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Eben Etzebeth just edges Damian de Allende and Juan de Jong as my #DHLStormers man of the match.— Stephen Nell (@Stephen_Nell) April 11, 2015
Eben Etzebeth just edges Damian de Allende and Juan de Jong as my #DHLStormers man of the match.
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In next weekend's action, the Stormers face the Force in Perth, while the Waratahs travel to New Zealand to tackle the unbeaten Hurricanes in Wellington.
FT: @THESTORMERS have upset the @NSWWaratahs 32-18 at @AllianzStadium. #WARvSTO #SuperRugby pic.twitter.com/XgTJhfveqD— Super Rugby (@SuperRugbyAUS) April 11, 2015
FT: @THESTORMERS have upset the @NSWWaratahs 32-18 at @AllianzStadium. #WARvSTO #SuperRugby pic.twitter.com/XgTJhfveqD
Well done to the Stormers, who have upset the odds by beating the defending champions in their own backyard.
They have also claimed a four-try bonus point to bag five valuable log points!
77'- Coleman misses the conversion.
Waratahs 18-32 Stormers
OMG! Seriously good hands De Jongh, and De Allende bolts clear. Famous win now flashes brightly for the Storm.— Rob Houwing (@RobHouwing) April 11, 2015
OMG! Seriously good hands De Jongh, and De Allende bolts clear. Famous win now flashes brightly for the Storm.
72' - Coleman slots the crucial CONVERSION.
Waratahs 18-27 Stormers
Not pretty, but industrial Storm defence frustrating Tahs into errors— Front Row Grunt (@FrontRowGrunt) April 11, 2015
Not pretty, but industrial Storm defence frustrating Tahs into errors
Scrappy as you like from both, but especially Storm at the moment. Defence leaps and bounds better than previous week's though— Front Row Grunt (@FrontRowGrunt) April 11, 2015
Scrappy as you like from both, but especially Storm at the moment. Defence leaps and bounds better than previous week's though
56 Min | Adam Ashley-Cooper has just run on the field replacing Carraro. WAR 18 - STO 20. #gotahs #WARvSTO— NSW Waratahs (@NSWWaratahs) April 11, 2015
56 Min | Adam Ashley-Cooper has just run on the field replacing Carraro. WAR 18 - STO 20. #gotahs #WARvSTO
57'- PENALTY slotted by Foley.
Waratahs 18-20 Stormers
26 minutes left in Sydney, with the #DHLStormers leading the 'Tahs by 20-15. #WARvSTO @SuperRugby @VodacomRugga pic.twitter.com/Y42YoQqUuw— DHL STORMERS (@THESTORMERS) April 11, 2015
26 minutes left in Sydney, with the #DHLStormers leading the 'Tahs by 20-15. #WARvSTO @SuperRugby @VodacomRugga pic.twitter.com/Y42YoQqUuw
51' - NO TRY!
Replays show Foley knocked it on. Correct call made by the TMO.
51'- TMO CALL
Horne is over for the Waratahs, but it appears Foley has knocked it on in a tackle.
47'- CONVERSION slotted by Coleman.
Waratahs 15-20 Stormers
45'- OK, we're back on folks. SuperSport has moved the feed to SS7.
45 minutes gone, with the Waratahs still leading 15-13.
We apologise for the technical issue on SS1. Our technicians are working on it.— SuperSport (@SuperSportTV) April 11, 2015
We apologise for the technical issue on SS1. Our technicians are working on it.
All my Supersport channels are working except for SuperSport 1 in the middle of a Stormers game. As equally puzzling as it is frustrating.— Sean Wilson (@SimplySean_) April 11, 2015
All my Supersport channels are working except for SuperSport 1 in the middle of a Stormers game. As equally puzzling as it is frustrating.
Maybe watching black screen on @SuperSportRugby is better the way the Stormers are defending....— Ruggaworld (@RuggaWorld) April 11, 2015
Maybe watching black screen on @SuperSportRugby is better the way the Stormers are defending....
Apologies folks, but SuperSport's channel 201 has gone AWOL and I can't view the rugby live. The second half has just about started now.
