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As it happened: Stormers v Hurricanes

2014-02-28 18:00
Last Updated at 20:35
   STORMERS 19-18 HURRICANES

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Commentary by Sport24's Herman Mostert

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21:20 - PICTURE

Kobus van Wyk was a bright spark in the Stormers backline... (Gallo Images)


21:05 - SUMMARY

Despite the win, the Stormers have lots to work on. They showed great composure at the end there to score the winning try and also to defend so well after the hooter had sounded.

But what went on before that looked like a horror-show at times. Too many lineouts gone astray, too many knock-ons, too many weak passes and the over-eagerness of some players.

But as skipper Jean de Villiers said, it's all about winning momentum and they can now take this into their Australiasian tour.

In next week's action, the Stormers tackle the Crusaders in Christchurch, while the Hurricanes host the Brumbies in Wellington.

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21:03 - QUOTES

“It’s a cruel game. I thought we played really well. On another day we would have won that game. They did well to score and not to concede a penalty at the end there. It’s disappointing, but it’s early days…” said Hurricanes captain Conrad Smith.

“It was a bit better than last week. Very happy with the win. Nothing special, nothing spectacular. But if you told me last week we’d win by one point I would have taken it. The guts came through at the end. The Newlands crowd definitely pulled us through," said Stormers skipper Jean de Villiers.


21:02 - MAN-OF-THE-MATCH

Stormers inside centre Damian de Allende.


20:53 - The move finally ends with a Hurricanes knock-on and that's FULL-TIME: Stormers 19-18 Hurricanes.

Great defence by the Stormers for more than two minutes at the end there!


20:52 - Still the 'Canes attack... 19 phases now...


20:51 - However, the 'Canes win a penalty and launch an attack. Julian Savea barges into the Stormers half...


20:50 - Less than a minute left and the Hurricanes try to run from their own 22m line... but Deon Fourie steals it!


20:49 - Stormers win the ensuing kick-off and move into the 'Canes half...


20:48 - Catrakilis nails the CONVERSION from close to the touchline and the Stormers are in front with two minutes left!


20:47 - TRY! Deon Fourie scores after the Stormers finally get a lineout - and a driving maul - right!


20:46 - Another attacking lineout set up after the hosts win a scrum penalty...


20:46 - TWEET

Not sure who are worse at the moment: Bulls, Cheetahs or Stormers - Simon Borchardt


20:45 - Smylie concedes a free-kick for a skew throw-in. The Stormers opt for a scrum.


20:42 - The Stormers driving maul goes horribly wrong when they get pushed back by the Hurricanes and Pat Cilliers loses it forward... Chris Smylie, who is on at No 9 for the TJ Perenara, will feed the scrum. Seven minutes left...


20:41 - But a monster scrum from the hosts gives them some hope.  They'll take an attacking lineout. Too late now to go for posts one feels...


20:41 - PICTURE

Blade Thomson stopped by Gip Aplon and Duane Vermeulen (Gallo Images)


20:38 - The Stormers lack composure, accuracy and patience. They're in dire straits...


20:37 - STORMERS REPLACEMENT

Pat Cilliers on at tighthead prop for Frans Malherbe.


20:36 - Stormers into the 'Canes 22m area... and surprise, surprise... they knock it on. Nizaam Carr the culprit.


20:35 - PENALTY converted by Barrett. Stormers 12-18 Hurricanes after 67 minutes.


20:34 - Penalty for the Hurricanes as Rynhardt Elstadt goes off-side... Easy three pointer next to the posts.


20:33 - Flank Faifili Levave is replaced by Ardie Savea for the Hurricanes. This Savea has electric pace for a loose forward...


20:32 - Another (No 5!) lost lineout by the Stormers gives the visitors a chance to attack close to the Stormers line.


20:31 - STORMERS REPLACEMENT

Michael Rhodes on at lock for Manuel Carizza.


20:30 - PENALTY by Catrakilis. Stormers 12-15 Hurricanes after 63 minutes.


