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Stormers win to stay on top

2012-06-02 20:56

Pretoria - The Stormers overcame the pink steamrolling Bulls to cement their place at the top of the South African Super Rugby conference with a 19-14 victory in Pretoria on Saturday.

It initially looked like the Bulls found the recipe to getting past the Stormers’ near impenetrable defence but a late Bryan Habana try saw the Bulls losing the North-South derby.

The Bulls mauled and bashed their way over the advantage line with the Stormers’ renowned defence unable to stop the Bulls.

As the match progressed the Bulls’ tactics frustrated the visitors as mistakes crept into their game with penalties also going against them.

The first half was an even affair with the two sides sharing possession evenly.

The Stormers struck the first blow 10 minutes into the match with flyhalf Peter Grant succeeding with a penalty conversion.

The Bulls, however, returned the favour four minutes later with Morne Steyn also converting his penalty kick.

On the 20 minute the Stormers wrestled back the lead with Grant slotting over a penalty.

Up to this point the Bulls followed the kick-and-chase game plan with little effect and switched to the more direct approach.

This proved to be fruitful as Bulls skipper Pierre Spies bashed his way over the try line in the 28th minute with Steyn missing the conversion.

The last minutes of the first half ticked over with both sides converting penalties to take the half-time scores to 11-9 in the Bulls’ favour.

After the break the Bulls got back on the score sheet with Steyn succeeding with another penalty conversion.

The Bulls seemed to be secure in the driving seat and smothered the Stormers of both possession and field position.

The Pretoria-based side was presented with a golden opportunity to take the match away from the Stormers with the visitors’ prop Frans Malherbe receiving a yellow card for a dangerous tackle.

They could, however, not convert this opportunity into points and instead of extending their lead they gave away a penalty which Grant converted.

The Bulls inability to close down the match saw the Stormers getting within two points of the hosts.

The Stormers struck the final demoralising blow when a darting Habana scored his side’s only try of the match.

Prop Deon Fourie forced a turn-over at the breakdown and the ball was spread wide to flanker Siya Kolisi who sent a well weighted pass into the hands of a flying Habana.

With Grant succeeding with the conversion the Stormers were in a commanding position to cement their place at the top of the South African conference log.

The Bulls tried to no avail to wrestle the lead back and left thousands of pink clad fans disappointed.

Teams:

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

Substitutes: 16 Willie Wepener, 17 Rayno Gerber, 18 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 19 Arno Botha, 20 Jano Vermaak, 21 Louis Fouche, 22 Francois Venter

Stormers:
15 Gio Aplon, 14 Gerhard van den Heever, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Jean de Villiers (captain), 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Peter Grant, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Jebb Sinclair, 7 Rynhardt Elstadt, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 De Kock Steenkamp, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Tiaan Liebenberg, 1 Deon Carstens

Substitutes: 16 Deon Fourie, 17 Brok Harris, 18 Quinn Roux, 19 Don Armand, 20 Nick Fenton-Wells, 21 Louis Schreuder, 22 Burton Francis

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Comments
  • leonard.lightman - 2012-06-02 20:58

    Bulls were too predictable...This will show Heynecke that he has to drop the bulls game plan !!!! NOW STOP THE SUPER RUGBY !!! LE THE MIGHTY BOKS EXP;LODE THE POMS ! Siya Kolisi for the Boks , Morne not so much ! And I am not either a bull or stormers fan !

      colin.steyn.5 - 2012-06-03 06:16

      When has the Bulls not been predictable ?

  • braston.duthie - 2012-06-02 20:59

    Kolisi!!!!!!! Vat so bulle !

  • anthonie.vanbosch - 2012-06-02 21:00

    Well done Stormers !!!!!!!!!!!

  • Claude - 2012-06-02 21:00

    The Bulls could not even beat the Stormers second team!

      Franklyn - 2012-06-02 21:47

      4th team.

  • Jean - 2012-06-02 21:01

    How do you like that!!! STORMERS!!!

