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    Stormers grind out victory

    2013-04-26 10:27

    Garrin Lambley - Sport24 Editor

    Cape Town - The Stormers have beaten the Hurricanes in their Super Rugby clash in Palmerston North on Friday.

    VIDEO: Bryan Habana charges down Beauden Barrett's conversion

    VIDEO: Hurricanes v Stormers highlights

    GALLERY: Hurricanes v Stormers

    The Stormers won 18-16 after trailling 11-7 at half-time.

    The Stormers scored tries through flank Michael Rhodes and wing Gio Aplon, while fullback Joe Pietersen was on target with a conversion and two penalties.

    The Hurricanes replied with tries by wing Matt Procter and fullback Andre Taylor. Flyhalf Beauden Barrett added two penalties.

    The Stormers picked up four points for their victory and moved to second in the South African Conference and seventh in the Overall standings.

    The Hurricanes had to be content with a single losers' bonus point for losing by seven or fewer points. They stayed third in the NZ Conference, but moved up to sixth in the Overall log.

    In next weekend's Round 12 action, the Stormers travel to Albany to face the Blues (Friday, May 3 at 09:35), while the Hurricanes visit Pretoria to tackle the Bulls (Saturday, May 4 at 19:10).



    15 Andre Taylor, 14 Alapati Leiua, 13 Conrad Smith (captain), 12 Tim Bateman, 11 Matt Proctor, 10. Beauden Barrett, TJ Perenara, 8. Victor Vito, Karl Low, Brad Shields, 5. Jason Eaton, Jeremy Thrush, 3. Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, Motu Matu’u, Ben Franks

    Substitutes: 16. Ash Dixon, 17. Ben May, 18. Mark Reddish, 19. Faifili Levave, 20. Ardie Savea, 21. Chris Smylie, 22. Tusi Pisi


    15. Joe Pietersen, 14. Gio Aplon, 13. Juan de Jongh, 12. Jean de Villiers (captain), 11. Bryan Habana, 10. Gary van Aswegen, 9. Dewaldt Duvenage, 8. Duane Vermeulen, 7. Michael Rhodes, 6. Rynardt Elstadt, 5. Andries Bekker, 4. De Kock Steenkamp, 3. Pat Cilliers, 2. Deon Fourie, 1. Steven Kitshoff

    Substitutes: 16. Scarra Ntubeni, 17. Brok Harris, 18. Frans Malherbe, 19. Nizaam Carr, 20. Nic Groom 21. Louis Schreuder, 22. Damian de Allende

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