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Go well Schalk Burger. Few will reach the heights you did, fewer still the grace and humour you always had on show. Was an honour watching!— RhymesWithRuck (@jwcoetzee) July 23, 2016
Go well Schalk Burger. Few will reach the heights you did, fewer still the grace and humour you always had on show. Was an honour watching!
Sad too see Schalk go. A true great of modern times and a great man too.— Andre'-Henri Le Roux (@OllieLeRoux) July 23, 2016
Sad too see Schalk go. A true great of modern times and a great man too.
Chiefs fullback Damian McKenzie receives the best player award for scoring 25 points.
The Super Rugby semi-finals have now been confirmed for next week:
Hurricanes v Chiefs, Wellington
Lions v Highlanders, Johannesburg
FULL-TIME: @ChiefsRugby will return to NZ for a semi-final clash against @Hurricanesrugby after their 60-21 victory pic.twitter.com/OjRMM5gF65— Super Rugby (@SuperRugbyNZ) July 23, 2016
FULL-TIME: @ChiefsRugby will return to NZ for a semi-final clash against @Hurricanesrugby after their 60-21 victory pic.twitter.com/OjRMM5gF65
79'- CONVERSION slotted by McKenzie.
Stormers 21-53 Chiefs
76'- CONVERSION slotted by McKenzie.
Stormers 21-46 Chiefs
72'- CONVERSION slotted by Thomson.
Stormers 21-39 Chiefs
68'- But another chance goes begging for the Stormers as Etzebeth is caught holding on to the ball on the ground.
Depressing scenes at Newlands...
This super rugby format has done South African Rugby Irreversible Harm-We have robbed our players from playing against the best in the world— That Rugby Jock (@AndreGeel) July 23, 2016
This super rugby format has done South African Rugby Irreversible Harm-We have robbed our players from playing against the best in the world
Yes, you've read this correctly. It just shows how classy this Kiwi team is with ball in hand...
ATTENDANCE: 28 972
These Stormers fans really deserve more than what they've received over the years...
Stormers more invested in Schalk farewell party than this QF— David Moseley (@david_moseley) July 23, 2016
Stormers more invested in Schalk farewell party than this QF
Disappointing result aside. Take nothing away from what this legend has meant to @THESTORMERS & @wprugby #legend???????? pic.twitter.com/1zVK16iVd3— Bryan Habana (@BryanHabana) July 23, 2016
Disappointing result aside. Take nothing away from what this legend has meant to @THESTORMERS & @wprugby #legend???????? pic.twitter.com/1zVK16iVd3
54'- METRES MADE ON ATTACK
Hurricanes were impressive this morning and so are the Chiefs now and then there are still people who say we shouldn't play like them— Christo Olivier (@christo1olivier) July 23, 2016
Hurricanes were impressive this morning and so are the Chiefs now and then there are still people who say we shouldn't play like them
46'- McKenzie misses with the conversion attempt.
Stormers 14-39 Chiefs
CONVERSION, CHIEFS, MCKENZIE! 19-53: Damian McKenzie kicks brilliantly to add on the extras and the lead goes to 34 points.
TRY, CHIEFS, KERR-BARLOW! 19-58: Tawera Kerr-Barlow scores a long range try and McKenzie's kick creates the chance. Chiefs absolutely dominating the second half.
CONVERSION, CHIEFS, MCKENZIE! 19-60: McKenzie adds on the extras and the Chiefs will complete a big win in Cape Town. Brilliant play from them and the Stormers only scored 5 points in the second half.
Full time: Stormers 19-60 Chiefs. A massive win for the Chiefs who win by 41 points. Stormers only scored 5 points in the second half whereas the Chiefs almost doubled their score. Brilliant display from a brilliant side. The Chiefs advance to the next stage.
TRY, CHIEFS, KOLOAMATANGI! 19-51: Tevita Koloamatangi breaks through the line and goes all the way to score the try. Chiefs push their score past 50.
CONVERSION, CHIEFS, MCKENZIE! 19-46: Damian McKenzie extends the lead for the Chiefs with another conversion and the lead is 27 points with three minutes remaining.
TRY, CHIEFS, ELLIOT! 19-44: Hika Elliot scores for the Chiefs and they continue their good form and increase the lead to 25 points.
The conversion is missed and Oliver Kebble concedes a penalty for not releasing the ball. The Chief have a 20 point lead with only 6 minutes to go in the game.
TRY, STORMERS, CARR! 19-39: Nizaam Carr takes ball over the line, Nic Groom sets up the chance with a good pass. Carr scores for the Stormers.
Tom Sanders concedes another penalty for the Chiefs for not rolling away from the ruck. The score has not changed since the 46th minute.
Stormers concede a penalty through Eben Etzebeth for not releasing the ball.
Jaco Taute goes through the Chiefs defence and makes some good ground for the Stormers. Damian de Allende created the chance with a good pass.
Another penalty conceded by the Chiefs through Nathan Harris for the front row standing up.
So far it has been five tries for the Chiefs and two to the Stormers. The Chiefs hold a big lead going into the final 20 minutes.
Another penalty conceded by the Chiefs as Brodie Retallick is caught offside.
Chiefs concede a penalty for being caught offside. The Stormers are holding most of the possession in the last few minutes.
A couple of linebreaks for the Stormers as Burger and Kobus van Wyk take the ball forward. Poor tackling from the Chiefs.
