I found it a bit weird to be supporting the Bulls and the Stormers on consecutive days but once I got over the strangeness of it I was well rewarded. Both sides showed a lot of character and it was a great weekend for South African rugby.
Just a few points . . .
If I had to pick out any individual this weekend top of my list would be Marcell Coetzee's performance and his captaincy. He is a warrior and he led his team by example. Glad to see he got a well-deserved call-up to the Springbok squad.
The forward pass that resulted in Balancoune's try for Ulster against the Stormers was blatant and I'm amazed the TMO let it go.
I haven't watched a replay of that final kick by Libbock but I was convinced he'd missed it to the right of the upright and I saw at least two Ulster players asking the ref to check it. I must be mistaken because I'm not seeing any talk about it . . . did anyone else think the same? Libbock's kicking up until then was very poor but his general play was good (as it's been all season) and he might feel a bit aggrieved to be overlooked for Rassie's squad . . . especially considering Elton Jantjies made it.
If I was a rugby coach and one of my players botched a try like Canan Moodie did, I'd be telling him that if he ever tries to show off like that again instead of planting the ball down he'll never play for my side again. Moodie is very lucky that the Bulls scored soon afterwards anyway. Trying to make the try look spectacular in a semi-final like that is unforgivable.
Well done Bulls and Stormers!