Crusaders bury bumbling Bulls

2012-07-21 11:22

Christchurch - Dan Carter booted 23 points as the Crusaders reached the Super Rugby semi-finals with a 28-13 victory over the Bulls at Rugby League Park on Saturday.

The Bulls outscored the home side by two tries to one but Carter kept the scoreboard ticking over, punishing the South Africans for conceding a string of penalties in Christchurch.

Zac Guildford scored the Crusaders' only try midway through the first half and the Bulls had left themselves with too much to do by the time Dewald Potgieter and Wynand Olivier touched down in the last 18 minutes.

Last year's runners-up head into next weekend's semi-finals bidding to keep alive their chances of adding to their record seven titles.

The Bulls set out to disrupt the Crusaders from the start but sloppy errors handed the home side some easy early shots at goal for a lead the New Zealanders never looked like relinquishing.

"Especially in that first 40 minutes, we played at the right end of the field and we didn't give them any momentum," Crusaders captain Richie McCaw told Fox Sports.

"I thought we limited our mistakes and discipline was good because they applied pressure."

Carter kicked his side into a 6-0 lead before setting up Guildford for his try, drawing in two defenders on the 22 before slipping a short pass that sent his teammate through the gap.

The wing touched down behind the posts to give Carter a simple conversion.

With the Bulls unable to gain a foothold, Carter then stretched the lead by another three points.

Advantage was being played for an offside when the No. 10 swivelled to pick up a ball he had spilled and dropped a goal with his less favoured right foot.

A long-range Morne Steyn shot at goal which reduced the deficit to 16-3 at halftime was the Bulls' first score in 117 minutes at Rugby League Park, having lost 27-0 last season.

The Bulls returned to the pitch seemingly invigorated after the interval but their fierce tackling only gifted the Crusaders another three points when a late hit on Ellis gave Carter another penalty, which he easily converted.

It was soon 22-3 when Carter smacked over another penalty via the post after he was felled by a high challenge.

Potgieter worked his way over in the corner following a surge from a lineout and Olivier reduced the arrears further but both efforts went unconverted.

Carter subsequently rubbed salt in the wound with his fifth and sixth successful penalties.


Crusaders - Try: Zac Guildford. Conversion: Dan Carter. Penalties: Carter (6). Drop goal: Carter

Bulls - Tries: Dewald Potgieter, Wynand Olivier. Penalty: Morne Steyn


15 Israel Dagg, 14 Adam Whitelock, 13 Robbie Fruean, 12 Ryan Crotty, 11 Zac Guildford, 10 Dan Carter, 9 Andy Ellis, 8 Richie McCaw (captain), 7 Matt Todd, 6 George Whitelock, 5 Samuel Whitelock, 4 Luke Romano, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Corey Flynn, 1 Wyatt Crockett

Substitutes: 16 Quentin MacDonald, 17 Ben Franks, 18 Tom Donnelly, 19 Luke Whitelock, 20 Willi Heinz, 21 Tom Taylor, 22 Sean Maitland

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 Dewald Potgieter, 6 Jacques Potgieter, 5 Juandre Kruger, 4 Flip van der Merwe, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1 Dean Greyling

Substitutes: 16 Willie Wepener, 17 Frik Kirsten, 18 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 19 Deon Stegmann, 20 Jano Vermaak, 21 Louis Fouche, 22 Francois Venter


  • brandon.styles.14 - 2012-07-21 11:24

    Saarks by 10

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-21 11:25

      only if they hit rucks

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-21 11:25

      and brandon if u intend to post first on articles, claim it bud!!! FIRST!

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-21 11:27

      jaco peyper was the crusaders best player, he didnt even hit rucks though

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-21 11:28

      nick mallet is in the studio

      brandon.styles.14 - 2012-07-21 11:31

      First!! Peyper did screw us big time, 2 tries to one and we still lost the game. Tosser he is.

      sean.bagley.50 - 2012-07-21 11:34

      When the Bulls players started running into each other after their up and under kicks then that tells you something ain't right with them today.Morne Steyn who can't find touch kicking out of hand is very sad. And who the bloody hell is that referee?So many penalty counts he gave against the Bulls in favour of the Crusaders,it was pathetic.

      jono.qmann - 2012-07-21 11:37

      Hard lines Bulls, was a long shot and would have been nice to have three teams in the semis but that’s unfortunate! Now for the bull’s supporters... Where was the attacking game plan the YOU guys always brag about? Maybe it was good defence that didn’t allow it! Hope that wasn’t the bokke's fly half playing there now! And meisiekind needs to learn how to pass that egg every now and then!!! Anyway...don’t want to talk crap about our local sides when the play overseas teams, but the Bulls had no game plan and they really didn’t play like champions! Just a pity "all" those trophies you guys brag about didn’t help you too much today! History means nothing in sport! It’s on the day! Past trophies don’t win future trophies!!!

      jono.qmann - 2012-07-21 11:39

      Retardis...your team would not have won even if you chose the 3 referees! Take your loss like you normally would a wyfie!

      nzbro.allblack - 2012-07-21 11:40

      yep Boks That is a foretaste of things to come in the Championship. HM will no doubt select the same majority players from this team as boks and give us same ole same ole kick & chase. No technique, no creativity, no plan B , No idea what to do with a ball...except to give it back to the team that knows how to use it. And that aint no Bull !

