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The Stormers' next game is against the Rebels in Melbourne on July 2, while the Cheetahs host the Force on the same day.
80'- However, a forward pass scuppers the final attacking chance for the Cheetahs.
79'- De Allende pinged for hands in the ruck. It's on halfway but allows the Cheetahs set up a lineout inside the red zone.
One final chance for the men from Bloemfmontein...
78'- RUCKS WON
73'- METRES MADE ON ATTACK
68'- But immediately from the restart the Stormers win a penalty as the Cheetahs are caught holding on to the ball on the ground.Good work on the ground from De Allende.
Du Plessis will line up a shot, about 15m in-field.
67' - Niel Marais straight into the action as he slots a PENALTY from about 30m out.
Stormers 31-24 Cheetahs
64'- CONVERSION slotted by Du Plessis.
Stormers 31-21 Cheetahs
59'- Zeilinga slots the CONVERSION from the corner.
Stormers 24-21 Cheetahs
54'- Du Plessis slots the relatively easy PENALTY attempt.
Stormers 24-14 Cheetahs
53'- But play is halted again for another off-the-ball scuffle between Elstadt and Van Jaarsveld. Again, there's not much in it.
This time the Stormers will go for goal...
48'- Zeilinga's conversion attempt is away to the left.
Stormers 21-14 Cheetahs
46'- But it's a disappointing error from the Cheetahs as Van Jaarsveld's lineout throw is too far and goes over the top...
However, Schreuder's clearance kick is poor and keeps play inside the Stormers 22m area...
45'- Kolbe will be stretchered off here. Let's hope it's not as serious as it looked.
44'- CONVERSION slotted by Du Plessis.
Stormers 21-9 Cheetahs
FULL TIME: STORMERS 31-24 CHEETAHS
The Cheetahs look to go wide inside the Stormers 22 but the pass goes forward and that will be the game. The Stormers come away with a 31-24 victory. The Cheetahs will take confidence from this performance, they scored some fantastic tries especially the Rhule grubber kick which found Petersen. Congratulations to the Stormers for a hard fought victory.
The Cheetahs continue to protect the ball. The Stormers concede the penalty and Blommetjies sets the attacking line-out with a kick which finds touch on the Stormers 22 metre line. It's now or never for the Cheetahs. The Stormers will have to defend for another few minutes and hope to keep the Cheetahs at bay.
Blommetjies gets brought down with a high tackle which results in a penalty for the Cheetahs inside the Stormers 22 metre line. Chance for the Cheetahs here as they set the attacking line-out with a kick which finds touch on the Stormers five metre line.
The Stormers manage to hold the ball up in the maul and they are awarded the scrum on their five metre line. Good defence from the home team. It''s moments like these that make the difference in closely contested games like this one.
The Stormers concede the penalty and Blommetjies sets the attacking line-out on the Stormers five metre line with a good kick to touch.
Marais kicks the ball wide of the uprights and with seven minutes left on the clock the game is still up for grabs with seven points separating the two teams.
The referee awards the penalty to the Cheetahs. Du Toit is the culprit for going offside and Marais will look to add another three onto the Cheetahs score with a kick at poles.
Advantage is being played to the Cheetahs as they attack the line inside the Stormers half.
Jean-Luc du Plessis sends the kick wide of the uprights and the score remains at 31-24 to the Stormers.
The Cheetahs concede the penalty and Jean-Luc du Plessis will look to strike this one over as he will take a shot at poles from the 22 metre line.
PENALTY, CHEETAHS, MARAIS! 31-24: It looks good and it is good! Marais adds the extra three and it's a seven point game now.
The Stormers concede the penalty in the three points zone and Marais will line one up at poles from the penalty.
CONVERSION, STORMERS, Jean-Luc du Plessis! 31-21: Jean-Luc du Plessis converts the try and the Stormers lead by ten points with that converted try.
TRY, STORMERS, Jacobus Van Wyk! 29-21: The Stormers score a try completly against the run of play as Ntubeni makes the turnover deep inside the Stormers half. The ball goes wide and Notshe puts in a kick over the top of the Cheetahs back three. Van Wyk is chasing this one and Van Wyk gets to the ball first and dots down for the five pointer.
Rhule is brought to ground as the Cheetahs continue with all the attacking inside the Stormers half.
CONVERSION, CHEETAHS, ZEILINGA! 24-21: Zeilinga strikes it well from the touchline. The flags are raised and it's a three point game now with the Stormers leading 24-21. Game on!
TRY, CHEETAHS, PETERSEN! 24-19: Rhule puts in a well timed grubber kick for the Cheetahs to run onto. The Stormers are tracking back at sixes and sevens and make a mess of it as they try to clear the danger and Petersen picks up and goes dots down in the corner for a well worked try.
