Super Rugby

Commentary: Rebels v Stormers

2013-05-17 11:00
    REBELS 30 - 21 STORMERS  
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13:31 - TWEET - If players were allowed to speak their minds, Jean de Villiers would be spitting snakes - Clinton van der Berg

13:26 - The Stormers have become the first South African team ever to lose to the Rebels. Their playoff hopes are now all but over.

13:24 - FINAL SCORE: Rebels 30-21 Stormers. Tough call on the Stormers at the end there but they have only themselves to blame for not taking the points on offer earlier in the game.

13:22 - PENALTY to the Rebels which Woodward converts. It's all over for the Stormers with one minute remaining.

13:21 - TWEET : Higgenbottom knocked it on - @roblouw6

13:20 - Tough call on the Stormers though as there was a clear knock on prior to Bezuidenhout's transgression.

13:19 - CONVERSION by Woodward. 27-21 to the Rebels

13:16 - PENALTY TRY to the Rebels after reserve scrumhalf Nick Phipps was held back by Martin Bezuidenhout. 25-21 Rebels. Bezuidenhout also receives a yellow card.

13:11 - The Rebels receive a penalty on halfway, fullback Woodward lines up for goal but doesn't have the distance.

13:08 - After a concerted period of attack the Rebels defence holds out on their own tryline. They win a turnover and clear for touch. The Stormers have an attacking lineout just outside the 22m area with 12 minutes left. They lose the lineout though...

13:06 - Stormers force a penalty from the ensuing lineout. Again Pietersen kicks for touch...

13:05 - Stormers penalty on halfway as Joe Pietersen finds a solid touch inside the Rebels 22.

13:02 - New halfback pair on for the Stormers as Nic Groom and Gary van Aswegen replace Louis Schreuder and Elton Jantjies respectively.

13:01 - PICTURE - Mike Hutton-Squire - via Facebook

12:58 CONVERSION by Pietersen. Stormers back in front!

12:57 TRY in the corner by Andries Bekker! Much better intensity shown by the Capetonians on attack.

12:56 - Another Stormers attack deep into the Rebels 22m area... Can they round off this time?

12:53 - CONVERSION by Woodward. 20-14 to the Rebels.

12:52 - TRY by Rebels lock Hugh Pyle

12:50 - TWEET : Two penalties, two lineouts, zero points - @Zels77

12:48 - The Rebels force a penalty after the Stormers attempt a driving maul. Another chance at three points squandered.

12:47 - Scrum penalty for Stormers close to touch near the Rebels tryline. They again opt for the lineout.

12:43 - TWEET : Aaahhh, the good old 'we are not taking easy 3 rather difficult 5 and cough it up' move - nice one #Stormers - @RuggaWorld

12:40 - Prop Steven Kitshoff knocks on from the ensuing lineout move. With the Stormers only leading by one point, taking three would have been the better option there. Same mistake was made by the skipper in the Blues game two weeks previously...

12:39 - The Stormers get an early penalty. Right in front but Jean de Villliers decides not to take the three points...

12:38 - We're under way in the second half as Joe Pietersen kicks off.

12:29 TWEET - Rebels still no wins v SA teams. So no pressure then, Stormers! - Sport24 chief writer Rob Houwing


12:25 - HALF-TIME: Rebels 13-14 Stormers


12:23 - PENALTY converted by Woodward. 14-13 to the Stormers...

12:21 - Stormers scrum under a bit of pressure but Schreuder gets his pass away as Pietersen brings relief with a 50m boot down field. Great clearance!

12:17 - Stormers defence cut to pieces as Rebels right wing Tom English breaks through for a 30m run. He's stopped though as the Rebels knock on. More relief for the Stormers... They have a scrum inside their own 22.

12:15 - Rebels launch at attack on the Stormers line but lock Cadeyrn Neville is penalised for a double movement. Relief for the Stormers who looked stretched there...

12:13 - TWEET : Etzebeth in full flight ... @HeinekenMeyer must need new undies after that ... Deft little pass from Jantjies though ... 10-14 - Front Row Grunt

12:12 - Fullback Joe Pietersen adds the CONVERSION for a 14-10 lead...

12:11 - Bryan Habana rounds off his 54th Super Rugby try after a nice break from lock Eben Etzebeth in midfield!

12:10 - TRY Stormers!

12:09 - 26 minutes gone in the first period. The Stormers are launching an attack...

