Highlanders break Bulls hearts

2012-05-19 09:18

Dunedin - Lock Jarrad Hoeata scored a late try as the Highlanders upset the Bulls 16-11 in their Super Rugby match at Otago Regional Stadium on Saturday and kept alive their hopes of a playoff spot.

The Highlanders had lost their two previous games and were in danger of losing touch with the New Zealand conference leaders the Chiefs (45) and second-placed Crusaders (37). The Highlanders moved to 39 points with the win.

The Crusaders play the Auckland Blues later on Saturday, while the Chiefs have a bye and will receive four points at the end of the round.

The Bulls had been at the top of the table on 46 points and could now be over-hauled by the Stormers (45) in the South African conference later on Saturday when they face the Waratahs.

"Pretty big game for us, we'd lost two on the trot and the way the competition is we're still in the hunt," Highlanders captain Jamie Mackintosh said. "It was a pretty physical game and fast."

The Bulls had taken a 6-3 lead into the halftime break, Morne Steyn kicking two penalties while Mike Delany replying with one for the home side.

The match was played between the 22-metre areas, with the South Africans content to use Steyn's tactical kicking to get them down field.

Delany levelled the score early in the second half with his second penalty as the Highlanders put immense pressure on the Bulls defensive line.

Prop Dean Greyling was subsequently sinbinned in the 56th minute after referee Ian Smith had warned them for constant infringing.

Hoeata, who had one try disallowed by the television match official, crossed from the ensuing attacking scrum as the home side patiently built phases and committed defenders before the 2011 All Blacks smashed over.

Delany added the conversion and then a penalty shortly afterwards to give the Highlanders a 10-point lead with little over 10 minutes remaining.

The Bulls, however, finally got some field position and used their massive forwards to punch over the advantage line before replacement hooker Willie Wepener crashed over to bring his side to 16-11.

They were not able to grab victory, however, as the desperate Highlanders defence held them out and turned the ball over as the hooter sounded.

"I think we made too many mistakes and the Highlanders capitalised on that," Bulls captain Pierre Spies said.


Highlanders: 15. Ben R Smith, 14. Siale Piutau, 13. Tamati Ellison, 12. Phil Burleigh, 11. Hosea Gear, 10. Mike Delany, 9. Aaron Smith, 8. Nasi Manu, 7. Tim Boys, 6. Adam Thomson, 5. Nick Crosswell, 4. Jarrad Hoeata, 3. Ma'afu Fia, 2. Jason Rutledge, 1. Jamie MacKintosh (captain)

Substitutes: 16. Andrew Hore, 17. Bronson Murray, 18. Hoani MacDonald, 19. Scott Fuglistaller, 20. Jimmy Cowan, 21. Chris Noakes, 22. Kenny Lynn

Bulls: 15. Zane Kirchner, 14. Akona Ndungane, 13. Johann Sadie, 12. Wynand Olivier, 11. Bjorn Basson, 10. Morné 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. JJ Engelbrecht


  • leonard.lightman - 2012-05-19 09:20

    Pure and simply robbed and I am not even a bull fan....Highlanders put some relentless pressure though...Good luck bulls for next week against the chiefs.

      Staal - 2012-05-19 09:33

      The Bulls were VERY inaccurate the first 50 minutes. That said the ref missed about 4-5 penalties by the Highlanders. Other than that it just was a bit of bad luck. 5 knock-ons by the Highlanders came seconds after the Bulls conceded a penalty. Overall the Bulls didn't play very well though. If they played better they would've won. Judging by the Highlanders performance they have zero shot at the title despite this misleading win.

      Japjapjap - 2012-05-19 09:57

      Skeidsregters word definitief onder deur di tafel betaal in alle sporte en vandag kon almal dit absoluut duidelik gesien het! di ref was ni swak ni, want dan sou hy swak wees altwee kante toe, maar hy was suiwer korrubt! daar was ni 'n rugby reel wat di highlanders ni gebreek het ni- sonder dat di ref enigsins opgetree het!! en di paar voute wat glad ni ernstig was ni, word met geel kaarte en tien talle strafskoppe gepenaliseer- voute wat net di ref in sy verbeeldings wereld gesien het. uiters teleurstellend en ek is woedend!!!

