Stormers crash to defeat

    2013-05-17 13:29

    Garrin Lambley - Sport24 Editor

    Cape Town - The Stormers have been beaten by the Rebels in their do-or-die Super Rugby match in Melbourne on Friday.

    Commentary: Rebels v Stormers

    The Rebels won 29-21 after trailling 14-13 at half-time.

    The Rebels scored three tries through flank Scott Higginbotham, lock Hugh Pyle and a penalty try. Fullback Jason Woodward landed all three conversions as well as three penalties.

    The Stormers replied with tries by scrumhalf Louis Schreuder, wing Bryan Habana and lock Andries Bekker. Fullback Joe Pietersen was on target with all three conversions.

    The Rebels picked up four points for their victory, but stayed fourth in the Australian Conference and 12th in the Overall standings.

    The Stormers, who left empty-handed, stayed fourth in the SA Conference and 10th overall.

    In next weekend's Round 15 action the Rebels welcome the Waratahs to Melbourne (Friday, May 24 at 11:40), while the Stormers host the Reds in Cape Town (Saturday, May 25 at 17:05).



    15 Jason Woodward, 14 Tom English, 13 Mitch Inman, 12 Rory Sidey, 11 Lachlan Mitchell, 10 Bryce Hegarty, 9 Nic Stirzaker, 8 Scott Higginbotham (captain), 7 Scott Fuglistaller, 6 Jarrod Saffy, 5 Cadeyrn Neville, 4 Hugh Pyle, 3 Laurie Weeks, 2 Ged Robinson, 1 Nic Henderson

    Substitutes: 16 Shota Horie, 17 Paul Alo-Emile, 18 Luke Jones, 19 Gareth Delve, 20 Jordy Reid, 21 Nick Phipps, 22 Kimami Sitauti


    15. Joe Pietersen, 14. Gio Aplon, 13. Juan de Jongh, 12. Jean de Villiers (captain), 11. Bryan Habana, 10. Elton Jantjies, 9. Louis Schreuder, 8. Nizaam Carr, 7. Siya Kolisi, 6. Deon Fourie, 5. Andries Bekker, 4. Eben Etzebeth, 3. Pat Cilliers, 2. Martin Bezuidenhout, 1. Steven Kitshoff

    Substitutes: 16. TBA, 17. Frans Malherbe, 18. Gerbrandt Grobler, 19. Don Armand, 20. Nic Groom, 21. Gary van Aswegen, 22. Gerhard van den Heever

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