Stormers v Bulls (Result)

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Recap

The game started with a crazy pace and the Stormers were quickly in the faces of the Bulls putting huge pressure on the Bulls.

They enjoyed early territory with the Bulls having to defend for all they were worth.

With a few opportunities the Stormers could not get passed the Bulls scrabbling defense. It was the Bulls on attack with Etzebeth getting a turnover in their own half and a quick tap from penalty resulted in a try for SP Marais.

That gave the Stormers a 7-0 lead. The Stormers kept the pressure on and moved quickly back into Bulls half and forced another penalty which Du Plessis kick over.

That took the score to 10-0 after 20 min.

The Stormers kept the pressure and played in Bulls half and with a great little touch from Viljoen, Kolbe got over for the Stormers second try.

This gave the Stormers a 17-0 lead and the Bulls struggling. The Stormers just kept on the pressure and scored their third try just before the half time hooter with Carr going over.

The Stormers had a good 24-0 lead going into the break.

The Bulls came out in the second half and put pressure on the Stormers from the start and scored their first try.

The Stormers hit back immediately and scored their forth try through their captain Kolisi in the corner which gave them a 29-5 lead.

It took the Bulls not long to get their second try as they got into the Stormers half from the restart. They scored their second try through Schoeman to take the led down to 29-12.

The Stormers got another penalty before the Bulls scored their third try which got the scoreboard to 32-17 after 62 min.

Some brilliant play from Stormers team interacting between forwards and backs got Leyds over in the corner to take the score to 37-17.

The Stormers kept the pressure on to try and get that bonus point try but Bulls defense hold strong.

At the end it was the Bulls that scored the final try of the match with the Stormers winning the game 39-24.

Scorers:

Stormers – Tries: SP Marais, Cheslin Kolbe, Nizaam Carr, Siya Kolisi, Dillyn Leyds. Conversions: Jean-Luc du Plessis (3). Penalties: Du Plessis (2).
Bulls – Tries: Hanro Liebenberg (2), Pierre Schoeman, Piet van Zyl. Conversion: Pollard, Tian Schoeman.

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Details

Date Time Competition Season
February 25, 2017 7:00 pm Super Rugby 2017 Vodacom Super Rugby 2017

Venue

DHL Newlands
ERF153664 Boundary Rd, Newlands, Cape Town, 7700, South Africa

Results

TeamLosing Bonus PointPenaltyTriesConversions4 TRY BPPoints
Stormers0253037(24)
Bulls0042024(0)
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54 Comments on Stormers v Bulls (Result)

  1. Belle, kom ons wees fair, nyakane is n loskop, weet nie hoekom hulle hom op vasskop speel nie

    Jeez, have the Bulls players even met each other? There is more cohesion in my son’s under10 team who have only been practising for 3 weeks and started playing today

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  2. Another knock. Wtf have these guys been doing in the off season.

    As I said in the week. Stormers have plenty of game breakers. Scoreline reflects that

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  3. Why would you run on your own tryline if the backline haven’t been able to catch a ball the whole game.

    Our basics absolutely horrendous

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  4. Stormers fully deserve this lead. Hopefully the Bulls do some catching drills in the week. Our line outs have been a mess, our backline looks like they’ve just met each other and have no clue what a rugby ball is, and our scrums are even worse than that.

    Kudos to the Stormers scrum and pack, they ha e totally dominated the Bulls and that has allowed the backs to run amok

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  5. @Jacques: Bunny, Stormers backs are finally using the good ball their forwards have been consistently giving them for years. Danger signs for opposition teams, if the pack can keep giving quality ball and pounding the opposition like they are, then the backs will run amok all day long.

    Impressive first half and really poor half from the Bulls. Our forwards are nowhere and I hope someone introduced our backs to each other at halftime

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  6. Bulls like the Sharks like the Boks… trying to play ‘expansive’ rugby and have forgotten all the other aspects of the game!

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  7. Was a better second half from the Bulls, but poor play in the first half meant the deficit was just to big. Can someone tell them the Nyakane experiment has failed?

    For the Stormers the worry should be how easy the Bulls scored 4 tries in the second half, their defense looked poor when the Bulls managed to hold onto the ball, which didn’t happen all that often.

    For the Bulls, well where do I start? Our scrums were poor, our lineouts frustrating, as we managed to drop the ball at least 5 times after winning the lineout ball, our handling in the backs were poor, with passes going wrong and knock ons happening everywhere. We still don’t clear rucks which lead to turn overs. Basicly it looked like they did nothing in the off season. The Cheetahs will not be easy next weekend, so the Bulls have very little time to sort out major deficiencies in their play.

    With a tour to NZ looming large, we need to start well, write off this game and sort out our basics this week, otherwise this will be a long season.

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