12:05 - TWEET : Special scrum Storm ... See the little left shoulder and secondary shove? Nice @frontrowmatt - Front Row Grunt

12:03 - No 8 Nizaam Carr is having a good game so far for the Stormers. Made a few decent runs so far, as our chief writer Rob Houwing suggested earlier in the week...

11:59 - Scrumhalf Louis Schreuder scores for the visitors. Schreuder's first Super Rugby try! He made a sniping break after the scrum and slipped through when he was not held in several attempted tackles from the Rebels. Fullback Joe Pietersen adds the easy conversion.

11:59 - TRY Stormers!


11:56 - The Stormers now have an attacking scrum inside the Rebels 22. Time to hit back here...

11:54 - CONVERSION by fullback Woodward. 10-0 Rebels. Ominous signs for the Stormers...

11:53 - TRY for the Rebels by No 8 Scott Higginbotham.

11:52 - Bad knock-on from Bryan Habana results in a scrum for the Rebels on the Stormers 22m line...

11:50 - TWEET: Come on Stormers. End the tour on a high note, and start the South African rugby weekend off with a win... #SuperGees - Dan Nicholl

11:46 - PENALTY converted by Rebels fullback Jason Woodward. 3-0 to the Rebels.

11:45 - Penalty to the Rebels in front of the posts, on the Stormers 22m line. Easy three points coming up...

11:43 - Early injury trouble for the Stormers as prop Pat Cilliers is being treated for a bump to the leg. He looks likely to continue though.

11:40 - We're under way as the Rebels kick off. The Stormers gather as Elton Jantjies kicks into touch.

11:39 - A late change for the Stormers. Scarra Ntubeni (hamstring) has dropped out, with Martin Bezuidenhout starting at hooker. Brok Harris comes on to the bench.

11:35 - 10 degrees Celsius in Melbourne with no rain at present. The teams are about to run on to AAMI Park.

11:30 - TWEET : Dis tyd vir Afrikaanse Kommentaar saam my en die nimlike Kaptein John van Rensburg,as Stormers nie die een wen - Breyton Paulse

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Coetzee sé dat Elton Jantjies 'n spark moet bring tot die #Stormers span die naweek,so as jy hom sien rondry met 'n Chevy Spark die week... - Justus Brand

Made my #Superbru picks and have given #Stormers another chance..Not to happy about Jantjies though!! #goingbackwards - Derek

Dear #SaNzAR, please do not schedule any games during working hours. #KThanksBye - Jacques

Louis Schreuder finally gets a start. Great talent, I hope he make use of this rare opportunity!!! #Stormers #SSRugby - Gontse

#Stormers 'n Agterlyn met soveel gehalte-spelers moet die kans gegun word om te hardloop en die bal rond te gooi. Hoop vandag is die dag - Francois

11:13 - New Zealand's Mike Fraser will referee the match 

11:12 - TWEET : Have some spare tickets for tonights game so if any1s floating around AAMI stadium come to the ticket collection window in next 10 minutes - James O'Connor

11:11 - TEAMS

15 Jason Woodward, 14 Tom English, 13 Mitch Inman, 12 Rory Sidey, 11 Lachlan Mitchell, 10 Bryce Hegarty, 9 Nic Stirzaker, 8 Scott Higginbotham (captain), 7 Scott Fuglistaller, 6 Jarrod Saffy, 5 Cadeyrn Neville, 4 Hugh Pyle, 3 Laurie Weeks, 2 Ged Robinson, 1 Nic Henderson

Substitutes: 16 Shota Horie, 17 Paul Alo-Emile, 18 Luke Jones, 19 Gareth Delve, 20 Jordy Reid, 21 Nick Phipps, 22 Kimami Sitauti

15. Joe Pietersen, 14. Gio Aplon, 13. Juan de Jongh, 12. Jean de Villiers (captain), 11. Bryan Habana, 10. Elton Jantjies, 9. Louis Schreuder, 8. Nizaam Carr, 7. Siya Kolisi, 6. Deon Fourie, 5. Andries Bekker, 4. Eben Etzebeth, 3. Pat Cilliers, 2. Martin Bezuidenhout, 1. Steven Kitshoff

Substitutes: 16. Brok Harris, 17. Frans Malherbe, 18. Gerbrandt Grobler, 19. Don Armand, 20. Nic Groom, 21. Gary van Aswegen, 22. Gerhard van den Heever

11:10 - Stormers coach Allister Coetzee looks a worried man ahead of the match...

11:10 - Thirty minutes from kick-off in this do-or-die clash for the Stormers who currently occupy 10th spot in the Super Rugby standings.

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