  • Unistan - 2012-06-02 21:01

    SE IETS, SE ASB NOU WEER WAT JULLE DIE AFGELOPE 3-5 WEKE SE, DIE STORMERS IS JOKERS, HULLE SAL NIE DIE BULLS WEN NIE,HULLE GAAN NIE DIE TOP LOG POSISIE HOU...........ASB MENSE SE NOU WEER SO... STORMERS BO JULLE HATERS, STORMERS BO DIE BULL BO OP DIE LOG, STORMERS RULE...........SE IETS JULLE WAT SO BAIE TE SE GEHAD HET.................HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAH

      Unistan - 2012-06-02 21:11

      En raai wat...daar is toe n aap, n Stormer hater wat my comment dislike, my words, my mind and my freedom of speech and proud to say, Stormers for the Bull f£€ck up.....groete PIENK KOEIE julle het probeer

      stefan.vanderspuy - 2012-06-02 21:13

      Jy's 'n nar en praat totale nonsens. Staan by jou land man, en hoop 'n SA span wen die S15. Jy's seker al 15 brannas & Coke weg.

      Unistan - 2012-06-02 21:38

      Shame ve jou meneer, x trotse Suid Afrikaner, maar moet nie jou hartseer op my yt haal maar tog is x bly as x (stormer) ve jo (bulle) as GAT kan vat, lmimp n ware nar.

      didi.basson - 2012-06-03 03:19

      Daar is mos net een Blou , en dit is die WIT en BLOU.

  • erika.tolken - 2012-06-02 21:01

    Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes!!!

  • Bootman - 2012-06-02 21:02

    Well Done Stormers C-Team!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Here we go STORMERS, here we go !!!!!!!!

      Papa-storm - 2012-06-04 14:10

      bootman ek gehoor die stormers gaan die international games van nou af speel na dat hulle die bokke saterdag gewen het

  • dawiej - 2012-06-02 21:02

    OMG. ALL YOU ARROGANT BULL SUPPORTERS , THE STORMERS B SIDE BEEAT  YOU. JOHAN, JOU TROLL, WAAR IS JY NOU.??. SKOP SEKER JOU HOND  NE .  STORMER FOR LIFE !!!!

      dawiej - 2012-06-02 21:04

      For all the decent supporters, hard luck, hope you make the playoffs

      dewaldmontgomery - 2012-06-02 21:07

      Ja, en daar was ballone en fireworks voor die tyd... Wys jou net, ne - jy tel jou hoenertjies maar liefs na die tyd.

      Franklyn - 2012-06-02 21:50

      i dont care as much if we win anymore,whipping the Bulls with our 4th team makes my year good enough,the s15 trophy will be the cherry on the cake.

      morne.hennings.5 - 2012-06-03 19:01

      @Franklyn- waar val jy uit met 4th team (gepraat van drama)? Onthou net een ding, julle het nog nie die beker in julle besit nie. Wen eers die reeks voor julle so te kere gaan, julle gaan nog bitter kou aan al die uitsprake wat julle nou so rondslinger. Aag wat, ek weet nie eers hoekom ek probeer nie, lost cause...

  • gilla23 - 2012-06-02 21:02

    stormers and lions failing to read the script, here we go stormers here we go!!

      Tony - 2012-06-03 00:23

      No, the excuse will be the incumbants from Bulls/Sharks had their eyes on a Bok jersey, so they were distracted. Well done Stormers, go win the S15!

  • Unistan - 2012-06-02 21:02

    Siya Kolisi BOK 6, MAAR WORD NIE RAAK GESIEN NIE. OP LOFTUS, WAT NOU HATERS

      didi.basson - 2012-06-03 03:26

      Ek dink dit is defnitief rasisties/provinsialisties dat Kolisi nie in die Bok groep is nie. Hy het sy hart uitgespeel en sal geen span in die steek laat nie. Miskien moet iemand 'n skildery van Kolisi maak om hom in die Bokspan te kry.

      Johann - 2012-06-03 12:03

      Laat enigeen nou so 'n skildery van Siya maak...die man is al klaar 'n hoë vlak kuns op die veld!

  • paul.sdoow - 2012-06-02 21:03

    and now for the true blue bull supporters tough luck could have been either side too close to know the outcome from either side. well done boys you deserve the three week break.

      dave.reyneke - 2012-06-03 07:47

      Paul You are my type of supporter!!! I'm a Bulls supporter and I always acknowledge if we get beaten by a better team on the day. To gloat like some guys do, and the braindead comments by some "supporters" ......We watched the game in a big group with an approx 50/50 Bulls/ Stormers split I can tell you that both "sides" were worried through large parts of the game. Lots of tense moments for both sides and it was close right up to the end I think the Stormers surprised us with a solid scrum and with Morne missing a few (and Peter deadly) it was a well desrved victory Bulls Greetings

      paul.sdoow - 2012-06-03 09:46

      hey dave its not always, i do slag off too, but its directed towards the illiterate fans.

