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2014/03/14 | 08:35 |  Super Rugby | Waikato Stadium, Hamilton |  Full Time
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As it happened: Chiefs v Stormers

2014-03-14 07:15
Last Updated at 01:21

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Commentary by Sport24's Herman Mostert

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11:00 - QUOTES

Stormers captain Jean de Villiers was in no mood to celebrate playing his 100th Super rugby game.

"We didn't play well, it was obviously not the result we wanted. We did show heart at some stages of the game but at the end it was pretty disappointing.

"The Chiefs put us under a lot of pressure, there's a reason they've been champions for the last two years."


10:45 - PICTURE

Gareth Anscombe rips through the Stormers defence... (Getty Images)


10:31 - No doubt the Chiefs are again serious title contenders. The way they responded with two tries at the end after the Stormers got themselves back into it was pure class. Other teams would just have tried to defend their lead, but the Chiefs went all out to try and claim a bonus point. The intensity they displayed on attack was also something to behold.

The Stormers slipped too many tackles and again lacked direction on attack. Despite scoring two tries, they have lots to work on in that department still. Expect Peter Grant to start at flyhalf next week! They will also take heart from an improved effort in the scrums and lineouts...

In next week's action, the Stormers travel to Canberra to face the Brumbies, while the Chiefs play the Force in Perth.

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10:30 - INTERESTING MATCH STATS

Metres gained: Chiefs 512-299 Stormers

Carries: Chiefs 122-76 Stormers

Offloads: Chiefs 14-4 Stormers

Missed tackles: Chiefs 13-27 Stormers


10:24 - FULL-TIME: Chiefs 36-20 Stormers


10:23 - PICTURE

Chiefs players swarm Tanerau Latimer after he scored a try right at the death in his 100th Super Rugby match - FOX SPORTS Rugby


10:23 - Some nice touch as the Chiefs give Latimer the opportunity to kick the conversion himself. But it's closer to the touchline than the middle of the park and he misses. That's it...


10:22 - TRY! Flank Tanerau Latimer finishes off the Stormers with a pushover try off a lineout drive.

A try for him in his 100th Super Rugby match!


10:21 - Almost another try as Chiefs fullback Gareth Anscombe sprints 40m down field. He is stopped just short. But they keep attacking... A lineout drive coming up...


10:20 - The Stormers can only blame themselves for handing the initiative right back...


10:20 - CONVERSION by Cruden. Chiefs 31-20 Stormers after 77 minutes.


10:19 - TRY awarded to Tevita Koloamatangi. TMO rules he was not held.


10:18 - The question is for whether a Chiefs player was held in a tackle before he went over to score. Referee Joubert is happy with the grounding.


10:17 - But the Chiefs are right back on attack and surge over the line... Another TMO decision.


10:15 - CONVERSION by Grant. Chiefs 24-20 Stormers after 75 minutes.

Best comeback ever on the cards?


10:14 - TRY! After a concerted period of attack, Nizaam Carr scores and the visitors are right back in it!

Carr has been outstanding so far!


10:12 - Somehow, the ball pops out as the Stormers set up a driving maul, and Chiefs lock Brodie Retallick catches it and the hosts are off the hook...


10:10 - No time for kicking at goal now as the Stormers set up an attacking five-metre lineout...9 minutes left.


10:08 - STORMERS REPLACEMENT

Siya Kolisi on for Deon Fourie.


10:08 - Stormers off the hook as they turn it over and launch an attack up-field.


10:06 - Penalty to the Chiefs after the Stormers go off-side.

However, referee Craig Joubert played a very long advantage there. The Kiwi commentators criticise the decision, saying the Chiefs had enough time to attack... I tend to agree.

They set up an attacking lineout.


10:05 - But the Chiefs are back inside the Stormers 22m area, hunting a bonus point...


10:02 - He rarely gets to prove it, but the 31-year-old Aplon has not lost any pace in the last while...


10:02 - CONVERSION by Grant. Chiefs 24-13 after 63 minutes.