      razz.tazz.9 - 2012-07-21 12:03

      Ritchie's troops was tooooo strong for the stupid bulls. Crusaders plays intelligent rugby and quick thinkers on the field. That makes them winners.

      jono.qmann - 2012-07-21 12:17

      johan kwagga spies is maar stil vandag!

      selma.botha.9 - 2012-07-21 12:18

      Congratulations Crusaders! Go Sharks! Never thought the Bulls would reach the top 6 this year. Chilliboy for captain.

      rbphiri - 2012-07-21 12:51

      The Bulls are playing Bull, what is happening to our team! We failed dismally and it was quite evident that we didn't have any game plan. There goes our bragging rights, and we seem to also be greedy in sharing passes, most players held the ball longer then the grip monica lewinsky had on Clinton's easter eggs.

      rbphiri - 2012-07-21 12:51

      The Bulls are playing Bull, what is happening to our team! We failed dismally and it was quite evident that we didn't have any game plan. There goes our bragging rights, and we seem to also be greedy in sharing passes, most players held the ball longer then the grip monica lewinsky had on Clinton's easter eggs.

      caleb.drumm.1 - 2012-07-21 13:11

      He was a Saffa ref and still nailed the cheating Bulls. This just goes to show how bad the Bulls were, it was not even close. Bulls consistantly infringing to stop the Saders from scoring, pathetic and they couldnt get away with it in front of the ref. This is why it was two tries to one, cynical play constantly from Greyling. But Saffas will just find some excuse like blaming the ref again, same old tune.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-21 17:23

      it was the worst game i have seen for a long time. we could have won but butchered every try scoring opportunity, gave away soft soft turnovers and gave away too man penalties. it was weak. morne was useless. spies was shocking. it was the worst performance of the season. i think its time to re-assess the whole organisation and the whole framework they are basing their game on and re invent themselves. it was agony watching but in the words of JayKay "there's nothing left for me to do but troll"

      klark.kent.942 - 2012-07-21 17:33

      Just as Batman predicted last week all the way over to NZ to get a butt walloping. As predicted the kick and may be chase game plan of the 1960s doesnt foot it anymore with the fast flowing rugby that the kiwis play. The fat over pumped up steroid inflated forwards of the bulls cant play at pace for 80 minutes before their livers give out. Just out of interest guys did you see how many times the crusaders ran the ball at the bulls.Versus how many times the bulls ran at the crusaders? Yes that is because they lack the skill factor and the cohesiveness of a very sharp rugby team, and as I have said before spies has the body of adonis, and the heart of a dehydrated pea! would be lucky to make a good club side in NZ. Thanks for coming enjoy the flight home. This competition deserves a chiefs ,crusaders final they are quite clearly the best two teams in the competition. Batman out

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-07-21 17:53

      Clark Kent is superman you imbecile .. the rest I didn't read too long and boring trolling .. like all things NZzzzz ( except your Rugby )

      schalk.j.lubbe - 2012-07-23 07:49

      whahahaha - CHOKE on that Bulls...

  • lean.sadie - 2012-07-21 11:24

    Good try bulls. Now Go Sharks!!!!

      koper.koos.1 - 2012-07-21 11:27

      No lean, it was a pathetic try. The Bulls defended poorly, they attacked in slow motion, they kicked away all their possession. Poor poor performance. Was Pierre Spies really the captain. I never saw him in that role.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-21 11:29

      jaco peyper was the best player for the saders and hit no rucks. nick mallet is in the studio right now!!! live on supersport and he is uglier in HD!!!

      lean.sadie - 2012-07-21 11:32

      Koos, nobody expected them to get this far. Credit to them for that. But there is some changes that has to be made with the boks, which I Really hope does. The in form players should be picked, and not the players who were good from 2-5 years ago. Now will Hm make changes? Not so sure, but clearly some players have lost the plot.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-21 11:35

      But there ARE some changes that HAVE to be made....cmon lean on me

      koper.koos.1 - 2012-07-21 11:36

      Of all the players, I am the most dissapointed in Pierre Spies. He was poor as captain tonight, and his form is questionable.

      dave.short.102 - 2012-07-21 11:39

      @koper, Agreed Spies is the weak link, a captain must take controle when things go wrong. Any way hope the sharks keep our flag up!!

      Kirchner Van Deventer - 2012-07-21 11:42

      Tom, Nick Mallet's been in the studio since the Boks vs. England teams, your point? As for blaming it on the ref, bit of a cliché by now - all the commentators agree that this was a really poor performance by the Bulls - they deserved each penalty that they got.

      frank.cornelissen.1 - 2012-07-21 14:57

      tom.tardis - July 21, 2012 at 11:29 Report comment Wat 'n patetiese ploert is jy nie! Hell man, is jy niks gepla dat jy 'n reuse verleentheid vir jou familie en twee vriende is nie?Die Tinkerbulls het soos hulle alie gespeel en net weereens bewys dat hulle met pure geluk die uitspeel gehaal het!

  • Dhirshan - 2012-07-21 11:26

    oh well. stormers saders final in cape town then . . . hope sharks make it though!

