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2014/05/17 | 17:05 |  Super Rugby | Newlands, Cape Town |  Full Time
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As it happened: Stormers v Force

2014-05-17 19:00
Last Updated at 09:14

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PICTURE

Stormers centre Damian de Allende on the charge... (Gallo Images)



18:59 - Thanks for tuning in! In next weekend's action, the Stormers host the Cheetahs, while the Force return to Perth to face the Lions.

Be sure to also follow our live updates of the next game between the Cheetahs and Brumbies from Bloemfontein!

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MAN-OF-THE-MATCH

Stormers flank Nizaam Carr received the best player award.


KEY STATS

Metres run: Stormers 320-252 Force
Carries: Stormers 105-120 Force
Defenders beaten: Stormers 18-13 Force
Clean breaks: Stormers 6-1 Force
Tackles made: Stormers 138-100 Force
Missed tackles: Stormers 13-18 Force
Turnovers won: Stormers 6-10 Force
Kicks in play: Stormers 27-24 Force
Rucks won: Stormers 83-105 Force
Rucks lost: Stormers 5-5 Force
Mauls won: Stormers 5-0 Force
Lineouts won: Stormers 16-11 Force
Lineouts lost: Stormers 1-1 Force
Scrums won: Stormers 5-7 Force
Scrums lost: Stormers 1-1 Force
Penalties conceded: Stormers 11-16 Force


18:55 - TWEET:

Two from two for SA sides v Australasian today. Seldom had it so good this year. Cheetahs for hat-trick? - Rob Houwing


FULL TIME: Stormers 24-8 Western Force

Apart from a dull last 20 minutes, the Stormers were full value for their win. They were good with ball in hand, and did well at the set pieces!


80' - The Stormers win a penalty on the ground to give Coleman the opportunity to boot it out to end the game!


80' - The Force win back a penalty and get one last chance to attack inside Stormers territory.

The hosts are now also back to their full complement of 15 players...


79' - A Stormers lineout penalty gives them the chance to kick up-field and finish the game on a high.


78' - A Stormers penalty at the ensuing scrum brings relief and probably puts paid to any hopes the Aussies had of getting a losing bonus point.


76' - Force centre Chris Tuatara-Morrison is over the line but drops it as he is about to score! A brilliant tackle from Michael Rhodes dislodged the ball!


75' - Nick 'The Honey Badger' Cummins almost goes over in the corner, but is stopped just short.

Great tackle from Kobus van Wyk, who is perhaps lucky not to be penalised afterwards because he never released Cummins in the tackle...


75' - Force back on the attack inside the red zone...


73' - Coleman kicks the ensuing kick-off straight into touch... The hosts have gone completely off the boil here!


72' - Ebersohn's conversion misses to the left. That was an important miss. Had he converted, the Force could have hauled the Stormers' total in with two converted tries. Now they still need to score at least three times.

Stormers 24-8 Force


71'- TRY! Force captain Matt Hodgson scores close to the touchline. It had to come with only 13 Stormers on the field.


70' - YELLOW CARD NO 2

The Stormers are down to 13 men. Jaco Taute also off after conceding a penalty.

Some shocking discipline displayed by the Stormers here!


69' - Relentless attack by the Force on the Stormers line...


68' - YELLOW CARD

Cheslin Kolbe gets 10 minutes in the sin-bin after being caught off-side. The team was on a warning so it was the correct call made by the referee.


67' - Grant is off for the Stormers, replaced by Kurt Coleman.

Nizaam Carr also off, with Rohan Kitshoff on.


67' - Referee Pollock gives the Stormers an official warning for repeated transgressions inside the red zone. Cool heads needed now for the hosts...


65' - From the ensuing scrum, Grant fails to find touch, which gives the Force another chance to attack inside the Stormers 22m area...


64' - NO TRY!

The TMO agrees with me and rules that the pass was forward. Relief for the Stormers!


64' - Replays clearly show a forward pass from scrumhalf Ian Prior to flyhalf Ebersohn.


64' - TMO CALL

Shaun Veldsman is again called into action. A possible Force try, but he must also check for a possible earlier forward pass...


63' - Desperate defence by the Stormers on their own line here...


61' - The Force turn down a kickable penalty to set up an attacking lineout five metres out...


PICTURE

Great tackle by Cheslin Kolbe - Carl Fourie on Twitter



60' - Grant misses the penalty attempt to the right. They should have opted for another attacking lineout there. Surely the game is won now??


58' - Stormers dominating with their lineout mauls today. They win another penalty when the Force collapse it. This time they opt to kick for goal.

