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Stormers hold off Blues

2012-03-16 20:59

Cape Town - Tries by Springboks Bryan Habana and Jean de Villiers helped the Stormers to a 27-17 win over the Auckland Blues and to the top of rugby's Super 15 standings on Friday.

Habana pounced for an opportunist score in the 15th minute and De Villiers carved through the Blues midfield early in the second half to give South Africa's Stormers a hefty 24-3 advantage over their visitors from New Zealand at Newlands.

But Auckland launched a stirring comeback when center Benson Stanley and prop Charlie Faumuina crossed for converted tries in quick succession to close the gap to just seven points with 15 minutes to play.

Fullback Joe Pietersen's 73rd-minute penalty finally sealed victory for the Stormers, who improved to 3-0. Auckland has now lost three out of four.

Scorers:

Stormers

Tries: Bryan Habana, Jean de Villiers
Conversion: Joe Pietersen
Penalties: Pietersen (5).

Blues


Tries: Benson Stanley, Charlie Faumuina
Conversions: Gareth Anscombe (2)
Penalty: Lachie Munro.

AP

Comments
  • Anele - 2012-03-16 21:01

    heart was in throat in the last few mins. congrats Stormers

      str4f3 - 2012-03-16 22:16

      Hehe yep, they almost let the good work slip. but well done in the end. If it wasnt for the afrikaans i'd swear the were a large amount of new zealanders in this thread... Seriously guys, we're on the same side when we play other countries. save your rivalry for when the stormers actually play the bulls.

      Smell - 2012-03-17 01:34

      Amen str4f3!

      Skhona Skratchy-l Luswazi - 2012-03-17 05:20

      Yeah you right when I've left game the score board was 24 3 all of sudden when I've checked again the score was 24 17 I'm like what the hell!!!!

      andre.ernstzen - 2012-03-17 11:44

      What a weekend thus far, first the Stormers, then the Proteas and to put the cherry on the cake. Bryce Lawrence gets substituted at half time of Highlanders/Hurricanes game :):):)

  • Priester - 2012-03-16 21:06

    Congratulations with the win! Overall a good performance and a deserved win. Liebenberg had a great game and I think he should have been named man of the match. Blou Bul Groete!

      Arthur John Ware - 2012-03-16 21:16

      Thanks dude and congats to the bulls for their 4 points aswell

  • Tertius Coetzer - 2012-03-16 21:10

    job well done to our coastal brothers, with this score and the score the blues thumped the bulls with, i rate the stormers will win the bulls by at least 20. Oh, and thats my second correct superbru prediction for the week, with scores and all. Sharks greetings

  • Jack - 2012-03-16 21:16

    JdV showing his class with a welcome return to form! Bring it on Lions!!!

      Saffies - 2012-03-16 21:20

      Absoluut, die mees talentvolste speler in die land. Mooi JdV

      Saffa - 2012-03-16 21:33

      Dit sal 'n bitter "sad" dag vir Springbokrugby wees as JdV ons mees talentvolste is

      Jack - 2012-03-16 21:43

      @saffa - it was an incedibly sad day, when injury forced the Bok selectors to pick useless meisiekind...

  • Melt - 2012-03-16 21:19

    Geluk Stormers. Julle het met rukke en stote gespeel maar steeds gewen. Daar is plek vir verbetering en ons het hoe verwagtinge van julle. Ek dink die voorspelers was by tye baie goed veral in die skrums. Jean het vir n slag goed gespeel en ons het n heelagter wat met lang lynskoppe druk kan verlig. Behoort n goeie wedstryd teen die Bulls te wees. Die skeidsregter het n fout of twee gemaak maar was konstant en niemand is bevoordeel nie.

      Melt - 2012-03-17 07:41

      @Saffa, As hy seer kry huil hy? As hy huil noem hy ander idiote en twate? As jy nou klaar in jou hoekie gesit en huil het, kom dat ek jou trane afdroog en dan blaas jy jou neusie uit en ons sit n pleister op waar dit seer is. Ek weet dit is vir jou n bitter pil as die Stormers wen, maar wees "groot" genoeg om te se geluk aan die wenspan en gaan aan met jou lewe. Poppe uit die pram gooi het niemand nog beindruk nie, so hou vas aan jou teddie en barbie pop. Ek het voorheen al vir jou gese om nie die man nie maar die bal te speel, maar jy luister nie vir ons nie. Gesels rugby en gee jou weergawe van wat jy dink die stormers of ref beter kan doen. Lekker slaap ou grote.

  • Dirk - 2012-03-16 21:22

    The Stormers avenged the Bulls! I bet that Blueraven, Bulldozer, Saffa and Johannes Nel are extremely grateful for this. They must be proud of the Stormers today. Well done team!

      Johan - 2012-03-17 09:01

      @ Saffa - My aarde - So jy is die Paul wat so verslaaf was aan die blou pilletjies, shame man!!! Bat jy nou maar vir die ander span?

      Johan - 2012-03-17 16:43

      @ Saffa - Het jy alzheimer's want jy herhaal jouself so baie?

  • Skhona Skratchy-l Luswazi - 2012-03-16 21:25

    Slowly but surely the stormers is improving I like that aggression approach

  • Johan - 2012-03-16 21:57

    Results of our weekly Pole: Wie sal daarvan hou om vir Fake Saffa te Moer: 50% (400 Stemme) Wie sal daarvan hou om vir Fake Saffa te Bliksem: 25% (200 Stemme) Wie dink Saffa weet enige iets van Rugby af 1% (8 Stemme) Hoeveel Blou Bulle skaam hulle oor Fake Saffa se uitlatings 24% (192 stemme) Nou toe nou ou Fake Saffa was toe weer verkeerd met sy eentonige menings en voorspellings

      Priester - 2012-03-16 22:22

      @Johan, absoluut korrek! Oorspronklike Saffa het ten minste rugby kennis gehad en ek het soms van haar comments gehou. Blou Bul Groete!

      ckrohne1 - 2012-03-16 22:29

      lol....you just made my nights. Thanks....looooooooooooooooooooool

      PietSnot - 2012-03-16 23:03

      Give Johan a Bells!

      Johan - 2012-03-16 23:20

      @ Piet Snot Cheers!

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