Bulls beat Stormers in Pretoria

The Bulls and Stormers have played each other in Super Rugby 18 times between 1998 and now and the Bulls have only won 7 of those 18 matches.


Match detail


We are waiting for the kick off. There is a slight delay as we have a moment’s silence.

 

0.01: The Bulls kick off and we are underway.

 

1.00: Andries Bekker fumbles the ball shortly after the kick off so the Bulls have a scrum.

 

2.00: The Bulls are too eager at the scrum so the Stormers get a penalty. They kick for touchg.

 

3.00: Bulls win the line out and attack. Basson shows his pace on the wing and the Bulls look intense on attack but the Stormers defence is like a wall as usual.

 

4.00: Stormers showing some early nerves with fumbles of the ball. The Bulls win a penalty as the Stormers go off their feet.

 

5.00: Morne Steyn will take the kick for posts. He does and nails it. The Bulls lead.

 

8.00: The Bulls have spent the whole match in the Stormers half. They concede a penalty for offside as Hougaard was ahead of the kicker Steyn. Jantjies kicks and clears the ball.

 

9.00: A couple of Stormers get their feet on the half way line and they have to retreat as the Bulls kick deep. That’s the first time they have been on that side of the field.

 

10.00: The Bulls attack from the half way line, first Kirchner makes a run then Mapoe but the Stormers push the ball out.

 

11.00: Nic Groom goes off for a concussion test so Dewaldt Duvenage comes on for his 57th Super Rugby cap.

 

13.00: The Stormers get over the half way line and then the Bulls take a player out in the air (Werner Kruger) so they have a penalty. Jantjies will take the kick. 81 % possession so far for the Bulls.

 

14.00: Jantjies kick is short and wide.

 

16.00: The Stormers are getting stronger. They steal a Bulls line out and Jantjies kicks for the corner and the game is now being played in the Bulls half.

 

19.00: Bulls territory is curretnly at 72% so far for the match. They are just inside the Stormers half with a scrum.

 

21.00: Jantjies looks like he is struggling with his confidence. The Bulls have a line out almost on the 22m line but the Stormers mess it up and concede a free kick. The Bulls then make some ground but concede a penalty for not releasing (Kirchner), It’s all a bit messy but it is the first match of the season for these two.

 

23.00: The Stormers kick downfield and it’s a foot race between Jean de Villiers and Wynand Olivier. Olivier just wins and dots the ball down in the try zone. Kirchner touched the ball so we go back for a 5m scrum. Huge advantage now for the Stormers.

 

24.00: Stormers win the scrum and spin the ball wide. Habana pops up in the middle but he is caught. The Bulls are then caught offside. Penalty as Francois Hougaard was offside. Stormers want the line out on the 5m line but the Bulls steal it and run. Line outs for both teams have been woeful.

 

26.00: The Bulls lose Werner Kruger to what looks like an ankle injury and he comes off. The Stormers are then pinged for illegal binding in the scrum so Morne Steyn will kick for posts about 53m out.

 

27.00: It’s huge and it’s there. Steyn doubles the Bulls score.

 

29.00: Both teams using the boot extensively. The line outs are really struggling.

 

30.00: Penalty to the Stormers for obstruction. Deon Stegmann goes down and gets some attention.

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