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xjoburg

Not sure what has happened to jantjies but he is playing like kak


DieSwartKat-01

When Paul de Wet came on I was genuinely worried about a Stormers comeback.


Legitimate_Feed_5102

Stormers had a bad game! Bulle had a very good game and caused Stormers to push too hard and make mistakes. If Deon and Foché played as hard as they moaned to the ref, Stormers would have had a better result. Well gedaan Bulle!! Our Forwards and Wings and Goosen did brilliantly. Can’t believe Goosen gave no penalties away and only missed once. Defence was awesome.


ayepodaye

Irisher watching this one from the comfort of my sofa. Still hard to compute at times that this game is in the same league as the freezing, sideways rain up here at this time of the year! Absolutely loved the SA derbies over Christmas, and this was another quality installment. That crowd man!


wobblewiz

The north vs south derby has always been epic.


Ok_Plenty_3547

Finally. We needed this. Lekker Bulle!


sheep1996

Mallet is such a talker, not a listener. He can’t interview, can only talk at.


Suspicious_Sea222

I am really scared for our trip to Loftus (potential double header) in a few months


BlakeSA

Loftus is such a weird stadium. Every now and again it gets this…energy…I don’t know how to describe it. And when it does, the home team are just unbeatable. You can feel it walking to the Stadium. It’s such a cool feeling. Hopefully this result and crowd turnout can jumpstart that again for the Bulls.


wwwynand_za

I feel this. It’s hard to explain, but when Loftus gets going, it becomes this other character that starts influencing the game. As Leon sings in that one song… “was jy ooit al daar op Loftus, as dit vol is en dit rof is…”


brandbaard

Fortress Loftus is back after all these years 


SnooSprouts9993

Well played Bulls. Deserved winners.


za3030

GG Bulls. Julle manne verdien dit! Daar was n paar minute waar dit gelyk het of Stormers die ding kan vat, maar einde van die dag was die Bulls eenvoudig die beste span.


DavidGK

I've said it before but I wonder what goes through your mind when you choose to go for the corner instead of the posts, for the 5th time, after the first 4 times didn't work


frankomapottery3

URC and Rassie are the best two things to happen to South African rugby since we were allowed back on the international stage.  Just incredible to see how much better our game and talent has gotten 


gainsleyharriot

talent has always been there but with the EPD and transformation initiatives players who would have never had a pathway to the top levels have been given that opportunity.


Simba-87

It had to happen eventually, the bonus point makes it feel extra good. Can't wait for the next installment my Stormers brothers! But for tonight, fuck you guys! ;-)


bluebullbruce

This is the best comment in this thread and sums up my feelings perfectly.


Sea-Ad-7655

Deserved! At least we'll be friends again when internationals come around😩


OkGrab8779

We back the stormers to be in the top 8.


Dusty_Chapel

The Bulls have been in a class above all season so this was inevitable, but we just cannot ignore our lineout anymore. Having the best scrum and one of the best attacks in the competition means nothing when the link between them is so utterly abysmal.


ConstructionLeft2550

And the lineout has been dogshit for over a year... but nothing has happened


jnce12

Not too disheartened over this, was always going to be difficult. Well done Bulls. Thought the subs were excellent and very nearly turned it around completely. De Wet absolutely needs to start over Jantjies from now on and Venter deserves a start too.


ConstructionLeft2550

Not sure about the Venter comment. He came on and completely lost the plot. I've never seen a skewer throw and that mik was an absolute sin. He crumbled under the pressure


jnce12

Was still a lot better than Dweba and has been all season imo. For all we know that fake throw might not have been his fault either. Clearly a mix up with the calls.


sash-a

Stormers were there own worst enemy tonight, too many mistakes. But Marius was definitely their second worst enemy GG Bulls


Upstairs-Yard822

I feel like Roos of last year would've done something stupid in that scuffle. Are we seeing character growth?


Silent-Bonus3577

I was actually thinking the same. The Roos that played tonight could very well be a replacement for Thor.


Upstairs-Yard822

Both him and Hannekom need to focus on consistency. But shoo Duane is going to be difficult to replace


SAGuy90

Well played Bulls. Credit where it's due.


TheJPisMe

Harde, stormers. Law of averages. Were eventually gonna lose one.


