Stormers sneak past Force
Cape Town - The Stormers edged the Force 13-6 in their final Super Rugby match of their Australasian tour.
As it happened: Force 6 - 13 Stormers
Flyhalf Demetri Catrakilis opened the scoring in the second minute, via a penalty. Two minutes later, Luke Burton leveled the score for home side also via a penalty.
The Stormers were awarded a penalty try in ninth minute, which Catrakilis converted to give the Cape-side a 10-3 lead. Burton then slotted over his second penalty of the match just before half-time to put the Force within four points of the visitors at the break.
The second half was largely devoid of any action as both teams defended well. Force centre Luke Burton was sent to the sin-bin for cynically going off side in the 74th minute.
Stormers flyhalf replacement Kurt Coleman converted another penalty in the 75th minute to hand the Stormers their sixth win of the campaign.
Force - Penalties: Luke Burton (2)
Stormers - Tries: penalty try Conversion: Demetri Catrakilis Penalties: Demetri Catrakilis , Kurt Coleman
15 Dane Haylett-Petty, 14 Luke Morahan, 13 Kyle Godwin, 12 Luke Burton, 11 Nick Cummins, 10 Sias Ebersohn, 9 ALby Mathewson, 8 Ben McCalman, 7 Chris Alcock, 6 Steve Mafi, 5 Adam Coleman, 4 Sam Wykes (captain), 3 Tetera Faulkner, 2 Nathan Charles, 1 Pekahou Cowan
Substitutes: 16 Heath Tessmann, 17 Chris Heiberg, 18 Oliver Hoskins, 19 Ross Haylett-Petty, 20 Angus Cottrell, 21 Ian Prior, 22 Zack Holmes, 23 Marcel Brache
15 Cheslin Kolbe, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Juan de Jongh (captain), 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Dillyn Leyds, 10 Demtri Catrakilis, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Nizaam Carr, 7 Schalk Burger, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 Ruan Botha, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Steven Kitshoff
Substitutes: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 Alistair Vermaak, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 Jean Kleyn, 20 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 21 Nic Groom, 22 Kurt Coleman, 23 Huw Jones