Stormers clinch epic victory

2011-05-20 11:25

Garrin Lambley

Cape Town - An injury-hit Stormers team have beaten the Blues in a rain-soaked Super Rugby match in Auckland on Friday.

The Stormers won 28-26 after trailling 19-3 at half-time.

The Stormers scored tries by centres Juan de Jongh and Johann Sadie and flank Schalk Burger. Flyhalf Lionel Cronje kicked a penalty and replacement Dewaldt Duvenage was successful with two conversions and two penalties.

The Blues replied with tries by scrumhalf Alby Mathewson and fullback Lachie Munro. Centre Luke McAlister was on target with both conversions as well as four penalties.

The Stormers picked up four points for their victory and extended their lead atop the South African Conference and stayed third in the overall standings.

The Blues left with a point for losing by seven or fewer points, and remained first and second in the New Zealand Conference and overall log respectively.

In next weekend's Round 15 action, the Blues have a bye while the Stormers travel to Canberra to face the Brumbies.



15 Lachie Munro, 14 Joe Rokocoko, 13 Jared Payne, 12 Luke McAlister, 11 Sherwin Stowers, 10 Stephen Brett, 9 Alby Mathewson, 8 Peter Saili, 7 Luke Braid, 6 Jerome Kaino, 5 Ali Williams, 4 Anthony Boric, 3 John Afoa, 2 Keven Mealamu (captain), 1 Tom McCartney

Substitutes: 16 Pauliasi Manu, 17 Tevita Mailau, 18 Chris Lowrey, 19 Sean Polwart, 20 Chris Smylie, 21 Winston Stanley, 22 Rene Ranger

15 Conrad Jantjes, 14 Gio Aplon, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Juan de Jongh, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Lionel Cronje, 9 Ricky Januarie, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Francois Louw, 6 Schalk Burger (captain), 5 Andries Bekker, 4 Rynhardt Elstadt, 3 CJ van der Linde, 2 Deon Fourie, 1 Wicus Blaauw

Substitutes: 16 Tiaan Liebenberg, 17 Brok Harris, 18 Steven Kitshoff, 19 Anton van Zyl, 20 Dewaldt Duvenage, 21 Danie Poolman, 22 Nick Koster


  • Scotty_za - 2011-05-20 11:28

    Well Done Stormers. Great second half. Mr Fleck was right :) From a Sharks Supporter.

      Andrew - 2011-05-20 11:33

      A reversal of last week-end!!!

      Mojojo - 2011-05-20 11:54

      And good luck to your Boys tomorrow Scotty_za Should be another good game, but I don't think it will be as close as this one. Sharks by 10.

      richard.vonschumann - 2011-05-20 12:40

      I am just proud off the boys. They showed real character beating the top team in New Zealand. Well done. Can't wait to watch the Bulls and Sharks tomorrow. Going to be a bruising affair!! Go Bulls!

      Kevin - 2011-05-20 18:10

      Its been a good week for the residents of Capetown.

  • Hanjo - 2011-05-20 11:28

    at work, couldn't watch it, but followed live scoring... snatching the win at the end...after being 19-3 down half time...truly a brilliant comeback win...

      dante - 2011-05-20 11:52

      I watched it.wins doesnt come sweeter than that.almost had a heart attack when January tried to kick the ball dead after the hooter went and it bounced ingoal.Funny to see all the stormers chasing back incase it bounced back though.

      BardofAvon - 2011-05-20 18:41

      Yes, Hanjo, a very bullsian win!

  • WeZo - 2011-05-20 11:28

    We love SUPER RUGBY!!!!!!!!!!

      GHT - 2011-05-20 11:35

      We love super rugby against foreign teams. Still to much derbies for my liking... What a game

      StaalBurgher - 2011-05-20 11:48

      @GHT, you are so right! Too many derbies.

      Shik - 2011-05-20 12:14

      Great Game! Even as a Sharks supporter, I really enjoyed that amazing comeback and what a finish! Hope tomorrow will live up to such a spectacle. Well done Stormers!

      sakkie - 2011-05-20 12:27

      Damn right....guys showed some muscle today, hope my boy's deliver the same show tomorrow against the Sharks ! hopefully without the rain....Viva Super 15 !!