I'll do my best to keep you updated on the happenings from Sydney.
Let's face it. Black on screen is better than watching the poo the Stormers dished up those last couple of minutes. It'll be back for Bulls— RhymesWithRuck (@jwcoetzee) April 11, 2015
Let's face it. Black on screen is better than watching the poo the Stormers dished up those last couple of minutes. It'll be back for Bulls
HT: A late try to Rob Horne has given the @NSWWaratahs a 15-13 lead over the @THESTORMERS! #WARvSTO #SuperRugby pic.twitter.com/sny8ihf5N8— Super Rugby (@SuperRugbyAUS) April 11, 2015
HT: A late try to Rob Horne has given the @NSWWaratahs a 15-13 lead over the @THESTORMERS! #WARvSTO #SuperRugby pic.twitter.com/sny8ihf5N8
40'- CONVERSION slotted by Foley.
TRY: Horne spectacularly dives over in the corner and it's all square at 13-13! http://t.co/MQXLJY73Ty #WARvSTO pic.twitter.com/RfrEfdrKcU— Fox Sports Rugby (@FOXRugbyLive) April 11, 2015
TRY: Horne spectacularly dives over in the corner and it's all square at 13-13! http://t.co/MQXLJY73Ty #WARvSTO pic.twitter.com/RfrEfdrKcU
39'- TMO CALL
Waratahs left wing Rob Horne dives over in the corner but the TMO must decide...
The Stormers win for the first time on their tour and it was a dominant display, scoring three times in the second forty. The home side's hand really let them down, with the soft turnovers really costing them. Thanks for joining us!
TRY, STORMERS, KOLBE, 18-32: Foley finally found a gap but lost the ball in contact. The little full-back snapped up the ball and beat a couple defenders before running 70m for a great try, that came out of staunch defence.
The Waratahs take it through multiple phases but the Stormers defence is giving them nothing. 20 phases and counting, they are in the same place on the field. Amazing defence.
CONVERSION, STORMERS, COLEMAN, 18-27: That one was never missing.
TRY, STORMERS, DE ALLENDE, 18-25: De Jongh snatches up the intercept before offloading to the big centre who ran a perfect support line! That is his second of the night.
After a knock on at the line-out, the scrum results a Waratahs penalty. Foley puts it out just past halfway. The line-out is good and the home side has some decent front foot ball.
They reagin the ball, but a great tackle on Folau leads to a turn. Coleman puts it out on the 22m, reliving the pressure.
They run out of patience and Foley sends it long. Leyds fields it and puts it out on halfway.
Distance was not a problem but the direction was. Foley goes deep on the 22m drop out and Kolbe return the favour. The home side now try to run it up from the halfway line.
A knock on triggers another string of reset scrums until the Stormers earn a penalty for Phibbs being offside after the scrum had wheeled scrum somewhat. Coleman lines it up from 45 out.
A great attack from the Stormers comes to an end when Etzebeth knocks it on. They pack down for a scrum on the Waratahs 10m line. There are a number of resets, but the ball eventually pops out for the number nine, who sends it to Foley who gets hammered in a tackle.
PENALTY, WARATAHS, FOLEY, 18-20: This long range effort is spot on from the number 10.
What amazing defence. TheyTake a breather scrum down. It is a solid scrum and Coleman finds touch just inside his own 22m line.
A penalty attempt from Foley hits the upright and Hooper re-gathers! The home side is 5m out but the Stormers remain resolute on defence. Ten phases later, Foley knocks it on just inches from the line!
CONVERSION, STORMERS, COLEMAN, 15-20: Great kick from Coleman.
TRY, STORMERS, VAN WYK, 15-18: Kolbe puts in a superb chip kick and the bounce is favourable for the winger, who storms 60m down the touchline for the score!
Foley gets the second half underway, kicking from left to right.
The Stormers started off well but the home side finally began to enjoy some ball and made good use of it, scoring a well deserved try in the dying embers of the opening half. Stay tuned for the next 40 minutes!
TRY, WARATAHS, HORNE, 13-13: They go to the short side and Horne has a bit of space to work with, slamming it down just before he is bundled into touch.
