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As it happened: Lions 19 - 22 Stormers

2015-02-28 21:00
Last Updated at 03:42
28 Feb 21:07
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28 Feb 21:04


Damien de Allende is the man of the match.  His try saving tackle at the death might have won him the award although he put in hard work all day, on attack and defence!

28 Feb 21:04


The Stormers remain top of the South African conference with their third win of the season.

They only took the lead in the 76th minute.

28 Feb 21:00



28 Feb 20:59
85' - Wave after wave of attacks by the Lions and eventually Mnisi knocks on.  What an incredible end to the game.  The Lions chose not to take a very easy penalty that would have tied the game up.
28 Feb 20:58
84' - Mnisi is over the line but De Allende's tackle forces him to lose the ball.  The Lions have another PENALTY and chose to run it again.  Incredible stuff.  
28 Feb 20:56
83' - PENALTY to the Lions as the Stormers go offside.  The Lions run it!!!
28 Feb 20:56
83' - 24 phases now... only 8 metres out.  Can the Lions score?
28 Feb 20:55
83' - The Lions are 15 metres out, 15 phases of play so far... incredible!
28 Feb 20:54
81' -  The Lions will not lie down, they have worked their way back into the Stormers 22m area, all the way from their own try line.
28 Feb 20:53
80' - An attempted drop kick by Van der Walt goes wide. The Stormers have to play the ball and they kick deep.
28 Feb 20:51
79' - The Lions have a lineout on the 22m line of the Stormers and they setup a maul.  
28 Feb 20:51
78' - The Stormers secure the kick-off and Coleman kicks directly into touch... The Lions have a sniff!
28 Feb 20:50

76' - TRY to the Stormers!  They finally take a lineout, followed by a monster maul. Kolisi crashes over from the back of the maul. Coleman converts. The Stormers lead for the first time tonight. 


28 Feb 20:48
75' - PENALTY to the Stormers.  Coleman will kick for the corner.  Interesting choice considering the state of the Stormers lineout.
28 Feb 20:47
74' - The Stormers win a free kick at the scrum, it seems a total lottery at the moment.
28 Feb 20:45
73' - The Stormers surge onto the attack but again the Lions have slowed the ball down at the ruck and the ref has ruled a scrum in their favour.
28 Feb 20:43
71' - The scrums are a shambles... every single one has had to be reset.  The Stormers have a scrum on halfway. Free kick to the Lions for early engagement.
28 Feb 20:42
69' - Combrinck just misses to the left, he easily had the distance.
28 Feb 20:41
68' - PENALTY to the Lions, this time the Stormers are penalised at scrum time.  Combrinck will have a kick at goal from around 59 metres. 
28 Feb 20:39
67' - De Allende wins a great turnover, the Stormers try to spread it wide quickly but Ntubeni knocks on.
28 Feb 20:37

65' - Catrakilis succeeds with a difficult kick at the limit of his range.


28 Feb 20:36
64' - PENALTY to the Stormers as the Lions are pinged for scrumming in again.  Catrakilis will have a shot at goal.
28 Feb 20:34
62' - Now the Stormers win a lineout, but it was a Lions throw in.  This is a very error strewn game.
28 Feb 20:33
61' - Ntubeni's first lineout throw is poached!  
28 Feb 20:33
60' - PENALTY to the Stormers as the Lions push in on the angle. The Lions has actually won a tighthead there, but the ref deems it was illegal. Catrakilis clears to the Lions 10m line.  
28 Feb 20:30
58' - The Lions knock on after a number of phases. First scrum since the front row changes, lets see how it goes!
28 Feb 20:29
57' - Catrakilis kicks straight into touch from just outside his 22m area.  The Lions will have the lineout.
28 Feb 20:27
55' - Some huge tackles flying in from both sides.  The Lions have possession on their own 10m line.
28 Feb 20:25
Both sets of front rows have been subbed at the same time.
28 Feb 20:24

52' - Jantjies has no problem with the distance!  Through the middle!


28 Feb 20:23
51' - PENALTY to the Lions, Botha is pinged for a body check.  Jantjies will attempt his longest kick of the night, from just on halfway.
28 Feb 20:21
49' - Excellent play between Rhodes and Groom sees the Stormers surge upfield, but the Lions turn the ball over again.  
28 Feb 20:20
48' - The Stormers lose another lineout, that is the fourth so far tonight.  The Lions clear down field to the halfway line.
28 Feb 20:18

45' - PENALTY to the Stormers as the Lions are caught offside. Catrakilis makes no mistake from straight in front.