      Ray - 2012-06-03 10:32

      Agreed,Dave.Too close to call till the end.Hope the Bulls make the play-offs,even though I am a Stormers supporter.Was also hoping the Sharks would be in there.

      frans.visserdsb - 2012-06-03 15:44

      I agree - too close to call even with 5 minutes to go. I was at the game, and it was an incredible feeling to beat a good Bull side at Loftus. this pushes the Stormers win ration for the season to 91%, and the Bulls drop down to 61%. I suppose Heinecke is happy with a 61% win ratio, and is not really too fussed about defense.

  • Albert - 2012-06-02 21:03

    Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • johann.booysen.3 - 2012-06-02 21:03

    tokolos johan priester rene, kom groot bekke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! chokers???? lucky ????? kom weg met moord?????? refs wat ons help???? waaaaaaaa? Stompies, papsakke bo !!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Priester - 2012-06-02 21:12

      Johann kyk na die heel eerste comment! Kan jy nie lees nie?

      dawiej - 2012-06-02 21:13

      Ag johan , jy is net n dom onnosele slegte verloorder. Julle drie was nie een nie, so julle is fair en square gewen ref en all en dit deur die stormers se B span. HAHAHAHAHAHA, JOU TROLL,

      shooshyu.tu - 2012-06-02 21:14

      @johann.booysen.3 you forgot to mention that motor mouth know it all 'blouraven2 or what's its name.

      johann.booysen.3 - 2012-06-02 21:18

      o en julle sinne was n try? n troll bra weet jy wat is n troll?

      Stormkaap - 2012-06-02 21:31

      Uhhhh Johan.. en die ref het julle probeer help en een van die Stormers af gestuur en dit het nie eens gehelp nie..

      Rohann - 2012-06-02 21:32

      Moenie vergeet van Blueraven nie, daai ding se bek is ook stil!

      dawiej - 2012-06-02 21:34

      Johan, btw, kan jy onthou ek het jou verledeweek na ons teen die sharks verloor het, gese ons gaan julle vandag n les in rugby gee. To was jy lekker grootbek ne? Nou nr 1. 1 bonuspunt vir 4 driee is nie meer as 4 vir n wen nie Nou nr 2. Moenie aaltyd die ref blameer nie Jy is te dom om meer as dit in een week te leer, sal volgende week verder gaan Stormer groete

      Cliff - 2012-06-03 07:17

      Priester -Tensy jy weer een van jou miljoene name gebruik het , is daar niks in die eerste "COMMENT" nie !!!

      George - 2012-06-03 10:49

      sal nie hoor van hulle vir die volgende week of twee nie

  • Tobias - 2012-06-02 21:04

    Die tweede span bring dit toe! Die drie wat op n been gedruk word help ook nie. Next time fairies

  • danny.lakey - 2012-06-02 21:04

    Die ref het hard probeer om ons te sink..Maar eks jammer al wat ek se.. SIYA KOLISI!!!

  • Shelton - 2012-06-02 21:04

    STORMERSSSSSS

  • naeem.february - 2012-06-02 21:05

    Haha groot bekke??????? Can't even beat our second team???? Haha PAhetic!!!!! StormerS forever!!!! Aka ConferencE leaderS!!!!!

  • Jack - 2012-06-02 21:05

    Bulls you have now lost to the 2nd string Stormers team with a hugely upset Sharks team to face. I think it's fair to say that it's the end of the season for the Bulls. Better luck next year, but well tried!

  • Bootman - 2012-06-02 21:06

    Kaplan gave the Bulls that try toward the cancer cause.

      Clive - 2012-06-03 09:57

      Kaplan, who had a poor game, did not award the try: it was the TMO. He could have responded to Kaplan's question by saying that one reason he could not award the try is that the ball wasn't grounded. Pretty straightforward, I would say. From a neutral, I must compliment the Stormers on sheer guts and determination. Finally, how Olivier made the Bok squad, only Meyer knows.

  • Anwar - 2012-06-02 21:07

    Well, that settles that then. Unfortunately name calling won't change the result..........but you can try :). Not bad for a "B" team huh? So tonight it's shark fin soup and pink steak for supper LOL

  • www.hephzibah.wapsite.me - 2012-06-02 21:07

    GO STORMERS!!! And against all odds ! Habana does it against the bulls this time! Loftus very quiet! GO STORMERS !!!

