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Stormers beat Bulls in Cape Town

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Article Published: Saturday 13 July 2013|

The Bulls top the Super Rugby standings and are in line to host the Super Rugby final if they can beat the Stormers in Cape Town.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off. The Bulls have come on to the field and are wearing their pink kit.
Morne Steyn kicks off and we are underway.
0.39: The Bulls show that they have come to win the match as Morne Steyn goes for a drop goal but misses. The Bulls want to win any way they can it appears.
4.00: No shortage of physicality in this match. Both teams testing each other out.
5.00: The Stormers win a scrum and run at the Bulls. They drive them back to their 22.
6.00: After 8 phases the Stormers are called back for a knock on by Louis Schreuder.
8.00: The Stormers win a penalty for a high hit on Habana and they kick for touch. Gary van Aswegen finds it in the corner.
9.00: The Stormers win another penalty 5m out. Stormers go for the short line out and they drive over the line. Eben Etzebeth scores. TRY!
11.00: Gary van Aswegen slots the conversion.
13.00: Penalty to the Bulls. Not rolling away. Morne Steyn takes the kick and slots it. The Bulls are on the board.
15.00: The Stormers get the ball to Habana on the wing and he changes direction and races for the line and scores. TRY!
16.00: Van Aswegen slots the conversion.
18.00: The Bulls get the ball into the Stormers 22. Deon Greyling goes for the line and reaches. The TMO checks to see if it is a try. No try as it was short. The Bulls have a scrum.
20.00: The Bulls win the scrum and Vermaak slips the ball to Kirchner and he scores. TRY!
21.00: Morne Steyn adds the conversion.
24.00: Penalty to the Stormers - tackler not releasing. Van Aswegen takes the kick and slots it.
27.00: Deon Stegmann concedes a penalty so the Stormers get a shot at the posts. Van Aswegen nails the kick.
32.00: The Stormers keep pinning the Bulls back but then the Bulls turn the ball over and Steyn kicks perfectly into the corner. The Stormers win the line out and kick downfield.
33.00: The ball goes to Kirchner and the Bulls launch their counter attack. Penalty to the Stormers.
34.00: The Stormers go for the line out and Jean de Villiers slices through the Bulls but is just caught. The Stormers recycle but knock on.
36.00: Penalty from the scrum to the Stormers. Van Aaswegen takes the kick and slots it.
38.00: Steyn kicks for the corner again and finds it. There is a break in play though as Jean de Villiers tackled a players late and with no arms. The Bulls kick for the corner.
40.00:The Bulls win the line out and drive for the line with the maul. The Stormers push them sideways but the Bulls win another penalty.
41.00: Steyn will kick for posts. He nails it.
It's half time.
The half time score was Stormers 23 Bulls 13
The Stormers kick off and we are underway.
42.00: The Stormers continue to take the game to the Bulls even though they are a man down with De Villiers in the sin bin.
43.00: The Bulls knock on at a line out so we have a scrum. Flip Van der Merwe comes off and Morne Mellet comes on.
44.00: The Stormers win the scrum and attack. They get into the Bulls 22 and go through the phase picking and going as they edge forward. After 7 phases Aplon passes to Van der Heever but the ball is behind him and it goes to ground.
48.00: The Bulls start building their attack and going through the phases but they knock on. The backs fumbled the ball.
51.00: De Villiers is back on and while he was off the Stormers did not concede any points. However the Stormers move the ball down the line and De Villiers' pass is way forward.
52.00: Dewald Potgieter gets some help from the medics which holds the game up.
54.00: The Stormers pile on the pressure in the Bulls 22. The  Bulls have to scramble in defence but Jean de Villiers goes in low for the try line and scores. TRY.
56.00: Gary van Aswegen slots the conversion. It's slipping away from the Bulls.
60.00: The Stormers are outplaying the Bulls in just about every facet of the game. When the Bulls try to force their way into the game they knock on as they want it too much.
63.00: Bulls winger Bjorn Basson gets the ball and races away but he has open space and runs straight into Gerhard van den Heever. Rudy Paige comes on for the Bulls. The game is held up as the Refs microphone is playing up.
65.00: The Bulls win a penalty in the Stormers 22. They win the line out and attack. They get to 5m out, then 2m out but the Stormers push them sideways.
66.00: The Bulls try to go for the high ball for JJ Englebrecht but Jean de Villiers also gets to the ball and it is knocked out. We go back for a 5m penalty as Etzebeth was not rolling away. The Bulls run the ball. They get pushed sideways and the ball goes out.
68.00: Martin Bezuidenhout is caught playing the ball on the ground so he is shown a yellow card. 
70.00: The Stormers win a scrum on their 5m line and they kick well downfield. Van Aswegen comes off and is replaced by Elton Jantjies.
73.00: Elton Jantjies puts in a big tackle on the Bulls and turns the ball over, the Stormers race away downfield with the ball and then they Aplon kicks ahead and Habana chases but knocks on as he goes to score. No try.
 77.00: Bjorn Basson makes a break down the wing but he decides to kick ahead and Gio Aplon is there and takes the mark.
78.00: Bulls still trying to run at the Stormers but the handling lets them down.
79.00.The Bulls haven't scored this half yet. They try to move the ball from side to side but the Stormers defence sucks it all up.
80.00: The siren goes for full time. The Bulls play on. They go wide to Basson who makes ground but is caught and the Stormers turn the ball over. Habana kicks the ball out. That's it.
The full time score is Stormers 30 (23) Bulls 13 (13)


Tries - E.Etzebeth, B.Habana, J.De Villiers
Pen - G. van Aswegen 2
Con - G. van Aswegen 2
Drop -
Cards -J. De Villiers (39th min yellow), M. Bezuidenhout (68th min yellow)

Tries - Z.Kirchner
Pen - M.Steyn 2
Con - M.Steyn
Drop -
Cards -

Match Officials
: Craig Joubert
Assistant Ref 1:Marius v/d Westhuizen
Assistant Ref 2:Linston Manuels
TMO : Deon van Blommenstein



15. Gio Aplon, 14. Gerhard van den Heever, 13. Juan de Jongh, 12. Jean de Villiers (captain), 11. Bryan Habana, 10. Gary van Aswegen, 9. Louis Schreuder, 8. Nizaam Carr, 7. Rynhardt Elstadt, 6. Deon Fourie (vice-captain), 5. De Kock Steenkamp, 4. Eben Etzebeth, 3. Brok Harris, 2. Scarra Ntubeni, 1. Steven Kitshoff

Reserves:, 16. Martin Bezuidenhout, 17. Pat Cilliers, 18. Gerbrandt Grobler, 19. Don Armand, 20. Nic Groom, 21. Elton Jantjies, 22. Damian de Allende.


15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Morne Steyn, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Dewald Potgieter (c), 7 Jacques Potgieter, 6 Deon Stegmann, 5 Grant Hattingh, 4 Flip vd Merwe, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1 Dean Greyling

Replacements : 16 Callie Visagie, 17 Frik Kirsten, 18 Jacques du Plessis, 19 Jono Ross, 20 Rudy Paige, 21 Jurgen Visser, 22 Morne Mellet

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