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As it happened: Lions 29-22 Stormers

2016-04-16 21:30
Last Updated at 12:08
16 Apr 21:12
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16 Apr 21:11
16 Apr 21:10
Elton Jantjies is the man of the match. Well deserved. He must be the leading contender for Bok flyhalf. 
16 Apr 21:09
In next weekend’s action, the Lions travel down to Port Elizabeth to face the Kings, while the Stormers host the Reds in Cape Town.
16 Apr 21:06


Lions 29 Stormers 22

A truly epic SA derby folks!

16 Apr 21:05

80' +3 - Brilliant defence by de Klerk as he rushes out to tackle van Wyk and rips the ball away. The Lions clear to touch. 

Game over!

16 Apr 21:04
80' +2 - The Stormers have worked there way into the Lions 22m area. Does this game have one final twist?
16 Apr 21:01
79' - A knock-on by the Lions gives the Stormers one final opportunity. They will have to go 90m to score however. 
16 Apr 20:59
77' - Poor du Plessis has knocked the ball on under his own posts with no one around him. The Lions have a scrum 8m from the Stormers line. 
16 Apr 20:58

76' - Drop goal from Jantjies!

Great play by the pivot as he extends the Lions lead. 

Lions 29 Stormers 22

16 Apr 20:57

75' - De Allende throws a forward pass to van Wyk gifting the Lions possession outside the visitors 22m area.

16 Apr 20:56
74' - Excellent clearance by Coetzee as he forces the Stormers back into their half. 
16 Apr 20:55

74' - Penalty slotted by Jantjies!

Lions 26 Stormers 22

16 Apr 20:54

72' - A very kickable penalty for the Lions as du Plessis is ruled offside. 

Jantjies will kick at goal from right in front. 

16 Apr 20:52
70' - A botched lineout gifts the Stormers the ball. Can they make it count? Malherbe is blown up for obstruction as he takes out three Lions player while Elstadt runs behind him with the ball. 
16 Apr 20:50
The crowd is going beserk! Great atmosphere at Ellis Park. 
16 Apr 20:50
69' - De Klerk tries an up and under but Kolbe is up for the task. The Lions force him out into touch and they have a lineout on halfway. 
16 Apr 20:45

65' - Stormers substitution

Groom is replaced by Schreuder

16 Apr 20:45

63' - TRY to the Stormers!

The Stormers have struck back.

Kolisi dances his way over with a brilliant step after great work by de Jongh and Groom

Du Plessis converts!

Lions 23 Stormers 22

16 Apr 20:42

60' - Stormers substitutions

Elstad is on for Schickerling

Willemse is on for Mbonami

16 Apr 20:41
60' - Kebble is the one penalised for holding onto Mapoe. He got plenty of hands in the face for his troubles. 
16 Apr 20:38

59' - Some frustration now as Kebble and Mapoe get into a shoving match. 

TMO called into action to have a look. 

16 Apr 20:37

58' - TRY to the Lions!

De Klerk takes the penalty quickly and is over. Caught the Stormers defence napping there. 

Jantjies converts!

Lions 23 Stormers 15

16 Apr 20:36

57' - The Stormers are ruled offside, penalty to the Lions!

16 Apr 20:35

56' - Janse van Rensburgsurges past three Stormers defenders to put the home side onto the attack.

Jantjies goes close, he is brought down just a metre short of the line!

16 Apr 20:33

54' - Penalty slotted by Du Plessis!

The Lions now only lead by 1!

Lions 16 Stormers 15 

16 Apr 20:32

53' - A silly penalty given away by the Lions as a Cronje kick doesn't go far enough and the Lions are ruled offside for not retreating. 

Du Plessis will have a kick at goal. 

16 Apr 20:29
51' - Mbonami goes close for the Stormers but the Lions defence not only holds but wins a penalty. 
16 Apr 20:28

50' - Stormers substitution

De Allende replaces Kotze

16 Apr 20:28

49' - De Jongh breaks, makes a number of metres and finds Kotze who is hauled to the ground. 

The Stormers are forced towards touch but Groom flicks the ball into a Lions player and visitors have a lineout.

