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2014/04/05 | 19:10 |  Super Rugby | Newlands Stadium, Cape Town |  Full Time
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As it happened: Stormers v Waratahs

2014-04-05 21:00
Last Updated at 02:35

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21:09 - PICTURE

No way through for Peter Grant... (Gallo Images)

20:58 - The Waratahs thoroughly deserved their win, they were better with ball in hand, took all their chances, and were more disciplined.

The Stormers' night could have turned out better had Peter Grant slotted those first half penalties, but it probably did not matter as the home side went away in the second period.

Ill discipline again cost the Cape side who have some heavy introspection to do. Set pieces continue to be a troublesome area!

New Director of Rugby Gert Smal has lots do do if he is to turn fortunes around at the union...

In next week's action, the Stormers have a bye, while the Waratahs tackle the Force in Perth.

21:02 - STATS

Metres run: Stormers 267-281 Waratahs
Carries: Stormers 74-106 Waratahs
Defenders beaten: Stormers 12-13 Waratahs
Clean breaks: Stormers 2-0 Waratahs
Tackles made: Stormers 105-75 Waratahs
Tackles missed: Stormers 13-12 Waratahs
Turnovers won: Stormers 5-9 Waratahs
Kicks in play: Stormers 26-26 Waratahs
Lineouts won: Stormers 14-14 Waratahs
Lineouts lost: Stormers 3-2 Waratahs
Scrums won: Stormers 8-7 Waratahs
Scrums lost: Stormers 0-1 Waratahs
Penalties conceded: Stormers 11-15 Waratahs

Interestingly, the Stormers conceded less penalties than the Waratahs, but it has to be noted that a lot of the penalties conceded by the Cape side were in kicking range - and the Australian side made full use of all their opportunities.

20:53 - FULL-TIME: Stormers 11-22 Waratahs

The Stormers are now officially last on the overall Super Rugby log!

20:52 - Not surprisingly, the 'Tahs turn it over and kick it out to end the game!

20:51 - Brave attacking from the Stormers after the hooter. Nick Phipps given a yellow card for slowing the ball down...

20:50 - One more attacking scrum as the 'Tahs knock-on...

20:49 - Kebble almost over to score but held up. Five-metre attacking scrum for the hosts with just more than a minute left...

20:48 - Stephan Coetzee has replaced Deon Fourie at hooker and immediately wins a lineout ball as the hosts set up a drive...

20:47 - A rare scrum penalty for the Stormers gives them the opportunity to get out their own half. The best they can hope for now is a losing bonus point.

20:45 - The Waratahs have now won 8 turnovers to the Stormers' 5 - but a few crucial ones of late have allowed them to play the game inside the Stormers half with four minutes left...

20:45 - Sikhumbuzo Notshe now on at flank for the Stormers.

20:39 - The Stormers lose an attacking lineout close to the 'Tahs line and are then penalised for taking the man who stole their ball - Dave Dennis - out in the air.

Deon Fourie losing the plot now after a good first half. If he was a darts player he would surely miss the board on a few occasions...!

20:38 - Chiefs fans would not be worried at this stage, but this is the Stormers, they are incapable of "chasing" games...

20:38 - PENALTY converted by Foley. It went in off the left-hand upright.

Stormers 11-22 Waratahs after 68 minutes.

20:37 - Another shot at goal from the 'Tahs after they win a penalty at a driving maul close to the tryline. Foley lines up, about 15m in from touch.


25 000 rocked up to watch a struggling side...


Oliver Kebble and Brok Harris have replaced Frans Malherbe and Steven Kitshoff. Will they be better in the scrums?

20:32 - Front row changes needed now for the Stormers. Every scrum is a penalty against them!

20:31 - PENALTY converted by Beale.

Stormers 11-19 Waratahs after 63 minutes.

20:30 - Another Waratahs penalty at scrum time. Beale will line up from about 35 m out...

20:30 - Catrakilis back on for Stormers, Grant to fullback with Taute off.

