As it happened: Stormers v Bulls

2013-07-13 18:40

Live scoring and interactive commentary from the Stormers v Bulls Super Rugby clash.


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21:13 - QUOTES

"The Stormers were more committed and showed more intensity," said Nick Mallett.

"We must remember it's all done now for the Stormers. The Bulls are still in but they need to settle down and sort their scrum out," said Naas Botha.


Stormers hooker Deon Fourie was named Man of the Match.

21:08 - TWEET

Stormers players played out of their skins. Thoroughly deserved the victory. Great performance by them - Brenden Nel

21:03 - PICTURE

Jean de Villiers will be wondering where this performance was from his side earlier in the season. (Gallo Images)

21:00 - FULL-TIME: Stormers 30-13. A well-deserved win for the Cape side who outplayed the Bulls in all departments. Click HERE for a full match report.

21:00 - A fitting end for Bryan Habana as he wins a penalty for his side to end the Bulls' misery...

20:57 - One last attacking chance for the Bulls inside the Stormers 22m area...


Gerbrandt Grobler on at lock for Eben Etzebeth. Stormers 30-13 Bulls after 77 minutes.

20:54 - TWEETS

The Elton Jantjies loan/purchase/money drainer has without doubt played its part in a poor season for the Stormers. #obligedtoplayhim - Front Row Grunt

20:53  - The TMO rules that Habana knocked the ball on. Scrum to the Bulls on their own line. Stormers 30-13 Bulls with six minutes remaining.

20:51 - The Stormers steal possession and launch a counter attack with Juan de Jongh kicking up field. Habana chases and dives for the ball which spills lose. Aplon scores, but is it a knock on? The TMO will decide...


Elton Jantjies now on for Gary van Aswegen at flyhalf. Van Aswegen had a cracking game and gets a huge cheer from the Newlands faithful.

20:47 - But the Bulls lose possession following an attacking lineout drive...

20:49 - TWEET

Bliksem,Bezuidenhout gets a yellow!this will be a character test for the hometeam,Gosh have they turned up tonight!Bloubulsteaks amper gaar! - Breyton Paulse

20:46 - YELLOW CARD for reserve Stormers hooker Martin Bezuidenhout. Stormers were on a team warning.


Stormers' Don Armand on at flank for Rynhardt Elstadt.

20:44 - After a concerted period of attack on the Stormers line, the Bulls lose it into touch. Stormers 30-13 Bulls after 66 minutes.


Both No 9s off. Rudy Page on for Jano Vermaak and Nic Groom on for Louis Schreuder. Damian de Allende also on at wing for Gerhard van den Heever.

20:37 - The Bulls get a penalty inside the Stormers 22 after Bjorn Basson makes a brilliant run. They opt for a lineout.

20:36 - TWEET

Mexican wave going off its tits at Newlands ... Only one team in it ... Amazing scenes ... GvA hugely impressive - Front Row Grunt


Jurgen Visser has replaced Morne Steyn for the Bulls.

20:34 - TWEET

Almost everyone in the side handled the ball in the build-up & what a clever finish by De Villiers from close-range. Van Aswegen converts! - THE STORMERS

20:31 - The Stormers get a penalty on halfway after Odwa Ndungane fails to catch a high ball. The home side all over a rattled looking Bulls now... They kick for touch to set up a lineout, but the Bulls steal it and surge up field...

20:30 - TWEET

Gary van Aswegen the attacking spark the Stormers needed this season... - Herman Mostert

20:29 - CONVERSION by Van Aswegen. Stormers 30-13 Bulls after 56 minutes.

20:27 - TRY! Jean de Villiers barges over after a concerted period of attack from the Stormers.

20:25 - But the Stormers keep piling on the pressure...

20:24 - Stormers attacking inside the Bulls 22 but the move is halted when De Villiers throws a poor forward pass!

20:21 - TWITTER

Bulls need the play off practice. At least we know they won't be taking anything for granted - vodacomrugga

20:19 - Jean de Villiers now back on after 10 minutes in the sin-bin.

20:18 - After a few tough scrums the Bulls finally get a penalty in that department which brings relief inside their own 22.


Morné Mellet on for lock Flip van der Merwe.

20:14 - Attacking lineout for the Stormers close to the Bulls 22m area... but De Kock Steenkamp knocks it on.

20:11 - The second half is underway as the Stormers kick off...

20:05 - TWEET

My most valuable players so far!Deon Fourie,Gary v Aswegen and from Bulls Morne Steyn and Jacques "Kamakazi"Potgieter! - Breyton Paulse

Tough game so far - 2nd half should be a cracker! Lets gets behind the @BlueBullsRugby for the next 40 mins! - Pierre Spies


Dear @SuperSportTV sort your log out. Father-in-law and I just had a huge falling out thanx to your incorrect log displayed mid game - Michiel Basson

20:02 - PICTURE

Bryan Habana on his way to the tryline. (Gallo Images)

20:00 - TWEET

Bulls can't scrum. Big issue - Front Row Grunt

19:59 - PENALTY converted by Steyn and it's HALF-TIME: Stormers 23-13 Bulls.

19:57 - YELLOW CARD for De Villiers for a late tackle with no arms. The Bulls set up a lineout five metres out. They receive a penalty and Steyn lines up...

