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Bulls claim 3rd Super crown

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Bulls, In the news, Stormers, Super 14 on 29 May 2010 at 19:47
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The Bulls were crowned Super 14 winners for the third time in four years after Morne Steyn’s 20 points helped sink the Stormers in an all-South African final in Johannesburg.

Sporting Life reports that the defending champions, who were playing at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto, scored their only try of the game through Francois Hougaard.

But their South Africa fly-half, who kicked 19 points in last year’s final, again proved the match-winner with tries from Bryan Habana and Ricky Januarie proving only a consolation for the Cape Town visitors.

Both sides made bright starts to the match, seeing plenty of possession without making the most of it, in what was a historic game for South African rugby – a major final of a predominantly white sport being played in a black area in a country where racial tensions still exist.

The game had to wait 10 minutes for its first points, which predictably came from the boot of Morne Steyn after Wicus Blaauw conceded a penalty right in front for illegal scrumming.

At the same point, the hosts were dealt a blow with Gerhard van den Heever having to go off with what looked like a pulled muscle and Jaco van der Westhuyzen coming on instead.

The lead was doubled shortly after when Jaque Fourie’s error of interfering in a maul handed another opportunity to Steyn which he duly took.

The visitors tried to hit and were almost on the board with their first foray towards the Bulls’ line, only for Schalk Burger’s touch-down to be ruled out for double movement of the ball on the line.

When the ball went back down the other end, Steyn extended the lead to 9-0 after the Stormers failed to roll away from the maul.

Injury then struck the visitors with Juan de Jongh, one of their star players of the season, having to go off.

And with that followed the opening try of the game – Fourie du Preez’s short pass to Hougaard sending him away on a run through the middle with the winger rounding Joe Pietersen to score under the post.

Steyn added the extras, before the Cape side finally got points on the board in the 30th minute when Peter Grant sent over an easy kick after Danie Rossouw was penalised for not rolling away in the tackle.

It was 16-3 at half-time and Grant missed a difficult chance to cut the lead straight afterward with a penalty that faded away to the right.

As the game began to labour, Habana silenced the home crowd by intercepting a Steyn pass on the halfway line and running in under the post.

Grant added the extras to cut the gap to six, but two further penalties either side of a rare miss by Steyn midway through the final quarter deflated the visiting side.

They had little to offer in the final 10 minutes and another three-pointer from the Springbok fly-half sealed the win, before Januarie’s late consolation gave the scoreline some respectability.


  • Well Done Bulls, you were the leaders the whole season and you deserved this.

  • Comment 1, posted at 29.05.10 20:06:58 by KSA Stormer © Reply
    KSA Shark ©
  • I agree! Well done!

  • Comment 2, posted at 29.05.10 21:14:56 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 2) : [email protected]KSA Stormer © (Comment 1) : Thanks – pheeuw! Worthy opponents made for a very nervous Bull-supporter here, but I am proud of my team 😆

  • Comment 3, posted at 29.05.10 21:25:09 by diablo (VICTORY! sweeter on neutral ground!) Reply

  • Is that the WP flower in the bottom corner of your pic. What is it called a dissa or something? 😛

  • Comment 4, posted at 29.05.10 21:26:49 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • Gerbera Jamesonii aka Barberton Daisy 😉

  • Comment 5, posted at 29.05.10 22:28:27 by diablo (VICTORY! sweeter on neutral ground!) Reply

  • Not showing on my side? 😯 :mrgreen:

  • Comment 6, posted at 29.05.10 22:30:13 by diablo (VICTORY! sweeter on neutral ground!) Reply

  • stoooooooooooooormeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeers 😥 😥

  • Comment 7, posted at 29.05.10 22:30:16 by klempie Reply

  • Is Habs the only player to score a try in finals for two different teams? 😕

  • Comment 8, posted at 29.05.10 22:31:21 by klempie Reply

  • @klempie (Comment 8) : Perhaps, but he’s only won a trophy playing for one team (so far) 😉

  • Comment 9, posted at 29.05.10 23:12:11 by diablo (VICTORY! sweeter on neutral ground!) Reply

  • @diablo (VICTORY! sweeter on neutral ground!) (Comment 6) :

    Press “Ctrl + F5” at the same time to refresh.

  • Comment 10, posted at 30.05.10 04:47:09 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • Very boring game to be honest. Th Bulls basically kicked up and unders all game and waited for the Stormers to fumble. I also thought the Stormers were pretty weak out wide for their supposedly brilliant backline.

  • Comment 11, posted at 30.05.10 10:11:13 by CapeShark Reply
    The Great Couch Shark
  • I expected the Bulls to win this, but not this comfortably. It looked to me as if they never hit top gear . .

  • Comment 12, posted at 30.05.10 10:48:56 by Original Pierre Reply
    Original Pierre

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