16 Apr 20:26
48' - Penalty to the Stormers after Kriel is penalised for slowing the ball down. Du Plessis sets up a lineout in the Lions 22m area. 
16 Apr 20:25

47' - A kick ahead by the Lions is caught by Burger who finds Kolbe, he kicks into space downfield but the Lions collect and clear downfield. 

16 Apr 20:24
46' - The Stormers are finally out of their 22m area after a strong scrum allows Kolbe to clear downfield. 
16 Apr 20:21

44' - Lions substitution

Marx is replaced by vd Merwe

16 Apr 20:21
Over 30 000 people in at Ellis Park tonight. 
16 Apr 20:20
44' - Still the Lions pound away at the Stormers defence which is holding firm. Jantjies tries an inside ball to Combrinck but the winger cannot hold on. 
16 Apr 20:18
42' - Brilliant handling by the Lions sets vd Walt free down the right-hand touchline. Only a great cover tackle by Notshe which makes his just step into touch, saves a certain try. 
16 Apr 20:16
41' - The home side are straight onto the front foot, they are just 12m out after making some metres with their backs. 
16 Apr 20:15
40' - Jantjies gets the second half underway at Ellis Park. Poor from the Stormers as they lose the ball, gifting the Lions early possession. 
16 Apr 20:02


Lions 16 Stormers 12

16 Apr 20:02
40' +2 - Du Plessis misses with a difficutl attempt from the right-hand touchline. 
16 Apr 20:01

40' - It's the Stormers that steal possession as the move into the Lions half. Kriel is penalised for not releasing. Du Plessis will kick at goal. 

16 Apr 19:59
39' - The Lions are awarded a penalty after a strong defensive scrum. They setup a lineout on half way as the hooter sounds. Play will continue. 
  • 80'

    Full time: Lions 29-22 Stormers.

  • 78'

    DROP GOAL, LIONS, JANTJIES! 29-22: Jantjies tries a drop goal from close range and it feels like he can do nothing wrong. More points for the Lions, they lead by 7.

  • 77'

    The Lions are pushing the Stormers back in their half, clearing the ball to safety and holding on to the lead in the last few minutes.

  • 75'

    Only three tries in the game so far, two for the Lions and one for the Stormers.

  • 75'

    PENALTY, LIONS, JANTJIES! 26-22: The crowd goes berserk as Jantjies slots in the penalty goal from 25 metres out. The lead is increased to 4 points with just 5 minutes remaining.

  • 73'

    Great atmosphere at Ellis Park, the crowd wants the Lions to win, great home support.

  • 71'

    Stormers concede a penalty through Rynhardt Elstadt for obstruction.

  • 70'

    10 minutes remaining in this game and it is game on at Ellis Park. Only one point separating the two teams. Lions have played better but have given away too many penalties.

  • 67'

    This is going to be a close game. The Lions have a very slim 1 point lead but the Stormers have just scored and can use that momentum to score some more points.

  • 67'

    Stormers make another substitution, Groom is replaced by Schreuder. Groom set up the try with a brilliant linebreak.

  • 65'

    CONVERSION, STORMERS, DU PLESSIS! 23-22: Du Plessis gets the conversion right and the margin is just to 1 point. Stormers have scored their first try for the game.

  • 64'

    TRY, STORMERS, KOLISI! 23-20: Siya Kolisi scores for the Stormers and it is a much needed try for them. Groom set it up with a good offload. The margin in down to 3 points.

  • 63'

    A couple of substitutions for the Stormers, Elstad comes on for Schickerling and Willemse replaces Mbonami.

  • 62'

    Stormers concede another penalty through Oliver Kebble for holding an opponent out of play. The player in question was Mapoe.

  • 61'

    The try from De Klerk caught the Stormers defence napping, poor play from a good team.

  • 59'

    CONVERSION, LIONS, JANTJIES! 23-15: This will settle the Lions' nerves, Jantjies slots it in and pushes the lead to 8 points. He has been in good form.

  • 58'

    Stormers concede a penalty for being caught offside.

  • 58'

    TRY, LIONS, DE KLERK! 21-15: Brilliant play from the Lions with just over 20 minutes remaining, Faf de Klerk takes it over the line for 5 points but Jantjies set the try up with some great passes.

