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29
17
FT
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BUL
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Saturday 05 May 2018, 9:05am EDT

Stormers v Bulls

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  • FT
  • ConversionDamian Willemse
    62'
  • TRY!Ramone Samuels
    61'
  • Penalty GoalSP Marais
    52'
  • ConversionDamian Willemse
    50'
  • TRY!SP Marais
    49'
  • ConversionHandre Pollard
    48'
  • TRY!Jason Jenkins
    47'
  • HT
  • Penalty GoalHandre Pollard
    33'
  • Yellow CardRamone Samuels
    32'
  • ConversionHandre Pollard
    20'
  • TRY!Lodewyk De Jager
    19'
  • TRY!Wilco Louw
    10'
  • ConversionDamian Willemse
    6'
  • TRY!Damian Willemse
    4'
  • KO

Stats

Match Stats
Player Stats
265
350
Metres
32
40
Carries
13
18
Defenders beaten
10
9
Clean breaks
99
157
Passes
5
12
Offloads
10
17
Turnovers conceded
8
3
Turnovers won
121
77
Tackles
18
13
Missed tackles
Stormers T C P
15 SP Marais 1 0 1
14 Dillyn Leyds 0 0 0
13 JJ Engelbrecht 0 0 0
12 Damian de Allende 0 0 0
11 Raymond Rhule 0 0 0
10 Damian Willemse 1 3 0
9 Dewaldt Duvenage 0 0 0
1 Steven Kitshoff 0 0 0
2 Ramone Samuels 1 0 0
3 Wilco Louw 1 0 0
4 Chris Van Zyl 0 0 0
5 Pieter-Steph du Toit 0 0 0
6 Siya Kolisi 0 0 0
7 Kobus Van Dyk 0 0 0
8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Siyabonga Ntubeni 0 0 0
17 JC van Rensburg 0 0 0
18 Frans Malherbe 0 0 0
19 Cobus Wiese 0 0 0
20 Nizaam Carr 0 0 0
21 Albertus De Wet 0 0 0
22 Jean-Luc du Plessis 0 0 0
23 Seabelo Senatla 0 0 0
Bulls T C P
15 Warrick Gelant 0 0 0
14 John-Ben Kotze 0 0 0
13 Jesse Kriel 0 0 0
12 Burger Odendaal 0 0 0
11 Divan Rossouw 0 0 0
10 Handre Pollard 0 2 1
9 Andre Riaan Warner 0 0 0
1 Lizo Gqoboka 0 0 0
2 Adriaan Strauss 0 0 0
3 Conraad Van Vuuren 0 0 0
4 RG Snyman 0 0 0
5 Lodewyk De Jager 1 0 0
6 Marco van Staden 0 0 0
7 Jason Jenkins 1 0 0
8 Thembelani Bholi 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Jaco Visagie 0 0 0
17 Nqobisiwe Mxoli 0 0 0
18 Frans van Wyk 0 0 0
19 Nick de Jager 0 0 0
20 Roelof Smit 0 0 0
21 Ivan van Zyl 0 0 0
22 Manie Libbok 0 0 0
23 Travis Ismaiel 0 0 0