Grant to line up - about 15m in from the touchline.


56' - Force set to make a whole host or replacements up front now...


55' - Force captain Matt Hodgson has been about their only shining light tonight. He has been good on the ground, helping them win 8 turnovers, compared to the Stormers' 3.

Hodgson has also made 12 tackles thus far!


53' - However, a poor lineout throw from Fourie scuppers their plans five metres out...


53' - Another Stormers penalty in range and again they set up a lineout - hunting bonus point try now!


52' - Duane Vermeulen showing some skills with the boot as his tactical kick brings play deep into Force territory...


49' - 15 AGAINST 15

Force lock Adam Coleman is now back from the sin-bin.

It was a costly absence which saw the Stormers score 14 points!


48' - Grant CONVERTS from about 15m in from touch. His goal-kicking looking much better tonight!

Stormers 24-3 Force.


47' - TRY! The Stormers attack is relentless and lock Ruan Botha barges over for his first Super Rugby try.


45' - NO TRY! There was no conclusive evidence that a try was scored. It was in all likelihood a try, but was impossible to see on TV.

The referee (Chris Pollock) should have made that call himself there. He was closest to the action... Unlucky for the Stormers.


45' - TRY OR NO TRY?

After several phases of attack, Stormers hooker Deon Fourie goes over. The referee isn't sure and he consults the TMO.

Fourie looks confident that he scored.


44' - But the Force drop it again and the hosts counter up-field...


43' - The Stormers go from hero to zero in the scrum when the Force - still playing with seven men - win a tighthead!


41' - The Force - on the attack inside the Stormers 22m area - lose possession when prop Pek Cowan drops it cold in midfield. That's what happens when a prop stands at centre though!


41' - Deon Fourie penalised on the ground. It's in range but the visitors opt to kick for touch instead...


40' - Good to see the Stormers take the kick-off this time round. However, Grant's clearance isn't very far...


40' - Welcome back for the second half. Ebersohn gets play started...


18:02 - TWEET

Force have got away with a lot in recent weeks, good to see referee Chris Pollock being firm with them - Ken Borland


PICTURE

Stormers centre Juan de Jongh shortly after scoring their first try... (Gallo Images)



FIRST HALF STATS

Metres run: Stormers 228-56 Force
Carries: Stormers 79-25 Force
Defenders beaten: Stormers 13-4 Force
Clean breaks: Stormers 4-0 Force
Tackles made: Stormers 30-76 Force
Missed tackles: Stormers 4-13 Force
Turnovers won: Stormers 2-6 Force
Kicks in play: Stormers 13-11 Force
Rucks won: Stormers 66 -23 Force
Rucks lost: Stormers 2-2 Force
Mauls won: Stormers 4-0 Force
Lineouts won: Stormers 10-3 Force
Lineouts lost: Stormers 0-1 Force
Scrums won: Stormers 2-3 Force
Scrums lost: Stormers 0-1 Force
Penalties conceded: Stormers 3-10 Force


HALF-TIME: Stormers 17-3 Force.


40' - The Stormers fail to handle the ensuing kick-off but they are lucky when the Froce knock it on.

That's half-time folks!


39' - CONVERSION by Grant.

Stormers 17-3 Force.


38' - PENALTY TRY!

The Stormers - aided by a one-man advantage - demolish the Force scrum and the referee awards them a penalty try when the visitors collapse.

My word, when last did a Stormers scrum look that good?


37' - YELLOW CARD for Force lock Adam Coleman for collapsing the maul.

The Force had been warned for repeated infringements...


36' - A brilliant lineout maul brings the Stormers right up to the tryline before the Force collapse it. They are penalised and I see the referee digging in his pocket...


35' - The Stormers win a lineout penalty in range but opt to kick for touch. Perhaps just too far out for Grant...


34' - The Force surge up to the Stormers 22m, but great work on the ground by Vermeulen wins a penalty.


31' - The Force attack just outside the Stormers 22m area - something they've hardly done in this game... but good defence by the hosts keeps them out.


29' - The Force uncharacteristically try to run it out from inside their own 22m area...

Ebersohn then restores order when he lands a massive touch finder down-field. My word, his rugby has been good this year. I don't see him returning to the Cheetahs...


26' - A nice dart down the Grandstand touchline from Kolbe brings the Stormers back into the red zone, but a knock on halts their charge...

Kolbe showing no signs of a player who only recently returned from a serious knee injury!


23' - The Force attempt a driving maul but are penalised. Relief for the home side.


