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As it happened: Stormers 31-15 Rebels

2015-05-23 21:00
Last Updated at 01:04
23 May 21:00
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23 May 20:59


Dillan Leyds is the man of the match tonight. He scored two tries.

23 May 20:55


Stormers 31 Rebels 15

23 May 20:54
80' - They work the ball out to the left, but Senatla is dragged down. The Rebels secure possession and clear downfield but not out. Carr collects and puts the ball into touch to end the game. 
23 May 20:53
79' - Last chance for the Stormers to secure a bonus point try. They have a scrum feed on the Rebels 10m line. 
23 May 20:50
23 000 in at Newlands tonight...
23 May 20:49
76' - It's going to be an interesting call this. He seems short of the line and the ball goes forward and that is what the TMO rules. The Stormers had cleared the ball up field after that and and they will play on from that point. 
23 May 20:48
75' - Another penalty to the Rebels,  Fainga'a has a go but is held up,  Debreczeni tries his luck and is cut down. Finally McMahon might have got over, the TMO is called to have a look. 
23 May 20:46
74' - The Rebels are running everything now. They move into the Stormers 22m area with Debreczeni prominent. 
23 May 20:44
73' - Groom tries a little chip of the top for Senatla but the ball bounces away from him. 
23 May 20:43
72' - A number of errors from both sides  now. The Stormers win a penalty which Senatla takes quickly. 
23 May 20:41
69' - Etzebeth wins a Rebels lineout right on the visitors 22m area. The Stormers move onto the attack but Fainga'a is on his feet and wins a turnover as the Stormers are penalised for not releasing. 
23 May 20:36

66' - PENALTY slotted by Catrakilis!

No problems for the sharpshooter flyhalf from 30m out and straight in front.

Stormers 31 Rebels 15

23 May 20:36
64' - The Stormers win a scrum penalty as Inagaki is the man penalised for taking the scrum down. Catrakilis will look to extend the home sides lead. 
23 May 20:33
62' - An excellent scrum form the Rebels leaves Groom under immense pressure, he does well to clear. The Rebels opt to take a quick throw in, but a forward pass gifts the Stormers possession on the Rebels 22m area. 
23 May 20:27

56' - TRY to the Rebels!

The Rebels regained possesision, moved back into the Stormers 22m area and created space on the left for English to go over unopposed. Debreczeni cannot convert as his attempt sails way out to the right. 

Stormers 28 Rebels 15 

23 May 20:25
55' - The Stormers turn the ball over and De Jongh hacks downfield. 
23 May 20:25
54' - The Rebels are bashing away at the Stormers line, excellent defence so far from the home side. 
23 May 20:20
50' - The Stormers surge upfield, kicking the loose ball ahead a number of times. Unfortunately, Jones goes off his feet, handing a penalty to the Rebels. 
23 May 20:17
48' - The Rebels receive a penalty which Debreczeni kicks to touch, setting up an attacking 5m lineout. 
23 May 20:16

46' - TRY to the Stormers!

Eventually the ball is worked out to the right. The ball reaches Leyds on the right wing, he cuts back inside through the on rushing Rebels defence, scything through them and scoring next to the posts. Catrakilis converts.

Stormers 28 Rebels 10

23 May 20:14
46' - A massive scrum by the Stormers as they walk the Rebels 20m backwards...
23 May 20:13

44' - PENALTY slotted by Catrakilis!

The flyhalf restores an 11 point lead for the home side.

Stormers 21 Rebels 10 

23 May 20:12

43' - The Stormers receive a penalty straight from the kick-off. The TMO is also called to look at some foul play - some boots in on Burger. No card against Stirzaker for the incident. 

Catrakilis will kick at goal. 

23 May 20:09

42' - PENALTY slotted by Debreczeni.

An excellent kick from the flyhalf from the right hand touchline.

Stormers 18 Rebels 10 

23 May 20:08
41' - First penalty of the half to the Rebels as the Stormers are penalised for not releasing the ball. Debreczeni will kick at goal. 
23 May 20:07
Second half underway at Newlands as Catrakilis kicks off...
23 May 19:56


Stormers 18 Rebels 7 

23 May 19:56

40' - TRY to the Stormers!

