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Stormers 27 v Blues 17 FT

The Stormers returns from their bye weekend hosting an injury ravaged Blues side at Newlands.

Recent results:
2011:
Stormers won 28-26, Auckland
2010: Stormers won 33-21, Auckland
2009: Blues won 14-8, Cape Town
2008: Blues won 17-14, Auckland
2007: Stormers won 33-20, Cape Town

Teams:

Stormers: 15 Joe Pietersen, 14 Gio Aplon, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Jean de Villiers, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Peter Grant, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Nick Koster, 7 Duane Vermeulen, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 Andrie Bekker, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Tiaan Liebenberg, 1 Steven Kitshoff.
Replacements: 16 Siyabonga Ntubeni, 17 Frans Malherbe, 18 De Kock Steenkamp, 19 Nizaam Carr, 20 Louis Schreuder, 21 Gary van Aswegen, 22 Gerhard van den Heever.

Blues: 15 Lachie Munro, 14 David Raikuna, 13 Benson Stanley, 12 Ma’a Nonu, 11 Sherwin Stowers, 10 Gareth Anscombe, 9 Piri Weepu, 8 Chris Lowrey, 7 Daniel Braid, 6 Luke Braid, 5 Ali Williams, 4 Filo Paulo, 3 Charlie Faumuina, 2 Keven Mealamu, 1 Pauliasi Manu.
Replacements: 16 Tom McCartney, 17 Tevita Mailau, 18 Brad Mika, 19 Peter Saili, 20 Alby Mathewson, 21 Hadleigh Parkes, 22 Ben Lam.

Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Jaco Peyper (South Africa), Stefan Breytenbach (South Africa)
TMO: Johann Meuwesen (South Africa)

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62 Comments

  1. avatar

    Jacques(Bunny)

    March 16, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Moer hulle stormers

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    bryce_in_oz

    March 16, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    CMON Stormers… show us some nouse…

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    bryce_in_oz

    March 16, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Let off the hook there not taking that 3 pointer… damn Stormers!

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    bryce_in_oz

    March 16, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Take the damn penalty!

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    Jacques(Bunny)

    March 16, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    stormers look better although only 8 min

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    Jacques(Bunny)

    March 16, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    backline is actually running straight :wave:

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  7. avatar

    bryce_in_oz

    March 16, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Reply to Jacques(Bunny) @ 7:24 pm:

    Looking good… ‘touch-wood’…

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  8. DavidS

    DavidS

    March 16, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    12 min
    6-0 Stormers

    Taking the penalties…

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  9. avatar

    bryce_in_oz

    March 16, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    The Legend!!!!!!

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  10. avatar

    Jacques(Bunny)

    March 16, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    brilliant habs

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  11. avatar

    bryce_in_oz

    March 16, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    They’re correct Duvenage really reminds me of Neil De Kock… so rounded…

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    Jacques(Bunny)

    March 16, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    even brok is running straight :applause:

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    bryce_in_oz

    March 16, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Stormer’s need to resist trying to play too expansive just for the fans/scribes in this game… and not slapping each other’s arses on each move so early in the game would be good too!

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    Jacques(Bunny)

    March 16, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 7:31 pm: My problem always with stormers is taht too many forwards in back and don’t know what to do so far they runniing with purpose and straight I am happy so far

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  15. avatar

    bryce_in_oz

    March 16, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Tighten up Stormers… run-loose when your own ball opens up!

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  16. avatar

    bryce_in_oz

    March 16, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Reply to Jacques(Bunny) @ 7:33 pm:

    True… haven’t seen Bekker on the wing yet… nor Brock as 1st receiver and Kolisi at 10… :respek:

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  17. avatar

    JT_BOKBEFOK!

    March 16, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Reply to Jacques(Bunny) @ 7:33 pm:

    who needs backs :soek:

    It is largely unknown to players and followers of the modern game that
    rugby started off purely as a contest for forwards in opposition in
    line-outs, scrums, rucks and mauls. This put eight men of
    awesome physique, supreme fitness and superior intelligence in
    packs against one another.

    In those days, the winner was the pack that won the most set pieces.
    The degeneration of the game began when backs were introduced. This
    occurred because a major problem was where to play the next scrum or
    line-out. Selecting positions on the pitch for these had become a
    constant source of friction and even violence.

    The problem was resolved by employing those note good enough to be a forward,
    These were men of small stature and limited intelligence, who run aimlessly
    around the field of play. Following a set piece, the ball is thrown to one
    of them, who would establish the next location for a set piece either by either
    dropping it or by throwing it to another reject who would drop then it.
    Very occasionally, a third reject would receive the ball before it would be dropped, and
    crowds would wildly cheer on these rare occasions. Initially these
    additional players were entirely disorganized but with the passing of
    time they adopted set positions.

