Super 14 Final

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  1. Teh Mite

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    Super 14 Final

    Bulls vs Stormers at Orlando Stadium, Soweto
    Referee:
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    Assistant referees: Cobus Wessels, Christie du Preez
    3 & 4: Pro Legoete, Lourens van der Merwe
    Reserve referee: Mark Lawrence
    Television match official: Shaun Veldsman
    Timekeeper: Gabriel Pappas
     
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    Stormers... Listen... You guys just gotta win! I can't take this Bulls domination any longer!
     
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    Big day for the young man, van der Heever. In the beginning of the season I was totally against him playing for the Boks, but now I reckon he deserves a start against Italy at least.
     
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    I don't mind who wins, as long as it's a great game! The cup is in SA, and that's all that matters!
     
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    My main concern is the ref, I would have preferred Stu Dickinson to Joubert. I reckon the line-outs will be very even but the Bulls should target the Stormers scrum then I think it would be easier to defend against their dangerous backs. It would be nice if Hougaard can bounce Habana the the way he did Bowden.
     
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    I agree about the scrums its an area the bulls have to target but Im very worried about how Spies got the ball ripped away from him in the semis,it was very clear that,that was the crusaders game plan with him,they know he is very difficult to bring down so they would target the ball instead,I think Frans is going to have to work with Spies on that.
     
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    Stormers – 15 Joe Pietersen, 14 Gio Aplon, 13 Jaque Fourie, 12 Juan de Jongh, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Peter Grant, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Francois Louw, 6 Schalk Burger (c), 5 Andries Bekker, 4 Adriaan Fondse, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Tiaan Liebenberg, 1 Wicus Blaauw.
    Subs: 16 Deon Fourie, 17 JC Kritzinger, 18 Anton van Zyl, 19 Pieter Louw, 20 Ricky Januarie, 21 Willem de Waal, 22 Tim Whitehead.
     
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    These teams are so evenly matched but you gotta feel the Bulls are favourites here. More specifically the Bulls got the upper hand in the scrums (as said before) and tactical kicking.

    The only place were I see the Stormers having an upper hand is their loose forwards, that trio has been outstanding, and I reckon are more well rounded than the Bulls loose forwards, who have very specific roles.
     
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    Just quickly off topic, how do you do that with your avatar?
     
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    Go here
     
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    S14 preview:

     
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    Thanks ;)!
     
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    The Bulls deserved to win, hate to say it but the Stormers were out of the game when they were 0-9 down. This Bulls team is devastating when they get momentum. They seem to put the Stormers under pressure at will. And Du Preez... master class performance from him, just untouchable.
     
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    Yeah I gotta say, Bulls were completely dominant.

    I'm surprised we clawed back the way we did, at some point I was thinking they might completely trounce us.

    Still, first final ever so I was just so chuffed we did that this year , hopefully next year we can repeat the performance.
     
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    Congrats Bulls, hard luck Stormers, who are surely the most improved side of the comp.
     
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    Some nerves early in the game caused the stormers the final this year. Now to win 2011 S15
     
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    the Hurricanes will win the Super 15
     
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    Nah, Blue Bulls or Crusaders ;-)
     
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    I feel like the time is right for the Canes to finally come away with the super trophy...
     
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    True, but I see them end in the top 4-5, maybe they can do it this season. Depending on injuries etc...

    I wish them the best.
     
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