Stormers 20 v Bulls 17


Unbeaten Stormers take on the Bulls who flattened the defending champion Reds last weekend in a savage display of destructive rugby. Will Newlands warm to the pink Bulls or will the Stormers defence turn Newlands into the Bulls’ Stalingrad?

Interesting snippet

Only one point separates the Bulls and Stormers on the log as this game kicks off, but the Bulls have scored 17 tries vs the 7 of the Stormers… but with only 74 points conceded by the Stormers and 68 by the Bulls these two teams lead the stats for conceding least points this season in Superugby which says defence is big for both.

Table position as Round 6 begins

Stormers: 1st

Bulls: 4th

Average score: Stormers 23 Bulls 25

Last five results
11 Jun 2011 Stormers v Bulls 16-19 Cape Town
19 Mar 2011 Stormers v Bulls 23-13 Pretoria
29 May 2010 Final Stormers v Bulls 17-25 Soweto
15 May 2010 Stormers v Bulls 38-10 Cape Town
07 Mar 2009 Stormers v Bulls 10-14 Pretoria

Stormers overall record against the Bulls
Played 16 , Wins 8 , Losses 7, Draws 1

Date Saturday 31 March
Venue : Cape Town  (Played 8 with each side winning 4)
Kick Off local: 19:10
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Assistant Ref 1:Stuart Berry (South Africa)
Assistant Ref 2:Cobus Wessels (South Africa)
TMO : Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)



15. Joe Pietersen , 14. Gio Aplon , 13. Juan de Jongh , 12. Jean De Villiers (C) , 11. Bryan Habana , 10. Peter Grant , 9. Dewaldt Duvenage , 8. Duane Vermeulen , 7. Rynhardt Elstadt , 6. Siya Kolisi , 5. Andries Bekker (VC) , 4. Eben Etzebeth , 3. Brok Harris , 2. Tiaan Liebenberg , 1. Steven Kitshoff

Reserves: 16. Deon Fourie , 17. Frans Malherbe , 18. De Kock Steenkamp , 19. Nic Koster , 20. Louis Schreuder , 21. Burton Francis , 22. Gerhard van den Heever


Zane Kirchner , Akona Ndungane , Johann Sadie ,Wynand Olivier , Bjorn Basson , Morne Steyn , Francois Hougaard , Pierre Spies (C), Jacques Potgieter, CJ Stander (4), Juandre Kruger, Flip van der Merwe , Werner Kruger , Chiliboy Ralepelle , Dean Greyling .

Replacements: Bongi Mbonambi , Frik Kirsten, Wilhelm Steenkamp , Arno Botha , Jano Vermaak , Louis Fouche, JJ Engelbrecht.

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  1. For those interested, my team (RCI) played today against a team from Germany Bavaria.

    We have never beaten them, always had very close losses but put that behind us today with a 39-0 PK :Rule 9: :wave:

    5 tries to 0! I had a bunch of youngsters and rookies missing 11 1st choice players with the national team training camp & other stuff on this weekend.

  2. Eben Etzebeth an absolute machine, step aside Flip, Eben will take over from Bakkies in green!

    I’d like to see a combo of Jandre Kruger and Etzebeth @ the boks.

    great game, heyneke has a fantastic talent pool to choose from, I am so looking forward to the bok season, can’t wait to see some decent coaching @ top level after the last 4 years of frustration with :pdv:

    Some brilliant young talent coming through

    Jacques Potgieter
    JJ Engelbrecht

    Not to mention the other teams, SA are really spoilt for choice in just about every position.

  3. Only thing separating these two teams this season so far is ‘home advantage’ and their ability to remain uninjured till the end…

  4. Reply to Boertjie @ 12:35 am:

    Boertje, I think Bulls fans would insist it was not technically pink but rather fushia.

    I thought that last scrum penalty pk was chicken s*** but hey thats the rugby rule of the road currently. Fickle finger of fate and all that.

  5. Etzebeth- is he jewish? Just wondering because of the name Eben. If so that’s the tallest glass of Manishevitz I’ve ever seen.

  6. Reply to Americano @ 8:45 am:

    Not at all.
    Pure Afrikaner stock from Goodwood/Vasco
    (i.e. Cape’s East Rand).
    His uncles were quite notorious, played
    WP. Skattie got shot dead debt collecting.
    Clifford recently won a world age group weight
    lifting competitition.

  7. Reply to Americano @ 8:38 am:

    hehehe I never thought I sEE the day that your average BuLLs suPPorter wiLL debate the “subtle” diFFerence betwEEn Pienk, Pink, Mauve, Fuschia, Magenta and Jakaranda!

    And its to late to claim the BPP shade!

    Eish- it maybe AprilONE, but its going to be k@kfuNNy for a while stiLL!

  8. Reply to Oranje Orakel @ 6:22 pm:

    Cosa will be silent until the
    next time they meet.
    Then he’ll come to the blog again
    with guns blazing.

    BTW it was such a shit game, still
    don’t know why the Breezes won.
    Steyn missed a few easy PK’s.

  9. Reply to Oranje Orakel @ 6:22 pm:

    Reply to Boertjie @ 7:41 pm:

    Ha, toe fool ek julle!

    Baie geluk aan die stormpies, dit was ‘n reuse wedstryd!

    Om te dink vooraf het die stormpies ondersteuners al gese die ref gaan hulle die wedstryd kos!

    Saterdag se wedstryd het weer net vir my gewys die skrum calls deur die ref is ‘n dobbelspel.

  10. No this game was like something out of 1980’s.

    Neither team trying to use the other 5 guys on the field.

    A dubious scrum penalty which Jean Divs admitted this morning they “milked” to win the game?

    I just hope heyenke does not look to the Stormers when he tries to find a game plan. Yes the defence is great and all, but when you enter the field with the sole intention of defending surely you will be oK?

    Is it rugby? Yes the purists will say.

    Do these teams play to their potential? Hell no. All that talent to go and wrestle it out because you are devoid of ideas? A shame really.

  11. Bulls also a bit moronic to go and wrestle the Stormers in their backyard when the Stormers have such a limited 11/14/15 to defend high balls? What happened to Bulls kick and chase game?

    Stormers, well we all know where their party ends. They play themselves into injuries because they lack the balls to attack in fear of losing. So how long can they tackle and maul? History shows for about 2 more games, then it all comes loose.

  12. Actually they have quite an easy program
    Down Under:

    No bonus points, but they can win at
    least 3.

  13. Yeeesh Boer

    More likely they can win 2

    The Highlanders are playing like a runaway steam train this season… Did you watch them Saturday?

    Reds and Farts are spanking ponies

    Saders are being ominous and the Highlanders are in hardcore mode at the moment

  14. What a game?
    Kicking errors and a bit of a toss-up penalty costed the Bulls but so what, seeing some real rugby for a change makes it all worth while.