan arrogant en dan kan ons dit bekostig ! In elk geval is ons truie baie mooier as daai treffer met die geel en halwe strepe van die pap snoeke !!!!

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-02 19:52

      Bulkalf, ons het hulle nie nodig nie. Terloops hulle sal nooit die strawwe vereistes om die supporters club te join slaag nie.

      Marcell - 2011-07-02 19:57

      Ja Jan. DHL misplaced the trophy. 'n ou wil graag hê jou span moet wen en as hulle die slag verloor moet dit nie wees soos die Bulle se 27-0 of vandag se loesing nie. Ek glo vas daar is iets nie lekker in die span/bestuur nie.

      Kaapie - 2011-07-02 20:01

      Thats only because in CT we have so much talent all the bulls want to do is poach them and Rassie doesnt know how to recognise talent

      Deon - 2011-07-02 20:05

      Bulldozer - tipiese dom Boer.

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-02 20:09

      Whatever boeta Deon.

  • HueyPNewton - 2011-07-02 19:32

    Just a reminder to all the Bulls bashers on here. The Bulls are the reigning Super Rugby champions till further notice.

      Kaapie - 2011-07-02 20:02

      No they have been beaten all ready.. the new ones will come from the Reds or Saders.. you cant defend it any longer, 3 weeks ago already you lost it

      HueyPNewton - 2011-07-02 20:22

      @kaapie. Are you disputing the fact that the Bulls are the reigning/current Super Rugby champions? Who is then? Please enlighten me.

  • Joe Soap - 2011-07-02 19:34

    Rugby is all about momentum and craig joubert ensured the stormers had none of that. Skew throw-ins, runners meters ahead of the kicker, slowing down of the ball at the breakdown. I might not be a stormers nor a crusaders fan but damn i at least expected to see a game

  • FerretGee - 2011-07-02 19:35

    Amazing< when the Sharks played last week and we criticised the ref we were told by all and sundry that we were sore losers even though 99% of us admitted that even though the ref was crap, we would have lost because we were just not up to it. The Stormers were just NOT in it. The Saders have played every game "away" after the Christchurch earthquake and have travelled something like 120 000 KM's this season and have STILL made the final even with a draw being given for their first game abandonment. The ref did not cost the Stormers the game, they lost it themselves. I don't feel so bad as a Sharks fan that we lost to the 'Saders last week now.

  • Rea1ist - 2011-07-02 19:39

    Just plain disgusting Stormers.........really sad

  • jan du preeaz - 2011-07-02 19:40

    jinne but skalk corrobrick burger is common, staan met sy cheap plakkies voor die kamaras, n' ware ambasadeur vir die stormer poofters

      flat bier - 2011-07-02 19:47

      sorry jan, sal volgende keer vir Schalk se om sy pointers aan te trek en jou in die hol te skop

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-02 19:53

      Jan, jy kry daai vissie plakkies by PEP vir R19.95.

  • PureAwesomeness - 2011-07-02 19:40

    Crusaders, you guys were the better team. Well done. Stormers, you need to get some BMT my boys. But well done, conference winners, semi final.

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-02 20:01

      Conference winners. Yeah! Every laaities dream.

      PureAwesomeness - 2011-07-02 20:09

      No you piece of sh*t. The super15 trophy was the dream. But we were outplayed.

      EasyB - 2011-07-02 20:41

      A wet dream yeah. @@shole.

      PureAwesomeness - 2011-07-02 20:59

      EasyB, waar de f*k val jy nou uit. Wet dream?? Ons praat rugby, nie van jou suster nie...

  • Gatvolaswell - 2011-07-02 19:44

    Rugby Rocks: if you think the ref blew like prick then I'm sorry I can't use the language to describe how the Stormers played. I thought the Springboks would have a chance in the world cup, but if the centres come from the Stormers heaven help us.

      Vaaljapie - 2011-07-03 11:28

      and the bok coach comes from?

  • michiel.schutte - 2011-07-02 19:44

    Wp Im Bull and screeamed my hart out for Wp . But sorry to say it : You have been weighed, you have been measured, and you have been found wanting. Wp never got over the advantage line and that made this a sad affair . Where was the intensity the will to win . It was like our bulls the first half of this S15 . The whole of Sa are losers now . Bulls ,Sharks ,Wp ,Lions and Cheetahs . So no gloating . This was a pathetic season for us . Go Saders for next week .

