Bulls beat Stormers in Soweto

The Bulls and the Stormers will meet in the Super 14 final for the first time and the last time. They may go on to meet again next year in the final but this will be the last Super 14 final as next year we have the Super15.


Match detail


We are waiting for the kick off. The teams are on the field. The South African President Jacob Zuma is shaking the player’s hands. Before kick off we will have the South African anthem sung by Kurt Darren.

 

0.01: Peter Grant kicks off and we are underway.

 

1.00: The Stormers start well but after 5 phases the Bulls turn the ball over and try to attack.  They kick the ball away though.

 

2.00:  Gerhard van den Heever gets into some space on the wing but is shoved into touch.

 

3.00: The Stormers win the first line out of the match but the Bulls bash through and turn the ball over and attack.

 

4.00: The Stormers take a blow as Andries Bekker comes off. It’s only blood though.

 

5.00: The Bulls are attacking and the Stormers suck it up. Then suddenly Pierre Spies finds a hole and darts through. The Bulls attack but then the Stormers turn it over and attack – they get nowhere and then Stormers kick it away.  Gerhard van den Heever goes down injured.

 

7.00: As Bekker gets some stitches in the mouth Gerhard van den Heever gets up but does not look happy.

 

8.00: First Penalty. The Stormers give away a penalty at the scrum so Steyn will kick for posts.

 

9.00: Van de Heever comes off as Steyn bangs over the first penalty.

 

11.00: Tiaan Liebenberg’s second throw in at the line out is not straight so the Bulls get a penalty in their own half. They choose to scrum.

 

12.00: Bulls win the scrum and kick. The Stormers get back and then kick forward. They chase and it gets a bit scrappy as both teams battle for an advantage.

 

14.00: The Stormers defence is holding out some big pressure from the Bulls. The Bulls get a penalty and they take the quick tap, Du Preez kicks for the corner but it goes out. Momentum is with the Bulls. We get called back for a penalty as the Stormers were not back 10m.

 

16.00: Steyn bangs over the penalty as Bekker comes back on.

 

17.00; Francois Louw gets the ball for the Stormers on the wing. He passes as the Bulls get back- the Stormers recyle and change sides – Stormers all over the Bulls – they get over the line and we go upstairs!!

 

18.00: Schalk Burger gets the ball on the line BUT it looks like it could be the third movement as the initial movement was short. No try and a penalty to the Bulls for playing the ball on the ground. Steyn clears the ball.

 

19.00: Penalty to the Bulls for not rolling away. Steyn will kick for posts. He is 20 out.

 

20.00: Steyn takes the kick and nails it.

 

22.00: Bulls dominating possession so far on the stats but that is normal for the Stormers. The Bulls get their maul driving but the Stormers defend well.

 

23.00: Steyn boots the ball up but Pietersen gets to the ball – just. The Stormers then attack but get nowhere so they kick for touch. Juan De Jongh comes off for the Stormers.

 

24.00: WOW – oh WOW. Francois Hougaard dodges his way through a hole in the Stormers and scores the most amazing try. Steyn adds the conversion.  What a breakthrough try !!!

 

27.00: Penalty to the Stormers. Instead of kiking for posts they kick for touch. That could have been a mi

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