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Stormers win Newlands war

2012-03-31 20:55

Cape Town - The Stormers repulsed a stirring fightback by the Bulls to retain their unbeaten record with a 20-17 win in their Super Rugby clash at Newlands on Saturday.

A penalty three minutes from the end by flyhalf Peter Grant enabled the Cape side to lead the table by two points from the Highlanders.

But the Bulls were the dominant team in the second half of a ferociously contested match, fighting back from a 14-point deficit to level at 17-17 with 13 minutes to go.

The Bulls scored two tries to one by the Stormers, but fullback Joe Pietersen landed all four penalty attempts and Grant succeeded with his only shot at goal after Pietersen went off injured.

The Bulls' Springbok flyhalf Morne Steyn converted tries by wing Bjorn Basson and centre Wynand Olivier - the latter from the left touchline - but missed two penalty attempts and was just short with a late drop goal attempt which could have put the Bulls in front.

"It was a massive effort," said Stormers captain and centre Jean de Villiers. "It shows the advantage of playing at home. There was nothing in it. I am just happy we pulled through."

Bulls skipper Pierre Spies admitted: "We were put under pressure in the first half but I am proud of the way we came back in the second half."

The visiting team looked stronger in the early stages in front of a near-capacity crowd, but Stormers went into half-time with a 14-0 lead.

Pietersen landed a penalty goal after 11 minutes and Bulls had cause to rue not taking an opportunity to equalise eight minutes later when Spies opted to go for touch instead of asking Steyn to go for posts.

A Bulls drive foundered and Pietersen added another penalty before Steyn missed from a more difficult position than the one his team had spurned earlier.

Another Pietersen penalty was followed by a try by hooker Tiaan Liebenberg after the half-time hooter.

Stormers attacked from a scrum in the Bulls 22 and after a promising double scissors move by the backs was held up, the ball went back to the forwards and Liebenberg powered over with the assistance of powerful lock Eben Etzebeth.

Bulls lock Flip van der Merwe was sin binned two minutes after half-time for taking out Etzebeth in the air at a line-out.

But his side scored 10 unanswered points while he was off the field, although Basson's try came from a counter-attack after scrumhalf Francois Hougaard picked up a loose Stormers pass and kicked ahead for Basson to chase more than half the length of the field.

The Stormers picked up four points for their victory to consolidate their lead atop the South African Conference and move back to the summit of the Overall standings. The Bulls picked up a single point for losing by seven or fewer points, and stayed second in the South African Conference and fifth in the Overall log.

In next weekend's Round 7 action, the Stormers travel to Dunedin to face the Highlanders, while the Bulls host the Crusaders in Pretoria.

Teams:

Stormers:

15 Joe Pietersen, 14 Gio Aplon, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Jean de Villiers (captain), 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Peter Grant, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Rynhardt Elstadt, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 Andries Bekker, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Tiaan Liebenberg, 1 Steven Kitshoff

Substitutes: 16 Deon Fourie, 17 Frans Malherbe, 18 De Kock Steenkamp, 19 Nick Koster, 20 Louis Schreuder, 21 Burton Francis, 22 Gerhard van den Heever

Bulls:
15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Wynand Olivier, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Morne Steyn, 9 Francois Hougaard , 8 Pierre Spies (captain), 7 Jacques Potgieter, 6 CJ Stander, 5 Juandre Kruger, 4 Flip van der Merwe, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1 Dean Greyling

Substitutes: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Frik Kirsten, 18 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 19 Arno Botha, 20 Jano Vermaak, 21 Louis Fouche, 22 JJ Engelbrecht


Stormers flyhalf Peter Grant attempts to evade Bulls No 8 Pierre Spies (Gallo Images)

AFP

Comments
  • Priester - 2012-03-31 20:58

    Congratulations papsakke. Not a game to be remembered, the Bulls gave it their all but they were simply not good enough. Blou Bul Groete!

      Ren%c3%a9 - 2012-03-31 21:07

      @Priester howdy??? Die papsakke kan dankbaar wees dat ou Morne weer sy skopskoene in Pta vergeet het! My oomblik v.d. game was natuurlik toe Wynand daaaaaai 3 gaan druk het. Super proud of my Bulls team. Hulle gaan nog BAIE bekers wen.

      Priester - 2012-03-31 21:17

      Thanks Isak, it was a close game. Congratulations with the win, now time to prepare for the next biggie! Blou Bul Groete!

      Melt - 2012-03-31 21:19

      @Rene, Tiepiese blou koeie.....nee wat Rene wat van n geluk Stormers? Jou mondjie was heelweek groot en nou???? Ek wil vir die Bulle geluk se met n goeie game, julle het hard probeer en amper die knoop deur gehaak. Julle gaan die jaar nog baie goed doen. Geluk Stormers julle het verdien om te wen. Werk nou aan daardie tweede helfde en speel rugby tot die einde. Albei spanne se jong manne toon groot belofte..... Rene, ons is nie kwaad vir jou nie ........wees net bietjie meer sportief en jy kan n goeie pienk ondersteuner word.

      Priester - 2012-03-31 21:27

      Hi René korrek daai drie was absoluut die hoogte punt! Wonder of ou Saffa koei haar bedinges het toe Wynand gedruk het? Die game was goed en ek is trots op die Bulle! Hulle gaan nog ver kom vir so 'n jong span! Morne en Jacques was bietjie af vanaand.

