Stormers beat Bulls in Pretoria

The second South African Super Rugby derby clash is arguably the biggest match in South African rugby this weekend and is between the Bulls and the Stormers.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.

The Stormers kick off and we are underway. 

1.00: The Bulls win an early penalty so they kick for touch. 

2.00: The Bulls win the line out and attack the Stormers. They go through six phases and get to the 5m line. They continue the attack. 

2.00:Early pressure from the Bulls is huge. They win a penalty for holding on. They kick for touch. 5m line out. 

3.00: The Bulls win the line out and drive over the line and score. TRY to Deon Stegmann. 

4.00: Handre Pollard misses the conversion. 

6.00: The Stormers win a scrum but the Bulls turn the ball over at the first phase. They pass back to Jurgen Visser who kicks deep. 

8.00 : The Stormers counter attack with a kick and Jurgen Visser drops the ball Dillyn Leyds collects and runs away to score under the posts. TRY !

8.00: Demetri Catrakilis adds the conversion and the Stormers lead. 

10.00: The Bulls attack and work the ball into the Stormers 22. The Stormers turn the ball over and run it. They make huge ground and try the grubber and almost get through but Deon Basson gathers the ball and counter attacks. The Stormers win a penalty for not releasing. 

13.00: Catrakilis takes the penalty kick and nails it. 

15.00: The Stormers lok dangerous with the ball. They are testing the Bulls defence outwide. 

18.00: The Stormers win the ball from a Bulls scrum and attack down the wing. As they go forward though they concede a penalty. The Bulls will kick for touch. 

20.00: Penalty to the Bulls. Pollard takes the kick but misses. 

22.00: The Bulls go through the phases attacking the Stormers. They don’t make a lot of ground for the effort being put in but then they lose the ball forward (Matfield) 

24.00: The Bulls try to make ground but they get pushed backwards. They have to kick so the Stormers run the ball and then kick. 

25.00: Penalty to the Stormers. They kick for touch. 

28.00: The Stormers go through the phases and Duanne Vermeulen slips through and scores a TRY under the posts. 

28.00: Catrakilis adds the conversion from in front. 

34.00: The Bulls look very rusty as passes are going to ground. The game is held up as Trevor Nyakane has taken a knock. 

36.00: Penalty to the Stormers just inside the Bulls half. Catrakilis will kick for posts. He hits the post. 

40.00: The siren sounds for half time as a scrum is set. The scrum has to be reset. 

The Bulls win a penalty from the scrum 63m out so Pollard will kick for posts. He is short and lacks direction. 

The half time score was Bulls 5 Stormers 17

The second half is underway. 

42.00: The Bulls start the second half with pace and power and it wins them a penalty. Pollard will kick for posts. He nails it. 

46.00: The Bulls win another penalty for a high tackle. Pollard will kick for posts. 

48.00: Pollard nails the penalty. 

51.00: The Stormers win a penalty so Catrakilis takes the shot. He nails it. 

54.00: Penalty to the Bulls. Pollard takes the kick and nails this one. 

56.00: The Bulls go through the phases on attack in the Stormers half. They make some ground but concede a penalty. Kurt Coleman comes on for Catrakilis (Blood) and kicks for touch.  

58.00: The Bulls are awarded a penalty. Handre Pollard takes the kick and nails it. 

63.00: The Stormers go through the phases on attack. Juan de Jongh almost gets through but passes to Damian de Allende who almost scores in the corner. He admits he lost the ball so no call to the TMO. 

66.00: The Stormers win a penalty for not rolling away. Catrakilis takes the kick and nails it. 

69.00: The match is being decided by penalties. The Stormers are awarded a penalty. Catrakilis takes the kick but misses. 

72.00: The Stormers get another penalty. This time Kurt Coleman takes the shot and he nails it. Bulls need to score twice. 

76.00: Coleman goes for a drop goal but it is well short. 

77.00: Coleman goes for another drop goal and this one he nails. 

80.00: The siren sounds and the ball goes dead. That is it. 

The Stormers have won. 

The full time score is Bulls 17 (5) Stormers 29 (17)


Tries – D.Stegmann
Pen – H.Pollard 4
Con –
Drop – K.Coleman
Cards –

Tries – D. Leyds, D.Vermeulen 
Pen – D.Catrakilis 3, K.Coleman
Con – D.Catrakilis 2
Drop –
Cards –

Match Officials
Referee: Jaco Peyper
Assistant Ref 1:Jaco van Heerden
Assistant Ref 2:Stephan Geldenhuys
TMO : Johan Greeff



15. Jurgen Visser, 14. Bjorn Basson, 13. JJ Engelbrecht, 12. Jan Serfontein, 11. Francois Hougaard, 10. Handre Pollard, 9. Piet van Zyl, 8. Arno Botha, 7. Lappies Labuschagne, 6. Deon Stegmann, 5. Victor Matfield (c), 4. Jacques du Plessis, 3. Werner Kruger, 2. Adriaan Strauss, 1. Trevor Nyakane.

Replacements: 16. Callie Visagie, 17. Morne Mellet, 18. Dayan vd Westhuizen / Neethling Fouche , 19. Grant Hattingh, 20. Pierre Spies, 21. Rudy Paige, 22.Jacques-Louis Potgieter, 23.Jesse Kriel


15. Cheslin Kolbe , 14. Johnny Kotze * , 13. Juan de Jongh (vice-captain) , 12. Damian de Allende , 11. Dillyn Leyds * , 10. Demetri Catrakilis , 9. Nic Groom , 8. Duane Vermeulen (captain) , 7. Michael Rhodes , 6. Rynhardt Elstadt , 5. Ruan Botha , 4. Jean Kleyn , 3. Vincent Koch * , 2. Scarra Ntubeni , 1. Steven Kitshoff

Replacements: 16. Bongi Mbonambi ** , 17. Oli Kebble , 18. Wilco Louw ** , 19. Jurie van Vuuren , 20. Nizaam Carr , 21. Louis Schreuder , 22. Kurt Coleman , 23. Huw Jones **

(*Super Rugby starting debut for the Stormers)
(**On Super Rugby debut for the Stormers)

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