Standings

Super Rugby

RANK TEAM RPI TOTAL
11 Stormers 50 29
12 Bulls 45 29
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  • FULL TIME - The final whistle sounds at Newlands!  The Bulls started the second half in brilliant fashion scoring an early try but from that point onwards it was all the Stormers - the home side scored two unanswered tries and a penalty goal to record an important 29-17 victory over the Bulls that keeps them in touch with the top two sides in the South African conference.
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  • The final siren has sounded but the Stormers want to keep playing - they still have a chance, with another try, to add a bonus point.
    80'''
  • Outstanding defence from Dillyn Leyds!  The Bulls create huge numbers out to the left with three unmarked runners but Johnny Kotze is tracked down and crunched over the touch line by the Stormers' right-winger in a try-saving tackle.
    79''
  • The Bulls have a penalty and waste no time in taking the quick tap - the match is beyond their reach now but they are still a chance of salvaging a bonus point.
    78''
  • The scrum goes down once again but this time the penalty goes the way of the Stormers - SP Marais makes amends for his previous kick by finding touch just short of the half way line.
    76''
  • The Bulls win a penalty after the scrum went down and it will be Handre Pollard to kick for touch.
    75''
  • Burger Odendaal puts boot to ball - he succeeds in finding touch and gaining a few metres but not enough to put any serious pressure on the Stormers' defence.
    73''
  • We are inside the final 10 minutes and the Stormers are on the march with a massive rolling maul - the home side can sense an opportunity here to put this match beyond the Bulls' reach.
    71''
  • A massive scrum from the Stormers draws a huge roar from the home crowd!  The advantage is lost for the Stormers however after SP Marais' kick fails to find touch.
    69''
  • The Bulls win a timely penalty and Handré Pollard finds touch inside the Stormers' 22 - the visitors simply must score from this attacking foray to give themselves any chance.
    67''
  • Approaching the final 15 minutes at Newlands and the Bulls have a huge mountain to climb if they are to force their way back into this contest - the Stormers have scored the last two tries and have all the momentum.
    65''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Stormers (Damian Willemse) 29-17 Stormers
    64''
  • The Stormers have two in a row!  A terrific build up from the home side sparked by an initial blitz from Raymond Rhule - Pieter-Steph du Toit straightens before cleverly offloading to Ramone Samuels who isn't held in the tackle and so the hooker is able to scramble over.
    62''
  • Try
    TRY! Stormers (Ramone Samuels) 27-17 Stormers
    61''
  • The Bulls press within 5m of the Stormers' line but will advance no further - Nizaam Carr, working hard at the breakdown, prevents the ball from coming out resulting in a timely penalty to the home side.
    59''
  • A win for the Bulls' forward pack!  The home side penalised in the scrum and it will be Handre Pollard to drive the Bulls all the way up to the Stormers' 22m line.
    57''
  • Handré Pollard clatters into Raymond Rhule in a fair contest for the high ball - neither player can bring it to ground and the end result will be a scrum feed to the Stormers on half way.
    54''
  • SP Marais steps up to take a long range penalty goal attempt and sends his thumping kick straight between the uprights - this has been a terrific response from the Stormers after falling behind at the beginning of this second half.
    52''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! Stormers (SP Marais) 22-17 Stormers
    52''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Stormers (Damian Willemse) 19-17 Stormers
    51''
  • The Stormers trike back with an immediate reply!  Superb play from Damian de Allende who steps through the tackle before drawing in the defence and handing off to SP Marais who bursts over to level the scores.
    50''
  • Try
    TRY! Stormers (SP Marais) 17-17
    50''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Bulls (Handre Pollard) 17-12 Bulls
    49''
  • The Bulls take the lead at Newlands!  Jason Jenkins receives the pass and, with a sublime first step, sends the defence the wrong way - the flanker straightens through the gap in the line before crashing over next to the posts.
    47''
  • Try
    TRY! Bulls (Jason Jenkins) 15-12 Bulls
    47''
  • The Bulls are on the verge just 5m out from the Stormers' line with the penalty advantage in their back pocket.
    46''
  • Sikhumbuzo Notshe is in some space down the right hand touch line however a wayward pass clears his head and lands over the touch line.
    44''
  • SP Marais clears his kick into touch to take play up towards the Bulls' 22m line.
    43''
  • SECOND HALF - The Bulls kick off to get the second half underway!
    41''
  • HALF TIME - An absorbing first half comes to an end at Newlands!  The Stormers exploded from the blocks with a couple of early tries but the Bulls slowly worked their way back into the match and a converted try and penalty goal has the visitors right in the contest.  At half time, it is the Stormers who head to the rooms with a 12-10 lead over the Bulls.
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  • We are inside the final minute of this first half - the Bulls are in possession but find themselves at the wrong end of the field.
