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As it happened: Stormers 37-24 Bulls

2017-02-25 21:25
Last Updated at 05:42
25 Feb 21:30
Stormers captain Siya Kolisi dives over for a try in the corner... (Gallo Images)
25 Feb 21:26
25 Feb 21:25

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In next weekend's action, the Stormers host the Jaguares in Cape Town, while the Bulls travel to Bloemfontein to duel the Cheetahs.

25 Feb 21:22


Stormers lock Pieter-Steph du Toit receives the best player award.

25 Feb 21:19

A good second half effort from the Bulls, who were blown away in the first period. They showed character to cross the whitewash four times in the second half.

The Stormers will be happy with their first half efforts - especially at scrum time - but the second half was a stark reminder that they also have lots to work on.

Too many handling errors, ill discipline and slipped tackles on both sides.

However, the running rugby on display, especially from the home side, was a welcome sight tonight!

25 Feb 21:17
FULL-TIME: Stormers 37-24 Bulls
25 Feb 21:16
80'- CONVERSION slotted by Schoeman.
25 Feb 21:16
80'- TRY to the Bulls as Piet van Zyl scores under the posts after taking a quick tap off a penalty.
25 Feb 21:15
79'- Good defence from Stormers sees them win a turnover, however, moments later Edgar Marutlulle wins a penalty on the ground for the visitors, who will have one last attacking chance in the red zone...
25 Feb 21:13
78'- Perhaps a final chance for the Bulls as they set up a lineout inside the Stormers 22m area...
25 Feb 21:12
77'- Lots of handling errors as the game winds down...
25 Feb 21:11
75'- But Etzebeth knocks the ball on in contact as another chance goes begging...
25 Feb 21:10
75'- The Stormers, not surprisingly, opt for a scrum...
25 Feb 21:10
75'- YELLOW CARD for Bulls prop Lizo Gqoboka - for another cynical infringement.
25 Feb 21:09
74'- However, the home side quickly make their way back into the red zone...
25 Feb 21:09
74' - But it's another torrid lineout throw for the Stormers, way over the top from Samuels...
25 Feb 21:08
73'- A scrum penalty to the Stormers - again they opt against going for touch as Marais sets up a lineout near the Bulls tryline.
25 Feb 21:06

71'- Stormers sub: Chris van Zyl on at lock for Pieter-Steph du Toit.

25 Feb 21:05
70' - Stormers sub: Ramone Samuels makes his Super Rugby debut, replacing Mbonambi at hooker.
25 Feb 21:04
70'- Interestingly, the Bulls have made 474m on attack, compared to the Stormers' 345m.
25 Feb 21:03
70'- The Bulls win a turnover and look to run from deep...
25 Feb 21:02
68'- Bulls replacement prop Lizo Gqoboka penalised for side entry at a ruck. It allows Du Preez to set up a lineout inside the red zone...
25 Feb 21:01
67'- Stormers sub: Robert du Preez on at flyhalf for Du Plessis.
25 Feb 21:00

66'- Du Plessis misses with the tough conversion attempt.

Stormers 37-17 Bulls

25 Feb 20:59
64'- TRY to the Stormers as Dillyn Leyds goes over in the corner! Great hands from the home side...
25 Feb 20:58
64'- Stormers probing inside the red zone...
25 Feb 20:57
63'- Bulls sub: Tian Schoeman replaces Handre Pollard at flyhalf.
25 Feb 20:57
63' - Bulls sub: Dan Kriel has replaced an injured Damian de Allende.
25 Feb 20:56

62'- Pollard misses the conversion attempt.

Stormers 32-17 Bulls

25 Feb 20:56
61'- Hanro Liebenberg scores his second try in the corner.  Poor defence from the home side...
25 Feb 20:55
61'- TRY to the Bulls!
25 Feb 20:54
60'- Bulls sub: Gelant replaces Kriel at fullback. The Stormers have also made several subs...
25 Feb 20:53

60'- PENALTY slotted by Du Plessis.

Stormers 32-12 Bulls

25 Feb 20:52
58'- Relief for the Stormers after a late tackle from Piet van Zyl on Du Plessis. The latter will now line up a shot at goal, about 40m out, 15m in-field.
25 Feb 20:50
57'- But the Stormers win a turnover, before Marais boots down-field to relieve some pressure...
25 Feb 20:49

56'- More pressure on the Stormers after miscommunication between SP Marais and Dewaldt Duvenage, none of whom wanted to catch a high ball.