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  • GHT - 2011-05-20 11:28

    Stormers you beauty! I only watched glimpses of the last 10 minutes (at work), but wow you surprised me. I have to say I had my doudt, but still backed you on superbru for a 3 point win!

      Zet007 - 2011-05-20 13:25

      lol me too, only 3 points...

  • Marx - 2011-05-20 11:29

    Well done Stormertjies, well done. Sadie just highlighted the fact of just how overrated poor old Divie is. Good win !! Congrats !!

      Howzitekse - 2011-05-20 11:34

      Sadie plays outside, Divie inside. Did you even notice that Divie did not play?

      gooinat - 2011-05-20 11:37

      Now I will back your team for tomorrow but I would still prefer a draw,good luck!!!!!

      watalife - 2011-05-20 11:41

      Thanks Marx, what a great team effort.

      Marx - 2011-05-20 11:45

      Sorry, I forgot Grant's name.....oh, and de Jongh's try had 2 passes that went forward, by the way.......hehe - 2011-05-20 12:05

      LOL , Marx , the bulls got to the final last year from a foward pass to Hougaard.

      Ryan - 2011-05-20 12:18

      Yeah and the crusaders beat the stomers with a few forward passes. Sometimes they go for you and some time against.

      sakkie - 2011-05-20 12:31

      Ja ne....these forward passes ! lets not linger......I am sure we will see more in the tank tomorrow !

      Marx - 2011-05-20 13:06

      Just pulling your leg guys lol.

      Marx - 2011-05-20 14:18

      VallemMJ wat ook al.....foward pass to get in the final?? Dream're probably reffering to the game against the SADERS, which we all know came from a Saders hand, but you and yout mates that's in denial 24/7, wouldn't know better. Still Cup-less ????? Shame....

      Vincent - 2011-05-20 21:54

      @Marx. You should really try to hide your incompetence. You quick to complain about forward pass for 1 of our tries, but are quiet when the bulls get the calls. What about all the off-sides, entering the side did the blues and chiefs do without punishment. Not to mention the penality try and yellow card against the chiefs that changed the game. And you want to harp on a border-line forward pass? lol

      Jean - 2011-05-22 12:32

      dont speak about Jean dude he is a legend unlike you who is a fool

  • sweis1986 - 2011-05-20 11:29

    Kan nie n game chase nie se gat! Well done Stormers! You make us proud! What a comeback

  • Ed Bundy - 2011-05-20 11:30

    Well done Stormers - keeping home SF hopes alive! I could only listen on the radio but it certainly turned around half-time! Now for some Lions, Cheetahs and Bulls victories and my weekend will be superb!

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  • Lennox - 2011-05-20 11:31

    There is no burger like a Schalk Burger!!!!!

  • Hannes - 2011-05-20 11:31

    STORM VOORT!!! Well done Sadie and De Jongh, keep playing like this and Jean and Jacque would have to fight for their positions again! lol not really, but you guys were brilliant, well done

  • braam.basson - 2011-05-20 11:32

    Awesome Boys!! CHARACTER!!

  • Hansie - 2011-05-20 11:32

    This is a huge surprise!!!! Guts, guts, guts. Well done Stormers. I've got tears in my eyes. YOU MAKE ME PROUD!!!!!!!! Good luck to all the other SA teams.

  • lime - 2011-05-20 11:32

    Stormers just too good...well done boy'tjies. ByTheWay: Sharkies can never beat the Blou-gat Kalfies with more than 20 points, so Stormers still on top of log.

  • sparkster - 2011-05-20 11:32

    Well done Youngster!! Those so called young centers kicked butt.Maybe the Bulls idiots could learn something from how the game should be played.

  • The_Fox - 2011-05-20 11:33

    Well done Stormers!! No BMT??!! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

      BardofAvon - 2011-05-20 18:45

      Not hahahahah, Fox ... BMT comes when you are playing a game you can't afford to lose. Today the Stormers were rank underdogs in a mid-season game they could well have afforded to lose. Not to take away from their great play though. But your reference to BMT is irrelevant, boet.

