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Congrats Chiefs,Stormers tried at times but lacked the finesse,hopefully some of the young boys will take valuable lessons out of this!!— Breyton Paulse (@BreytonPaulse) July 22, 2017
Congrats Chiefs,Stormers tried at times but lacked the finesse,hopefully some of the young boys will take valuable lessons out of this!!
FULL TIME AT NEWLANDS
The Chiefs have won it! And the Stormers fail in a knock-out match yet again.
Stormers 11 Chiefs 17
77' - McKenzie cannot convert. One last chance for the home side, they will need a converted try.
75' - TRY to the Chiefs!
Shaun Stevenson is over in the right-hand corner after a massive pass found him in space on the right wing. No one touched him.
70' - The Stormers applying all the pressure now and they have a penalty.
Marais will kick at goal.
63' - PENALTY slotted by the Stormers!
Marais cuts the Chiefs lead to just one point!
Stormers 11 Chiefs 12
Sounded like Peyper rather regrettably gave that yellow card...— #RugbyFifteen.com (@RugbyFifteen) July 22, 2017
Sounded like Peyper rather regrettably gave that yellow card...
59' - YELLOW CARD to the Chiefs!
Sam Cane will spend 10 minutes in the bin for that tackle. Fair enough, I think.
Come Fleckie. Make a move. Change the pros and attack up front ...— Front Row Grunt (@FrontRowGrunt) July 22, 2017
Come Fleckie. Make a move. Change the pros and attack up front ...
51' - PENALTY slotted by the Chiefs!
McKenzie makes no mistake with an easy kick at goal.
Stormers 8 Chiefs 12
45' - TRY to the Stormers!
Great work through a number of phases until Duvenhage goes blind in a little bit of space, EW Viljoen offloads beautifully and Siya Kolisi does the rest for his 6th try of the season.
Marais cannot convert.
Stormers 8 Chiefs 9
Certainly not the try-fest we were expecting, but at least the Stormers are still in it. Big 40 #STOvCHI— Lloyd Burnard (@LloydBurnard) July 22, 2017
Certainly not the try-fest we were expecting, but at least the Stormers are still in it. Big 40 #STOvCHI
40'- Kolbe gets us underway and the Stormers do brilliantly to keep the ball off the deck... wait, it was David against Goliath as Etzebeth just kept McKenzie in the air.
The home side have a scrum on the Chiefs 25m area.
Stormers hanging in. About the best you can say of them, really. HT 3-9.— Rob Houwing (@RobHouwing) July 22, 2017
Stormers hanging in. About the best you can say of them, really. HT 3-9.
HALF TIME AT NEWLANDS
The Chiefs lead a very tight encounter by 9-6 and certainly came into the match as the half wore on.
38' - PENALTY slotted by the Chiefs!
McKenzie extends the visitors lead just before half-time.
Stormers 3 Chiefs 9
37' - Great defence by the Stormers who force the Chiefs into a retreat but the visitors hold the ball and win another penalty. Stormers on a warning now in the red zone.
This is right in front so McKenzie will kick at goal.
31' - Penalty slotted by the Chiefs
McKenzie has no mistake and the visitors now have the lead at Newlands.
Stormers 3 Chiefs 6
30' - Donald makes a great breakout straight from the kick-off but cannot find Messam on the outside with a huge pass. The ball goes into touch.
29' - PENALTY slotted by the Chiefs!
The diminutive McKenzie makes no mistake and the sides are level.
Stormers 3-3 Chiefs
Stormers v chiefs. the SA ref has already helped the home team. You can't tackle any body in the air. Yellow card? But only a penalty— David Campese (@Davidcampese11) July 22, 2017
Stormers v chiefs. the SA ref has already helped the home team. You can't tackle any body in the air. Yellow card? But only a penalty
23' - PENALTY slotted by the Stormers!
Marais makes no mistake and we have the first points of the game.
Stormers 3 Chiefs 0
22' - Penalty to the Stormers as Reltallick is penalised for jumping across the lineout gap
The Stormers will have a shot at goal through SP Marais.
FULL TIME: STORMERS 11-17 CHIEFS. Chiefs scored the late try that helped them win a tight game in Newlands and they win by 6 points in the end. It was a game of a lot of handling errors and the Stormers lose at home in the end. One try per side and the Chiefs will go on to meet the Crusaders in the semi-final.
The hooter sounds and the Stormers need a converted try to win this game. The Chiefs are looking to defend and the hosts have the ball and are attacking.
An important lineout for the Stormers here with just a minute and a half to go. Willemse gets the ball after the throw in but is caught by the defence.
The conversion is missed from the sidelines and McKenzie fails to add on the extras. The Stormers need a converted try to win from here with just a couple of minutes remaining.
