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As it happened: Stormers 34-26 Chiefs

2017-04-08 19:10
Last Updated at 06:49
08 Apr 19:15

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08 Apr 19:13
08 Apr 19:08


Stormers captain Siya Kolisi has received the best player award.

08 Apr 19:07
What a difference a year can make! Last year, this Chiefs team thumped the Stormers 60-21 in the quarter-finals at Newlands...
08 Apr 19:05
A phenomenal defensive effort from the Stormers in the final quarter sees them earn a well-deserved win - the first loss this season by a Kiwi team against an overseas side!
08 Apr 19:03
FULL-TIME: Stormers 34-26
08 Apr 19:03
80'- The Stormers win the lineout and Phillips boots out to end the game!
08 Apr 19:02


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08 Apr 19:02
79'- Sam McNicol's kick rolls out just on the Stormers 22m line. The home side will have a final lineout, but the game is won!
08 Apr 19:01
79'- The Stormers clear down-field, but the Chiefs run back at them...
08 Apr 19:00
78'- After 18 phases of Chiefs attack, the Stormers win a turnover. In all likelihood a match-saving one!
08 Apr 18:59
77'- Kolbe almost with another intercept, but the Chiefs keep possession...
08 Apr 18:57

75'- But a great scrum from the Chiefs sees them win a penalty.

Cruden will set up a lineout just outside the red zone with five minutes left.

08 Apr 18:55

74' - A knock-on from McKenzie hands the Stormers a scrum just inside their own half.

Is time running out for the Chiefs?

08 Apr 18:54
73'- Stormers sub: Ramone Samuels on at hooker for Bongi Mbonambi.
08 Apr 18:54
72'- Kolbe intercepts a pass and sprints up-field. He is hauled in by Cruden, before again kicking it, only for it to roll out near the 22m area...
08 Apr 18:51

71'- This is the period in the game when the Kiwi teams normally step up.

A massive test awaits the Stormers in the last nine minutes here...

08 Apr 18:51
71'- Oh-so-close but Lowe is stopped just short. The Chiefs will get a five metre scrum...
08 Apr 18:50
70'- Chiefs probing inside the red zone...
08 Apr 18:50
70'- Stormers sub: Justin Phillips replaces Dewaldt Duvenage at scrumhalf.
08 Apr 18:49


Stormers 13

Chiefs 14

08 Apr 18:47
68'- Du Preez loses hit footing and his attempt drifts away to the left...
08 Apr 18:47
66'- Chiefs reserve hooker Brayden Mitchell penalised for a high tackle. It's close to the corner and about 10m inside Chiefs territory, but Du Preez will line up a shot at goal...
08 Apr 18:45


Stormers 301m

Chiefs 441m

08 Apr 18:43
64' - But the Chiefs win a turnover as Kerr-Barlow clears up-field...
08 Apr 18:42
63'- Pressure on the Chiefs as their attempted quick throw-in is intercepted by Duvenage in the red zone...
08 Apr 18:41

62'- Cruden attempts a sneaky cross-kick inside his own 22m area.

It almost pays off but the scrambling Stormers defence bundles the Chiefs out on halfway...

08 Apr 18:40
61'- Stormers sub: Dan Kriel replaces SP Marais. Kriel will play wing, with Leyds moving to fullback.
08 Apr 18:38
59'- A great kick from Du Preez pegs the Chiefs back inside their own 22m area. Good tactical kicking by the Stormers pivot on this occasion.
08 Apr 18:37

58' - Cruden's attempt hits the left-hand upright but stays out...

Stormers 34-26 Chiefs

08 Apr 18:36
57'- So simple from the Chiefs as wing James Lowe goes over in the corner for a TRY. The Stormers simply just ran out of numbers...
08 Apr 18:35
56'- Stormers subs: Kebble and Malherbe on a prop, replacing Louw and Janse van Rensburg.
08 Apr 18:34
55'- A kickable penalty to the Chiefs after a high tackle from Viljoen on McKenzie. The visitors opt for an attacking lineout...
08 Apr 18:31

53'- Du Preez slots the CONVERSION from out wide.

Stormers 34-21 Chiefs

08 Apr 18:30

SP Marais rounds off a scintillating try in the corner!

Kolbe had intercepted a Chiefs pass, before booting up-field. Leyds chased it down and got to it first. He then spectacularly threw a back-flip pass to Marais on his outside!

08 Apr 18:29
51'- TRY to the Stormers!
08 Apr 18:28
50'- Stormers sub: Jan de Klerk replaces Eben Etzebeth at lock.
08 Apr 18:27
49'- A knock-on from Notshe puts the Stormers under pressure just outside their own 22m area. Replays show that it might have gone backwards, but referee Peyper felt otherwise.
08 Apr 18:26

48'- Marais makes a horrible mess of a Chiefs kick up-field, but he gets his pass away to Kolbe just in time.

Kolbe runs away from pressure to bring some relief...

