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As it happened: Bulls 17-13 Stormers

2016-05-21 21:05
Last Updated at 08:08
21 May 21:16
21 May 21:13

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The Bulls have moved into top spot in Africa Conference 1 ahead of the Stormers in second. They are now second in the South African Group, with the Stormers outside a playoffs spot in fourth.

In next weekend's action, the Bulls host the Lions in Pretoria, while the Stormers will entertain the Cheetahs in Cape Town.

21 May 21:10


Bulls flank Jannes Kirsten receives the best player award.

21 May 21:06

It's a well-deserved win for the Bulls. They bossed the scrums and lineouts and defended like Trojans.

The Stormers appear a disjointed team without great leadership. This season could turn into a long one for them and their rookie coach...

21 May 21:04
FULL-TIME: Bulls 17-13 Stormers
21 May 21:04
80'- The Bulls boot the free kick into the stands to end the game.
21 May 21:03
80'- The Stormers win a tighthead as the hooter sounds but the referee awards the Bulls a free kick for an early hook at the scrum...
21 May 21:03
79'- No it appears they can't as a knock-on from De Allende scuppers the Stormers attack.
21 May 21:02
78'- It's a massive scrum from the Bulls, but the Stormers win a penalty. Can they run from deep to score?
21 May 21:01
78'- A great break from Bulls wing Jamba Ulengo almost leads to a try. However, unfortunately for the Bulls, Van Zyl can't gather the chip in behind the Stormers defence and knocks it on with the tryline begging.
21 May 20:59
76'- Stormers sub: Vermaak on for Kebble.
21 May 20:59
76'- A criminal knock on from Kolbe hands the Bulls a scrum in Stormers territory... time running out for the Cape side...
21 May 20:58

75'- DROP GOAL slotted by replacement flyhalf Tian Schoeman!

Bulls 17-13 Stormers

21 May 20:57
74'- Another powerful driving maul brings the Bulls into the red zone...
21 May 20:56
74'- Bulls sub: Schoeman on for Van der Merwe.
21 May 20:56
73'- The Bulls win a penalty after a powerful lineout drive. It allows them to exit their own half...
21 May 20:55
72'- Bulls sub: Schoeman on for Brummer.
21 May 20:54



21 May 20:53
70'- The Bulls have truly mastered the Stormers at lineout time tonight! RG Snyman in particular doing good work...
21 May 20:52
70'- With Malherbe off, Burger will take over the captaincy for the Stormers.
21 May 20:52
69'- Stormers sub: Koch on for Malherbe.
21 May 20:51
68'- Bulls sub: Hattingh on for Jenkins.
21 May 20:50

68'- CONVERSION slotted by Du Plessis.

Bulls 14-13 Stormers

21 May 20:50
67'- Damian de Allende rounds off under the posts. It came after relentless pressure from the Stormers.
21 May 20:49
67'- TRY to the Stormers!
21 May 20:47
65'- Stormers penalty on halfway. Du Plessis is not confident to go for goal so he sets up a lineout five metres out. Good clearance kick!
21 May 20:44
62'- Stormers subs: Ntubeni and Notshe on, replacing Mbonambi and Carr.
21 May 20:44
62'- After 12 phases of attack inside the Bulls 22, the Stormers concede a penalty on the ground. Stegmann the hero on the ground for the Bulls.
21 May 20:41
59'- A sniping break from Kolbe brings play deep into Bulls territory... the Stormers then win another penalty close to the touchline. This time they opt for an attacking lineout...
21 May 20:39
58'- But it's another lost lineout for the Cape side... they have struggled in that department tonight.
21 May 20:39
57'- Van Zyl kicks out on the full to hand the Stormers a lineout just outside the red zone...
21 May 20:38


Bulls 42%

Stormers 58%

21 May 20:38


Bulls 8

Stormers 9

21 May 20:36
55'- Bulls subs: Nyakane and Stegmann on, replacing Gqoboka and Botha.
21 May 20:36
55'- Du Plessis pulls his attempt to the right of the posts...
21 May 20:34

53'- Kickable penalty to the Stormers as the Bulls collapse a driving maul.

