Super Rugby

Siya, Scarra & Stormers celebrate in style

Siya Kolisi’s 100th Super Rugby match turned out to be a beauty with the passionate Stormers captain leading his team to victory against the Bulls at Newlands.

The Stormers scored four tries to two in the 29-17 triumph.

Replacement hooker Scarra Ntubeni played his 50th match.

The Stormers front row destroyed the Bulls in the much anticipated return scrum after the Bulls had done similar wrecking job on the Stormers in Pretoria a month ago.

This time there was no element of surprise from the Bulls. The Stormers were prepared and potent in delivering.

Stormers props Steven Kitshoff and Wilco Louw monstered a Bulls front row that lost their tighthead Trevor Nyakane before kick-off.

The Stormers were outstanding in the first quarter, scoring two tries and controlling the possession and field position. The Bulls were forced to make 19 tackles in the first 15 minutes, as opposed to the two of the Stormers.

The Bulls fought back to trail 12-10 at halftime and took an early lead in the second half.

But big matches are turned with big moments and Stormers centre Damian de Allende produced that magical moment to set up SP Marais’s try and the Stormers thereafter were always in control.

The defeat is the Bulls sixth in 10 matches, while the Stormers remain unbeaten at home.



Tries: Damian Willemse, Wilco Louw, SP Marais, Ramone Samuels
Conversions: Damian Willemse (3)
Penalty: Marais


Tries: Lood de Jager, Jason Jenkins
Conversions: Handre Pollard (2)
Penalty: Pollard



15 SP Marais, 14 Dillyn Leyds, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Damian Willemse, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7 Kobus van Dyk, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 Chris van Zyl, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Ramone Samuels, 1 Steven Kitshoff

Substitutes: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 JC Janse van Rensburg, 18 Frans Malherbe, 19 Cobus Wiese, 20 Nizaam Carr, 21 Paul de Wet, 22 Jean-Luc du Plessis, 23 Seabelo Senatla


15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Johnny Kotze, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Burger Odendaal (captain), 11 Divan Rossouw, 10 Handre Pollard, 9 Andre Warner, 8 Thembelani Bholi, 7 Jason Jenkins, 6 Marco van Staden, 5 Lood de Jager, 4 RG Snyman, 3 Trevor Nyakane, 2 Adriaan Strauss, 1 Lizo Gqoboka

Substitutes: 16 Jaco Visagie, 17 Frans van Wyk, 18 Conrad van Vuuren, 19 Hendre Stassen, 20 Roelof Smit, 21 Ivan van Zyl, 22 Manie Libbok, 23 Travis Ismaiel



  • It’s all over! The referee has blown his whistle to end the game.
  • 78Trouble here as Manie Libbok breaches the defence.
  • 78Bulls have won 80 rucks so far this game.
  • 75Frans Malherbe comes on for Stormers.
  • 75Wilco Louw leaves the field.
  • 75Siyabonga Ntubeni comes on.
  • 75Ramone Samuels comes off.
  • 73Manie Libbok comes on.
  • 73Burger Odendaal comes off.
  • 72Nick de Jager comes on.
  • 72Lodewyk De Jager comes off.
  • 72Stormers decide to make a substitution, with Jean-Luc du Plessis getting some game time.
  • 72Stormers decide to make a substitution, with Damian Willemse being replaced.
  • 68Stormers make a substitution with Cobus Wiese coming on.
  • 68Stormers make a substitution with Sikhumbuzo Notshe coming off.
  • 65Stormers sub JC van Rensburg comes onto the field.
  • 65Steven Kitshoff departs for Stormers.
  • 64Nqobisiwe Mxoli comes on for Bulls.
  • 64Lizo Gqoboka leaves the field.
  • 62Ivan van Zyl comes on.
  • 62Andre Riaan Warner comes off.
  • 62Damian Willemse adds the two points for Stormers.
  • 61Pieter-Steph du Toit sets up the try.
  • 61A wonderful passing move by Stormers is finished off by Ramone Samuels.
  • 61This is dangerous for the defence as Raymond Rhule bursts through to advance the Stormers attack.
  • 59Bulls have won 60 rucks so far this game.
  • 58Frans van Wyk comes on.
  • 58Conraad Van Vuuren comes off.
  • 58Jaco Visagie comes on.
  • 58Adriaan Strauss comes off.
  • 54Bulls decide to make a substitution, with Roelof Smit getting some game time.
  • 54Bulls decide to make a substitution, with Thembelani Bholi being replaced.
  • 53Thembelani Bholi has made 10 good tackles so far this game.
  • 53Chris Van Zyl has made 10 good tackles so far this game.
  • 52SP Marais kicks the penalty.
  • 50Bulls make a substitution with Travis Ismaiel coming on.
  • 50Bulls make a substitution with Divan Rossouw coming off.
  • 50Stormers sub Nizaam Carr comes onto the field.
  • 50Siya Kolisi departs for Stormers.
  • 50Damian Willemse does the business as his conversion attempt goes over.
  • 49Damian de Allende sets up the try.
  • 49A series of passes by Stormers results in a try for SP Marais.
  • 48Handre Pollard makes no mistake with that conversion attempt.
  • 48A gap opened in the defence and Damian de Allende took full advantage.
  • 47Spellbinding play by Andre Riaan Warner is finished off with a try.
  • 47Bulls are stopped just a few metres from the try line but Jason Jenkins picks up from the base of the ruck to score the try.
  • 47The defensive line has been broken as Jason Jenkins goes through the gap.
  • 47Pieter-Steph du Toit has made 10 good tackles so far this game.
  • 43Bulls have won 40 rucks so far this game.
  • 43Sikhumbuzo Notshe comes on for Stormers.
  • 43Siyabonga Ntubeni leaves the field.
  • 42Stormers have won 40 rucks so far this game.
  • 40What a run here by Burger Odendaal as they gets over the gainline!.
  • 40The second half is underway.
  • 40The half-time whistle blows and both teams’ head for the dressing rooms.
  • 38Siyabonga Ntubeni comes on.
  • 38Sikhumbuzo Notshe comes off.
  • 33Bulls have won 20 rucks so far this game.
  • 33Handre Pollard has kicked a penalty goal.
  • 32Ramone Samuels (Stormers) is shown a yellow card.
  • 32Marco van Staden makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.
  • 20Handre Pollard converts the try.
  • 20Handre Pollard played a key part in that try.
  • 19Great hands by Bulls leads to a try for Lodewyk De Jager.
  • 19Fabulous play by Bulls has led to Lodewyk De Jager being able to wriggle through a gap.
  • 18Trouble here as Jason Jenkins breaches the defence.
  • 16Stormers have won 20 rucks so far this game.
  • 15Damian Willemse steps up to take the penalty but pulls it wide and to the left.
  • 12Damian Willemse has hooked the conversion to the right of the posts.
  • 10That’s a great try assist by Steven Kitshoff.
  • 10Wilco Louw scores the try from close range.
  • 6Damian Willemse has kicked a conversion.
  • 5This is dangerous for the defence as Damian Willemse bursts through to advance the Stormers attack.
  • 4Dewaldt Duvenage sets up the try.
  • 4Stormers are only a few metres out, surely they must score! And they do with Damian Willemse touching down.
  • 1A gap opened in the defence and Raymond Rhule took full advantage.
  •  The defensive line has been broken as SP Marais goes through the gap.
  •  We are underway as the referee blows his whistle.



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