      Bill - 2012-05-19 09:59

      Pay back time just as they robbed the brumbies with that forward pass a game the bulls never ever should have won

      Bill - 2012-05-19 09:59

      Pay back time just as they robbed the brumbies with that forward pass a game the bulls never ever should have won

      Stephan - 2012-05-19 10:05

      I want to tell all my fellow Stormers supportes to not go on as if the Bulls are out of this tournament. Looking at the log, they are still ahead of the Stormers with the Stormers having to beat the Tahs before they'll be in the lead. Well done to the Bulls for getting the bonus point as it keeps them very close to the Stormers. I do not think the Bulls were the best team on the field. The ref maybe missed a few things, but fram what I saw it went both ways. The pressure the Landers put on the Bulls is what caused them to crack.

      Koos - 2012-05-19 10:21

      Dis heel eenvoudig. As jy nie speel om te wen nie sal jy nie wen nie. Bloubul groete.

      Sean - 2012-05-19 10:34

      What game did many of you watch ?? Bulls didn`t play well !

      Zion - 2012-05-19 10:55

      Here we go again basking in ignorance: THE BEST TEAM ALWAYS WINS OR THERE WOULD BE NO RUGBY.

      bill.vanzyl - 2012-05-19 11:46

      I agree with Naas, this was the Bulls worst tactical display of the year - they did tighten their defense and closed that gaping hole next to the ruck where so many tries were scored recently, a much better defensive performance. If only they would unleash their backs more, they looked good on the attack when Steyn passed instead of kicking possession away... I guess the old South African fall-back option of blaming the ref will be used by all and sundry.

      Slang - 2012-05-19 13:34

      wow already 3 guys blaming the the ref, and it is the first post (with replies) only... Did not know it was the stormers that lost the game...

      BlouTokolos - 2012-05-19 14:08

      Thanks to all the honest guys for your sympathy and support. Tokolos and the Bulls really appreciate it and having said that.... This is rugby. Some you win, some you lose. If you don't make your own luck, nobody will. Haven't seen the game but from what I read the Bulls was just not in their zone. No blaming referees and all that. Grow a pair and move on! It's a man's game you need to be gracious in defeat as well. Stormers.... All the best to you and good luck against the Waratahs!!!

      Trading - 2012-05-19 15:15

      Almost Bulls ! Send a SOS to Pedrie Wannenburg. He is in top form playing in Europe. Where is Gerrit-Jan van Velze ? Tecklenburg & Jono Ross to young still ? Bulls just hang in there. If not a win; at least collect bonus points. Just keep grinding. No one has won the cup yet. Bulls you are still in with a realistic chance and more than that; you're still one of the favourites to win the series. Keep grinding my Bulls. You are doing excellent for a team that had to replace 9 regular players from last season plus another 4 or more injuries this year. Hang in there ! All your supporters love you and believe in you. The rest FEAR you and ENVY you.

      BlouTokolos - 2012-05-19 15:40

      Ag ou Jan Daspoort... Jy moet dalk nie te vroeg praat nie ou suurklont. Elke man boost sy span as jy 'n ware ondersteuner is en dis mos logies dat jy teen jou grootste vyand gaan praat. Dit gesê, ek het dit in my om 'n verloor te aanvaar en ek is groot genoeg om vir jou span sterkte toe te wens. Jy sal weer van Tokolos hoor op hierdie blogs oor die Bulle en die Stompies. Dit kan jy maar nou al weet. As ek jou kan raadgee... don't count YOUR chickens before they hatch!!! Anyway. Sterkte met jou span vanaand. Kan jy dieselfde vir my span sê volgende naweek ou perd? Ek wed jy kan nie want jy is nie groot genoeg daarvoor nie.

