Are the Stormers cursed by Jake Whites Bulls? 3 bizarre occurrences in a row!
From mid-game Halloween storms (pun-intended), clear try-scoring chances going abegging and a knock on over the try line to win it - 3 bizarre occurrences have left the Stormers shell-shocked against Jake Whites Bulls!
From mid-game Halloween storms (pun-intended), clear try-scoring chances going abegging and a knock on over the try line to win it – 3 bizarre occurrences have left the Stormers shell-shocked against Jake Whites Bulls!
The bounce of the rugby is a funny thing, often the difference between a win and a loss in these derbies. These occurrences took it a step further – 3 times in a row!
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Following last nights tightly contested derby where the stormers succumbed to a 16-20 loss to Jakes Bulls, Stormers fans would be looking to the skies wondering how they didn’t win – again!
3 Bizarre occurrences with recent Bulls vs Stormers clashes
Mid-game storm occurs at Loftus Versfeld on the night of Halloween.
On the 31 October the Bulls vs Stormers clash was called off following a sudden lightning storm.
The storm had already occurred on the pitch with the players left shell-shocked and blown away.
They were trailing 39-6 against Jake Whites Bulls with 30 minutes left! Lightening then ended the stormers Halloween nightmare.
Play was abandoned, with the bulls awarded the victory.
Knock-on over the try line!
Oh no! How? Why? Stormers fans were left as bewildered as they were frustrated. They returned to Loftus with a point to prove and aimed to become the first side to beat Jake Whites Bulls at Loftus. They ALMOST did just that…
After trailing 29-34, the Stormers made inroads towards the Bulls line. The whole team celebrated as Juarno Augustus went over the tryline for what would have been the match winning try.
He went over but the knocked the ball on! Dropping it as he dived over and with it dropping his teams chances at history in Pretoria.
Knock-on with the tryline and victory in sight – AGAIN!
Last night presented the Stormers their best chance at beating Jakes Bulls yet. They were playing at home and Jakes side were without Trevor Nyakane, Stedman Gans and Kurt-Lee Arendse who has wreaked havoc against them in past fixtures.
Nyakane had destroy their scrums whilst Gans and Arendse scored excellent tries against them.
They also had 2019 SA Rugby Player of the year, Pieter-Steph du Toit back in action.
Yet, history repeated itself in the cruelest fashion…
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The Cape side trailed 16-20 before Du Toit made a break before knocking it on. Here a successful pass would have been a certain match-winner under the poles!
Stormers fans will have there hands on there head after letting it slip (literally), once more.