23' - A great tactical kick by Ebersohn forces Stormers wing Kobus van Wyk to run it out in the corner to give the Force an attacking lineout.


23' - Brok Harris is off with an ankle injury and is replaced by Alistair Vermaak.


22' - 22 minutes gone and the Stormers have made only 8 tackles compared to the 65 made by the Force!


22' - PENALTY converted by Ebersohn.

Stormers 10-3 Force.


21' - Oh dear, right from the ensuing kick-off the Stormers go and concede a penalty when Vermeulen holds on too long on the ground.

Easy kick coming up for Ebersohn...


20' - Grant CONVERTS from the corner. Comfortably his best kick of the year.

Stormers 10-0 Force.


18' - TRY! Finally the Force dam-wall is broken as Juan de Jongh scores in the corner after another concerted period of attack. Some great slick handling there from the Stormers backs, Kolbe in particular.


17' - The TMO rules no arms were used and the hosts win a penalty. A decent touch finder then brings them right onto the Force 22m line.


16' - Force No 8 Ben McCalman barges into Grant with his shoulder and late. The referee consults the TMO for advice. No arms used, which should be a penalty.


15' - PENALTY converted by Grant and the Stormers get some reward for their dominance.

Stormers 3-0 Force.


14' - Another Stormers wave of attack inside the Force 22m area. They win a penalty right in front.

Grant will line up for posts.


13' - After 13 minutes, the Force have made 38 tackles compared to the Stormers' 4.


11' - A Stormers try is on for all money, but a selfish Peter Grant decides to go himself and is tackled short of the line. He then concedes a penalty for holding on. 

Poor from Grant. Had he passed to his left, a try would surely have been scored.


10' - A Stormers lineout steal brings them back into the Force's 22m area...


9' - NO TRY! Veldsman correctly rules it was a double movement. Penalty to the Force. Brilliant defence from the visitors.

But seriously, the Stormers should have gone wide there. A try was on!


9' - Nic Groom looks to have scored, but did he knock it on or was there a double movement?


9' - TMO DECISION

The referee goes upstairs for a possible Stormers try. Shaun Veldsman is the TMO.


8' - TWEET

Better decision making would have seen the home team score , someone needs to take responsibility on the field #STOvFOR - Rugga World


7' - After 17 phases the Stormers find no way through. Resilient defence from the Force!

Play is halted when referee Chris Pollock blows for a Stormers scrum. That was oh-so-close from the hosts...


6' - Stormers inches away from the tryline...


4' - Another kickable penalty to the hosts as one of the Force players comes in from the wrong side at a ruck. This time, the hosts opt for a lineout...


3' - The Stormers win the early scrum battle! They get a free kick when the Force take too long to put it in...It gives the Stormers an attacking chance inside the Force 22m area.


2' - Grant's kick looks good but it doesn't have the legs... Strong wind already proving troublesome.


1' - An early penalty for the Stormers after Force wing - and former WP player - Marcel Brache fails to handle a Grant high ball. Deon Fourie then does good work on the ground to win the penalty.

Grant has a tough kick from the touchline...


17:05 - Grant gets play underway...


17:04 - Peter Grant leads out the Stormers in his 100th Super Rugby match. A huge roar from the Newlands faithful...

Brok Harris also plays his 200 game for the WP Rugby Union.


17:03 - Matt Hodgson leads out the Force - his 108th Super Rugby game.


17:00 - CONDITIONS

A pretty strong south-easterly breeze at Newlands. The wind will swirl around inside the stadium, making it difficult for the goal-kickers!


16:55 - PICTURE

Nice vibe outside the Newlands Grandstand shortly before kick-off... (Gallo Images)


16:43 - Peter Grant will play his 100th Super Rugby match for the Stormers today. He can count himself unlucky to start ahead of Kurt Coleman though. Perhaps Grant will respond well after all the criticism about his inclusion...?

CLICK HERE  to read what I had to say earlier this week about the decision to start with Grant.


16:42 - In studio SuperSport commentator Nick Mallett says he is very worried about the weak Stormers front row, which came unstuck badly last week in Pretoria. I tend to agree with Mallett...


16:33 - MORE BAD NEWS FOR STORMERS

Skipper Schalk Burger has been ruled out after failing to recover from a back injury.

Siya Kolisi comes into the starting team, with Rohan Kitshoff coming in on the bench.

Duane Vermeulen takes over the captaincy for the hosts.