28 Feb 20:16
44' - Kriel does brilliantly to steal the ball for the Lions, they have done well on the ground today. Jantjies clears.
28 Feb 20:15
43' - The Stormers take the ball through a number of phases as they enter the Lions 22m area. de Allende and Vermeulen prominent.
28 Feb 20:13

42' - Jantjies makes no mistake, a perfect start to the half for the home side.


28 Feb 20:13
41' - PENALTY to the Lions after they were straight onto the attack! Kolbe not releasing. Jantjies will look to extend their lead.
28 Feb 20:11


Catrakilis kicks off, the Stormers are playing from left to right.

28 Feb 20:09
Very difficult conditions to try and play attractive rugby in.  The Lions defence has been outstanding and they have the only try of the match.  The Stormers came back into the match as the half wore on.
28 Feb 19:59

40' - Jantjies makes no mistake and the Lions lead at half-time.


28 Feb 19:58
39' - PENALTY to the Lions as they fight back at scrum time!  Koch is penalised this time fro collapsing the scrum. Not easy going in these slippery conditions.  Jantjies will kick at goal.  This will take us to half-time.
28 Feb 19:56

38' - Again Catrakilis makes no mistake and the Stormers have worked their way back into the game.


28 Feb 19:55
37' - PENALTY to the Stormers after another big scrum with Koch putting pressure on his opposite number. Catrakilis will kick at goal once again. 
28 Feb 19:54
36' - The Stormers are back into the Lions half and have a scrum feed after de Klerk knocks on while trying to clear a ruck.  
28 Feb 19:53
The Lions have made 60 tackles already this half.
28 Feb 19:52

34' - Catrakilis eases the ball between the uprights.  


28 Feb 19:52
34' - PENALTY to the Stormers.  Jantjies has been blown up for obstruction after Kolbe kicked ahead and Jantjies blocked his path.  Catrakilis will kick at goal.
  • 80'

    The Lions take the ball through several phases inside the Stormers' 22! The ball comes out to Jaco van der Walt, who tries to land a drop goal but his effort is off target!

  • 80'

    The Lions are back inside the Stormers' 22! They take the ball through an incredible 25 phases and the visitors then go offside on defence. The Lions spread the ball wide and Howard Mnisi is in the clear but loses the ball after a great tackle from De Allende! The referee award the penalty to the hosts and they opt to run the ball again and after several more phases Mnisi, again, knocks on! That's the final act of the game and the visitors have sneaked in through the back door! The Lions are out on their feet but only have themselves to blame for kicking at goal to secure the draw.

  • 80'

    Lions 19 Stormers 22

  • 78'

    CONVERSION, STORMERS, COLEMAN! 19-22. Coleman holds his nerve and lands the two-pointer from close to the touchline!

  • 77'

    TRY, STORMERS, KOLISI! 19-20. The Stormers launch a drive from the line-out and when Siya Kolisi spots an opening, close to the try-line, he barges over to give his side the lead for the first time!

  • 76'

    The Lions are pinged for offside play on defence. Kurt Coleman kicks for touch and puts the ball out deep inside the Lions' 22.

  • 73'

    The Lions are awarded a tap penalty when the Stormers push early at a scrum, close to the halfway mark. Jantjies launches an up-and-under which Vermeulen gathers brilliantly despite the attentions of several chasers!

  • 70'

    The Stormers' front row is pinged for illegal scrummaging on the Lions' 10-metre line. Combrinck steps up to take a shot at goal! There's no problem with the distance but it's off target.

  • 67'

    PENALTY, STORMERS, CATRAKILIS! 19-15. Catrakilis lands a kick from close to 50 metres on the angle! This after Dreyer is pinged a gain for illegal scrummaging.

  • 64'

    Catrakilis launches a bomb and Sampie does well initially, to gather despite great pressure from several chasers. He then goes to ground but knocks on in the process.

  • 62'

    Ruan Dreyer is penalised for illegal scrummaging. Catrakilis puts the penalty out on the Lions' 10-metre line.

