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As it happened: Sunwolves 17-17 Stormers

2016-05-14 15:45
Last Updated at 05:50
14 May 15:50

Nick Mallett has summed up the Stormers' performance pretty well:

"It was a shocking performance. A serious case of overconfidence. They were very, very lucky to come away with a draw and looked like they were playing half asleep," Mallett says in the SuperSport studio.

14 May 15:41

The Stormers have come from absolutely nowhere to snatch a draw here! It's a draw they simply did not deserve after a dreadful and error-prone performance.

It's a lucky draw for the Cape side and the Sunwolves will surely rue not kicking for posts right at the end there which would have given them a 10-point lead!

14 May 15:39
FULL-TIME: Sunwolves 17-17 Stormers
14 May 15:39
80'- Thomson slots the relatively easy CONVERSION attempt to snatch a last-gasp draw!
14 May 15:38
80'- Vincent Koch barges over for the Stormers, who have attacked from deep to possibly snatch a draw!
14 May 15:38
80'- TRY to the Stormers!
14 May 15:38
79'- He would have scored, but for a ankle tap...
14 May 15:37
79'- A sniping break from Kolbe brings the Stormers inside the red zone...
14 May 15:37
78'- Koch does well to win a turnover for the Stormers who will have to counter from deep if they are to snatch a draw...
14 May 15:36
78'- However, more lost possession from the Stormers allows the Sunwolves another attacking chance in the red zone...
14 May 15:35
77'- The Sunwolves should have kicked for goal there!
14 May 15:35
77'- But Du Toit steals the subsequent lineout to give the Stormers a lifeline...
14 May 15:35
75'- It's a powerful lineout drive from the Sunwolves and they win a penalty. They opt for a lineout five metres out...
14 May 15:33

75'- But yet another breakdown transgression from the Stormers scuppers another promising opportunity...

Pisi sets up a lineout inside the red zone...

14 May 15:32
73'- The Stormers win a scrum penalty inside their own 22m, with Thomson then booting up-field, setting up a lineout inside Sunwolves territory...
14 May 15:31
73'- Stormers sub: Thomson on for Du Plessis.
14 May 15:30


Sunwolves 27

Stormers 26

14 May 15:28
70'- After all these errors, the Stormers deserve to lose this game!
14 May 15:27
70'- Stormers sub: Koch on for Malherbe.
14 May 15:27
69'- Oh dear, after winning a penalty at a lineout on the Sunwolves' own 22m line, Du Plessis lets the Stormers down by kicking out over the dead-ball line...
14 May 15:26
68'- Notshe knocks the ball on with his first touch and it allows Viljoen to boot deep into Stormers territory...
14 May 15:25
67'- Time running out for the Stormers and kicking possession away is certainly not going to help their cause...
14 May 15:23
65'- Stormers sub: Notshe on for Carr.
14 May 15:20
62'- One can feel the momentum has shifted in this game. Burger and Groom, in particular, making an impact for the Stormers.
14 May 15:20


Sunwolves 169m

Stormers 2015m

14 May 15:18

60'- Du Plessis slots the critical CONVERSION from close to the touchline.

Sunwolves 17-10 Stormers

14 May 15:17
59'- Finally the dam-wall breaks as Pieter-Steph du Toit goes over after a powerful driving maul.
14 May 15:17
59'- TRY to the Stormers!
14 May 15:16
58'- But the Sunwolves clearing kick is not out and the Stormers force their way back into the red zone, before winning another penalty...
14 May 15:15


Sunwolves 6

Stormers 3

14 May 15:15
57'- Chance goes begging for the Stormers as the Sunwolves turn over possession...
14 May 15:15
57'- Season captain Shota Horie is now on for the Sunwolves, replacing Takeshi Kizu.
14 May 15:13

55'- The Stormers can't force their way through, but the win a penalty as the Sunwolves are caught off side.

It allows the Cape side to set up a lineout five metres out.

14 May 15:12
54'- A powerful lineout drive brings the Stormers to within five metres...
14 May 15:11
53'- A rare breakdown penalty for the Stormers allows Du Plessis to set up a lineout inside the Sunwolves' 22m area.
14 May 15:10
53'- But right now there's only one team on the park!
14 May 15:10
53'- Pisi pulls his penalty attempt to the left of the uprights...
14 May 15:09
51'- Yet another breakdown transgression by the Stormers leads to another kickable penalty. Burger is the man pinged..
14 May 15:06

49'- PENALTY slotted by Pisi.