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RECENT RESULTS

2012: Stormers won 17-3, Perth
2011: Stormers won 51-16, Cape Town
2010: Force won 16-15, Perth
2009: Stormers won 25-24, Cape Town
2008: Stormers won 32-16, Perth
2007: Force won 22-3, Cape Town


TEAMS

Stormers

15. Jaco Taute, 14. Kobus van Wyk, 13. Juan de Jongh, 12. Damian de Allende, 11. Cheslin Kolbe, 10. Peter Grant, 9. Nic Groom, 8. Duane Vermeulen, 7. Siya Kolisi, 6. Nizaam Carr, 5. Ruan Botha, 4. Michael Rhodes, 3. Pat Cilliers, 2. Deon Fourie, 1. Brok Harris

Substitutes: 16. Stephan Coetzee, 17. Alistair Vermaak, 18. Martin Dreyer, 19. Jean Kleyn, 20. Rohan Kitshoff, 21. Dylon Frylinck, 22. Kurt Coleman, 23. Michael van der Spuy

Western Force

15 Jayden Hayward, 14 Marcel Brache, 13 Chris Tuatara-Morrison, 12 Luke Burton, 11 Nick Cummins, 10 Sias Ebersohn, 9 Ian Prior, 8 Ben McCalman, 7 Matt Hodgson (captain), 6 Angus Cottrell, 5 Adam Coleman, 4 Sam Wykes, 3 Kieran Longbottom, 2 Nathan Charles, 1 Pek Cowan

Substitutes:16 Heath Tessmann, 17 Tetera Faulkner, 18 Ollie Hoskins, 19 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 20 Brynard Stander, 21 Justin Turner, 22 Zack Holmes, 23 Patrick Dellit


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


  • 80'

    STORMERS 24-8 FORCE

  • 80'

    Penalty at the breakdown for the Force and they kick long for touch. Last play of the game. Hooter sounds as the Force win a free kick. Tapped, into the 22. Penalty though for holding on for the Stormers, who will boot this into touch to seal the win through Coleman. An underwhelming but important win for the Stormers whose season is slowly recovering.

  • 79'

    Force penalised for a deliberate knock-on, giving the Stormers a final shot at the fourth try. Lineout on halfway.

  • 78'

    Scrum penalty against the Force, Coleman booting the ball into touch.

  • 77'

    Super offload again from Tuatara-Morrison but Hayward knocks the ball on going over the line! Great saving tackle from the Stormers there, who have the scrum under their posts.

  • 75'

    Cummins somehow stopped short after a brilliant offload by Tuatara-Morrison in the build-up. The Wallaby is held up over the line, so we'll have a five-metre scrum.

  • 73'

    Pacey attack from the Force and Hayward's grubber forces Coleman to boot the ball into touch, handing the Force a five-metre lineout.

  • 71'

    TRY, FORCE, HODGSON! 24-8: At last, some respite for the Force who bundle their way over through their captain. Ebersohn misses the conversion.

  • 70'

    YELLOW CARD, STORMERS, TAUTE! Force's attack is unrelenting here but the Stormers keeping holding them out. It's another yellow! Taute this time the man to go and the Stormers are down to 13!

  • 69'

    YELLOW CARD, STORMERS, KOLBE! Plenty of phases for the Force but no breakthrough yet. Kolbe down on the field for treatment and he's also been yellow carded for killing the ball.

  • 67'

    Cummins with a dart, after a quiet game for the visitors. Penalty Force, inside the 22. Ebersohn goes into the corner.

  • 65'

    TMO going back to check a forward pass, so the Stormers have a scrum five out from their own line. They clear.

  • 63'

    Penalty for the Force who kick into the corner. Short lineout from Tessmann, inches from the line. Another penalty, Charles taps and goes. Slow going for the attacking side but Ebersohn goes exceedingly close! Scrum five to the Force.

  • 61'

    That shot from Grant fades down the right. Struggling to see why the Stormers didn't opt for the corner. We play on.

  • 59'

    Rumbling maul from the Stormers makes it's way over the 22 and that's another penalty. Force must be close to another card. Grant goes for goal.

  • 57'

    Force attacking from a scrum and break the halfway line. Off their feet at the ruck though so it's a Stormers penalty. Grant finds the touchline.

  • 55'

    Overthrown lineout from Fourie brings the Stormers lineout to an end and the Force clear. Second try for Fourie is more successful. Promising for the Stormers but it comes to nothing after a turnover. Kick from Ebersohn finds touch 40 metres from his line.

  • 53'

    Penalty Stormers outside the Force 22. Breakdown defence has been excellent all game from the home side. Grant nudges the ball into the corner.

