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As it happened: Stormers v Sharks

2014-07-12 18:55
Last Updated at 23:30

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Metres run: Stormers 355-270 Sharks
Carries: Stormers 110-53 Sharks
Defenders beaten: Stormers 16-6 Sharks
Clean breaks: Stormers 1-2 Sharks
Tackles made: Stormers 53-104 Sharks
Tackles missed: Stormers 6-16 Sharks
Turnovers won: Stormers 5-7 Sharks
Kicks in play: Stormers 32-38 Sharks
Rucks won: Stormers 79-35 Sharks
Rucks lost: Stormers 5-3 Sharks
Mauls won: Stormers 6-2 Sharks
Lineouts won: Stormers 17-14 Sharks
Lineouts lost: Stormers 2-4 Sharks
Scrums won: Stormers 7-6 Sharks
Scrums lost: Stormers 0-0 Sharks
Penalties conceded: Stormers 13-13 Sharks


Sharks flank Marcell Coetzee played a stellar game... (Gallo Images)

Thanks for tuning in!

The Sharks did not do enough to finish in the Top 2. They finish 3rd on the overall log and will play a playoff game against the Highlanders in Durban next week.

The Sharks were also officially crowned as South African Conference winners!

FULL-TIME: Stormers 10-34 Sharks

The Sharks have won this game with 34% ball!

Terrific defence from the Durbanites. This win will stand them in good stead for the playoffs!

80'- TRY to the Sharks!

Replacement scrumhalf Ungerer pounces on yet another dropped Stormers ball and sprints 50m to score in the corner.

Zeilinga attempts a quick drop conversion, but misses as the hooter sounds.

79'- One last Stormers scrum just inside the Sharks half. They're unlikely to score...

77'- Sharks subs: Ungerer on for McLeod and Zeilinga on for Steyn.

76'- CONVERSION by Steyn.

Stormers 10-29 Sharks

75'- Try to the Sharks!

Sibusiso Sithole scores a brilliant try under the posts. It started from a lineout on halfway, before Chavhanga broke through after taking an inside pass and then off-loading to Sithole.

74'- Stormers running out of ideas as Schreuder kicks possession away inside Sharks territory...

73' -Sharks sub: Cooper on at hooker for Bismarck du Plessis.

71'- Stormers subs: Schreuder on at scrumhalf for Groom and Senatla on for Taute.

70'- 44% of the game in the second half has been played inside the Sharks 22m area. And no points conceded!


The day is not far off that a ref is going to say to Bismarck. "I've had enough of you, off you go!" - Dan Retief

69'- Simply no way through for the Stormers. They've had 67% possession, but the Sharks are now into the "finals rugby" mood.

66'- Sharks sub: Herbst on at prop for Du Toit

66'- Relentless Stormers attack on the Sharks line now, but the visitors are holding firm. They're defending now like they did against the Crusaders in Christchurch earlier this year.

64'- Stormers sub: Carizza on for Botha

63'- Sharks sub: Deysel on for Kankowski

63' - Oh wait, Jaco Peyper says he differs. He penalises Burger for leading with the shoulder. Not sure I agree with that...

63'- Yet another Sharks turnover close to their own line. Marcell Coetzee has been immense here tonight!

The Stormers are getting frustrated and the referee wants to check for foul play. But it appears nothing more than hand-bags... The TMO agrees with me.

60'- The Stormers are trying hard to get points, but the Sharks defence seems to strong. The Stormers are not a side renowned for chasing games in any case...

57'- And then a penalty from the subsequent scrum relieves pressure on the Sharks...

56'- Outstanding defence from the third driving maul by the Stormers forces a turnover...

56'- Back-to-back penalties after the Sharks twice collapse a Stormers driving maul. Official warning to the Sharks.

54'- Sharks sub: Lourens Adriaanse on for Jannie du Plessis.

54'- A brilliant touch-finder from Grant gives the Stormers an attacking lineout inside the Sharks 22...


JP Pietersen came off second best after a clash of heads with Duane Vermeulen... (Gallo Images)

48'- An error from Chavhanga, who kicks out directly into touch to give the Stormers a lineout in Sharks territory. Chavhanga is still on for Pietersen, who left the field after a clash of heads with Vermeulen.

45'- Also good to see that referee Jaco Peyper has given Jannie du Plessis a warning for his constant back-chatting...

44'- Stormers sub: Grant on for Coleman. Last game for Grant, who's off to France.

44'- PENALTY slotted by Steyn.

Stormers 10-22 Sharks

43'- A Sharks penalty after the Stormers infringe at a driving maul... Steyn to line up.