  • 59'

    The Lions take the ball through the phases, close to the Stormers' 22 but lose possession when Armand van der Merwe knocks on.

  • 57'

    Kolbe gathers a kick from Jantjies inside his 22 and puts the ball out five metres from the Lions' 10-metre line.

  • 55'

    Kriel breaks from the back of a line-out and beats a couple of defenders but is stopped in his tracks by Catrakilis.

  • 52'

    PENALTY, LIONS, JANTJIES. 19-12. Jantjies lands a monster kick, from about 48 metres out, after Ruan Botha is pinged for a shoulder charge on Andries Coetzee.

  • 49'

    The Stormers lose line-out possession, on their own throw, inside the Lions' 22. The Lions regather and recycle quickly and the ball comes out to Combrinck. He kicks for touch and puts the ball out close to the halfway line.

  • 47'

    PENALTY, STORMERS, CATRAKILIS! 16-12. Catrakilis makes no mistake from the kicking tee, after Mapoe strays offside on defence.

  • 45'

    The Stormers string eight phases together and are soon inside the Lions' 22. They lose possession, however, when Jaco Kriel wins a crucial turnover!

  • 42'

    PENALTY, LIONS, JANTJIES. 16-9. Jantjies starts the second half the way he finished off the opening period, with another penalty after Cheslin Kolbe holds onto the ball on the ground.

  • 41'

    Catrakilis gets the second half started. His kick is gathered by Ruan Combrinck who takes the ball into contact inside his 22.

  • 40'

    PENALTY, LIONS, JANTJIES. 13-9. Jantjies slots his second three-pointer, on the stroke of half-time, after Koch is pinged for illegal scrummaging. That's the final act of the half and the sides head into the sheds. There's still plenty to play for but the Lions will welcome that late score as they went off the boil during the latter part of the half. The Stormers have fought back well and this game is still far from being decided.

  • 40'

    Lions 13 Stormers 9

  • 39'

    PENALTY, STORMERS, CATRAKILIS! 10-9. Catrakilis makes it a one-point game, with another well-taken place kick, after the Lions pack are blown up for illegal scrummaging.

  • 35'

    PENALTY, STORMERS, CATRAKILIS! 10-6. Catrakilis adds another three-pointer after Jantjies is penalised for obstructive running.

  • 32'

    The Lions attack close to the Stormers' 22 but lose possession when Mapoe knocks on. The Stormers spread the ball wide to their backs and De Allende kicks upfield. Faf de Klerk drops back and gathers close to his try-line before putting the ball into touch on his 10-metre line.

  • 30'

    PENALTY, STORMERS, CATRAKILIS! 10-3. The Stormers eventually opt to kick at posts, when one of the Lions, goes offside on defence, and Demetri Catrakilis adds the three-pointer!

  • 29'

    The Stormers are still camped deep inside the Lions' 22 but they can't breach the home side's defence!

  • 26'

    TRY, STORMERS, GROOM! 10-5. The Stormers attack from a scrum on the five-metre line and De Allende and Duane Vermeulen are both stopped just short! Nic Groom then has a dart and crashes over but after checking with the TMO, referee Andrew Lees rules that he too was short!

  • 24'

    The Stormers are hammering away at the Lions' try-line and Carr, Damian de Allende and De Jongh are all prominent with ball in hand! The ball is recycled and Steven Kitshoff has a crack at the line but is held up by Robbie Coetzee and Tecklenburg.

  • 23'

    The Stormers take the ball through several phases and are soon close to the Lions' 22. Juan de Jongh carries well but goes to ground after a big hit from Lionel Mapoe.

  • 20'

    The Lions try to attack close to their 10-metre line but lose possession when Schalk van der Merwe knocks on.

  • 18'

    CONVERSION, LIONS, JANTJIES. 10-0. Jantjies adds the extras to extend the home side's lead.

  • 17'

    TRY, LIONS, TECKLENBURG! 8-0. The Lions rumble it up with their forwards and are soon inside the Stormers' 22. Warwick Tecklenburg spots a gap at a ruck and barges over from close quarters!

  • 16'

    Leyds is pinged for not releasing the ball on the ground. Jantjies kicks for touch and puts the ball out inside the Stormers' 22.

  • 13'

    The Stormers take the ball through the phases, just outside the Lions' 22 but lose possession when Carr knocks on.