Wow, such poor play by the visitors. They have gifted the Stormers a try after the half-time hooter! The rebels won the lineout as the hooter sounded and instead of kicking the ball out and going to the shed, they opted to run the ball from their own line. 

A terrible pass was intercepted by Leyds a mere 5m from the line and he cantered over. Catrakilis, for once, misses with his conversion attempt. 

Stormers 18 Rebels 7 

23 May 19:52
39' - An excellent low kick by Catrakilis drives the Rebels back into their 22m area. 
23 May 19:49
37' - Excellent work again from Burger. This time he stops a Rebels attack in the Stormers 22m area and then win the ball on the ground. Kolbe clears to just outside the Stormers 22m area. He was under immense pressure there. 
23 May 19:46

33' - PENALTY slotted by Catrakilis!

Although it was an easy kick by his standards, Catrakilis just doesn't miss. 

Stormers 13 Rebels 7

23 May 19:45
32' - The Stormers receive a penalty and Catrakilis will kick at goal from straight out in from and around 40m out. 
23 May 19:44
30' - Poor play by Schreuder in which he not only threw a forward pass to end the movement, but cut insided when he had Kolbe and Senatla in space outside him. If he went that way, it was surely a try. 
23 May 19:42

28' - TRY to the Rebels!

The Force hits straight back as Shipperley scores after some deft, quick passing sends him over in the right-hand corner. Debreczeni converts from the right-hand touchline. 

Stormers 10 Rebels 7

23 May 19:36

24' - TRY to the Stormers!

The ball is worked out to the left very quickly, De Allende finds himself one on one with a prop. He uses the space to beat him easily for the first try of the evening. Catrakilis converts from the left-hand touchline. 

Stormers 10 Rebels 0

23 May 19:34
23' - The Stormers break out through Kolbe and Senatla and transfer play deep into the Rebels half. 
23 May 19:32
21' - The Rebels are almost over the line through Harris, but a tackle by Burger and De Jongh keep him from placing the ball. The Rebels have a 5m scrum. 
23 May 19:30
18' - A good period of possession for the Rebels as they move into the Stormers 22m area. Kolisi does well to win a turnover but then the Stormers lose the ball forward. 
23 May 19:28
16' - A promising Stormers attack ends when Leyds kicks ahead, rounds a defender and toes ahead again, but he ball goes out of play. If that stayed in field he might have been in for a try. 
23 May 19:24

11' - The Rebels have their first attack in the Stormers half. A kick ahead after a lineout feed is not dealt with by Kolbe as he slips. Senatla is forced to hack the ball into touch, but it goes out in the deadball area, leading to an attacking 5m scrum for the visitors. 

No problem for the Stormers, their monster scrum wins a tighthead and then a penalty. 

23 May 19:19
8' - Kolbe scythes through the Rebels defence and finds De Allende. Unfortunately Schreuder loses it forward at the resulting ruck. 
23 May 19:18
7'Schreuder kicks downfield, English fields but loses his footing. The Stormers are playing well here and are awarded a scrum. 
23 May 19:16

5' - PENALTY slotted by Catrakilis!

No mistake from the Stormers flyhalf and the home side draw first blood.

Stormers 3 Rebels 0

  • 80'


  • 79'

    The Rebels knock it on when a back line move goes wrong. They scrum down for the final time tonight.

  • 78'

    But the Rebels throw it in skew! The Stormers secure the ball after the scrum and Groom shows some individual brilliance with a chip and chase which he gathers. Catrakilis tries to find Senatla out wide but the long pass sees the winger make a diving attempt, to grab it, knocking it on in the process.

  • 77'

    Unfortunately for the Rebels it is judged a knock on and the clearing kick that took place after the knock on stands.

  • 76'

    Catrakilis' kick is charged down and now the Rebels are hot on attack and within 5m of the Stormers line!

  • 76'

    There is a break in play is Berry goes to the TMO to see if a try has been scored. It looks very close!

  • 73'

    The Rebels win the ball on the ground though and set up the line-out on the Stormers 10m line. But the Stormers remain resolute on defence and win the turnover. Senatla taps it quickly and finds Carr on his inside.

  • 71'

    Catrakilis lands the ball on a dime, gaining 50m for the home side with the boot. Etzebeth then affects the steal at the line-out and the Stormers are on attack in the Rebels 22m.

