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Super 14 Rugby: Stormers vs. Bulls at Newlands
Cape Town's Stormers are taking on the Pretoria's Blue Bulls at Newlands Rugby Stadium
The 2008 Vodacom Super 14 has several mouth-watering clashes in store these months.
Locally, one of the highlights was undoubtedly the clash between the reigning champions, the Vodacom Bulls, and arch-rivals Vodacom Stormers on Saturday at 17h00 at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town.
The Newlands clash could turn out to be another classic, with both sides having undergone squad changes during the off-season and sporting new coaching personnel.
Whilst the Vodacom Bulls have dominated the more recent clashes between the two, it is however the home side that has held sway in their last 10 meetings in the tournament. The Vodacom Stormers have won six of the previous 10 since 1998 with one match being drawn and the Vodacom Bulls winning the last three.
However, it is the manner of these last three defeats that poses the biggest psychological obstacle for the Cape Town team, who will be looking for their first win over the Pretoria-based franchise since 2004.
In all three of their previous meetings, the Vodacom Bulls scored 40 points or more, including a painful 75-14 defeat in 2005 at Loftus.
As defending champions, the Vodacom Bulls will start as favourites, but there is renewed optimism amongst the Vodacom Stormers faithful that this may be their season to come good.
Super 14 Rugby
Game: Vodacom Stormers – Bulls
Date: 16 February 2008
Location: Newlands Rugby Stadium
UPDATE SCORES & FIXTURES:
Who won the Stormers - Bulls game in the Super 14?
Unfortunately The Stormers lost to the Bulls: 9-16
Remaining Games for Stormers at Newlands in the Super 14 for 2008:
29 February 2008 Super 14 Rugby
Stormers - Crusaders at Newlands
12 April 2008 Super 14 Rugby
Stormers - Cheetahs at Newlands
19 April 2008 Super 14 Rugby
Stormers - Hurricanes at Newlands
26 April 2008 Super 14 Rugby
Stormers - Highlanders at Newlands
3 May 2008 Super 14 Rugby
Stormers - Brumbies at Newlands
10 May 2008 Super 14 Rugby
Stormers - Waratahs at Newlands
Read our complete overview of all Cape Town games in Newlands in the Stormers Super 14 Schedule.
The four Semi-finals for the Super 14 are on 23 and 24 May with the Final for the Rugby Super 14 taking place on 31 May to decide who will be the Super 14 Champions for 2008.
Directions to Newlands Rugby Stadium
Parking is usually available on main road, but do come early (about 1h30 before the rugby game starts). Read our directions to Newlands Rugby stadium.
Our 2010 Google Earth Map of Cape Town shows the location of the Newlands stadium as well.
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