20:29 - Another chance for the Stormers who attack on the Hurricanes 22m area. They win a penalty right in front. Lock Jeremy Thrush played the ball on the ground after making a tackle on Duane Vermeulen.


20:27 - PENALTY converted by Barrett. Stormers 9-15 Hurricanes after 60 minutes.


20:25 - Stormers' Argentine lock Manuel Carizza penalised right in the middle of the field after failing to retreat out the 10m radius following a kick...

Barrett lines up from in front, about 35m out.


20:22 - ERRORS GALORE

Stormers lose yet another lineout. I'm counting four now...

The Hurricanes have now missed 17 tackles and the Stormers just four. But guess who took their chances better?

Stormers also have seven handling errors compared to 10 by the 'Canes.


20:19 - Stormers out of jail on their own line when the 'Canes knock on. Groom clears.

Good to see Groom on. He clears quicker than Schreuder...


20:18 - STORMERS RING CHANGES

Nizaam Carr on for Siya Kolisi

Nic Groom on for Louis Schreuder

Tiaan Liebenberg on for Scarra Ntubeni


20:17 - Aplon almost scores an intercept try but unfortunately for the Stormers he knocks it on...


20:16 - But the 'Canes are right back on attack after the Stormers fail to handle the ensuing kick-off...


20:15 - PENALTY kicked by Catrakilis. Stormers 9-12 Hurricanes after 49 minutes.


20:14 - Penalty right in front for the Stormers when the Hurricanes go off-side.

The home side got there via brilliant inter-play between Van Wyk and De Allende down the touchline...


20:11 - Another lost opportunity for the Stormers in Hurricanes territory when they lose another lineout... Three lineouts now conceded by the hosts.


20:09 - TWEET

The difference - Canes' passing and kicking game is accurate, Stormers are playing high-school rugby, pass and hope - Ruggaworld


20:08 - Stormers surge up to the Hurricanes 22m area, but the move ends with another handling error. This time the over-eager Deon Fourie is the culprit.


20:06 - A change at tighthead for the Hurricanes sees Jeffery Toomaga-Allen on for John Schwalger.


20:06 - Catrakilis starts the second period...


20:05 - It has started to rain at Newlands just before the second half starts. That should not suite the free-flowing Hurricanes though...


20:03 - PICTURE

Hadleigh Parkes on the attack... (Gallo Images)


19:54 - The Stormers seem incapable of scoring tries. They create chances, but find ways to stuff it up. Too much lateral running across the park from the backline and a lack of patience costing the home side.


19:54 - HALF-TIME: Stormers 6-12 Hurricanes


19:53 - One last attacking chance for the Stormers before the break, but a forward pass ends it...


19:52 - Barrett misses the conversion attempt.


19:51 - TRY! Cory Jane scores in the right hand corner after a smart cross-kick from Hadleigh Parkes.

A brilliant diving catch from Jane sees him slide over...

That's how you take your opportunities!


19:50 - The 'Canes are back in the Stormers 22m area...


19:48 - Barrett CONVERTS. Stormers 6-7 Hurricanes after 35 minutes.


19:46 - TRY! Julian Savea scores after a brilliant break in midfield by Conrad Smith and a smart chip-kick from TJ Perenara.

That's how dangerous these Kiwis are. Don't give them a sniff!


19:44 - PICTURE

Louis Schreuder feeds the Stormers scrum... (Gallo Images)


19:43 - A rare visit to the Stormers half is greeted by another knock-on from the Hurricanes....


19:41 - Another barn-storming run from Kobus van Wyk. He is looking promising. But the Stormers aren't finishing off their chances...


19:40 - TACKLES MISSED

Stormers 1

Hurricanes 9


19:39 - But Parkes is a tough man. He is back up. Maybe he got tough playing for the Kings in PE last year...


19:38 - 'Canes centre Hadleigh Parkes is down after he was bumped off trying to tackle De Villiers. That hit was right between the neck and the collar bone. Ouch!


