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Weather conditions are perfect in Cape Town today. There is no win with the temperature at around 18 degrees.
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We are 20 minutes away from kick off. Join us then for all the live action.
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The Stormers produced some excellent rugby last weekend but ill-discipline cost them with two red cards shown. They lost 33-30 to the Sharks after dominating the first half.
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The Bulls come into this match off the back of a victory over the Lions last week. It wasn't their best performance but in the second half their clinical nature kicked in.
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Bulls: 15 David Kriel, 14 Madosh Tambwe, 13 Marco Jansen van Vuuren, 12 Cornal Hendricks, 11 Stravino Jacobs, 10 Morne Steyn, 9 Embrose Papier, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Elrigh Louw, 6 Marco van Staden, 5 Ruan Nortje, 4 Walt Steenkamp, 3 Mornay Smith, 2 Johan Grobbelaar, 1 Gerhard Steenkamp. Subs - 16 Schalk Erasmus, 17 Lizo Gqoboka, 18 Jacques van Rooyen, 19 Janko Swanepoel, 20 Nizaam Carr, 21 Zak Burger, 22 Chris Smith, 23 James Verity-Amm.
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Stormers: 15 Damian Willemse, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Dan du Plessis, 12 Rikus Pretorius, 11 Leolin Zas, 10 Abner van Reenen, 9 Godlen Masimla, 8 Evan Roos, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Marcel Theunissen, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 David Meihuizen, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Steven Kitshoff (c). Subs – from: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 Leon Lyons, 18 Neethling Fouche, 19 Ernst van Rhyn, 20 Willie Engelbrecht, 21 Paul de Wet, 22 Cornel Smit, 23 Edwill van der Merwe, 24 Andre-Hugo Venter, 25 Adre Smith.
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Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Rainbow Cup fixture between the Stormers and Bulls at the Cape Town Stadium.
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KICK OFF! 0-0. It is the Stormers who get us underway.
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Kitzhoff's challenge is good so the Stormers get a penalty in front of the posts.
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Stormers start well by taking the ball through around 10 phases but the Bulls win a turnover penalty. Kitzhoff is however making a captain's challenge.
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Van Reenen misses the kick from pretty much in front. Not a good start by the youngster, can't afford to throw points away.
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Up and under from Steyn is left by everyone and the ball bounces into touch. Stormers lineout 10 meters outside their own 22.
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Another error from Van Reenen as he kicks the ball straight into touch from just outside his own 22.
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Stormers have come out with good intensity this evening. A good kick chase results in a Bulls lineout midway between their own 22 and 10m line.
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Bulls win a kickable penalty and they will kick for goal.
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Steyn misses. That is one you'd expect him to kick in his sleep.
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Van Reenen's nightmare start continues. He kicks directly into touch for the second time which sees the Bulls get the lineout on the hosts 10m line.
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Stormers win the scrum penalty. This game hasn't taken off at all, very poor in terms of quality thus far.
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TRY! BULLS! TAMBWE! 0-5. Very scrappy play by both sides but the ball eventually ends up with Tambwe who steps inside to beat the cover defence to score.
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CONVERSION! STEYN! 0-7. Steyn sinks the conversion to add the extras.
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Bulls getting some momentum now. Kriel is close to recollecting his grubber but the touchline just beats him.
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Tambwe should be over for his second try but somehow conspires to drop a cross-kick when he had no pressure on him.
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Some good carries gets the Stormers within 15 meters of the Bulls line but another knock-on sees the Bulls get a scrum. Far too many errors by the hosts.
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Bulls look dominant in the scrum but Stormers given the penalty. Van Reenen sticks the ball out on the Bulls 5m line.
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TRY! STORMERS! ROOS! 5-7. From the maul Mbonambi breaks away and from the ensuing ruck Roos receives and goes over.
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CONVERSION! VAN REENEN! 7-7. Van Reenen levels the scores from just right of the posts.
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PENALTY, STORMERS, VAN REENEEN! 10-7. Easy kick after the Stormers clear from the kick off but Steyn tries to run the ball out of his 22 instead of clearing. He is caught and the penalty is awarded to the hosts.
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A period of aimless kicking from both teams ends as Van Reenen tries to counter. Bulls turn in over and are back on the attack in Stormers territory.
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Bulls lineout just inside the Stormers half now.
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Yet another scrum penalty to the Stormers. The ball is put out towards the 22 of the Bulls.
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YELLOW CARD for Kitzhoff who goes with his elbow to fend off Steyn.
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Hendricks makes a good carry to get the Bulls on the front foot inside the Stormers 22. Unfortunately there is obstruction from the next phase and the hosts have a penalty.
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HALF TIME! 10-14. Bulls lead at the break. It has been a pretty even half with both teams making plenty of errors. Hopefully the second half produces better.