It bring the Bulls into the red zone...

25 Feb 20:47
54'- Stormers sub: Dewaldt Duvenage replaces Jano Vermaak at scrumhalf.
25 Feb 20:46

53'- Bulls subs: Both props - Schoeman and Nyakane off, replaced by Adriaanse and Gqoboka.

Piet van Zyl also replaces Rudy Paige at scrumhalf.

25 Feb 20:45
53'- Error from the Bulls as Liebenberg knocks on from the ensuing kick-off...
25 Feb 20:45

53'- Pollard slots the easy CONVERSION attempt.

Stormers 29-12 Bulls

25 Feb 20:44
52'- Prop Pierre Schoeman barges over for the Bulls.
25 Feb 20:44
52'- TRY to the Bulls!
25 Feb 20:43
51'- The Bulls win a penalty and Pollard sets up a lineout five metres out.
25 Feb 20:42
50'- Bulls immediately on the attack after a silly knock-on at the base from Du Toit...
25 Feb 20:42

50'- Du Plessis again misses to the right.

Stormers 29-5 Bulls

  • 80'

    TRY, BULLS, VAN ZYL! 37-22: The Bulls takes a quick penalty. The Stormers are caught by surprise and it's a consolation try to the Bulls, as van Zyl just manage to cross the line and scores! That was a good built up by the Bulls.

  • 80'

    CONVERSION, BULLS, SCHOEMAN! 37-24: Schoeman slots the conversion.

  • 80'

    The Stormers dominated the first half and went into the break with a 24 point lead. The Bulls then turned it around in the second half, but the Stormers were always just a few steps ahead, as they dominated forward play and are deserved winners. The Stormers lock du Toit, is the Man of the Match.

  • 80'


  • 78'

    The Bulls goes through eight phases and then the Stormers turns it over, only to then concede a penalty to the Bulls. Scrappy!

  • 77'

    The Bulls attempts another attack, and earns a penalty as the Stormers fails to release the ball in the breakdown. They opt for the lineout.

  • 75'

    YELLOW CARD, BULLS, GQOBOKA! 37-17: The Bulls will have 14 men for the remainder of the game. The Stormers goes for touch again.

  • 73'

    The Bulls have a scrum inside their half, but they are penalised for illegal scrummaging. They go for the touch in search of a bonus point.

  • 71'

    It's a Stormers scrum just inside the Bulls half. They drive well and Leyds and Viljoen combines well to gain helpful metres. They then mess it up with a knock on.

  • 69'

    The Stormers win a lineout inside the Bulls 22 and drives well, only to have it turned over.

  • 67'

    The Stormers continues to dominate, but the mistakes are creeping in now.

  • 64'

    TRY, STORMERS, LEYDS! 37-17: Another good built up by The Stormers as they apply the pressure. Carr finally sends Leyds away for a great TRY in the corner. The conversion is missed.

  • 63'

    Pollard is replaced by Schoeman for the Bulls.

  • 62'

    TRY, BULLS, LIEBENBERG! 32-17: De Allende breaks for the Stormers and makes some metres, but then the Bulls turn it over. They then built the pressure and Gallant sends Liebenberg away. The Bulls are back! Pollard misses the conversion.

  • 60'

    PENALTY, STORMERS, DU PLESSIS! 32-12: du Plessis slots yet another good kick.

  • 58'

    The Bulls forwards drive from the lineout, but it is turned over. The Stormers kicks it downfield and Kriel dots it down for a goal kick. The Bulls go offside and the Stormers have a kickable penalty.

  • 56'

    The Bulls secure a lineout deep in their half. The box kick bounces in their favour and it's another Bulls lineout on the Stormers 22 yard line.

  • 55'

    The Stormers have conceded seven turnovers to the Bulls's nine. They have made three clean breaks compared to two by the Bulls.

  • 53'

    TRY, BULLS, SCHOEMAN! 29-10: The Bulls win the lineout and then it passes through a few hands and Schoeman eventually is send away by Paige. Good Try!

  • 53'

    CONVERSION, BULLS, POLLARD! 29-12: Pollard finally slots one.

  • 51'

    We have an altercation between Paige and Viljoen and pretty soon everyone is involved. Penalty to the Bulls and they go for touch.