    For instance, take the half-back. He was usually one of the smallest
    and least intelligent of the backs whose role was simply to accept the
    ball from a forward and to pass it on to one of the other rejects who
    would drop it, providing the new location for the forwards to compete.
    He could easily (given his general size) have been called a “quarter
    forward” or a “ball monkey” but then tolerance and compassion are the
    keys to forward play and the present name was decided on.

    The five-eighth plays next to the half-back and his role is
    almost the same except that when under pressure, he panics and
    kicks the ball. Normally, he is a bit taller and slightly better
    built than the half-back (or four-eights) and hence his name. One-eighth less and he
    would have been a half-back, three-eighths more and he may have
    qualified to become a forward.

    The centres were opportunists who had no expertise but wanted to share
    in the glamour associated with forward packs. After repeated
    questions to the forwards for a role in the game they would be told
    to get out in the middle of the field and wait for further instructions. Thus,
    when asked where they played, they would reply “in the centre”.
    They remain to this day, parasites and scroungers who mostly work as
    lawyers or used car dealers.

    You may ask, why wingers? The answer is simple. Because these were
    players who had very little ability and were the lowest of the low,
    they were placed as far away from the ball as possible.
    Consequently, and because the inside backs were so good at
    dropping the ball whenever they received it, the main contribution to the
    game made by the winger was not to get involved. Their instructions were
    to run away as quickly as possible whenever trouble appeared, and to
    avoid tackles at all costs. The fact that the game was organised so
    that the wingers didn’t get to touch the ball led to a flow of complaints from them and
    eventually the description “whingers” was applied. Even though the
    “h” dropped off over the years, the whingeing itself unfortunately has
    not.

    Lastly, the full-back. This was the position given to the worst
    handler, the person least able to accept or pass the ball, someone who
    was always in the way. The name arose because the forwards would
    understandably become annoyed by the poor play invariably
    demonstrated by that person, and shout “send that fool back”. He
    would then be relegated well out of everyone’s way to the rear of the
    field.

    So there you have it. Let’s return to the glory days of a contest
    between two packs of eight men of statuesque physique, supreme fitness
    and superior intelligence. The rest can go off to where they will be
    happier, playing soccer.

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  18. avatar

    bryce_in_oz

    March 16, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Stormpies have to keep their heads and remain clinical… and not bay to their fans…

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  19. avatar

    JT_BOKBEFOK!

    March 16, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 7:36 pm:

    Burger is inured :whistling: :pot:

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  20. DavidS

    DavidS

    March 16, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    15 min

    Try Habana and conv missed

    11-0 Stm

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    bryce_in_oz

    March 16, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Reply to JT_BOKBEFOK! @ 7:38 pm:

    Wait for my post on the need for MORE 5/2 splits, better use of impact forwards and more effective use of utility backs…

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  22. DavidS

    DavidS

    March 16, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    28 min
    pen Bls
    11-3 Stm

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    bryce_in_oz

    March 16, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Embarrassing this crowd… what next… cans?

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  24. avatar

    JT_BOKBEFOK!

    March 16, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    my prediction: Stormers 29 – 23 Blues

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    bryce_in_oz

    March 16, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Reply to DavidS @ 7:43 pm:

    14-3 Stormers…

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  26. avatar

    JT_BOKBEFOK!

    March 16, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 7:48 pm:

    nah they are not rich students!!

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  27. avatar

    bryce_in_oz

    March 16, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Reply to JT_BOKBEFOK! @ 7:49 pm:

    I got 28-26…

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    JT_BOKBEFOK!

    March 16, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Blues targeting the 13/14/15 axis – they want to put the ball in behind them, tackle them and counter ruck them off the ball. Good idea especially how small those 3 are but if Aplon gets away it will back-fire!

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    Jacques(Bunny)

    March 16, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 7:48 pm: come on all over they boo

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    Jacques(Bunny)

    March 16, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    NIce halftime score now they idiots must keep it up

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  31. avatar

    JT_BOKBEFOK!

    March 16, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    and it has started!! All this ref baiting and bashing in the media is spilling over on the field! Players arguing and giving the ref lip on the field :bangheadt: :censored:

    Welcome soccer!! :tpuke:

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  32. DavidS

    DavidS

    March 16, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    HT
    17-3 Stm

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    bryce_in_oz

    March 16, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Reply to Jacques(Bunny) @ 7:53 pm:

    Only at Newlands with all the locals and then Cape Spanish!

    Great game so far…

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    bryce_in_oz

    March 16, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Reply to JT_BOKBEFOK! @ 7:56 pm:

    Did you notice how good the reffing was with the Brumbies/Chiefs game… in spite of the entire game being tit-for-tat in PK’s?