42'- Good work from Sharks fullback SP Marais. First he successfully catches his own high ball, then a clever chip in behind the Stormers defence puts the hosts under pressure.

40'- Immediately a penalty for the Sharks as a Stormers tackler fails to roll away...

20:10 - Coleman starts proceedings in the second half.

20:09 - Welcome back for the second half! Siya Kolisi has replaced Duane Vermeulen for the Stormers.

In-studio SuperSport commentator Nick Mallett says Bismarck du Plessis had no business complaining to the referee about the the Stormers scored in the first half. He wanted referee Jaco Peyper to consult the TMO.

"He can be lucky it wasn't referred because he comes in from the side and would probably have received a yellow card for that," says Mallett.


Metres run: Stormers 163-84 Sharks
Carries: Stormers 49-30 Sharks
Defenders beaten: Stormers 3-3 Sharks
Clean breaks: Stormers 0-0 Sharks
Tackles made: Stormers 32-44 Sharks
Tackles missed: Stormers 3-3 Sharks
Turnovers won: Stormers 3-4 Sharks
Kicks in play: Stormers 14-17 Sharks
Rucks won: Stormers 33-21 Sharks
Rucks lost: Stormers 2-1 Sharks
Mauls won: Stormers 2-1 Sharks
Lineouts won: Stormers 7-7 Sharks
Lineouts lost: Stormers 0-0 Sharks
Scrums won: Stormers 3-2 Sharks
Scrums lost: Stormers 0-0 Sharks
Penalties conceded: Stormers 7-5 Sharks

HALF-TIME: Stormers 10-19 Sharks

40'- Coleman pulls his penalty attempt to the left.

39'- A penalty in range for the Stormers after Jannie du Plessis is caught off-side advancing in front of a kick by McLeod...

38'- CONVERSION by Steyn.

Stormers 10-19 Sharks

37'- TRY to the Sharks!

Paul Jordaan scores for the Sharks after a brilliant bit of opportunism from McLeod, who harassed Groom at the back of the scrum. Groom kicked it back to his flyhalf under pressure before the Sharks kicked ahead for Jordaan to chase, which he duly did. The TMO ruled the grounding was fine.

36'- Error by the Sharks as Steyn kicks the ensuing kick-off directly into touch...

35'- That penalty takes Coleman over 50 points for the season in his 9th game.

35'- PENALTY slotted by Coleman.

Stormers 10-12 Sharks

34'- A Stormers penalty in range as the Sharks are caught off side. Coleman to line up in the middle of the field, about 25m out.


Sharks scrumhalf Charl McLeod feeds his backline... (Gallo Images)

28'- Steyn slots the long-range PENALTY.

Stormers 7-12 Sharks

27'- Another Sharks penalty in range when Rhodes takes Lewies out in the air at a lineout. Official warning now for the Stormers. Too many infringements.

25'- Willem Alberts is now back from the sin-bin.

25'- PENALTY slotted by Steyn.

Stormers 7-9 Sharks

24'- A Sharks penalty just inside the Stormers half when Coleman is isolated and holds on too long. Good work on the ground from McLeod.

21'- PENALTY slotted by Steyn.

Stormers 7-6 Sharks

20'- Sharks penalty right in front of the uprights as the Stormers are caught off-side...

18'- Not surprisingly, Duane Vermeulen is easily back to his feet.

18'- Pietersen is off for a concussion test. Tonderai Chavhanga replaces him.

18'- Ouch! JP Pietersen is knocked down after clashing heads with Duane Vermeulen at the ensuing kick-off. The referee immediately halts play...

17'- It has to be noted that it was strange that Peyper did not consult the TMO. It didn't seem a clear try.

17'- CONVERSION by Coleman.

Stormers 7-3

15'- TRY to the Stormers!

Nizaam Carr goes over for the Stormers after a dominant driving maul following a lineout.

The decision was not referred upstairs, much to the dismay of Sharks skipper Bismarck du Plessis...


Willem Alberts is sent off for 10 minutes for cynically kicking the ball away after a Stormers penalty. Stupid...

12'- A kickable penalty for the Stormers after the Sharks fail to roll away on the ground. The Stormers opt for a lineout... strange decision. It would have been a tough kick, but certainly not out of Coleman's range...

10'- The Stormers scrum putting some early pressure on the Sharks here...


Schalk Burger had a very good point .. that type of clean out happens all the time with no sanction selectiveapplication - Jonathan Kaplan


However, there's a TMO call for Tiaan Liebenberg coming in at the ruck, without arms and in from the side.

The penalty is turned around!

Stormers captain Schalk Burger is not happy with referee Jaco Peyper...

