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Stormers survive Lions scare

2012-06-30 18:45

Cape Town - The South African Super Rugby Conference leaders, the Stormers, only just saw off a spirited challenge by the beleaguered Lions, with a hard-fought 27-17 victory in their derby at Newlands on Saturday.

The Stormers led 13-3 at the break and although they fashioned several second-half scoring chances, they seemed headed for a scoreless half until replacement loose forward Jebb Sinclair and wing Gerhard van de Heever crashed over converted tries in the final seven minutes.

The Lions infringed twice in the opening two minutes when the Stormers showed a keenness to run the ball and flyhalf Peter Grant exploited the second with a penalty goal to secure an early 3-0 lead.

Over the first 20 minutes both teams enjoyed passages of play where they held the upper hand, but both defences stood firm when the trylines were threatened. The Lions were impressive with their attacking variations on their sorties into the opposition's 22-metre area, but against the best Super Rugby defence their efforts were in vain.

Just after each side had goaled a penalty (6-3) with Grant and Lions flyhalf Elton Jantjies the scorers, the Stormers launched two penetrative onslaughts in quick succession from their own 10-metre line to take play up to the tryline. Only the second paid off as the Lions defence was stranded on the left flank where fullback Gio Aplon ran in for the first try of the match. Grant added the conversion for a 13-3 lead after 30 minutes.

Just ahead of the break the Stormers suffered a disruption, their second for the day, when injured wing Danie Poolman was forced to leave the field and was replaced by Marcel Brache. Earlier on, the flu-hit Joe Pietersen was an 11th hour withdrawal and Poolman was brought into a reshuffled backline.

The Stormers finished the half strongly without increasing their 13-3 lead by the time the half-time hooter sounded.

When the teams returned, the Lions absorbed the initial pressure but once they managed to break out of their half they caught the Stormers napping around the fringe of a breakdown play and skipper Josh Strauss scrambled through for a try, which Jantjies converted (13-10).

The Lions were fired up by this seven-point advance but in their eagerness to up their tempo, errors crept into their game and the Stormers managed to wrest the initiative, and they might have added a second try but Aplon was collared on the whitewash with a team mate on his outside.

With 15 minutes play left, the Lions threatened to turn the match on its head when they made several charges at the tryline but a mixture of sound defence and poor options left them empty handed, and instead the Stormers bounced back in great style with late tries by Sinclair and Van den Heever.

In the final minute Franco van der Merwe scored a converted try to reduce the deficit.

The Stormers picked up four points for their victory to extend their lead atop the South African Conference, and closed the gap on the Combined log leaders, the Chiefs, to four points with two matches remaining.

The Lions left empty-handed and remained bottom of both the South African Conference and the Overall standings.

In next weekend's Round 17 action, the Stormers travel to Bloemfontein to face the Cheetahs (Saturday, July 7 at 15:00), while the Lions host the Melbourne Rebels at Coca-Cola Park in Johannesburg (Saturday, July 7 at 17:05).

Teams:

Stormers:


15 Gio Aplon, 14 Gerhard van den Heever, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Jean de Villiers (captain), 11 Danie Poolman, 10 Peter Grant, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Siya Kolisi, 7 Don Armand, 6 Tyrone Holmes, 5 Andries Bekker, 4 De Kock Steenkamp, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Deon Fourie, 1 Deon Carstens

Substitutes: 16 Tiaan Liebenberg, 17 Brok Harris, 18 Quinn Roux, 19 Jebb Sinclair, 20 Louis Schreuder, 21 Burton Francis, 22 Marcel Brache

Lions:

15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Deon van Rensburg, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Butch James, 11 Anthonie Volminck, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Joshua Strauss (captain), 7 Grant Hattingh, 6 Derick Minnie, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Hendrik Roodt, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Callie Visagie, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg

Substitutes: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 Ruan Dreyer, 18 Ruan Botha, 19 Jaco Kriel, 20 Michael Bondesio, 21 Waylon Murray, 22 Ruan Combrinck

SAPA

Comments
  • bloudaan.blou - 2012-06-30 18:48

    Mooi wen vir die Stormers, nou moet die Bulle ook net hulle kant bring...!!!!