  • 51'

    Turnover ball for the Stormers and Van Wyk pins a kick to the Force 22.

  • 49'

    Battle for territory is won by the Stormers, who have a lineout inside the Force half. Bonus point has to be on their minds now with so long left. Penalty though to the Force, de Jongh pinged for holding on.

  • 47'

    TRY, STORMERS, BOTHA! 24-3: No try, but a five-metre scrum for the Stormers. Vermeulen and Carr carrying the ball up well. That's a try! A first in Super Rugby for Botha who powers over with help from Cilliers. Stormers now have this game won. Grant converts.

  • 46'

    Kicked long by de Jongh and it comes back the way of the Stormers deep in Force territory. Kolisi up to five metres out, Grant dummying. Is Fourie over? Upstairs to the TMO we go.

  • 44'

    Force slowly building but Cowan bumbles an easy pass in a moment of poor concentration. Stormers scrum.

  • 42'

    Grant finds touch inside his own half. Force must strike soon. Carried up by McCalman, penalty to the visitors. Ebersohn goes to the corner.

  • 40'

    STORMERS 17-3 FORCE

  • 40'

    Force win the restart to have one last crack at the defence before the break. Turned over and Taute punts the ball into touch - that's the interval. Stormers dominating every aspect, especially at the breakdown, but should probably be ahead by more given their possession and territory. Second half coming up.

  • 40'

    Both sides are back out for the second half as Ebersohn gets us back underway.

  • 39'

    PENALTY TRY, STORMERS! 17-3: Excellent drive from the Stormers with Vermeulen dribbling at the base. Force try and splinter it from the side and that's a penalty try! No hesitation from Chris Pollock there to award that one. Grant converts for a big lead at the break.

  • 38'

    Ball disrupted as Kolbe goes so close with a sparkling run to the line. Out to de Allende who is held up just short, so it's a scrum to the Stormers.

  • 37'

    YELLOW CARD, FORCE, COLEMAN! Great position for the Stormers here with a lineout in the 22. Their maul gets going for what could be a huge score before half-time. Penalty; Grant nudges it into the corner, after a yellow card for Coleman!

  • 35'

    Vermeulen gets right over the ball at the breakdown to win a penalty for his team. Grant eases the pressure.

  • 33'

    Stormers soak up the pressure from the Force's attack inside their half and eventually clear through Taute. Promising lineout position for the Force though outside the 22. It's not straight... scrum to the Stormers.

  • 31'

    Rolling maul from the Stormers this time only ends in a scrum to the Force on halfway. Bit of a low period this in the middle of the first half.

  • 29'

    Prior in trouble from the back of the lineout but find space to scamper away. Slow progress for the Force who are yet to hit their straps, Ebersohn kicking long.

  • 27'

    Catch and drive this time from the Stormers this time wins a penalty for the hosts. They go to touch and set again but the attack is stopped at the breakdown as the Force kick clear. Kolbe counter-attacking menacingly as Carr carries it on. Lost forward by Taute, Ebersohn clears.

  • 25'

    Vermaak on for Harris as the Force try to catch and drive, but the counter-drive is excellent from the Force. Penalty to the home side and Grant clears, but only just outside the 22.

  • 24'

    Both teams battling for territory and it ends with a charge from Vermeulen. Charles turns the ball over and the Force attack, Ebersohn chipping long. Van Wyk fields the ball and runs it into touch for a five-metre Force lineout.

  • 22'

    PENALTY, FORCE, EBERSOHN! 10-3: Straight from the restart the Force have a chance to get back into the contest as Harris is penalised for side entry. Easy for Ebersohn and the Force are on the board.

  • 20'

    TRY, STORMERS, DE JONGH! 10-0: There's the breakthrough! Wide pass to de Allende and he and Kolbe combine to give de Jongh a simple run in. Grant converts from out wide. 88 percent possession and 94 percent territory so far for the home side.

  • 19'

    McCalman in retrospect is penalised for that late charge, so Grant kicks the Stormers back into the Force's half. Lineout on the 22 - Carr and Vermeulen combine. Strong attack again as the Stormers edge closer to the line...

  • 18'

    Grant gets the clearance away from the restart but takes a shot from McCalman for his troubles. Down for a bit of treatment before the Force resume with a lineout in their opponent's half.

  • 17'

    PENALTY, STORMERS, GRANT! 3-0: No problem for Grant and the Stormers have a deserved lead.

