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As it happened: Stormers 29-13 Sharks

2015-03-07 21:00
Last Updated at 07:45
07 Mar 21:13
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07 Mar 21:12
The Stormers top the South African conference as well as the Super Rugby log having won four out four so far this season. 
07 Mar 21:08
Duane Vermeulen says that after last week the Stormers focussed on their rucks in training during the week. He is very happy with the scrums, but still some more work to do with their lineout play. 
07 Mar 21:06
Bismarck du Plessis says the Sharks dominated in the collisions but they were not happy with their first phase.
07 Mar 21:04


Steven Kitshoff is awarded the man of the match award.  It could have gone to anyone in the front row.

07 Mar 21:01



A very impressive second half from the Stormers, they came out and dominated possession.  There will be some debate about the penalty try.  

The Stormers scrum was dominant throughout the match and a huge part in setting up an attacking platform throughout the game.

07 Mar 20:59

80'- The Stormers have a defensive scrum feed, the hooter sounds and Coleman kicks the ball out.

07 Mar 20:56
No try, Schreuder was in front of Kolbe who kicked ahead and then he took part in play in the lead up the try.
07 Mar 20:55
77'- De Jongh is over the tryline, but Peyper has gone upstairs to check something.
07 Mar 20:53
76' - Another massive scrum by the Stormers forces Kankowski to knock on.  Their scrum has been a revelation this year.
07 Mar 20:49

73' - PENALTY to the Stormers for the Steyn late tackle. Coleman converts.


07 Mar 20:48
72' - YELLOW CARD to Frans Steyn for a late tackle.  He claps sarcastically as he leaves the field, the crowd boo.
07 Mar 20:47
71' - PENALTY to the Stomers as the Sharks backline are offside. Coleman kicks to touch, but not out. The Sharks find touch on the half way line.
07 Mar 20:43

66' - PENALTY TRY to the Stormers!  De Allende make a charge down as the Sharks try to clear.  Ndungane collects but is caught behind his own try line. He loses the ball and Reinach collects the ball in an offside position, which prevented Leyds from falling on the ball for a try.  There will be some debate about this one for sure. Coleman converts.


07 Mar 20:40
Stormers substitution.  Coleman replaces Catrakilis.
07 Mar 20:39

64' - PENALTY to Sharks, this for a high tackle Kotze on Marais. Lambie converts easily.


07 Mar 20:37
61' - Kolbe beat two defenders with some incredible stepping from a standing start. The Stormers let themselves down by knocking one. Attacking scrum to the Sharks on the Stormers 22m line. 
07 Mar 20:35
59' - PENALTY to the Stormers.  Another scrum penalty against Du Toit this time. Catrakilis misses touch and SP Marais returns the ball back into Stormers territory.
07 Mar 20:33
58' - Scrum feed for the Stormers on the halfway line.
07 Mar 20:33
Attendance at Newland today, 40 232.
07 Mar 20:31
56' - Reinach clears from the base of the scrum, but not very far. The Stormers have a lineout but give away a lineout as someone joins after the lineout formed. Free kick to the Sharks. 
07 Mar 20:30
55' - The Stormers take it through a number of phases, but then knock on. Some respite for the Sharks, the Stormers have not given them a sniff so far this half.
07 Mar 20:28
53' - PENALTY to the Stormers as Reinach is a little eager and goes offside. Catrakilis sets up a lineout in the Sharks 22m area.
07 Mar 20:27
Stormers substitution.  Burger replaces Kolisi. A huge roar greets his introduction.
07 Mar 20:26
52' - De Allende monsters Lambie in the tackle and drives him back five metres. The Sharks knock on.
07 Mar 20:25
Sharks substitution. Mtyanda is replaced by Wentzel. He seems to have done a hammy.
07 Mar 20:24
51' - Scrum to the Sharks after the Stormers lose the ball forward at the back of a lineout. Sloppy.
07 Mar 20:22

49' - PENALTY to the Stormers for an early tackle on de Jongh by Pietersen. Catrakilis converts.


07 Mar 20:20
48' - Leyds steps beautifully, the Stormers are 8m out from the Sharks line.
07 Mar 20:20
47' - PENALTY to the Stormers. Stevens transgresses at a lineout. Catrakilis finds touch on the Sharks 22m line.
07 Mar 20:18
Sharks substitution. Alberts is replaced by Bothma.
07 Mar 20:17
Stormers substitution.  Kleyn replaces Etzebeth.
07 Mar 20:16

44' - PENALTY to the Stormers as the Sharks infringe in that scrum. Catrakilis converts. 