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-06-30 19:05

      Mooi Wen???... What i saw was everything but mooi. PG cost them two tries and Parkie Bekker going right over ruck to prevent a Lions try he was very lucky to get away there... but yes Congrats with the win...

      eben.duplessis.3 - 2012-06-30 19:14

      Chaplinn - Dit was seker die swakste span van die stormers en hulle wen nog steeds - Ek sien julle en die Kings ruil plekke volgende jaar

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-30 19:23

      Funny that Jean opt for going for touch instead of goal, when the kick was at an angle.

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-06-30 19:26

      Swakste span? I thought you wanted half of the team to be in the Bok squad?

      lance.elliott.3914 - 2012-06-30 20:06

      @ Chaplin..half the first choice players are either injured or being rested..this is A nice blend of Vodacom Wp and the Stormers..and still win.

      tom.tardis - 2012-06-30 21:27

      not by 4 tries, doesnt count

  • charles.gregory.7906 - 2012-06-30 18:54

    Stormers begin nou eers 5de rat vind!

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-06-30 19:07

      Ja Charles hulle het klaar die ander 4 op GEF...

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-30 19:58

      Help-my-trap doesn't have gears.

      phillip.beukes.5 - 2012-07-01 08:52

      HIEHIEHIEH... selfs die Bulls se onder13 span voetter die WP op... GOOOO BULLLLLSSSS....

      Greg - 2012-07-01 09:18

      @phillip.beukes.5: Pity none of your other sides can do it!! Bulls supporters are lekker grootbek(as usual) after their win but they forget they lost their previous 3 games including one, at home, against the Stormers C team!! Stormers have lost 2 games this year while the Bulls have lost 5 and had Marius Jonker not helped them they would have lost to the Brumbies as well!!

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-01 09:25

      Greg, no cups for 11 years.

      Bossie - 2012-07-01 09:34

      Harold- lost twice to the cupless Stormers en laaste een op Loftus teen die Stormers B span. Onthou jy nog hoe jy gevoel het ..?

      Greg - 2012-07-01 09:58

      Ag Harold.....shame!! Is that your only comeback? How pathetic!! Your "unstoppaBULLS" have lost twice this season to a cupless team!! Keep living in the past if that makes it easier for you to get through the day!!!! I suppose a Ford Sierra is still your vehicle of choice??

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-01 10:24

      escort

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-01 10:42

      Granada.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-01 10:55

      granada - so hot right now

      Tom - 2012-07-01 12:11

      A team made of porcelain

  • orrinf8 - 2012-06-30 18:55

    DIS N STORMERS DING, N LEKKER, LEKKER STORMERS DING, ONS KANNIE WORRY NIE, WANT ONS HET GEWEN, DIS N STORMERS DING !!!

      orrinf8 - 2012-06-30 22:34

      F...?...N VRYSTAAT !! you completely spoilt my WEEKEND !!! :) F......K MAN :)

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-06-30 22:44

      Told you... Hak Hak Vrystaat...

      orrinf8 - 2012-07-01 14:41

      poeph..l, we beat the same lions outfit that outclassed the sharks a few weeks back, was always going to be a tough game (GREAT DEFENCE AGAIN BOYS) .. WAAR DOP JY UIT .. your team beat a lowly cheetahs team (MATCH FIXING IMO) and now they're great, puuhhhllleeeeezz .. the bulls ARE STILL THE MIGHTY STORMERS' BIATCH !! SSSTTTOOORRRMMMEEERRRSSS

  • Provence - 2012-06-30 19:00

    Stormers tweede span

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-30 19:59

      Well they don't have a eerste span.

      lance.elliott.3914 - 2012-06-30 20:48

      ....And the Bulls eerste span lost to the Blues...Stormers tweede beat the Bulls eerste..

      orrinf8 - 2012-06-30 23:29

      Herald, I don't think I've ever seen you with so many thumbs up, THAT'S more than your thumbs down .. well done :) congrats TO your BULLS for KLAPPING the CHEETAHS back to REALITY, EXTREMELY WELL DONE .. HOWEVER .. YOU (Herald) ARE STILL A NOOL !!! SSSTTTOORRRMMMEEERRRSSS

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-01 08:32

      It's still early, orrin. The thumbs scenario will still chnge.

      mario.borchards - 2012-07-01 09:08

      Stormers played their C team last night. The Bulls were so desperate for the win they played their strongest team. Oh yes I almost forgot we beat you guys with our C team so obviously you guys have high expectations of our C team

  • lance.elliott.3914 - 2012-06-30 19:01

    Good fight Lions, made the game worth watching ! Final score : Peter Grant 1 - Detractors 0.