10:01 - TRY! Out of nowhere, Aplon straightens the line on halfway and sprints through to score!


10:00 - PICTURE

Pitch-side view - Deejay Huia-Roberts


9:59 - The chance goes awry as Jean de Villiers knocks it on... he won't remember his 100th game very fondly...


9:58 - Stormers get another chance to attack with a lineout just outside Chiefs 22m line.


9:56 - STORMERS REPLACEMENTS

Louis Schreuder is now on for Nic Groom at scrumhalf.

Oliver Kebble on for Steven Kitshoff at prop.


9:55 - Stormers off the hook as Kerr-Barlow kicks it away to allow them to dot down dead which allows Grant to clear from the 22...


9:52 - BLOOPER ALERT!

Mishap from Stormers wing Kobus van Wyk, who accidentally kicks the ball over the dead ball line as he tries to cover a kick from the Chiefs... Five metre scrum attacking scrum for the hosts.

Nothing going right for the Capetonians!


9:50 - PICTURE

 Tawera Kerr-Barlow evades Deon Fourie... (Getty Images)


9:48 - Fruean has passed his concussion test and is back on.


9:48 - Just as I write, they go and concede a free kick... sigh.


9:46 - The one battle the Stormers are winning tonight is at scrum time... 6 to 3...


9:44 - Chiefs' Robbie Fruean is off for a concussion test. Asaeli Tikoirotuma is on as the Chiefs launch another attack inside the Stormers 22m area...


9:43 - Sport24 fan, Dirk, shares his views:

"The Stormers are being robbed by the ref and he is South African. He should be taken off the field."


9:42 - I reckon Catrakilis will not start a game for the Stormers again in the near future...


9:41 - STORMERS REPLACEMENTS

Peter Grant on for Demetri Catrakilis

Nizaam Carr on for Ruan Botha


9:39 - Stormers get a chance to attack inside the Chiefs 22m area. But they look clueless as to what to do. Prop Steven Kitshoff takes it at flyhalf and they lose it soon thereafter...


9:38 - CONVERSION by Cruden. Chiefs 24-6 Stormers after 41 minutes.


9:37 - TRY! The TMO agrees with me and awards the try.


9:35 - Scrumhalf Tawera Kerr-Barlow scores under the posts. Referee Joubert wants to check for a forward pass though...

It was a brilliant off-load from Tim Nanai-Williams to his inside. Should be a try...


9:34 - Chiefs immediately on the attack when Catrakilis' kick is charged down...


9:34 - Cruden gets the second half underway...


9:32 - The Stormers will be forced out of their comfort zone here. Being 11 points down, they have to attack. But it will be tough against a team playing with such an intensity. And the Stormers are not renowned as a team that can chase a game...


9:25 - TWEET

What a bunch of cheats home town decision ! So typical the last guy knocked the ball ! - Rob Louw


9:23 - HALF-TIME: Chiefs 17-6 Stormers


9:22 - CONVERSION by Cruden.


9:21 - TRY! The TMO determines that the ball was knocked back by Kobus van Wyk, who was the tackler, and awards the try to centre Tom Marshall.

That's a brave call in my book. No way you can say for certain. Looked more like a knock-on...


9:20 - The Chiefs think they've scored in the corner. It looked like a knock on, but referee Joubert thinks the final pass may have been knocked back by a Stormers player. TMO to decide...


9:18 - One minute before half-time and the Chiefs continue to attack the Stormers line...


9:14 - TWEET

Taute shown the shepherds hook after 34 minutes! - Front Row Grunt


9:13 - PICTURE

 James Lowe is tackled by Kobus van Wyk (Getty Images)


9:12 - STORMERS REPLACEMENT

Sailosi Tagicakibau on for Jaco Taute.

Aplon now moves to fullback with Tagicakibau on the wing.


9:12 - But he misses a crucial penalty! 

Catrakilis not doing himself any favours... Bring on Bash!


9:11 - Great Stormers scrum as Jamie Mackintosh is penalised for going up under pressure... Catrakilis lines up, 15m out from touch...