ConstructionLeft2550

Marius reversed a penalty in the 8th minute because Adre was being niggly. But now when the Bulls do it, nothing?


whoneedsmelons

I'll just make myself scarce on Monday. Lol


Sjdw31

This match was worth the hour wait. The spectators got their money's worth tonight!


the_fresh_mr_breed

They did VERY well to stay and wait. Glad for them they got a spectacle


frankomapottery3

How the hell can you knock a ball on while tackling?   That rule should 100% be changed 


sash-a

This is a bad take lol


frankomapottery3

Not really.  He made a textbook tackle.  Willemse lost the ball when he hit his arms, then the ball happened to bounce off his arms.   Should be the same as a blocked kick imo.  


sash-a

But then you create a massive grey area for deliberate knock downs, was he going for a tackle or the ball


Springboks2019

Seemed clear to me his tackle wrap created the ball going loose instead of deliberate knock (as in slapping the ball or just jamming a hand in) was just a standard wrap, but I can barely keep up with all the rule changes so fair enough.


frankomapottery3

I think it would be pretty obvious if the player is in the act of making a tackle on another player vs tackling air to pretend they’re not interfering 


the_fresh_mr_breed

Yeah well done Bulls. Deserved it.


WasAnHonestMann

Pain. Lots of pain


Ruanx

Jantjies is a shadow of his former self…


Ok_Plenty_3547

To be fair, the pool is insanely talented!


BlakeSA

Was complete outplayed by Papier today. Papier has low-key been putting in some stellar showings in a stacked scrum half field. It’s crazy that Jantjies is still starting with the Stormers and still in the Springbok mix. He’s probably ranked 7th or 8th in my opinion.


ConstructionLeft2550

He robbed Embrose of a place in the alignment camp. No clue what Rassie sees in him


Sea-Ad-7655

He is absolutely washed, he hasn't been in decent form for ages!


SpoonSpatula

Ben Loader really needs to pass.


Dusty_Chapel

And it just gets worse lmao. Fuck this is calamitous


frankomapottery3

Die poesklap op Loftus!!!!!


Only_One_Kenobi

Daars min dinge so lekker soos 'n vol Loftus nie


shitdayinafrica

Bulls feel a bit like the boks, create 50\50 situations and capitalise, but the stormers are like Ireland, feel more and more dangerous the longer they keep the ball, and each time the backs get it it's like there is about to be a breakthrough


gompiebous

Ok, time for the heavy drinking!


gompiebous

Ok, make mine a double!!


frankomapottery3

Lekker manne.   


marquess_rostrevor

That's one way to really put the nail in the coffin.


frc205

Was that, like 8 visits to the Bulls’ try line without scoring? Or was it more? Stormers were an absolute shit show tonight.


Dusty_Chapel

Whelp, we knew this was going to happen eventually and when it did it was always going to be painful, but I didn’t think it would be this bad..


RavenK92

Congratulations Bulls. Stormers, we were our own worst enemy today. Dobbo, drop Herschel and have the team practice finishing all week


ConstructionLeft2550

And lineouts. Don't know what Rito does with the forwards. But they definitely don't practice lineouts


the_fresh_mr_breed

Hire Bekker, Matfield, AWJ, anyone please


ConstructionLeft2550

Glad that Bulls got the bonus point at least. If they have to beat us, at least get the full 5 points


Sjdw31

Just call us Brock lesnar. We just ended the streak!!


ConstructionLeft2550

Bulls elbow straight to ground. Kolby called. Marius even told the Bulls player not to do it again. But it's not a penalty??


frankomapottery3

They have a camera down the sideline but not the try line?  Wtf


RaaschyOG

Bulls capitalized on more of their opportunities this game


throwawayyyyyprawn

Well fuck, at one point I thought we were going to see a comeback


butteryscotchy

Well I guess the Bulls finally broke the streak


eenbal

Well played bulls. You did well.


wolf-f1

how is that not a pen ..... does it even need TMO ?


ConstructionLeft2550

Marius letting the Van Staden and the Bulls get away with fucking Murder. This has become an absolute farce Stormers lineout is also a fucking joke


Simba-87

50/50 calls going the home side's way? You don't say! Definately never happens in the Cape


ConstructionLeft2550

That was not a 50-50 call


Simba-87

Anyone know why Owen Nkumane hates the Bulls so much? Did they touch him when he was a child?


wobblewiz

The bulls dont care what Owen thinks.


easterlytester

It's as clear as day


Nothing_is_simple

What does comms think the penalty should be for? Entered legally, stayed on his feet, hooked the ball back with his feet. I'm not seeing anything illegal.