      René - 2012-03-31 21:28

      @Melt, en my mondjie gaan GROOT bly. Ek is 'n trotse Bulls ondersteuner. Oja, moenie vergeet om vir Morne dankie te se nie. Hoekom sal jy vir my kwaad wees?

      Ren%c3%a9 - 2012-03-31 21:40

      @Maestro @Melt, chill guys, WELL DONE, if your team can maintain this level of play, you might actually win something this year. But for now, someone said that 'Bulldozer' (aka Shane) got killed in a car accident on his way to Newlands. I seriously hope its not true - WTH.... If it's someone's idea of a APRIL fools JOKE = SICK SICK SICK. Now I'm just sick to my stomach! -Have lost my fighting spirit for now

      Ren%c3%a9 - 2012-03-31 22:00

      @Isak, I kid you not! Wie ookal so iets se en dink dis snaaks moet sy kop laat lees. Anyway, geluk met jou span se wen vannaand, was 'n great entertaining game.

      Saffies - 2012-03-31 22:18

      Rene - jy noe dit BMT. Iets wat Morne nie meer het nie.

      Fred - 2012-04-01 08:06

      @Renè. It just showed again last night. Morne & Hougaard can't play behind a losing pack of forwards. They can't handle pressure.

      Henry - 2012-04-01 08:15

      @priest a wen is a wen,ek het gebid daarvoor,my pink/blou vrinne sit met a babalas vandag.

  • Mark - 2012-03-31 20:59

    Best match of the season! Bulls and Stormers were absolutely amazing! Let's carry that passion over into the Boks-none could stand before us if we had that kind of fire!

      gordon.p.jacobs - 2012-03-31 21:02

      True. With that fire should be on top, and not just. By a stretch.

      Dok - 2012-03-31 21:43

      After the game of tonight I think Meyer might have a big problem when choosing a Bok squad! Both the Stormers and Bulls youngsters were incredible! Definitely the best game of this weekend by far!

      Pierre - 2012-04-01 01:58

      Must have been a great game. Well done both teams. Cheetahs and Sharks also done well. We are going to have a mighty strong Springbok side when the best of these teams come together.

  • morneoosthuizen - 2012-03-31 21:00

    I'm officially naming my first born "Stormers". Well done Boys. Hard luck Bulls. You threw everything at us. Good effort. My nerves are officialy f@#$ed.

      Siphiwe - 2012-03-31 21:56

      @Japjapjap - no his not but you are definitely!

  • Arthur - 2012-03-31 21:01

    We know we know, the ref did this the ref didn't do that he didn't see this he blatently disregarded that blah blah blah, well done Stormers you deserved it

      Siphiwe - 2012-03-31 22:16

      @Japjapjap - judging by your stupid comments I would like to ask you the following question. To make it easy for an idiot like yourself there is multiple answers to choose from. Question: Are you currently; A: Very drunk B: Just very stupid C: Banged you head very hard in the last hour D; All of the above

      Siphiwe - 2012-03-31 22:31

      @Japjapjap - ha ha ha And you prove my point again! You are really thicker than initially thought!

  • warren.j.ashton - 2012-03-31 21:01

    Well done ref u won the game for the stormers

      morneoosthuizen - 2012-03-31 21:05

      Sucks when you on the receiving end, isn't it? Remember this feeling...

      Priester - 2012-03-31 21:05

      Poor comment Warren. I think Craig had a fair game. Blou Bul Groete

      Ken - 2012-03-31 21:08

      Again

      Ren%c3%a9 - 2012-03-31 21:16

      @Priester, die woord is 'fair' - he was far from great. Daar was 'n paar iefie calls - maar dit het ons nie die game gekos nie.

      Melt - 2012-03-31 21:22

      @Priester jou span het mooi gespeel en ja ek dink Joubert het goed gedoen....jy toon sportmansgees nie soos Me Rene nie.

      Siphiwe - 2012-03-31 21:29

      Pathetic comment, but what can you expect from losers!

      Ren%c3%a9 - 2012-03-31 21:43

      @Maestro, I did congratulate you guys, chill - geez, relax = OK once again, WELL DONE!!!!!!

      Saffies - 2012-03-31 22:23

      JA - gaan kyk na Wynand se drie. Daar was n groot forward pass na Hougard. -7 punte.

      Innis - 2012-03-31 22:23

      @Warren:Onthou jy die final 2010?...... Ons ken die gevoel.

      Roland - 2012-03-31 22:28

      ,,,and it was a well known not-so-like-the-stormers ref...sjoe, well we did well then....

      Jason - 2012-04-01 09:43

      Typical comment from a clueless individual....Joubert actually made a few dodgy decisions against the Stormers...and they still won...so shut up...

      sduplessis - 2012-04-01 10:25

      @Siphiwe Pathetic losers???? i think it was a great game.. the bulls lost.. but pathetic?.. maybe you are referring to your PATHETIC Soccer teams... uhm....