      BlouTokolos - 2012-05-19 16:05

      Dis reg ou Jan... Ons loop mekaar weer hier raak net so skuins na 9 vanaand of dalk more oggend dan gesels ons weer. Julle manne wat so leker gal braak moet maar hoop julle spannetjie trek die een deur ou vriend. Glo my. As julle NIE... wel dan het julle nie regtig gronde om so te kere tegaan oor 'n verloor van die Bulle nie ne. Ek dink paar van die grootbekke hier het dalk premature gepraat.. maar dan nou weer aan die ander kant.... ons Bulle ken julle Stompie supporters so. Julle doen ALLES Anyway Janneman. Ek wens jou span die beste toe vir vanaand se game. Moenie te diep in die Tassies inval nie ne! Groetnis.

      BlouTokolos - 2012-05-19 16:51

      Suiplap (tong in die kies)... Sterkte met vanaand. PS: Geluk met die Vodacom Cup. Tokolos het julle reeds op daai blog vroeg vanoggend geluk gese indien jy nie gesien het nie.

      Bossie - 2012-05-19 16:54

      @JapJap- 1.kyk almal maak spelfoute en die forum is nie n speltoets nie, maar hene ou broer... Bossie se tip van die dag aan jou:As jy nie seker is nie, probeer eenvoudiger woorde en bly maar liewer sommer heeltemal weg van die britiesh langwitch. 2.Dit was nie die ref nie- die bulle was net eenvoudig nie goed genoeg vandag nie- suck it up ou grote

      frans.visserdsb - 2012-05-20 04:55

      Jammer oor die verloor Bulls. Soos ek se, ek is n SA ondersteuner eerste en n Stormer supporter tweede. Sou graag wou he ons moes in NZ n beter record he, en die beste manier om dit te kry is vir SA spanne om gewoond te raak om daar te wen. Soos ek ook gese het, ek wil nie he my span moet op ander spanne rely om die kompetisie te wen nie. Nou net een stukkie kommentaar - is daar nog enige persoon wat dink Wynand Olivier verdien om superraugby te speel? in 5 minute vanoggend het hy julle die game gekos. Twee strafskoppe afgestaan (eerste vir n blatante hoogvat, tweede vir nie wegrol nie) wat gelei het tot die waarskuwing, en die volgende ruck word arme Dean Greyling afgestuur... en sy verdediging was pateties. hy staan oop arms en wag vir die Highlanders en lyk dan verbaas as hulle dwars deur hom hardloop. Asseblief - as julle hom drop, wag eers tot na die 2de.

  • jonmac.lewis - 2012-05-19 09:20

    moo moooo moooo spies you cow...jy is 'n meisiekind

      Braston - 2012-05-19 09:33

      Spies ,volgens my, het n goeie game gehad ! Stormers groete!

      Jason - 2012-05-19 10:12

      I actually thought Spies had a good game! Hougie was a little off..........and Wynand was rusty! Stormers 4 life!

      Bossie - 2012-05-19 17:01

      Scary gedagte- as Morne n afdag het val alles uit mekaar! En nee, Spies het nie n goeie game gehad nie, average op aanval en useless op verdediging is meer akkuraat.\Hoe vinniger hulle vir Stander op 8 kan kry hoe beter- Sadly sien ek nie dit gou gebeur nie

  • aidan.w.naude - 2012-05-19 09:22

    its karma for there fans on sports24 dedicated to toklos , blueraven and mascien

      Staal - 2012-05-19 09:35

      I know right? I hate it when a SA team loses but due to numbnuts like those I don't feel quite as aggrieved as I otherwise might be.

  • Kevin - 2012-05-19 09:24

    Someone needs to remind the pink bulls that wins are better than bonus points.

      Slang - 2012-05-19 13:46

      Raven, if my auntie had balls, she would have been my uncle...... Cry me a river, Your team did not play it's normal game and lost.... why did they not play their normal game? Ah, must the the Stormers fault....

      Slang - 2012-05-19 16:26

      Raven, I never said you blamed the Stormers.... It is called sarcasm, tannie. Something you evidently don't appreciate.... As for the problem...... You ar putting forward excuses, something Rene would be horrified by......

      Bossie - 2012-05-19 17:07

      @blue- ek stem saam met jou- geen gameplan het die bulle gekelder vandag- die landers het al die aanval gedoen.