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-06-30 19:08

      PG cost your guys 2 tries if he swinged the ball you would have won much easier...but wait i'm PG i got a 91% kick percentage...

      anwar.addinall - 2012-06-30 19:11

      Well said. What was Peter Grants' percentage tonight? Around 100% LOL

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-06-30 19:20

      it sure was -14 points as-well as his kicking was at 100%

      sean.brady.14224 - 2012-06-30 19:20

      You see how PG got all the kicks over from the 22 :-)

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-30 20:00

      Sean, it's funny how the penalty that was at an angle was kicked for touch rather than go for goal.

      anwar.addinall - 2012-06-30 20:34

      In the game I watched, he slotted the conversion of Sinclair from the touchline.

      lance.elliott.3914 - 2012-06-30 20:39

      Harold, they kicked for touch because they had belief that they could score a try, Grants kicking from all angles was spot on tonight so what's the fuss ?

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-30 21:02

      Lance, the captain didn't want to take the risk.

      lance.elliott.3914 - 2012-06-30 21:17

      What risk, it was Peter Grant no Morne Steyn kicking Harold..

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-30 21:24

      But the kick wasn't from right in front.

      vandeventer.sarel - 2012-06-30 21:25

      Eks n bul maar pg skop defnitief beter as ms deesdae, was nie so 2 - 3 jaar trug nie. Steyn verdien om gedrop te word in bok span. Pg se besluit neming ok beter die jaar. Japan het hom goed gedoen

      tom.tardis - 2012-06-30 21:29

      i would hardly say grant was as immense as steyn tonight

  • zionpercival.pay - 2012-06-30 19:01

    the Stormers better do much better than 27:17 if they want to win the series.

      tom.tardis - 2012-06-30 21:30

      against a team with no coach and bottom of the log. warms my heart. gutless wonders

      alexis.swartz.984 - 2012-06-30 22:42

      watse span het gespeel?

      mario.borchards - 2012-07-01 08:55

      This was Stormers C team that played much of the game. What did you expect with so much changes? The decision making was also not the greatest by players and the coach. Sinclair should have started at 8 and Kolisi at 6. Lions were killing us at the break-down.

      Bossie - 2012-07-01 09:43

      @Blue- yes they do! Will play the A team only against worthy oponents. Not necessary to play A team when playing at Loftus

      Bossie - 2012-07-01 14:04

      @blue- C team, E team, whats the diffs..?? They still beat the hell out of that pansy pink A team at Loftus

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-01 14:08

      Stil has no cups either.

      andre.ernstzen - 2012-07-01 14:21

      Ja Mario, they were also killing us in the scrums. But yussis what can u expect with a change in the forwards every few minutes. What about, that man Grant! He was my man of the match.

      paul.sdoow - 2012-07-01 15:39

      so zion if you win your semi by one point and the final by two points what's the difference ? you don't need to win by scoring thousands of tries and in the process letting your opponents score 999 ? its the same if you score three and them two? . as long as you score more than your opponent is what counts at that 80minute mark.

  • gestoffle.vaneerdenvark - 2012-06-30 19:04

    I love it when the Lions get pumped, that'll teach those arrogant fans from last years currie cup - how the mighty have fallen, relegate them!!

      tom.tardis - 2012-06-30 21:31

      pumped? pumped would be with 4 tries. pumped? not so much more like caressed

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-30 21:34

      Gestoffle has Stormers supporter written all over him.

      mario.borchards - 2012-07-01 09:04

      Stormers played their C team last night. The Bulls were so desperate for the win they played their strongest team. Oh yes I almost forgot we beat you guys with our C team so obviously you guys have high expectations of our C team

      gestoffle.vaneerdenvark - 2012-07-01 09:53

      Maak al die haai's bokke

  • sean.brady.14224 - 2012-06-30 19:11

    Somebody buy that ref a Bells, or maybe a house in the Cape!!!

      steyts - 2012-06-30 21:11

      Rather spend that money to buy you a brain!