Du Plessis will line up a shot at goal. It's close to the touchline though...

21 May 20:33
51' - Stormers sub: Jones on for Kotze.
21 May 20:32

51'- PENALTY slotted by Brummer.

Bulls 14-6 Stormers

21 May 20:30
50'- Stormers concede in the ground and it's right in front of the posts...
21 May 20:29
50'- Bulls with an attacking lineout inside the red zone...
21 May 20:28
48'- That try came after the Bulls secured possession when Arno Botha ripped the ball out of Cheslin Kolbe's grasp. More fuel to the fire of the argument that Kolbe is too small and should play scrumhalf...
21 May 20:27

47'- Brummer misses the relatively easy conversion attempt.

Bulls 11-6 Stormers

21 May 20:27
46'- Scrumhalf Piet van Zyl scores after Serfontein had put the Stormers under pressure with a clever chip in behind the Stormers defence...
21 May 20:26
46'- TRY to the Bulls!
21 May 20:24
45'- Burger's ankle is heavily strapped as he attempts to play on...
21 May 20:24
45'- Concern now for the Stormers as Burger goes down with an ankle injury.
  • 81'

    BULLS 17-13 STORMERS. The Bulls kick it into touch and that will bring this pulsating derby to a close. This result leaves the Bulls and Stormers locked at 32 points each on the log.

  • 80'

    Tighthead! The Stormers have won the scrum but they are penalised for an early shove and surely that will be it.

  • 79'

    The Stormers win a penalty which Du Plessis takes quickly, the Bulls weren't back ten and they have another penalty which they tap, the Stormers then lose it in contact and the Bulls have a scrum with very little time left.

  • 78'

    Ulengo with the chip and chase! Van Zyl can't hold the ball with the line begging the Stormers have a scrum five metres from their own line.

  • 76'

    Lost forward by Kolbe and the Bulls have a scrum five metres inside the Stormers half. The Bulls will look to hold onto the ball and close this game out.

  • 75'

    DROP GOAL, BULLS, SCHOEMAN! 17-13: Schoeman back in the pocket looking for the drop, its wobbly but its over!

  • 74'

    The Bulls earn a penalty as Ntubeni enters from the side and they kick up towards halfway. The Bulls have another lineout five from halfway.

  • 73'

    Great kick from du Plessis drives the Bulls back to just inches outside their own 22 but the Bulls have the feed.

  • 72'

    Almost inevitably the scrum collapses and has to be reset, this game has lost so much time for reset scrums.

  • 71'

    Stolen by the Bulls but they lose the ball forward shortly afterwards and the Stormers will have a scrum five metres inside their own half.

  • 70'

    Penalty to the Stormers and they set up a lineout five from halfway. The Bulls failing to roll away there.

  • 69'

    CONVERSION, STORMERS, DU PLESSIS! 14-13: Du Plessis slots from straight in front and its a one point ball game.

  • 68'

    TRY, STORMERS, DE ALLENDE! 14-11: De Allende straightens and he will go over here! The Stormers are back in this.

  • 67'

    The Stormers have advantage but they really need to score here, they are just five out but the Bulls are holding firm.

  • 65'

    No arms in the tackle from van der Merwe, the Stormers have a penalty. They set up a lineout just ten from the Bulls line.

  • 63'

    Ntubeni uses a quick throw and the Stormers win a penalty at the breakdown which they use to set up a lineout ten metres inside the Bulls half.

  • 62'

    After 12 phases of Stormers attack the Bulls earn a penalty, the Stormers will be shattered by that. Great character shown by the Bulls, they feed a lineout five from halfway in their own half after the kick.