    40''
  • So close for the Stormers!  The clever box kick from Dewaldt Duvenage takes a wicked bounce putting huge pressure on the Bulls' defence - Sikhumbuzo Notshe reaches high on his way to the try line but he has knocked on in the process.
    38''
  • Handré Pollard judges the tricky breeze to perfection and guides his penalty goal attempt straight between the uprights - it's the Stormers by 2 approaching half time.
    36''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! Bulls (Handré Pollard) 12-10 Stormers
    35''
  • Yellow Card
    YELLOW CARD STORMERS - A TMO review has picked up a late tackle by Ramone Samuels on Handré Pollard and referee Glen Jackson shows no hesitation in handing the Stormers' hooker a yellow card.
    33''
  • The Bulls' backs and forwards link up superbly, busting a path inside the Stormers' 22.
    32''
  • The Bulls go close on a couple of occasions but they can't find a way through the well-organised Stormers' defence - the home side come up with a crucial penalty right on their own line and have a chance to relieve.
    29''
  • A second consecutive penalty to the Bulls, this time against the home side for not releasing the ball, will give them a chance to apply some real pressure on the Stormers' defence.
    28''
  • Penalty to the Bulls!  The Stormers' front row is penalised for an illegal bind and an excellent kick for touch from Handré Pollard takes play almost all the way back to half-way.
    26''
  • Terrific defence from the Bulls right on their own line - Pieter-Steph du Toit, under immense pressure, spills the pass in contact and the visitors have won a vital turnover.
    25''
  • The Stormers' forward pack once again has the upper hand at scrum time - Damian Willemse finds touch from the resultant penalty and the home side will set up for the line out just 10m from the Bulls' line.
    24''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Bulls (Handré Pollard) 12-7 Stormers
    23''
  • The Bulls hit back at Newlands!  A flat, hard pass from Handré Pollard puts Lood de Jager through a gap in the defensive line and the lock saunters away to touch down under the posts.
    22''
  • Try
    TRY! Bulls (Lood de Jager) 12-5 Stormers
    21''
  • A wayward line out throw from Adriaan Strauss misses the target but it somehow turns out ok for the visitors with the ball falling their way.
    19''
  •  A solid attacking platform here for the Bulls - following a penalty against the home side, Handré Pollard drives his kick into touch taking play deep inside Stormers' territory.
    17''
  • MISS! Damian Willemse has dragged his penalty goal attempt away to the left hand side - there is a strong breeze blowing at Newlands and it is creating havoc for the kickers.
    16''
  • The Bulls are up quickly in defence but referee Glen Jackson rules that they were a little too quick and penalises the visitors for offside - as a result, Damian Willemse will line up the posts from 40m out.
    14''
  • A chance for the Bulls to finally get a foothold!  A well-placed kick from Warrick Gelant bounces into touch right on the Stormers' 22.
    13''
  • MISS! The conversion attempt from out wide from the boot of Damian Willemse starts right and does not come back.
    12''
  • The Stormers can do no wrong at the moment!  Wilco Louw has plenty of work to do with three Bulls between him and the line but the prop drives hard and low and finds the chalk.
    11''
  • Try
    TRY! Stormers (Wilco Louw) 12-0 Stormers
    10''
  • Ominous signs early for the Bulls' forward pack - the visitors have conceded their second penalty at scrum time and which will give Damian Willemse a chance to kick for the touch line.
    8''
  • The Bulls have been shellshocked in the opening minutes of this first half and some miscommunication results in the visitors being penalised for obstruction.
    7''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Stormers (Damian Willemse) 7-0 Stormers
    6''
  • The Stormers draw first blood at Newlands!  A massive shove from the Stormers' pack results in the ball spilling out against the feed - the back line is then quick to click into action with Dewaldt Duvenage putting Damian Willemse away for the five points.
    5''
  • Try
    TRY! Stormers (Damian Willemse) 5-0 Stormers
    4''
  • Disappointment for the Stormers with the try disallowed but the home side will be delighted with their intensity in the opening minutes of this encounter.
    3''
  • NO TRY - A review of the tape shows that the pass from Dewaldt Duvenage was forward out of the hands and so the try to Chris van Zyl will not stand.
    2''
  • Chris van Zyl crashes over under the posts but the referee wants to have a look at the replay - was the pass from Dewaldt Duvenage forward?
    2''
  • A brilliant start in the opening minute from the Stormers who surge quickly inside the Bulls' 22.
    1''
  • FIRST HALF - Damian Willemse kicks off for the Stormers and we are underway in the first half.
    1''
  • We are not far away from a start with both sides making their way out onto the field.  This is a crunch clash with these two sides separated by just 2 points in the South African conference and with a chance to close the gap on the Jaguares who currently sit in 2nd place.
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  • Welcome to Newlands where week 12 continues with the clash between the Stormers and the Bulls.
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