Kane Hames concedes a penalty for wheeling the scrum, the Stormers win another penalty.
McKenzie misses his first conversion of the game and the lead will remain at 25 points.
TRY, CHIEFS, MCKENZIE! 14-39: Anton Lienert-Brown with the break and then McKenzie takes the ball over the try line for another try to the Chiefs.
Damian McKenzie runs through the Stormers defence and makes some good ground for the Chiefs.
Half time: Stormers 14-34 Chiefs. Stormers have scored the last try before the half time break but the Chiefs hold a 20 point lead over them.
Second half begins.
CONVERSION, STORMERS, DU PREEZ! 14-34: Robert du Preez makes no mistake with the easy conversion and reduces the deficit to 20 points.
TRY, STORMERS, KOCH! 12-34: Vincent Koch takes the ball through the Chiefs defence and manages to go all the way to score his second try of this game and his 6th of the season. Stormers needed that try.
The Chiefs concede another penalty, this time through Sam Cane for hands in the ruck.
CONVERSION, CHIEFS, MCKENZIE! 7-34: McKenzie has not missed a conversion today and he slots another one in to take the lead to 27 points.
TRY, CHIEFS, LOWE! 7-32: James Lowe takes the ball over the try line and that will be his 7th try of the season. Brilliant play from the Chiefs again to make that try possible.
The lead is 20 points to the Chiefs as we inch closer to the break and the Stormers will feel like they need to score to stay in this game.
Chiefs concede a penalty through Dominic Bird for not releasing the ball.
PENALTY, CHIEFS, MCKENZIE! 7-27: Another brilliant kick from McKenzie from 28 metres out and the lead is now 20 points.
Rynhardt Elstadt concedes a penalty for a lifting tackle and the Chiefs win another penalty.
CONVERSION, CHIEFS, MCKENZIE! 7-24: Damian McKenzie slots the conversion in from just left of the uprights and the lead is pushed to 17 points.
TRY, CHIEFS, SANDERS! 7-22: Tom Sanders scores another try for the Chiefs and they push the lead to 15 points. The possession has been 50-50 overall but the Chiefs are really attacking well with the ball.
The Chiefs have really increased the intensity of the game and are putting the Stormers under pressure.
CONVERSION, CHIEFS, MCKENZIE! 7-17: McKenzie makes no mistake in slotting the conversion in and it is an easy one. The Chiefs push the lead to 10 points in the first 20 minutes of the game.
TRY, CHIEFS, WEBER! 7-15: Weber gets his 5th try of the season and the Chiefs have come back strongly after the Stormers try. James Lowe made the ground and then McKenzie took the ball forward before Weber scored the try.
CONVERSION, CHIEFS, MCKENZIE! 7-10: McKenzie adds on the extras and the lead is pushed to three points.
TRY, CHIEFS, MCNICOL! 7-8: Sam McNicol cuts through the Stormers defence and McKenzie supports him to score the first try for the Chiefs. They take the lead back.
CONVERSION, STORMERS, DU PREEZ! 7-3: Robert du Preez makes no mistake and it is an easy conversion, Stormers add on the extras and the lead is pushed to 4 points.
TRY, STORMERS, KOCH! 5-3: First try of the game and the Stormers take the lead as Vincent Koch breaks through the defence and goes all the way. This is his 5th try of the season.
The Stormers are settling down into this game, holding the possession and slowly looking to attack.
PENALTY, CHIEFS, MCKENZIE! 0-3: Damian McKenzie gives the Chiefs their first points and takes the lead with a penalty goal from 23 metres out. Chiefs lead by three points.
Stormers concede the first penalty of the game, through Pieter-Steph du Toit for going off his feet in the ruck.
The field surface is wet in Cape Town which could favour the visitors more than the hosts. It could be an exciting clash between two good sides.
Kick off! First half begins.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Super Rugby clash between the Stormers and the Chiefs from the Newlands Stadium in Cape Town.
Stormers: 15 Jaco Taute, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Huw Jones, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Leolin Zas, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Schalk Burger (c), 7 Siya Kolisi, 6 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 Eben Ezebeth, 3 Vincent Koch, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Alistair Vermaak
Chiefs: 15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Sam McNicol, 13 Anton Lienert-Brown, 12 Stephen Donald, 11 James Lowe, 10 Aaron Cruden (cc), 9 Brad Weber, 8 Tom Sanders, 7 Sam Cane (cc), 6 Taleni Seu, 5 Brodie Retallick, 4 Dominic Bird, 3 Atu Moli, 2 Nathan Harris, 1 Kane Hames
For the Stormers, fly-half Robert du Preez will make his first appearance after his knee injury in the early stages of the competition. Nic Groom returns after being rested in the last game. Bongi Mbonambi starts at hooker with Ntubeni moving to the bench. Locks Eben Etzebeth and Pieter-Steph du Toit also return to the side after being rested last week.
The Chiefs make four changes to their side. Seta Tamanivalu is injured and Stephen Donald comes on to take his place. Sam McNicol will play on the right wing instead of Toni Pulu. Brad Weber is back as the starting scrum-half. Liam Messam is injured so Tom Sanders will play at number 8 and is joined by Sam Cane and Taleni Seu.
Jaco Peyper is the referee today with Jaco van Heerden and AJ Jacobs assisting him. Johan Greeff is the TMO.
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