  • 49'

    TRY, STORMERS, KOLISI! 29-5: It's more Stormers pressure as they built up through seven phases. The pressure eventually gives and Kolisi appears to go over in the corner. The Referee refers it to the TMO. They need to be clear that it was only Kolisi's hand on the ball. The TMO confirms a TRY! The conversion is missed.

  • 47'

    The Bulls win the lineout and drives forward, but eventually loses possession as Kolbe, kicks it away for the Stormers. It''s a Bulls lineout on their 22 yard line. They win the lineout, but then concedes a penalty in a kickable position. Du Plessis pushes it wide and misses his first for the night.

  • 44'

    It's a scrum inside the Bulls half. This time the Stormers are penalised in the scrum and Louw is the culprit. They go for the lineout.

  • 42'

    TRY, BULLS, LIEBENBERG! 24-5. Nyakane drives for the Bulls as they continue to go forward. Pollard then got involved with a kick and chase and it is offloaded to Liebenberg, to finish it off. Pollard misses the conversion.

  • 41'

    Pollard and the Bulls gets the second half going.

  • 40'

    CONVERSION, STORMERS, DU PLESSIS! The Stormers marches on, as they add two more.

  • 40'

    The Stormers have been dominant this evening and have controlled the forward play and therefore the game. The Bulls also had a few opportunities, but could not capitalise. The Stormers deserve to be in the lead and scored a crucial try on the verge of half time.

  • 40'


  • 39'

    TRY, STORMERS, CARR! 22-0: The Stormers win another penalty and takes it quickly. They continue to build the pressure and eventually the Bulls fold as Carr goes over and scores. It was a good offload by de Allende

  • 38'

    They win the lineout but loses the ball. The Bulls defense then mess up their passes by missing their players altogether. They knock it on and the Stormers secures a scrum five yards out.

  • 36'

    The Stormers win a penalty from the scrum. They have been dominant in that area tonight. They opt for touch and a lineout.

  • 35'

    Jenkins replaces de Jager due to injury.

  • 34'

    The Bulls launches another attack. Odendaal is well tackled, as he tries to go forward. They eventually knock it on for a Stormers scrum. We have a stoppage due to injury.

  • 32'

    The Bulls launches a rare attack in the Stormers half. Kriel collides with a team mate and the Stormers earn a penalty. The Stormers are now slowing the game down a bit. De Jager is down with an injury.

  • 30'

    CONVERSION, STORMERS, DU PLESSIS! 17-0. The lead grows.

  • 29'

    TRY, STORMERS, KOLBE! 15-10. Kolbe follows through on a kick by Viljoen. It bounces in his favour and he scores in the corner. Good TRY and build up.

  • 27'

    The scrum from five yards out is once again controlled by the Stormers, but Pollard just manage to clear it under pressure.

  • 25'

    Scrappy play in the Stormers half leads to a kick through by Kolbe. He and his team almost gets hold of the ball and the Bulls survive , as they only just clear the ball and secure a scrum.

  • 23'

    The pressure continues to mount on the Bulls. The Stormers are playing at pace. They mess it up by being penalised for going over the top. We have a stoppage in play. Pollard goes for goal and sends it wide. Maybe a bit rusty.

  • 20'

    PENALTY, STORMERS, DU PLESSIS! 10-0: Jean-Luc du Plessis stretches the lead to ten points.

  • 19'

    The Stormers secures the scrum and wins a penalty for illegal scrummaging. Good pressure from the Stormers. They go for goal.

  • 18'

    The Bulls knocks it on five yards from their goal line, to add to the pressure.

  • 16'

    CONVERSION, STORMERS, DU PLESSIS! They add the two points on offer.

  • 15'

    TRY, STORMERS, MARAIS! 5-0: Ulengo breaks for the Bulls and offloads to Paige. The Ball is turned over and the Stormers connects the passes and Marais, goes over for a sensational TRY! That started in their 22.

  • 13'

    Visagie feeds the lineout and du Toit is penalised for obstruction in the lineout. Yet another penalty.

  • 12'

    It's a penalty to the Bulls, as we have yet another high tackle. Too many penalties, so early on.

  • 11'

    Pressure on the Bulls scrum, means that they are caught deep in their half. Pollard cannot find touch and the Stormers launch another attack. The Bulls turn it over and Paige's kick is stormed down.