6' - Easy kickable penalty for the Stormers after Marcell Coetzee is caught coming in from the side...


The Sharks' biggest win over the Stormers at Newlands was a 36-10 massacre in 2007. They're aiming for even more tonight...

4'- PENALTY slotted by Steyn.

Stormers 0-3 Sharks

3'- Another kickable penalty in range for the Sharks. It's in front, about 35m out again...

1'- Steyn's penalty attempt is away to the left...

1' - A kickable penalty to the Sharks following a Stormers indiscretion at lineout time. Frans Steyn will line up from about 35m out, 20m in field...

19:10 - And we're under way here at Newlands. Frans Steyn gets the game started!

19:09 - The Sharks get a frosty reception on a chilly winter's evening at Newlands!


Scrumhalf Cobus Reinach has pulled out injured. He is replaced by Charl McLeod in the starting team, with Stefan Ungerer coming in on the bench.

After the Crusaders' 34-8 bonus point win over the Highlanders earlier today, it will take a Herculean effort by the Sharks to deny the Crusaders second spot on the log.

The Sharks need to beat the Stormers by a 35-point margin and pick up a bonus point if they are to sneak into second place.

That won't happen. Jake White's men must just focus on getting the win to go into their playoff game next week with some confidence. That game would be against the Highlanders.


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15. Jaco Taute, 14. Gio Aplon, 13. Sailosi Tagicakibau, 12. Juan de Jongh, 11. Cheslin Kolbe, 10. Kurt Coleman, 9. Nic Groom, 8. Duane Vermeulen, 7. Schalk Burger (captain), 6. Nizaam Carr, 5. Ruan Botha, 4. Michael Rhodes, 3. Pat Cilliers, 2. Tiaan Liebenberg, 1. Alistair Vermaak

Substitutes: 16. Stephan Coetzee, 17. Sti Sithole, 18. Martin Dreyer, 19. Manuel Carizza, 20. Siya Kolisi, 21. Louis Schreuder, 22. Peter Grant, 23. Seabelo Senatla


15. SP Marais, 14. S’bura Sithole, 13. JP Pietersen, 12. Paul Jordaan, 11. Lwazi Mvovo, 10. Francois Steyn, 9. Charl McLeod, 8. Ryan Kankowski, 7. Willem Alberts, 6. Marcell Coetzee, 5. Stephan Lewies, 4. Anton Bresler, 3. Jannie du Plessis, 2. Bismarck du Plessis (captain), 1. Thomas du Toit

Substitutes: 16. Kyle Cooper, 17. Wiehahn Herbst, 18. Lourens Adriaanse, 19. Etienne Oosthuizen, 20. Jean Deysel, 21. Stefan Ungerer, 22. Fred Zeilinga, 23. Tonderai Chavhanga

Welcome to Sport24's LIVE scoring and interactive commentary on today's Super Rugby match between the Stormers and Sharks in Cape Town!

  • 80'

    TRY, SHARKS, UNGERER! 10-34: What a way to round it off for the Sharks, as the replacement scrum-half scampers away for the Sharks third try!

  • 80'

    That'll be the final score of the match as Zeilinga's conversion goes short. The Sharks finish with 24 points over the rivals, but they needed 11 more to take second spot. Instead they will host the Highlanders next weekend at home.

  • 80'


  • 78'

    Brilliance from the Sharks as Alberts steals the lineout before Zeilinga's chip is well gathered by Jordaan. Stormers though turn the ball over and recover.

  • 76'

    TRY, SHARKS, SITHOLE! 10-29: Breakaway try for the Sharks. Off the lineout the inside ball from Jordaan to Chavanga works perfectly as Sithole speeds away for the score. Steyn converts.

  • 75'

    Sharks clear but the Stormers are still in control of the ball and territory here. Wild there from Burger but instead we have an offside penalty, Steyn quickly firing it into touch.

  • 73'

    Senatla on for Taute as the Sharks now enjoy some possession in the opposition half. Turned over and Senatla puts in a long kick over the top to pin the Sharks back into their 22. Good steal by Burger.

  • 70'

    Sharks defence again holds firm as Aplon tries to make the space out wide, but to no avail. Tough going for the home side who keep plugging away.

  • 68'

    Bismarck does well to keep the Stormers out but the home side keep battering away. Just short of the line, using the forwards. Pass from Taute then just goes forward, chance to relieve the pressure. Good defence.

  • 66'

    Fine break by Groom, supported by Carizza, before Taute pins a kick into the corner. Good pressure from the Stormers.

  • 65'

    Burger is the man penalised for a shoulder charge at the ruck, so the Sharks can clear.

