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As it happened: Stormers 19-19 Lions

2015-06-06 19:00
Last Updated at 17:59
06 Jun 19:03

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In next weekend's action, the Stormers travel to Durban to face the Sharks, while the Lions have played all their games. They will unfortunately not make the playoffs.

The Stormers will be South Africa's only team in the playoffs this year.

06 Jun 19:00


Stormers lock Eben Etzebeth has received the best player award.

06 Jun 18:59

The Stormers are now third on the overall log though and will likely not get a home semi-final...

06 Jun 18:58
Lions wing Courtnall Skosan on the charge... (Gallo Images)
06 Jun 18:57
The draw was enough for the Stormers to clinch the South African Conference though!
06 Jun 18:56
The Lions perhaps should have opted for a drop-kick there. The result ends their playoff hopes...
06 Jun 18:55

FULL-TIME: Stormers 19-19 Lions

06 Jun 18:54
82' - But the Lions knock it on just under the uprights to end the game!
06 Jun 18:54
81'- A break from Vorster brings the Lions five metres out!
06 Jun 18:52
80' - Time up on the clock with the Lions attacking just outside the Stormers 22m area...
06 Jun 18:51
79'- More scrum resets. This is just a terrible part of modern day rugby...
06 Jun 18:49

78'- A massive error from Coleman as he throws a forward pass to Kolbe. The Lions will have a scrum inside Stormers territory.

Another crucial error from Coleman.

06 Jun 18:48

77'- CONVERSION slotted by Boshoff.

Stormers 19-19 Lions

06 Jun 18:48
76'- Replacement hooker Malcolm Marx is over after a dominant driving maul from the Lions.
06 Jun 18:47
76' - TRY to the Lions!
06 Jun 18:46
75' - The Lions set up another lineout five metres out...
06 Jun 18:46
75'- Marvellous defence from the Stormers, but it's another penalty. Referee Berry heavily punishing the home side here...
06 Jun 18:44
73'- Again the Lions come oh-so-close, but they can't get through.  However, there's another penalty, as well as a YELLOW CARD for Steven Kitshoff.
06 Jun 18:42
72'- The Lions can't get through after a concerted period of attack but they get another penalty for the Stormers collapsing the Lions driving maul...
06 Jun 18:40
71' - Rhodes penalised for side entry at a maul. Boshoff sets up a lineout inside the Stormers 22m area...
06 Jun 18:38
70'- Stormers sub: Kleyn on at lock for Carizza.
06 Jun 18:36
67'- Lions attacking inside the red zone, but then kick possession away as Kolbe takes a simple mark...
06 Jun 18:35
66'- Stormers subs: Koch and Rhodes on, Malherbe and Kolisi off.
06 Jun 18:35
66'- This time the Stormers are penalised at scrum time. It gives the Lions a chance to exit their own half...
06 Jun 18:34
65'- Lions sub: Boshoff on at flyhalf for Jantjies.
06 Jun 18:33
64' - Lions, looking to run from deep, put themselves under pressure when Mnisi drops the ball cold. It gives the Stormers a scrum in a promising position...
06 Jun 18:29
61'- Kolbe lines up a drop goal attempt from almost halfway. It's not a bad strike, but just short...
06 Jun 18:27
58'- Lions sub: Dreyer on at tighthead prop for Redelinghuys.
06 Jun 18:26
58' - Lions lucky not to concede a very kickable penalty when Faf de Klerk fails to roll away after tackling Kolisi. It was blatant and right in front of the referee...
06 Jun 18:24
57'- Already 6 reset scrums in this game!
06 Jun 18:21
53'- That will do Coleman's confidence the world of good!
06 Jun 18:21

53'- Coleman slots the CONVERSION from close to the corner!

Stormers 19-12 Lions

06 Jun 18:20
52'- Nizaam Carr scores in the corner. It was set up by Kolbe though, who brilliantly gathered his own chip-kick in behind the Lions defence. Good pace shown by Carr though...
06 Jun 18:19
52'- TRY to the Stormers!
06 Jun 18:18
50' - Huge Stormers scrum sees them win a tighthead just outside the red zone. However, another knock on frustrates the Newlands faithful..
06 Jun 18:16
50'- Scrums are a mess at the moment. Constant re-sets slowing the game down...
06 Jun 18:13


33 717 fans at Newlands tonight.

06 Jun 18:12
46'- Leyds does well to regather his own kick, but unfortunately for the Stormers his pass to De Allende goes astray...
06 Jun 18:11
46'- But they knock it on and the Stormers counter up-field..
06 Jun 18:11
45'- Lions on the attack inside the red zone...
06 Jun 18:08

42'- Carizza knocks the ball on in a Stormers lineout just outside the Lions 22m area. It scuppers a promising attacking opportunity.