  • naeem.february - 2012-05-19 09:24

    Haha s0o0o the arrogant blue bulls supporters went on over 14 - 16 last week? Haha shame,,,we won the verY same highlanderS(at full strength) 21 - 6,,,haha so wus boring n0ow,,,and let me reminD the blue bulls that this is the 3rd defeat,,,and stormerS only have 1:) haha l0o0o0sers! Waiting for the blue bull comments,,,GroeTe Van die kaaaap!!!! StormerS For Life!!!!

      Slang - 2012-05-19 13:54

      Naeem, don't be so harsh on the bulls lads ( and laddets), not only are they recoveing from a loss, they are recovering from a third loss, AND still have the whole Saterday ahead of them... shame. Oh and their most hated rival team have a new trophy in the display cabinet.... Yes it has taken a while, but they now need to think of a new catch line..... 11 years without a trophy is no longer applicable.... Oh did I mention that they have lost to the team that was in position 7? Other losses to teams currently occupying log positions 4 & 14. The latter being played at their beloved Beloftes..... But hey, they are number 1!

  • roland.mouers - 2012-05-19 09:25

    Die bulls het verloor.nou gaan die stormers wys hoe dit gedoen moet word.go stormers go

  • Priester - 2012-05-19 09:26

    Eishh dit is nie lekker nie. Sorry Bulls your discipline let you down thereby not only keeping the Highlanders in the game but gave them the advantage all the time. Sad to say, you were outplayed and somehow lacked the unity in the team which makes you such a great team. Blou Bul Groete!

      Priester - 2012-05-19 11:07

      Daspoort, dit gaan 'n moeilike game wees en kan enige kant toe gaan. Ek wil nie voorspellings maak nie maar stem saam, die Bulls was maar k#kerig vandag. Sterkte met jou span vanaand.

      Slang - 2012-05-19 14:18

      priester, bly om te sien jy het so biekie grond toe te gekom. mens kan amper van jou begin hou. Of was dit jou nou afvesige maatjies wat jou moed gee om grootbek te raak? Jy weet mos hulle sê "wild dogs hunt in a pack".

  • ckrohne1 - 2012-05-19 09:26

    It’s clear the Bulls only know 1 way of playing-kicking that is which sometimes look like kicking the ball away... If the kicking is not working like today they fall apart....

      Press - 2012-05-19 12:05

      @Dawiej - Every one from the cape so commin or is it just you . . . .

      Raymond - 2012-05-19 12:44

      Only some. In this case ckrohne and dawiej.

  • mollie.kruger - 2012-05-19 09:29

    Ag shame...

  • Jack - 2012-05-19 09:31

    WALALA!!! Bulls should have watched the Griquas loss last night - domkrag skop skop rugby doesn't win you games!!! Stormers Groete!!!

      David - 2012-05-19 09:40

      Its ok,were getting lots of bonus points,its gonna bite the stormers on the ass on the business end of the comp!

      schaun.vanzyl - 2012-05-19 09:59

      @jackblack ,,..... out the mouth of a stormer supporter that dont even have coffee cups at home. did u notice skop skop kept wp high and dry for 11years.... last night skop skop gave u 2 points to win the griqwas and u won a cup. when u had joel the kicking master, we won the world cup,...1995....but then again u only 1 of a million stormer supporter that can t think past chiefs and orlando pirates and the end result

  • Rohann - 2012-05-19 09:31

    I wanna say IN YOU'RE FACE to the 1 persent douche bag Bulls supporters. But to the other 99 persent, hard luck, you'll get them next time.

      Saffa - 2012-05-19 11:42

      Jy is so reg die 1% is @ssh0les jammer aan die ander 99%

      Slang - 2012-05-19 14:28

      Baie waar Rohann, net jammer daai 1% maak 99% van die lawaai. nie net groot praat oor hulle span nie, maar ander spanne en hulle ondersteuners heeltyd wil sleg sê en verkleineer.... Dis the dankie aan die vokale minderheid dat ek meer vreugde vind in 'n nederlaag vir die bulls as 'n wen vir die Stormers - want vir my is 'n wen nie alles nie, maar kwaliteit van menswees....

  • dangelo.fredericks - 2012-05-19 09:31

    Die bulle het verloor so....oh what the hell, Go Highlanders!!!

