Super Rugby

Bulls beat Stormers in Pretoria



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The final Super Rugby match in Round 13 is in Pretoria where the Bulls host the Stormers at Loftus Versfeld.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.

In the meantime why not have a look at the match preview.

The Stormers – playing in red – kick off and the match is underway. The Stormers win the ball back and immediately attack the Bulls.

2.00: The Stormers win a penalty. They will kick for posts.

3.00: Jean-Luc du Plessis takes the shot and nails it. The Stormers lead.

5.00: The Bulls win a penalty back from a collapsed scrum. Francois Brummer lines up the kick.

7.00: Brummer takes the shot and nails it. The scores are level.

9.00: Penalty to the Stormers. Du Plessis slots it and the Stormers are back in front.

12.00: The Bulls win a penalty just inside the Stormers half. Brummer lines up the kick and nails it. The scores are level.

15.00:The scrums are battling to complete.

17.00: The teams are slipping in the scrum. The Bulls win a penalty and kick for touch.

20.00: The Bulls lose the ball forward. Before the scrum the TMO reports that RG Snyman held a player off the ball so the Stormers have a penalty for foul play.

22.00: Eben Etzebeth is having some eye trouble. He gets some help and then carries on. The Bulls have knocked on so we have a scrum.

24.00: The ref has a chat with the teams and the scrum completes. The Stormers have an advantage and then a penalty.

26.00: The Stormers knock on so the Bulls have a scrum. The scrum completes, the Bulls run the ball and then kick upfield. The Bulls chase but when they get to the ball they knock on.

29.00: Penalty from the scrum. Brummer lines up the kick but he curls it and misses.

32.00: The Stormers get the put in for a scrum. They win the scrum and work the ball up to the Bulls 22m line. At that point the Bulls win a penalty and kick upfield.

35.00: Penalty to the Stormers from the breakdown. Groom taps it and the Stormers get into the Bulls 22. The Stormers chip the ball ahead for Cheslin Kolbe and he almost gets to the ball to score. The Stormers are called back for a penalty.

37.00: Du Plessis lines up the penalty kick and misses.

38.00:There is a contest in the air and Du Plessis falls hard and stays down. The teams play on and Travis Ismaiel kicks the ball into touch. The game resumes with the line out.

39.00: The Stormers go through 5 phases on attack. They lose the ball and the Bulls quickly counter and they kick ahead but the Stormers get the ball just short of the line. Groom boots the ball into touch as the siren sounds.

Its half time.

The half time score is Bulls 6 Stormers 6

The Bulls kick off and the second half is underway.

42.00: The Stormers win a penalty and Du Plessis kicks for touch.

45.00: Schalk Burger goes down injured and calls for a medic. He gets some strapping and carries on.

46.00: Arno Botha rips the ball off the Stormers and the ball is kicked ahead by Jan Serfontein. The Bulls get the bounce of the ball and SP Marais gets to it and passes to Piet van Zyl who scores. TRY!

47.00: The conversion is missed.

51.00: The Bulls are awarded a penalty. Brummer takes the shot and nails it to extend the lead.

55.00: Penalty to the Stormers. Du Plessis takes his time as he takes the penalty kick but misses.

57.00: The Stormers make ground after a line out and then they kick. SP Marais kicks it back and Kolbe starts the counter-attack. The Stormers get an advantage and play on. When the Stormers can’t do anything with the ball they are called back for a penalty. They choose the line out.

60.00: The Stormers win the line out and attack the Bulls in their 22. They get to about 2m out and send wave after wave at the line.

61.00: 8 phases and still the Stormers attack. The Bulls press them back but they continue through the phases. 12 phases.

62.00: Stegmann wins a penalty for the Bulls. They clear the ball into touch.

67.00: Damian de Allende slips through the Bulls defence and scores under the posts. TRY!

68.00: Du Plessis adds the conversion. Stormers trail by one.

72.00: The Bulls win a line out in the edge of their 22. They keep it tight and then use the grubber but get called back for a penalty. The Bulls kick for touch.

75.00: The Bulls work the ball into the Stormers half and Tian Schoeman who has just comes on goes for a drop goal and nails it.

77.00: Jamb Ulengo tries to break down the wing but he gets caught.

79.00: The Bulls have a scrum. The Bulls win a free kick as the siren sounds.

80.00: The Bulls put the ball into touch. Thats it.

The Bulls have won.

The full time score is Bulls 17 (6) Stormers 13 (6) 


Tries – P.van Zyl
Pen – F.Brummer 3
Con –
Drop –  T.Schoeman
Cards –

Tries Allende
Pen – J. du Plessis 2
Con – J.du Plessis
Drop –
Cards –

Match Officials
Referee: Ben O’Keeffe
Assistant Ref 1:Glen Jackson
Assistant Ref 2:AJ Jacobs
TMO :Johan Greeff



15 SP Marais, 14 Jamba Ulengo, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Travis Ismaiel, 10 Francois Brummer, 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Arno Botha, 7 Jannes Kirsten, 6 Lappies Labuschagne, 5 RG Snyman, 4 Jason Jenkins, 3 Marcel van der Merwe, 2 Adriaan Strauss (c), 1 Lizo Gqoboka

Replacements: 16 Jaco Visagie, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Pierre Schoeman, 19 Grant Hattingh, 20 Deon Stegmann, 21 Rudy Paige, 22 Tian Schoeman, 23 Dries Swanepoel


15 Cheslin Kolbe, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Johnny Kotze, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Leolin Zas, 10 Jean-Luc du Plessis, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Schalk Burger, 7 Siya Kolisi, 6 Nizaam Carr, 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe (captain), 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Oli Kebble.

Replacements: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 Alistair Vermaak, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 Rynhardt Elstadt, 20 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 21 Louis Schreuder, 22 Brandon Thomson, 23 Huw Jones.


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