07 Mar 20:15
42'- Scrum to the Stormers after the Sharks knock-on, only 10m out.
07 Mar 20:15
42'- Scrum to the Stormers after the Sharks knock-on, only 10m out.
07 Mar 20:13
41'- Kolbe breaks near a ruck, caught from behind by Reinach. The Stormers 12m out from the Sharks line.
07 Mar 20:12


Catrakilis kicks off, the Stormers attacking from right to left.

07 Mar 20:04
Three tightheads to the Stormers, although the Sharks seemed to correct their scrum problems towards the end of the half. 
07 Mar 20:00


A great first half of rugby at Newlands, both teams willing to attack at every opportunity.  

STORMERS 13 - 10

07 Mar 19:59

We are going upstairs just to check a tackle on Kolbe.  The hooter has gone. Nothing in it at all.

07 Mar 19:57

39' - Catrakilis makes no mistake with his attempt at goal. The Stormers lead.


07 Mar 19:56
38' - PENALTY to the Sharks as they infringe at the ruck again. Catrakilis will kick at goal.
07 Mar 19:55
37' - De Allende takes it up for the Stormers, through the tackle of Lambie and a few other Sharks.  The Stormers onto the attack now, well inside the Sharks half. 
07 Mar 19:53
35'- Lambie probes a half gap but is scythed down by the Stormers defence. The Sharks knock on and the Stormers now have another defensive scrum.
07 Mar 19:53
34' - Big scrum from the Sharks, forces a knock-on as the Stormers were going backwards at a rate! They have an attacking scrum in the Stormers 22m area.
07 Mar 19:51

32' - PENALTY to the Stormers after Du Plessis infringes at a ruck. Catrakilis makes no mistake.  We are level at Newlands.


  • 80'

    From a scrum close to the Stormers' 22, the ball comes out to Coleman who boots it into touch. The final whistle goes and the Stormers are victorious! They certainly deserve that win as they were in control for most of the second half. The Sharks were competitive during the opening period but went off the boil after the break.

  • 80'

    Stormers 29 Sharks 13

  • 78'

    The Stormers attack from inside their 22 and Kolbe kicks ahead! The ball is gathered inside the Sharks' half by Louis Schreuder, who passes to Juan De Jongh, who slips past Pietersen before dotting down! The try is disallowed, however, as the TMO rules that Schreuder was in front of Kolbe's kick.

  • 77'

    The Stormers put huge pressure on the Sharks at a scrum. Renaldo Bothma does well to gather despite being on the back-foot.

  • 74'

    PENALTY, STORMERS, COLEMAN. 29-13. Coleman adds to the Sharks' woes as he lands the three-pointer after Steyn's indiscretion!

  • 73'

    YELLOW CARD, SHARKS, STEYN. Steyn's game is over as he will spend the next 10 minutes on the sidelines after a late tackle on Kolbe!

  • 71'

    The Sharks' front row are pinged for illegal scrummaging. Coleman fails to find touch and Marais gathers before putting the ball out on the halfway line.

  • 68'

    CONVERSION, STORMERS, COLEMAN. 26-13. Coleman is on for Catrakilis and he lands the easy extras!

  • 67'

    TRY, STORMERS, PENALTY TRY! 24-13. De Allende charges down a clearance kick from Steyn and Ndungane gathers the loose ball before going behind his try-line. He is caught in possession by Carr and Schalk Burger and knocks on. Reinach then plays the ball from an offside position and referee Peyper rules that, in doing so, he has prevented Leyds from scoring a try!

  • 65'

    PENALTY, SHARKS, LAMBIE. 19-13. Lambie gets the visitors' first points of the half after Kotze is pinged for a high tackle on Marais.

  • 63'

    THe Sharks are on the attack just outside the Stormers' 22. Kankowski and Marais carry strongly.

  • 60'

    Catrakilis can't find his touch after the Stormers are awarded a penalty for a Thomas du Toit infringement at a scrum. Marais gathers and puts the ball out midway between his 10-metre line and the halfway mark.

  • 58'

    The referee awards a tap penalty to the Sharks after the home side infringe at a line-out. Lambie puts the ball out on the halfway line.

  • 55'

    Catrakilis puts the ball into touch on the Sharks' 22-metre line after Reinach is pinged for offside play at a scrum.

  • 53'

    Pietersen sets off on a run but makes little headway after taking a big hit from De Allende!

  • 50'

    PENALTY, STORMERS, CATRAKILIS. 19-10. Catrakilis adds another three-pointer which puts more daylight between his side and the visitors!