Nic Groom is also on at scrumhalf for Louis Schreuder. Good call that!

20:29 - Deon Fourie throws skew into the lineout to give the 'Tahs an attacking opportunity inside Stormers territory.

20:28 - TWEETS

Second movement my arse ... 11-16 - Front Row Grunt

TMOs pathetic - Rob Louw

20:26 - Shaun Veldsman will no doubt be asked why he thought De Jongh had not scored. He must be one of the most controversial TMOs ever!

20:25 - Stormers 11-16 Waratahs after 56 minutes.

20:25 - PICTURE

Will Louis Schreuder keep his starting place for the rest of the season? (Gallo Images)

20:24 - Referee Glen Jackson goes back for a penalty, which Grant KICKS over from in front.

20:23 - NO TRY! De Jongh adjudged to have made a double movement.

But I'm not sure. You are allowed one move forward, which De Jongh did, before scoring on the line!

Veldsman came to the conclusion that De Jongh had used his knee the second time round to get over the line...

20:22 - De Jongh is over the line, but has he grounded it? TMO Shaun Veldsman must decide...

20:21 - Stormers hot on the attack after a dominating lineout maul...

20:18 - With his first touch, Van der Spuy throws a shocking forward pass and into no-man's land. Basics of backline play lagging in this team...

20:17 - Michael van der Spuy has replaced Kobus van Wyk for the Stormers.

20:16 - PENALTY converted by Foley. 

Stormers 8-16 Waratahs after 50 minutes.

20:15 - Steven Kitshoff penalised at scrum time, right in front of the posts.

This game is slipping away from the hosts...

Kitshoff not scrumming straight!

20:13 - Taute does this far too often. An up-and-under would have worked better there. The investment in Taute is yet to pay dividends for the union... 

20:12 - Another 'Tahs penalty as Jaco Taute isolates himself and holds on too long. Foley kicks it into Stormers territory.

20:11 - Brilliant PENALTY kick from Beale.

Stormers 8-13 Waratahs after 46 minutes.

20:10 - Kickable penalty for the Waratahs as Stormers flank Nizaam Carr is caught off-side... 

Beale lines up from about 35m out...

20:09 - Meanwhile, for the Stormers, Grant is back on at flyhalf for Catrakilis. He seems to have passed his concussion test.

20:07 - Waratahs coach Michael Cheika is upset at the decision, but he's wrong.

As commentator Bob Skinstad says: "He definitely has a Michael Cheika few of things on the world."

20:05 - 'Tahs on the brink of scoring, but then concede a penalty as lock Will Skelton is penalised for coming in at a ruck from the side.

20:04 - Foley gets the second half started...

19:59 - Stats wise, the Stormers are right in this game. Marked improvement in their lineouts, with Deon Fourie doing much better this week.

It's only weak goal-kicking from Peter Grant which sees them trail...


Metres run: Stormers 152-163 Waratahs
Carries: Stormers 39-55 Waratahs
Defenders beaten: Stormers 8-8 Waratahs
Clean breaks: Stormers 2-0 Waratahs
Tackles made: Stormers 54-32 Waratahs
Missed tackles: Stormers 8-8 Waratahs
Turnovers won: Stormers 4-4 Waratahs
Kicks in play: Stormers 15-10 Waratahs
Lineouts won: Stormers 8-9 Waratahs
Lineouts lost: Stormers 0-1 Wartahs
Scrums won: Stormers 4-3 Waratahs

19:52 - HALF-TIME: Stormers 8-10 Waratahs

19:51 - On the stroke of half-time, Jaco Taute launches a penalty attempt from inside his own half, but doesn't come close...

19:48 - Demetri Catrakilis is on for the Stormers as Grant goes off for a concussion test. The way Grant is kicking, it would be better for the Stormers if he remains sidelined.

19:46 - A great attacking chance for the Stormers inside Waratahs territory goes awry as Juan de Jongh inexplicably kicks out on the full...