  • 60'

    The Stormers earn a penalty and decline the shot at goal and they set up a lineout five out. The Bulls sack the maul but the Stormers still have it 10 metres out.

  • 59'

    The Stormers bring it back towards the Bulls 22, you feel the Stormers have to score soon to get back into this one.

  • 58'

    The Bulls find touch but its on the full and the Stormers have a lineout a metre outside the Bulls 22. The Bulls compete though and win the lineout.

  • 57'

    The Stormers have it 40 metres from the Bulls line after the restart before du Toit is forced in to touch trying to slip down the short side. Bulls lineout feed just about on their own 22.

  • 56'

    The Bulls collapse the maul and the Stormers are awarded a penalty. Du Plessis will have a shot at goal. He misses, you feel the game might be slipping away from the Stormers here.

  • 53'

    The Bulls find touch after the restart, Stormers lineout about ten metres inside the Bulls half.

  • 52'

    PENALTY, BULLS, BRUMMER! 14-6: Brummer knocks a penalty goal over from 40 metres out to stretch the Bulls lead.

  • 50'

    The Stormers have conceded three penalties in quick succession and they are in danger of being blown out of this game now.

  • 49'

    The Stormers are blown up for offside just outside the Bulls 22 and Brummer finds touch inside the Stormers half. Bulls lineout on the 10 metre line in the Stormers half.

  • 48'

    Brummer misses his kick but the Bulls lead by five.

  • 47'

    TRY, BULLS, VAN ZYL! 11-6: The high ball from Brummer is taken by the Stormers but stripped by Botha before Serfontein kicks ahead, Marais gathers and offloads to van Zyl who goes over to score.

  • 46'

    The Bulls have been awarded a free kick at the scrum, its outside the 22 so Brummer cannot kick to touch.

  • 45'

    Lost forward by the Stormers just two metres outside the Bulls 22, the Bulls will have the scrum feed. The Bulls are showing a lot of enterprise trying to carry the ball out of their own half rather than kick but they are risking exposing themselves if they lose the ball.

  • 44'

    The Bulls kick and the Stormers can counter, they kick ahead but the ball is forced dead and the Bulls have a 22 drop out.

  • 43'

    The Stormers have a lineout feed but du Toit loses it in the air and the Bulls have it five metres inside their own half.

  • 42'

    The Bulls meet firm resistance and are unable to break into the Stormers 22, the Stormers win a penalty after great work by Burger.

  • 41'

    BULLS 6-6 STORMERS. Groom thumps it into touch to bring an end to the first half, we are locked up at 6 a piece here at Loftus in a game with test match like intensity.

  • 41'

    The Bulls kick off via Brummer and Kolbe loses it forward on the Stormers 22, the Bulls can't take advantage and we will have the first scrum of the second half, Bulls feed on the Stormers 22.

  • 40'

    Seconds remain as the Stormers are in possession 40 metres from the Bulls line, they lose it forward and the Bulls hack ahead. Carr has to scramble back to cover for the Stormers.

  • 38'

    Kolbe and Marais trade kicks before du Plessis and Brummer collide mid air, the referee sees nothing wrong though and we will come back to a lineout for the Stormers on halfway.

  • 37'

    Kolbe is held up over the line but the Stormers had and advantage and now du Plessis can try to put the Stormers back in front. He has pulled it!

  • 35'

    The Bulls win another penalty this time it is for holding on, Brummer fails to find touch though and the Stormers bring it back into the Bulls half on the counter.

  • 34'

    Groom tries a little grubber but succeeds only in handing the Bulls possession, but Burger does great work to win the ball back for the Stormers. Stormers in possession 30 metres from the Bulls line.

  • 32'

    The Bulls look to carry out of their own half, but they lose it forward about a metre outside of their 22 and the Stormers will have a scrum, the Stormers may not want this scrum after their troubles in this first half but they have great field position here.

  • 31'

    The scrum has gone down and again it is the Stormers who are penalised and Brummer will have a chance to give the Bulls the lead. He misses though! The Stormers will drop out.