  • warren.j.ashton - 2012-05-19 09:31

    Het verdien om te verloor onnodige bal weg geskop

      Raymond - 2012-05-19 12:46

      Highlanders secret weapon ~ Morne Steyn

  • Paul Botha - 2012-05-19 09:31

    Jammer bulle,focus on next week now ! Hate this early morning games when we lose ruins my whole sat day ! Well played highlanders!

      Bill - 2012-05-19 09:47

      Yes well my weekend has just been made now its drinking time.highlanders my heroes

  • neels.swart.7 - 2012-05-19 09:32

    Sorry Blou Bulle

      Bill - 2012-05-19 10:02

      Sal eerder se nice bulls maak wee so

  • JouMa - 2012-05-19 09:33

    congratulations to the mighty bulls for the bonus point

      Jason - 2012-05-19 10:33

      hahahahahahahaha sorry dude, at least you see the glass as half full!!!! best of luck against the Chiefs next week!!! Stormers 4 life!

      Slang - 2012-05-19 14:31

      Ek like you sarkasme!!! Hulle het reeds 8 meer as die Stormers nodig (3 verloor teenoor 1) om gelyk te trek.... en dit nog voor 2 Junie....

  • Jean - 2012-05-19 09:36

    Lyk my die groot praat van die bull supporters die week was maar net groot praat. Sterkte vir jul volgende game!

      Koos - 2012-05-19 11:11

      We take it on the chin and move on.

      Jean - 2012-05-19 13:29

      Oh no you can't koos otherwise the bb supporters wouldn't be ranting about refs and such. Ya'll just proved that talk is cheap.

      Slang - 2012-05-19 14:38

      Koos, glo jy die snert wat jy kwyt raak? Julle val mense wat 'n ander siening as julle het met julle groot bekke persoonlik aan, en dan is julle maar bitter skaars om die "music" te "face"...... Mits julle gewen het, so die gemors hier gewees het en sou ons al 2000 posts gehad het..... Terloops, ek laaik Captain Magnificent se"I think we made to many mistakes...." MENSA hier kom ons.... Soos oom Homer althed sê: "duh".

  • Hans - 2012-05-19 09:37

    Please, never seen such bad losers such as Bull supporters. You should follow suite as the team you support and be humble as the players of the team you support. Highlanders deserved the win, Bulls had no game plan. How do you see that? The moment Morne kicks and up and under in their own half. This was most probably the best refereed match this season.

      Klark - 2012-05-19 10:06

      Well said Hans you are correct they were well beaten no plan B . A real student of the game not ap erson that lets the wind blow his tongue around with very little between the ears like some of the Bull supporters on here

      Raymond - 2012-05-19 12:48

      I enjoyed the ref. He was fair and gave ample warning to both sides on repeated infringements. Tried not to be the center of attention. Missed a few, but then who won't

      Slang - 2012-05-19 14:52

      Raven, your team's supporters are the worst - and the most commen.

  • Shelton - 2012-05-19 09:37

    Highlanders did not just break Bulls heart's but their ego's as well..Stormersssss!!!

  • shawn.esterhuizen - 2012-05-19 09:38

    The downfall has begun!

  • jonmac.lewis - 2012-05-19 09:39

    blou tokolos se bek is ook maar styf toe nou....of is hy nog besig om pienk melk te drink

  • dave.reyneke - 2012-05-19 09:42

    I feel that Hougie did not have a good game. His tacticak kickiing simply did not find gaps behind the defence and even his feed to Morne was not crisp. Jano got the line away a lot better imho. Our lineouts were dominant and we should have made a lot more with the posession (I think we stole about three of their put-ins) Zane and Akona tried hard...For once Bjorn did not poach the high balls as per normal..once again maybe due to ineffective kicking. Well played Highlanders. Bulls Greetings

  • Schalk - 2012-05-19 09:49

    And the Wonderful Steyn costed the Bulls the game by missing 3 kicks (again) - (this in a week where they tried showing how great he was with his stats) and his MISSED TACKLE was the reason for the Highlanders try that eventually wont it for them... Thank you Steyn, Stormer Groete

  • JouMa - 2012-05-19 09:51

    couple issues if you play like that against a team that has no lineout , backline or plan then you have serious problems if your very boring kick and chase game plan doesn't work will they go back to proper bulls rugby of old vs a rugby team the chiefs?? sadie is a fish out of water doesn't offer anything on attack or defence spies is dead wood as a ball carrier play him flank and get a ball carrier at 8 to get over adv line another yellow for greyling 3 this season discipline tackle bags and different tactics next week

      frans.visserdsb - 2012-05-20 05:02

      i think Sadie was much better than Wynand....

