Stormers 20 v Bulls 17

March 31, 2012
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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)

Teams

Stormers

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

Bulls

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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36 Comments

  1. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    March 31st, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    jirre 10min into the game & this is what saffas do best! Moer each other :Rule 9:

    What intensity :what: :respek:

  2. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    March 31st, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    Stormers starting with a lot of purpose and fire but they have done that all season and fell off the pace in the 2nd half.

    Can they keep this up for 80min? :Dawie:

  3. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    March 31st, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    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.

  4. avatar Methos The French Stormer says:
    March 31st, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Congrats JT!!!

    We are playing tomorrow. Need to win and win well. Won last week away from home with a bonus point as well, with yours truly scoring the first try. Hold thumbs.

    Cheers

  5. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    March 31st, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Reply to Methos The French Stormer @ 8:35 pm:

    have fun boet!

    On the game: Man that was intense! Bulls came back as I predicted but Stormers again got lucky with a scrum penalty that could have gone either way…

    Not a good weekend for Ratrace but good for my teams! Go Stormers Go Cheetahs & Cheetahs B from the coast! :wave:

  6. avatar Oranje Orakel says:
    March 31st, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Congrats Stormers!

  7. avatar Welshbok die Brandwag says:
    March 31st, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    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
    Etzebeth
    Kitchoff
    Kolisi
    Stander
    JJ Engelbrecht
    Sadie

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

  8. avatar Boertjie says:
    April 1st, 2012 at 12:35 am

    All quiet on the Pinkthoria front tonight I see.
    :whistling:

  9. avatar Deon says:
    April 1st, 2012 at 5:40 am

    Reply to Boertjie @ 12:35 am:

    I see Kirchner and Prince Charming even had their hair done for the occasion. :soek:

  10. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    April 1st, 2012 at 6:44 am

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

  11. avatar DavidS says:
    April 1st, 2012 at 7:54 am

    Reply to Boertjie @ 12:35 am:
    I’ll tell you Kemptontoria was VERY quiet last night…

    No Steve, no Kurt

    Nothing…

    Just sullen silence…

  12. avatar Americano says:
    April 1st, 2012 at 8:38 am

    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.

  13. avatar Americano says:
    April 1st, 2012 at 8:45 am

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

  14. avatar Boertjie says:
    April 1st, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    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.

  15. avatar Welshbok die Brandwag says:
    April 1st, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Reply to Boertjie @ 1:13 pm:

    our new bakkies! what a monster.

  16. avatar Boertjie says:
    April 1st, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Reply to Welshbok die Brandwag @ 2:33 pm:

    Yet he does not look mean, does he?

  17. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    April 1st, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Reply to Welshbok die Brandwag @ 2:33 pm:

    Imo albeit far too soon to say… even more rounded… here’s hoping he doesn’t become as ‘vuil’ or necessarily be tagged with the ‘enforcer’ tag… there should be many of them…

  18. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    April 1st, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Realy enjoy the game brilliant win for breeze can not get over the pink shit

  19. avatar Oranje Orakel says:
    April 1st, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Wonder if OOmCosa die “pienk”Bok :weed: gaan kom tjat hier OOr sy gevoelens van die nawEEk?

  20. avatar Oranje Orakel says:
    April 1st, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    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!

    :twisted:

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

  21. avatar Boertjie says:
    April 1st, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    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.

  22. avatar Americano says:
    April 2nd, 2012 at 4:53 am

    Reply to Boertjie @ 2:38 pm:

    Think he’s still just 20.

  23. avatar Boertjie says:
    April 2nd, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Reply to Americano @ 4:53 am:

    20 or 22. Redhead Kitshoff is only
    20. Had to get special permission
    to play for Stormers last year.

    All still quiet on the Pink front?
    :lol:

  24. avatar Cosa die BLOUBOK says:
    April 2nd, 2012 at 9:45 am

    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.

  25. avatar The Year of the Cheetah says:
    April 2nd, 2012 at 9:57 am

    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.

  26. avatar The Year of the Cheetah says:
    April 2nd, 2012 at 10:00 am

    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.

  27. avatar Boertjie says:
    April 2nd, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Actually they have quite an easy program
    Down Under:
    Highlanders
    Crusaders
    Reds
    Farts

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

  28. avatar DavidS says:
    April 2nd, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    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

  29. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    April 2nd, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Reply to DavidS @ 1:50 pm:

    agree, I can see them beating the Reds and Farts but not the Highlanders or saders.

  30. avatar DavidS says:
    April 2nd, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Reply to DavidS @ 1:50 pm:

    In fact unless you’re the Lions or Cheetahs the Aussie sides should all be like BDSM Pulp Fiction gimps in a gay S&M bar for the other sides this season.

  31. avatar Boertjie says:
    April 2nd, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Touch pause engage is spesiaal vir
    die Pienk Bulle vertaal.

    Dis nou streel, vryf, vroetel!

    :weed:

  32. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    April 2nd, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    Gaan so lekker kry as hulle jul verkeerd bewys :pot:

  33. avatar Timeo says:
    April 3rd, 2012 at 12:01 am

    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.

  34. avatar DavidS says:
    April 3rd, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Reply to Boertjie @ 5:58 pm:

    LMFAO!!!!!

  35. avatar Deon says:
    April 3rd, 2012 at 10:35 am

    :wink:

  36. avatar DavidS says:
    April 3rd, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Reply to Deon @ 10:35 am:

    Ja Ja drol

    Nou kruip jy uit die rioolboor uit en verander in ‘b Stormers supporter in na jou Reds laas week op hulle moer gekry het…

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