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Bulls
33
23
Full Time
Stormers
STO
Super Rugby
Saturday 31 March 2018, 11:15am EDT

Bulls v Stormers

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  • FT
  • Yellow CardLizo Gqoboka
    79'
  • ConversionHandre Pollard
    69'
  • TRY!Jesse Kriel
    69'
  • TRY!Siya Kolisi
    65'
  • ConversionHandre Pollard
    46'
  • TRY!Adriaan Strauss
    45'
  • Yellow CardPieter-Steph du Toit
    41'
  • HT
  • ConversionDamian Willemse
    40'
  • TRY!Damian de Allende
    39'
  • TRY!Jan de Klerk
    36'
  • ConversionHandre Pollard
    31'
  • TRY!John-Ben Kotze
    30'
  • Penalty GoalDamian Willemse
    23'
  • TRY!Adriaan Strauss
    16'
  • Yellow CardDamian de Allende
    15'
  • Penalty GoalDamian Willemse
    14'
  • ConversionHandre Pollard
    7'
  • TRY!Adriaan Strauss
    5'
  • KO

Stats

Match Stats
Player Stats
392
393
Metres
37
36
Carries
17
21
Defenders beaten
5
10
Clean breaks
111
123
Passes
3
5
Offloads
16
17
Turnovers conceded
9
8
Turnovers won
124
106
Tackles
21
17
Missed tackles
Bulls T C P
15 Warrick Gelant 0 0 0
14 John-Ben Kotze 1 0 0
13 Jesse Kriel 1 0 0
12 Burger Odendaal 0 0 0
11 Divan Rossouw 0 0 0
10 Handre Pollard 0 4 0
9 Ivan van Zyl 0 0 0
1 Pierre Schoeman 0 0 0
2 Adriaan Strauss 3 0 0
3 Trevor Nyakane 0 0 0
4 Hendre Stassen 0 0 0
5 Jason Jenkins 0 0 0
6 Marco van Staden 0 0 0
7 Thembelani Bholi 0 0 0
8 Hanro Liebenberg 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Jaco Visagie 0 0 0
17 Lizo Gqoboka 0 0 0
18 Frans van Wyk 0 0 0
19 Ruben van Heerden 0 0 0
20 Roelof Smit 0 0 0
21 Embrose Papier 0 0 0
22 Manie Libbok 0 0 0
23 Duncan Matthews 0 0 0
Stormers T C P
15 SP Marais 0 0 0
14 Dillyn Leyds 0 0 0
13 EW Viljoen 0 0 0
12 Damian de Allende 1 0 0
11 Raymond Rhule 0 0 0
10 Damian Willemse 0 1 2
9 Justin Phillips 0 0 0
1 Steven Kitshoff 0 0 0
2 Ramone Samuels 0 0 0
3 Wilco Louw 0 0 0
4 Jan de Klerk 1 0 0
5 Pieter-Steph du Toit 0 0 0
6 Siya Kolisi 1 0 0
7 Cobus Wiese 0 0 0
8 Nizaam Carr 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Siyabonga Ntubeni 0 0 0
17 JC van Rensburg 0 0 0
18 Carlu Sadie 0 0 0
19 Chris Van Zyl 0 0 0
20 Kobus Van Dyk 0 0 0
21 Sikhumbuzo Notshe 0 0 0
22 Jano Vermaak 0 0 0
23 Craig Barry 0 0 0