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-30 21:18

      Sean, looking at how the refs treated the Stormers so far this year, I'm not sure there are any houses available.

      tom.tardis - 2012-06-30 21:31

      i actually heard mark lawrence tell jean de villiers he will see him in the showers

      johann.mouton.92 - 2012-07-01 00:21

      The Stormers must be the richest union then and in pretty good shape to win the cup......with all the refs in their pockets, who cares about keeping the players in Cape town.\r\nGo Stormers.

      lance.elliott.3914 - 2012-07-01 07:26

      So in conclusion, the most in-form team in SA beats the lowest ranked, most disorganised team in SA and the win is seen as luck or due to a dodgy ref. As Gary Player says..the harder you work, the luckier you get. Lions did well against a second string Stormers side, nothing strange about the result at all. Can't wait for Brian and Joe to start next week !

      mario.borchards - 2012-07-01 09:04

      Stormers played their C team last night. The Bulls were so desperate for the win they played their strongest team. Oh yes I almost forgot we beat you guys with our C team so obviously you guys have high expectations of our C team

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-01 09:28

      Mario, how many times do you want to repeat yourself, you useless idiot?

      Greg - 2012-07-01 09:28

      Ag shame are the Bulletjies now blaming the refs?? Do you forget Spies' "try" against the Stormers at Loftus? Do you remember Stander's knock-on, match winning, try against the Brumbies at Loftus, do you rmember Wynand Olivier's try from a forward pass against the Stormers at Newlands or the Crusaders game at Loftus etc etc etc!! Stop crying you Nancies!

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-01 09:35

      so many crooked tries you mentioned, i guess you do have a lot to choose from, whereas we cant complain about the stormers crooked tries, because they havent scored any :( sad face

      Greg - 2012-07-01 10:05

      Shame!! Tom you've also got a lot more losses to choose from this year! Even with your tries you still lost both games against the Stormers so we're obviously doing something right!!

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-01 10:27

      amazing response. we talk about tries and you talk about something irrelevant. typical. 3 trophies, end of discussion

      Greg - 2012-07-01 10:37

      And here I though winning was important? Silly me! Keep scoring tries, we'll keep winning!

      Greg - 2012-07-01 10:46

      Ok Harold!!!

  • ronnie.atwell.75 - 2012-06-30 19:21

    Has this report been written by a Lion's fan? Again the Stormers failed to score 4tries, they should have scored 8 tries were it not for ridiculous unforced errors with the line in sight. They going to have to step up a number of gears to have any chance of winning the S15.

  • mario.borchards - 2012-06-30 20:05

    Shocking to see the lack of disaster management outside Newlands Stadium. The stairs going across the subway was closed off due to maintenance therefore everyone had to use the tiny subway. The subway was totally dark, no lights at all. This was a huge risk for everyone using the subway and an injury could so easily have occurred. Not cool WPRU!!!!!

      bootman.bokke - 2012-06-30 20:37

      Mario WPRU is not responsible for the maintenance of the bridge or the subway. Thats council property, so call your councillor and moan to him. It's like blaming WPRU when the trains are running late because there's a station next to the stadium.

      mario.borchards - 2012-07-01 08:35

      @ bootman I surely know that, but If you are bringing 30 000 plus people to an event and part of your facility is faulty (the bridge across the subway) you need to be proactive and make sure you have security to manage the problem whether it is your responsibility or not because the bottom line is that people lives are at risk which is MUCH more important than a simple rugby match. Where you there? did you see how many people jumped over the fence and ran across the train lines and minutes later an express train passed through. Time for WP rugby to move to Cape Town Stadium and maybe then we will start winning trophies and start a new history.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-01 09:38

      i think that it would be reckless to make a stormers stadium safe at least the admission of futility is there, maybe we will start winning trophies, thanks mario

      andre.ernstzen - 2012-07-01 14:45

      Have to agree with you 100% Mario. I was at the game as well. All thos people queuing to cross under that narrow, pitch dark subway. A disaster waiting to happen. WPRU could have been more proactive.

      Press - 2012-07-01 15:11

      If Bootman of the Cape Black Caps is involved in delivering on this matter, blame the NZRU . . . . . .