  • schaun.vanzyl - 2012-05-19 09:54

    consistancy of rules , i m begging u, well the bulls got wipped and yeah did nt play great but why i m asking u why do they wanna play rugby in the last 10min. congrats stormers on ur cup last night, pls add some wimpy mugs in there so that the trophee dont feel so alone,lol, well good well deserved win stormpies. good luck later, as i will screaming my lungs out for stormers, bulls got robbed, but lost, but hope we can get revenge and the stormers slamm tahs 50-0

  • RetiefC - 2012-05-19 09:58

    Haai Isak, welkom terug ou maat. Dis jammer Die Bulle het verloor. Ons sal nou maar net die res moet wen. Ek dink Ian Smith was bietjie eenoogig, maar so is ek ook mos! Sterkte met die Stormers game. Gaan boelie daai Waratahs! Blou Bul groete!

  • Crapdetector - 2012-05-19 09:59

    Ha Ha Moffolos. Shame... Toe maak die pink poefters dit nie. Was seker die ref of die pink truie of julle beserings of die fatigue of global warming of die oorlog in Afghanistan of voedselvergiftiging of jou skoonma se skuld. Tough luck. Ps. Los eerder vandag die goedkoop brannas.

  • Sean - 2012-05-19 09:59

    SHaaaaaame! WP win a cup, then the pink balletjies lose to highlanders. A lot of unhappy blue balls supporters this morning :) STORMERS! Conf leaders after this evening :)

  • Razz - 2012-05-19 10:04

    @leonard.lightman. There was nothing wrong with the referee. Please stop moan and criticize the refs when the results go against you. The bulls have themselves to blame, had most ball possession and kick good ball possession away. They even dominated the line outs. The Highlands was more clinical in the set pieces and their backline distribution was outstanding. They played tipical NZ rugby.

      Klark - 2012-05-19 10:08

      Dead right Razz the highlanders killed the bulls in the front row.

      Bill - 2012-05-19 10:15

      Pay back time just as they robbed the brumbies with that forward pass a game the bulls never ever should have won so please please bull do it again that's what's making my weekend

  • Charl - 2012-05-19 10:10

    Hahahahahaha the pink cows lost!!!!! Hahahahahahaha. First time I saw the idiots play in pink, looks so stupid

      Raymond - 2012-05-19 12:53

      Jy is lelik Stormers groete

  • Pierre - 2012-05-19 10:19

    I have always been one to support all south african Super Rugby teams when hey play against any overseas oposition. BUT reading all the comments by the majority of the extremely arrogant Bulls supporters on this and other forums I have change my mind and will support ANYONE except the Bulls. So as sad as I{ am to say it I am extremely glad they lost today. You bunch of arrogant bulls tappits just don't get it!!!

      Priester - 2012-05-19 10:46

      Pierre I dare to say you are one of the biggest tappits you moron. Complaining about the Bulls supporters, there are just as many arrogant papsak supporters on this forum. Grow some balls and do some introspection. Good luck to the papsakke tonight, make SA proud! Blou Bul Groete!

  • corrie.bresler - 2012-05-19 10:25

    So die Highlanders se 'muti' het gewerk. Die teefhond wat rustyd op die veld ge-urineer het.

  • Christiaan - 2012-05-19 10:27

    "Maak al die Bulle Bokke"!!!!LMFGA!!!

  • Phillip - 2012-05-19 10:44

    Ai, tog. It's hard enough to play this game, but when it's 14 against 16, there's no hope. Well done, Mr Ref - please collect two sets of match fees...