19:55 - Another good tactical kick form Steyn puts the Bulls five metres from Stormers line... but play goes back after it emerged that Jean de Villiers put in a late tackle.

19:51 - Stormers win a scrum penalty. Van Aswegen lines up in the middle of the park... and CONVERTS. Stormers 23-10 Bulls after 37 minutes.

19:49 - A brilliant break from skipper Jean de Villiers almost sees him score, but a late ankle tap from Jacques Potgieter saves the Bulls!

19:48 - TWEET

Morne Steyns kicking game is to be admired,welldone son! - Breyton Paulse

19:47 - A brilliant "banana" kick from Steyn puts the Bulls inside the Stormers 22m area with eight minutes left before half-time, but moments later the Stormers relieve the pressure when Fourie wins another penalty on the ground.

19:44 - TWEET

Deon Fourie you biscuit,winning the breakdown battle at the moment! - Breyton Paulse

19:43 - PENALTY converted by Van Aswegen. Stormers 20-10 after 28 minutes.

19:41 - Stormers win a penalty and Van Aswegen will line up again from in front...

19:40 - The Bulls launch an attack inside the Stormers half but Deon Fourie wins a penalty for the home side as the crowds erupts...

19:38 - PENALTY converted by Van Aswegen. Stormers 17-10 Bulls after 24 minutes.

19:38 - Penalty chance for the Stormers after JJ Engelbrecht is penalised at a ruck. Van Aswegen lines up...


The Bulls are holding their breath for Spies' injury. If he comes back before the playoffs they might not see the final this year - @Coachdivvy

19:35 - CONVERSION by Steyn. Stormers 14-10 Bulls after 21 minutes.

19:34 - TRY to the Bulls as fullback Zane Kirchner barges over.

19:34 - No try given, but the Bulls will have an attacking scrum.

19:31 - Dean Greyling barges for the line. Referee Craig Joubert goes up to the TMO for advice...

19:30 - But the Bulls his straight back and get a penalty. They decide to kick for touch to set up a lineout five metres out.

19:29 - CONVERSION by Van Aswegen. Stormers 14-3 Bulls after 17 minutes.

19:27 - TRY to the Stormers by Bryan Habana. A brilliant break from the Springbok after he takes an angled pass and runs through the Bulls midfield to dot down next to the posts.

19:25 - PENALTY converted by Steyn. Stormers 7-3 Bulls after 13 minutes.

19:24 - The Bulls hit back and win a penalty after the Stormers collapse a maul. Morne Steyn will line up a penalty...

19:23 - CONVERSION by Gary van Aswegen. Stormers 7-0 Bulls after 12 minutes.

19:22 - TRY! Eben Etzebeth goes over in the corner after a dominant driving maul from the home side.

19:21 - Stormers attacking close to the Bulls line and receive a penalty in the corner. They opt for the lineout five metres out.

19:17  -TWEETS

#Stormers dominating the territory and possession stats in the opening minutes - EWN Sport

Seriously good vibe at Newlands ... - Front Row Grunt

19:15 - Strong first scrum by the Stormers as they put pressure onto the Bulls inside the visitors' half...

19:12 - The game is played at an incredible tempo!

19:11 - The Bulls straight on the attack after the Stormers fail to take the kick-off. Morne Steyn misses an early drop attempt...

19:10 - And we're underway as Morne Steyn kicks off for the Bulls...

19:10 - And a very warm welcome for the home side.

19:09 - The Bulls, wearing pink, appear on the field...

19:07 - PICTURE

Stormers fan Anton du Preez (Photo provided)

19:07  - QUOTE

"It's a Test match atmosphere here at Newlands," says SuperSort commentator Owen Nkumane.

19:05 - Five minutes from kick-off at Newlands. It rained earlier in the day but has since cleared up.

19:14 - PICTURE

Great vibe at Newlands ahead of the North/South derby between the Stormers and the Bulls. Sellout crowd - EWN Sport


The Stormers to upset the Bulls? The Bulls to roll into Newlands and walk away winners? Send your predictions to and we'll publish them below!

18:40 - TEAMS:

15. Gio Aplon, 14. Gerhard van den Heever, 13. Juan de Jongh, 12. Jean de Villiers (captain), 11. Bryan Habana, 10. Gary van Aswegen, 9. Louis Schreuder, 8. Nizaam Carr, 7. Rynhardt Elstadt, 6. Deon Fourie, 5. De Kock Steenkamp, 4. Eben Etzebeth, 3. Brok Harris, 2. Scarra Ntubeni, 1. Steven Kitshoff

Substitutes: 16. Martin Bezuidenhout, 17. Pat Cilliers, 18. Gerbrandt Grobler, 19. Don Armand, 20. Nic Groom, 21. Elton Jantjies, 22. Damian de Allende

15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Dewald Potgieter (captain), 7 Jacques Potgieter, 6 Deon Stegmann, 5 Grant Hattingh, 4 Flip van der Merwe, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1 Dean Greyling

Substitutes: 16 Callie Visagie, 17 Frik Kirsten, 18 Morné Mellet, 19 Jacques du Plessis, 20 Jono Ross, 21 Rudy Paige, 22 Jürgen Visser

18:40 - Thirty minutes from kick-off in the match between the Stormers and Bulls from Newlands in Cape Town

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