  • 29'

    The scrum goes down again and this is becoming tedious, the scrum will be reset.

  • 28'

    Ulengo gets up to contest a kick for the Bulls but he has lost it forward and the Stormers have a scrum two metres outside their own 22.

  • 26'

    The Bulls hold the Stormers up and have earned a scrum, great defense from the Bulls. They set this scrum ten metres outside their 22.

  • 25'

    The scrum goes up this time and the Stormers have a penalty, du Plessis finds touch 35 metres from the Bulls line. Stormers lineout.

  • 24'

    The scrum collapses again and will have to be reset, the turf is churning up wherever they scrum making things tough for the front rows.

  • 23'

    Lost forward by The Bulls and the Stormers have a scrum just inside the Bulls half.

  • 22'

    Pieter-Steph du Toit is isolated after a strong run and yet again the Bulls have a penalty awarded to them as du Toit holds on. The Bulls Brummer kicks to touch and the Bulls will feed a lineout just inside their own half.

  • 21'

    TMO call for foul play, the call is Blue 5 holding off the ball, that's Snyman of the Bulls, the Stormers have a penalty which they use to set up a lineout 10 metres inside the Bulls half.

  • 20'

    The Bulls keep the ball through five phases before Kirsten spills a low pass forward and the Stormers will have a scrum. They will have to sort their scrum out though after conceding a number of penalties.

  • 18'

    The Bulls win a scrum after an error by the Stormers before the scrum goes down again and the Stormers are once again penalised. Brummer finds touch just inside the Stormers half and the Bulls have the feed.

  • 16'

    The Stormers win a free kick for an early lift at the lineout and du Toit takes it quickly, the big lock rumbles into the Bulls 22 with a strong run.

  • 14'

    PENALTY, BULLS, BRUMMER! 6-6: The Bulls do excellent work off the kick chasing well and isolating the ball carrier to win a penalty. Brummer adds three from 40 metres out with a long goal kick.

  • 12'

    The Stormers carry well and quickly move up towards halfway before Groom kicks ahead he finds Marais who puts up a high bomb.

  • 11'

    The Stormers lose the ball forward off the restart and the Bulls attack through Ulengo, but as the Bulls enter the Stormers 22 they lose it forward and the Stormers have a scrum.

  • 10'

    PENALTY, STORMERS, DU PLESSIS! 3-6: Botha is isolated after the carry and the Stormers are on him in a flash, penalty to the Stormers who will kick at goal again. Du Plessis slots his kick

  • 9'

    The Bulls look to carry out of their 22 after they bring down the deep restart.

  • 8'

    PENALTY, BULLS, BRUMMER! 3-3: The scrum goes down and Kebble is penalised for the Stormers, the Bulls will kick at goal and Brummer makes no mistake from the tee.

  • 6'

    The scrum goes down and needs to be reset but not before a lecture from the referee.

  • 5'

    Etzebeth gets the steal but the Stormers lose it forward and the Bulls have a scrum 10 metres inside the Stormers half.

  • 4'

    Good restart for the Bulls as well by Brummer but the Stormers are able to clear to touch about 40 metres from their goal line. The Bulls will have the throw.

  • 3'

    PENALTY, STORMERS, DU PLESSIS! 0-3: The Stormers can't take advantage and the referee brings it back. The Stormers opt to take a shot at goal and du Plessis has slotted it.

  • 2'

    The Stormers are in possession just a couple of metres outside the Bulls 22. They have earned an advantage with this aggressive start and could be on the board early here.

  • 1'

    The Stormers kick off and they go short. The Stormers win the ball and can attack straight away.

  • 0'

    Hello Super Rugby fans and welcome to our covergae of the round 13 clash between the Bulls and the Stormers live from Loftus Versveld in Pretoria, South Africa.