  • chris.nel.35 - 2012-07-21 11:26

    Sorry my team but you were beaten by a better team. You did better this year than expected anyway. Go Sharks and Stormers.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-21 11:28

      jaco peyper didnt hit one ruck but he won the game for the saders. nick mallet is in the studio

      Jahendel - 2012-07-21 11:32

      @Tom I thought blaming the ref was a Stormers thing

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-21 11:35

      im not blaming any ref, there were just 16 saders on that field

      dave.short.102 - 2012-07-21 11:40

      Tom Sodd off wont you!!!

      frans.visserdsb - 2012-07-21 13:49

      Agreed Chris, the Bulls did better than expected, valiant effort. I thought Morne looked strangely out of sorts today, and I actually thought Spies had a good game. But they were outplayed and outthought by the Crusaders. The Box kick and chase game did not work against a good side... as predicted. Now we have 2 sides in the semis, and at least 1 side in the finals. Sharks looked awesome...

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-21 19:01

      not strange for morne to be out of sorts - its been like that for a year

  • heinrich.vanjaarsveld.52 - 2012-07-21 11:27

    Uiters swak bulle dis mos nie rugby wat jul try speel het nie dit soos n ballet gelyk met sokker gemeng ek nog nooit so swak game gesien nie morne was pateties hoop jul sien dit nou en raak ontslae van hom dean heeltyd onkant en wat se skoppe heeltyd he'll man jul kon sien dit werk nie en steeds jul dit probeer waar was die gameplan of wag jul het geen gehad nie

  • eben.duplessis.3 - 2012-07-21 11:27

    Geen verrassing - HM se springbokke verloor @ sharks en stormers - Hoe kon hulle dan wen - Ludeke is weg van die Lions waar hy 'n verloor kultuur geskep het - Nou slaag hy weer daarin

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-07-21 11:57

      Are you really this stupid ? More sharks in the SB team than Bulls. Ludik has won it twice ... Maybe it's just a big ask for ANY team to travel that far and then play one of the best teams in the world at home a few days after stepping off the plane ? Which team or coach would have been able to do better ?

      frans.visserdsb - 2012-07-21 13:51

      Random, the bulls looked planless. The Sharks on the other hand had a complete game plan. And they played against the defending champions. they did better... I would love the Springboks to play the Sharks game plan.

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-07-21 14:00

      Defending Champions ? They've not been championship material all year. Everyone said before the playoffs that it would be better to play the Reds than the Saders . The sharks are playing the same basic game plan ? Contested kicks , direct rugby with fast phases left and right across the field to break down the defense. They've better players and they also have a better support / offload game .

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-07-21 14:01

      than the bulls

  • bootman.bokke - 2012-07-21 11:27

    This match was proof that the "kick and chase" gameplan is outdated

      koper.koos.1 - 2012-07-21 11:29

      Bootman, they kicked, but nobody chased

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-21 11:30

      and so is hitting rucks, peyper didnt hit one but won the game. hahaha

      cf.coetzee.3 - 2012-07-21 11:38

      Dat tom n retard is is n feit!

      paul.sdoow - 2012-07-21 11:39

      best part of that match watching carter give spies a nice little hand off! and why was zaks try so easy cause niknak man was in the backline not in full back position. then you got the penalty machine greyling! what a chop.

      nzbro.allblack - 2012-07-21 11:47

      @bootman.bokke shhhhh mate dont let the secret out of the bag. We like their predictable game plan its the "winning" formula of most SA teams.

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-07-21 14:52

      Another mindless Parrot .. Did you really watch the game ? Notice how often the Saders make use of the contested kicks ?

      croix.mactee - 2012-07-21 15:11

      Tom retardis is as boring as his team's game plan. "hitting rucks" "hitting rucks" "hitting rucks"Shut the hell up now, man.

  • marius.prinsloo.71 - 2012-07-21 11:27

    The Bulls game plan is so over!!! and Morne steyn is not a shadow of what he once were. Sorry Bulls but you have lost the game ven before you were on the field.

  • erich.goosen - 2012-07-21 11:27

    I think the Month of Ramadan caused the Bulls to lose. No breakfast or lunch.

  • scott.lavallee.98 - 2012-07-21 11:28

    Thanks Bulls, once again you have become an embarrassment for SA rugby!

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-21 11:30

      why are u thanking them if they are an embarrassment?

      scott.lavallee.98 - 2012-07-21 11:33

      It's called sarcasm, idiot!

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-21 11:36

      whats that? never heard of it

      hoffjw - 2012-07-21 12:24

      You should gt out more tommy....

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-07-21 15:40

      that's ok .. it's a kuk phase before the great phase .. zzzstomerzzz are more consistently kuk I'll give them that

      johan.maree.5036 - 2012-07-21 17:05

      @Random, by that measure, every team in the Super 15 is kukker seeing that the Stormers are top of the log you noob...

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-21 17:15

      johan your surname is maree....your post is invalid

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-07-21 17:33

      Johan , huh, by what measure ? . .. you don't win the competition by being top of the log , you win it by winning the final .. you've never in the history of SR been able to do that . So top of the log without winning the competition puts you on the kuk list as well as the choker list . Since you've always been kuk and never great you're more consistently kuk than use that oscillate between kuk and winning the competition.