  • 49'

    It's all Stormers at the moment! They're on the attack inside the Sharks' 22 and Scarra Ntubeni, Vincent Koch and Steven Kitshoff are prominent ball-carriers.

  • 47'

    Kankowski breaks off the back of a scrum and offloads to Reinach. He throws a wayward long pass which goes past Ndungane into touch on the Stormers' 10-metre line!

  • 45'

    PENALTY, STORMERS, CATRAKILIS. 16-10. Catrakilis gives the home side a six-point lead after the Sharks are pinged for a ruck infringement.

  • 43'

    The Stormers are on the attack deep inside the Sharks' 22 after a moment of magic from Kolbe! He beats two defenders at a ruck and sets off on a 35 metre run before an ankle tap from Cobus Reinach halts his progress inside the visitors' 22.

  • 41'

    Catrakilis gets the second half underway! His kick is gathered by Ryan Kankowski who is brought to ground on the edge of his 22 by Nizaam Carr.

  • 40'

    PENALTY, STORMERS, CATRAKILIS. 13-10. Catrakilis puts the Stormers back in front after Du Plessis infirnges at a ruck.

  • 40'

    The referee asks the television match official to check on a late tackle form Steyn on Kolbe. The third official rules that there was nothing malicious in the challenge and the sides head into the sheds. It's been an entertaining half and both sides have been impressive on defence and attack. Hopefully they'll continue where they left off when the match resumes.

  • 40'

    Stormers 13 Sharks 10

  • 37'

    The Sharks attack from the back of a scrum and recycle the ball quickly. Lambie attacks the gainline but is knocked backwards by a huge hit from Duane Vermeulen!

  • 35'

    The Sharks attack in midfield and Lambie is through a gap before Groom brings him to ground. The Sharks are blown up for obstruction, however, when Marcell Coetzee runs into Willem Alberts.

  • 33'

    PENALTY, STORMERS, CATRAKILIS. 10-10. Catrakilis draws the home side level after Bismarck du Plessis is pinged for a ruck infringement.

  • 31'

    Frans Steyn is pinged for a late hit on Kolbe after the Stormers fullback kicks the ball ahead. Catrakilis kicks for touch but his effort is a poor one and goes over the Sharks' dead-ball line. Wasted chance.

  • 28'

    Kotze gathers a kick from Marais behind the Stormers' try-line. He sets off on a run before passing to Dillyn Leyds, who kicks for touch. The ball slices off his boot and goes into touch close to his 22-metre line.

  • 26'

    CONVERSION, SHARKS, LAMBIE. 7-10. Lambies makes no mistake from the kicking tee to extend the visitors' lead.

  • 25'

    TRY, SHARKS, LAMBIE! 7-8. The Sharks are on the attack inside the Stormers' 22 and Lambie spots a gap and races through it before diving over!

  • 22'

    YELLOW CARD, STORMERS, GROOM! Referee Jaco Peyper sends Nic Groom to the sin bin after he enters a maul from the side, close to the Stormers' try-line.

  • 20'

    CONVERSION, STORMERS, CATRAKILIS. 7-3. Catrakilis adds the extras to extend the hosts' lead.

  • 19'

    TRY, STORMERS, KOTZE! 5-3. Catrakilis launches a kick which bounces in between Lwazi Mvovo and JP Pietersen. The bounce of the ball bamboozles the Sharks duo and Johnny Kotze pounces on the loose ball! He beats Marais before racing away and scores under the posts!

  • 17'

    Catrakilis launches an up-and-under which Marais gathers despite great pressure from Johnny Kotze and Cheslin Kolbe. The Sharks recycle the ball but lose possession when Stevens knocks on.

  • 15'

    The Stormers take the ball through several phases and Nizaam Carr, De Allende carry with great intent! Nic Groom eventually stabs a grubber kick through which rolls into touch close to the Sharks' five-metre line.

  • 13'

    Etzebeth steals a Sharks ball at a line-out and the Stormers go on the attack. Damian de Allende straightens the line and offloads to Juan de Jongh, inside the visitors' 22, but he spills the pass!

  • 12'

    Ndungane is pinged for holding on to the ball on the ground. Catrakilis kicks for touch and puts the ball out on the visitors' 22-metre line.

  • 9'

    Matt Stevens is pinged for straying offside on defence. Catrakilis puts the resulting penalty out close to the Sharks' 22-metre line.

  • 6'

    There's some aerial ping pong as Demetri Catrakilis and SP Marais trades kicks. Catrakilis eventually wins that duel with a kick into touch five metres inside the Sharks' half.