      Andrew Griffiths - 2011-05-20 23:10

      The Bard is spot on. BMT is discovered at the end of the competition.

  • watalife - 2011-05-20 11:33

    And so the Mighty Stormers march on. Its so lekker to see the so called Pink Poofters taking control with such a young side to beat a top ranked team. BMT this BMT that they the Mighty Stormers have what it takes to beat any side and thats that. bulls...suck

      watalife - 2011-05-20 11:43

      Its called SUURGAT, Now i just wonder what they will say when the get klapped tomorrow?

      Marius Swart - 2011-05-20 12:24

      @Gooinat & Watalife.Raak rustig julle manne.Ek het nie game gesien nie maar is bly vir julle part want almal wil sien dat ons spanne goed doen al dink julle twee nie so nie.Ten minste kan julle nou jul naweek geniet en ons moet nog tot more 19h00 wag.

      gooinat - 2011-05-20 12:35

      Dankie Marius,sterkte vir moreaand,ek het nie bedoel al Bulls ondersteuners nie,groete!!!!!!!

      watalife - 2011-05-20 12:41

      @Marius Swart thank you.To be honest I dont like the bulls at all but having said that I dont think the sharks will win the bulls are a better side dor NOW.

  • MBSS (Meeste bulls supporters Suck) - 2011-05-20 11:33

    Marcell? Al die ander Retard Nulle supporters??? Se dit maar, die STORMERS is die beste!!! Well done boys!!!

      CliffBradley - 2011-05-20 11:47

      Like I said hing in their caves & under bridges - TROLLS

  • Oukoos - 2011-05-20 11:33

    Ja, nou sal hul bekke stil wees. En die beste van alles, nou kan die Sharks maar Saterdag wen - go Sharks, go

      Kleinboet - 2011-05-20 11:52

      Oukoos, ek het al gister geskryf dat ek liewer verloor as om op 'n Bulls wen te hoop om in die tel te bly. Ook gesê rugby is 'n spel vir jongmanne, en dit is 'n lekker wedstryd om te wen. Ons het alles teen ons gehad en gewen. Dit is sogenaamde BMT - Groot Wedstryd Temperament. Ons het soms sleg gespeel en gewen. Dit wys deursettingsvermoë en karakter. Vergeet van die ander spanne. Solank ons wen, kom die beker Kaap toe; al moet ons hon oorsee gaan haal!

  • Tongie - 2011-05-20 11:33

    unbelivable, absolutely unbelievable. its like kissing your own sister... what a ripper performance from the Stormers. de Jongh, Burger and Liebenberg what a stella demonstration of committment. BULLS could learn how to win games away from home from this team (forgetting last weekend performance)

      Delano - 2011-05-20 11:51

      @Tongie - Stomers can learn how to win Super Cup from bulls

      watalife - 2011-05-20 12:04

      @Delano, tomorrow the stats will read: Bulls no CC 2010...No VC 2011 and no S15 cup 2011.bulls...suck

      otherfellow - 2011-05-20 15:34

      @Delano Suurgat. Klim terug in jou hok!

  • Romy - 2011-05-20 11:34

    Damn ma dies lekka - stormers djou lekka ding!

  • rugby_guru - 2011-05-20 11:35

    Good game, right down to the final minute :D

  • Euchar - 2011-05-20 11:35

    Very impressive comeback from the boys,they showed a lot of character and heart.No problem with our depth this year.Much better decision making by Schalla this week.

  • Met Uysh! - 2011-05-20 11:36

    Well done Stormers!! Chasing the game for a change and clinching it with a try from Kaptein Yster!!! Down to 14 men at one stage!! Boy, the come back of the year!!!

      boyd.lance - 2011-05-20 12:03

      There's no burger like a Schalk Burger! Hehehe...that was a great banner at the stadium :)

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-20 12:07

      @Uysh - I told you yesterday I picked the Stormers on Superbru by 2 :) You called me BRAVE :) I am now not only brave, but a few points richer as well :) Let's hope my other 2 wildcard picks come in.

      Met Uysh! - 2011-05-20 12:31

      Great work Saffa! Your bravery rubbed off on the youngsters my dear! I should never have doubted my team! You, on the other hand, are their lucky charm, I must say! I think you have called every game of them right so far?