  • 68'

    The Rebels are hot on attack but Kitshoff makes a big tackle, allowing de Allende to compete for the ball on the ground. The Stormers win a scrum as a result.

  • 65'

    PENALTY, STORMERS, CATRAKILIS, 31-15: The Stormers earn a penalty at the scrum and the number ten makes them pay.

  • 64'

    Groom finds touch and the Rebels take a quick line out, but one of their passes is forward. They scrum down jut outside the Rebels 22m.

  • 61'

    The Stormers give away a penalty at scrum time. Debreczeni sets up the line-out on the Stormers 10m line.

  • 57'

    The conversion is missed by the Rebels number 10. It was a tough one though.

  • 56'

    TRY, REBELS, ENGLISH, 28-15: The visitors are again rewarded for keeping the ball in hand and the winger gets over in the corner unopposed.

  • 53'

    Higginbotham bursts through a gap but the pass is judged to have been forward. They scrum down on the halfway line.

  • 50'

    The Rebels are lucky not to concede another try as the ball is hacked through from Kolbe. They clean up well at the back and earn a penalty when the Stormers go off their feet.

  • 46'

    CONVERSION, STORMERS, CATRAKILIS, 28-10: The number 10 adds the extras.

  • 45'

    TRY, STORMERS, LEYDS, 28-10: There was huge scrum from the Stomers, pushing them back at least 10m before Vermuelen picked it up at the back and went wide, delaying the pass to the flying winger who stepped of his right to come back inside and beat a whole host of Rebels defenders.

  • 43'

    PENALTY, STORMERS, CATRAKILIS, 21-10: Stirzaker stamped on Burgers knee at the back of the ruck and he is lucky not to be in the sin bin. Catrakilis makes them pay nonetheless.

  • 42'

    PENALTY, REBELS, DEBRECZENI, 18-10: What a strike from the number 10, that was at least 50m on the angle.

  • 41'

    Catrakilis get the second half underway and the Rebels bring it back with gusto. They earn a penalty on the Stormers 10m line for offside.

  • 40'


  • 39'

    TRY, STORMERS, LEDYS, 18-7: What a gift! The high risk play did not pay off for the visitors as the winger intercepted a loose pass from the Rebels and went over the try line unopposed.

  • 39'

    A stunning kick from Catrakilis sees the Rebels pushed back to 5m out from their own line. The Rebels secure the ball and it seems they want to run from their line.

  • 39'

    The last act of the half is the conversion attempt from Catrakilis, who hits the right hand upright.

  • 38'

    The Stormers earn a scrum feed after the line-out was thrown skew. They secure the ball and Schreuder opts for the box kick down field.

  • 37'

    Again the visitors are industrious on attack, running it to just 10m out from the Stormers line. But Burger uses all his experience to win the turnover on the ground. Kolbe puts it out on the 22m.

  • 34'

    Burger tries to get the arms through the tackle to put Kolisi in a gap, but the ball goes forward. They scrum down on the Stormers 10m line.

  • 32'

    The Stormers earn a penalty for being offside. Catrakilis grabs he kicking tee and lines it up from 42 out, slightly to the left of the poles.

  • 32'

    PENALTY, STORMERS, CATRAKILIS, 13-7: The number 10 takes the lead out to six points.

  • 29'

    CONVERSION, REBELS, HARRIS, 10-7: The kick comes round nicely and goes over the poles.

  • 28'

    TRY, REBELS, SHIPPERLY, 10-5: They have been threatening out wide all night and finally it comes off as the centre gets over in the corner.

  • 24'

    CONVERSION, STORMERS, CATRAKILIS, 10-0: Great kick from the number 10.

  • 23'

    TRY, STORMERS, DE ALLENDE, 8-0: The Rebles turned it over and Kolbe pounced finding space out wide before Senatla chipped it forward. The Rebels secured the all but Schreuder intercepted. One phase later the centre was in space out wide and he got over in the corner.

  • 22'

    Harris gets over the line but Burger manages to hold him up over the line. It is a 5m scrum to the Rebels, who have certainly impressed in the opening stanza.

  • 20'

    The visitors do well to run it up into the Stormers 22m with some positive running. Kolisi gets a great steal on the ground but knocks it on in the process. They scrum down just 15m out from the Stormers try line.

