Super Rugby

Stormers beat Bulls in Pretoria




The Bulls last match of the 2017 Super Rugby season is against South Africa’s second best team the Stormers from Cape Town.

The Stormers have already qualified for the play offs next week but as the Bulls have struggled this season they cannot qualify.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off. A late blow for the Stormers.  Rynhardt Elsadt and Wilco Louw ruled out. They have been replaced by Juarno Augustus and Frans van Wyk.

The referee blows his whistle and the match is underway.

4.00; The Bulls make a strong start to the match putting the Stormers under some pressure in the Stormers 22.

6.00: The Stormers knock the ball on which gives the Bulls a scrum in the Stormers half. The Stormers win the ball from the scrum and kick it deep.

7.00: The Bulls counter attack from deep and they find holes in the Stormers defence. The Bulls get through and go for the line. Jason Jenkins goes over the line and may have scored. The TMO will decide. The TMO rules that Jenkins got the ball down and scored the TRY!

8.00: Tian Schoeman converts the try.

9.00: The Stormers hit straight back as Cheslin Kolbe slices through the Bulls and scores under the posts. The TMO confirms the TRY has been scored.

10.00; Damian Willemse converts the try.

13.00: The Stormers get back on the attack and work the ball through 8 phases which gets them into the Bulls 22. Damian de Allende almost gets through but the ball is recycled and sent out wide to  Sikhumbuzo Notshe who is on the wing and scores. TRY.

15.00: Willemse misses the conversion.

17.00: The Bulls go wide as Warrick Gelant pulls in two defenders. Duncan Mathews is open out wide and runs in the Bulls second TRY.

18.00: Schoeman adds the conversion.

22.00: Penalty to the Bulls from a maul. The Bulls choose the line out and kick for touch.

23.00: The Bulls win the line out and set up the maul. The ball slows and the Stormers get the put in.

24.00: The Stormers win a penalty and clear the ball.

28.00: The Bulls open up the Stormers again and this time Duncan Mathews offloads to Jessie Kriel who scores. TRY!

29.00: Schoeman slots the conversion.

30.00: Penalty to the Stormers. Willemse takes the penalty kick and nails it.

33.00: Seabelo Senatla gets into space for the Stormers but then when he passes the ball goes to ground. The Bulls counter attack but then the Stormers turn the ball over and Dillyn Lleyds gets the ball and slices through the Bulls and scores. TRY!

34.00: Willemse adds the conversion. Stormers lead.

38.00: Penalty to the Stormers. They take the line out and kick for the corner. The ball is lost though and the Bulls get a boot to it. The ball is ruled to have been knocked on.

40.00: the Stormers attack the Bulls on their 5m line but the ball is lost and the Bulls kick it into touch.

It’s half time.

The half time score was Bulls 21 Stormers 22

The Bulls kick off and the second half is underway.

43.00: The Stormers work the ball to the Bulls corner but it goes into touch. Bulls under pressure early on.

50.00: The Bulls earn a penalty. Schoeman lines up the posts and takes the shot that would have put the Bulls back into the lead but he misses.

51.00; Conrad Janse van Vuuren tackles Dillyn Lleyds high so the referee calls for a TMO foul play review. Conrad Janse van Vuuren is shown a yellow card.

53.00: The Stormers drive the Bulls over the line and look to have scored. The TMO is called in to review. The try is awarded to Siya Kolisi.

54.00: Willemse adds the conversion.

58.00: Cheslin Kolbe tackles Shaun Adendorff high so the TMO has a look at the tackle. The ruling is just a penalty.

60.00: The Stormers break out from their half. Dillyn Lleyds gets the ball and slices through the Bulls, he offloads to Damian Willemse who dives over and scores. The TMO will check the grounding. The TRY is awarded.

61.00: Willemse attempts the conversion from outwide but misses.

64.00: The Bulls go through the phases on attack just inside the Stormers half. Piet van Zyl gets through and races to the corner and scores. TRY!

65.00: Schoeman takes the conversion kick from the touchline. He misses.

70.00: The Stormers get loose and Jesse Kriel pounces on the ball and races for the line and scores. Tony Jantjies adds the conversion.

72.00: Penalty to the Bulls. They take the penalty shot but miss.

74.00: The Stormers win a penalty for a high tackle by Travis Ismaiel . The Stormers take the line out option.

75.00: the Bulls steal the line out but the ball goes into touch. The Stormers get another line out and the Bulls get the ball again. They clear from the 5m line.

77.00: The ball is chipped ahead and there is a chase for the ball as it rolls towards the tryline. Van zyl gets to the ball and saves the try.

78.00: After a spell of broken play the Stormers get the ball in their half. Seabelo Senatla gets the ball from a chip ahead and gather the ball at full pace and races for the line and scores under the posts. TRY!

79.00: The try is converted.

80.00: The siren sounds and the whistle follows. The Stormers have won.

Live In-Play Betting.

The full time score is Bulls 33 (21)  Stormers 41 (22)


Tries – J.Jenkins, D.Mathews, J.Kriel, P.van Zyl, J.Kriel
Pen –
Con – T.Schoeman 3, T.Jantjies
Drop –
Cards – C. Janse van Vuuren (52nd min yellow)

Tries – C.Kolbe,  S.Notshe, D.Lleyds, S.Kolisi, D.Willemse, S. Senatla
Pen – D. Willemse
Con – D. Willemse 4
Drop –
Cards –

Match Officials
Referee: Quinton Immelman
Assistant Ref 1:Federico Anselmi
Assistant Ref 2:Jaco van Heerden
TMO: Marius Jonker



Warrick Gelant ,Travis Ismaiel , Jesse Kriel , Jan Serfontein , Duncan Matthews, Tian Schoeman,Rudy Paige , Nic de Jager , Jannes Kirsten , Shaun Adendorff, RG Snyman, Jason Jenkins , Conrad Janse van Vuuren, Adriaan Strauss , Pierre Schoeman

Replacements: Jaco Visagie , Trevor Nyakane , John Roy Jenkinson ,Ruben van Heerden, Ruan Steenkamp , Piet van Zyl,, Tony Jantjies , Burger Odendaal


15 Dillyn Leyds, 14 Cheslin Kolbe, 13 EW Viljoen, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Seabelo Senatla, 10 Damian Willemse, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Nizaam Carr, 7 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 6 Siya Kolisi (c), 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 Eben Etzebeth (vc), 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg

Replacements: 16 Ramone Samuels, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Frans van Wyk, 19 Chris van Zyl, 20 Juarno Augustus, 21 Justin Phillips, 22 Juan de Jongh, 23 Dan Kriel

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