  • shooshyu.tu - 2012-06-02 21:07

    Woop woop woop well done THE STORMERS fantastic defence but still scored the try against all odds & the run of play. Possession & tackle count massively in favor of Bulls, unfortunately they only walk away with 1 solitary point. To all those arrogant Sharks & Bulls supporters after last weeks loss to the Sharks - Eat it, lessson learnt never try to predict the scores in this competition. STORMERS 55 -1st & 2nd, Bulls 49 - 2nd & 5th, Sharks 45 - 3rd & 7th. Go STORMERS.

  • Paul - 2012-06-02 21:07

    Well played stormers from a big mouth bull, very disappointed !!

      shooshyu.tu - 2012-06-02 21:16

      thanks Paul, big of you to be gracious in defeat.

      brendon.greeff - 2012-06-02 21:31

      Nice one Paul, we need more people like you in this country. I'm a Stormers fan but a South African first, best of luck to the Bulls and Sharks for the rest of the season. These boys are doing us proud.

      gerhardmcsa - 2012-06-02 22:51

      Big ups Paul, takes a big bull to say that

      Franklyn - 2012-06-02 23:29

      was a good game,but stormers still have big problems scoring tries,the forwards made the one they scored.

      Burtfred - 2012-06-03 08:21

      @franklyn, Well, if the Stormers have problems scoring tries, then so does any team that plays against them have the same problem because their defence is so good.

      ckrohne1 - 2012-06-03 13:55

      I have respect for a big mouth as long as he/she can take defeat....

  • dellwayne.louw - 2012-06-02 21:08

    moftus our home away from home stormers jou lekke ding

  • Stormkaap - 2012-06-02 21:08

    En die Stormers steek die pienk Koeie..What a performance by the Stormers and Kolisi shows why he should be in the Springbok camp ahead of CJ Stander.. Stormers scrum showed up the koeie.. A\nd Kolisis shows up JJ @ centre..e\what a break.. And those okes who who said JDV is useless.. eat your dung! And Stormers need a hooker/s And the Stormers played a 2nd string side that beat a FULL STRENGTH Koeie side.. And the Koeie needs some Bulls for some 'teul werk'.. And aho said WO should be a Sprinkbok And Who said Spies should be a Bok let alone captain! My goodness what a performance by the MEN fron CAPE TOWN

  • Arthur - 2012-06-02 21:11

    Come on stormers supporters let's leave the Bladdy Useless Low Life Snobs to mope in their misserry in peace,

      dave.reyneke - 2012-06-03 07:55

      While you learn to spell?

  • Cavin - 2012-06-02 21:11

    Well done to the Stormers!!! 2 results that went against the weeks predictions. Well played and deserved victors. Now for a 3 week break and then back to the crunch. SHARKS forever!!!

      shooshyu.tu - 2012-06-02 21:19

      thanks Cavin, bad loss tonite to Lions, who would have thought. Must be plenty superbru's farked up now.

      gerhardmcsa - 2012-06-02 22:55

      Thanks cavin.snyman. In case you never got my comment last week; congrats with your win last week... Scoreline fflaterred us. Bad luck for you this week. Best of luck for your last three games; hope you sneak a playofff spot

  • Lance - 2012-06-02 21:11

    Good job guys ! We are all VERY proud. I'm shocked with the win, especially with all the new faces that showed up tonight and proved that despite being \B team\ players they played like first choice players ! Arrogance gets you nowhere Bulls.

  • steyts - 2012-06-02 21:11

    JAAAAAAAA MANNE!!! WAAR IS DAAI GROOTBEK BULLS SUPPORTERS NOU???

      paul.sdoow - 2012-06-02 21:25

      as i said earlier this week they painting pretoria pink cause its official loftus verveld is now moftus pinkveld

      Paul - 2012-06-02 21:32

      Hulle is almal Bly want omtrent al die bulle is bokke!

      Johan - 2012-06-02 21:37

      @Paul Soos dit hoort! Maak AL die Bulle Bokke

      paul.sdoow - 2012-06-02 21:40

      ya but stormers made all the bulle bokkies tonight . who my biaaaatch now!