  • 64'

    Major scrap on the floor under the Sharks posts as both sides wade in! This might take a while to sort out...

  • 62'

    McLeod applies illegal pressure at the base of the scrum this time, winning the Stormers a penalty. Into the corner they go.

  • 59'

    Stormers engage early at the scrum for the second time, so it's a Sharks penalty. Kicked to touch, long lineout and then the pass from Coetzee goes forward. Stormers scrum.

  • 57'

    Very good counter maul from the Sharks wins them a scrum. That's great work.

  • 55'

    Taken by Rhodes, maul down just short. Stormers go wide, but Groom is disrupted. Back for yet another penalty as Grant kicks into the corner.

  • 54'

    Stormers gaining momentum here as they win another penalty and kick to touch. Maul set up and yet another advantage played in their favour, Sharks feeling the heat. Stormers lineout five metres out...

  • 52'

    Steyn's high kick is caught by Kolbe with great bravery, before the Stormers win a ruck penalty.

  • 50'

    Nothing coming for the Stormers as the errors start to mount up by both teams. Stormers penalty this time against Bismarck for a ruck offence. Poor execution all round - who can rise above it?

  • 48'

    Territory battle continues as Grant comes on for a final Stormers appearance. Chavanga's mishit eventually ends the passage of play to give the Stormers a handy lineout 30m out.

  • 47'

    Good driving maul from the Stormers but the ball is then lost forward in the contact by de Jongh. Sharks scrum.

  • 45'

    PENALTY, SHARKS, STEYN! 10-22: Success again for Steyn off the tee as the Sharks move further ahead.

  • 44'

    Sharks back on the attack and trying to squeeze the Stormers with a kick to the corner. Lineout stutters but the ball is recovered for Coleman to clear. Sharks again attack and that's a penalty against Vermaak in at the side. Steyn kicking.

  • 42'

    Penalty immediately to the Sharks and Steyn clears long. Lineout won as Alberts of all people wastefully kicks the ball away. Coleman kicks long.

  • 40'

    Chance for Coleman to add three more onto the board for the Stormers, but he can't convert. Sharks then lead by 9 and need another 26 points to get that second spot, but it seems very unlikely. Big second half coming up in Cape Town.

  • 40'


  • 40'

    Both teams out for the second half, as Kolisi replaces Vermeulen. Coleman restarts.

  • 38'

    TRY, SHARKS, JORDAAN! 10-19: Big boost for the Sharks as they score an opportunist try. Pressure from McLeod at the back of the scrum and he hacks on, Jordaan winning the race to touch down. Steyn converts for a nine-point lead.

  • 35'

    PENALTY, STORMERS, COLEMAN! 10-12: Easy does it from the youngster, the Stormers not letting the Sharks run away with this.

  • 33'

    Thundering carry from Botha into the Sharks half, advantage to the hosts. Offside the call. Coleman going for the posts.

  • 31'

    Scrum for the Stormers at midfield in the Sharks half. It's a mess but Vermeulen escapes with the ball, Stormers going backwards as de Jongh kicks ahead. Stormers over the ball to win it back, before Marais steals and clears. Taute slips as he kicks but clears the second time round. Cagey.

  • 29'

    PENALTY, SHARKS, STEYN! 7-12: Stormers penalty count is rising, Rhodes the latest to infringe this time at the lineout. Can Steyn land another kick? Of course he can. Fine strike.

  • 27'

    Nice blindside attack from the Stormers but Groom can't find Kolbe. Quick lineout and Marais kicks deep forcing Aplon to clear to touch.

  • 25'

    PENALTY, SHARKS, STEYN! 7-9: Visitors back into the lead as McLeod does well to win the penalty at the breakdown. Steyn lands the kick.

  • 23'

    PENALTY, SHARKS, STEYN! 7-6: Stormers defence this time infringes and Steyn slots his second penalty. Sharks behind by one.

  • 21'

    Sharks driven out into touch by more excellent Stormers defence, Carr prominent that time. Lineout won by the hosts and Coleman gets the ball away up to the 22.

  • 19'

    Pietersen stretchered off, unclear whether for concussion testing or not but he was flat out on the grass. Play continues with the Sharks attacking.

  • 18'

    Play instantly stopped after a clash between Pietersen and Vermeulen. Medics straight on, massive head clash between Vermeulen and Pietersen.

  • 17'

    TRY, STORMERS, CARR! 7-3: Bismarck is furious and he might have a case. Carr alleged to have scored but it's hard to tell from the replays. Case closed though as the try is awarded. Coleman converts.