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-07-21 17:35

      And I'm not a noob I'll have you know I'm an experienced troll !!

      backstabber.adder - 2012-07-21 18:21

      More like experienced drol. Hehehehe...

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-07-21 18:28

      patting yourself on the back for that one by voting for your own comment .... hehe

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-21 19:04

      backstabber adder - one of the least entertaining trolls around. even old isak is worth a laugh or two

  • gawie.krotz - 2012-07-21 11:28

    Ok wie se skuld is dit nu weer dat die bulls pak kry....uhm....seke die ref of nee McCaw het seke weer vuil ja nee

  • charl.koegelenberg - 2012-07-21 11:28

    Hahahha and there are ppl that say the bulls are the best.... Crusaders out playd the bulls and made them look useless

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-21 11:33

      bulls are the best. peyper was good at the rucks, even though he didnt hit them, he did well for the saders

      caleb.drumm.1 - 2012-07-21 13:17

      @Retardis, same joke over and over, have you not got a life, pillick.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-21 17:04

      and your name is caleb. shame

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-07-21 17:37

      caleb .. same shirt over and over.. less drink then you'll be able to buy a new shirt? ... hang on .. I see why the drink ... never mind carry on

  • rinus.groeneveld.7 - 2012-07-21 11:28

    I told you so, I told you so, I told you so!! :-) Is daar nog Bulls supporters wat voel Ludeke en Spies doen goed? En moenie svir my vertel "ons het 5de geeindig nadat ons al die ou manne verloor het nie"!! Ons het 5 uit die laaste 7 games VERLOOR! Ons gaan volgende jaar bottom 5 eindig as ons aanhou met Ludeke en Spies. Mense soos Werner Kruger, Monre Steyn, Pierre Spies, Wynand Olivier en Zane Kirchner mag asseblief asseblief nooit ooit weer 'n Springboktrui aantrek nie!!! Ek hoop Spies trek 'n Graeme Smith en vlieg direk Ierland toe. Dit was pateties en om van skaam te kry. Ludeke/Spies - gaan luister/lees weer die crap wat julle kwytgeraak het in die week en laat sak julle koppe in skaamte!!!!

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-21 11:32

      we still made the playoffs even after losing all those experienced players.

      marius.prinsloo.71 - 2012-07-21 11:33

      100% with you

      johan.arendse.90 - 2012-07-21 11:37

      ...................and tom still sleeps with his mother.bloody gay moron,

      eben.duplessis.3 - 2012-07-21 11:39

      @TOM - And how many players did you buy to replace them ? - Koop liewer 'n beter afrigter

      dave.short.102 - 2012-07-21 11:43

      Stem 100% saam, Tussen daai twee manne sal die bulle NOOIT weer n titel wen nie, klaar en verby. Morne net so teleurstellend!!!

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-07-21 12:08

      And what team & coach in the world would have been able to fly out to NZ run onto the field 3-4 days after getting there and put it to the Crusaders at home ? We started losing many of our games when our coaches got sucked into the SBs .

      dave.short.102 - 2012-07-21 12:37

      Get over yourself Tommy boy, the bulle just played crappy rugby. Thank spies not Pyper!!

      shooshyu.tu - 2012-07-21 13:34

      Ah RandomDude with his random stupid comments trying to make excuses for his pathetic teams loss. Change your name from RandomDude to CommonIdiotTroll.

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-07-21 14:02

      Shoosh , I'll pencil you down as moron then . What was stupid about the comments exactly m0nkey boy ?

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-21 16:24

      i think the main problem is that not enough rucks were hit, nick mallet didnt say we would win and jaco peyper was paid more by the saders and nick mallet was in the studio. and randomdude, the stormers could fly to NZ and beat the all blacks themselves and the SAME day they landed. just off the plane in their kit and they would beat the all blacks. didnt you know?

      frans.visserdsb - 2012-07-21 17:25

      Rinus, bad luck mate. I was rooting for the Bulls, but never thought they would make it. Next year you will have a lot of new players - some of the players that are currently in the Bulls team should not really be there - they have been dragged along by the great players you guys had in previous years. You have invested in a load of good youngsters - now get a decent coach and you will do well next year. I have an idea - get Nick Mallet!!!lol

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-07-21 17:39

      Frans, you made sense up to Nick Mallet !

      Marcus - 2012-07-23 13:42

      Dude !!! you hit the nail on the head - I used to respect the Blue Bulls under Tommy du Plessis , Thys Lourens etc..( N- Tvl) these clowns with their Pink jerseys are a shocking shame to South African rugby. Pierre Spies is a wing...and a very very bad wing. At one stage during thes game the blue bulls had 5 guys trying to drive one crusader ...and it all went to M.Steyns game..What a bunch of embarassing clowns

  • david.s.duncan.1 - 2012-07-21 11:32

    Awful performance by the Bulls. Crusaders really should've put more past them. Sorry Bulls, better luck next time

      stompies.hattingh.5 - 2012-07-21 18:17

      David, I also wandered why the Crusaders, with all their flair, could only score one try? (Maybe there is hope for the stormers, should the two teams meet!)