      Schaun - 2012-04-01 12:02

      well, ref or not the ref, i read comments about forward passes and then i thought since i tape every match to review, if u guys really want i ll give time aswell of every mistake ref did nt see. both sides the ref made mistakes, but fortunatly/unfortunatly the refs mistakes gave stormers points on the board..11 of them.. where the mistakes on bull side was 3. but naas said, does nt matter how the ref blows, if the scores on the board, the score is on the board,... bulls, look at first half, u were loosers... better team, stormers, but i must say, it could of been otherway if ref did blow every mistake correct. well done stormers, but sure u wont be that lucky again against the bulls

      Saffies - 2012-04-01 22:14

      @ Schaun. Hier is net twee moontlikhede moet jou t@s comment. Of jy kan nie tel nie, of jy ken nie die reels nie. Die pass na Hougard was verseker vorentoe wat gely het na Wynand se drie. Dis al klaar meer as jou 3 punte. Nuff said

  • warren.j.ashton - 2012-03-31 21:01

    Well done ref u won the game for the stormers

      Mark - 2012-03-31 21:05

      Shut up. Look at the Aussies. Look at the Kiwis. Realise how much they SUCK. And how awesome it is to be South African, with the talent, passion and fury to play like the Bulls and Stormers did tonight. We're the titans of the world. Next time, there's no Bryce to stop us! BOKKE!!!

      paul.coetzee1 - 2012-03-31 22:03

      Hey Warren. Take a positive out of the game.......at least players like 'liefling' and "Meisiekind" showed their true colours.

      Dave - 2012-04-01 03:03

      SA ain't no champion side. I believe you are currently ranked about 5th. NZ are the world champions of international rugby and the consistently ranked number one side in the world.

      CapeChappy - 2012-04-01 11:57

      Wow Dave, I just did a review of all your recent comments and you have got to be the most miserable, whinging, chip on the shoulder person I have ever witnessed commenting on a forum. Turn that frown upside down sunshine, is it always raining where you are? If you hate South Africans so much, why waste so much time on our forums? Grow up son.

      Richard - 2012-04-02 08:03

      Warren, perhaps you were 4 or 5 quarts of Brutal Fruit in by this point, wearing your cap backwards and hi- fiving your mates a lot. Be that as it may- not even alcohol, and the fact that you're probably a douche, can excuse the naivety and ignorance of your comments on this forum. "Well done ref, u won the game for the stormers"? Really overworking the cerebral cortex there. Re- watch the game, grow up, and learn the ability to realise that a closely contested game CAN actually be lost by your side (despite an incredible effort). Most of all, stop being an embarrassment for the other decent Bulls supporters out there.

  • Jean - 2012-03-31 21:03

    Joh daai pienk... lyk of die bulls n advertisement is vir Vanish.

  • goyougoodthing - 2012-03-31 21:06

    As a Sharks' supporter I was hoping for a draw, but our KZN ref, Joubert, stuffed up that last penalty. Wearing blue underpants Craig!

      morneoosthuizen - 2012-03-31 21:09

      He was shocking for both sides. Joubert is a useless ref. BTW, I'm a Stormer, so not looking for excuses....

      goyougoodthing - 2012-03-31 21:10

      Mo, yes, I think you are right, he missed a lot.

      Ren%c3%a9 - 2012-03-31 21:20

      @go, there were a few dubious calls (esp the last scrum penalty ala Keith Brown), also Juandre Kruger being penalised after a kick-off after the Stormers drop their own player to mention a few.

      Ian - 2012-04-01 04:57

      All the comments again from people who know nothing. Quote your IRB unofficial ref. certificate number when posting comments about the ref. then you might have some credence. How was the last penalty stuffed up? Stormers demolished the Bulls scrum, which buckled illegally.

      Jc - 2012-04-02 12:12

      @ Rene: When the Stormers player cane down, the was a Bulls player on all fours on the deck which took his feet out from under him, thus the penalty - They did show a slow replay of that a couple of times. Speaking of Juandre Kruger; what about all his high tackle that got missed - Especially the one where he was hanging around the neck of, I think it was Elstadt? Craig did miss a couple of things both ways, but I think he actually had one of his better games in a while(Compare WC 2011 Final for instance)!

  • Christopher Zoony De Croes - 2012-03-31 21:07

    crusaders to whip bulls next week muhahahhaahha

      Michael - 2012-04-01 06:32

      In your dreams Christopher - if The Bulls play with the same intensity as this match they will crush The Crusaders! I'll venture this too - it's a pity there is no World Cup this year because the way SA teams are playing at the moment, a Bok side would kick anyone's a$$ clean off the planet!

      leeflj - 2012-04-01 17:45

      Sorry to dissapoint you Chris... The Bulls will actually slaughter the Crusaders. Wait and see... by the way I'm a STORMERS supporter!!

      Erik - 2012-04-01 22:32

      No way!!! Bulls will destroy crusaders!! Bulls to take it by 12! Stormers greetings!!!!!