9:08 - The Chiefs lose the ball inside Stormers territory and Aplon counters down the far side touchline. He kicks up field but gets an unfavourbale bounce. Had it gone to hand a try was on there! #smallmargins


9:07 - Fruean going to kill us in attack ! Help! - Rob Louw


9:05 - CHIEFS REPLACEMENT

Robbie Fruean is on at outside centre for Charlie Ngatai, who limps off with a bad looking calf injury...Remember how he tormented the Stormers in a Crusaders jersey three seasons ago?


9:04 - Stormers out of jail as Joubert penalises a Chiefs payer for a double movement. The hosts may yet rue not kicking for goal on a few occasions...


9:02 - Chiefs five metres out, attacking ferociously... They win a penalty (offside) and decide to set up an attacking lineout.

Stormers barely hanging on here...


8:59 - Chiefs really hurting the Stormers on the counter-attack. Playing a fast, paced, high intensity game...


8:58 - The Chiefs are opting against taking kickable penalties here. And perhaps rightly so. The Stormers have missed no less than 9 tackles so far!


8:57 - TWEET

Stormers looking half asleep on counter attack they stretching us - Rob Louw


8:56 - PENALTY by Catrakilis. Chiefs 10-6 Stormers after 20 minutes.


8:55 - Chiefs fumble the kick-off and concede a penalty at the ensuing scrum. Catrakilis to line up... about 10m from touch.


8:54 - CONVERSION by Cruden. Chiefs 10-3 Stormers after 18 minutes.


8:52 - TRY! Chiefs left wing James Lowe scores in the corner after a favourable bounce from a kick-through by the hosts. The commentators say it's brilliant but that was just a lucky bounce in my book...

But that's how you play against the Stormers. Kick in behind them...


8:52 - TWEET

Just to clear that kick up - Ref ruled the wide shot a deliberate miss, which would have resulted in a try. #CHIvSTO - Chiefs


8:49 - Cruden, with the ball set to kick for posts, spots a gap and kicks it way to the left to a Chiefs player rushing up... But referee Craig Joubert calls them back. He says Cruden did not make a genuine attempt to kick if over the posts and awards a scrum to the Stormers.

Cruden had already placed the ball on the tee...

Three points thrown away by Cruden there! Never seen this happen before in a game!


8:48 - The Stormers, with the ball in possession, concede a penalty inside their own 22m area... Wrong entry at the ruck. Cruden to line up from almost an identical spot.


8:47 - TWEET

Chiefs look fairly keen to go around Stormers rather than through them - Rob Houwing


8:46 - Stormers lineout 3 from 3 so far. Better signs there from last week...


8:43 - FRONT ROW WEIGHTS

Chiefs 374

Stormers 347


8:42 - Oh dear, just as the Chiefs again try to run from their own 22m area, Gio Aplon almost intercepts a Cruden pass, but drops the ball... He would have cantered in for a try there!


8:41 - The Chiefs showing their attacking intent early on here...


8:40 - PENALTY converted by Cruden. Chiefs 3-3 Stormers after 5 minutes.


8:39 - The Chiefs show how dangerous they are by running the ball from their own 22. They surge up to the Stormers 22m area and win a penalty... Cruden lines up from about 15m from touch...


8:37 - PENALTY converted by Catrakilis. Chiefs 0-3 Stormers after 2 minutes.


8:36 - The Greek to line up, on Chiefs 22m line, 15m from touch...


8:35 - Stormers win their first lineout and set up a driving maul... They win a penalty in range!


8:35 - Catrakilis gets the game started...


8:33 - De Villiers leads out the visitors in his 100th game...


8:32 - PICTURE

Jean de Villiers plays his 100th Super Rugby match... - Stormers


8:28 - The Stormers will be playing in their new white away kit today. The lightning strike in front reminds me of the jersey French club Stade Français played in some 10 years ago...


8:26 - In-studio SuperSport pundit John Mitchell says Chiefs to win, while Breyton Paulse is going with his heart... Stormers.