08 Apr 18:24

46'- PENALTY converted by Cruden

Stormers 27-21 Chiefs

08 Apr 18:23
46'- Etzebeth is pinged for slowing down the Chiefs ball and Cruden will line up an easy shot at goal.
  • 80'

    FULL TIME: The Stormers finally beat the Chiefs. What a game this was and what a pity that we had to have a loser. This was sensational entertainment!

  • 80'


  • 78'

    They win the lineout and after 17 phases, the Stormers turn it over.

  • 75'

    The Chiefs win a scrum penalty and Kebble is penalised. Cruden finds touch on the Stormers 22.

  • 74'

    Kolisi is lucky to get away with a high tackle.

  • 73'

    Kolbe intercepts the ball five metres from his own line and he makes good ground. The ball goes into touch near the Chiefs 22.

  • 72'

    After six phases by the Chiefs, Lowe is just short of the line. The Chiefs win a five metre scrum.

  • 70'

    The Chiefs win a penalty and Leyds is guilty of not releasing the ball in the tackle. The lineout will take place on the Stormers 22.

  • 69'

    Du Preez misses the Penalty kick.

  • 67'

    The Stormers win a penalty for a high tackle by Mitchell.

  • 65'

    The Chiefs take a quick lineout, but Duvenage reads it well. The Stormers then attack and make good ground. Retallick then does well to turn it over.

  • 63'

    The Chiefs secure their scrum. They make good ground via Mckenzie and they are bundled into touch on the halfway line.

  • 62'

    Duvenage knocks it on five metres from the Chiefs line, but the pressure is still on the Chiefs, despite them feeding the scrum.

  • 59'

    Cruden misses the conversion.

  • 58'

    TRY, CHIEFS, LOWE! 34-26: They win the lineout and drive forward. They then go wide and Lienert-Brown sends a loft pass to Lowe, who goes over and scores.

  • 57'

    Mckenzie makes good ground again and he is high tackled and they win a penalty. Cruden kicks ffor touch. The lineout will be six metres from the Stormers line.

  • 55'

    Viljoen knocks it on and the Stormers messes up a good chance of an attack.

  • 53'

    CONVERSION, STORMERS, DU PREEZ! 34-21: Du Preez extends the lead.

  • 52'

    TRY, STORMERS, MARAIS! 32-21: The Chiefs win their scrum inside the Stormers half. Donald runs a good line and is tackled. The Stormers then kick deep and SP Marais takes the ball and he runs 25 metres and scores.

  • 50'

    Duvenage sends a box kick into the Chiefs half and Pulu finds a gap. He makes good ground, but then Elliott knocks it on.

  • 48'

    PENALTY, CHIEFS, CRUDEN! 27-21: The Chiefs win a penalty as Etzebeth, fails to roll away in the tackle. Cruden makes no mistake.

  • 46'

    Kolisi finds touch inside the Stormers 22.

  • 44'

    PENALTY, STORMERS, MARAIS! 27-18: The Stormers win a scrum penalty and Moli is penalised. Marais stretches the lead to nine.

  • 43'

    The Stormers win the first scrum of the second half. The scrum issues continue and we have more resets.

  • 41'

    Cruden starts proceedings in the second half here at Newlands.

  • 40'

    The Stormers fail to get over the line but win a five metre scrum.

  • 40'

    TRY, STORMERS, DU PREEZ! 20-18: They shove the scrum and go forward. Du Preez then stretches over and scores!

  • 40'

    CONVERSION, STORMERS, DU PREEZ! 24-18: Du Preez converts his try.

  • 40'

    What a great game we have had thus far. Mckenzie has been outstanding and the Stormers have done well to take the lead just before half time.

  • 40'


  • 39'

    Duvenage kicks deep but it goes into touch just before Leyds could get there.

  • 38'

    The Chiefs make good ground but then Messam is pushed into touch by Etzebeth, inside the Stormers half. Messam leaves the field for a head injury check.

  • 37'

    PENALTY, STORMERS, MARAIS! 17-18: The Stormers win a penalty on the halfway line, as Lienert-Brown is caught offside. Marais lines up for goal and it sails over.

  • 34'

    The Stormers win a penalty, as Boshier joins the ruck incorrectly. They have a lineout near halfway.

  • 32'

    Cruden kicks deep and finds touch near the Stormers 22.

  • 30'

    Cruden misses the conversion.

  • 29'

    TRY, CHIEFS, MCKENZIE! 14-18: McKenzie breaks straight through the middle from inside his half and again he creates a try for Pulu. Great work after a kick by Duvenage.

  • 28'

    Donald gets away from Du Preez after the scrum. An error between Messam and Kerr-Barlow means that the ball rolls into touch.

  • 26'

    Marais knocks the ball on in the tackle. The Chiefs will feed a scrum just inside their half.

  • 25'

    PENALTY, CHIEFS, MCKENZIE! 14-13: The Chiefs win a penalty as the Stormers go offside after a lineout. McKenzie decides to go for goal from 46 metres and it sails over!

  • 22'

    CONVERSION, STORMERS, DU PREEZ! 14-10: Du Preez adds the extras.

  • 20'

    TRY, STORMERS, KOLISI! 12-10: After 14 phases Kolisi beats Bird and goes over and scores!