  • johan.peters3 - 2012-06-02 21:14

    wel die Stormers het ons n loesing gegee, so geluk manne, moet se as n bul is ek nogal jammer om te verloor

      Mathys - 2012-06-02 21:31

      Johan gan kyk die game we Oor dai ref was teen die bulls elke keer as hule oppad doelyn toe is is dit n vorentoe aan gee ma wat van die een van habana WTP!!!!!!

      Jean - 2012-06-02 22:41

      Dis lekker om n stormer te wees in gauteng!!! Mathys jy's lekker suur, gaan moan by jou ma miskien gee sy jou n lekker sodat jy beter kan voel...

      gerhardmcsa - 2012-06-02 23:04

      Mooi johan.peters3. Dit vat 'n groot bul om sy teenstaanders geluk te wens. Ons het meer mense soos jy op die forums nodig. Gelukkig kan jou span BAIE beter speel. Alles vd beste vir Jul laaste drie wedstryde

  • chris.holtshausen - 2012-06-02 21:14

    Meyer asb kies vir CJ, kies vir Spies...los Kolisi by die Stormers voordat jy hom in jou Bloubok-span gaan laat selfvertroue verloor!!!

  • Stormkaap - 2012-06-02 21:15

    How does Kirchner make it ahead of Aplon and Joe Pietersen.. And How does Wynand Olivier make it ahead of Whitehead and Juan de Jongh And Spies..WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!! a useless player!!!!!!

      Albert - 2012-06-02 21:29

      Spies is so vol steroids, dat hy nie meer kan hardloop nie, bloedsiekte se hol

      Hugo Klaasen - 2012-06-02 21:32

      En so sal hulle weer verloor agv van die span keuses...kirchner, jantjies en meisie olivier sal nie eers die touch rugby span maak nie

      Bootman - 2012-06-02 21:34

      Wat is die verskil tussen Zuma se spies en die Bulle se Spies? Zuma se spies is goed vir iets.

      Stormkaap - 2012-06-02 21:37

      Johan!!!! both Spies and WO showed tonite that they dont have bmt.. their time has run and people should realise it. Have a look @ SA vs France 2 newlands to see how useless he is.. and have a look how poorly Spies played against Italy.. as for WO look at his international games ..in one word POOR

  • schaun.vanzyl - 2012-06-02 21:17

    very sad but true, bulls take your hats of, stormers not good but hell did my team lost against themselfs,,,,congrats stormers........for both sides may i please ask consistancy by the refs, its getting more and more obvious , anyways, congrats stormers

      dawiej - 2012-06-02 21:26

      Ag johan , gaan huil in jou hondehok, jou getjank oor die ref is al afgesaag

      Unistan - 2012-06-02 21:27

      Ag my vader hou net op di ref bladi blame, hy speel ni die game nie, hy control dit en as j mooi gekyk het het di bulls meer gegain yti ref se whistle yt so please-n geel kaart, n wit kaart en jule (bull) kom weg met n tackle op habana na die mark call en na di blaas vani wistle, so please boys, rugby lovers, stop blaming the damn ref.....

      Hugo Klaasen - 2012-06-02 21:29

      Ai.......gaan lê liewers vroeg...julle het julle slaap nodig ou suur trille

      Hugo Klaasen - 2012-06-02 21:30

      Ek sien niks oor daai dire wat die bulle NIE gedruk het nie...TMO WAS SEKER JOU OOM

      Johan - 2012-06-02 21:46

      @Albert Dink jy nie sy's cute nie? En nee, ek doen die bl!ksem werk vanaand

      Albert - 2012-06-03 10:19

      Johan, ....................../´¯/) ....................,/¯../ .................../..../ ............./´¯/'...'/´¯¯`·¸ ........../'/.../..../......./¨¯\ ........('(...´...´.... ¯~/'...') .........\.................'...../ ..........''...\.......... _.·´ ............\..............( ..............\.............\...

  • Unistan - 2012-06-02 21:18

    Weer eens geen Pieter Grant maar Morisha Steyn, what n pity...

      Hugo Klaasen - 2012-06-02 21:27

      Hahaha, Morisha!!!! Classic...

  • Stormkaap - 2012-06-02 21:18

    nd JJ Engelbrecht... my god this oke cant defend!!!

      bfvillet - 2012-06-02 22:02

      yes kolisi ran past he and wynands outstretched hands

      Stormkaap - 2012-06-02 22:21

      @ Bv.. how does a flanker beat a wing on the outside.. what weak defending really and then they reward him with a springbok call up!

      gerhardmcsa - 2012-06-02 22:36

      I agree, useless defender as outside center. Btw, Kolisi beat him aand Basson, not Olivier.