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-20 12:48

      @Uysh - nah :( had our result against the Saders and Chiefs wrong :) The rest have all been spot on! I must say my record with the Lions and Bulls predictions has been 100% so far. So I'm hoping my tipping of the Bulls tomm against the Sharks also comes good :)

  • David - 2011-05-20 11:37

    GREAT Performance Stormers...Sport remains Un-Predictable!!

  • Lean - 2011-05-20 11:37

    What a comeback. Go Stormers!!

  • Nicola - 2011-05-20 11:37

    Schalk en Duifie julle dorings !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-20 11:37

    I have never felt PROUDER. Cometh the hour, cometh the youngsters hey chaps? I say again, the young blood we have in this union is incredible. Once the kids took control of the game - all systems go. Now Bulls fans, let me tell you chaps again: Listen to US (who know the youngsters in our union a LOT better than you chaps) when we tell you a player is either a) GOOD b) DAMN GOOD c) UNBELIEVABLY GOOD. And note to other unions: as I said yesterday, this supposed 2nd choice centre combo of ours, is still way better that anything you chaps have running out for you. Jammer. And now to celebrate an inspirational victory with some good Cape wine.......Cheers my boys, Cheers to the Democratic Alliance! Die Kaap is Hollands - party time :)

      bullincapeto - 2011-05-20 11:43

      Well done, superb, brilliant!!!, but take your hat off to the forwards, this battle was always going to be won up front, especially in the inclement weather.Watch my Bulls tear those Sharks apart tomorrow.

      CliffBradley - 2011-05-20 11:47

      Turning into a good week DA & STORMERS

      bona - 2011-05-20 11:50

      what a game, for the perfect weekend now,if the sharks can smash the boys from pta, with their white shoes, highlight hair and buckle belts, and of course"ek werk vir my pa"

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-20 11:58

      I must also admit, that Schalk had a great game, as player and captain......even though I have been whinging about his captaincy for a while now. Credit to the Burger - I declare you free my man.

      Met Uysh! - 2011-05-20 12:04

      Saffa Cat, you said it!!! You are the Stormers lucky charm my lady!! Awesome!!

      Hannes - 2011-05-20 12:05

      d) Johann Sadie

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-20 12:08

      @Uysh - I had them to win by 2 as well :) E-Spot-on.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-20 12:25

      @Hannes - We told the Bulls tossers Johan Sadie was a future Bok when he was announced on the bench for the Lions game - then we told the same idiots AGAIN when he got a start against the Crusaders....but NO< they do not listen. I also told them that young Kitshoff is going to be Bok prop - pre season already, but NOOOOOOO - they decided to rather tease the young man about his hair colour. Well, guess who is laughing now :) Every cent the WPRFU spent paying young Kitshoff a salary while he was still in school was worth it. The Bulls fans just don't listen when we tell them about our youngsters - but today they saw it with their own eyes...same way they saw with Elstadt. They should be doodstil for a while now - heaven.

      Maarten - 2011-05-20 12:28

      Well done Stormers! From an ardent Bull supporter. I love watching any SA team win. Especially great when the youngsters do so well! You guys are allowed to brag a little. (Saffacat, Cliff, gooinat and the REAL rugby supporters down there) Young Mr. Sadie is future Bok material!!

      Met Uysh! - 2011-05-20 12:35

      @Saffa, the first I saw of Sadie was when he came off the bench and scored that try! Knew then he was a star for the future. My only doubt for this game was that they would have lacked game time together (with De Jongh) and may fail in defense as opposed to Jaque. First half I wasn't that wrong, but boy, did they make up for it! Two contrasting games a week apart. Really, cannot applaud our boytjies enough! I picked the Blues on Superbru by 5 in the end (instead of the 14 on my blog) and was still in it up to the end. But I wa smuch gladder for losing bru points than last week!