  • 55'

    PENALTY, STORMERS, DU PLESSIS! 16-15: Du Plessis slots the penalty in and the margin is reduced to 1 point with 25 minutes remaining in this game.

  • 54'

    Lions concede a penalty for being in front of the kicker.

  • 52'

    Stormers concede a penalty, through Janse van Rensburg for not releasing the ball.

  • 52'

    Stormers make a substitution, De Allende replaces Kotze.

  • 51'

    Du Plessis takes the penalty kick and sets up a lineout in the Lions 22m area. The score has not changed since half time.

  • 48'

    The Lions concede a penalty, through Jaco Kriel for hands in the ruck. Just over 30 minutes left in the game.

  • 46'

    The Lions try to hammer away at the Stormers defence but the Stormers hold strong. They need to find a way to score a try, the Stormers, if they want to stay in front.

  • 46'

    Malcolm Marx is replaced by Armand van der Merwe for the Lions.

  • 45'

    The score has not changed since the half time break so far, Lions are still enjoying the majority of the possession.

  • 43'

    The Stormers lose possession early on and the Lions make use of this advantage to make some good ground.

  • 42'

    Half time: Lions 16-12 Stormers. Du Plessis misses the penalty and that will be half time in Johannesburg.

  • 41'

    Another penalty conceded by the Stormers, this time for infringement in the ruck.

  • 41'

    Second half begins.

  • 41'

    Now Lions concede a penalty, Malcolm Marx for hands in the ruck.

  • 40'

    Stormers concede a penalty, through Janse van Rensburg for boring in at the scrum.

  • 37'

    TRY, LIONS, COMBRINCK! 14-12: Jantjies created the play with a brilliant pass and then Ruan Combrinck takes it over the line to score the first try of the night. The series of penalties is broken and Lions take the lead with a try.

  • 37'

    CONVERSION, LIONS, JANTJIES! 16-12: Jantjies adds the extras and the lead is pushed to four points. Lions have dominated to possession in this half and finally have scored a try.

  • 35'

    A linebreak for the Lions as Jaco van der Walt goes through the Stormers defence and makes some good yards.

  • 33'

    PENALTY, STORMERS, DU PLESSIS! 9-12: Stormers and Du Plessis have not missed a penalty goal and he gets this one right from 45 metres out. Stormers in the lead again.

  • 31'

    Lions concede another penalty, Whiteley for going off his feet in the ruck.

  • 30'

    Another drop goal attempt but Jean-Luc du Plessis misses it and the scores remain level. 10 minutes to go in the first half.

  • 29'

    PENALTY, LIONS, JANTJIES! 9-9: The game goes back and forth, Jantjies gets the penalty goal right and the scores are level again.

  • 27'

    Another penalty conceded by the Stormers, through Schalk Burger for collapsing the scrum.

  • 26'

    The pitch at Ellis Park is cutting up badly, despite the repairs last week.

  • 25'

    PENALTY, STORMERS, DU PLESSIS! 6-9: Du Plessis makes no mistake in slotting this in from 29 metres out and from the left of the uprights. Stormers lead again by three points.

  • 24'

    Lions concede a penalty, Whiteley not rolling away from the ruck.

  • 22'

    PENALTY, LIONS, JANTJIES! 6-6: Jantjies slots in the penalty and levels the scores. Nothing separating these two teams so far.

  • 20'

    20 minutes into the game and the Lions have dominated the possession. No tries so far, all the points have been because of penalties.

  • 20'

    Big scrum for the Stormers but Vincent Koch concedes a penalty for going off his feet in the ruck.

  • 18'

    Lions concede a penalty through Jaco Kriel for not releasing the ball carrier. So far all points are because of penalties.

  • 17'

    PENALTY, STORMERS, DU PLESSIS! 3-6: Jean-Luc du Plessis slots the penalty in to regain the lead for Stormers. They lead by 3 points.

  • 15'

    Lions concede a penalty through Whiteley for a high tackle.

  • 13'

    PENALTY, LIONS, JANTJIES! 3-3: Jantjies slots the penalty in to level the scores.