  • Johan - 2012-03-31 21:08

    @Fake Saffa Weet nie of ons jou gou gaan sien op News 24 nie, maar sou jy dalk die berig lees kies een van die volgende verskonings: 1) Ek het nie die game gesien nie ek was by gay bar; 2) Die Bulle het teen 16 man gespeel; 3) Die Bulle het al 3 keer die Super rugby gewen en die Stormers niks in 11 jaar nie 4) Ek het net gedeeltes van die game gesien want ek moet heeltyd my pienk onderbroekie ruil (Eintlik my pienk pantie) 5)Verwys na ouens se fotokies en Facebook aktiweite As jy iets in jou broek het, kan jy die Stormers geluk wens en feitlik wees: 1) Stormers was beter as Bulle vanaand; 2) Stormers is na 6 weke steeds bo an die punteleer; 3) Dit was ‘n goeie game tussen 2 goeie SA spanne; 4) Die Reds game was nie so indukwekkend na die Force hulle vandag pakslae gegee het nie @Leeu – Dankie vir jou huweliksadvies van nou die dag – hoop vroulief het jou darem toegelaat om die Leeus game te kyk – Wie dra die broek in die huis?

      richard.rautenbach - 2012-03-31 21:15

      Hoop Jy het jou pienk strikkie in jou hare gehad......

      Siphiwe - 2012-03-31 21:34

      Great comment!

      Saffies - 2012-03-31 22:27

      Johan, dit lyk ook nie vir my of spanne beter speel as hulle 3 bekers in die kas het nie. Mens sal dink dat sulke kampioenspanne die hele tyd moet wen (met 3 bekers en al, jy weet). Ai dis darem lekker.......

      Lion - 2012-04-01 03:31

      Johannatjie... Ek is hier. Ek het reeds vir Isak geluk gesê met sy span hierbo. Dus het ek ook eintlik al die Stormer supporters geluk gewens met hulle wen. Weer sê ek. Wel gedaan Stormers. Jy is maar 'n patetiese figuur ou Johannatjie. Vir jou informasie... Ek werk in Afghanistan. Ek het nie 'n vroutjie wat goed agter my aandra hier nie. Ek maak my eie vuur, braai my eie vleis en luister na die rugby op RSG oor die internet terwyl ek dit doen. Ek is 'n man en nie 'n muis soos jy wat op die couch sit en vroutjie dra goed agter my aan en piepie kort kort nie. As ek gaan pie hou ek dit vir myself jou aap. Ek hoop regtig dat jy my advies ingeneem het wat ek jou gegee het aangaande jou huwelik ou "yster". Jy is 'n sad sad pateet om die minste te sê. Weereens... Geluk aan al die Stormer ondersteuners met die wen. Julle gaan dit ver bring hierdie seisoen.

      Saffies - 2012-04-01 10:08

      @Lion. Is jy bipoler? Die hele seisoen se jy al wat n stormer is sleg. Nou is jy eweskielik n gentleman. Jy is die pateet. Eintlik n lafaard.

      Lion - 2012-04-01 10:23

      Ag ou Saffies... of sal ek se Wimpie Koekemoer dalk... Het jy ook 'n eiertjie te lê? Ek dink jy is die een met die bipolêre krisis. Heel oorspronklik moet ek sê. Saffies was nooit nerens te sien op die blogs nie en nou skielik pop jy hier uit en dit nogal onder "Olivier". Het Dok Saffa Oliver nie dalk ook jou naam gat gemaak nie? Is dit waar die Olivier vandaan kom? Jy is die idioot hier. Vir iemand wat nou skielik uit die bloute hier opduik en comment: "Die hele seisoen se jy al wat n stormer is sleg" se dit net een ding vir my.... Jy is een of ander ou wat sy naam gat gemaak het hier en nou onder 'n ander profiel skryf en bang is om weer sy naam gat te maak. Tweedens dink ek dat jy dalk moontlik jou naam gat gemaak het onder jou regte naam omdat jy niks van rugby weet nie. Dalk omdat jou naam Wimpie Koekemoer (gevat uit die Bakgat flieks) jou baie skaam laat kry het toe jy aangevat is. Wie sal weet in daai siek saai koppie van jou aangaan. Hoeveel wed ek dis Wimpie Koekmoer wat sy gat so paar dae terug gesien het op hierdie blog. Wimpels is skielik van die map af en Saffies duik op.... Shame. Jy is eentonig jou aap!!!

      Saffies - 2012-04-01 10:37

      Lion - Dankie vir al jou aandag en lang paragrawe. Dankie dat jy my so hoog ag. Ek mors nie my tyd te veel met loosers nie. Wil jy nou wraggies op my fake profiel kommentaar lewer as jy ook een gebruik? Pateties. Was jy op skool?

      Lion - 2012-04-01 13:13

      Saffies....Wimpels Is dit die beste waarmee jy kan opkom jou pateet?

  • Tertius - 2012-03-31 21:08

    die ref het sy bes probeer vir die bulls, maar dit was nie goed genoeg nie, ek hoop SANZAR sorteer die vuilgatte uit!

      Morne - 2012-04-01 11:10

      Inteendeel, ek het n hele paar insidente waargeneem waar die Bulle gestraf is vir geen rede nie. Het Snake Joubert n huis gekry in Skaapstad? Julle Stommes is seker die mees arrogante vuilgatte op die planeet!! Wen eers iets voor julle met ons praat, ons Bulle raak ook nou moeg om op die ander spanne neer te kyk. Geluk met die wen Snake Joubert...