      Bill - 2012-05-19 10:56

      Pay back time just as they robbed the brumbies with that forward pass a game the bulls never ever should have won so please please bull do it again that's what's making my weekend and stop crying

      Niel - 2012-05-19 11:00

      Funny how u bulls never complain when u benefit from a ref decision

      jack.oosthuysen - 2012-05-19 11:04

      The ref was a puppet controlled by the animated assistant refs. Having said that, The Bulls are way beyond par due to a few wrong team selections and their kicking game.

  • Richard - 2012-05-19 10:57

    Steyn lost the game for bulls and captain pink should retire from rugby. He seriously is one dimensional.

  • thyronrambo.dennis - 2012-05-19 11:04

    Welldone to da highlanders they deserved to win the game, pink bulls make way at the top of the SA conference for the Stormers because we taking back our number 1 spot !!!

  • tshianeoisaac - 2012-05-19 11:04

    Ek is jammer van bulletjies

  • Pierre - 2012-05-19 11:11

    Priester you can lick my hairy balls. I grew up in Pretoria as a Western Province supporter going to countless matches at your crappy stadium and putting up with a bunch off mustached, brandy and coke drinking, wife beating tappit idiots. I grew up and got over it. years later I went to the Soweto final after not being in Gautengs for 10 years hopping that the Bulls supporters have also grown up only to find that you are the same bunch of idiots you have always been. I mean seriously who hangs a set of plastic bull testicles under their bakkie??? Seriously You lot are the worst bunch of bad losers and poor sportsmen and that's just the supporters

      Priester - 2012-05-19 12:09

      What ever Pierre. That is your opinion. (PS. I live in Mosselbay and will never support the papsakke against any SA team but will support them against foreigners.) Jy bly maar 'n harige knater tappit Blou Bul Groete!

      Slang - 2012-05-19 15:43

      Raven, I see you are not interested.... you even came back!

  • Ruan - 2012-05-19 11:13

    Rebels kon gewen het. Waratahs moes gewen het. Highlanders het gewen. Moet asb nie dink julle het sover meer as een game verdien nie. Luck hou net so paar games. Nie 9 games nie.

      Bill - 2012-05-19 13:09

      Jy het vergeet die brumbies was ook gerob met daai helse aanslaan n game wat bulle nooit moes gewen het die goed ry op luck

      Christo - 2012-05-19 13:24

      Jy is 'n turf toon dit is hoekom jy sulke rubbish kwyt raak!! Ongeletterd en weet niks van rugby af.

  • goofree - 2012-05-19 11:17

    Bull lost because there was no plan B the kicking was senseless it was giving the highlanders the ball back the Bulls looked good when they held the ball and ran hard at the defence they gained a lot of territory they beat themselves Morne has too lay off the kickiing and run with it.

  • Rich - 2012-05-19 11:21

    Bunch of Marshmallows. Surely this revolting pink strip is raising money for breast cancer.

      BlouTokolos - 2012-05-19 17:15

      Where were you last week when your team got their #sses handed to him you IDIOT!!!

  • tony.kirby1 - 2012-05-19 11:31

    Staal, dis soos daai Leon Schucter song van jare terug oor die all black. Die ref was een oogend. Some of those Missed penaltyies by the ref happened right in front of the un assisting ref official. typical NZ refering

  • Chris - 2012-05-19 11:31

    @Japjappie: Watter taal praat jy nou eintlik..."korrubt"; "voute"; "ni"; ens. Ek dink jou ouers moet eerder 'woedend' wees dat hul hul swaar verdiende geld so op jou gemors het toe hul skoolgelde vir jou moes betaal.

  • Pierre - 2012-05-19 11:37

    Raven, Whoi the hell said I supported the Bulls?? What I said was that I used to try and support all South african Super Rugby teams against international teams as hard as it was to bring myself to support the Bulls. Unfortunately reading the bulls supporters comments over time you lot make it impossible. I have been and will be a WP/Stormers my whole life. I went to school in Pretoria so have many friends who are bulls supporters and yes there are some bulls supporters with a bit of sense, decency, concept of what good sportsmaship is.... just very very very few.

      Slang - 2012-05-19 15:26

      Raven, I see you are not interested.... you even came back!