8:23 - A big game for Stormers flyhalf Demetri Catrakilis who made too many basic errors against the Crusaders last week. With Peter Grant back in the squad, Catrakilis will know that today is probably his last chance to keep his spot in the starting team...


8:15 - TWO SUPER RUGBY CENTURIONS

Stormers captain Jean de Villiers and Chiefs flank Tanerau Latimer both play their 100th Super Rugby game today.

Take a bow!


8:11 - I went Chiefs on SuperBru, largely because they are the two-time defending champions and the Stormers have had a few players laid low by injury in the build-up to the game.

Also, the Chiefs have some exciting backline players in Aaron Cruden, Tim Nanai-Williams and promising centre Charlie Ngatai among their ranks, while their opponents aren’t exactly renowned for scoring tries.

However, the Stormers over the years have done relatively well against this team (they have also won four of the last six clashes), and the Cape side seem to play better when they’re written off. So it would not be a huge surprise to me if they sneak a win, but I’m sticking with my initial prediction.


7:57 - It will no doubt be interesting to see if the Chiefs also employ the tactics of holding players back at ruck time. The Stormers were upset about this after their 14-13 loss to the Crusaders last week and have called on South African referee Craig Joubert to keep a watchful eye.

I reckon the home side will push the envelope as far as they can to see how much leeway Joubert gives them...


07:00 - JOUBERT PRESSURE TO BACKFIRE?

Tank Lanning can't recall when last an SA team playing in NZ got a SA referee!

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OFFICIALS

Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)

Assistant referees: Nick  Briant, Shane McDermott

TMO: Ben Skeen


RECENT RESULTS

2013: Stormers won 36-34, Cape Town
2011: Chiefs won 30-23, Hamilton
2010: Stormers won 49-15, Hamilton
2009: Chiefs won 28-14, Cape Town
2008: Stormers won 35-26, Hamilton
2007: Stormers won 21-16, Cape Town


TEAMS:

Chiefs

15 Gareth Anscombe, 14 Tim Nanai-Williams, 13 Charlie Ngatai, 12 Tom Marshall, 11 James Lowe, 10 Aaron Cruden (captain), 9 Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 8 Liam Squire, 7 Tanerau Latimer, 6 Liam Messam, 5 Brodie Retallick, 4 Matt Symons, 3 Ben Tameifuna, 2 Mahonri Schwalger, 1 Jamie Mackintosh.

Substitutes: 16 Rhys Marshall, 17 Pauliasi Manu, 18 Josh Hohneck, 19 Michael Fitzgerald, 20 Tevita Koloamatangi, 21 Brad Webber, 22 Robbie Fruean, 23 Asaeli Tikoirotuma

Stormers

15. Jaco Taute, 14. Kobus van Wyk, 13. Jean de Villiers (captain), 12. Damian de Allende, 11. Gio Aplon, 10. Demetri Catrakilis, 9. Nic Groom, 8. Duane Vermeulen, 7. Schalk Burger, 6. Deon Fourie, 5. De Kock Steenkamp, 4. Ruan Botha, 3. Brok Harris, 2. Tiaan Liebenberg, 1. Steven Kitshoff

Substitutes: 16. Stephan Coetzee, 17. Oliver Kebble, 18. Frans Malherbe, 19. Siya Kolisi, 20. Nizaam Carr, 21. Louis Schreuder, 22. Peter Grant, 23. Sailosi Tagicakibau


Welcome to Sport24's LIVE scoring and interactive commentary on today's Super Rugby match between the Chiefs and Stormers from Hamilton!

  • 80'

    Chiefs 36 Stormers 20

  • 80'

    TRY, CHIEFS, LATIMER! 36-20. The Chiefs launch a drive from a line-out deep inside the Stormers' 22 and Tanerau Latimer who barges over to seal his side's win. Latimer, also lines up the conversion attempt but his effort is well short. That's the final act of the game and the Chiefs are worthy winners on the balance of play. The Stormers fought back well, midway through the second half, but in then faded away badly towards the end.