19:44 - Peter Grant's goal-kicking costing the Stormers now...

19:44 - PENALTY converted by Foley.

Stormers 8-10 Waratahs after 34 minutes.

19:42 - Eventually, after relentless pressure, the Waratahs win a penalty in front...

Ruan Botha penalised for being off-side at the ruck.

19:42 - 'Tahs back on the attack inside the Stormers 22m area. Building phase after phase...

19:41 - PICTURE

Michael Rhodes wins a lineout for the Stormers. (Gallo Images)

19:38 - TWEET

Not convinced with Grant's new kicking regime ... Californian roll in his left pocket? - Front Row Grunt

19:36 - Grant hits the right hand upright, but this time it doesn't go over. Another poor kick by him!

19:34 - Another kickable penalty in range for the Stormers after a high tackle. Douglas again the culprit, almost took Grant's head off!

Grant gets up to take the kick from about 30m out, 20m in from the touchline...

19:32 - Grant, about 20m in from touch, pulls the conversion badly to the left. His goal-kicking is a worry!

Stormers 8-7 Waratahs after 22 minutes.

19:30 - TRY! Kobus van Wyk scores after a brilliant break in midfield by Juan de Jongh.

Van Wyk's first Super Rugby try! Great break from the Bok centre though...

19:29 - However, a shocking kick from Beale gives them another chance...

19:29 - Unfortunately for the hosts Deon Fourie throws a shocker and the Waratahs win it after the Stormers payer catching it is put under immense pressure...

19:28 - Stormers win another penalty at lineout time. Grant sets up an attacking lineout on the 'Tahs 22.

19:25 - Easy CONVERSION by Bernard Foley.

Stormers 3-7 Waratahs after 15 minutes.

19:23 - TRY! A massive mix-up at the back of the Stormers scrum between Vermeulen and Schreuder sees Waratahs No 9 Nick Phipps pounce and score.

Poor communication between the Stormers 8 and 9 as the ball just popped out at the back of the scrum...

I'll say it again. Is Schreuder the best No 9 in the Cape?

19:22 - Waratahs right back on the attack after the Stormers fail to handle the kick-off. How often have we seen that?!

The hosts are lucky as the 'Tahs knock-on...

19:21 - PENALTY converted by Grant. The ball went over after hitting the left hand upright! Quite a shaky looking kick...

Stormers 3-0 Waratahs after 12 minutes.

19:20 - Penalty in range for the Stormers. Douglas goes from hero to zero as he plays Ruan Botha in the air at a lineout.

19:19 - Stormers set up 10 phases of attack inside the 'Tahs 22m area, but then lose it...

Lock Kane Douglas stole it on the ground there...

19:18 - Duane Vermeulen wins a penalty on the ground and the Stormers are out of jail...

19:15 - Grant brings relief, kicks it out just outside the Stormers 22m area.

19:14 - Turnover won by Stormers!

19:13 - After a penalty close to the touchline, the 'Tahs opt against kicking for posts and set up an attacking lineout five metres out.

19:11 - Great break from Waratahs wing Peter Betham down the Grand Stand touchline sees the Aussies surge into the Stormers 22m area, but a knock-on and good scramble defence come to he rescue for the Stormers.

19:09 - Peter Grant starts proceedings.

19:09 - Massive roar as Duane Vermeulen leads out the Stormers. Best crowd in the world. Their fans deserve more than they get from the team...

19:05 - Welcome to our coverage of the day's final game. The Stormers are on the ropes, having won only 1 out of 6. They are also ravaged by injuries and have a new captain in Duane Vermeulen tonight.

However, the players will surely be eager to impress newly appointed Director of Rugby, Gert Smal.

They may just spring a surprise in front of what looks like a pretty decent crowd - if you consider their season results thus far...