  • 16'

    YELLOW CARD, SHARKS, ALBERTS! Another advantage for the Stormers as their maul is stopped just short of the line. Sharp blast of the whistle and this could be trouble... it is! Alberts is sent to the bin.

  • 14'

    Good run by Tagicakibau sets up the penalty for the Stormers, Coleman showing intent by going into the corner. Stormers eager to play here rather than go for points.

  • 12'

    Penalty Stormers, Coleman finding touch. Sharks not able to control this game so far.

  • 10'

    Stormers scrum as the Sharks maul goes nowhere, Liebenberg stepping up there for another key play. Ball lost in the tackle by de Jongh, Sharks scrum.

  • 8'

    Sharks penalty as the call is reversed following Burger's hit on Bismarck. Lineout won by Coetzee but the Sharks are backtracking under pressure. Kicks from both sides to growing boos from the crowd until Coleman finds touch.

  • 6'

    Monster clearance from Steyn but the Stormers are well positioned here. Rhodes takes the lineout, Aplon breaking the line up to the 22. Advantage played and we come back for the penalty. Bismarck receiving treatment.

  • 4'

    PENALTY, SHARKS, STEYN! 0-3: Another Sharks penalty and Steyn again goes for the posts. Good work from Bismarck at the ruck. Steyn makes no mistake this time.

  • 3'

    Penalty Sharks, with Steyn going for the posts. He misses, every point is vital for the Sharks tonight.

  • 2'

    Pressure on Coleman but the fly-half gets the ball away. First lineout for the Sharks.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our coverage of this Super Rugby Round 19 clash between the Stormers and the Sharks.

  • 0'

    The continued absence of Pat Lambie sees Frans Steyn shift back to fly-half for the Sharks in the place of Tim Swiel following last week's loss to the Cheetahs. Fred Zeilinga has been named as back-up off the bench. Paul Jordaan returns from injury to a shuffled midfield, starting at 12 as S'bura Sithole and JP Pietersen swap places with the latter at outside centre. Ryan Kankowski is back at number eight after withdrawing from last week's game with a groin strain. White has bolstered the starting line-up with three Boks who played off the bench last week, Willem Alberts on the flank and the Du Plessis brothers in the front row.

  • 0'

    The only change to the Stormers run-on side that beat the Bulls 16-0 last weekend sees Springbok Tiaan Liebenberg take over the number two jersey from the injured Deon Fourie. Fourie has not recovered from the hamstring injury which forced him off the field against the Bulls and his unavailability sees young Stephan Coetzee come on to the bench as replacement hooker.

  • 0'

    Busy crowd on a chilly evening at Newlands as Bismarck leads out the Sharks. What a mountain ahead of them now.

  • 0'

    Time to get underway as both sides take the field. Steyn will start the proceedings.

Jump to

Stormers Sharks
  • 1 Tries 3
    • 15' Nizaam Carr
    • 37' Paul Jordaan
    • 75' Sibusiso Sithole
    • 80' Stefan Ungerer
  • 1 Conversions 2
    • 17' Kurt Coleman
    • 38' Francois Steyn
    • 76' Francois Steyn
  • 1 Penalties 5
    • 35' Kurt Coleman
    • 4' Francois Steyn
    • 21' Francois Steyn
    • 25' Francois Steyn
    • 28' Francois Steyn
    • 44' Francois Steyn
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 1
    • 14' Willem Alberts
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Alistair Vermaak
  • Tiaan Liebenberg
  • Patrick Cilliers
  • Michael Rhodes
  • Ruan Botha
  • Nizaam Carr
  • Schalk Burger
  • Duane Vermeulen
  • Nick Groom
  • Kurt Coleman
  • Cheslin Kolbe
  • Juan De Jongh
  • Sailosi Tagicakibau
  • Gio Aplon
  • Jaco Taute
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  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Thomas du Toit
  • Bismarck Du Plessis
  • Jannie du Plessis
  • Anton Bresler
  • Stephan Lewies
  • Marcell Coetzee
  • Willem Alberts
  • Ryan Kankowski
  • Charl McLeod
  • Francois Steyn
  • Lwazi Mvovo
  • Paul Jordaan
  • J.P Pietersen
  • Sibusiso Sithole
  • SP Marais
  • Stephan Coetzee
  • Sithembiso Sithole
  • Martin Dreyer
  • Manuel Carizza
  • Siya Kolisi
  • Louis Schreuder
  • Peter Grant
  • Seabelo Senatla
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  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Kyle Cooper
  • Wiehahn Herbst
  • Lourens Adriaanse
  • Ettienne Oosthuizen
  • Jean Deysel
  • Stefan Ungerer
  • Fred Zeilinga
  • Tonderai Chavhanga

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