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