19:36 - Jean de Villiers must learn to take his kicks at goal!!!

That penalty was close to the touchline but with Catrakilis I would have put money on a 9-0 lead by now!


19:36 - But the Stormers opt to kick for touch and then duly loses the lineout. Sigh...


19:34 - Attack after attack now for the Stormers and they win another kickable penalty when Cory Jane slows the ball down. "Cynical," says commentator Matt Pearce.


19:32 - From the ensuing kick-off the Stormers launch an attack in front of the Grandstand touchline via Ntubeni and big wing Kobus van Wyk, but the move is halted when Deon Fourie puts a tough pass down. A try was on there!

A brilliant "scissor" by Ntubeni with Van Wyk though...


19:31 - PENALTY converted by Catrakilis. Stormers 6-0 Hurricanes after 20 minutes.


19:30 - Stormers now attacking near 'Canes 22m area... they surge towards the tryline and get a penalty right in front when the Hurricanes go off-side. Easy three points coming up.


19:27 - The Hurricanes get a kickable penalty, but No 9 TJ Perenara takes a quick tap and passes to wing Julian Savea who loses it and and an opportunity is lost for the visitors...

Why not take the three points?


19:26 - Steven Kitshoff concedes a penalty from the ensuing scrum. Hurricanes out of jail!


19:24 - An attacking lineout on the Hurricanes 22m line, but Stormers hooker Scarra Ntubeni throws in skew...

Great attacking opportunity gone begging!


19:24 - PICTURE: Just prior to kick-off...

#DHLDancers on the field, stadium empty by #SuperRugby standards - Ruggaworld


19:22 - Third scrum of the game is a dominant one by the hosts...


19:20 - PACK WEIGHTS

Stormers 892kg

Hurricanes 891kg

Big advantage Stormers, right!?


19:20 - The Stormers are in front for the first time in a game this Super Rugby season!


19:19 - PENALTY slotted by "the Greek". 150 points for him in Super Rugby. Stormers 3-0 Hurricanes after 7 minutes.


19:18 - Catrakilis will line up... Stormers playing towards the Danie Craven stand by the way...


19:17 - The first Stormers maul works its magic and they win a penalty about 45m out. Go for posts!


19:16 - Stormers out of jail as the 'Canes transgress after going blindside at the scrum. Aplon brings relief...


19:15 - Early injury interruption with 'Canes prop Ben Franks down, but he'll play on in his 100th Super Rugby game. Another attacking scrum for the visitors...


19:13 - The Stormers have lost their first lineout. Hurricanes get a chance to attack inside the Stormers 22m area...


19:12 - The first scrum of the game is well contested by both sides, before Louis Schreuder clears to Demetri Catrakilis whose kick is charged down by Barrett but it goes into touch.


19:11 - Good start for Jaco Taute who handles a high ball under pressure and clears well. Lets hope he stays injury free...


19:10 - Beauden Barrett gets proceedings underway...


19:09 - A huge raw from the faithful as the Stormers appear...


19:08 - Conrad Smith leads the Hurricanes, clad in an unusual dark-blue strip, out on the Newlands pitch. Smith's 98th Super Rugby match.


19:06 - Stormers' 2013 season:

Played 16:

Won 9

Lost 7

A loss tonight would see them struggle to even top last season's effort...


19:05 - Not an entirely packed Newlands tonight. Part due to last week's fiasco and it being a Friday night of course...


19:01 - TWEET

No surprise as Burger is yanked before the game, and Fourie comes in at 6. Better that it happens now than 20 minutes in ... - Front Row Grunt


18:57 - PICTURE

Tonight's referee Steve Walsh warming up just before the game... (Gallo Images)


18:54 - QUOTE

"The Stormers need to get the ball past the No 1 channel. They need to pass the ball through the midfield," says in-studio SuperSport commentator Naas Botha.

Can't agree more with Naas!


18:53 - I like the thought of Tiaan Liebenberg coming in on the bench though. He will provide some much needed "muscle" late in the second period.