  • heinrich.vanjaarsveld.52 - 2012-07-21 11:32

    As dit nou iets was om na te kyk wil ek nooit weer rugby kyk nie bulle was oordonder in alle aspekte hoop sharks vaar beter

  • nick.spangenberg.52 - 2012-07-21 11:33

    whahaha as expected their "boks" are all "boks" in name not performance

  • tom.tardis - 2012-07-21 11:33

    the telling factor was nick mallets ears, they werent on our side and they are very big

      hoffjw - 2012-07-21 11:40

      Dude u r a retard....hou jou bek .en gaan sit in die hoekie.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-21 18:32

      um, actually im not retired yet. i still work. hold my mouth? thats difficult man, i can hold part of my lips but the whole mouth is tough to hold. sit in the angle? make sense man!

      suidlander.vanwyk - 2012-07-21 19:01

      you are genius

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-21 19:52

      i am one of the most respected authorities on this site. i have been quoted numerous times by news24 - up to 4 times in one article in fact. such is my awe inspiring contribution. not to mention my perfect grammar policing

      hoffjw - 2012-07-22 10:42

      Respected....laughable.....more like hated figure.sad sad man.grow a pair of balls n play with them....stormers groete

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-22 11:07

      hated? i'll take it

  • cf.coetzee.3 - 2012-07-21 11:34

    @johanspies...jy wat se duane vermeulen is domste persoon op aarde ek dink dis pateties om dit van enige iemand te se maar ek dink greyling se ik is laagste!

      benjamin.thomas.37604 - 2012-07-21 12:19

      @CF.coetzee.3. Oor Oubaas se Honne Spies se comment. Jy weet mos wat hulle se, dit vat een onnosel wetter om 'n ander een raak te sien. So ons moet maar eintlik vir die moegoe om hulp vrae.

  • koper.koos.1 - 2012-07-21 11:34

    Hopefully the Stormers will learn something from this game: DONT KICK AWAY POSSESSION against the Crusaders, they will punish you!! If you see your gameplan does not work, change it, dont foolishly try and hope it might work.

      skinfaxi.mordor - 2012-07-21 14:45

      In general, if you don't have a fetcher, hold on to the ball where you can.

      jean.rossouwsa - 2012-07-21 15:43

      Stormers do not have to Forwards, sorry!

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-21 19:46

      jean, that sentence made little to no sense

  • johan.arendse.90 - 2012-07-21 11:35

    My best moment,when Robbi Fr. ran over Pierre Poephol,Spies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      nick.spangenberg.52 - 2012-07-21 11:46


      paul.sdoow - 2012-07-21 11:52

      thought was carter but hey it was a mastercard moment . . . priceless!

      paul.botha.967 - 2012-07-21 11:52

      Jy is n box ! Jou twat!

      paul.sdoow - 2012-07-21 12:18

      hey go crawl back under that rock you bulls hit supporter!

      paul.botha.967 - 2012-07-21 12:26

      Take it easy doows!!

      shooshyu.tu - 2012-07-21 14:06

      @paul.botha.967 what is a "doows", something only found in Petoorhea?

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-21 16:25

      my favourite moment, when peyper finally penalised the saders

      Marcus - 2012-07-23 10:42

      It's actually no contest ...a wing got nailed by a center

  • heinrich.vanjaarsveld.52 - 2012-07-21 11:35

    Morne se taktiese spel was swak geen idee wat hy maak ni wat soek hy nog of wat moet hy nog verkeerd doen om gedrop te word ek vestaan nie hy verby sy tyd maande al

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-21 16:26

      he was pinpoint accurate the main problem was the saders were allowed to block the chasers illegally by peyper

  • cf.coetzee.3 - 2012-07-21 11:36

    Pathetic performance by bulls!steyn speel so swak tans!spies ook nie op beste!moet se jj engelbrecht lyk na baie goeie speler!bulls jul het teen julself verloor!unforced errors is onverskoonbaar!mag sharks mag dag maak!

  • jacques.duplessis.3785 - 2012-07-21 11:37

    The bulls are mearly a bump in the road for this team,next week they will play with the stormers and the week after will run riot with the reds,unfortuanetly no SA team will make the finals again this year

      frans.visserdsb - 2012-07-21 13:55

      Uhm... sorry. Next week its the Chiefs Crusaders and Sharks Stormers... we are guaranteed a SA side in the Final...

  • dave.short.102 - 2012-07-21 11:37

    Congrats to the Saders, good game!! Hpoe you get moered in the semies!!! Bulle, julle het darm probeer!!! Sal jou leer Mnr Spies om nie so baie te praat voor n game nie!!! Bulls Groete, EN GO SHARKS!!!

  • James Parker - 2012-07-21 11:39

    i turned on my tv to watch a QF but all i got was a practice match between the Saders and some school boys :(

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-21 16:27

      and jaco peyper was excellent in the black and red

  • leigh.mapu - 2012-07-21 11:40

    Crusaders are already on a plane to Cape Town for semi, Chiefs-Crusaders final in Hamilton.