  • 9'

    Marais gets away from his tackler and the Stormers win another penalty. They take it quickly again, only to mess it up with a knock on, five yards from the Bulls goal line. They should slow down a bit.

  • 7'

    A period of scrappy play ends with a penalty to the Stormers, as the Bulls are penalised for a high tackle. Both teams are trying to assert their dominance.

  • 5'

    The Stormers are penalised again after a referral to the TMO, for a dangerous tackle. Pollard opts to go for touch.They just managed to secure the ball and then Paige sends a box kick deep in the Stormers half. The Stormers then clear, but the Bulls then goes on the attack.

  • 3'

    It's a early penalty to the Bulls, as they turn it over. They opt to go for touch. The Stormers then kicks it downfield and they are looking sharp.

  • 1'

    We're off, as the Stormers gets us going.

  • 0'

    The Stormers won the Africa 1 Conference by nine points last year, only to be beaten by the Chiefs in the quarter-final. They will have to increase their intensity if they want to succeed this year.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Super Rugby match, between the Stormers and The Bulls, from Newlands, in Cape Town.

  • 0'

    The Bulls played a good brand of running rugby last season, but just failed to reach the final stages, by a narrow margin.

  • 0'

    Siya Kolisi will captain the Stormers, while Juan de Jongh remains injured. This opening game will be a good indication, as to how strong he is as a leader. Other players to watch are Rynhardt Elstadt and Nizaam Carr, who form a deadly combination. The Springboks, Pieter-Steph du Toit and Eben Etzebeth, would also want to continue their dominance in the lineouts.

  • 0'

    Our Referee this evening, is Jaco van Heerden from South Africa. He is assisted by Shuhei Kubo from Japan and Stuart Berry from South Africa. The TMO is another South African, Marius Jonker.

  • 0'

    The Bulls will welcome back Handré Pollard and Jan Serfontein, who lost out on quite a bit of last season, due to injury. Pollard was in good form in 2015, before being ruled out due to injury, during the 2016 campaign. If the Bulls want to win tonight, he will have to lead from the front. Jamba Ulengo and Jesse Kriel, are other impact players to keep an eye on.

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Stormers Bulls
  • 5 Tries 4
    • 14' SP Marais
    • 27' Cheslin Kolbe
    • 38' Nizaam Carr
    • 49' Siya Kolisi
    • 64' Dillyn Leyds
    • 40' Hanro Liebenberg
    • 51' Pierre Schoeman
    • 61' Hanro Liebenberg
    • 80' Piet van Zyl
  • 3 Conversions 2
    • 15' Jean-Luc du Plessis
    • 29' Jean-Luc du Plessis
    • 40' Jean-Luc du Plessis
    • 52' Handre Pollard
    • 80' Tiaan Schoeman
  • 2 Penalties 0
    • 20' Jean-Luc du Plessis
    • 60' Jean-Luc du Plessis
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 1
    • 74' Lizo Gqoboka
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • JC van Rensburg
  • Mbongeni Mbonami
  • Wilco Louw
  • Eben Etzebeth
  • Pieter-Steph du Toit
  • Rynhard Elstadt
  • Siya Kolisi
  • Nizaam Carr
  • Jano Vermaak
  • Jean-Luc du Plessis
  • Dillyn Leyds
  • Damian de Allende
  • EW Viljoen
  • Cheslin Kolbe
  • SP Marais
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  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Pierre Schoeman
  • Jaco Visagie
  • Trevor Nyakane
  • RG Snyman
  • Lodewyk De Jager
  • Nick de Jager
  • Jaques Potgieter
  • Hanro Liebenberg
  • Rudy Paige
  • Handre Pollard
  • Jamba Ulengo
  • Burger Odendaal
  • Dries Swanepoel
  • Travis Ismaiel
  • Jesse Kriel
  • Ramone Samuels
  • Oliver Kebble
  • Frans Malherbe
  • Chris Van Zyl
  • Sikhumbuzo Notshe
  • Dewaldt Duvenage
  • Dan Kriel
  • Robert du Preez
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Edgar Marutlulle
  • Lizo Gqoboka
  • Jacobie Adriaanse
  • Jason Jenkins
  • Ruan Steenkamp
  • Piet van Zyl
  • Tiaan Schoeman
  • Warrick Gelant

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