Only one captain was left standing at Cape Town Stadium at the end of the north-south derby between the Stormers and the Bulls on Sunday night.
And it wasn’t Captain America from Pretoria.
Instead it was Chris van Zyl, the leader of Thor’s Stormers army, who scored the winning try six minutes from time in the main match on SuperHero Sunday.
In true Thor fashion, the Stormers blitzed their way to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter after tries from Seabelo Senatla, Joshua Stander and SP Marais.
Captain America then threatened to outlast the Capetonians and the Bulls showed their fighting spirit by bouncing back through tries by halfbacks Handre Pollard and Ivan van Zyl.
But as soon as Pollard dotted down, he failed with a box kick which allowed Juarno Augustus to charge the ball down and stretch the Stormers’ lead to 26-14.
A Warrick Gelant touchdown made it 26-21 for the Stormers at the break.
When play resumed, it was the Bulls that looked like they were going to spoil the party for the hosts after flanker Paul Schoeman crashed over with 14 minutes left to play.
The Stormers then needed a hero to step up and win them the match.
And with his team giving it their all to cross the Bulls’ tryline, it was Captain Van Zyl who ran a good line for the match-winning try.
Stormers - Tries: Seabelo Senatla, Joshua Stander, SP Marais, Juarno Augustus, Chris van Zyl Conversion: Marais (3) and Damian Willemse.
Bulls - Tries: Handre Pollard, Ivan van Zyl, Warrick Gelant, Paul Schoeman; Conversions: Pollard (2); Manie Libbok.