  • 17'

    The Rebels are running inside their own half until Debreczeni puts another kick through. Kolbe is there to cover and hacks it into touch.

  • 15'

    The Stormers luck out with Stirzaker feeding the ball in skew. Kitshoff smashes it up the field and Catrakilis clears.

  • 12'

    Debreczeni stabs through a kick that has the Stormers backs scrambling. De Jongh fails to gather and the Rebels kick it through, but the flying Senatla is there in cover, hoofing it off the ground and over touch in goal.

  • 11'

    The Rebels defend well and now its the Stormers turn to get penalised for crossing. Debreczeni sets up the line-out on the halfway line.

  • 8'

    The Rebels are full of running in their own half, but again the attackers cross. The Stormers secure the ball after the scrum and send it wide, making metres down the far side touchline via Kolbe.

  • 5'

    PENALTY, STORMERS, CATRAKILIS, 3-0: The forwards earn a penalty at scrum time and the fly-half chips this one over from right in front.

  • 3'

    Debreczeni puts it high but Kolbe rises to the challenge, quite literally, as he takes an outstanding grab. Catrakilis hoofs it down to the Rebels 22m. They try to run it out but the attackers get mixed up and cause an accidental offside.

  • 1'

    Stuart Berry signals the start of the final Super Rugby match of the weekend, with Debreczeni kicking deep from right to left.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our coverage of the Stormers and the Rebels from Newlands in Cape Town.

  • 0'

    Springbok Sevens star Senatla is back from Blitzbok duty and will start on the right wing for the Stormers in the place of Johnny Kotze. One other change to the backline sees Louis Schreuder rotated with Nic Groom at scrum-half. Groom is joined on the bench by Bongi Mbonambi, who makes way at hooker for Scarra Ntubeni in another rotational shift.

  • 0'

    Meanwhile for the visitors, Crawford starts on the right wing as part of three enforced changes. Cruze Ah-Nau will make his first start of 2015 at loosehead prop while Tom English returns on the left wing. Tamati Ellison (groin), Sefanaia Naivalu (concussion) and Toby Smith (back) miss out, but flanker Scott Fuglistaller returns to the starting line-up. Dom Shipperley will again play outside centre.

  • 0'

    It is a cold but dry winters evening in the Mother City, with not a breeze to speak of.

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Stormers Rebels
  • 3 Tries 2
    • 23' Damian de Allende
    • 40' Dillyn Leyds
    • 45' Dillyn Leyds
    • 28' Dominic Shipperley
    • 55' Tom English
  • 2 Conversions 1
    • 24' Demetri Catrakilis
    • 47' Demetri Catrakilis
    • 28' Mike Harris
  • 4 Penalties 1
    • 5' Demetri Catrakilis
    • 32' Demetri Catrakilis
    • 43' Demetri Catrakilis
    • 65' Demetri Catrakilis
    • 41' Jack Debreczeni
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Steven Kitshoff
  • Siyabonga Ntubeni
  • Frans Malherbe
  • Eben Etzebeth
  • Manuel Carizza
  • Schalk Burger
  • Siya Kolisi
  • Duane Vermeulen
  • Louis Schreuder
  • Demetri Catrakilis
  • Seabelo Senatla
  • Damian de Allende
  • Juan De Jongh
  • Dillyn Leyds
  • Cheslin Kolbe
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  • 10
  • 11
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  • 13
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  • 15
  • Cruze Ah-Nau
  • Pat Leafa
  • Paul Alo-Emile
  • Luke Jones
  • Lopeti Timani
  • Sean McMahon
  • Scott Fuglistaller
  • Scott Higginbotham
  • Nic Stirzaker
  • Jack Debreczeni
  • Tom English
  • Mitch Inman
  • Dominic Shipperley
  • Cam Crawford
  • Mike Harris
  • Mbongeni Mbonami
  • Alistair Vermaak
  • Vincent Koch
  • Jean Kleyn
  • Nizaam Carr
  • Nick Groom
  • Kurt Coleman
  • Huw Jones
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  • Tom Sexton
  • Keita Inagaki
  • Laurie Weeks
  • Cadeyrn Neville
  • Colby Fainga'a
  • Luke Burgess
  • Jordy Reid
  • Bryce Hegarty

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