Jean-Luc du Plessis kicks the ball straight into touch from outside the Stormers 22 metre line and play will be brought back for a line-out to the Cheetahs deep inside the Stormers half.
PENALTY, STORMERS, Jean-Luc du Plessis! 24-14: Jean-Luc du Plessis adds the extra three points from right in front and the Stormers now lead 24-14.
The Cheetahs concede the penalty. It is in a good kicking position for the Stormers and Jean-Luc du Plessis will have a shot at poles from right in front.
De Allende picks and goes and looks to drive over from close range but the Cheetahs defence are equal to the task as they stop the momentum from the leg drive. Stormers going through the phases on the Cheetahs five metre line.
Kolisi steps inside the tackle and breaks the line before he is wrapped up. Kolisi has been making fantastic breaks and taking the ball to the line this game. Fantastic play from the Stormers flanker.
Zeilinga sends the conversion wide of the uprights and the score remains at 21-14 to the Stormers.
TRY, CHEETAHS, SCHOEMAN! 21-14: Zeilinga takes the ball to the line and makes the break. The ball goes wide to Blommetjies and Blommetjies draws in the Stormers defence and throws a long pass to Schoeman on the wing, Schoeman dots down and the Cheetahs are right back in this one.
Kolbe is being taken off on a stretcher after a big collision in the tackle. Lets hope that the injury in not too serious and Kolbe will be back on the training field soon. Schrueder replaces Kolbe at fullback.
The Cheetahs win the penalty at scrum time and they set the attacking line-out with a good kick which finds touch on the Stormers five metre line.
CONVERSION, STORMERS, Jean-Luc du Plessis! 21-9: Jean-Luc du Plessis gives the Stormers a twelve point lead as he converts the try from right in front. Good start to the second half for the Stormers.
Blommetjies finds Kolbe with the kick up field. Kolbe looks to find touch but it is a bad kick as it skews into touch off the side of his boot and the Cheetahs have the line-out deep inside the Stormers half.
TRY, STORMERS, ZAS! 19-9: The Cheetahs draw in the Stormers defence deep in the Stormers half. The attack goes wide and the Cheetahs throw the pass looking to find Petersen on the wing but Zas comes rushing out the line makes the interception and sprints almost the length of the field to dot down for the Stormers second try of the game.
Jean-Luc du Plessis gets the second half going with a deep kick which travels to the Cheetahs 22. The Cheetahs claim the kick and manage to clear up field. Here come the Stormers!
Zeilinga looks to put a kick behind the Stormers back three but the kick is not well timed as Kolbe call for the mark inside the Stormers 22. Kolbe sends the ball into touch and the Stormers go into the break with a five point lead. Both teams have been fantastic on defence with neither team able to assert any dominance at the breakdown. Stay tuned for the second half which will be coming up shortly.
HALF TIME: STORMERS 14-9 CHEETAHS
The scrum goes to ground and the Cheetahs concede the penalty for collapsing the scrum. The Stormers set the attacking line-out with a kick to touch which finds touch deep inside the Cheetahs half.
Jean-Luc du Plessis sends the ball wide of the uprights, the conversion is missed and the lead remains at 14-9 to the Stormers.
TRY, STORMERS, Daniel du Plessis! 14-9: Kolisi breaks the line, Kolisi finds Groom, Groom finds Pieter-Steph du Toit with a well timed pass. Du Toit makes valuable metres before the ball goes wide and Daniel du Plessis takes two tacklers with him as he crashes over for his try on debut.
Kolisi allmost breaks the tackle as he comes running through with a good line in centre field. Stormers going through the phases deep in the Cheetahs half.
High fives all around for the Cheetahs as they drive the Stormers into touch from the maul on the Cheetahs five metre line. Defensive line-out to the Cheetahs.
Jean-Luc du Plessis throws one straight into touch as he looks for the skip pass but the referee was playing advantage for an earlier infringement. The Stormers win the penalty and set the five metre attacking line-out with the kick to touch.
Nothing more then a bit of pushing and shoving and play resumes with a free kick to the Stormers deep in their half. Jean-Luc du Plessis sends a kick up field however it is straight to Blommetjies and the full back has plenty of space and time to take play back into the Stormers half.
Some handbags now as De Jager and Etzebeth have a go at each other. The referee is asking the TMO whether there was any foul play in the ruck.
PENALTY, STORMERS, Jean-Luc du Plessis! 9-9: The scores are level yet again as Jean-Luc du Plessis strikes it well and sends the ball sailing over the uprights.
The Stormers look to drive over from close range. Pieter-Steph du Toit puts in the leg drive and is stopped just short. Carr almost goes over before he is wrapped up. The penalty is awarded to the Stormers and Jean-Luc du Plessis lines up a kick at poles from right in front.