18:39 - BAD INJURY NEWS FOR STORMERS

Schalk Burger has been ruled out with a groin injury. News is that he will tour with the team on Sunday but can't play tonight's game. 

Siya Kolisi shifts to No 7 with Deon Fourie coming in wearing the No 6 jersey, while hooker Tiaan Liebenberg comes in on the bench.


18:30 - No doubt a big game for both sides. The Stormers, having come off a disastrous 34-10 reverse to the Lions in Johannesburg and the 'Canes going down 27-9 to the Sharks in Durban.

The Hurricanes were "murdered" in the scrums, especially early on. So that's certainly an area the Stormers will look to target.

It led to coach Mark Hammett dropping tighthead Jeffery Toomaga-Allen for John Schwalger. The other prop, Ben Franks, has kept his place and will play his 100th Super Rugby clash.

But despite their struggles in Durban, it has to be noted that the Hurricanes were up against an all-Springbok front row of Tendai Mtawarira, Bismarck du Plessis and Jannie du Plessis.

And Stormers tighthead Frans Malherbe says they won't underestimate their opponents at scrum time.

"Yes, the Sharks scrummed really well against the Hurricanes, but remember they (Sharks) have the Springboks' first-choice front row," Malherbe said earlier this week.

"The focus is on us, rather than the Hurricanes, and especially not what happened in their games against the Sharks.

"Scrummaging does not rank among one of their weaknesses. I watched some of their pre-season games and they scrummed really well against the Crusaders. You can't make conclusions by just looking at the Sharks game."

Malherbe's direct opponent will be Franks, while Steven Kitshoff will take on Schwalger.

But the Stormers must look to assert themselves in that area, and up front in general, as the Hurricanes have some dangerous back outs wide in Conrad Smith, Cory Jane and Julian Savea.


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OFFICIALS

Referee: Steve Walsh (Australia)
Assistant referees: Andrew Lees (Australia), Marc van Zyl (South Africa)
TMO: Deon van Blommenstein (South Africa)


RECENT RESULTS

2013: Stormers won 18-16, Palmerston North
2012: Stormers won 39-26, Cape Town
2010: Stormers won 37-13, Cape Town
2009: Hurricanes won 34-11, Wellington
2008: Stormers won 20-12, Cape Town
2007: Stormers won 30-17, Palmerston North


TEAMS:

Stormers

15. Jaco Taute, 14. Kobus van Wyk, 13. Jean de Villiers (captain), 12. Damian de Allende, 11. Gio Aplon, 10. Demetri Catrakilis, 9. Louis Schreuder, 8. Duane Vermeulen, 7. Siya Kolisi, 6 Deon Fourie 5. Manuel Carizza, 4. Rynhardt Elstadt, 3. Frans Malherbe, 2. Scarra Ntubeni, 1. Steven Kitshoff

Substitutes: 16. Tiaan Liebenberg, 17. Oliver Kebble, 18. Pat Cilliers, 19. Michael Rhodes, 20. Nizaam Carr, 21. Nic Groom, 22. Kurt Coleman, 23. Ryno Eksteen

Hurricanes

15 Marty Banks, 14 Cory Jane, 13 Conrad Smith (captain), 12 Hadleigh Parkes, 11 Julian Savea, 10 Beauden Barrett, 9 TJ Perenara, 8 Blade Thomson, 7 Jack Lam, 6 Faifili Levave, 5 Mark Reddish, 4 Jeremy Thrush, 3 John Schwalger, 2 Dane Coles, 1 Ben Franks

Substitutes:16 Motu Matu'u, 17 Chris Eves, 18 Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, 19 James Broadhurst, 20 Ardie Savea, 21 Chris Smylie, 22 Alapati Leiua, 23 James Marshall


Welcome to Sport24's LIVE scoring and interactive commentary on today's Super Rugby match between the Stormers and Hurricanes from Newlands in Cape Town!