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CONVERSION, STEYN! 10-14. Steyn has a simple kick from beneath the uprights.
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TRY! BULLS! TAMBWE! 10-12. Tambwe is over for his brace after a brilliant period of play for the Bulls. In the end it is a simple try from a Steyn cross-kick.
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KICK OFF! 10-14. Bulls get us underway in the second half.
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Bulls have a lineout inside the Stormers territory. Kitzhoff is back on so it is 15 v 15 again.
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Van Staden knocks it on. Stormers can clear their 22 via a scrum.
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Scrum penalty to the Stormers. Van Reenen however misses touch. He really has not enjoyed the best of starting debut's.
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Papier puts a little kick over the top of the ruck, the bounce fools all the Stormers and Tambwe collects, but he knocks on 10 meters from the Stormers line.
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Van Staden off his feet at the ruck. Stormers lineout on the Bulls 22.
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De Wet makes a good break after the Stormers maul comes to a standstill. After the forwards can't drive over, the hosts go wide but Van Reenen drops the ball. They were under advantage though.
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What is Van Reenen doing. Stormers on attack 10 meters from the Bulls line and he tries to put a kick over the top. It is way over-hit. Horrible decision making.
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That decision by Van Reenen has now resulted in a penalty to the Bulls inside Stormers territory. The flyhalf has had a match to forget.
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PENALTY, BULLS, STEYN! 10-17. Steyn nails the penalty from 45 meters on the angle.
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Stormers looking a bit lost on attack. A lot of one off running which is allowing the Bulls to compete at the breakdown.
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Stormers have another chance. Lineout on the Bulls 22.
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PENALTY, STORMERS, VAN REENEN! 13-17. The lead is back down to three as Van Reenen sinks a penalty.
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Bulls can hit back with a penalty of their own. Steyn is off but Smith will have a go. It is about 12 meters in from touch, just inside the 40m line.
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PENALTY, BULLS, SMITH! 13-20. Great strike by Smith. That sails straight between the uprights.
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Good contestable kick by Willemse gives the Van Reenen another chance to kick at goal.
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PENALTY, STORMERS, VAN REENEN! 16-20. After a pretty poor performance thus far Van Reenen has nailed two good penalties in recent minutes.
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High tackle by Nortje. Stormers have a penalty just inside their own half. But again miss touch.
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Missing touch at this level, particularly in such a tight match is absolutely unforgiveable.
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YELLOW CARD! Carr is off for 10 minutes. Can the Stormers now take advantage?
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Stormers have a penalty on the Bulls 5m line. It is put into touch.
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Bulls win the lineout but they carry it over with the tap back. Stormers scrum.
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As soon as the big boys can't drive it over the Stormers have no clue what to do at the back. Bulls turn it over and clear their lines.
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Stormers decision making has been shocking. Du Toit puts in a great run to the Bulls 5m line but instead of taking it to ground he throws a wild offload and Bulls can clear.
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FULL TIME! 16-20. That is it from Cape Town Stadium. The Stormers lose another close one, a match they really should have won after dominating the second half.
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Stormers have a penalty on halfway. They will go for touch and see if they can score.
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Bulls scrum on halfway with less than a minute to play.
Stormers
Bulls
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Tries
2
23' Roos Evan
16' Tambwe Madosh
40' Tambwe Madosh
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Conversions
2
24' van Reenen Abner
17' Steyn Morne
40' Steyn Morne
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Penalties
2
26' van Reenen Abner
62' van Reenen Abner
66' van Reenen Abner
55' Steyn Morne
64' Smith Chris
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Drop Goals
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Yellow Cards
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Red Cards
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Squad
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Kitshoff Steven
Mbonambi Bongi
Malherbe Frans
Meihuizen David
Orie Marvin
Theunissen Marcel
du Toit Pieter-Steph
Roos Evan
Masimla Godlen
van Reenen Abner
Zas Leolin
Pretorius Rikus
du Plessis Daniel
Petersen Sergeal
Willemse Damian
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
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12
13
14
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Steenkamp Gerhard
Grobbelaar Johan
Smith Morne
Steenkamp Walt
Nortje Ruan
van Staden Marco
Louw Elrigh
Vermeulen Duane
Papier Embrose
Steyn Morne
Jacobs Stravino
Hendricks Cornal
Jansen Van Vuuren...
Tambwe Madosh
Kriel Daniel David
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Reserves
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Ntubeni Scarra
Lyons Leon
Fouche Johan Neet...
Van Rhyn Ernst
Engelbrecht Willie
De Wet Albertus Paul
Smit Cornel
Van Der Merwe Edwill
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19
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Erasmus Schalk
Gqoboka Lizo
van Rooyen Jacques
Swanepoel Janko
Carr Nizaam
Burger Zak
Smith Chris
Verity-Amm James