  • 79'

    Anscombe bursts through a gap in the Stormers defence and pins his ears back as he heads towards the try-line! He is hauled in just short of the line by De Villiers!

  • 79'

    CONVERSION, CHIEFS, CRUDEN! 31-20. Cruden restores the 11-point lead as he succeeds with the place-kick!

  • 78'

    TRY, CHIEFS, KOLOAMATANGI! 29-20. Tevita Koloamatangi gathers a loose ball, close to the Stormers' try-line and pumps his legs as he forces his way over the try-line with two defenders on his back!

  • 76'

    CONVERSION, STORMERS, GRANT! 24-20. Grant adds the extras and there's only four points in this game!

  • 75'

    TRY, STORMERS, CARR! 24-18. The Stormers take the ball through several phases with their forwards and when a gap opens Nizaam Carr barges over from close quarters!

  • 73'

    The Stormers try to launch a drive from a line-out on the chiefs' five-metre line but they fail to control the ball and Retallick collects before passing to Kerr-Barlow.

  • 71'

    Pauliasi Manu is pinged after he enters a ruck illegally. Grant puts the ball into touch on the Chiefs'' five-metre line.

  • 70'

    Duane Vermeulen wins a crucial turnover at a ruck, close to his try-line. Louis Schreuder gathers and puts the ball into touch 10 metres outside his 22.

  • 68'

    The Stormers forwards are pinged for being offside. Cruden puts the ball out on the visitors' five-metre line.

  • 66'

    The Chiefs are camped close to the Stormers' try-line. They show great patience as they take the ball through several phases with their forwards.

  • 63'

    CONVERSION, STORMERS, GRANT! 24-13. Grant slots the two-pointer which narrows the gap to 11 points.

  • 62'

    TRY, STORMERS, APLON! 24-11. The stormers attack from a scrum, five metres inside their half. De Allende throws a long pass to Aplon, who bursts through a gap! He hands off Cruden and races away before crossing over!

  • 60'

    Nanai-Williams takes the ball into contact but holds onto the ball on the ground. Grant kicks for touch and puts the ball out on the edge of the Chiefs' 22.

  • 58'

    Liam Squire and Kerr-Barlow combine off the back of a scrum. Kerr-Barlow stabs a grubber kick through but Carr is alert and dots down behind his line.

  • 57'

    Van Wyk tries to gather a kick from Kerr-Barlow behind his try-line but knocks it over the dead-ball line! And the Chiefs are once again on the attack at a scrumo n the Stormers' five-metre line.

  • 55'

    Kerr-Barlow strays offside and Aplon puts the resulting penalty out on the edge of the Chiefs' 22.

  • 53'

    Retallick is blown up when he enters a ruck illegally. Aplon kicks for touch and puts the ball out on the Chiefs' 10-metre line.

  • 51'

    The Stormers pack is pinged for an early shove at a scrum. It's five metres inside their half and the Chiefs fancy their attacking chances and opt to take another scrum.

  • 48'

    Peter Grant and Nizaam Carr are on as replacements for Catrakils and Ruan Botha. Grant is soon penalised for being offside and Cruden puts the kick out deep inside the Stormers' 22.

  • 45'

    The Stormers try to attack midway between their 22 and the halfway line. The ball comes out wide to De Villiers, who offloads to Sailosi Tagicakibau but he is tackled into touch by Robbie Fruean.

  • 43'

    CONVERSION, CHIEFS, CRUDEN! 24-6. Cruden adds the easy two-pointer to add to the visitors' woes.

  • 42'

    TRY, CHIEFS, KERR-BARLOW1 22-6. Nanai-Williams gets through a gap, inside the Stormers'' 22, and offloads to Kerr-Barlow, who scores under the posts!

  • 41'

    Cruden gets the second half underway but the Stormers fail to regather cleanly and the visitors are on the defence again.