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-07-21 12:16

      I wouldn't be that cocky about the Saders making it to the final . They have to hop the plane now and play a few days after getting off the plane .. they didn't do all that well against the Bulls IMO considering the advantage they had leading up to that game .

      leigh.mapu - 2012-07-21 13:17

      Whoops, plane has been diverted to Hamilton. Sharks have to fly home, then back to NZ after they spank the Stormers. Poor buggers.

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-07-21 14:03

      true true .. you still have to play the Chiefs

      skinfaxi.mordor - 2012-07-21 14:47

      Thus proving all you know about rugby.

      leigh.mapu - 2012-07-22 03:13

      Dude, I am the Chiefs. Foreskinfax, shut up.

  • Hannes Truter - 2012-07-21 11:45

    Crusaders more intelligent on rugby field, clever rugby will always get the better of stupid rugby!

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-21 16:27

      and having the ref in your pocket

  • warren.j.ashton - 2012-07-21 11:46

    Morne Steyn moet geboot word en die voorspelers well done Crusaders beste span het gewen

      dave.short.102 - 2012-07-21 11:54

      Stem 100% saam. Teleurstellend, Morne, dis ons springbok no10??? Nee wat!!! Bulls groete!!

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-21 16:29

      morne is the best flyhalf in the world and if you think i am wrong then you are wrong. morne was perfectly accurate, did u see that cool new kick he invented where u kick the ground way before the ball and kick it into you centers head?? awesome innovation

  • paul.botha.967 - 2012-07-21 11:55

    My beloved bulls was outplayed by a much better saders team, overall not a bad season ! Go sharkies ! I'll be rooting for you boys now!

      paul.sdoow - 2012-07-21 13:16

      ya not a bad season who you thygmg to convince yourself?

      paul.botha.967 - 2012-07-21 13:41

      Ye you must be use to to that feeling!

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-21 16:29

      i hate thygmg!!!! worst feeling ever

  • paul.sdoow - 2012-07-21 11:56

    just to confirm, final won't be played at moftus and the cup count will not be four? cause i could swear there was some Canadian doctor convinced that would happen.

      paul.botha.967 - 2012-07-21 12:09


      paul.sdoow - 2012-07-21 12:15

      hey go crawl back under that rock clutchplate!

      lean.sadie - 2012-07-21 12:19

      Lol, Paul just remembered that. Where is the so-called doctor now?

      paul.botha.967 - 2012-07-21 12:30

      Clutchplate lol is that the best you can do ! Please if you come from a underprivileged background don't tell us about it ! You seem to know all the slang word ! Lmfao

      paul.sdoow - 2012-07-21 13:13

      yep this botha idiotmust be Harold with another alter ego. .

      paul.botha.967 - 2012-07-21 13:39

      Nee ou Paul ek is nie jy nie! Jy is n regte computer Rambo!

      paul.sdoow - 2012-07-21 14:10

      rambo! ha ha ha ha ya what ever back to the drawing board for you.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-21 16:31

      jaco peyper best player on that field for the saders today

      orrinf8 - 2012-07-21 23:48

      but tom (VET-KOP), the 'cows' had this game, ON PEYPER .. he he he he he he he :)

  • schaun.vanzyl - 2012-07-21 12:00

    ref bury bulls. look at each of the penelties, even the nz cometators dis agreeee

      lean.sadie - 2012-07-21 12:20

      Yawn. they played badly, deserved to lose. Credit though to them for getting to the playoffs this year. Nobody thought they would at the start of the year.

      bootman.bokke - 2012-07-21 12:34

      Schaun I must have been watching a different game. Please enlighten us as to which facets of the game did the Bulls outplay the Crusaders?

      charl.koegelenberg - 2012-07-21 12:51

      Ja the sa ref bury the bulls.... The bulls were outplayed coz thay choked... Not the ref

      dave.short.102 - 2012-07-21 12:56

      Weereens, THANK SPIES AND HIS BLOKES NOT JACO!!!!! Bulls Groete

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-07-21 16:18

      No Shaun , mistakes KILLED us and p1ss p00r execution of the kicking game especially ( same story as against the Sharks) . On the upside defense was much improved and the scrums held up , we tried for the full 80 and improved in the 2nd half . We need a replacement for Morne , he's a big problem and has been all year ... and dear heaven can someone at the bulls please show Dean Greylling the proper body position when taking the ball into contact he's f-ing upright all the time !!! ..

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-21 16:34

      im very positive about the way we are moving forward, hitting rucks standing upright, taking the ball into contact like spies, turning your back. then the kicking, i love the new kick morne invented when u kick the ground before the ball. and wynand will be sorely missed because of his prolific passing game. our front row has perfected the art of standing still/going backwards jaco peyper obvs is a bit dear for the bulls, seems the saders had more money this time

      john.edwards.733450 - 2012-07-21 17:09

      "i love the new kick morne invented when u kick the ground before the ball" .. hehe good stuff

      schaun.vanzyl - 2012-07-22 21:13

      i agree that the bulls were pathetic and tottaly deserve to loose, i looked again and one penelty was valid.steyn tackled carter or touched him a bit high. Lets take if the boks play who ever. ref blow like brian in the world cup. as u get on front foot u get blown for penalty, due to incompetant ref we lost against australia. but yeah glad shark won and just hope sa win the super cup, stormers or shark, and hopefully we get a neutral ref that knows his rules of rugby.

