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The Vodacon Bulls and DHL Stormers do battle in Super Rugby at Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria at 19:10 SA Time (17:10 GMT).

This is the live match discussion Article.

The match is broadcast LIVE on SuperSport 1, SHD & M-Net on TV in SA.




  • Penalties – Morné Steyn (6)
  • Drop Goals – 0
  • Tries – Chiliboy Ralepelle (1)
  • Conversions – Morné Steyn (1)


  • Penalties – Joe Pietersen (1)
  • Drop Goals – 0
  • Tries – Jean de Villiers (1), Andries Bekker (1)
  • Conversions – Joe Pieteresen (2)


Bulls: 15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Lionel Mapoe, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Wynand Olivier, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 Pierre Spies (Captain), 7 Dewald Potgieter, 6 Deon Stegmann, 5 Juandrè Kruger, 4 Flip van der Merwe, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1 Morné Mellett.
Replacements: 16 Willie Wepener, 17 Frik Kirsten, 18 Grant Hattingh, 19 Arno Botha, 20 Jano Vermaak, 21 Louis Fouché, 22 Francois Venter.

Stormers: 15 Jaco Taute, 14 Gio Aplon, 13 Jean de Villiers (Captain), 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Rynhardt Elstadt, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 Andries Bekker, 4 De Kock Steenkamp, 3 Pat Cilliers, 2 Deon Fourie, 1 Steven Kitshoff.
Replacements: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 Frans Malherbe, 18 Don Armand, 19 Nizaam Carr, 20 Dewaldt Duvenage, 21 Gerhard van den Heever, 22 Joe Pietersen.

Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Rasta Rasivhenge (South Africa), Stefan Breytenbach (South Africa)
TMO: Johan Greeff (South Africa)

170 Responses to Super Rugby: Vodacom Bulls vs DHL Stormers – Live Game Article

  • 151

    146 @ superBul:

    Jeez that is a load to miss Super. Could it be he has not been with the team for training? He only joined them very recently after being away after his Dad passed away. Feel for him though, new team, not enough time with them, too much expectation .. etc…. Hope he settles in, I think he will. Though have to be fair the same happened with him against the Stormers for the Lions in the semi. Could also be nerves what you think?

  • 152


    80End of second halfIt’s all over! The referee has blown his whistle to end the game.
    79Drop Goal – MissedBulls take the ball up and Louis Fouche has a drop goal attempt, but its off target.
    77Substitution OnBulls make a substitution with Louis Fouche coming on.
    77Substitution offBulls make a substitution with Morne Steyn coming off.
    77Conversion – KickedJoe Pietersen makes no mistake with that conversion attempt.
    76TryAndries Bekker scores a try for Stormers.
    72Substitution OnBulls sub Jano Vermaak comes onto the field.
    72Substitution offFrancois Hougaard departs for Bulls.
    71Substitution OnGerhard van den Heever comes on for Stormers.
    71Substitution offBryan Habana leaves the field.
    71Substitution OnMartin Bezuidenhout comes on.
    71Substitution offPatrick Cilliers comes off.
    69Substitution OnDewaldt Duvenage comes on.
    69Substitution offElton Jantjies comes off.
    69Substitution OnGrant Hattingh comes on.
    69Substitution offDeon Stegmann comes off.
    69Substitution OnBulls decide to make a substitution, with Willie Wepener getting some game time.
    69Substitution offBulls decide to make a substitution, with Chiliboy Ralepelle being replaced.
    68Substitution OnStormers make a substitution with Patrick Cilliers coming on.
    68Substitution offStormers make a substitution with Martin Bezuidenhout coming off.
    68Conversion – KickedMorne Steyn converts the try.
    67TryChiliboy Ralepelle scores a try for Bulls.
    65Drop Goal – MissedBulls have a drop goal attempt, just missing, having the distance but not the accuracy.
    63Substitution OnStormers sub Martin Bezuidenhout comes onto the field.
    63Substitution offPatrick Cilliers departs for Stormers.
    61Substitution OnPatrick Cilliers comes on for Stormers.
    61Substitution offSteven Kitshoff leaves the field.
    60Substitution OnNizaam Carr comes on.
    60Substitution offRynhard Elstadt comes off.
    60Penalty Goal – KickedThe Bulls supporters go wild as Morne Steyn successfully kicks the penalty goal.
    57Penalty Goal – KickedThe touch judges raise their flags as Morne Steyn kicks the penalty goal.
    54Penalty Goal – KickedJoe Pietersen adds the three points for Stormers.
    50Substitution OnFrans Malherbe comes on.
    50Substitution offPatrick Cilliers comes off.
    50Conversion – KickedJoe Pietersen has kicked a conversion.
    49Substitution OnJoe Pietersen comes on.
    49Substitution offGio Aplon comes off.
    49TryJean De Villiers scores a try for Stormers.
    45Penalty Goal – KickedMorne Steyn does the business as his penalty goal attempt goes over.
    42Penalty Goal – MissedThe penalty goal attempt by Elton Jantjies is waved away.

  • 153

    How long until Jantjes, Cilliers and Taute regret joining the Shitters?

  • 154

    @ Puma:
    dont know, but he looked worried over the kicks. His dad was his kicking coach for long, not sure if he used to be in the crowd when Elton was playing. Anyway, king Mornr is climbing back on his trone, where he belongs. Everything he did tonight was good, very good.

  • 156

    151 @ Sharks_forever:

    Well there you go I thought Stormers would beat the Bulls with them being without Greyling and Steenkamp. Just shows one never knows until the game….hehe.