  • 40'

    Chiefs 17 Stormers 6

  • 40'

    CONVERSION, CHIEFS, CRUDEN! 17-6. Cruden adds the extras and the hooter sounds shorlty afterwards to indicate half-time. The hosts have had the bulk of the possession and deserve their lead but the Stormers have done well to remain in the game. They will have to show more enterprise on attack, however, if they want something from this match.

  • 40'

    TRY, CHIEFS, MARSHALL! 15-6. The Chiefs show great continuity as they take the ball through several phases. Marshhall is in possession close to the Stormers'''' try-line and tries to offload. The ball is knocked backwards from Van Wyk and Marshall dives onto the loose ball behind the try-line!

  • 39'

    The Chiefs attack out wide with their backs and are soon inside the Stormers' 22. The ball reaches Lowe who throws a pop pass inside. Tawera Kerr-Barlow gathers but is tackled into touch by Damian de Allende.

  • 37'

    It's helter skelter stuff as the Chiefs go on a counter-attack from deep inside their half! Gareth Anscombe, Lowe and Mackintosh all handle the ball and they are soon close to the visitors' 22. Their handling lets them down, although the ball is always going backwards until Kobus van Wyk manages to boot a loose ball upfield which gets the Stormers out of jail.

  • 34'

    Catrakilis gets a chance to narrow the gap, after the Chiefs front row capitulate under pressure at a scrum. The pivot's effort is just wide of the mark, however!

  • 32'

    Aplon runs onto a pass from Jean de Villiers just outside the Stormers' 22, before setting off on a run down the touchline! He kicks ahead tries to regather but knocks on just outside the Chiefs' 22!

  • 30'

    The Chiefs players show great hand speed as they spread the ball around. Mackintosh takes the ball into contact but goes down after a big tackle from Schalk Burger!

  • 27'

    The Chiefs are on the attack close to the Stormers' try-line! Deon Fourie is then penalised when he plays the ball with his hands at a ruck at Cruden puts the resulting penalty out on the visitors' five-metre line.

  • 24'

    Nanai-Williams and Lowe launch a counter attack from inside their own half. They are soon 15 metres outside the Stormers'' 22 but Liam Messam knocks on at a ruck.

  • 21'

    PENALTY, STORMERS, CATRAKILIS! 6-10. Catrakils succeeds with is second penalty after Jamie Mackintosh is penalised for illegal binding at a scrum.

  • 18'

    CONVERSION, CHIEFS, CRUDEN! 3-10. Cruden shows his class as he lands a difficult place-kick from up against the touchline!

  • 17'

    TRY, CHIEFS, LOWE! 3-8. Tom Marshall puts a drubber kick through and regathers before offloading to Lowe, who shrugs off a challenge from Nic Groom before scoring in the corner!

  • 14'

    Aaron CRuden lines up a shot at goal, after Brok Harris enters a ruck from the side, but bizzarly kicks for the corner, from the kicking tee, for one of his outside backs to chase! Referee Craig Joubert call him back and rules that he has indicated that he would kick at goal and awards a scrum to the Stormers.

  • 12'

    James Lowe gets away from Liebenberg down the touchline! Soon he's inside the visitors' 22 and stabs a rubber through. Luckily for the Stormers Aplon gathers and boots the ball into touch.

  • 10'

    Ben Tameifuna is penalised for offside play at a ruck inside the Stormers' 22. Aplon kicks for touch and puts the ball out five metres from the halfway mark.

  • 8'

    Cruden throws a long pass - midway between the halfway lnie and his 22 - to Charlie Ngatai but Aplon reads it perfectly and goes for the intercept! He gets a hand to the ball but knocks on!

  • 5'

    PENALTY, CHIEFS, CRUDEN! 3-3. Aaron Cruden draws the hosts level after Liebenberg enters a ruck from the side.

  • 3'

    PENALTY, STORMERS, CATRAKILIS! 0-3. Demetri Catrakils gets the game's opening points, from the kicking tee, after Brodie Retallick is penalised for an infringement at a line-out.

  • 1'

    And we're off! Demetri Catrakilis gets us underway with a deep kick which Tim Nanai-Williams gathers just inside his 22. He evades a tackle from Gio Aplon but is bundled into touch by Tiaan Libenberg.