      Oukoos - 2011-05-20 12:41

      Kitshoff!!!!!!!!! Wat kan 'n mens meer sê. 19 jaar oud en klaar gereed vir Springbokkleure. DIe Bulls wat so ons jong spelers opraap, het hier lelik sit en slaap. En dit gaan hulle vorentoe kos

      rugby_guru - 2011-05-20 13:03

      *smile* great day for a celebration... The beauty of this, is that SA needs to win this Super Ruby title regardless of which team it is, yes I would love our Sharks too, but right now the money is on you guys.. And if you can do this it is such a boost for the country come TriNations and WC!!! Well done Cat-Lady!

      Marx - 2011-05-20 13:30

      Saffa, miskien moet jy na jouself luister....toe nou lees jou comment stadig, dan erken jy dat ou Jeantjie out-dated is.......Geluk met die wen !! Miskien leer die Bulle iets hieruit en raak ontslae van Jaco Pretorius.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-20 13:52

      @Marx - we need Jean for the remainder of the season. Both the Stormers and the Boks do. I have told you before, that IMHO Jean's playing is only 70% of the value he provides. His experience and calm ADD much to any team he plays for (especially in combo with Mossie) This centre combo of Juan and Johann is the future (if they stay here) and with Juan, Mossie and Juan going to World Cup in any event, Johann gets to play Currie Cup. Be honest - for the Boks, you want Jean and Jaque starting? I know I do. After the WC - youngsters time to shine. PS: I have tipped the Bulls to win tomm - please tell them not to disappoint me - dankie :)

      CliffBradley - 2011-05-21 00:32

      Maarten : Thanks , apologies for my raving in the first comment , but some of the clowns , Brannas , Plesierspier ( His wife says diff) and the rest , always great comments from guys like you & graemeBB appreciated - Again sorry for my ranting Cheers

  • nohorse - 2011-05-20 11:38

    Where is Lloyd with his big mouth and expert rugby knowledge? Well done Stormers!!

      Cadder - 2011-05-20 11:49

      I think Lloyd fled the country. Looking for attention elseware.

      watalife - 2011-05-20 12:07

      He is around wanting to make a comment but he knows whats waiting for him, hy gaan net kak vandag.

      Lloyd - 2011-05-20 14:16

      Sorry I'm late gents, had some laptop issues. Well done on a good win. Keep de Villiers and Fourie where they belong. Off the field.

      BardofAvon - 2011-05-20 18:47

      Amazing that the Stormers supporters are obsessed with the Bulls, even when their team has just had an epic win on foreign soil. Shame man!

      Marcell - 2011-05-21 02:02

      Geluk aan die stompies met hul 'oorwinning'. Ek vertrou dat al die stompie ondersteuners nou gesien het dat die ref hulle ook partymaal bevoordeel.

  • Nicola - 2011-05-20 11:38

    Schalk en Duifie jul dorongs!!!!!!!!!!

      sakkie - 2011-05-20 12:36

      dorings !!!

  • Grunk - 2011-05-20 11:38

    It took one half for eveybody to settle in especially the youngsters in the backline (with Cronje having a particularly unfortunate day) - then de Jongh and Sadie (who surely must takeover from Habana when JdeV and JC return) showed the great potential they both have.

  • objektief - 2011-05-20 11:39

    Goeie standpund wat gemaak is oor die diepte van die stormers span. Uitstekend!

  • Victor Germeshuizen - 2011-05-20 11:40

    Showed real character in the win. Nice one boys.

  • Merle - 2011-05-20 11:40

    Watched the game - Blues were strangely off. Stormers were lucky - 2 of the passes including the final pass to De Jongh were clearly forward and the ref missed it. Sadie's try was a gem. The Sharks could do with the Storemers overflow of centres. Well done (from a Sharks supporter).

      Oukoos - 2011-05-20 11:46

      Yes, you backlike is not on par at all. We can provide you free of charge with 3 Springboks - January, Habana & Jantjies

      Oukoos - 2011-05-20 11:47

      backlike = backline

      Cadder - 2011-05-20 11:50

      None of the New Zealand commentators thought it was forward. But I guess that's rugby ...