Standings

Super Rugby

RANK TEAM RPI TOTAL
12 Bulls 45 29
11 Stormers 50 29
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  • FULL TIME - The final whistle sounds and the Bulls have run out 10 point winners over the Stormers. The Bulls had to make up for lost effort on the scoreboard in the second half. Strauss made it a hat trick for the Bulls in the 46th minute, Kolisi gave the Stormers a chance by scoring a 66th minute try, but Kriel put an end to the Stormers chances with a 70th minute try, as the Bulls then went into defensive mode to secure the match.
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  • Yellow Card
    YELLOW CARD BULLS - Lizo Gqoboka is awarded a yellow card for time wasting, after the referee called for the ball and he continued to play on. 
    80''
  • The Bulls will just need to hold onto possession and they will win this one.
    79''
  • Time is now becoming a factor that is playing against the Stormers.
    77''
  • The Stormers need to find a way through as they need to score two tries and a conversion to win this one.
    75''
  • This game is not over yet and with enough time left on the clock, the Bulls will be wanting to score at least one more try to secure the points.
    73''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION BULLS (Handre Pollard) Bulls 33 Stormers 23 - Pollard gives the Bulls some breathing space on the scoreboard, as he picks up the extra two points for the Bulls to give them a 10 point break over the Stormers.
    71''
  • Try
    TRY BULLS (Jesse Kriel) Bulls 31 Stormers 23 - Kriel takes the pass and takes a couple of steps, getting over the line to score the try. The referee pays the try but wants to check it with the TMO. The decision is a confirmed try.
    70''
  • MISSED CONVERSION STORMERS - Willemse takes the kick from the sideline but he is unable to bend it around to be able to add the extras on the scoreboard.
    68''
  • Try
    TRY STORMERS (Siya Kolisi) Bulls 26 Stormers 23 - Finally something goes right for the Stormers as Kolisi scores a try in the corner, to keep the Stormers within striking range of the Bulls.
    66''
  • The Bulls defence are under immense pressure from the Stormers. It may only be a matter of time before they score.
    64''
  • There is still plenty of time for the Stormers to make their move on the Bulls, but they should not leave it too late.
    62''
  • The Stormers are trying to find a way through the Bulls defence but are having a lot of issues getting through.
    60''
  • The Bulls are probably one try away from breaking the game wide open.
    58''
  • A standing ovation for hat trick hero Strauss, who is runs off the ground and onto the bench.
    56''
  • The changes are starting to come through thick and fast from both teams.
    54''
  • The Stormers are back to their full compliment, as they look for a way to make up ground on the scoreboard.
    52''
  • The Stormers may yet rue their current predicament of being a man down, should the Bulls score once again.
    50''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION BULLS (Handre Pollard) Bulls 26 Stormers 18 - Pollard is able to kick just what they needed, a conversion, to give the Bulls an eight point advantage over the Stormers.
    48''
  • Try
    TRY BULLS (Adriaan Strauss) Bulls 24 Stormers 18 - Strauss takes the pass onto his chest as he dives over the line in the same action.
    46''
  • The Bulls have a chance to restore some daylight between them and the Stormers, whilst they have the use of an extra man.
    44''
  • Yellow Card
    YELLOW CARD STORMERS - Pieter-Steph du Toit has fallen foul of the referee after a high hit. He is sent off with a yellow card.
    42''
  • SECOND HALF - The Stormers kick off to get us back under way for the second half.
    41''
  • HALF TIME - The Stormers were in the box seat for most of the first half, but after two Stormers tries in the final four minutes, they find themselves leading at half time, by the barest of margins, one point. The Bulls dominated early with tries to Strauss in the 6th and 17th minutes and a 31st minute try to Kotze. The Stormers fought back late in the first half with a 37th minute try to de Klerk and a 40th minute try to de Allende.
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  • Conversion
    CONVERSION STORMERS (Damian Willemse) Bulls 19 Stormers 18 - Willemse adds the extra points and we officially have a game on our hands.
    40'''
  • Try
    TRY STORMERS (Damian de Allende) Bulls 19 Stormers 16 - Willemse with the chip kick over the top as de Allende chases it and scores a try under the uprights.
    40''
  • MISSED CONVERSION STORMERS - Willemse takes the kick for the conversion, as he bends it around, but not enough for the points.
    39''
  • Try
    TRY STORMERS (Jan de Klerk) Bulls 19 Stormers 11 - de Klerk pushes his way over the line in the scrum, he stretches his arm over the line and scores a try. The referee awards the try but sends it to the TMO, to check if there was a knock on. No knock on found, the try has been awarded.
    37''
  • The Stormers find themselves deep inside attack and are desperate to find a way through.
    36''
  • The Stormers must score a try before half time, to give themselves a chance in this one.
    34''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION BULLS (Handre Pollard) Bulls 19 Stormers 6 - Pollard makes quick work of the conversion kick and the Bulls go further ahead of the Stormers.
    32''
  • Try
    TRY BULLS (Johnny Kotze) Bulls 17 Stormers 6 - Kotze takes the spill of the pass and runs into the corner to score the try. The referee awards the try but wants to check if there was a forward pass. The decision from the TMO comes back as no evidence of a forward pass, the decision from the referee stands.
    31''
  • Just as the Bulls were looking dangerous, with a burst of acceleration from Jesse Kriel, the Stormers were able to nullify the threat.
    29''
  • The Stormers are back to their full compliment on the field, as de Allende returns to the field of play.
    27''
  • PENALTY GOAL STORMERS (Damian Willemse) Bulls 12 Stormers 6 - Willemse makes no mistake with the penalty kick, bringing the Stormers back to within striking distance of the Bulls.
    25''
  • Another penalty is paid to the Stormers, after high contact. They have indicated they will take the kick.
    24''
  • The Stormers have won six of their last seven games against the Bulls.
    22''
  • The Bulls are starting to create a bit of a gap on the scoreboard between themselves and the Stormers. The Stormers must score the next try of the match.
    20''
  • MISSED CONVERSION BULLS - Pollard takes the kick from the sideline. He attempts to get it to bend around, but it does not bend around enough.
    18''
  • Try
    TRY BULLS (Adriaan Strauss) Bulls 12 Stomers 3 - Strauss will himself over the line in the corner and the Bulls take a nine point lead over the Stormers.
    17''
  • Yellow Card
    YELLOW CARD STORMERS - Damian de Allende is awarded a yellow card after a rough piece of play.
    16''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL STORMERS (Damian Willemse) Bulls 7 Stormers 3 - Willemse takes the kick for the penalty and he kicks it straight through the uprights to give the Stormers their first points of the match.
    15''
  • The Bulls win the penalty after the Stormers failed to release the ball.
    12''
  • The pressure has been turned onto the Stormers to answer the Bulls on the scoreboard.
    10''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION BULLS (Handre Pollard) Bulls 7 Stormers 0 - Pollard kicks it from directly in front of the uprights and he makes no mistake for the Bulls.
    8''
  • Try
    TRY BULLS (Adriaan Strauss) Bulls 5 Stomers 0 - Strauss finds his way over the line through the scrum, to score the first points of the day for the Bulls.
    6''
  • The Bulls are metres away from their try line. They are trying to find a way through the Stormers defence.
    4''
  • It has been a slow start from both teams, with both trying to find some sort of rhythm in to the game.
    2''
  • FIRST HALF - The Bulls kick off and we are under way.
    1''
  • The Stormers are in a must win match today, as although they are second on the South African conference, they find themselves under a bit of pressure from the Sharks, who are on the same amount of points as them.
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  • The Bulls find themselves at the bottom of the South African conference with only one win for the season. A win today would have them improve their standing on the ladder.
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  • Welcome to Loftus Versfeld for the match between the Bulls and the Stormers.
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