  • paul.sdoow - 2012-06-30 20:24

    the first match this year where the backs were exposed to how dangerous they can be when the ball is spread and g vdh played very well tonight also a first.

      bootman.bokke - 2012-06-30 20:46

      I think the Stormers let themselves down in this game. There were at least four tries that went abegging due to bad decision making and bad handling. Next week it's the kitty cats in Bloem and they better get their act together. Imagine what they could do with a real scrumhalf and flyhalf.

      paul.sdoow - 2012-06-30 21:01

      agreed the errors were there but as soon as the pressure was lifted they started playing their own free spirit game which lifted the pace. and if the cheetah had the goose and coeni o the performance would not have been one way traffic.

      tom.tardis - 2012-06-30 21:34

      gerhard van de heever - does he want to be there? i even looked at my blue bulls championship dvd covers, he is staring off into space looking disinterested after winning the super title. that guy obvs cannot do anything else because he has no love for the game and i am quite relieved he left for the cape. i wish sadie would go back

      bushpigeventsbar - 2012-07-01 13:48

      tom.tardis : But you bunch of snotkoppe in the North paid so much to buy him - Lekker , Kry vir jou

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-01 14:09

      Bush, same with you guys and Habana.

      andre.ernstzen - 2012-07-01 14:50

      Yes, Poolman was looking good before he went off. I also liked the look of the new guy Brache.

      bushpigeventsbar - 2012-07-02 12:18

      harold.lloyd.520 : Oh you of many names - STFU

  • Craven Luyt - 2012-06-30 20:39

    Dear Stompies be AFRAID. If the bulls end third and the Snoekies end second, that means Bulls-Papsak semi at Mouldlands. Bjorne scored the try that Gio has been dreaming about since he was three(well done Heyneke your pecking order is right). Tonight the Bulls fans sleep better than all those damp people in the Cape.

      paul.sdoow - 2012-06-30 21:05

      first make the play offs then come with your silly comments and bb try was not that great it was bad defence by turning your shoulders onto the attacking player as you only need to side step and the defender can't change direction. basic school boy mistake. look at earlier matches with force match same reasons. good try but also bad defence.

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-30 21:11

      Pretty much the same as all Aplon's tries.

      tom.tardis - 2012-06-30 21:35

      bjorn basson: immense immenseness - aplon se blou soep

      waynemegganw - 2012-06-30 21:53

      Craven you clearly don't know how the log standings work. So go learn how it works. Bulls can't end 3rd if stormers end 2nd. Winner of each conference finished in 1, 2, 3. Stormers beat you twice already. No competition to Stormers.

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-30 22:00

      No cups to the Stormers either.

      tom.tardis - 2012-06-30 22:13

      your second name is megan. your opinion doesnt count

      Craven Luyt - 2012-06-30 22:39

      Sorry Megan in my excitement I forgot about the conference madness. Anyway, every team has a bogey team and unfortunately for the Chiefs that bogey team is the Bulls. See you in the final. You guys have to beat the Cheetahs first, they will be hurting after today's PK. Your performance against the lions was less than convincing. Why do you guys always have so many injuries? I suspect it's because all the scared and weak people remained in the Cape whilst there stronger and braver peers travelled north. Craven

      waynemegganw - 2012-07-01 06:05

      Goodluck against the Sharks they aren't gonna back down they need the win. We were a second side but yes didn't play well but still won. That shows a good team.

  • Steven Trollip - 2012-06-30 20:59

    U tippiese bull supporter die ou!!

      Bossie - 2012-07-01 09:56

      Met jou, jou moroon!

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-01 10:44

      Then say so.

  • anton.bischoff - 2012-06-30 21:44

    Lawrence en Jafta het nogal mooi saamgewerk. Goeie 80 min vir die Stormers gehads

  • Hugo Klaasen - 2012-06-30 21:44

    Ai, there are a few Blue bull Pellets here....goodness, where was your 4 wonderfull tries when you played the Stormers? Now they win for a change and now the BULLets cant contain their excitement.....!? we understand, we've had reason to be excited more often than you this season, so we are used to it....

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-30 21:50

      We've had a reason (lots actually) to be more exited than you the last 11 years, so we are used to it.

      tom.tardis - 2012-06-30 22:02

      i can think of 3 times we were very much more excited

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-30 22:13

      Tom, after a generation of not winning any real cups, the supporters' standards have dropped like Bryan Habana drops a high ball. Let them enjoy those irrelevant highs.

      tom.tardis - 2012-06-30 22:36

      like bekker drops his pants in the park

      Craven Luyt - 2012-06-30 22:42

      Like the Chlamydia drops from Bekkers urethra.

      paul.sdoow - 2012-07-01 01:47

      oh and bees roux drops his wallet and spies drops his lipstick?