  • 80'

    STORMERS 19-18 HURRICANES

  • 80'

    Good defence from the Stormers thus far, keeping their discipline. Jane with a leg drive, C.Smith with a dummy. Can the Canes snatch the win here? Savea just avoids the touchline, going to ground. Knocked on though and the Stormers win! A tense finish at Newlands but the hosts stand tall and bounce back from their loss in Johannesburg last weekend to get their season back on track.

  • 80'

    Fourie with the turnover after the tackle, excellent piece of play. Ten seconds to go, but the Canes win a penalty! Tap and go, Savea in space but he slips as the siren goes. Out of range for a drop goal for now.

  • 78'

    Groom's box kick is knocked on by Banks, handing the ball back to the hosts. Rhodes shrugs off a tackler and the Stormers kick through leading Barrett to run it from deep. Canes with a long way to go but keeping the ball alive. One minute left.

  • 76'

    TRY, STORMERS, LIEBENBERG! 19-18: Stormers win a scrum penalty and kick the ball into the corner. Won by Rhodes, thunderous drive and the pack goes over! It's taken a long time but the hosts finally score and now have the conversion to win it through Catrakilis... it's over! The Stormers are in front with time running out.

  • 74'

    Monster drive from the Stormers, so referee Steve Walsh calls for a reset. Canes pinged for an illegal feed, so the Stormers have a free kick. Vermeulen wants another scrum.

  • 73'

    Stormers attempting to set up the maul but then the ball is spilled forward, offering the Hurricanes the scrum. Matu'u on for Coles.

  • 72'

    Pressure on the Hurricanes scrum and the Stormers turn it over. Penalty Stormers, Parkes not rolling away. Flare up in the forwards. Catrakilis is going for the corner.

  • 70'

    Taute with a dart into the Canes' 22 but the visitors' defence holds, Carr knocking on in the tackle. Time running out for the hosts.

  • 69'

    PENALTY, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 12-18: And simple it was. Six-point lead restored for the Hurricanes.

  • 68'

    C.Smith with two attempts at the line but the Stormers' defence holds firm. Nothing coming so we come back for a Hurricanes penalty, and this is a simple kick for Barrett.

  • 66'

    Promising attack for the Canes as they set up ten metres from the Stormers' line. That ball isn't coming back though, so the visitors have a great platform here to work from.

  • 64'

    PENALTY, STORMERS, CATRAKILIS! 12-15: Gap cut back to three points as the Stormers work their way back into this game.

  • 62'

    Taute fields the Canes' clearance kick and the Stormers are on the attack. Vermeulen on the crash ball up to the 22. Into 12 phases as the ball goes loose, but Catrakilis recovers. Penalty Stormers, won at the breakdown. Catrakilis eyes up the posts.

  • 60'

    PENALTY, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 9-15: Key three points from Barrett just to give the visitors a little breathing space on the scoreboard as we enter the final quarter.

  • 58'

    Stormers scrum under big pressure, but they do get the ball away. Catrakilis kicks high and it bounces Perenara's way, Barrett then clearing deep. Kicking exchange ends with Carizza being offside, giving the Canes a kickable penalty.

  • 56'

    Scrum penalty to the Stormers, the Hurricanes collapsing on the engagement. Kicked to touch but Liebenberg's throw is erratic, putting the Canes back on the touch. Loose kick through goes too far and the Stormers can drop out.

  • 55'

    Hurricanes back on the attack and just reach the 22, but once again a key handling area occurs at the wrong time. Carr did well there for the hosts to force the error.

  • 53'

    Ball lost by the Canes right under the posts, so Groom clears to touch for the Stormers. Groom now on at nine along with Carr and Liebenberg.

  • 51'

    Canes attacking well inside the Stormers' 22. Reddish with a strong carry but a mis-communication sees Jane throw a near interception, Aplon unable to gather and knocking on. Scrum ten metres out for the Canes.

  • 49'

    PENALTY, STORMERS, CATRAKILIS! 9-12: Easy shot and the gap on the scoreboard is cut to three.