The hosts are squandering too many chances here tonight...

  • 80'

    Full-time: Stormers 19-19 Lions. It is all over with the Lions going close at the death but spilling the ball five metres out. The points are shared at Newlands. Thank you for following.

  • 79'

    Lions scrum 40 metres from the Stormers line. Penalty, drop-goal; any score will do here for the Johannesburg franchise...

  • 77'

    CONVERSION, LIONS, BOSHOFF. 19-19. We're level.

  • 76'

    TRY, LIONS, MARX. 19-17. Another talking to from Berry as the Stormers are on thin ice. Here's a five-metre line-out from the Lions once again and it's Malcolm Marx crashing over.

  • 74'

    YELLOW CARD, STORMERS, KITSHOFF. The prop goes to the bin after coming offside at the ruck. Line-out again here.

  • 73'

    We come back to that offence and unsurprisingly the ball goes into the corner, with the throw coming after more replacements.

  • 72'

    The Stormers are hanging on here as the Lions maul to within ten and then use their big runners under a penalty advantage.

  • 70'

    A bit of sparring from both sides results in the Lions getting a line-out 30 metres out after Kolbe's clearing kick. Time ticks on.

  • 68'

    Kolisi and Malherbe are also replaced, Michael Rhodes and Koch the pair coming on. Here's Vorster again, up to the 22.

  • 67'

    Jantjies is replaced by Marnitz Boshoff so the Lions roll the dice. It has to be said though that Jantjies had a knee issue. Lions line-out in a decent area here, 30 metres from the line.

  • 65'

    The Stormers do what is asked as Coleman's solid tackle on Jantjies stands out to push the Lions back into their own half. Now Mnisi spills a pass which is a huge setback at this stage.

  • 63'

    That is better from the Lions now as Vorster runs hard on the switch, getting his side to within 40 metres. Will the Stormers stand firm as the hits fly in? We have a big finish coming up.

  • 61'

    The Lions need territory though and haven't had much of late, with Mnisi struggling to make inroads with ball in hand. The Stormers in fact turn it over and are just 40 metres out now.

  • 58'

    Good defence from the Lions as they hold up Leyds on the 22 after the Stormers went looking for a fourth try. Just seven points in the game then with plenty of time left at Newlands.

  • 55'

    CONVERSION, STORMERS, COLEMAN. 19-12. A nice kick from the replacement fly-half, who finds his form off the tee.

  • 53'

    TRY, STORMERS, CARR. 17-12. Carr is the scorer but that score was made by Kolbe, whose chip over the top led to him regathering and finding his number eight who finished strongly.

  • 50'

    The Lions will now put in on their own 22 after strong carrying from the Stormers precedes De Jongh knocking on in contact. Still fascinatingly poised this game. Nothing separates them.

  • 47'

    Brilliant rugby from both sides as first the Lions impress in the 22 before Skosan loses it in a big hit and then Leyds does well to chip and chase up to halfway. His final pass doesn't go to hand though so it is a Lions line-out near halfway coming up.

  • 46'

    They will do more than that as Carr's holding of a player means the visitors can now move up to the Stormers 22 for a line-out.

  • 44'

    Well, it doesn't result in decent attacking ball as lock Manuel Carizza can't hold Mbonambi's throw. The Lions kick clear.

  • 43'

    Three Lions players are caught offside at a ruck so Coleman can kick up towards the visitors 22 with the line-out coming.

  • 41'

    Welcome back to this tight derby clash as Jantjies gets us going with the drop kick. Leyds clears immediately and well.

  • 40'

    Half-time: Stormers 12-12 Lions

  • 39'

    That is a terrible miss from Coleman from almost bang in front.

  • 38'

    Not long left in the half now as the Lions wait to put in on their own 22. A huge play from the Stormers as Van der Merwe is penalised for dropping to the ground. The tee is called for.

  • 37'

    He cannot add the extras so we're level with half-time nearing.

  • 35'

    TRY, LIONS, VAN DER MERWE. 12-12. Prop Van der Merwe is the man scoring for the Lions from close-range after a powerful run. The Lions will take the lead if Jantjies can slot the conversion.

  • 34'

    Offside from Kolisi as De Klerk looked to get his pass away so the Lions will go to the corner here, looking to score a second.

  • 31'

    A bad miss from Coleman with the conversion before we have a delay to wait for Hollenbach to be stretchered off the field as he was knocked out. Hopefully it's not too serious for the Lion.

  • 29'

    TRY, STORMERS, LEYDS. 12-7. And return they do thanks to Dillyn Leyds' try on the right wing. Eben Etzebeth was heavily involved in a good team score that puts the Stormers ahead.

  • 27'

    No, is the answer to that question as Kolisi is penalised at the ruck which allows the Lions to clear. The Stormers look to return.