      Hugo Klaasen - 2012-07-01 06:02

      Shame Harold, what was the petrol price the last time the Bulls won the Super cup? Do you still demand that price when you get to your Local petrol station in Brakpan? Stop living in the past it's 2012, Super 15. .....oh and taking on individual players for the personal lives....thats Grade 4 quality arguments, keep it up

      Hugo Klaasen - 2012-07-01 06:20

      Oh and Harold, while u are stuck in the past, please send us a telegram to the future and explain to us your excitement in 2002....we would LOVE to hear about that...

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-01 08:42

      Hugo, where do I start? 2002 Was the year the Bulls started dominating SA rugby like no other team before. I'm still watching that Currie cup final on my VHS on a daily basis.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-01 09:40

      bees roux mistook a policeman for the scrumming machine, standard pierre spies: do not hate him because he gets all the poontang

      Hugo Klaasen - 2012-07-01 10:20

      Thanks for the telegram... So Harold, the year where you did not win one Super rugby match was the year they started dominating? How's life in the past? Are you gearing up for the year 2000 yet? I hope your computer is Y2K compliant! hahaha

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-01 10:46

      Hugo, that's the year we started to dominate SA rugby, by winning oneof how many Currie cups.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-01 10:59

      whats a currie cup? i only know about conference cups and choice cups

  • will.bains.50 - 2012-06-30 22:00

    Goodbye Tame Lions. WELCOME SUPER KINGS.

      anton.bischoff - 2012-06-30 22:08

      Battled to win the Boland team, you should rather say Welcome to the real world

      tom.tardis - 2012-06-30 22:13

      beat, not win

  • christo.dupreez.58 - 2012-06-30 22:16

    wen is wen, geluk an al my viskop maaitjies

  • jeanpierre.daries - 2012-06-30 22:42

    Just want to saay to all da critics remember the lions ate the shaaarks......so please keep that in mind......stormers stormers die supercup kom weeer

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-06-30 22:44

      What do you mean 'weer'?

  • jaan.vanschaick - 2012-06-30 22:48

    Well no that is settled – Grant is not the answer at Bok 10.

      tom.tardis - 2012-06-30 23:04

      what r u talking about? grant kicked 100% and thats all that counts 1!!!!!!!1111!!!!!!! zOMG

      jaan.vanschaick - 2012-06-30 23:37

      Tom he has done nothing to replace MS, best flyhalf of the day was Riaan Smith.

      Tom - 2012-07-01 08:29

      Riaan smit so good, cheetahs scored when sias ebersohn came on. Riaan smit, nah Peter grant kicked 100% therefore he is the best in the world this weekend. Dont try convince me otherwise, grant has proven he is Bok material in that convincing performance against the team that will be replaced by the super kings. He has what it takes to grow a full beard

      raymond.abrahamse - 2012-07-01 08:31

      Seen that you are so clever and an Expert on the game tell us who IS the CURRENT answer to the Bok no 10.BUT,just don't tell us carthorse Morne Steyn.

  • OOSTHUIZEN.GAZZA - 2012-06-30 23:06

    Stormers het gewen fair en square ,weer eens met n verswakte span wys net en dis n feit daar is diepte ini kaap en karakter,stormers is heel okey ,die bulls het vrydag aand n taai een wat wag die sharks,ek dink net as die vrystaat n beter 1ste helfte gehad het en meer palle toe gegaan het kon die game anerste gewees het,en daar was weer baie soft try,s van die bulls se kant af soos gewoontlik,swak verdediging ,als het net skeef geloop vir die vrystaat ,so bulls moenie laat jullle koppies swel nie ,shark tank toe vir julle,ons die stormers sal bo eindig maklik en wat lekke is al ons yster manne kom terug ,Burger,Vermeulen.Koster wow kani wag nie.................go province

      Tom - 2012-07-01 12:13

      Imagine if they had a full strength team they might win 5 more penalties per game

  • kevan.vanniekerk - 2012-07-01 02:11

    the ref, a shocker. Tried his best and succeeded to help the stormers. How can you give a penalty against the tackler for not releasing the player when he is still on his 2 feet and the ball is in the air. He said tackle and release whilst the tackle player is standing. Becker infringes, stormers run right across the field to score a try. penalizes butch james for lazy running and 5 minutes later the stormers do the same thing. 13 points given to Stormers by the referee. Mark Laurence, well done. Iam not a lions supporter , but they were hard done by.

  • brent.goldwyer - 2012-07-01 02:42

    Shame poor Lions. if its not their coach then its the ref, look in the mirror boys, introspection

  • WernerZA - 2012-07-01 05:59

    Hope the stormers had a chance to look at the bulls scoring tries... They never seem to see any on their own field!