  • 48'

    Hurricanes' scrum well in their own half. Blindside break and Perenara grubbers through. De Villiers to Ntubeni over the halfway line. De Allende brushes off a tackle and makes the space for Van Wyk out wide. Good continuity as the Stormers have an advantage. Nothing coming so we'll have the penalty.

  • 46'

    Lineout poached by the Canes who clear, but only to Aplon. Wonderful stepping run from the Springbok but then, as so often, there's a handling error at a key moment.

  • 44'

    Solid enough scrum from the Hurricanes who get the ball away. Penalty to the Stormers at the breakdown, Hurricanes not rolling away. Catrakilis finds touch outside the 22.

  • 42'

    Lineout won by Carizza, strong drive from Vermeulen. Kitshoff reaches the 22-metre line, but then Fourie knocks on. The rain is starting to fall at Newlands now and that may see an increase in handling errors.

  • 40'

    Catrakilis begins the second half. Canes clear to put the hosts back in possession just on their side of halfway. Perenara knocks on trying to catch a high kick and the Stormers kick through thanks to de Villiers, Barrett finding touch.

  • 40'

    STORMERS 6-12 HURRICANES

  • 40'

    First half comes to a close as De Villiers passes forward, end to a frustrating half for the hosts who now trail by six points. Second half coming up from Cape Town.

  • 38'

    TRY, HURRICANES, JANE! 6-12: Thrush carrying the ball over the Stormers 22, promising position for the Canes now. Banks ever so close in the near corner, a second try on the cards here. Wide right across the field with the kick from Parkes to Jane... what a try that might be! The veteran All Black scoops a low catch and momentum carries him over the line for the Canes' second try. From 6-0 down the visitors have turned it around very well at the end of this first half. Barrett misses the conversion.

  • 36'

    Canes with their tails up as Schreuder is swamped by three Hurricanes at the breakdown, the visitors winning the penalty. Kicked to touch.

  • 34'

    TRY, HURRICANES, SAVEA! 6-7: And they make it count! Fine grubber kick from Perenara into space down the left and Savea has a simple run in, Barrett converting to give the visitors to lead. Great play by C.Smith in the buildup.

  • 31'

    Canes knock on during their attacking and then a powerful Stormers scrum gives them enough edge to break away. Stormers applying huge pressure on the scrum but it's the Canes in possession...

  • 29'

    Super break from Van Wyk but he can't quite get the offload away. They get a second chance though before the Hurricanes win the penalty at the breakdown and clear to touch inside the Stormers half.

  • 27'

    Stormers enjoying all the possession and territory in the last ten minutes, but they only lead by six. Time is off for an injury to Parkes who looks to have sustained a stinger.

  • 25'

    Lineout goes to Carizza for the maul but he spills it! Canes clear their lines. The Stormers seal the ball with the next lineout and attack well but then go offside accidentally. Canes clear up to the halfway line.

  • 24'

    Kicking exchange before De Allende finds some space down the near side. Taute to Ntubeni to Aplon as the Stormers reach ten metres out and then the hosts win another penalty. Posts, scrum or lineout? They opt for the corner.

  • 22'

    Fine break from Ntubeni who throws a brilliant pass inside to Van Wyk. Could he have passed earlier? Dancing down the right touchline and the winger gives the inside ball but Fourie cannot gather it. Hurricanes then win a penalty at the lineout. Great chance there.

  • 20'

    PENALTY, STORMERS, CATRAKILIS! 6-0: Simple chip shot for the young number ten. Stormers taking their chances.

  • 19'

    Eight phases and Taute goes for a poor chip and chase, Stormers coming back for the penalty. Catrakilis eyes up the posts.

  • 17'

    De Allende over the gain line from the lineout and the Stormers have an advantage. Disrupted by Lam for the Canes clear, but only to Aplon who runs the ball back well into the Canes' 22. Taute combining with De Allende well, Stormers five metres out...

  • 15'

    Scrum penalty against Kitshoff. Booming kick from Barrett sets up the lineout inside the Stormers half. Quick penalty taken by Perenara looking for Savea but the ball is lost and then the Stormers win the penalty, Schwalger pinged at the ruck.