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Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Mike Fraser (New Zealand), Quinton Immelman (South Africa)
TMO: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)


2013: Waratahs won 21-15, Sydney
2012: Stormers won 19-13, Cape Town
2010: Stormers won 25-6, Cape Town (semifinal)
2010: Stormers won 27-6, Cape Town
2009: Waratahs won 12-6, Sydney
2008: Stormers and Waratahs drew 13-all, Cape Town



15 Jaco Taute, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Sailosi Tagicakibau, 10 Peter Grant, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Duane Vermeulen (captain), 7 Siya Kolisi, 6 Nizaam Carr, 5 Michael Rhodes, 4 Ruan Botha, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Deon Fourie, 1 Steven Kitshoff

Substitutes: 16 Stephan Coetzee, 17 Oliver Kebble, 18 Brok Harris, 19 Mthetheleli Fuzani, 20 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 21 Nic Groom, 22 Demetri Catrakilis, 23 Michael van der Spuy.


15 Kurtley Beale, 14 Alofa Alofa, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Jono Lance, 11 Peter Betham, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Dave Dennis (captain), 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Jacques Potgieter, 5 Kane Douglas, 4 Will Skelton, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tatafu Polota Nau, 1 Benn Robinson

Substitutes: 16 Silatolu Latu, 17 Jeremy Tilse, 18 Paddy Ryan, 19 Patrick McCutcheon, 20 Stephen Hoiles, 21 Brendan McKibbin, 22 Matt Carraro, 23 Cam Crawford

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

  • 80'

    Stormers 11 Waratahs 22

  • 80'

    YELLOW CARD, WARATAHS, PHIPPS! Nick Phipps is sent off after the visitors are caught offside for the third time inside a minute. It counts for little as the 'Tahs soon win a turnover and Foley boots the ball into touch when he hears the sound of the hooter to indicate full-time. The 'Tahs stepped up a gear grinded out the victory. The Stormers looked planless for most of the game and this loss means they are doomed to the bottom of the table.

  • 79'

    The Stormers attack close to the 'Tahs' try-line but Kebble is held up, by Brendan McKibbin, as he goes over the try-line.

  • 77'

    Silatolu Latu is on for Tatafu Polota-Nau and is soon pinged for a crooked throw-in at a line-out.

  • 74'

    Beale tries to clear his line but his kick is charged down by Michael van der Spuy! Ashley-Cooper saves the day when he gathers the loose ball before setting up a ruck.

  • 72'

    Carr is pinged for entering a ruck from the side. Foley puts the resulting penalty into touch on the hosts' 10-metre line.

  • 69'

    PENALTY, WARATAHS, FOLEY! 11-22. Foley steps up and guides the ball through the uprights after Oliver Kebble is pinged for a ruck infringement.

  • 67'

    Beale stabs a beautifully-weighted grubber kick through which Nic Groom gathers inside his 22. There are two defenders closing in and he's forced to run the ball into touch at the corner flag.

  • 65'

    The Stormers attack close to the Waratahs' 22 but lose possession when Grant is penalised for not releasing the ball on the ground after taking a big hit from Hooper.

  • 63'

    PENALTY, WARATAHS, BEALE! 11-19. Beale slots another three-pointer after the home side's front row is pinged for an indiscretion at a scrum.

  • 60'

    The Stormers are awarded a tap penalty after the visitors are pinged for an early shove at a scrum. Grant boots the ball aimlessly upfield and Beale gathers inside his 22 before putting the ball out just inside the home side's 22.

  • 57'

    PENALTY, STORMERS, GRANT! 11-16. Grant narrows the gap to five points after several Waratahs are penalised for being offside.

  • 56'

    Referee Glen Jackson asks the TMO to check after De Jongh barges over from close quarters. The TMO rules that De Jongh propelled himself forward using his knee, so the try is disallowed.

  • 54'

    Skelton is penalised for sacking a maul illegally. Grant kicks for touch and puts the ball out about five metres from the visitors' try-line.

  • 51'

    PENALTY, WARATAHS, FOLEY! 8-16. Foley makes no mistake, from the kicking tee, after Steven Kitshoff is blown up for illegal scrummaging.