  • 10'

    The Lions are awarded a tap penalty when the Stormers engage too early at a scrum. Warren Whiteley plays quickly and charges into Catrakilis!

  • 8'

    Vincent Koch is penalised for illegal scrummaging. Jantjies puts the resulting penalty into touch close to the Stormers' 10-metre line.

  • 5'

    PENALTY, LIONS, JANTJIES. 3-0. Elton Jantjies opens the scoring with a well-struck penalty, after Michael Rhodes is pinged for a ruck infringement.

  • 3'

    Ruan Botha fails to gather the ball at the line-out and Franco Mostert pounces on the loose ball before setting off on a blistering run! He is eventually brought to ground by Nizaam Carr.

  • 1'

    And we're off! Elton Jantjies gets the game underway. His kick is gathered by Dillyn Leyds who goes to ground inside his 22. The Stormers are immediately awarded a penalty when Harold Vorster plays the ball on the ground. Demetri Catrakilis puts the resulting penalty out on his 10-metre line.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this Super Rugby hit out between two South African adversaries, our hosts the Lions and the Stormers. Don't go away! We'll be back soon with team news.

  • 0'

    Lions boss ohan Ackermann has made some changes to his starting line-up. In the forwards, Schalk van der Merwe, Robbie Coetzee and Julian Redelinghuys all start while Jaco Kriel returns from his minor groin injury at flank. Meanwhile, in the backline, Faf de Klerk has been named at scrum-half with Elton Jantjies partnering with him at fly-half with Marnitz Boshoff dropping out of the matchday squad. Sampie Mastriet will play his first Super Rugby game for the Lions as he runs out at left wing while Harold Vorster will also celebrate his first Super Rugby start at centre. Most notably on the bench, Jaco van der Walt has been called up to cover the fly-half position. He too will make his Super Rugby debut should he run on.

  • 0'

    Forwards Bongi Mbonambi and Nizaam Carr have been named in the Stormers starting XV for this match. Mbonambi will make his first start for the Stormers in a rotational change at hooker, with Scarra Ntubeni reverting to the bench, whilst Springbok loose forward Carr comes in for the injured Rynhardt Elstadt in the number six jersey. In other team news, meanwhile, Springbok tighthead prop Frans Malherbe has been named on the bench following his recovery from a long-term leg injury and fit-again Argentine lock Manuel Carizza is back in the selection mix too after nursing a shoulder injury.

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Lions Stormers
  • 1 Tries 1
    • 16' Warwick Tecklenburg
    • 75' Siya Kolisi
  • 1 Conversions 1
    • 17' Elton Jantjies
    • 77' Kurt Coleman
  • 4 Penalties 5
    • 4' Elton Jantjies
    • 40' Elton Jantjies
    • 41' Elton Jantjies
    • 52' Elton Jantjies
    • 29' Demetri Catrakilis
    • 34' Demetri Catrakilis
    • 37' Demetri Catrakilis
    • 46' Demetri Catrakilis
    • 65' Demetri Catrakilis
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Schalk van der Merwe
  • Robbie Coetzee
  • Julian Redelinghuys
  • Franco Mostert
  • Martin Muller
  • Jaco Kriel
  • Warwick Tecklenburg
  • Warren Whiteley
  • Francois de Klerk
  • Elton Jantjies
  • Sampie Mastriet
  • Harold Vorster
  • Lionel Mapoe
  • Ruan Combrinck
  • Andries Coetzee
  • 1
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  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Steven Kitshoff
  • Mbongeni Mbonami
  • Vincent Koch
  • Jurie van Vuuren
  • Ruan Botha
  • Nizaam Carr
  • Michael Rhodes
  • Duane Vermeulen
  • Nick Groom
  • Demetri Catrakilis
  • Dillyn Leyds
  • Damian de Allende
  • Juan De Jongh
  • John-Ben Kotze
  • Cheslin Kolbe
  • Armand van der Merwe
  • Corne Fourie
  • Ruan Dreyer
  • Robert Kruger
  • Derick Minnie
  • Ross Cronje
  • Jaco van der Walt
  • Howard Mnisi
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Siyabonga Ntubeni
  • Oliver Kebble
  • Frans Malherbe
  • Manuel Carizza
  • Siya Kolisi
  • Louis Schreuder
  • Kurt Coleman
  • Huw Jones

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