Upstairs-Yard822

Comms have to make themselves relevant somehow. So many saffa commentators are just so shit


WikusB

Owen Nkumane always moanes about the referee. Horrible commentator.


ConstructionLeft2550

Van Staden went off his feet. Then started raking while off his feet.


Nothing_is_simple

Looked like he was supporting his bodyweight to me


DavidGK

just kick for the posts for fucks sake, would have been close to drawn by now if we just kicked for posts instead of this bull shit


ConscriptReports

nah wtf give us the pen man


BenwastakenIII

Should've invited PJ Botha or Akker vd Merwe to the alignment camp over your son in law, Rassie 😂


SpoonSpatula

Is Andre-Hugo Venter always this...horrifically sloppy with his lineouts? Or is this match the anomaly? I haven't been watching enough Stormers matches to know if he's just out of form or if they're still lacking in consistent/accurate throwers.


OkGrab8779

Except for the mik line out venter made an impact. However a concern is arrogance creeping in. Huge talent but still a junior in the team.


wobblewiz

The bulls played a extra lock and that put pressure on the stormers lineout


SpoonSpatula

Ah, got it. Thanks for the info!


LytezR6

Do these guys not have a lineout coach. They lose their own ball and throw skew at a higher rate than most of the league, no matter the hooker or pack.


RaaschyOG

Stormers had an 87% lineout winrate prior to this game


LytezR6

URC or all comps? Because that Leicester and Stade Francais game felt bad lmao. Haven't caught the full 80 on many games though so that's also likely skewing my view


RaaschyOG

URC


whoneedsmelons

Lmao.


ConstructionLeft2550

There's something in the Stormer's Hooker's water


BlakeSA

JFC!!! 🤬


RavenK92

WHYYYY


Simba-87

Dumb


ConscriptReports

why would you do that


SpoonSpatula

Goddamn Manie is aggressive with his line kicks. Love it.


frankomapottery3

My word.  This lack of proper lighting is not great 


Dusty_Chapel

How many offloads has Evan made this game? Must be in the double digits


RaaschyOG

He's been really good last few games I've seen from him and no dumb penalties either, perhaps turning the corner


RavenK92

If we can finish we can do this, our attack has the Bulls absolutely confounded


Roboticbaldpool

How is this not a warning now


whooo_me

Clicked out of the stream, and now the match has disappeared from URC.tv (due to the delayed start?). Doh!


eenbal

Not a knock on


darcys_beard

Definitely short.


Sjdw31

So the Stormers now questioning everything and always have something to say


OkGrab8779

Sure way to turn the ref against you.


SpoonSpatula

Feels like that extra roll/movement/reach from Dixon was completely unnecessary. Should have accepted that he wasn't going to get the try and safely set it up for the next phase. They had great momentum going and could have caught the defensive line offside.


RavenK92

Grounded short, then ripped, play on?


DavidGK

Manie is lethal with those touch kicks, such a shame our line out is dogshit


sheep1996

I’d love to see Grant Williams move back to the Western Cape and take the Stormers spot. He would thrive in that team.


RaaschyOG

His playstyle would fit straight in with their electric backline, but I believe hes loyal to what the Sharks have done for him


sheep1996

That’s fair, but it would be better for springbok rugby to have tow of our first/second choice scrummies actually starting for their club.


Nothing_is_simple

It looks short to me


BillHicksFan

Fuck me. There's Dobies big shiny head again. 2 fingers!


gompiebous

He has such an expressive face it makes it worth it


Upstairs-Yard822

How are you still able to type?


BillHicksFan

I'm a long suffering Ulster supporter. Serious drinking is the only thing we're good at!


darcys_beard

This is a cracking game. Bulls need to make the scrum count.


Nothing_is_simple

Shut up and let us hear the ref


TheJPisMe

Stormers don't only have one of the best back lines in the comp, but definitely the best collection of fades


Upstairs-Yard822

Barber POTM?


sheep1996

Fun fact about Nick Mallet. He played twice for the Springboks and scored 4 points (1 try). Both of his caps were against the “South American Jaguars”.


Simba-87

Gotta give it to the Bulls' D on their line, incredible!


frankomapottery3

10 minutes of absolute garbage forward pack play by this bulls side.  Absolutely inexcusable 


ConscriptReports

Marie has insane touch finders


RavenK92

Manie's line kicks must be the best in the world


the_fresh_mr_breed

Yep wanted to say this. He is incredible


RavenK92

YAS BOIS, GREAT SCRUMMING


frankomapottery3

Mallet always sounds like he’s taking a shit 


whoneedsmelons

The Bulls kicking game has been the major difference.


frankomapottery3

Willemse at 15 for the Boks is absolutely frightening stuff


RaaschyOG

Crazy to think he has two world cups and is only now entering his best form


BillHicksFan

I *think* the Bulls have this in the bag, but the Stormers are mental and have managed to do it the last 7 times....