CONVERSION, WARATAHS, FOLEY, 15-13: The last act of the half is a great kick from the number 10.
The Waratahs are hot on attack after Beale makes a great break in the midfield! But the Stormers scramble well with de Allende making a try saving tackle. The home side retain possession and de Jongh nearly intercepts, but knocks it on. Scrum time under the Stormers poles.
PENALTY, WARATAHS, FOLEY, 8-13: The Stormers are offside and Foley makes them pay by slotting an easy three pointer.
There is a break in play as Michael Rhodes is helped off the field with a knee injury. He is replaced by Springbok Siya Kolisi.
This time the Waratahs front row is solid and they have some variation off the back, but they knock it on in the process.
The penalty goes agains the Waratahs and Robinson scratches his head. Catrakilis pops it out on the halfway line and ball is over thrown, leadig to a knock on from the Stormers. They won't really mind a scrum, it has been dominant.
The Waratahs set up the line-out on the Stormers 22m and secure the ball. They take it up through Hooper, but Robinson runs into the back of his own man, awarding a defensive scrum to the Stormers.
After the next phase, the Waratahs pounce and earn he turnover. They kick it out on the halfway line. The line-out is scrappy but the home side does get the ball before Burger infringes at ruck time.
The Stormers dominate a scrum and earn the penalty. Catrakilis sets up the attacking line-out on the 22m. Possession is secured and the driving maul makes a good 10m before going to ground.
CONVERSION, STORMERS, CATRAKILIS, 5-13: No mistake from the pivot with that one, it was straight down the middle.
TRY, STORMERS, DE ALLENDE, 5-11: Wow! A pass doesn''t go to hand for the Waratahs and de Jongh pounces, stabbing it through. Leyds the does the same and they gather to set up the ruck 5m out. The ball is sent wide and the visitors have an overlap, allowing the centre to trot over the line.
The Stormers look for territory, setting up a Waratahs line-out on their own 10m line. A couple phases later it is turned over and the Stormers take it up through de Jongh. But they run out of options and Catrakilis goes for a drop goal, but it is well wide.
PENALTY, STORMERS, CATRAKILIS, 5-6: That is his 17th kick in a row this season.
TRY, WARATAHS, NAIYARAVORO, 5-3: Folau grabs a pass from behind him and hits the gap before passing out wide to the big winger. It takes three tackles to bring him to ground but by then it is too late as he is over in the corner. What a powerful run along the touchline!
Foley gets an opportunity to level the scores from 45m out, but it slides to the right.
Burger is quick to react and takes a short drop out and regathers. Amazing skill there.
The Waratahs try to run it out of their half but they loose patience. The kick for touch but the ball comes to rest in the in-goal area, where Kolbe dots it down.
PENALTY, STORMERS, CATRAKILIS, 0-3: The scrum collapsed and the Waratahs were penalised. The pivot slots a good kick from 35m out.
The Stormers have enjoyed some great front foot ball but the home side has defended well. Another great tackle dislodges the ball but Folau knocks it on when he tries to pick it up, cueing the first scrum of the game.
The Stormers are on attack early after Etzebeth stole the line-out. But there is a high tackle in the movement. Catrakilis sets up an attacking line-out, but the ball is stolen.
Mike Fraser from New Zealand gets things underway, as Catrakilis kicks from left to right.
Hello and welcome to our coverage of the Waratahs versus the Stormers, taking place at Sydney Football Stadium.
Nizaam Carr returns to the number eight position in place of Vermeulen in a new-look loose trio, which sees vice-captain Schalk Burger pack down at number six and Michael Rhodes making his first start (at number seven) since picking up a knee injury against the Lions at the end of February. Siya Kolisi drops to the bench after two successive starts on tour and will be joined amongst the replacements this week by prop Vincent Koch, lock Jean Kleyn and utility back Huw Jones.
Meanwhile the home side coach Michael Cheika has named an unchanged starting XV. Ashley-Cooper and Tatafu Polota-Nau returning from injury via the bench.
It is a balmy evening in Sydney with no rain predicted. It should make for great running rugby.
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