  • 48'

    Taute holds onto the ball on the ground, after taking the ball into contact. Foley kicks for touch and puts the ball out on the Stormers' 10-metre line.

  • 46'

    PENALTY, WARATAHS, BEALE! 8-13. Beale adds another three-pointer after Carr is pinged for straying offside.

  • 43'

    The Waratahs are on the attack and Tatafu Polota-Nau is stopped just short of the try-line by Deon Fourie. The Stormers get out of jail when Will Skelton is pinged for side-entry at the ensuing ruck.

  • 41'

    Foley gets the second half underway! Peter Betham gives chase but knocks on in the air and the Stormers gain possession.

  • 40'

    Stormers 8 Waratahs 10

  • 40'

    Jaco Taute takes a shot at goal after Sekope Kepu is pinged for side-entry at a ruck. His effort is from just inside his half but is wide of the mark and also well short. The 'Tahs allow the ball to roll over the dead-ball and hooter goes off to signal half-time. As the scoreline suggests, it's been a close affair and hopefully there's more attacking after the interval.

  • 39'

    Peter Grant leaves the field, for a concussion test, after a clash of heads with Alofa Alofa. He is replaced by Demetri Catrakilis.

  • 37'

    The Stormers attack with their backs, just inside the 'Tahs' 22, but De Jongh stabs through a chip kick which sails directly into touch.

  • 35'

    PENALTY, WARATAHS, FOLEY! 8-10. Foley puts his side back in front after Ruan Botha is pinged for being offside.

  • 33'

    The Waratahs attack inside the hosts' 22 and Kurtley Beale and Peter Betham carry strongly. Phipps spots a gap but is rocked by a huge hit from Kolisi!

  • 30'

    Louis Schreuder launches an up-and-under and Nizaam Carr does brilliantly to knock it backwards in the air! Frans Malherbe tries to gather the loose ball but knocks on.

  • 27'

    Douglas is penalised for a high tackle but Grant''s shot at goal hits the upright and the Waratahs scramble before gathering the loose ball.

  • 24'

    Potgieter is penalised for playing the ball from an offside position after Phipps knocked it on. Grant kicks for touch and puts the ball out on the visitors' 22.

  • 21'

    TRY, STORMERS, VAN WYK! 8-7. Juan makes a break and tears the visitors' defence to shreds! He offloads to Kobus van Wyk wh oscores in the left-hand corner!

  • 20'

    The Stormers launch a drive, close to the halfway mark, but Will Skelton is soon penalised when he enters the maul from the wrong side. Grant puts the penalty out inside the visitors' 22.

  • 17'

    The Stormers attack inside the Waratahs' half and Damian de Allende spots a gap and kicks ahead. Sailosi Tagicakibau gives chase but can only watch as the ball rolls into touch deep inside the visitors' 22.

  • 15'

    CONVERSION, WARATAHS, FOLEY! 3-7. Bernard Foley adds the extras to extend the visitors' lead!

  • 14'

    TRY, WARATAHS, PHIPPS! 3-5. Nick Phipps pounces when the ball spills out at the back of the hosts' scrum. He gathers after Vermeulen fails to control it and dives over for the opening try!

  • 13'

    Michael Hooper does well when he gathers the ball at the restart! The visitors are on the attack and set up several phases until they are soon inside the Stormers' quarter. Potgieter and Ashley-Cooper carry well but then Benn Robinson knocks on.

  • 12'

    PENALTY, STORMERS, GRANT. 3-0. Grant gets the game's opening points after Dave Dennis pinged for playing Ruan Botha in the air at a line-out.

  • 10'

    The Stormers take the ball through several phases with their forwards and Deon Fourie and Siya Kolisi are promineny ball-carriers. They are soon inside the 'Tahs' 22 but Steven Kitshoff is robbed on the ground by Kane Douglas.