Sunwolves 17-3 Stormers

14 May 15:06
48'- A kickable penalty for the Sunwolves as the Stormers are yet again caught off-side. Pisi will line up a a shot at goal, about 15m in from touch...
14 May 15:05
47'- Stormers subs: Groom, Burger and Mbonambi all on, with Schickerling, Ntubeni and Schreuder subbed.
14 May 15:04
46'- That was a crucial decision and could yet be key in the outcome of the match...
14 May 15:03
45'- NO TRY! The try is cancelled as the TMO deems Yamada had more than one attempts at ground the ball. Correct decision in my book.
  • 81'

    CONVERSION, STORMERS, THOMSON! 17-17: Thomson gets the conversion right and the scores are level.

  • 81'

    Full time: Sunwolves 17-17 Stormers. The scores are even and it is a tie after the Sunwolves dominated the game. Good work from the Stormers at the end of the game to come back strongly with a try and a conversion. The points will be shared.

  • 80'

    TRY, STORMERS, KOCH! 17-15: Koch takes it over the line after Kolbe''s linebreak creates the chance, and that will be an important try for the Stormers.

  • 79'

    Only two tries in the game so far, one from each side but the Sunwolves have scored from 4 penalty goals but missed the conversion. Stormers have one penalty and a conversion.

  • 79'

    Some poor tackling from the hosts and Cheslin Kolbe bursts through the defence.

  • 77'

    Final few minutes of the game and Stormers concede another penalty, through Pieter-Steph du Toit for collapsing the maul.

  • 75'

    Johnny Kotze is caught offside and that will be a penalty for the Sunwolves.

  • 74'

    Another penalty conceded by the Sunwolves, Asahara for boring in at the scrum.

  • 73'

    The clock is ticking and the Sunwolves will fancy their chances here, Stormers need 8 points to win from here and with only 7 minutes remaining in the game.

  • 69'

    Sunwolves concede another penalty, through Tim Bond for collapsing the maul.

  • 68'

    Stormers are controlling the possession in the last few minutes. Sunwolves under some pressure, but they are doing well.

  • 64'

    We are in the last 20 minutes of the game and the Sunwolves need to play well and defend well if they want to win this. Stormers have scored a try and some points to build up some momentum.

  • 62'

    CONVERSION, STORMERS, DU PLESSIS! 17-10: Du Plessis makes no mistake in getting the conversion right and the Stormers bring the margin down to 7.

  • 60'

    TRY, STORMERS, DU TOIT! 17-8: Pieter-Steph du Toit scores the first try for the Stormers and brings the lead down to 9 points. Good play from the visitors.

  • 59'

    A couple more penalties conceded by the Sunwolves, they are still keeping Stormers in check. Durutalo concedes this one for going off his feet in the ruck.

  • 56'

    Liaki Moli concedes another penalty for being caught offside.

  • 56'

    Siya Kolisi bursts through the defence and makes some good distance for the Stormers.

  • 54'

    Sunwolves concede another penalty this time through Fa'atiga Lemalu for not releasing the ball.

  • 53'

    The penalty is missed and the score does not change.

  • 52'

    Stormers concede another penalty, this time through Schalk Burger for going off his feet in the ruck.

  • 50'

    PENALTY, SUNWOLVES, PISI! 17-3: Brilliant penalty goal from Pisi and the lead is pushed to 14 points as Sunwolves open the scoring in the second half.

  • 48'

    Another penalty conceded by the Stormers, Pieter-Steph du Toit was in front of the kicker. Sunwolves have conceded 2 penalties so far Stormers have conceded 9.

  • 46'

    Good lead up work by Tusi Pisi and Yamada cuts through the defence to make a few good metres for the hosts. Yamada has had a good game so far, scoring the only try in the game.

  • 42'

    Stormers concede another penalty for being caught offside.

  • 41'

    Second half begins.

  • 40'

    Half time: Sunwolves 14-3 Stormers. Sunwolves have done well to keep the score to 14-3 against a strong side. They will look to do the same in the second half. Stormers need to regroup and attack more if they want to win this.

  • 38'

    Just one try so far in the game, Yamada scoring is 8th try of the season.

  • 36'

    The penalty is missed by Riaan Viljoen and the lead stays on 11 points.

  • 35'

    Stormers concede another penalty through Damian de Allende

  • 35'

    Stormers concede another penalty through Damian de Allende for not releasing the ball.

  • 32'

    PENALTY, SUNWOLVES, PISI! 14-3: Pisi slots in the penalty goal from 30 metres out and it will take the Sunwolves 11 points ahead of the Stormers.

  • 31'

    Another penalty conceded by the Stormers as Rynhardt Elstadt is caught offside.

  • 30'

    Thirty minutes into the game and the Sunwolves have done well so far to dominate the Stormers, they have controlled the flow of play well and have made the most of their opportunities.

  • 27'

    PENALTY, SUNWOLVES, PISI! 11-3: Tusi Pisi slots in the penalty goal and Sunwolves push their score to 11 and the lead to 8 points.

