The Vodacom Bulls staged a late first half comeback but ultimately lost 33-28 to the DHL Stormers at the Cape Town Stadium on Sunday, 3 February 2019.
The home team raced to an early 21-0 lead courtesy of wing Seabelo Senatla; flyhalf Josh Stander and wing SP Marais with Marais adding the extras.
The Vodacom Bulls staged a late comeback in the first half as flyhalf Handrè Pollard; scrumhalf Ivan van Zyl and fullback Warrick Gelant all scored converted tries.
The men in Thor’s colours did pull back a charged down try as no.8 Juarno Augustus gathered the ball to score an unconverted try which allowed the DHL Stormers a 26-21 lead at the break.
The visitors took the lead in the second half as flank Paul Schoeman drove over from close range and the Vodacom Bulls did well to defend their lead.
The DHL Stormers uped the ante in the closing stages and were awarded a try to lock Chris van Zyl for their efforts and with fullback Damian Willemse’s conversion, they secured a hard fought 33-28 win on #SuperHeroSunday.
DHL Stormers – Tries: Seabelo Senatla, Josh Stander, SP Marais, Juarno Augustus, Chris van Zyl; Conversions: Marais (3), Damian Willemse.
Vodacom Bulls – Tries: Handre Pollard, Ivan van Zyl, Warrick Gelant, Paul Schoeman; Conversions: Pollard (4).