      Raka13 - 2011-05-20 11:54

      28-26 for the Stormers

      sparkster - 2011-05-20 11:57

      Merle...go shower, you smelling slightly off.Thanks

      Kleinboet - 2011-05-20 12:05

      I would say the Blues benefitted more from the referee's blunders than the Stormers. Stop blaming the referee! The Blues were off, but not 'strangely' so. They were the better team during the first half, but then the Stormers decided to start playing rugby. By the way, I believe the Sharks will win on the morrow - and I will not blame the referee for that, like you do. You have a good team who can do it even if the refereei s less than satisfactory. If you wish to congratulate us, do so without reservation, man!

  • Raka13 - 2011-05-20 11:40

    You better believe it!!!!!

  • Mike@CapeT - 2011-05-20 11:40

    Well, they didn't win by as much as I thought they might but,...........WHO CARES! Brilliant...brilliant....brilliant! Who says it is only the Crusaders that can win with a depleted team!

      gooinat - 2011-05-20 11:45

      Mike,I don't care by how much they won,a win is a win,enjoy it my friend!!!!!!!!!!

      Plesierspier - 2011-05-20 19:40

      @Mike Is that right Mike, what did you think, Stormers by 35? Guess so, I mean you also reckon the Stormers are SA's best side the last decade and that Grant is the best flyhalf in the competition.

  • Brannas - 2011-05-20 11:41

    I'm not impressed at all. Duwenhage is your best flyhalf. since he came on the game has changed dramatical, so be thankfull for the forged change. I only noticed that Vermeulen was on the pitch when he got subsituted. Baby Elstad got chucked around like a rag doll, so thanks to the bence to pull it through. I still think the stormers is a super kak team and they just got lucky today.

      LouisFLY - 2011-05-20 11:47

      I think you have super kak sport knowledge..just saying.

      M.C. - 2011-05-20 11:47

      Nobody cares what you think crawl back into your hole.

      sparkster - 2011-05-20 11:47

      Yes Brannas, and you still a one balled inbred Monkey.Stormers Forever , Burger for Bok Captain.Lets see if the Bulls can make it up from 8th on the Log!!!

      CliffBradley - 2011-05-20 11:48

      Gaan terug na jou grot - idioot

      CliffBradley - 2011-05-20 11:49

      And it is called BENCH

      Oukoos - 2011-05-20 11:51

      Klink my jy het klaar jou vrou gedonner en sit en suip nou brandewyn en coke. EK het nuus vir jou vrou. More gaan jy nog meer bedonnerd wees nadat die Sharks die Bulls afgestof het. Sy moet maar nou al weghardloop.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-20 11:51

      @Brannas - take your left hand - swing it back as far as you can, then give yourself one helluva p**s klap. Then go and sit in the naughty corner - It has been reserved for sour Bulls fans.

      Brannas - 2011-05-20 11:53

      @MC Barnard. Whats wrong with your pic pal. I see a drag queen is giving it to you from behind. Sick Capetonians you are.

      Cadder - 2011-05-20 11:54

      Spoken like the true rugby "guru" that he is .... Some corrections: dramatically, not "dramatical"; forced, not "forged", bench, not "bence". Did you pass English at school?

      sparkster - 2011-05-20 11:58

      Brilliant Saffa.From Mumford

      gooinat - 2011-05-20 12:00

      @Saffa,ROTFLMFAO,Brannas,gaan doen die skottelgoed jou mislukke drol van 'n mens,vat Saffa se advies en vertel ons hoe dit was!!!!!!

      Mike@CapeT - 2011-05-20 12:00

      M.C took the words out of my mouth...Brannas, crawl back into your hole.

      Brannas - 2011-05-20 12:02

      @Cader, No mate I did not pass english at school and I admit my "ingels" is kak, but thanks to you and all the other stupid stormers to correct me all the time, my english is improving all the time and by the end of this super 15 competition, my "Ingels " will be perfect and the stormers will still be without a cup. Thanks for all the help in the english department and please keep it up, it's much appreciated.

      Jerry - 2011-05-20 12:02

      See Cadder's msg. You said Blues by 20 *hahahaha Can you count? "Stormers se lugkasteeltjie gaan intuimel" *sighhh

      bullincapeto - 2011-05-20 12:07

      Brannas we only have to make up two spots on the log and then its playoff time, Sharkies be afraid!! Stormers be afraid!! Reds be afraid!! The trophy is nicely comfortable at Loftus.Imagine the Stormers somehow managed to burgle the trophy, their supporters will all have to be hospitalised!!