  • 157

    Sharks behoort die Stormers groot pakslae te gee as hul speel soos vanaaand, maar ja, dit het ons met die CB finaal ook gesê en kyk wat gebeur toe ?

    O ja, en die Sharks moet nog eersmore wen ook !

  • 158

    Jeez have a look at the R-T Superbru, a lot of movement there tonight, biggest rise 50 places, biggest drop 40

  • 159

    155 @ superBul:

    Feel for Elton especially after he lost his Father Super. He is a class flyhalf and hope he can pull it back somehow. Losing ones father is a very big loss. Think Carlos Spencer also helped him with kicking and also Braam Van Straaten helped him more than any with kicking at goal.

    Morne has always been good with Bulls Super. There he has no pressure like he has playing with the Boks. Let us see how he goes later in this tourney. For me now the two flyhalves that are going against each other for the Bok 10 is Goosen and Lambie. Those are our two best right now. They both play a good attacking a game. Let us see the season how it goes. Elton can still suprise too, it is after all only the first saffa game!

  • 160

    Well from what I am reading here until I have seen this game we are light years away from the game played against Chiefs and Landers today. That was a awesome game and a pleasure to watch.

  • 161

    @ Puma:
    OK i am not thumb sucking it read the match report on News 24, here is the start.

    The Bulls opened their Super Rugby campaign with a solid 25-17 victory over the Stormers at Loftus Versfeld on Friday night.

    Flyhalf Morne Steyn was the leading man in their victory, contributing 20 points to the Bulls’ score with six penalty conversions and a conversion kick.

    The match was evenly poised, however the Bulls converted their scoring opportunities into points as Steyn was on target with his placekicking.

    His counterpart Elton Jantjies — playing in the Stormers colours for the first time — on the other hand struggled with his aim at goal.

    The flyhalf, on loan from the Lions, missed three penalty kicks in the first half and one shortly after the restart.

    The Bulls attacked the Stormers line with great intensity in the opening minutes of the match.

    Steyn’s accurate kicking out of hand also put the Bulls on the front foot as he forced the Capetonians to turn with kicks behind them.

    While the hosts failed to convert their early advances into tries, Steyn obliged when he was asked to go for the three-pointer.

    His drop in form in 2012 was a distant memory as he looked like the player of old, sending the ball through the uprights with pinpoint accuracy.

  • 162

    162 @ superBul:
    Okay I am reading from where the Stormers scored above. Two tries with Jean and Bekker with Joe getting two conversions and a penalty. Mabye they should introduce Elton from the bench until he feels more postive with the team. Must have been too much pressure on the young flyhalf. Feel for him, AC has to bring in Elton slowly and I am sure he will deliver. He has had to face too much trauma in his life right now. No way should Elton have had to face that much pressure after that and really they should have started with Joe I think. Well who took over from Elton when he came off was it Joe?

  • 163

    Grant sal terug wees volgende week om al die langskoppe vir die Stormers te vat …. dit is nou al die skoppe van 30 meter of nader, hehe.

  • 164

    162 @ superBul:
    Okay it was on goal kicking where Steyn contributed. Fair enough with the Bulls he has normally always been a scoring machine for them there. I wonder how it will be when he has to be asked to control a game with a attacking mind set? Don’t think he is in the class of Lambie or Goosen for that matter either Elton, once Elton can play that game style for Stormers. Just have to see how the season plans out for all the fhs in our conference. I think the best attacking fh will come out tops, not necessary the one with the best goal kicks Super. For now against Stormers that play a similar game style to Bulls the goal kicks would have counted. Next up will be putting your players away for tries that will count. Let us see the season out. Time will tell who is best.

  • 165

    Anyway gents, always good chatting, I am out of here. Good night, enjoy the rest of your evening. Catch up tomorrow.

  • 166

    @ Puma:
    ja gaan doedoe en droom lekker van jou hero, Ons Current Springbok saviour, moet se die way wat julle Sharks hom ophemel en vir Morne afkraak …. ek sal beslis kyk hoe verloop die seisoen. Mag die beste een die Bokke verteenwoordig.

  • 167

    The loss does not sadden me, not sure why not…
    Really felt for Jantjies, so did everyone from both sides that watched with us

    Enjoy it while it lasts Bulls fans, was a long wait

  • 168

    168: long wait ? jou ou grapkas !

    ‘Long’ is Bekker en Ifran
    ‘Long’ is ‘n long drop
    ‘Long wait’ is as jy vir 11 jaar nie ‘n CB wen nie
    ‘Long wait’ is as jy vir 17 jaar nie die supertitel kan wen nie

    Om die Stompies vir 1 jaar nie te wen nie (2012) is nie ‘n ‘long wait’ nie, tjom, dit is ‘n oogwink. ;-)

    Stem wel saam oor Jantjes, hy is baie beter as gisteraand se vertoning.

  • 169

    *Looks at the score board*

    My 2 cents:

    Great win by the Bulls. Both teams a bit rusty, but this was to be expected. A lot of bashing in the direction of Elton Jantjies by the Storm-poppies… but what did they expect? It’s his first time in the blue and white stripped leotard, and taking the recent death of his father in consideration, I expected that he would not be his usual self.

    I loved the way Wynand Olivier cut through their back-line like snot through a tissue… Maybe it’s because nobody recognized him? I still hate Joel Stransky’s commentating!!

    Looking forward to the King vs Force game, can’t wait!


  • 170

    @ ben-die-bul: Ek stem, hulle gaan aan asof ons hulle jare laas geklop het, min weet hulle dit was net een jaar. Laaste keer was in 2011 op Nuweland…



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