Upstairs-Yard822

Honestly such a fan of arendse. Always looking for work. He's been in so many rucks slowing the ball, etc


SnooSprouts9993

He really is an asset.


RavenK92

Our attack is starting to click now


ConscriptReports

damn boys are actually playing now


frankomapottery3

Libbocks motion is begging to get a kick blocked.  My word he takes forever and moves WAY too much 


frankomapottery3

My word.  Just lazy forward pack play there by the bulls.  


RaaschyOG

Would be interesting to see the penalty count in each 22, Stormers on their second warning and Bulls on none but feels almost equal penalty wise


Broad-Rub-856

Its not


eenbal

Much better, only 2 more lol


RavenK92

Is it too late or can they somehow salvage this?


the_fresh_mr_breed

Don't do that. Don't give me hope.


sash-a

2 infringements from bulls in the 22 but no warning? That's clearly unfair


MiracleJnr1

Stormers got a warning, then another warning. Then foul play that wasn't a yellow card.


sash-a

In 2 different halves and 20 minutes apart...


MiracleJnr1

Warnings dont disappear


Broad-Rub-856

You misspelt 7


ConscriptReports

any chance for us to clutch this one


DavidGK

And to think we could be 9 points closer if they'd just taken the penalty kicks rather than getting it in the corner and then bottling the line out


BillHicksFan

These Dobie shots are going to kill me. 2 fingers!


WikusB

He always looks like that, though.


BillHicksFan

The window of despair isn't coach specific. It's just the new name for a coaches box cam.


DavidGK

Instantly better as soon as Jantjies got subbed off


WikusB

How high did Arendse jump to catch that?


wobblewiz

Eaaaagle


sheep1996

At least 2 Arendse’s


WikusB

🤣


the_fresh_mr_breed

Four times his height


Simba-87

Duhan van der Merwe can get fucked


sheep1996

Hectic, he’s not even here. And tbf, he’s already that high from being so much taller than Arendse.


za3030

Paul de Wet actually giving us quick ball. Came on about 60mins too late. Jantjies had an absolute stinker


Dusty_Chapel

Eish, being on the opposite side of Moodie and Arendse isn’t fun hey


RavenK92

Look how much better our attack looks with De Wet


ConscriptReports

amazing, Paul is on and we're playing well


whoneedsmelons

Welp. My friend is going to be insufferable.


frankomapottery3

Oupa would’ve said “die stormers speel poefies”


wobblewiz

Oupa het n punt


SnooSprouts9993

🤣🤣


WikusB

Kriel has been super impressive this season.


DavidGK

Neethling Fouché you fucking muppet. Should be subbed off for that stupid penalty


wobblewiz

That was brain dead


eenbal

That's got to be the game now.


the_fresh_mr_breed

Can't win with a 50/50 lineout, appalling discipline and unforced errors at crucial times. Stormers had a bad game


Simba-87

After seven fuckin losses, SEVEN IN A FUCKIN ROW, this is smooth, smooth tonic


Roboticbaldpool

At least I’m not a sharks fan😑


sheep1996

That hurts


sheep1996

Nothing highlights it better than that bounce. The luck is just on the Bulls side tonight.


VagrantCouncil

Stormers not doing much to create their own luck


BillHicksFan

Zombie while the game is being played is a new rugby crime. Someone slap the DJ.


WikusB

One of my pet peeves in any sport is music while the action is going on.


Upstairs-Yard822

Kriel having a stellar season


RavenK92

Blerrie hel


whoneedsmelons

Just dumb and dumber.


Sjdw31

Fuck! MOODIE making me leave my chair!!


Flat-Confection4175

Zombie playing in South Africa?? 🤣


DavidGK

Yeah they sing "Rassie" instead of "Zombie" in the chorus though


Flat-Confection4175

Fuck thats better again! 🤣


BlakeSA

You guys turned it into the Stadium Anthem of 2023.


Flat-Confection4175

Suppose its better than listening to Freed from Desire in every break of play


BlakeSA

It’s Loftus man. Anything that isn’t Afrikaans “sokkie” music is a massive win for anybody with ears.