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-20 12:11

      @Mummford - HOWDYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY. Isn't the Cape grand? Good rugga team, great government, great wine....great scenery :) Living the dream we are, living the dream :)

      Kleinboet - 2011-05-20 12:13

      Brannas, that is the name of the game! A kak team has won the most cups over the last few years, as the Bull supporters keep on pointing out. Seems to me you have to have a kak team to get anywhere! Tkanks for believing we are a super kak team! Thanks for the compliment. Not to be outdone,I would like to return it.

      Zee - 2011-05-20 14:09

      Dramatical - LOL!

  • Crusader Man - 2011-05-20 11:42

    well done Stormers. Game of 2 halfs again.. Good tight game.. good effort.. Blues lost the plot in the 2nd half and didn't deserve to win.. will be good weekend with some tight games i am picking.. AGAIN WELL DONE STORMERS :-)

      Cadder - 2011-05-20 11:55

      At times I though neither side deserved to win. Lots of mistakes, but I guess the conditions played a role.

      Hannes - 2011-05-20 12:09

      Thanx for props on a good win. Good luck to the 'Saders tomorrow, I have a feeling the Chief are going to want it more

      Stormer4eva - 2011-05-20 13:50

      Now they must stitch last weeks first half to this weeks second half to make the game !!!

      Crusader Man - 2011-05-21 13:41

      @Hannes We held on. was bit worried coming back from SA with heaps still out injured.. but the lads pulled it off.. Thank god Carter was playing.. he was the difference.. and the scrum :-)

      Crusader Man - 2011-05-21 13:43

      @forever They will next week against the BBlumbing Brumbies lol should get 5 points..good luck

  • simon.theman.barnes - 2011-05-20 11:43

    man i wanted the stormers to lose so sharks could take the conference, but everytime they got their hands on the ball i just couldn't stop screaming!! what a game, sharks by 13 now!!

      Oukoos - 2011-05-20 11:48

      GO Sharks, Go

      Rob van den Heuvel - 2011-05-20 12:51

      Sharks by 13 with a bonus point try.

      Balmy - 2011-05-20 21:31

      @Simon - lol and that is how it should be. Can't say that I like the bulls much but I still find myself supporting them when they play foreign teams. Lets hope the Sharks win tomorrow.

  • DeonL - 2011-05-20 11:43

    Well done! Don't let another game on tour slip.

      Rob van den Heuvel - 2011-05-20 12:50

      If the Stormers loose the the Bumpies then I don't know if they should make it to the play offs. Even the Lions beat them...

  • Howzitekse - 2011-05-20 11:44

    Fantastic display by whole team in the second half. De Jong, Sadie, Aplon, Schalk, and Januarie were superb for 80 minutes. Poor Habana ans Jantjies just cannot get it together. Hats off to Duvenhage for showing some great BMT. Schalk was brilliant in some aspects and played with huge heart,, but I wish he would stop slowing the backline down. We have real strike power there.

  • Neo - 2011-05-20 11:47

    My neighbours (don't watch rugby), probably thought I'm going mad the way I shouted .... well done boys!!! All the best for the other SA teams ...

      boyd.lance - 2011-05-20 12:07

      I did the same at McDonalds - lol!

      Lloyd - 2011-05-20 15:19

      Boyd, I heard you shout from the drivethru window where I work.

  • GraemeBB - 2011-05-20 11:47

    Well done STORMERS. What a game! The Stormers were outstanding. Hungry youngsters. I hope the Bulls buy DeJongh - that boy deserves to start every game! Definately must go to the RWC. Stormers now need to secure a home semi, and their S15 dreams are alive and well.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-20 11:54

      @GraemeBB - sad but true, Juan does not want to leave the Cape, BUT he will go if one of the 2 older chaps doesn't move on.....

