Commentary: Stormers v Kings

2013-06-01 16:30

Live scoring and interactive commentary from the Stormers v Kings Super Rugby clash in Cape Town.

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    STORMERS 19-11 KINGS 


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19:52 - TWEET : Tough one 2nite but we will take the One Glory to God & thanks 2 every1 who came out 2 support in this weather #massiverespect #feetupnow - Stormers wing Gio Aplon said on Twitter afterwards.


19:00 - HAVE YOUR SAY:

Deeply annoying and horrid season for the Stormers. Same points as sharks. Such a downer - @prophetkirk

I feel confident that the Lions could beat either the Kings or the Stormers in relegation/promotion games. #lions4life - @DaddyG3000

I bet all Stormers fans just thought they just had to turn up for this game and beat our Kings by more then 75 points... #Super15 - @Labo_Goon


18:46: GAME OVER. The Stormers hold on in front of their own line to keep the Kings from claiming a bonus point. Well-deserved eight-point win for the hosts.


18:45 - The Kings attacking ferociously on the Stormers line as the hooters sounds...


18:43 - One minute later and Habana does exactly the same. But this time he throws the ball wildly to no-one and the Kings nearly score. Silly from the Springbok wing. Five-metre scrum to the Kings.


18:41 - Risky business from Stormers wing Bryan Habana. He takes a quick throw-in on his own line, but counter-attacks brilliantly to dart 30m down field...Two minutes lef.


18:38 - Push-over TRY to the Kings by flank Wimpie van der Walt. Whitehead misses the conversion though to leave his side eight points adrift with six minutes left.


18:37 - The Kings receive a lifeline with a penalty on halfway. They kick out to set up a driving maul...


18:35 - "The bounce of the ball starting to go for the Stormers now," says SuperSport commentator Bob Skinstad. 10 minutes left.


18:29 - Pietersen CONVERTS brilliantly from close to the touchline after the ball bounces in off the posts. 19-6 with 14 minutes left.


18:27 - TRY to the Stormers by flank Deon Fourie. He crashes over after a strong lineout drive from the hosts.


Deon Fourie try (Photo: Jannie Momberg)


18:26 - Brilliant tactical kick from Duvenage puts the Stormers on the attack close to the Kings line...


18:25 - Pietersen misses a tough penalty attempt from out wide. His first miss of the evening.


18:22 - Two replacements made by the Stormers. Gerhard van den Heever on at right wing for Gio Aplon and Dewaldt Duvenage on for Louis Schreuder at scrumhalf.


18:19 - PENALTY converted by Pietersen. 12-6 to the home side with 23 minutes left.


18:18 - The Kings are penalised from the ensuing kick-off. Easy chance at goal for the Stormers.


18:17 - PENALTY converted by Whitehead. The Kings are back to within three (9-6).


18:12 - The rain is belting down now as Gio Aplon drops a high ball. Scrum to the Kings close to the Stormers 22m area. The Stormers have been poor under the high ball today.


18:09 - Comfortable PENALTY converted by Pietersen after the Kings are penalised at a scrum on their 22m line. Stormers lead by six.

Pietersen slots his third penalty. (Photo: Jannie Momberg)


18:06 - TWEET : 10,451 people have braved the cold and rain to watch the game at Newlands today. - @SouthernKingsSA


18:04 - "Stop telling me what the laws are," an irritated referee Craig Joubert tells Stormers prop Brok Harris.


18:01 - And the second half is underway...


18:00 - "We're too upright in our ball carries and we're giving away too many penalties," says Stormers coach Allister Coetzee.

Coetzee is looking a worried man at half-time. (Gallo Images)


17:49 - HALF-TIME. Stormers hold a narrow 6-3 lead.


17:45 - The Stormers lose possession after flank Siya Kolisi is held up by centre Ronnie Cooke close to the Kings tryline. Two minutes before half-time.


