RECAP: Stormers v Bulls
READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to our live coverage of the Rainbow Cup SA Round Two match between the Stormers and Bulls at the Cape Town Stadium.
The Stormers will be looking to avoid the discipline issues that saw them have two men red-carded in their opening defeat to the Sharks.
John Dobson’s side led 23-7 in that clash before going on to lose 30-33, while Kade Wolhuter, who scored 13 of their points, has been ruled out for the rest of the season with an ACL injury.
The last seven encounters between these franchises have all been won by the home side, while the Bulls’ most recent victory in Cape Town was a 19-16 triumph at the old Newlands Stadium in Super Rugby in June 2011.
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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 (captain).
Replacements – from: 16 Siyabonga 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.
Bulls: 15 David Kriel, 14 Madosh Tambwe, 13 Marco Jansen van Vuren, 12 Cornal Hendricks, 11 Stravino Jacobs, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Embrose Papier, 8 Duane Vermeulen, captain), 7 Elrigh Louw, 6 Marco van Staden, 5 Ruan Nortje, 4 Walt Steenkamp, 3 Mornay Smith, 2 Johan Grobbelaar, 1 Gerhard Steenekamp.
Replacements – from: 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, 24 Jan-Hendrik Wessels, 25 Reinhardt Ludwig, 26 Arno Botha, 27 Keagan Johannes, 28 Janco Uys.
Referee: Stuart Berry
Assistant referees: Jaco Peyper, Aimee Barrett-Theron
TMO: Marius Jonker