      Jacky - 2011-05-20 12:01

      Wat is j mal ha.....die bulle oh no sorry skattie.... the bulls dont deserve that kind of class!!! :) Go Stormers!!!!1

      Oukoos - 2011-05-20 12:34

      GRAEMEBB, ons hier onder in die Kaap het oor die afgelope 10 jaar maar vrek min rede vir vreugde gehad. Dus, as ons 'n slag aan die wen kant is waardeer ons dit baie meer as die Blou Bul ondersteuners wat daaraan gewoond is. Dan hak ons koppe maar so effens uit,

      GraemeBB - 2011-05-20 12:38

      @SAFFA - I dont think any person will want to leave the Cape. But Hougaard is at the Bulls, and I think once he takes over from FDP, it will be hard to get him away from here. I dont think that Ludeke and co have the brains to buy that young man. The Stormers can be lucky that I dont control the Bull's cheque book : - )

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-20 13:18

      @GraemeBB - funny you mention Hougaard. Today I was happy as hell that the WPRFU let Hougaard go and kept Duvenage :)

      Marx - 2011-05-20 13:53

      GraemeBB, we do have centres coming through, like Dippenaar, that's for some or other odd reason not in the squad this weekend, he needs game time.......

      GraemeBB - 2011-05-20 22:44

      @Oukoos - hak maar uit! n Mens raak nooit gewoont aan wen nie! @Marx - Young Dippenaar still has to impress me. He is better than old Jaco, but I want to see some clean breaks, some tries, and better defense. At this stage DeJongh is hungry and able. But yes, why isnt he playing in the starting line-up? Ludeke brought him from the Lions, and has a thing for this guy. Well, lets hope our Bulls pull it off against the Sharks - I know they can.

  • RobinHood - 2011-05-20 11:48

    Well-done Stormers. I cursed you through half-time, but then you started playing. Well done Sadie, de Jong, Burger, duvenhage. Winning despite of that idiot January takes some doing - Burger had to clean out the rucks, and then he almost cost us the game at the end - kicking the ball into his own goal area. must be the biggest wooz ever

      Shistirrer - 2011-05-20 13:37

      Not so, RobinHood. I think January had an outstanding game. PDivvy said on TV the other night that yes, January "might be" overweight, but his strengths lie in his in-your-face style against especially the NZ and Ozzie teams. He showed that today. All in all, it was an AWESOME frikkin' game!!!

  • Hayden - 2011-05-20 11:50

    Thank u Jesus for an impressive win. Now i dont need to hear the nagging from those fools up NORTH lol.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-05-20 12:12

      @Hayden - they are MIA - as usual.

      Hannes - 2011-05-20 12:55

      Bullincapeto: Very tasteless

      bullincapeto - 2011-05-20 14:59

      Why is it tasteless Hannes? Hayden was thanking him for the win, surely The Jesus wouldn't have played a role in a silly game between the Blues and Stormers.(Who does The real Jesus support anyway?)

      Hayden - 2011-05-21 07:29

      Well Bullincapeto just to educate you> Jesus supports EVERYONE. Including you & me. If he didn't support you, you wouldn't be alive today. LOL, i even thank Jesus now for being the after minister in your life & enlarge your understanding of his love & abilities.......even regarding a simple rugby game. Be blessed mate & enjoy your weekend.

  • !!Vrystaat!! - 2011-05-20 11:52

    Baie geluk.

  • John - 2011-05-20 11:53

    Brilliant brilliant - De Jong & Sadie take a bow. Great commitment from the pack. The new Bok halfbacks are ...... Ricky and Duvvie :-)

      Hannes - 2011-05-20 12:13

      lol, imagine that

      Raka13 - 2011-05-20 13:01

      Be carefull what you wish for

  • Stuka - 2011-05-20 11:55

    Slap me silly and call me Sue. I really did not think the Stormers would have won this one. Well friggend done chaps! Always fantastic when SA teams pip the Kiwi's in their own back yard...more and more I'm becoming a closet Bulls supporter :P

  • Werner - 2011-05-20 11:55


  • Isgak - 2011-05-20 11:56

    Must have been a gr8 game, where can I watch the highlight on the internet?

      Met Uysh! - 2011-05-20 12:38

      Try youtube.

      Andre - 2011-05-20 12:54


      Curveball - 2011-05-20 13:23

      Try - Rippley Believe Or Not