17:43 - Commentators curse on Whitehead as he makes his first big blunder by knocking on right in front of his own goal-line. Scrum to the Stormers five metres out...


17:41 - Another handling error by the Stormers close to the Kings 22.


17:39 - Stormers launch an attack inside the Kings 22m area but flank Fourie knocks on and the ball is impressively cleared by Kings fullback SP Marais.


17:35 - TWEETS : Free Stater Whitehead sublime in the wet thus far ... Kings looking very composed indeed ... Can they last the full 80? - @FrontRowGrunt

George Whitehead certainly more impressive than counterpart Jantjies thus far... - @herman_mostert


17:33 - The Stormers are struggling a fair bit under high kicks from the Kings' halfbacks. Whitehead is having a good game in place of Catrakilis.


17:30 - So far it's not the most entertaining match with both teams opting to go the aerial route. It's understandable though given the weather conditions.


17:27 - Missed drop-kick from 35m out by Kings pivot Whitehead. But the Kings are starting to get a foothold into the match now.


17:26 - The Kings threaten the Stormers line after a clever box kick by scrumhalf Nicolas Vergallo. The Stormers hold on though and Pietersen brings relief with a good clearance.


17:22 - PENALTY converted by Whitehead as the Kings get their first points. 


17:21 - Serial Stormers offender Deon Fourie concedes a penalty at a ruck. First chance at points for the Kings. Whitehead lines up from 30m out...


17:19 - TWEET : Safe to say the Stormers v Kings match won't need a water break - @RuggaWorld


17:16 - PENALTY converted by Pietersen. 6-0 to the Stormers. Ominous early signs for the men from Port Elizabeth.


17:13 - Eight minutes gone with the Stormers camped deep inside the Kings half. 


17:10 - PENALTY converted by fullback Joe Pietersen. 3-0 to the Stormers.


17:07 - TWEET : Bad news for Kings to lose Catrakilis in conditions like these ... Will be dominated by the boot sadly ... - @FrontRowGrunt


17:06 - And we're underway at a slippery Newlands...


17:01 -

This picture was just taken by a Twitter user from one of the corporate boxes at Newlands. The cricket ground is barely visible in the background - And it is pissing down at Newlands - @Whenna_Rugby


16:52 -

       It's bucketing down now ahead of kick-off... (Photo by News24 editor: Jannie Momberg)


16:41 - MASSIVE late blow to the Kings as flyhalf Demtri Catrakilis is ruled out with a leg injury. He is replaced by George Whitehead.


16:39 - The Kings will go into the game as underdogs but SuperSport commentator Gavin Cowley believes the treacherous weather conditions will be a great leveller at Newlands today.


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16:35 - TEAMS

Stormers:
15 Joe Pietersen, 14 Gio Aplon, 13 Jean de Villiers (captain), 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Nizaam Carr, 7 Deon Fourie, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 De Kock Steenkamp, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Tiaan Liebenberg, 1 Steven Kitshoff

Substitutes: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 Chris Heiberg, 18 Gerbrandt Grobler, 19 Don Armand, 20 Dewaldt Duvenage, 21 Gary van Aswegen, 22 Gerhard van den Heever

Kings:
15 SP Marais, 14 Siviwe Soyizwapi, 13 Ronnie Cooke, 12 Andries Strauss (captain), 11 Marcello Sampson, 10 George Whitehead, 9 Nicolas Vergallo, 8 Jacques Engelbrecht, 7 Wimpie van der Walt, 6 Cornell du Preez, 5 David Bulbring, 4 Darron Nell, 3 Kevin Buys, 2 Bandise Maku, 1 Schalk Ferreira

Substitutes: 16 Hannes Franklin, 17 Grant Kemp, 18 Rynier Bernado, 19 Devin Oosthuizen, 20 Shaun Venter, 21 Shane Gates, 22 Daniel Adongo


16:35 - Thirty minutes from kick-off in the match between the Stormers and Kings from a very wet Newlands in Cape Town.

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