June 09, 2011
Stormers vs Bulls at Newlands in Cape Town 2011
Photo courtesy Michel Brandon
As far as South African rugby derbies go, Stormers versus Bulls is as big as it gets. It’s the countries most southerly franchise against the most northerly and the rivalry is epic. On Saturday, June 10, the war resumes at Newlands in Cape Town, with kick-off at 18h10.
These two teams met in the Super 14 final of 2010 and the Bulls defended their title with a 25-17 win in Soweto. The Stormers however got a little revenge earlier this year when they beat the Bulls 23-13 at Loftus in Pretoria.
In 2009, the Bulls beat Western Province in the semi-final of the Currie Cup at Newlands, but that match is probably better remembered for the monster tackle local lad Schalk Burger made on Springbok team mate, Fourie du Preez. Watch the video below (courtesy of therugbydump) if you need a reminder.
The teams for Saturday are:
Stormers: 15 Conrad Jantjes, 14 Gio Aplon, 13 Jaque Fourie, 12 Jean de Villiers, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Kurt Coleman, 9 Ricky Januarie, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Francois Louw, 6 Schalk Burger (c), 5 Andries Bekker, 4 Rynhardt Elstadt, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Deon Fourie, 1 Wicus Blaauw.
Subs: 16 Tiaan Liebenberg, 17 Frans Malherbe, 18 Stephen Kitshoff, 19 Anton van Zyl, 21 Nick Koster, 20 Dewaldt Duvenage, 22 Juan de Jongh.
Bulls: 15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Gerhard van den Heever, 13 Jaco Pretorius, 12 Wynand Olivier, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Morné Steyn, 9 Francois Hougaard, 8 Pierre Spies, 7 Dewald Potgieter, 6 Deon Stegmann, 5 Victor Matfield (c), 4 Danie Rossouw, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Gary Botha, 1 Dean Greyling.
Subs: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 Rossouw de Klerk, 18 Flip van der Merwe, 19 Derick Kuün, 20 Dustin Jinka, 21 Francois Brummer, 22 Stephan Dippenaar.
Due to the popularity of this fixture, tickets are sold out.