  • 26'

    Stormers concede another penalty, through Schickerling for hands in the ruck.

  • 25'

    A linebreak for Sunwolves as Carpenter's pass creates the opportunity and Yamada runs through the defence to make some good ground.

  • 23'

    Another penalty, Stormers concede it for being offside.

  • 22'

    Stormers concede another penalty, through Cheslin Kolbe for hands in the ruck.

  • 19'

    We are at the halfway stage of this half and not many would have expected the Sunwolves to lead, but they have a 5 point lead. The missed conversion may cost them in the end, but that remains to be seen

  • 15'

    Now the Sunwolves are dominating the possession in the last few minutes, good play from them to put Stormers under some pressure.

  • 13'

    TRY, SUNWOLVES, YAMADA! 8-3: The Japanese score the first try and it is Yamada who takes it over the line. The conversion is missed but Sunwolves lead by 5 points.

  • 11'

    Stormers are enjoying the possession in the last few minutes. Sunwolves need to keep them in check.

  • 9'

    Stormers concede a penalty through Siya Kolisi for being offside in the ruck.

  • 6'

    PENALTY, SUNWOLVES, PISI! 3-3: First points for the Sunwolves as Pisi slots in the penalty goal to level the scores.

  • 5'

    Stormers concede their first penalty of the game through Ntubeni for going off his feet in the ruck.

  • 4'

    PENALTY, STORMERS, DU PLESSIS! 0-3: Stormers score the first points and take the lead, Jean-Luc du Plessis scores an easy penalty goal.

  • 3'

    Sunwolves concede the first penalty of the game with Ed Quirk not releasing the ball carrier.

  • 2'

    Perfect conditions for Rugby in Kallang and the Sunwolves will be looking for revenge after a poor performance against the Stormers in Cape Town earlier in the season.

  • 1'

    First half begins.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Super Rugby clash between the Sunwolves and the Stormers from the Singapore National Stadium in Kallang.

  • 0'

    Sunwolves will rest their captain Shota Horie, Takeshi Kizu gets a start. Harumichi Tatekawa takes over the captaincy from Horie and leads the side for the first time. Timothy Bond returns after a ban to take over from Ono, and in the back-line, Atsushi Hiwasa comes in for Kaito Shigeno.

  • 0'

    Robbie Fleck makes a few changes to the Stormers, who lost to the Waratahs in Cape Town two weeks ago. Leolin Zas is suspended and Johnny Kotze will replace him, and Nic Groom is benched for Louis Schreuder. Lock JD Schickerling comes back in the starting line-up, Rynhardt Elstadt shifts to flank, Nizaam Carr moves to the back of the scrum. Scarra Ntubeni comes back from injury into the side.

  • 0'

    Paul Williams is the referee today with Mike Fraser and Shuhei Kubo assisting him. Takashi Hareda is the TMO.

Jump to

Sunwolves Stormers
  • 1 Tries 2
    • 11' Akihito Yamada
    • 59' Pieter-Steph du Toit
    • 79' Vincent Koch
  • 0 Conversions 2
    • 60' Jean-Luc du Plessis
    • 80' Brandon Thomson
  • 4 Penalties 1
    • 5' Tusi Pisi
    • 26' Tusi Pisi
    • 31' Tusi Pisi
    • 49' Tusi Pisi
    • 3' Jean-Luc du Plessis
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Masataka Mikami
  • Takeshi Kizu
  • Shinnosuke Kakinaga
  • Tim Bond
  • Fa'atiga Lemalu
  • Liaki Moli
  • Andrew Durutalo
  • Ed Quirk
  • Atsushi Hiwasa
  • Tusi Pisi
  • John Stewart
  • Harumichi Tatekawa
  • Derek Carpenter
  • Akihito Yamada
  • Riaan Viljoen
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • JC van Rensburg
  • Siyabonga Ntubeni
  • Frans Malherbe
  • JD Schickerling
  • Pieter-Steph du Toit
  • Rynhard Elstadt
  • Siya Kolisi
  • Nizaam Carr
  • Louis Schreuder
  • Jean-Luc du Plessis
  • Jacobus Van Wyk
  • Damian de Allende
  • Juan De Jongh
  • John-Ben Kotze
  • Cheslin Kolbe
  • Shota Horie
  • Ziun Gu
  • Takuma Asahara
  • Yoshiya Hosoda
  • Taiyo Ando
  • Yuki Yatomi
  • Yu Tamura
  • Mifiposeti Paea
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Mbongeni Mbonami
  • Oliver Kebble
  • Vincent Koch
  • Sikhumbuzo Notshe
  • Schalk Burger
  • Nic Groom
  • Brandon Thomson
  • Huw Jones

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