  • june.joko - 2012-03-31 21:08

    well done Stormers... en dus n stormers ding n leka leka stormers ding en ons kan nie worrie nie want ons het gewen.....

  • Tertius - 2012-03-31 21:08

    die ref het sy bes probeer vir die bulls, maar dit was nie goed genoeg nie, ek hoop SANZAR sorteer die vuilgatte uit!

      Morne - 2012-04-01 11:13

      Daar's n verskil tussen harde rugby en vuilspel, julle moet nog leer om klipharde rugby te speel. Sal ook nerens kom sonder hulp nie...Stommes het nog baie om te leer.

      Saffies - 2012-04-01 22:22

      Morne. Die stormers moet leer klipharde rugby speel??? My TV het gewys die Stormers het gewen. Wat het jou TV gewys? Ek sien jy hou ook van fotos van kaal mans op jou face boek profiel. Het jy al uit die kas geklim?

  • nicknac40 - 2012-03-31 21:09

    Ok so the magic of the stormers saw the Vanish sponsored Bulls disappear off the scoreboard. Bunch of pink poeftes

  • Neville - 2012-03-31 21:09

    Well done SA Teams

  • Keith - 2012-03-31 21:09

    Stormers jou lekka ding! Die game was physical en ons laaities het hul man gestaan.Aan al die Bul supporters tough luck, maar dit is nie die einde nie. Ons het die bragging rights in die land vanaand en gaan dit enjoy.

  • Landi - 2012-03-31 21:11

    i am a stormers supporter, but holy cow the bulls gave us a run for our money!! WELL DONE 2 BOTH TEAMS and lets not forget that we all South Africans, so lets not get nasty!! : )

      morneoosthuizen - 2012-03-31 21:17

      Agree. I'm tired of reading SA supporters flaming each other. We all support our teams, but its unnecessary to call other fans names, and insult the teams/players. I'm also a Stormer support, but the Bulls made sure I'm going to have a very stiff drink tonight. Tough game, and it was a pleasure to watch. Well done to both teams.

      Sharon - 2012-04-01 05:01

      Holy cow #justwonderingifthatpunwasintended#

  • Mark - 2012-03-31 21:12

    To everyone dissing the ref and/or each other's teams: Shut up. Look at the Aussies. Look at the Kiwis. Realise how much they SUCK. And how awesome it is to be South African, with the talent, passion and fury to play like the Bulls and Stormers did tonight. We're the titans of the world. Next time, there's no Bryce to stop us! BOKKE!!

      David - 2012-03-31 21:17

      Amen!! We have so much frikken talent for Heyneke to mould. Lets take a step back, ignore provincial bias, and smile

      Herbert - 2012-03-31 21:51

      Titans: Generation of Greek gods who once ruled the world, but their overconfidence saw them overthrown by a new generation of gods called the Olympians. Rugby 7s coming to the Olympics soon Now that is a game for the future :-)

      David - 2012-03-31 22:13

      Sevens is Rugby Lite. For those with goldfish attention spans

  • MrThreeZeroFive - 2012-03-31 21:12

    The Cape franchise iz on fire... Dat one waz 4 da Bulls funs.

  • Neville - 2012-03-31 21:13

    Let us enjoy the moment Stormers supporters

      Andrew - 2012-03-31 22:02

      however short lived!!!!!

  • Tertius - 2012-03-31 21:18

    waar is saffa en bloudaan en al daai grootbekke nou? Do@ser, ek weet ons moet WAG vir jou comment, nie dat dit enigsins saak maak nie, lame pienk meisie ondersteuner!

      hugo.naude - 2012-04-01 11:22

      Ag ou Tertius ... ek lees al jou vlak aanmerkings en moet seker nie verbaas wees nie want jy is seker sprekend van meeste Stormer onnersteuners ... Die Stormers het die game gewen en dit seker verdien om net-net met die louere weg te stap ... maar dit kon baie maklik anners gewees het. Maar die BULLS bly my yster span en het voor geensins vir julle monster pak terug gestaan nie ... en dit sonder n slot op flank. Toe Elstatd af is 2de helfte het die Bulls oorheers voor en egter ... maar jy sal seker verkies on dit te ignoreer. Jy beskuldig die BULLS van vuilspeel ... asof die Stormers engeltjies is... miskein net meer slinks en onnerduims. Maar geniet die oorwinning ... die scoreboard vertel die verhaal wat onthou gaan word ... maar onthou Loftus wag nog vir julle en teen daardie tyd is my span groentjies veel beter voorberei vir julle ... en dan sal Elstadt nie n hele helfte op flank kan uithou nie!! Bloubul groete!!

      Johan - 2012-04-01 11:51

      @ Hugo - Het ons dieselfde game gekyk? - Die Bloubulle se agterspelers oorheers, die 2 driee wat hulle gedruk het was uit gebroke spel.....Lekker swak verloorder...Ons sien uit na Loftus!!! Daar gaan julle weer seerkry, want die Stormer rookies gaan nog beter word!!!!!

      hugo.naude - 2012-04-01 12:33

      Ja Johan selfde game ... jy kyk seker net met wyn ogies ... die Bulls agter spelers is in n onbereikbare klas hoeer as die Stommes ... jy het mos al ons rejects gekoop ... Basson se drie was agv n briljante skoppie van Hougaard ... Olivier se drie was so ver van gebroke spel af as wat Stommes van n beker af is ... weereens n klaslose ondersteuner van n wannabee span ...