  • 16'

    Stormers win a penalty right in front of the posts inside the 22 after the Force go off their feet, Wykes the culprit. Simple chance for Grant.

  • 14'

    High kick from Grant pins the Force back again into their 22 as the ball goes off Hayward. Stormers absolutely dominating possession and territory, yet we sit at 0-0!

  • 12'

    Taute with a burst down the right touchline as the Stormers attack once more. De Jongh and Van Wyk combining as Grant twists but falls short of the line. Yet another goalline penalty won by the Force! Incredible defensive effort so far.

  • 10'

    No try after consultation up stairs with the Stormers pinged for double movement, so the Force clear.

  • 9'

    Thundering drive from Vermeulen and the Springbok is somehow stopped short. Grant goes close again as the Stormers throw everything at the Force, but with no reward! Play stopped as we go to the TMO...

  • 7'

    Catch and drive from the Stormers as their forwards pick and go. Carr goes inches close as the Force hold out for now. Taute hit hard near the posts as we reach ten phases. Can the Stormers capitalise? Not this time, as the Force defend brilliantly to force a scrum.

  • 5'

    Sustained pressure from the Stormers as they break the 22. Penalty at the breakdown on the line to the left. Grant goes into the corner.

  • 3'

    Grant misses the attempt and the Force run the ball out. Knocked on by the Stormers in the tackle, so a scrum to the visitors.

  • 2'

    Handling error from BRache trying to field a kick puts the Force under pressure and they concede a penalty. Grant is taking a shot.

  • 0'

    Peter Grant will start at fly-half, in what will be his 100th match for the Stormers. Grant moves from inside centre to the number 10 shirt in one of five changes. Damian de Allende moves from the right-wing to inside centre. Lock Michael Rhodes and right wing Kobus van Wyk return from injury, whilst Deon Fourie will start at hooker in place of the injured Scarra Ntubeni.

  • 0'

    Perth-born inside centre Luke Burton will make his Super Rugby debut for the Force. Burton replaces Kyle Godwin, who has been ruled out with a knee injury, and will form a new centre pairing with Chris Tuatara-Morrison, who has been promoted to the starting line-up. Former Stormers outside back Marcel Brache shifts from outside centre to the wing in place of Dane Haylett-Petty, who will miss the match due to a groin injury. The Force have named an unchanged forward pack

  • 0'

    Blue skies and sunshine on warm day in Cape Town means both teams will have no excuses but to run the ball.

  • 0'

    Centurion Peter Grant gets us underway!

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to sunny Newlands in Cape Town where the Stormers await the in-form Western Force. The Australian tourists arrive bubbling with confidence after last week's win over the Cheetahs so it should be a cracking game....don't stray too far away!

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Stormers Force
  • 3 Tries 1
    • 18' Juan De Jongh
    • 38' Penalty Try
    • 46' Ruan Botha
    • 70' Matt Hodgson
  • 3 Conversions 0
    • 20' Peter Grant
    • 39' Peter Grant
    • 48' Peter Grant
  • 1 Penalties 1
    • 15' Peter Grant
    • 21' Sias Ebersohn
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 2 Yellow Cards 1
    • 68' Cheslin Kolbe
    • 69' Jaco Taute
    • 36' Adam Coleman
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Brok Harris
  • Deon Fourie
  • Patrick Cilliers
  • Michael Rhodes
  • Ruan Botha
  • Nizaam Carr
  • Siya Kolisi
  • Duane Vermeulen
  • Nick Groom
  • Peter Grant
  • Cheslin Kolbe
  • Damian de Allende
  • Juan De Jongh
  • Jacobus Van Wyk
  • Jaco Taute
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  • Pekahou Cowan
  • Nathan Charles
  • Kieran Longbottom
  • Sam Wykes
  • Adam Coleman
  • Angus Cottrell
  • Matt Hodgson
  • Ben McCalman
  • Ian Prior
  • Sias Ebersohn
  • Nick Cummins
  • Luke Burton
  • Chris Tuatara-Morrison
  • Marcel Brache
  • Jayden Hayward
Substitutions
Substitutions
  • Stephan Coetzee
  • Alistair Vermaak
  • Martin Dreyer
  • Jean Kleyn
  • Rohan Kitshoff
  • Dylon Frylinck
  • Kurt Coleman
  • Michael van der Spuy
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  • Heath Tessmann
  • Tetera Faulkner
  • Oli Hoskins
  • Wilhelm Steenkamp
  • Brynard Stander
  • Justin Turner
  • Zack Holmes
  • Pat Dellit

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