  • marko.miladinovic.52 - 2012-06-02 21:19

    Well done Stormers, you showed real guts to beat my beloved Bulls. That just shows how healthy SA rugby is. With a badly depleated side and the Lions beating the Sharks. NOW FOR THE POMS!

  • Rohann - 2012-06-02 21:19

    Played against Province under 13 craven week side! Whahahahah

      Tertius - 2012-06-03 02:38

      and they won! Whahahahahahahaha!

  • Paul Botha - 2012-06-02 21:20

    Aplon is nie eers in die Bok span nie!

      Lean - 2012-06-02 21:23

      Are you kidding me? HArd times ahead, APlon is a must. He has the xfactor which we need.

  • Lean - 2012-06-02 21:21

    Habana is BACK people. JdV not so useless as people say either. Kolisi you beauty, what a player. Most of the guys impressed, let's hope the Boks can do well next week. Here is to hoping it wont a blue Bok team. If Olivier, Kirchner etc play it won't go well. 15 has to be Pietersen or Lambie or Aplon. 12 well JdV, no other better players out there. as for 10, Id go with Lambie. Morne steyn's time is up, missing a sitter too. And has no vision whatsoever or how to read a game. The future is Goosen for sure. Even Grant is better than Steyn. Wings, Habana and Mvovo.

  • Peter - 2012-06-02 21:21

    Where is Kolisi, what a player!

  • Paul Botha - 2012-06-02 21:21

    Die Bok span is nog steeds vol bulle!!

      Jean - 2012-06-02 22:37

      Net omdat die afrigter n bul is en hy kan nie met ander spanne werk nie so bly maar net stil want dit lyk meer na voorkeuring vir een span as eintlik om te se jy verdien om daar te wees agv hoe jy speel... Wat verwag mens van n sore loser soos jy ne!

      KLSmith51 - 2012-06-03 07:58

      Heineken Meyer, steek jou kop in jou eie sterre. Klip gooi van Loftus maar hy het die Suide teen hom gedraai, Eina vir Bloubokke op Nuweland!!!!!!!!!

  • Dirk - 2012-06-02 21:23

    Sorry my Bulle vriende... julle span het die sterkste gelyk vanaand, lucky break (and a great one by that) by the Stormers. Sitbok Groete : )

      Japjapjap - 2012-06-02 21:53

      Dirk, geluk met jul span- puik verdedig! vannaand kan jy en jo 'sitbok' vrinne goed slaap. net di beste........

      Stormkaap - 2012-06-02 22:23

      No Dirk, Brains beat brawn and the Bulls were bereft of a plan to beat the stormers and poor captaincy..

  • stefan.vanderspuy - 2012-06-02 21:23

    Kolisi for the Bok side; what a find! And the Steyn "unpredictability factor"; did not cost them the game , but a concern... I would still go for Lambie at flyhalf especially if Frans Steyn is going to be chosen at inside centre.

      Hugo Klaasen - 2012-06-02 21:40

      Ek stem saam Johan...Lambie vêr voor Melissa Steyn....

      dawiej - 2012-06-02 21:42

      Johan ,praat jy van n plat koppie. Jy spoed so gal oor die verloor, jy moet liewer gaan rus, jy gaan n aar skiet ou man

      Johan - 2012-06-02 21:59

      @Albert Tipies Wes Kaap. Gaan speel met jou maatjies, jou irriteer bietjie die mense hier

      Albert - 2012-06-03 10:19

      Johan, ....................../´¯/) ....................,/¯../ .................../..../ ............./´¯/'...'/´¯¯`·¸ ........../'/.../..../......./¨¯\ ........('(...´...´.... ¯~/'...') .........\.................'...../ ..........''...\.......... _.·´ ............\..............( ..............\.............\...

  • Sydney Luger Masalethulini - 2012-06-02 21:26

    And they say siya kolisi z not a bok after that stirling perfomaance stomers 4ever !

      gerhardmcsa - 2012-06-02 22:43

      Agree Sydney. Here we have the real deal as a black flanker (compare s tibilika a decade ago) and the coach hasn't got the brain to pick him. And then leaves out Aplon de Jongh as class players of colour? How does he want to appeal to all 49mil of us, let alone win? From a bog std boertjie

  • Unistan - 2012-06-02 21:27

    Ag my vader hou net op di ref bladi blame, hy speel ni die game nie, hy control dit en as j mooi gekyk het het di bulls meer gegain yti ref se whistle yt so please-n geel kaart, n wit kaart en jule (bull) kom weg met n tackle op habana na die mark call en na di blaas vani wistle, so please boys, rugby lovers, stop blaming the damn ref.....