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    Jacques(Bunny)

    March 16, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 7:58 pm: Nope last week at Loftus saw the same with Lions and Sharkies and wait you will see when we go down under the same will happen

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    Jacques(Bunny)

    March 16, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Reply to JT_BOKBEFOK! @ 7:56 pm: Like this ref he is quite ok better than half the shit we saw so far this season

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  37. avatar

    JT_BOKBEFOK!

    March 16, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 8:00 pm:

    ja – especially the last 5 minutes which turned into 10minutes :pot:

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    Jacques(Bunny)

    March 16, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    I am sorry this duvenage is kak takes too long look like joost in 2003

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  39. DavidS

    DavidS

    March 16, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Clearly Joe Pietersen somehow got hold of the tekkies Morne Steyn used last week because his kicking tonight is super hond kak.

    Hope the Stormers don’t pay for it later…

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    Jacques(Bunny)

    March 16, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    And what do they say about Jean?????? :finger:

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  41. DavidS

    DavidS

    March 16, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    53 min
    Stm try De Villiers
    converted
    24-3

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  42. DavidS

    DavidS

    March 16, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Reply to Jacques(Bunny) @ 8:22 pm:

    Nice pass by Grant too…

    Wonder if shields watched?

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  43. DavidS

    DavidS

    March 16, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Reply to JT_BOKBEFOK! @ 7:56 pm:

    They brought it on themselves.

    If they can ignore the rules and “interpret” the rules to suit their capricious wonts, why should the players NOT question their calls…

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  44. DavidS

    DavidS

    March 16, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    59 min
    Try Bls
    Converted
    24-10

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  45. avatar

    JT_BOKBEFOK!

    March 16, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Reply to DavidS @ 8:28 pm:

    if you are all for that go watch soccer :soek:
    I have always been proud of rugby for not being like soccer but now :noshake:

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    Jacques(Bunny)

    March 16, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    just as you talk a ref good he shows he’s true colours

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    Jacques(Bunny)

    March 16, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    too many changes too early for the stormers i think

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  48. DavidS

    DavidS

    March 16, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    65 min and another Bls try converted
    24-17

    15 mins left and Bls looking ominous…

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  49. DavidS

    DavidS

    March 16, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    69 and Bls miss penalty…

    That was crucial IMO

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  50. DavidS

    DavidS

    March 16, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Reply to JT_BOKBEFOK! @ 8:31 pm:

    But JT the problem is not that we are intentionally becoming soccer but rather that poor quality refereeing and Paddy NoBrain’s rule of New Zealand top has caused a situation where referee calls are ambiguous and open to interpretation.

    Result… arguing players actually stand a good chance of being correct if they disagree with a ref.

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  51. DavidS

    DavidS

    March 16, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    73 min
    Stm slot the pen
    27-17

    THAT is the ball game…

    Stormers showing how important it is to slot points from kicks accurately.

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    Jacques(Bunny)

    March 16, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Reply to DavidS @ 8:47 pm: Yup and very happy that they play in the last 10 min and not defending

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    Jacques(Bunny)

    March 16, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Great win happy with it stormers still on track need to build now and improve alot better from backs

    Go Jean :wave:

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    JT_BOKBEFOK!

    March 16, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    4 ratrace points in the bag makes 10 of the 1st 2 games this weekend :mrgreen:

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  55. DavidS

    DavidS

    March 16, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    FT
    27-17

    Good win by Stormers

    Blues not a side to be laughed at…

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    Jacques(Bunny)

    March 16, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Reply to DavidS @ 8:56 pm: they were a bit useless tonight though maybe last week took more out of them than we realize

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  57. avatar

    Kwevoels

    March 16, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Reply to Jacques(Bunny) @ 8:22 pm:

    You said it Jean is the man !!!!! :boxing: :boxing:

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  58. avatar

    Kwevoels

    March 16, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    :wave: The Stormers did good they are on the right track I am sure they will win the cup!!!!! :support:

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  59. avatar

    JT_BOKBEFOK!

    March 16, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Reply to Kwevoels @ 10:04 pm:

    not if they play like that!! Blues were useless tonight, even the Force could have beaten them playing like that!

    but a win is a win! :applause:

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  60. avatar

    bryce_in_oz

    March 17, 2012 at 3:31 am

    Awesome from the ‘big men’ in the team ie Habs and Jean…

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  61. avatar

    Jacques(Bunny)

    March 17, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 3:31 am: It was about time

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  62. avatar

    Kwevoels

    March 17, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Stormers on top of log best team in the world. :support: :wave:

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