  • 0'

    Gareth Anscombe makes his long awaited return at full-back in his first match of the season while Jamie Mackintosh returns to the starting line-up at prop in what will be the Chiefs' last home game before heading off shore for three weeks. Brodie Retallick has been cleared to play and is joined in the second-row by Matt Symons. Liam Messam resumes his position at flanker with Liam Squire starting in the number eight jersey after a solid performance off the bench last week. Gareth Anscombe makes his long awaited return at full-back in his first match of the season while Jamie Mackintosh returns to the starting line-up at prop in what will be the Chiefs' last home game before heading off shore for three weeks. Brodie Retallick has been cleared to play and is joined in the second-row by Matt Symons. Liam Messam resumes his position at flanker with Liam Squire starting in the number eight jersey after a solid performance off the bench last week. James Lowe gets his first start on the wing and former Crusader Tom Marshall will make his Chiefs debut at inside centre. Pauliasi Manu, Michael Fitzgerald, Robbie Fruean and Asaeli Tikoirotuma all move to the bench. The match will also mark inspirational Chiefs flanker Tanerau Latimer's 100th Super Rugby match. He will celebrate his 100th Chiefs match in five more games time, after he takes the field today.

  • 0'

    Stormers captain Jean de Villiers will make his 100th Super Rugby appearance in this encounter. Stormers boss Allister Coetzee has made three enforced changes to the Stormers' starting line-up. Ruan Botha will start at lock (in place of the injured Michael Rhodes) and earn his first Super Rugby cap in the process, whilst the experienced duo of Tiaan Liebenberg (hooker) and Brok Harris (tighthead prop) come into the front row as replacements for Scarra Ntubeni and Frans Malherbe, respectively.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to the Waikato Stadium in Hamilton for our live coverage of this Super Rugby hit out between the defending champions, the Chiefs, and the Stormers. Don't go away! We'll return shortly with team news.

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Chiefs Stormers
  • 5 Tries 2
    • 16' James Lowe
    • 40' T Marshall
    • 40' Tawera Kerr-Barlow
    • 76' Huia Tevita Koloamatangi
    • 79' Tanerau Latimer
    • 61' Gio Aplon
    • 74' Nizaam Carr
  • 4 Conversions 2
    • 17' Aaron Cruden
    • 40' Aaron Cruden
    • 41' Aaron Cruden
    • 77' Aaron Cruden
    • 62' Peter Grant
    • 75' Peter Grant
  • 1 Penalties 2
    • 4' Aaron Cruden
    • 1' Demetri Catrakilis
    • 20' Demetri Catrakilis
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Jamie Mackintosh
  • Mahonri Schwalger
  • Ben Tameifuna
  • Matt Symons
  • Brodie Retallick
  • Liam Messam
  • Tanerau Latimer
  • Liam Squire
  • Tawera Kerr-Barlow
  • Aaron Cruden
  • James Lowe
  • Tom Marshall
  • Charlie Ngatai
  • Tim Nanai-Williams
  • Gareth Anscombe
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  • Steven Kitshoff
  • Tiaan Liebenberg
  • Brok Harris
  • Ruan Botha
  • De Kock Steenkamp
  • Deon Fourie
  • Schalk Burger
  • Duane Vermeulen
  • Nick Groom
  • Demetri Catrakilis
  • Gio Aplon
  • Damian de Allende
  • Jean de Villiers
  • Jacobus Van Wyk
  • Jaco Taute
Substitutions
Substitutions
  • Rhys Marshall
  • Pauliasi Manu
  • Josh Hohneck
  • Michael Fitzgerald
  • Huia Tevita Koloamatangi
  • Brad Weber
  • Robbie Fruean
  • Asaeli Tikoirotuma
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  • Stephan Coetzee
  • Oliver Kebble
  • Frans Malherbe
  • Siya Kolisi
  • Nizaam Carr
  • Louis Schreuder
  • Peter Grant
  • Sailosi Tagicakibau

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