Before the game even started I was a bit worried about the outcome and thought that the Stormers were going to struggle against a very good Brumbies team, but after the first ten minutes I started to relax and enjoy the game.
A few of the guys that stood out for me were,
Andries Bekker who is back to his brilliant best,
Jean de Villiers who is outstanding at 12 but only mediocre at 13, why they insist on him at 13, I have no idea, I can’t think of any reason that makes sense.
Aplon was his usual slippery self until knocked senseless by the Brumbies huge no8. Aplon, de Jongh and Jantjies were targeted by the big Brumbies loosies, but they took the hits and clung on for dear life until help arrived.
There was nobody that played really badly except for Taute who was obviously rusty.
Kings were outclassed as expected. (I foresee a moving of the goal posts before the end of the season promo relegation games.)
Maybe they will combine with the Rebels and become the Rebings or the Kebels or something
Bulls looked lost and bewildered and got beaten by the Reds. Super Cooper seems to think it’s his own private game and the other 14 are just there to make up the numbers. I think the Reds would be better without him.
Cheetahs have won three away games for the first time which is great but lets be fair and honest Force, Waratahs and Hghlanders are not nearly as strong as the teams they still have to play as the Sharks and Chiefs have shown, and now there is no Goosen (Smit is a very good player but not as good).
Sharks destroyed the Rebels, which once again highlights the fact that Oz rugby is too weak to warrant 5 teams in the competition. They are spread too thin.