  • 0'

    Bulls coach Nollis Marais made four changes to his starting team. Marais named Travis Ismaiel (wing), Francois Brummer (fly-half), Piet van Zyl (scrum-half) and Arno Botha in the team, with Grant Hattingh fit again and included on the bench. Hattingh last played for the team in the Super Rugby competition in April, but has recovered from the injury that kept him on the sidelines.

  • 0'

    De Allende will link up with Johnny Kotze in midfield for the Stormers with co-captain Juan de Jongh sidelined due to a hamstring strain, while Leolin Zas returns from suspension to take Kotze?s place on the wing. The only other change to the backline which started against the Suunwolves in Singapore sees scrum-half Nic Groom trade places with Louis Schreuder who starts on the replacements bench. In the loose trio Schalk Burger will start at number eight, with Nizaam Carr shifting to flank and Rynhardt Elstadt moving to the replacements bench. There are two changes in the front-row with Oli Kebble starting at loosehead prop in place of the injured JC Janse van Rensburg and Bongi Mbonambi getting an opportunity to start at hooker with Scarra Ntubeni set to make an impact from the replacements bench.

  • 0'

    Consecutive losses on the road in Australia to the Brumbies and Waratahs ended the Bulls? five-game winning streak but as previously mentioned, their home form is excellent this season with three wins our of four. The Stormers meanwhile won five of their first six matches before hitting their current rut, with losses to the Lions and Waratahs coming before last week?s draw away to the Sunwolves.

  • 0'

    The last time these teams met back on the first day of the season the Stormers took a while to get going but eventually brushed off the Bulls with an impressive 33-9 win at Newlands. New fly-half Robert du Preez scored the opening try and kicked 18 points, with Eben Etzebeth and Scarra Ntubeni also crossing.

  • 0'

    The rivalry between these two sides goes well beyond the realms of Super Rugby, the Unions behind the Super Rugby franchises are two of South Africa's oldest and most successful rugby entities, make no mistake this is an absolutely massive clash. The Stormers have won the last four meetings of these two sides in Super Rugby and the Bulls will be itching to turn things around on their home turf tonight.

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Bulls Stormers
  • 1 Tries 1
    • 46' Piet van Zyl
    • 67' Damian de Allende
  • 0 Conversions 1
    • 68' Jean-Luc du Plessis
  • 3 Penalties 2
    • 7' Francois Brummer
    • 13' Francois Brummer
    • 51' Francois Brummer
    • 2' Jean-Luc du Plessis
    • 9' Jean-Luc du Plessis
  • 1 Drop Goals 0
    • 74' Tiaan Schoeman
  • 0 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Lizo Gqoboka
  • Adriaan Strauss
  • Marcel Van der Merwe
  • Jason Jenkins
  • RG Snyman
  • Pieter Labuschagne
  • Jannes Kirsten
  • Arno Botha
  • Piet van Zyl
  • Francois Brummer
  • Jamba Ulengo
  • Jan Serfontein
  • Jesse Kriel
  • Travis Ismaiel
  • SP Marais
  • 1
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  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Oliver Kebble
  • Mbongeni Mbonami
  • Frans Malherbe
  • Eben Etzebeth
  • Pieter-Steph du Toit
  • Nizaam Carr
  • Siya Kolisi
  • Schalk Burger
  • Nic Groom
  • Jean-Luc du Plessis
  • Leolin Zas
  • Damian de Allende
  • John-Ben Kotze
  • Jacobus Van Wyk
  • Cheslin Kolbe
  • Jaco Visagie
  • Trevor Nyakane
  • Pierre Schoeman
  • Grant Hattingh
  • Deon Stegmann
  • Rudy Paige
  • Tiaan Schoeman
  • Dries Swanepoel
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Siyabonga Ntubeni
  • Alistair Vermaak
  • Vincent Koch
  • Rynhard Elstadt
  • Sikhumbuzo Notshe
  • Louis Schreuder
  • Brandon Thomson
  • Huw Jones

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