      Hugo Klaasen - 2012-07-01 06:05

      We did see us beating you...twice....where was your wonderful 4 tries then? Pfffffttttt hahahahaha

      Nick - 2012-07-01 08:31

      another brain fart well done idiot the pienk panties also conceded 4 in 20mins

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-01 09:44

      pienk panties. this, coming from the team based in the gay capital of the world

      paul.sdoow - 2012-07-01 13:17

      i didn't know Newlands was in pretoria? where is moftus pinkveld then?

  • Hugo Klaasen - 2012-07-01 06:16

    Herold, you dont have a life either...now go give yourself a hug

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-07-01 07:17

      Hugo Sharrap...

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-01 08:45

      I hug myself all the time.

  • Claude - 2012-07-01 06:37

    What scare? The Lions were never ahead and part of the Stormers game is defence. As well as the new young players did play they were missing four or five loose forwards and a lock as well as a prop a regular wing and full back with their second wing moved to fullback and while the desperate Lions challenged they never looked like winning. The Lions first try stemmed from a poor refereeing decision and the second one was a last minute affair when it made no difference to the game.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-01 09:45

      part of the stormers game is defence eliminate the first two words and we are on the right track

      Kykweer - 2012-07-02 10:53

      Last year the saders gave the stormers a hiding at newlands with a flank on the wing

  • Kevan - 2012-07-01 06:38

    Do the stormer supporters honestly believe they are going to beat the chiefs in New Zealand, never going to happen. Being realistic, Chiefs will win the Super 15.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-01 09:46

      i would rather see that happen than see the stormers win it

      paul.sdoow - 2012-07-01 15:29

      why would we travel there? its already a home final cause once the saders sort out the chiefs and stormers pull out a bonus point win over rebels that places them above chiefs on the log.

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-01 15:41

      Bonus point, Paul? Ha ha ha ha ha haha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha haha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha haha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha haha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha haha ha ha ha ha ha ha

      paul.sdoow - 2012-07-02 06:26

      ok you right lets laugh we don't need it any way cause we would have more wins than he chiefs so we would still be above them any way

  • Hermann - 2012-07-01 07:08

    Sjoe, the Lions made the stormers work for their pay, but they made it.

  • sizwe.schoeman - 2012-07-01 08:33

    We going all the way baby ... We unstoppable!!!

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-01 08:46

      All the way where?

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-01 09:46

      conference cup harold, cmon man focus

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-01 10:49

      Sorry Tom, I nearly forgot the immenseness of that 'trophie'.

  • mario.borchards - 2012-07-01 09:06

    Stormers played their C team last night. The Bulls were so desperate for the win they played their strongest team. Oh yes I almost forgot we beat you guys with our C team so obviously you guys have high expectations of our C team

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-01 09:31

      You really have nothing else to add, do you?

      WernerZA - 2012-07-01 13:27

      Every stormers team is a C team... Not telling us something we don't know.

  • Bossie - 2012-07-01 10:05

    @Tom and Harold- the word is TWICE.. and I know you know what that means..

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-01 10:49

      Humour us.

      Bossie - 2012-07-01 10:52

      hmmmm.. not getting it..?? you need a clue..?

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-01 11:02

      i only know the word THRICE i know you know what THAT means, oh maybe you dont....it means 3 times..

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-07-01 11:22

      I see YOU need a clue.

      WernerZA - 2012-07-01 13:33

      Since everyone is learning new words... ZERO and ELEVEN... Now use those in a sentence ... Clue, stormers are an important part of that sentence...

      Bossie - 2012-07-01 13:36

      @Tom- uuuuhhhhgggh- no archive comments please. Rather try to enlighten us with current affairs

      Bossie - 2012-07-01 14:42

      @Werner- I get it!! ZERO losses against the Bulls. Beautiful Cape Town ELEVEN times nicer than Tshwane

  • Paul Botha - 2012-07-01 12:15

    Watching the match now! Does Bekker know his a lock and not a centre ! Lang drel is meer in die pad as enige iets anders!!

  • Paul Botha - 2012-07-01 12:35

    Bekker is a useless centre I mean lock!

  • bushpigeventsbar - 2012-07-01 13:45

    Please , there never was any scare- STORMERS

  • azul.taurus - 2012-07-02 18:30

    Eventually they will run out of luck - no more help from refs.

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