  • 4'

    PENALTY, SHARKS, LAMBIE. 0-3. Lambie gets the game's opening points from the kicking tee after Eben Etzebeth plays the ball on the ground at a ruck.

  • 2'

    The Sharks attack from a line-out on the Stormers' 10-metre line and Akona Ndungane glides through a gaping hole in the hosts' backline! He's soon inside the Stormers' 22 and throws a pass to Frans Steyn who knocks on!

  • 1'

    And we're off! Pat Lambie gets the game underway with a deep kick which Dillyn Leyds gathers inside his 22 where goes to ground under a challenge from JP Pietersen.

  • 0'

    Springboks Eben Etzebeth and Schalk Burger have both been named in the Stormers matchday squad for this clash. Etzebeth will make his first competitive appearance for the Stormers since July 2013, whilst Burger, named on the bench, is back in the selection mix after returning from his club rugby commitments in Japan. Powerhouse lock Etzebeth comes in for the injured Jurie van Vuuren (shoulder) in the number four jersey, whilst Argentine international Manuel Carizza moves up from the bench to replace Ruan Botha (minor concussion) in the number five shirt. In other changes to the starting XV, Siya Kolisi comes in on the blindside flank for his first start of 2015 in place of the hard-working Mike Rhodes, who suffered a bang to the knee during last week?s dramatic 22-19 away win over the Lions, whilst Scarra Ntubeni starts at hooker in place of Bongi Mbonambi, an 11th hour withdrawal after sustaining a shoulder injury at training. Burger thus moves onto the bench following Kolisi?s promotion to the starting XV, with the former joined amongst the replacements by Alistair Vermaak (in for Oli Kebble) and a fit-again Jean Kleyn, the new lock replacement following Carizza?s elevation to the run-on side, and uncapped hooker Neil Rautenbach (in place of Ntubeni).

  • 0'

    Springboks trio JP Pietersen, Frans Steyn and Willem Alberts will play for the Sharks for the first time this season. Pietersen and Steyn have returned from Japan and no time has been wasted introducing them as the starting centres, while Willem Alberts has been given the all-clear to wear the number seven jersey after spending time rehabbing an injury. Ryan Kankowski will join the elite group of Super Rugby centurions when he plays in his 100th game for the Sharks while Matt Stevens takes over from Jannie du Plessis at tighthead prop.

  • 0'

    Good day and welcome to our live coverage of this Super Rugby hit out between the Stormers and the Sharks from Newlands Stadium in Cape Town. We'll return soon with team news.

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Stormers Sharks
  • 1 Tries 1
    • 18' John-Ben Kotze
    • 23' Patrick Lambie
  • 2 Conversions 1
    • 18' Demetri Catrakilis
    • 66' Kurt Coleman
    • 25' Patrick Lambie
  • 5 Penalties 2
    • 32' Demetri Catrakilis
    • 39' Demetri Catrakilis
    • 44' Demetri Catrakilis
    • 49' Demetri Catrakilis
    • 73' Kurt Coleman
    • 3' Patrick Lambie
    • 64' Patrick Lambie
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 1 Yellow Cards 1
    • 20' Nick Groom
    • 72' Francois Steyn
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Steven Kitshoff
  • Siyabonga Ntubeni
  • Vincent Koch
  • Eben Etzebeth
  • Manuel Carizza
  • Nizaam Carr
  • Siya Kolisi
  • Duane Vermeulen
  • Nick Groom
  • Demetri Catrakilis
  • Dillyn Leyds
  • Damian de Allende
  • Juan De Jongh
  • John-Ben Kotze
  • Cheslin Kolbe
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Thomas du Toit
  • Bismarck Du Plessis
  • Matt Stevens
  • Lubabalo Mtyanda
  • Pieter-Steph du Toit
  • Marcell Coetzee
  • Willem Alberts
  • Ryan Kankowski
  • Jacobus Reinach
  • Patrick Lambie
  • Lwazi Mvovo
  • Francois Steyn
  • J.P Pietersen
  • Odwa Ndungane
  • SP Marais
  • Neil Rautenbach
  • Alistair Vermaak
  • Frans Malherbe
  • Jean Kleyn
  • Schalk Burger
  • Louis Schreuder
  • Kurt Coleman
  • Huw Jones
  • 16
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  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Kyle Cooper
  • Dale Chadwick
  • Lourens Adriaanse
  • Marco Wentzel
  • Renaldo Bothma
  • Conrad Hoffmann
  • Andre Esterhuizen
  • Jack Wilson

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