  • marius.potgieter.39 - 2012-07-21 12:01

    Weereens bewys dat skop en chace rugby nie werk nie !!! Balbesit word heeltyd weggeskop.

  • skhona.luswazi - 2012-07-21 12:09

    Bulls are disgrace in SA rugby poor poor

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-21 16:35

      i think you mean a disgrace TO SA rugby. but wouldnt expect someone like you to know that

      suidlander.vanwyk - 2012-07-21 19:09

      this tom guy is indeed a retard, idiot

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-21 19:50

      but, but, you just called me genius further up?!?! :(

  • benjamin.thomas.37604 - 2012-07-21 12:10

    Hoekom so stil oubaas se HONNE? AKA: Johan

  • selma.botha.9 - 2012-07-21 12:14

    Gloating about the Bulls' loss is short sighted. The majority of the Springboks are drawn from the Bulls, Sharks and Stormers..............start worrying about the Four Nations. The All Blacks are going to demolish us. Sympathy to Morne Steyn. Such a loss of confidence and form. Too many cooks in the kitchen.

      lean.sadie - 2012-07-21 12:22

      I Agree it is. but, it will be even worse when/if the Stormers lose. How much you wanna bet. Good year Bulls, work from here, and bring in those youngsters,really wanna see Serfontein, and maybe even Pollard play a bit.

      melt.esterhuizen - 2012-07-21 12:32

      @Selma, Nee jy is verkeerd me. HM het die Bulle almal Bokke gemaak en soos die Bulle se die Stormers n troosprys gegee deur Jd V as kaptein aan te stel. Daar is baie te verbeter aan die huidige Bokspan. Vervang die Bulle se J. Kruger met Bekker, Spies met Konkofski of Vermeulen, Potgieter met Kolosi, Steyn met Lambie , Meisiekind met JJ of Bash, Bossiekop heelagter met J. Pieterse. Met die Bokspan sal ons strate beter vaar. So ontspan gerus en geniet die mooi rugby wat voorle.

      niel.walt - 2012-07-21 14:43

      Pollard is 17 people! And not even that great, he only played because goosen is injured

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-21 16:36

      i'm keen to see that big guy in the under 13 team get some game time too. yisses.

  • heinrich.vanjaarsveld.52 - 2012-07-21 12:18

    Swak kommentaar om die ref te blameer die bulle het hulself gekos al die penalties was reg gewees hy het gewaarsku en steeds hul dit gedoen ons die bulle nie soveel pen afgestaan het nie was die score groter so hou op blameer en soek andw waar jul swak was nr 1 nr 10 nr 8 nr 12 nr 11. Nr 7 nr 15 he'll wag dit was die hele span

      charl.koegelenberg - 2012-07-21 12:45

      Di bulle was gelukig om ni n kaart te gekry ht vi al dai penalties

      heinrich.vanjaarsveld.52 - 2012-07-21 12:52

      100% korrek

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-21 16:37

      i think peyper had a good game - for the crusaders

  • craig.williams.14224094 - 2012-07-21 12:22

    half gebore spoorweg arm blanke; dis nou tom tardis / half breed white *ss / ??? ??? ???? ???

      paul.botha.967 - 2012-07-21 12:23

      Net soos jou ma!

      benjamin.thomas.37604 - 2012-07-21 12:58

      Paul en net soos jou baba

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-21 16:38

      please could you speak a language more than just 1 or 2 million people would understand. because after apartheid your language is irrelevant. i mean in all sincerity, why should we study afrikaans in schools anymore?

  • arthur.j.ware - 2012-07-21 12:24

    By the looks of things the stormers are going to play the sharks next week but hey, still another 40 minutes to go, anything can happon

      david.s.duncan.1 - 2012-07-21 12:39


      marius.prinsloo.71 - 2012-07-21 13:11

      Looks like you are right they just defended a lot on their tryline, this sharks team will not be apushover next week at Newlands but I think we will win them Go Stormers!!!!!

  • paul.sdoow - 2012-07-21 12:29

    BBRU are selling great diamante chokers they come in pink or blue.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-21 16:40

      you only choke when you are a front runner, not an underdog. but i guess you are too stupid to know that. and its not difficult to see your name is spelled backwards. so clever. i could also put my name as mot sidart. but i dont. i use a fake name

      lean.sadie - 2012-07-21 16:57

      Only if you are the underdog? Then why, in your opinion are the stormers called chokers? I Would hardly say they were the favorites in any of the Playoff games or final they played. Sigh, double standards, only pick what makes you or your team look good hey. PS: Your team lost, ref had nothing to do with it.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-21 17:08

      can you read leaning tower of pisa? WHEN YOU ARE A FRONT RUNNER, NOT AN UNDERDOG. stormers are always the favourites just like this year and they will choke. my team always looks good. that uniform is divine. PS: ref might as well have had a red and black shirt on

      lean.sadie - 2012-07-21 19:36

      Lol, sure. You make up your own rules, so by your definition the stormers aren't chokers. They were never the favorites before, and sure as hell aint this year either. You don't even believe the crap you write yourself. And you just write the same stuff over and over and over and over. Doesn't matter really, the best 2 SA teams this year is still there, and if any1 of them wins the Cup I would be happy, as long as the Kiwi's don't get it.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-21 19:54

      u just said the stormers are not the favourites, but they are one of the two best teams? f*ckin idiot

      lean.sadie - 2012-07-21 21:54

      Who can't score tries and are boring. Clearly nobody thinks they will win it, including you and the rest of ur friends here and MANY more. How is that being the favorite? lol, idiot.

