lol I was praying that they would kick it out, I was like "kick it out you *******" and sure enough he did. I like Earl Rose I think he should be South Africas number 1 full back
At the end of the day my dear Stormers had several games in which they could have gained that extra point or two they would have needed.
Brumbies: leading 20-0 after 20 minutes, no further points scored.
Waratahs: yeah they were lucky to get a draw, NSW should have won that. Because they folded and gave up when leading 13-6 which is not enough! You need 8 points before you start defending, not 7!
Lions: all credit to the Lions for standing up to their southern cousins. But the Stromers had about 5-6 more genuine chances which they fscked up all by themselves. All they needed was ONE other try!
So, I'm gutted, I think they did very well this year, looking forward to 2009, but no sympathy for missing out on the semis.