      Jc - 2012-04-02 12:35

      @ Hugo: Basson se drie was luck, Olivier se drie van 2 vorentoe aangee - gaan kyk maar weer die reply.

  • gordon.p.jacobs - 2012-03-31 21:21

    Stormers really starting to look like a champion side now. Getting use to winning, even if it isn't much.

      Schaun - 2012-03-31 22:04

      they won all the years, yes good team they are but hell they choke without water when it really matter, atleast u have alot of conference cups to show for it

  • Jaco - 2012-03-31 21:27

    I regret to inform you that Bulldozer (Shane) died in a car accident on his way to Newlands this afternoon.

      Mark - 2012-03-31 21:30

      Please tell me you're taking the piss...

      Jaco - 2012-03-31 21:31

      Unfortuanitely not Mark.

      René - 2012-03-31 21:34

      @Jaco, how can you say something like that?????

      strauss.steven - 2012-03-31 21:34

      this is sad news. r.i.p

      Jaco - 2012-03-31 21:37

      Rene, he's a good friend of mine. I wil not make something like this up. Stupid question.

      Mark - 2012-03-31 21:42

      Bad news indeed! Condolences to all those close to him.

      Ren%c3%a9 - 2012-03-31 21:45

      @Jaco, this is just HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE - I'm really very sorry for your loss! This is really very SAD!

      Jaco - 2012-03-31 21:48

      Thanks guys.

      Arthur - 2012-03-31 21:48

      What about his son that he said he was taking with him

      Jaco - 2012-03-31 21:51

      Luckily he's ok Arthur.

      Jack - 2012-03-31 22:01

      guys - Jaco is Bulldozer!!! April fools!!!

      Priester - 2012-03-31 22:03

      This is so tragic. We will miss him on this forum; in fact I was looking forward to his chirps tonight. Rip

      Jaco - 2012-03-31 22:03

      Jackblack that is very poor taste.

      Jack - 2012-03-31 22:07

      I guess it's pure coincidence then that you've got the bulldozer image amongst your profile pics...and a work colleague called Shane who happens to be a Stormers fan???

      Jaco - 2012-03-31 22:13

      Whatever jackblack. I dont have to prove anything to you.

      George - 2012-03-31 22:17

      Haai is dit 'n joke

      Neville - 2012-03-31 22:55

      Condolences to his family

      Saffies - 2012-03-31 23:01

      Ek vermoed ook Jaco = Bulldozer. Hierdie ou (Jaco) lewer omtrent nooit kommentaar nie. Waar sal hy nou bulldozer ken as hy nie self bulldozer is nie. Plus daai bloubull in die mis prentjie was al voorheen sy profile picture op facebook.

      Japjapjap - 2012-03-31 23:35

      @hello Jaco, was Bulldozer Alwyn Kruger?? As dit waar is,.. het di forum +-die grootste komiese karakter verloor, wat 24 di moeite werd gemaak het om te lees.

      Slang - 2012-04-01 00:00

      can honestly say that I for one will not miss his comments. R.i.p anyway, en mag you trawante hulle lewe en comments biekie oordink in die tyd....

      Jason - 2012-04-01 07:02

      firstly Jack has written nothing on his Facebook wall about the death of his friend, which is strange. And the only Shane he has as a friend is a coloured chap. Also no messages on his wall. If its true then RIP Dozer, but I doubt it.

      Jaco - 2012-04-01 08:31

      In other words guys, you expect everyone who knows Shane to comment on this blog? Ok then.

      Pomene - 2012-04-01 10:57

      Hoekom het Jaco se profile pic nou verdwyn en n mens kan ook nie die details op sy facebook page nagaan soos gisetraand die geval was nie - wonder maar net ? Enige update op die Bulldozer comment ? Het nie van sy comments gehou nie maar ...................??

      Jaco - 2012-04-01 11:22

      Pomene I changed my privacy settings because of you lot. A good man died last night and you lot can believe what you like. Jackblack, that profile pick can be found on google. Im absolutely horrified reading your comments.

      Pomene - 2012-04-01 12:11

      Jaco as dit wel die geval is dan vra ek om verskoning en het ons n man verloor wat ons almal gereeld besig gehou en verpes het maar nie dit verdien het nie. Mag hy in vrede rus en sy comments - positief of negatief sal gemis word !! Ek dink hier is hope wat dink jy skeer gek (ek ingesluit) en al is dit moeilik sal jy seker op een of ander manier almal moet stil maak ??

      Jaco - 2012-04-01 12:38

      Dankie Pomene, maar ek hoef nie die mense stil te maak nie, hulle kan glo wat hulle wil. Ek het n vriend verloor en ek hoef niks vir enige iemand te justify nie. Net omdat ek baie min comment op hierdie forum nou is dit n issue. Rus in vrede my vriend.