  • 19'

    Duvenage feeds the scrum and Marais sends Viljoen away. They continue to go forward.

  • 17'

    Donald knocks it on for a Stormers scrum on the Chiefs 22.

  • 15'

    CONVERSION, CHIEFS, CRUDEN! 7-10: Cruden adds the extras.

  • 15'

    TRY, CHIEFS, PULU! 7-8: WOW!! What a try. Mckenzie starts the attack in his own half and super handling between some key players ensure a superb try by Pulu!

  • 13'

    Etzebeth knocks the ball on in the lineout and Leitch takes possession. McKenzie then makes a rare mistake, as the pass go behind his support.

  • 11'

    PENALTY, CHIEFS, CRUDEN! 7-3: Cruden narrows the gap.

  • 10'

    Leitch burst through the ruck and the Chiefs gain momentum. Kerr-Barlow is caught in possession, but they retain the ball. The Chiefs win a penalty for a deliberate knock down by Du Plessis.

  • 8'

    YELLOW CARD, STORMERS, WIESE! 7-0: Cruden tries a box kick and the bounce favours Du Preez, who is caught in possession. The Chiefs win a penalty and Wiese is guilty of tackling a man without the ball. Wiese is off for ten minutes.

  • 6'

    Kerr-Barlow struggles to feed the first scrum of the game.

  • 5'

    McKenzie kicks a grubber and it is knocked on by the Stormers. We have a scrum on the halfway line.

  • 4'

    CONVERSION, STORMERS, DU PREEZ! 7-0: Du Preez extends the lead.

  • 3'

    Etzebeth secures the first lineout and the Stormers win a penalty for obstruction. We then have some fisty cuffs and the Referee manage to get in under control. Du Preez finds touch near the Chiefs 22.

  • 3'

    TRY, STORMERS, NOTSHE! 5-0: Notshe drives but is stopped. The Stormers recycle it and then Notshe finds a gap and goes over and scores in the corner. The TMO confirms the try.

  • 1'

    Our Referee today is Jaco Peyper, from South Africa. Du Preez starts proceedings here in Newlands.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Super Rugby match between The Stormers and the Chiefs, from DHL Newlands, in Cape Town.

  • 0'

    The Stormers sit on top of the South African Conference, while the Chiefs are second in the New Zealand Conference, but have more points than the Stormers.

  • 0'

    The Chiefs have won each of their last three games against the Stormers. They have also won seven of their last eight games outside of New Zealand.

  • 0'

    There are just two changes to the Stormers starting XV. Jano Vermaak is replaced by Dewaldt Duvenage, with Justin Phillips providing cover on the bench. Wilco Louw takes his place at tighthead prop alongside hooker Bongi Mbonambi, who earns his 50th Super Rugby cap.

  • 0'

    The Chiefs have made five changes to their starting lineup. Kane Hames and Atu Moli moves from the bench to start alongside Hika Elliot in the front-row. Lachlan Boshier replaces the injured Sam Cane. Toni Pulu returns after injury and Stephen Donald moves from the bench to start at number 12.

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Stormers Chiefs
  • 4 Tries 3
    • 2' Sikhumbuzo Notshe
    • 19' Siya Kolisi
    • 40' Robert du Preez
    • 51' SP Marais
    • 13' Toni Pulu
    • 28' Toni Pulu
    • 57' James Lowe
  • 4 Conversions 1
    • 3' Robert du Preez
    • 21' Robert du Preez
    • 40' Robert du Preez
    • 52' Robert du Preez
    • 14' Aaron Cruden
  • 2 Penalties 3
    • 36' SP Marais
    • 43' SP Marais
    • 10' Aaron Cruden
    • 24' Damian McKenzie
    • 46' Aaron Cruden
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 1 Yellow Cards 0
    • 7' Cobus Wiese
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • JC van Rensburg
  • Mbongeni Mbonami
  • Wilco Louw
  • Eben Etzebeth
  • Chris Van Zyl
  • Cobus Wiese
  • Siya Kolisi
  • Sikhumbuzo Notshe
  • Dewaldt Duvenage
  • Robert du Preez
  • Dillyn Leyds
  • Daniel du Plessis
  • EW Viljoen
  • Cheslin Kolbe
  • SP Marais
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Kane Hames
  • Hikawera Elliot
  • Atunaisa Moli
  • Dominic Bird
  • Brodie Retallick
  • Liam Messam
  • Lachlan Boshier
  • Michael Leitch
  • Tawera Kerr-Barlow
  • Aaron Cruden
  • James Lowe
  • Stephen Donald
  • Anton Lienert-Brown
  • Toni Pulu
  • Damian McKenzie
  • Ramone Samuels
  • Oliver Kebble
  • Frans Malherbe
  • Jan de Klerk
  • Nizaam Carr
  • Justin Phillips
  • Kurt Coleman
  • Dan Kriel
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Brayden Mitchell
  • Siegfried Fisi'ihoi
  • Sosefo Kautai
  • Taleni Seu
  • Mitchell Brown
  • Alex Nankivell
  • Sam McNicol
  • Shaun Stevenson

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