  • 13'

    Long kick fielded by Jane, but Banks' clearance to touch isn't a good one. Promising lineout for the Stormers... but it's not straight. Hurricanes' scrum deep in their own half.

  • 11'

    Poor kick from Aplon hands the Canes another attack, Banks returning the kick. Second kick from Barrett trying to find the corner but Van Wyk clears. Barrett's chip comes off Kolisi but the Canes knock on. Very scrappy. Stormers scrum on the far side in their own half.

  • 10'

    Canes attacking in the Stormers' half, Savea with the opening break. Another attack though comes to nothing with a knock-on from Franks, very frustrating start for the visitors.

  • 8'

    PENALTY, STORMERS, CATRAKILIS! 3-0: Right on the edge of his range but Catrakilis gets the kick! Fine strike and the hosts are in front.

  • 7'

    Excellent rolling maul from the Stormers with Fourie at the base eventually wins a penalty as the Canes go offside. Early shot for Catrakilis.

  • 5'

    Poor technique at the ruck from Levave and the Canes lose their promising position, Catrakilis finding touch. Tense opening period for the hosts.

  • 4'

    Stolen lineout by the Canes and a good run from Parkes, attacking the hosts' 22. Ball though isn't coming out of that ruck though and the Stormers survive. Canes' scrum.

  • 2'

    Canes showing a little too much ambition as Barrett knocks on. Promising scrum for the Stormers here on the edge of the Stormers' 22. Charge down but the ball fortunately rolls into touch.

  • 1'

    Kick into the 22 from Perenara is fielded well by Taute as the Stormers clear to touch. Early pressure from the Canes.

  • 0'

    The Hurricanes are out on the field led by All Blacks centre Conrad Smith. Springbok captain Jean de Villiers is at the front of the line for the home side, wearing the 13 jersey today. Steve Walsh the man in the middle as Beauden Barrett gets us underway!

  • 0'

    A dry, summer's night in Cape Town as the Stormers look to banish their shocking start to the season from last week in Johannesburg and put it behind them.

  • 0'

    The 'Canes boast a lethal backline that includes Beauden Barrett, Conrad Smith, Corey Jane and Julian Savea, but may struggle to release them thanks to the powerful Stormers eight.

  • 0'

    The Stormers draft in the elusive Jaco Taute at full-back as one of only two changes to the side that lost to the Lions. Much rests on the shoulders of pivot Demetri Catrakilis, who did not set the heather alight in Johannesburg, but they have real strength across the all-Springbok back-row, with Argentine Manuel Carizza adding oomph in the engine room.

  • 0'

    Hello, and welcome to live coverage of Stormers v Hurricanes at Newlands. With the hosts eager to bounce back from a shock defeat to the Lions, and the visitors showing up well during last week's loss to the Sharks, this one should have plenty of bite. Kick off is a little over half an hour away, don't go anywhere!

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Stormers Hurricanes
  • 1 Tries 2
    • 76' Deon Fourie
    • 33' SJ Savea
    • 37' Cory Jane
  • 1 Conversions 1
    • 77' Demetri Catrakilis
    • 34' Beauden Barrett
  • 4 Penalties 2
    • 7' Demetri Catrakilis
    • 20' Demetri Catrakilis
    • 49' Demetri Catrakilis
    • 63' Demetri Catrakilis
    • 59' Beauden Barrett
    • 67' Beauden Barrett
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Steven Kitshoff
  • Siyabonga Ntubeni
  • Frans Malherbe
  • Rynhard Elstadt
  • Manuel Carizza
  • Deon Fourie
  • Siya Kolisi
  • Duane Vermeulen
  • Louis Schreuder
  • Demetri Catrakilis
  • Gio Aplon
  • Damian de Allende
  • Jean de Villiers
  • Jacobus Van Wyk
  • Jaco Taute
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  • Ben Franks
  • Dane Coles
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