  • mthunzi.phakathi - 2012-05-19 11:47

    Why oh why do coaches do dis? When the bulls run the ball they r probably second to none ito steamrolling a team. IMHO bulls must play the ball nd the situation, blitzkrieg days r gone. And if u drop points my team is lurking js behind Sharks for the cup

      tony.kirby1 - 2012-05-19 12:27

      Coffee cup or tea cup :)

      frans.visserdsb - 2012-05-20 05:11

      good comment Mthunzi.

  • mthunzi.phakathi - 2012-05-19 11:48

    Why oh why do coaches do dis? When the bulls run the ball they r probably second to none ito steamrolling a team. IMHO bulls must play the ball nd the situation, blitzkrieg days r gone. And if u drop points my team is lurking js behind Sharks for the cup

  • Danie - 2012-05-19 11:55

    Dankie aan die ondersteuners wat kommentaar lewer oor die wedstryd, dis altyd lekker om objektiewe kommentaar te lees. Nie 'n goeie game nie Bulle ek hoop dit gaan beter volgende naweek. Aan my mede Stormers ondersteuners, bly nederig die seisoen is nog lank nie verby nie en het julle niks geleer uit die verlede nie. Sterkte aan my span vandag, ek hoop julle speel 'n beter game as laasweek.

  • Darrell - 2012-05-19 12:06

    I didn't think the ref had such a bad game. Calls went both ways, some felt a bit harsh but then got away with others. I'm getting worried about the interpretation at scrum time, the bulls have this season have received a reputation as infringing at scrum time and now 50-50 calls are going against us. I just wish the bulls could play 80 minutes of rugby like the way they play the last 10 minutes. I don't know why they have to wait till their backs are against the wall and its so or die before they start running the ball. Really need to step up. I was excited by Sadie coming to the bulls this season but what I have seen so far has not been impressive. JJ when he has played has been much more potent on attack and defense. I guess it was just one close game too many bulls, just have to regroup and go after the chiefs next week. Good luck to the Stormers and Sharks tonight, lets keep at least 3 SA teams in the play-off positions come the end of the season.

      Bill - 2012-05-19 12:39

      Pay back time just as they robbed the brumbies with that forward pass a game the bulls never ever should have won so please please bull do it again that's what's making my weekend

      Darrell - 2012-05-19 12:42

      I didn't say the ref was to blame, like i said i didnt think he had a bad game. I agree that the bulls didnt take their chances

      Raymond - 2012-05-19 13:04

      @Bill ~ Please, please f@ck off. You keep saying the same vitriolic crap over and over again. We got the message that you a wanker the first time. No need to keep confirming it. We know. Stormers Greetings

  • Melt - 2012-05-19 12:07

    Kom ons begin deur die WP geluk te wens met die Vodacom beker veilig in die kas...ja op Nuweland. Ten tweede is ek n WP en Stormers ondersteuner maar dit is nie lekker vir my as n SA span teen n oorse span verloor nie, daarom se ek aan die Bulls, jammer, staan op en gaan wen daardie laaste wedstryd op toer. Ek is seker dat 80% van die Stormers onderst op die Blog nie wou he dat die Bulls moet verloor nie, maar het darem nou rede om "sommige" Bulls ondersteuners vir n rukkie terug te spot kom ons geniet dit terwyl ons kan, maar bly SA spanne ondersteun wanneer dit saak maak. Gte

  • Craven - 2012-05-19 12:20

    My dad (bulls) is not speaking to anyone this morning exept to say \bloody highlanders hoodoo team\. My mom(Stormers) is ripping him off ( she has already started drinking wine).She said to my dad \Spies has microcardia and testicular atrophy\ If the Stormers win she will probably pass out again.My dad would like Oom Tokolos they say the same things.

      BlouTokolos - 2012-05-19 17:21

      What can Tokolos say Craven.... You dad learnt from the BEST in the business... hehehehehe!

      Craven - 2012-05-20 11:03

      Dankie Oom, ek moet se my pa is n baie beter mens as my ma( stormer ondersteuner) sy gedra vir haar so bietjie commin met daardie vriende van haar. Se vir my Oom Is al die Stormers supporters so? Oom weet baie van rugby af, dankie vir al die wys woorde.