Stormers end Canberra jinx
Cape Town - The Stormers have recorded their first ever win over the Brumbies at Canberra Stadium in a scrappy Vodacom Super Rugby clash to keep their title chances on track on Saturday.
The Stormers won 16-3 after leading 6-3 at half-time.
The Stormers scored the only try of the match through flank Francois Louw. Flyhalf Kurt Coleman was on target with the conversion and two penalties, while fullback Gio Aplon also kicked a penalty.
The Brumbies, who suffered a late blow when flyhalf Matt Giteau was forced to withdraw with an injury, replied with a penalty by centre Christian Lealiifano.
The Stormers picked up four points for their victory to strengthen their lead atop the South African Conference and third position in the overall standings.
The Brumbies left empty-handed, and stayed fourth and 13th in the Australia Conference and overall log respectively.
In next weekend's Round 16 action, the Stormers travel to Melbourne to face the Rebels, while the Brumbies visit Brisbane to take on the high-flying Reds.
15 Pat McCabe, 14 Henry Speight, 13 Tyrone Smith, 12 Christian Lealiifano, 11 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 10 Matt Toomua, 9 Josh Valentine, 8 Ita Vaea, 7 Julian Salvi, 6 Mitchell Chapman, 5 Mark Chisholm, 4 Ben Hand, 3 Ben Alexander, 2 Stephen Moore (captain), 1 Jono Owen.
Substitutes: 16 Anthony Hegarty, 17 Jerry Yanuyanutawa, 18 Peter Kimlin, 19 Michael Hooper, 20 Patrick Phibbs, 21 Robbie Coleman, 22 Andrew Smith.
15 Conrad Jantjes, 14 Gio Aplon, 13 Jaque Fourie, 12 Juan de Jongh, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Kurt Coleman, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Nick Koster, 7 Francois Louw, 6 Schalk Burger (captain), 5 Andries Bekker, 4 Rynhardt Elstadt, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Deon Fourie, 1 Wicus Blaauw
Substitutes: 16 Tiaan Liebenberg, 17 Stephen Kitshoff, 18 Anton van Zyl, 19 Duane Vermeulen, 20 Ricky Januarie, 21 Jean de Villiers, 22 Johann Sadie