  • pensioner - 2011-07-02 19:46

    What a pathetic performance by the Stormers!!!! I am glad that I had alternative viewing i.e. the wedding of our own Princess Charlene in Monaco because it was too painful to watch the rugby. This does not bode well for the Springboks in the World Cup in New Zealand because some of our stars were made to look like beginners.

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-02 19:54

      I think there's more highlights in the Princess's hair than in the Stormers' performance.

      PureAwesomeness - 2011-07-02 21:10

      What princess?? Dont tell me you watched the wedding???? Whahahahaha

      Bulldozer - 2011-07-03 08:10

      Pure, my maag was teen halftyd so seer van al die lag toe moes ek maar n bietjie die channel change.

  • BardofAvon - 2011-07-02 19:54

    Crying shame the Sharks beat the Bulls at Loftus (full credit to the Sharks though, they deserved the win). Had the Bulls got thru to the playoffs, though, we may not have witnessed this carnage.

      flat bier - 2011-07-02 20:06

      Die bulls konnie eers die span teen wie hulle oefen wen die jaar nie.

  • Deon - 2011-07-02 19:55

    They played us to pieces. Fair and square-they hammered us. BUT, what an honour to loose to the Crusaders. Forget about the fact that they have been seven time winners etc. Their 2011 campaign is Hollywood stuff. True gritt! The natural disaster, etc etc. What a team!!! So much better to loose against them than the Klippies&Coke snorbroers Bulls. Gosh, I am so proud of being an Afrikaner, but when the TV cameras show Wynie Strydom dancing next to the field, the Loftus crowd and guys like Bakkies I just want to hide away.

      HueyPNewton - 2011-07-02 20:26

      @Deon. "what an honour to loose to the Crusaders". A Bulls fan would never say something this pathetic. There's no glory in losing.

  • Wolff - 2011-07-02 20:01

    Super semi-finalist chokers.

  • Ian - 2011-07-02 20:03

    Forget the fact that the Stormers lost, what is more worrying is that no SA team has been able to dominate this NZ pack. They seem to be coached better. They ruck with more conviction and scrum better. It doesn't bode well for SA in the matched to come.

      Ian - 2011-07-02 20:06

      sorry. Matches.

  • Kleinboet - 2011-07-02 20:07

    Congratulations to the Crusaders. My team was just not up to it today. We have no complaints. We lost and that is it. I believe the Reds will win the trophy this year.

      Kleinboet - 2011-07-03 00:32

      I also want to add: If the finest of South Africa gets beaten that badly, then it bodes disaster for our World Cup dreams. Nothing to gloat about.

  • Witsand local - 2011-07-02 20:10

    Wow, it must be true. No BMT. Well done Crusaders. You proved me wrong. Will be supporting you guys next weekend.

  • Bulldozer - 2011-07-02 20:11

    Volgende Saterdag word n mens weer doof deur al die grassnyers wat op een slag werk hier in die Kaap.

  • Staaldraad - 2011-07-02 20:12

    Same old! Same old! Taking nothing away from the Crusaders, who are a really quality outfit, the Stormers just do not turn up for the important games - just like the final last year. I have been a WP/Stormers supporter for many years, and the regular disappointments are becoming nauseating. Tonight they looked clueless with ball in hand, when they did eventually get it in hand. Maybe they should think of shaking up the backroom staff

  • G8 - 2011-07-02 20:17

    There can be no excuses. We played like bumbling bunnies and the Crusaders again showed their experience and pure class. No ref in the world could change that fact. Respect to the Crusaders, they deserved the win and earned a place in the final. Not even mother nature could stop them this year. I am still, and always will be a Stormer, but hats off to the better side. I wish them well for next week, if any side could beat the travel bogey its the Crusaders. Carter vs Cooper is an enticing prospect!

  • Dolittle - 2011-07-02 20:20

    @ PJ - hey het jy gehoor julle kan nog die finale maak, julle moet net die kaartjies gaan koop! ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!!!!!!!!