  • jason.sole.92 - 2012-07-21 12:34

    What we witnessed today is EXACTLY how its going to play out when we face the all blacks.

      bootman.bokke - 2012-07-21 12:36

      I most certainly hope so...........

  • Jahendel - 2012-07-21 12:44

    Wa is Raven,Tokkie,Randomdrol,Maakdiebulle en die res van die ander trolle Hehehehehe

      benjamin.thomas.37604 - 2012-07-21 12:47

      Die Moegoes is seker almal drankwinkel toe, om hulle sorge weg te drink, kry net hulle arme vrouens jammer... Shame

      paul.botha.967 - 2012-07-21 13:28

      Die bulls supporters is hier ou maat wen of verloor !

      croix.mactee - 2012-07-21 15:30

      Jip - Prozac sales sky-high again in Petoorsfontein? hehehehehehe!

  • Cliff - 2012-07-21 13:16

    En Toe , K&k die flou pink trille !!!!

  • paul.botha.967 - 2012-07-21 13:18

    The stormers supporter are really gobby today (specially Isak and Doows) ! You dont really c shark supporters act in that way.It tells you everything about the stormer supporters cant wait for the sharks to kick some stormer butt next weekend! Melancholy Bulls supporter!!!!

      paul.sdoow - 2012-07-21 14:07

      hey just because you arrived on the scene after your 3cup flagship side lost and not while your fellow trolls were whining all year you would also see why we can brag today . . its because the only final at loftus is gonna be on the big screen with a live feed from newlands

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-21 16:42

      how can you brag? your team didnt play, what a numb nuts. is your IQ in the positive?

      lean.sadie - 2012-07-21 16:59

      Yea because 1 or 2 people represent the thousands of other supporters. Sorry mate you are right. Just like there are bad Bull Supporters and sharks and lions, etc etc does not mean they are all bad. The ones on here just want attention and people give it to them. But I Guess believe what you want, you do already!

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-21 17:09

      leanonme u are like victor matfield and asswin willemse, u just say a whole lot of nothing ad nauseam with no point at all. just talk in circles.

      lean.sadie - 2012-07-21 19:38

      Sounds like you turdis, you really going overboard today.

  • margie.swanepoel - 2012-07-21 13:23

    Made my day. Will hear the whining, whinging and blaming the ref for the next few years!! Grow up little pink bullies. The best team won!

  • marius.prinsloo.71 - 2012-07-21 13:27

    Imagine!!!!!! Beast, Bismarck, Werner, Etsebeth, Bekker, Alberts, Burruso, Duan as your 8 upfront in the bok team, they will wreak havoc in any world class team. With Jacues Potgieter and Kolisi on the bench. but who the hell am I, HM knows mos better ne

      coenraad.vaneeden.5 - 2012-07-21 13:57

      The job is yours

      jacobus.vandermerwe.9 - 2012-07-21 15:44

      Do not forget morne will just kick the ball away after all the good work done by your forwords...

  • frans.visserdsb - 2012-07-21 13:44

    Let us hope and pray that this is the end of the endless drivel by the Bulls trolls. Tom, Brandon, Johan spies, Japaap.... I was hoping for the Bulls to win, but if it means the end of your verbal diarhea, good. Sharks played awesoem rugby, and looks great for the semis - my team will have to be very sharp if we want to host the final...

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-21 16:43

      my verbal diarhea is just beginning, there is still a game involving the stormers and if they win the sharks the next team will win them. trolling is a full time thing, i can tstop just because the bulls lost (i mean were cheated)

  • coenraad.vaneeden.5 - 2012-07-21 13:47

    Steyn is a \stain\ in the bulls team his amateur play cost them the game Buy him a one way ticket to Japan but don't listen play him again we love it

      jacobus.vandermerwe.9 - 2012-07-21 15:40

      It wont help.. With our blue bull springbok coach morne can go play on the moon and he will still choose him.. Look at victor and du preez...

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-21 16:44

      steyn is a genius, didnt you see how he kicked it out on the full off that drop kick? genius

  • donovan.hendricks.7 - 2012-07-21 14:10

    All the more reason to fire that useless anneke meyer for selecting 12 players of this useless team,even though his decision of selecting 13 sharks is justified though,fire the moron!!

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-21 16:44

      why would you counter your own argument? a bit silly i would say

  • mardeo.bezuidenhout - 2012-07-21 14:15

    Last week I said 'what a epic battle it would be. How wrong was I? fly half way across the world to embarrass yourselves. Shocking!!!

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-21 16:45

      how do u know its halfway? have you measured? could be like 60% around the world. thats not half way.idiot

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-21 16:45

      and your name should be spelled MARIO

  • ron.hobson.313 - 2012-07-21 14:16

    With odds stacked against the Bulls did they really think they can bulldoze the Crusaders.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-21 16:45

      no. i knew we would lose