  • Pieter - 2012-06-02 21:28

    Well done, Stormers!

  • Japjapjap - 2012-06-02 21:29

    dis ongelooflik jammer dat FdP ni in di bok groep is ni. Houghaard is geweldig stadig, swak en rigtingloos by di los, en het geen visie wat moet wanneer gebeur ni. di bulle spelpatroon met houghaard is 'n groot frustrasie...di stoomers verdedig goed maar di verloor was di Bulle se skuld??

      Johan - 2012-06-02 21:32

      Stormers se baie baie dankie vir die ref. Vir die 7de keer in 2012

      paul.sdoow - 2012-06-02 21:37

      ya ya japJap the ref excuse reserved for the bulls as per every game you lose. and tell your soothsayer tokols he now 4-5 wrong cause i think he crying that the cupless B team beat his pride and joy

      Hugo Klaasen - 2012-06-02 21:38

      Ek dink (as 'n stormers klient) dat hougaatd die beste no9 is wat s.a het op die oomblik...maar arme johan het natuurlik weer 1982 se game gekyk vanaand...die bulle se "drie" was nie 'n dire nie...so die TMO se rekening is weer sterk vol bull geld vir

      Stormkaap - 2012-06-02 21:39

      The Bulls try was scored on Carstens FOOT..

      Japjapjap - 2012-06-02 21:50

      nee kaplan was o.k en ja, ek vra onverskoning omdat ek voor di tyd krapperig was oor hom... di swak verloor was te danke aan weepee se goeie verdediging en Bulle se voorspelbaarheid. Bulle was sterker en het baie bal besit gehad maar het nooit hul spel af gewissel ni, o ja en houghaard is swak op 9?? spies was o.k. kolisi was goed. weepee het maar net hul 1 kans reg gebruik en JJ is jonk en moet nog leer senter speel?? nou ja sien jul later, niemand het vennaand 'n beker gewen ni??

      paul.sdoow - 2012-06-02 22:04

      wow japjap youactually can say it as it is. agree with yu on last comment. thank you for actually calling a spade a spade . now it junior wcr and boks to beat england

      bfvillet - 2012-06-02 22:16

      both last week and this week again hougard was placed under pressure and the bulls lost. I think the stormers scripted this game well they stayed with the pace and in the second half steped it up in the bulls half and started taking it wide which led to the try which then allowed them to fall back on their defensive game.It seems as if they stayed away from the big collisions tonight as they probably did not feel they had the players for it.This is probably the game they targeted going into the break and has set up their run into the last few games in a very good position.All in all very good strategy by the stormers managment team.

      Bielie - 2012-06-03 00:41

      japjapjap, dis rerig jammer dat jy deur die week sulke aanstootlike gemors pos en vanaand eers, nadat jou span verloor het, bietjie karakter wys. Het jy al daaraan gedink om op te hou gemors pos en reg deur die week intelligente bydraes te lewer?

      Marco - 2012-06-03 10:05

      Johan: Het ons dieselfde game gekyk??? Ek dink die stormers kan die ref kaart gebruik, nie die bulle nie...

      Albert - 2012-06-03 10:20

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      Jack - 2012-06-03 20:02

      Hougaard almost never plays well against Duvenage - that's why the Stormers contracted Duvenhage over Hougaard...Paarl Boys vs Paarl Gym. Hougaard is clearly the better player overall, but not in head to head contests!

  • Raymond - 2012-06-02 21:32

    WAS ~ Stormers 9 Bulls 7 Drawn 1 NOW ~ Stormers 10 Bulls 7 Drawn 1 Stormers Greetings

  • george.pito - 2012-06-02 21:39

    Well done Stormers but somehow the rules seems to favor the passive team nowadays. Having possesion seems to make you vulnreable to interceptions etc. But thats the rules

      george.pito - 2012-06-02 21:55

      Ja Provence jy is 'n goeie voorbeeld van die Kaap

      Franklyn - 2012-06-03 11:28

      If you play defensive passively then you should be playing chess,defence is played aggressively these days.