Bulls 25 - 17 Stormers

Match info: Super Rugby at Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria

Date: 22/02/2013 KO: 17:10

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers


TriesRalepelle (67)ConversionsSteyn (68)PenaltiesSteyn (5, 27, 33, 57, 60, 45)



TriesDe Villiers (49) Bekker (76)ConversionsPietersen (50, 77)PenaltiesPietersen (54)

FT (ht: 9-0)

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  • The hooter sounds at Loftus and the Stormers leave without nothing. A much improved second half, but the selection of Elton Jantjies appeared to be an error for the Stormers. A great kicking performance from Mornà Steyn and they were worthy of victory. Both sides with a lot to work on though.

  • Steyn comes off after a good performance, replaced by Fouch. Stormers out of bonus point range and on the attack. Knocked on though at the breakdown.

  • TRY, STORMERS, BEKKER! 25-18 Stormers unable to make any ground in attack, but they have an advantage. Bekker drives into the 22, but it's slow ball for Groom at scrum-half. Stormers now hit 15 phases of attack in the Bulls 22. Bekker steps inside and scores! Pietersen converts.

  • Attack from the Stormers but Pietersen has no space on the outside and is bundled into touch by Kirchner.

  • Kirchner clears following the restart and Taute must counter. Little depth in the Stormers attack but building the phases. Turnover by Spies but the ball goes forward, scrum to the Stormers.

  • TRY, BULLS, RALEPELLE! 25-10 Hougaard grubbers through and the ball ricochets loose behind the Stormers defence, with Ralepelle diving for the score. Play brought back as Ralepelle is judged to be offside... or is he? Try is given! Steyn converts.

  • Scrums are now uncontested. Steyn misses with a drop goal attempt but the Bulls are putting the hammer down now. Wide from Hougaard, to Venter, to Basson who cuts inside.

  • Francois Venter breaks through a gap down the right for the Bulls, promising attack but it ends with nothing thanks to good work from Steenkamp for the Stormers.

  • Spies picks up the ball and charges up the middle, Bulls now firmly on the attack. Wide pass to Mapoe, then left as de Villiers goes for the interception but knocks on.

  • PENALTY, BULLS, STEYN! 18-10 Turnover ball for the Bulls, penalty right in front on the 22 against de Villiers for offside. Simple kick for Steyn who makes no mistake.

  • Drive from Elstadt turns into a maul, scrum to the Bulls. Free kick tapped by the Bulls and Steyn goes high, well taken by Pietersen. Scrum to the Stormers just on the edge of their 22.

  • PENALTY, BULLS, STEYN! 15-10 More points for Steyn, some breathing space for the hosts.

  • Knocked forward from the Stormers at the restart - scrum to the Bulls. Groom penalised for going off his feet, kickable penalty for Steyn.

  • PENALTY, STORMERS, 12-10 Pietersen cuts the gap to two. Completely different game now, Stormers dominant in the last five minutes.

  • Momentum swing as the Stormers attack once more. Wide ball gathered by Habana who is thumped by Kirchner - penalty to the Stormers at the breakdown. No yellow card and this is kickable for Pietersen.

  • TRY, STORMERS, DE VILLIERS! 12-7 Habana held up inches short in the left-hand corner, but we're going to the TMO for the follow-up. De Villers did enough in the corner to ground the ball and the Stormers are back in the game! Joe Pietersen comes on and lands the conversion.

  • Better from the Stormers after de Villiers gets them over the gain line. Penalty - they go for the corner. Lineout five metres out.

  • PENALTY, BULLS, STEYN! 12-0 Another fine strike - you have to wonder if the Stormers can come back from this given the amount of errors they have made so far.

  • Forward pass from Steenkamp in midfield, scrum to the Bulls. More problems for the visitors and the Bulls win the penalty, Steyn to have another strike.

  • Jantjies kick woes continue - 0/4 and it is not his day. Pietersen and Taute other kicking options.


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