  • zmiggels - 2012-03-31 21:28

    Yoh yoh yoh..what a game! I'm a bulls supporter we take this loss the same way we take our wins..like a buuuullllll

  • Pieter - 2012-03-31 21:28

    At first I wanted to bait Bull supporters with all kinds of witticisms, but I feel humbled by the fact that my team was the fortunate winners of this titanic battle. The Bulls really played well and they could have been the winners just as well but, fortunately, it was my Stormers who pulled it through! Thank you, Stormers, for making me a proud. supporter. Good luck on your overseas tour.

  • Skhona - 2012-03-31 21:30

    Wow!!what an entertaining game to watch stormers had to dig hard for their win well done to both teams that's what you call rugby

  • ckrohne1 - 2012-03-31 21:41

    Stomerssssssss....Jou lekker ding. Great effort Bulls much respect for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Herbert - 2012-03-31 21:43

    Arm wrestle of a game. Stormers were lucky to get the last penalty. But glad they did !

      Fanie - 2012-03-31 21:58

      You make your own luck pal,

  • Fanie - 2012-03-31 21:51

    Well done Stormers for troushing the Strawberries. I am proud of my team.

      Morne - 2012-04-01 11:28

      Hey Fanny, we win when it counts. It is however very flattering that we are regarded as the yardstick in superrugby. Thanks for all the attention.

  • almostert - 2012-03-31 21:54

    First of all I would like to tell the Stormers team that I am proud to be your supporter thru bad times, worse times,better times and better times I have stood at your side and I don,t regret it. Thank you guys for believing in yourselves, your team mates, and mostly in your supporters

  • Fanie - 2012-03-31 21:54

    Rene'; as die Stormers mis geskop het, sou die Strawberries gewen het.

  • Schaun - 2012-03-31 22:01

    congrats stormers, u won, the score on the board, even though it was a pityfull first half by the bulls, not blaming the ref but when is the refs gonna get constant on blowing for foul plays, sharks won tyvm aswell but it could of been other way if ref could get his way,... cheetahs wow, same there... our s a teams gonna suffer over seas if it goes on like this,... pathetic refs we got, all i ask is consistincy

  • Marius - 2012-03-31 22:04

    Wat 'n great game. Net jammner dat 'n skeidsregter die uitslag bepaal het met wat ongelukkig 'n verkeerde beslissing was met daai laaste strafskop. Rob Kempson, wat self jare gelede stut vir die Stormers gespeel het en dus 'n Stormers ondersteuner is en iemand wat weet wat in skrums aangaan het duidelik uitgewys dat Craig Joubert die strafskop vir die verkeerde span gegee het. Vir my sou 'n gelykop uitslag die ware weergawe van die game gewees het, want nie een span was werklik beter as die ander span nie.

      Melt - 2012-04-01 07:37

      @Maruis, Ja en ou Rob Kempson was nog nooit n groot kenner van die reels gewees nie, ne? Ons weet Blou Joubert was en is n Blou Bull supporter. Hy het hulle voorspelers verlede jaar gehelp. hoekom nou teen die Bloues blaas? Ag nee man as hy foute gemaak het was dit weerskante toe. Die Stormers het gewen alhowel die Bulle puik gespeel het. Vat dit op die ken en gaan aan. Baie sterkte vir die Bulle ons weet julle gaan die Crusaders Saterdag kou.

  • Pomene - 2012-03-31 22:07

    Great harde game. Stormers was vanaand gelukkig lady luck was vir ons. Baie onnodige "off the ball" insidente en dit was duidelik een van die planne - smokkel hulle koppe dan vergeet hulle van die bal - amper gewerk. Sorry Bulls maar julle was great vanaand. STORMERS ..... WELL DONE EN TOER ASB GOED !! LOFTUS 2 JUNIE 2012 GAAN DEFINITIEF REVENGE GAME WEES !!!

  • Tertius - 2012-03-31 22:11

    saaafaaa? Blou-daaan? Bulldoozer? Waar is julle? Dit kan nie so lank vat om 'n huis in danville pienk te verf nie!

      Slang - 2012-03-31 23:38

      ek geniet vir 'n verandering die goeie 'banter' daar drie versuur net 'n man se dag. Die blou bul kommentaar vandag bewys net dat hulle nie almal die tipiese 'blou bul mentaliteit' openbaar nie... Daar mag dalk hoop wees!

      Lion - 2012-04-01 10:27

      Saffies... Wimpels Jy is 'n PLANK

  • George - 2012-03-31 22:11

    I now realise why the Stromers will never win a cup. Craig Joubert probably the man of the match. They did not play bad but sorry they did not deserve this game. Anyway from now on they are on there own without the 16 th man. Dan die 3 punte wat eintlik die ref sin was. Melt het eintlik dit erken. Maar nou ja in die Kaap om top of the log te wees op die manier is dit nie wat elke jaar gebeur nie. Selfs die Stormers cappie het gese thanks ref

      Saffies - 2012-03-31 23:09

      George het jy die forward pass na Hougard gesien toe Wynand sy drie gedruk het. Kom by man, jy is kinderagtig.

      Lion - 2012-04-01 10:28

      Saffies... Wimpels Pateet!!!

      Morne - 2012-04-01 11:33

      Ek stem George, wys jou net watse karakter het die Bulle. Ons wen gewoonlik teen 16 man, dink net wat sal ons vermag as die refs neutraal is? Jaco, jy moet in die spieel kyk om n ware d... te sien. Moroon.