The Cheetahs are blown up for scrumming in on the angle and Jean-Luc du Plessis sets the attacking line-out for the Stormers with a kick which finds touch on the Cheetahs 22 metre line.
Jean-Luc du Plessis kicks the ball straight into touch from the restart and the Cheetahs will have a good attacking opportunity with a scrum on halfway.
PENALTY, CHEETAHS, ZEILINGA! 6-9: The flags are raised and Zeilinga gives the Cheetahs a three point lead with that kick. Battle of the kickers at this stage of the game.
The Stormers concede the penalty deep in their half and Zeilinga can put the Cheetahs into the lead with a kick from just outside the 22.
PENALTY, STORMERS, Jean-Luc du Plessis! 6-6: Jean-Luc du Plessis sends the ball sailing through the uprights and we are all tied up at 6-6 with eighteen minutes played.
De Jager jumps up and wins the line-out inside the Cheetahs half but the Cheetahs concede the penalty for not releasing the ball at the breakdown and Jean-Luc du Plessis lines one up at posts from thirty metres out.
Mbonambi misses his man in the line-out and the Cheetahs look to break the line from inside their 22 metre line.
The Stormers look to play quick but the Cheetahs defence are there in there numbers. The Cheetahs make the turnover but Kolisi wins the ball back for the Stormers, high intensity play from both teams inside the Stormers half.
PENALTY, CHEETAHS, ZEILINGA! 3-6: Zeilinga has his kicking boots on today as he adds the extra three and the Cheetahs lead by three again.
Zeilinga will go for posts from about thirty-five metres out.
The scrum goes down and the Cheetahs are awarded the penalty.
The Stormers do well to disrupt the Cheetahs line-out but there is a handling error and the Cheetahs have the scrum inside Stormers territory. Big battle at scrum time with both teams giving it their all.
PENALTY, STORMERS, Jean-Luc du Plessis! 3-3: The flags are raised and Jean-Luc du Plessis draws the scores level at three points apiece with that successful kick.
Jean-Luc du Plessis lines one up from right in front and he can draw the scores level with this kick at posts.
Jean-Luc du Plessis looks to find Zas with a good cross field kick. Zas is unable to claim the ball but the referee was playing advantage and the Stormers will have the penalty.
Groom almost races down the wing for a certain try after some good work from Kolbe and Jean-Luc du Plessis but the Cheetahs force him into touch and the Cheetahs have the line-out deep in their half.
PENALTY, CHEETAHS, ZEILINGA! 0-3: It looks good and it's over! Zeilinga strikes sends the ball flying through the uprights from close range and the Cheetahs have the early lead.
Carr concedes the penalty at the breakdown and Zeilinga will look to add three points from the kicking tee.
The Stormers are able to win the scrum. Kolbe makes the exit kick but it's straight down the middle and Rhule looks to counter attack from his own half.
Here we go! Referee Glen Jackson blows his whistle and Clayton Blommetjies gets us going with a deep kick which travels all the way to the Stormers 22. The Cheetahs chase well and are all over the Stormers. The Stormers attempt to clear their line but the kick gets charged down and the Cheetahs will have the five metre attacking scrum.
Mohoje receives a flat pass from Meyer and stretches and dots down from close range but it looks like it has been knocked forward on the line and the referee awards a five metre defensive scrum to the Stormers. Lots of early pressure coming from the Cheetahs.
Hello and welcome to our live commentary of this Super Rugby matchup between the Stormers and the Cheetahs from DHL Newlands in Cape Town.
With captain fantastic Juan de Jongh out due to injury, Daniel du Plessis will make his super rugby debut at outside centre. Burger is still recovering from a foot injury which means Notshe will don the eight jersey with JD Schickerling on the bench. Johnny Kotze moves to the replacements bench in place of the injured Huw Jones.
The Cheetahs have made minimal changes to the team that beat the Kings last weekend with Shaun Venter being relegated to the bench and Tian Meyer starting. Neill Jordaan is the only other change as he replaces Henco Venter in the substitutes.
The Stormers have won six of the last nine clashes between the two teams dating back to 2012.
The last time the teams met: The Stormers scored two tries on the day securing a 20-10 win. A poor level of skill was to blame for the relatively low score-line as both teams intended to play an expansive game. The Stormers scored in the first half through flyer Leolin Zas. Cheetahs captain Francois Venter replied with a 5-pointer of his own. The Stormers were able to eventually pip their northern rivals through a try from Sikhumbuzo Notshe.
WEATHER: Sun and clear skies welcome the teams onto the field today. Conditions are perfect for some free flowing attacking rugby.
Glen Jackson is our referee. Ben O'Keeffe and Nick Briant will assist him. Our TMO is Shaun Veldsman.
The players are on the field. Stay tuned as we await referee Glen Jackson to get the action underway.
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