  • 7'

    The Waratahs get the put-in at the first scrum. Nick Phipps gathers under huge pressure and is brought to ground by Nizaam Carr. Phipps is soon pinged for holding onto the ball on the ground and Grant puts the resulting penalty out on the visitors' 10-metre line.

  • 4'

    The Waratahs are doing the early attacking. Jacques Potgieter takes the ball into contact but is knocked off his stride by a huge hit from Duane Vermeulen!

  • 1'

    Peter Grant gets underway! His kick is deep and Adam Ashley-Cooper gathers before setting off on a run. He is tackled, just outside his 22, by Michael Rhodes.

  • 0'

    Stormers number eight Duane Vermeulen will captain the home side as regular captain Jean de Villiers will sit out this week with a meniscal cyst, with Damian de Allende starting in his place at inside centre. Kobus van Wyk will take De Allende's place in the number 14 jersey, with Jaco Taute starting at full-back in place of the injured Gio Aplon and Michael van der Spuy moving onto the bench, having last featured against the Lions in February. Up front, meanwhile, the fit-again Ruan Botha (ankle) takes the place of Jurie van Vuuren at number four lock in the only change to the pack this week, with Tazz Fuzani (on the bench) the only uncapped member of the matchday 23.

  • 0'

    The Waratahs head into this match without the services of try-scoring superstar full-back Israel Folau. He hasn't recovered in time from a throat injury so Kurtley Beale will wear the number 15 jersey in this clash. Beale swaps roles with Jono Lance, who moves to inside centre. With Rob Horne suspended, Alofa Alofa returns to the team on the right wing, partnering Peter Betham who remains on the left. With Wycliff Palu ruled out with an ankle injury suffered in the loss to the Sharks in Durban, Cheika has been forced to reshuffle his back row. Captain Dave Dennis has been moved to number eight and Jacques Potgieter finds himself in his favourite spot in the back row. With Potgieter out of the tight five, man mountain Will Skelton gets his chance and will start at lock alongside Kane Douglas.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to Newlands Stadium in Cape Town for this Super Rugby clash between the home side, the Stormers, and the Waratahs. We'll be back soon with team news.

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Stormers Waratahs
  • 1 Tries 1
    • 20' van Wyk
    • 13' Nick Phipps
  • 0 Conversions 1
    • 14' Bernard Foley
  • 2 Penalties 5
    • 11' Peter Grant
    • 55' Peter Grant
    • 33' Bernard Foley
    • 45' Kurtley Beale
    • 50' Bernard Foley
    • 62' Kurtley Beale
    • 67' Bernard Foley
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 1
    • 80' Brendan McKibbin
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Steven Kitshoff
  • Deon Fourie
  • Frans Malherbe
  • Ruan Botha
  • Michael Rhodes
  • Nizaam Carr
  • Siya Kolisi
  • Duane Vermeulen
  • Louis Schreuder
  • Peter Grant
  • Sailosi Tagicakibau
  • Damian de Allende
  • Juan de Jongh
  • Jacobus Van Wyk
  • Jaco Taute
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  • 5
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  • Benn Robinson
  • Tatafu Polota-Nau
  • Sekope Kepu
  • Will Skelton
  • Kane Douglas
  • Jacques Potgieter
  • Michael Hooper
  • Dave Dennis
  • Nick Phipps
  • Bernard Foley
  • Peter Betham
  • Jonno Lance
  • Adam Ashley-Cooper
  • Alofa Alofa
  • Kurtley Beale
  • Stephan Coetzee
  • Oliver Kebble
  • Brok Harris
  • Taz Fuzani
  • Sikhumbuzo Notshe
  • Nick Groom
  • Demetri Catrakilis
  • Michael van der Spuy
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  • 23
  • Silatolu Latu
  • Jeremy Tilse
  • Paddy Ryan
  • Patrick McCutcheon
  • Stephen Hoiles
  • Brendan McKibbin
  • Matt Carraro
  • Cam Crawford

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