      Erik - 2012-04-01 22:07

      Hoop regtig dat hier nie veel van julle is wat ouer as 13 is nie! Great game!

  • Bill - 2012-03-31 22:15

    Wil nie snaaks wees ma dink die bulls gooi lelik naam weg met daai outfit van hul dit lyk bad dink dis hoekom die spelers ook nie alles ingesit het nie kry ook ma seker skaam in daai pienk ma hul het seker geen keuse daar is n rede hoekom hul blou bulle genoem word al die jare sies dis lelik

      Fanie - 2012-04-01 09:44

      As ek hulle sien, kry ek lus vir strawberries.

  • lytteot7 - 2012-03-31 22:21

    I guess we will go through the play offs. congrats to stormers for defeating former super rugby champs. Bulls for life.

  • Keegsvb - 2012-03-31 22:28

    Am a huge bulls fan, felt a little hard done by on a few decisions by craig joubert but you win some and lose some. We as Bulls have also had our fair share of luck when refs decisions have gone our way so no excuses, stormers deserved the win and best of luck to them on the away leg down under. At the end of the day the bigger picture are the Boks and to see how the guys played today at full tilt was memorable. My main wish is for an SA team to win the comp this year. Whether its the stormers, bulls, sharks or cheetahs, SA rugby needs and SA team to win the super rugby comp. As for the pink jerseys worn by the bulls today I though it looked pretty cool, there are a couple teams that play in pink in the French top 14 too and it also looks pretty awesome. People can say what they like about the bulls in pink looking like ballet dancers, fact of the matter is those very ballet dances are part of the most successful rugby franchise in recent years in world rugby! #EnoughSaid

      Saffies - 2012-03-31 23:10

      Forward pass na Hougard voor Wynand se drie. NUFF SAID

      Tony - 2012-04-01 00:32

      I'm not a Bulls fan, far from it, and I don't know the reason they chose pink as their away strip colour, but i'm hoping it is to honour the ladies in our lives, breast cancer and abuse aginst women awareness. If this is the case, I salute the Bulls for having the courage to take this decision.

      Marius - 2012-04-01 00:32

      Agree about the jersey, but they should change the shorts and socks to the same colour as the dark purple stripe in the jersey then the kit as a whole will look really cool.

      Fanie - 2012-04-01 09:45

      Strawberries!

      Lion - 2012-04-01 10:29

      Saffies... Wimpels. IDIOOT!!!

  • jurgen.eksteen - 2012-03-31 22:28

    I heard there was a "Storm" in the Bulls' ... Tea Cup :)_E

  • rudi.strydom2 - 2012-03-31 22:29

    Nou wat sou van my comment geword het.....een van die kinders dit gesteel?

  • Robsschele - 2012-03-31 22:43

    Well done Stormers. It was close, could have gone either way. I don't know what happened after half time. Just defending like last week against the Lions. You better work on that or you are going to drop out of the race.

  • dupreezrenske - 2012-03-31 22:45

    Baie geluk STORMERS,ons is baie trots op julle.mhwa vir elke een van julle.

  • Colin - 2012-03-31 22:46

    Waar is Bulldozer en sy skerpsinnige trawante vannaand ?

      jack.oosthuysen - 2012-03-31 23:18

      Lees bo.

  • jaco.hoon - 2012-03-31 22:49

    Goeie game! dankie bulle! mag julle die Crusaders volg naweet pakgee!

      hvanderlinde - 2012-04-02 14:33

      Ek het die bulle klaar op vir 'n wen op my superbru... weet dit is bietjie vroeg vir voorspellings maar as hulle speel soos teen die Stormers and Morne sy skop skoen aantrek gaan die hulle game wees. Die Saders was gelukkig dat die Lions hulle weer in die game in gelaat het

  • charlvdb - 2012-03-31 23:16

    Everywhere I read, there are always arguments between stormer and pinkbull fans.

      Fanie - 2012-04-01 09:46

      Stawberries

      Lion - 2012-04-01 17:43

      Fanie. Jy verveel almal. SKOERT!!!!

  • george.bennie - 2012-03-31 23:20

    Just want to thank all those commenting...bulls and stormer supporters. So often the comments are ugly and distasteful. Tonight you've all surprised me. Must've been an awesome game. Sorry I had to miss it. Go bulls...or Strawberries as you've now been dubbed.

      Slang - 2012-04-01 01:12

      sonder die usual suspects is die cooments van 'n ander gehalte.... Dalk is Danville se internet af.

      msnagdee - 2012-04-01 06:23

      Bulls will back soon..with horns.,,,

  • michele.marnewick - 2012-04-01 01:14

    There is only one team !!! Bullz !!!

      Fanie - 2012-04-01 09:50

      Strawberries met blare en nie horings nie.

  • Johan - 2012-04-01 02:03

    En nou wag Loftus op die stormers. Kan nie wag nie,

  • Fatima - 2012-04-01 02:06

    Die Stormers het pienk chops geeet vanaand. Die crowd was awesome op nuweland. Stormers jou lekker ding!

      Fanie - 2012-04-01 09:52

      Strawberries uit seisoen my skat.

      Jc - 2012-04-02 13:53

      @ Fatima: Ja awsome croud, Just HATE the booing!!