  • 12'

    Stormers concede a penalty through De Jongh for joining the ruck incorrectly.

  • 10'

    PENALTY, STORMERS, DU PLESSIS! 0-3: Jean-Luc du Plessis gets a difficult kick right and gets it in from 40 metres out. Stormers take the lead.

  • 9'

    First penalty of the night, the Lions concede it through Andries Ferreira for obstruction.

  • 9'

    Early substitution for the Lions as Redelinghuys is replaced by Dreyer, it looks like a hand injury.

  • 7'

    Good play by the Lions, holding the ball for a few phases and the Jantjies tries to go long but Kolbe does well to block and clear.

  • 6'

    Lions are holding on to the possession in the first few minutes, Stormers looking to settle into the game.

  • 6'

  • 5'

    This is going to be a cracker of a game, two good teams competing at a great venue. The weather is also perfect for a good game.

  • 2'

    Cheslin Kolbe tries a drop goal attempt but misses. The score remains 0-0.

  • 1'

    First half begins.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the SuperRugby clash between Lions and Stormers from Emirates Airlines Park in Johannesburg.

  • 0'

    The history is on the side of the Stormers but the Lions are in good form and will fancy their chances to win this home game.

  • 0'

    Ackermann has named the exact same lineup that defeated the Sharks on Saturday. Jaco Kriel took a knock on his arm but has been included in side.

  • 0'

    Robbie Fleck makes four changes to the side from Cape Town. Janse van Rensburg trading places with Oli Kebble, Nizaam Carr returns to the side and Siya Kolisi is named as the replacement. Scrum-half Nic Groom returns after a minor knee injury.

  • 0'

    Also for the Stormers, Scarra Ntubeni is out with a hamstring injury giving hooker Mbonambi another chance.

  • 0'

    The referee today is Stuart Berry with Lourens van der Merwe and Cwengile Jadezweni assisting him and Willie Vos is the TMO.

  • 0'

    The Lions have won three of their last five games and the Stormers have won four of their last five. These are two teams in good form, playing intelligent rugby, so this clash could be a great one.

Jump to

Lions Stormers
  • 2 Tries 1
    • 35' Ruan Combrinck
    • 57' Francois de Klerk
    • 62' Siya Kolisi
  • 2 Conversions 1
    • 36' Elton Jantjies
    • 58' Elton Jantjies
    • 64' Jean-Luc du Plessis
  • 4 Penalties 5
    • 12' Elton Jantjies
    • 21' Elton Jantjies
    • 28' Elton Jantjies
    • 73' Elton Jantjies
    • 9' Jean-Luc du Plessis
    • 16' Jean-Luc du Plessis
    • 24' Jean-Luc du Plessis
    • 32' Jean-Luc du Plessis
    • 54' Jean-Luc du Plessis
  • 1 Drop Goals 0
    • 76' Elton Jantjies
  • 0 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Dylan Smith
  • Malcolm Marx
  • Julian Redelinghuys
  • Andries Ferreira
  • Franco Mostert
  • Jaco Kriel
  • Warwick Tecklenburg
  • Warren Whiteley
  • Ross Cronje
  • Elton Jantjies
  • Courtnall Skosan
  • Rohan Janse van Rensburg
  • Lionel Mapoe
  • Ruan Combrinck
  • Jaco van der Walt
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • JC van Rensburg
  • Mbongeni Mbonami
  • Vincent Koch
  • JD Schickerling
  • Pieter-Steph du Toit
  • Nizaam Carr
  • Sikhumbuzo Notshe
  • Schalk Burger
  • Nic Groom
  • Jean-Luc du Plessis
  • Leolin Zas
  • Juan De Jongh
  • John-Ben Kotze
  • Jacobus Van Wyk
  • Cheslin Kolbe
  • Armand van der Merwe
  • Corne Fourie
  • Ruan Dreyer
  • Ruan Ackermann
  • Cyle Brink
  • Francois de Klerk
  • Howard Mnisi
  • Andries Coetzee
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Michael Willemse
  • Oliver Kebble
  • Frans Malherbe
  • Rynhard Elstadt
  • Siya Kolisi
  • Louis Schreuder
  • Damian de Allende
  • Huw Jones

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