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Bulls beat Stormers in Pretoria

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Article Published: Friday 9 May 2014|

Out of the last five Super Rugby matches between the Bulls and the Stormers the Stormers have won three and the Bulls two.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.

Kurt Coleman of the Stormers kicks off and we are underway.

1.00: Victor Matfield knocks the ball on and the ball is then kicked out after the kick off.

2.00: The Stormers win the line out and kick upfield. The Bulls win their line out and kick high. Cheslin Kolbie goes for the ball and takes it into touch.

4.00: The Bulls win the scrum and run the ball upfield. The Stormers however take the ball out after the Bulls chip ahead. Bulls line out.

7.00: The Stormers are defending the Bulls attacks and keeping the Bulls in their half.

9.00: Ndungane has a break which gets the Bulls into the Stormers half. The Stormers however turn the ball over and they get the ball wide to Kolbe, who passes to Juan de Jongh who beats one and passes to Kurt Coleman who runs in the first TRY untouched.

11.00: Coleman takes the conversion and nails it.

13.00: There is a break in play for an injury. The game resumes.

15.00: Craig Joubert has a talk to Schalk Burger as the Stormers are infringing too much.

18.00: The Stormers get the ball and attack down the wing. Juan de Jongh beats four defenders and scores in the corner. TRY!

19.00: Coleman takes the conversion kick from the touchline but misses. 

23.00: The Bulls win a penalty so Handre Pollard takes the kick and nails it. The Bulls are on the board.

25.00: The Bulls get the ball into the Stormers half, they have the penalty advantage so Pollard goes for a drop goal and nails it.

29.00: The Bulls win a penalty from a scrum on the half way line. Pollard takes the kick and nails it. The Bulls are edging their way back into this.

32.00: Francois Hougaard kicks the ball upfield and sets up a line out in the Stormers 22.

34.00: The Bulls chip the ball ahead and Bjorn Basson chases it - he gets to the ball but loses it in front of the posts.

36.00; The Bulls are on the attack but Juan de Jongh gets a hand to it as they pass the ball wide. We go upstairs to check if it was deliberate. It is ruled a knock on by the Stormers. 5m scrum for the Bulls.

38.00: Penalty to the Bulls. Pollard takes the kick and nails it to level the scores.

40.00: The siren sounds but the Stormers keep the ball alive and look dangerous again. However the Bulls manage to stop the attack and the whistle goes for half time.

The half time score was Bulls 12 Stormers 12

The Bulls kick off and the second half is underway.

41.00: The Stormers win the first line out of the second half on the Bulls throw. The Stormers do however then concede a penalty. Pollard will kick.

42.00:Pollard slots the penalty and the Bulls lead for the first time.

46.00: The Stormers win a line out and kick for touch to relieve pressure in their 22.

47.00: The Stormers steal the ball after a line out and attack down the wing. They win a penalty and Coleman kicks for touch.

49.00: The Bulls try to attack but they lose the ball forward in the tackle.

53.00: The Bulls win a penalty for not releasing. Pollard takes the shot and nails it. The stormers haven't scored for half an hour.

55.00: Scarra Ntubeni comes off injured.

56.00: Penalty against Kurt Coleman for tackling Visser in the air. Pollard kicks for touch.

58.00: Schalk Burger comes off and Siya Kolisi comes off. The Bulls move the ball wide and Basson and Visser surge the side forward. The support comes and knocks the ball on.

63.00: Replacements coming on thick and fast for both teams, too many to list.

64.00: Official attendance at Loftus is 26 384. The Stormers have the ball in the Bulls half. They are going through the phases but then the Bulls turn the ball over, they kick it upfield and chase. Ndungane gets to the ball and looks to have JUST dotted it down. The TMO checks it. TRY! Engelbrecht got the ball into space.

66.00: Pollard slots the conversion.

69.00: Penalty to the Bulls from the scrum. Jacques Louis-Potgieter will kick for posts. He nails it.

71.00: Damian de Allende goes in for a try in the corner but as he dives he loses the ball. It's a knock on. Bulls scrum.

73.00: The Bulls kick for touch.

76.00: The Bulls try the box kick but the Stormers charge it down.

79.00: The Stormers get the ball down into the Bulls 22 but Victor Matfield kicks the ball well upfield and everyone has to chase.

80.00: The siren sounds for full time. That;s it the Bulls win.

The full time score is Bulls 28 (12) Stormers 12 (12)


Tries - A.Ndungane
Pen - H.Pollard 5, J.Potgieter
Con - H.Pollard
Drop - H.Pollard
Cards -

Tries - K.Coleman, Jongh,
Pen -
Con - K.Coleman
Drop -
Cards -

Match Officials
Craig Joubert
Assistant Ref 1: Lourens van der Merwe
Assistant Ref 2: Jaco van Heerden
TMO: Johan Greeff



15 Jurgen Visser , 14 Akona Ndungane , 13 JJ Engelbrecht , 12 Jan Serfontein , 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Handre Pollard , 9 Francois Hougaard , 8 Grant Hattingh, 7 Jacques du Plessis, 6 Jono Ross , 5 Victor Matfield ( c), 4 Paul Willemse , 3 Marcel van der Merwe , 2 Callie Visagie , 1 Dean Greyling

Replacements: , 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Werner Kruger , 18 Morne; Mellett , 19 Jacques Engelbrecht , 20 Wimpie van der Walt , 21 Rudy Paige , 20 Jacques-Louis Potgieter , 21 William Small-Smith


15. Jaco Taute, 14. Damian de Allende, 13. Juan de Jongh, 12. Peter Grant, 11. Cheslin Kolbe (Super Rugby starting debut for the Stormers), 10. Kurt Coleman, 9. Nic Groom, 8. Duane Vermeulen, 7. Schalk Burger (c), 6. Nizaam Carr, 5. Ruan Botha, 4. Jean Kleyn (On Super Rugby debut for the Stormers), 3. Pat Cilliers, 2. Scarra Ntubeni, 1. Brok Harris

Replacements:16. Stephan Coetzee, 17. Alistair Vermaak (On Super Rugby debut for the Stormers), 18. Martin Dreyer, 19. Siya Kolisi, 20. Deon Fourie, 21. Dylon Frylinck (On Super Rugby debut for the Stormers), 22. Michael van der Spuy, 23. Devon Williams

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