  • 26'

    Schalk van der Merwe is penalised at the scrum so it's easy metres for the Stormers, up to the Lions 22. Can they strike?

  • 24'

    But now we are back to another delay due to the scrum, this time on halfway. This is frustrating for both sets of supporters.

  • 23'

    Stuart Berry's decision goes against the Lions after close to four minutes at that set-piece. The Stormers clear their lines.

  • 21'

    A long stoppage here due to scrum resets. Once we get going again it will be a Lions scrum on the Stormers 22. Big chance.

  • 18'

    CONVERSION, LIONS, JANTJIES. 7-7. An excellent kick.

  • 17'

    TRY, LIONS, DE KLERK. 7-5. That was easy. A strong line-out drive is brought down short but then Faf de Klerk dots it over the line on the blindside where no Stormer was waiting.

  • 16'

    That looks painful for Catrakilis as his tackle on Jaco Kriel leaves him on the ground. It looks like most of the impact went through the shoulder as he comes off for a concussion check. Kurt Coleman is on as the Lions throw in just 15 metres out.

  • 14'

    Poor passing again from the Lions in the wide channels is an Achilles heel for them though as they fail to gain momentum.

  • 12'

    A worry for the Stormers as full-back Cheslin Kolbe has a knee complaint. He's staying on and will have some defending to do soon from a Lions line-out close to halfway. Can they build?

  • 8'


  • 7'

    TRY, STORMERS, GROOM. 5-0. It's all the Stormers early on as Steven Kitshoff's hefty carry gets the crowd roaring before they're on their feet when Groom picks blind to score the try.

  • 5'

    Hollenbach is penalised for an offence at the ruck so it's a shot for Catrakilis in a relatively easy position. Wow, a terrible hook.

  • 3'

    The Lions survive an early barrage but are then charged down with their attempted clearance. More ball for the Stormers on the 22, with a fast pace to open this South African derby.

  • 1'

    Demetri Catrakilis kicks off before Elton Jantjies responds with a high kick up to his ten-metre. Back come the Stormers now.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our final live coverage of this Super Rugby weekend. It's the Stormers vs Lions from Newlands coming up, with top spot in South Africa up for grabs in this one. Kick-off is 17:05 local time, with team news on its way.

  • 0'

    Allister Coetzee has made three changes to his XV as Schalk Burger, Bongi Mbonambi and Frans Malherbe come in for Nizaam Carr, Scarra Ntubeni and Vincent Koch respectively.

  • 0'

    Johan Ackermann has made just one change to his XV for the clash as Awyn Hollenbach starts at inside centre after Lionel Mapoe was unable to pass a late fitness test following a knock to his knee during last weekend's win over the Waratahs. As a result, Harold Vorster will shift to outside centre for the match.

  • 0'

    Late tweak for the Stormers as Duane Vermeulen is ruled out, replaced by Carr in the back-row. Kick-off is seconds away.

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Stormers Lions
  • 3 Tries 3
    • 6' Nick Groom
    • 28' Dillyn Leyds
    • 52' Nizaam Carr
    • 16' Francois de Klerk
    • 34' Schalk van der Merwe
    • 76' Malcolm Marx
  • 2 Conversions 2
    • 7' Demetri Catrakilis
    • 53' Kurt Coleman
    • 17' Elton Jantjies
    • 76' Marnitz Boshoff
  • 0 Penalties 0
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 1 Yellow Cards 0
    • 73' Steven Kitshoff
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Steven Kitshoff
  • Mbongeni Mbonami
  • Frans Malherbe
  • Eben Etzebeth
  • Manuel Carizza
  • Schalk Burger
  • Siya Kolisi
  • Nizaam Carr
  • Nick Groom
  • Demetri Catrakilis
  • Seabelo Senatla
  • Damian de Allende
  • Juan De Jongh
  • Dillyn Leyds
  • Cheslin Kolbe
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Schalk van der Merwe
  • Armand van der Merwe
  • Julian Redelinghuys
  • Martin Muller
  • Franco Mostert
  • Jaco Kriel
  • Warwick Tecklenburg
  • Warren Whiteley
  • Francois de Klerk
  • Elton Jantjies
  • Courtnall Skosan
  • Alwyn Hollenbach
  • Harold Vorster
  • Ruan Combrinck
  • Andries Coetzee
  • Michael Willemse
  • Oliver Kebble
  • Vincent Koch
  • Jean Kleyn
  • Michael Rhodes
  • Louis Schreuder
  • Kurt Coleman
  • Jaco Taute
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Malcolm Marx
  • Corne Fourie
  • Ruan Dreyer
  • Robert Kruger
  • Kwagga Smith
  • Dillon Smit
  • Marnitz Boshoff
  • Howard Mnisi

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