TRY, CHIEFS, STEVENSON! 11-17: Big moment in the game as the Chiefs manage to find a gap in the defence and after 10 phases the pass the ball wide to Stevenson who takes the it over the line with his first touch. Cruden made the final pass.
We are into the last few minutes of the game and the Chiefs have a lineout. They win the ball after the throw in and string a few passes together.
A couple of kicks back and forth and then the Chiefs put a few passes together but lose the ball forward.
The penalty is missed and this could be an important miss for the Stormers. Marais misses a kickable penalty and there are only 8 minutes remaining in the game.
The 10 minutes in the sin bin ends as Cane comes back on for the Chiefs.
The Stormers take the lineout and then go for the maul but the Chiefs concede a penalty through Aidan Ross for collapsing the maul.
The Chiefs concede a penalty for being caught offside and this will be an important lineout for the Stormers as there is only one minute left on the yellow card.
The Stormers concede another penalty after the lineout through Samuels for obstruction. Less than 14 minutes remaining in the game.
The Chiefs are still a player short as Cane is in the sin bin. Marais gets the ball and kicks it flat into touch for a lineout.
PENALTY, STORMERS, MARAIS! 11-12: Marais kicks the ball perfectly as the Stormers elect for a penalty goal. The deficit is down to one point. Stormers make a few substitutions as we are in the last 20 minutes of the game.
The referee blows his whistle and he will bring them back for a penalty. The Chiefs tackled a player without the ball and Hames is the guilty party there. Willemse will kick this into touch for a lineout.
Willemse kicks the ball into touch and the Stormers have a lineout. The lineout becomes a maul as the Chiefs look to defend it.
Two Chiefs players tackled Leyds and the TMO is having a look to check for a dangerous tackle. Leitch was one of the Chiefs player, Cane was the other. The TMO recommeds a YELLOW CARD to Sam Cane and he will be sent to the sin bin.
Duvenage concedes a penalty for going off his feet in the ruck, and the referee having a few words with the players. The TMO is consulted for a possible dangerous tackle.
Just over 20 minutes remaining in the game and a handling error from the Stormers will mean that the Chiefs have the feed in the scrum.
Kane Hames concedes a penalty for wheeling the scrum and the Stormers kick the ball out for a lineout.
Good attack from the Chiefs but a handling error in the end will result in a scrum for the Stormers. The Chiefs were looking dangerous in that position.
The ball is lost forward by Carr and the Chiefs get the ball and attack. A knock on by the Stormers and the crowd is not happy with the call. This will be a scrum.
PENALTY, CHIEFS, MCKENZIE! 8-12: McKenzie kicks the penalty goal perfectly and that will be three more points to the Chiefs. Carr conceding the penalty for being caught offside.
The Chiefs just keep coming and Donald again making some good ground for them. The Stormers are defending well again, like they did in the first half.
The Chiefs win the scrum and this will be a good attacking opportunity for them. They work the ball through a few phases and they are probing away, looking for a gap in the defence.
TRY, STORMERS, KOLISI! 8-9: Try, first try of the game and it is the Stormers' captain that scores at home and it is a result of immense pressure from the hosts. Viljoen does some good work to get the ball to him. The conversion is missed by Marais so the Chiefs still lead by 1 point.
Michael Leitch concedes a penalty for hands in the ruck and that will be the first penalty of the second half. The Chiefs lead by 6 points.
The Stormers win the first scrum of the second half quickly after the kick-off. Marais feeds the ball and Kerr-Barlow kicks the ball. The ball is knocked forward.
Second half begins. No tries in the first half so the crowd will be hoping for more action in the second. The Stormers kick us off.
Just a minute left in the first half. Kolbe passes the ball to Leyds and then the Stormers are on the attack but Marais concedes a penalty for not releasing the ball.
HALF TIME: STORMERS 3-9 CHIEFS. It has been a tense and low-scoring first half with the Chiefs leading by 6 points. The Stormers have defended well and they will be looking to come back stronger in the second half.
The Chiefs are on the attack again and the Stormers are doing well under pressure. Damian de Allende concedes a penalty for interference with the scrum half. The Chiefs were playing advantage.
PENALTY, CHIEFS, MCKENZIE! 3-9: McKenzie makes no mistake with this easy penalty goal and he pushes the lead to 6 points. The Chiefs have really played well in the last few minutes. The Stormers have survived three 5m lineouts.
Cruden kicks the ball into touch and the Chiefs will have a lineout very close to the Stormers' try line.
The Chiefs have the lineout and then Elstadt concedes a penalty for not rolling away from the maul. The Chiefs have the advantage here.
Another penalty conceded by the Stormers, the Chiefs are looking stronger in the last 10 minutes or so. Marais concedes the penalty for a deliberate knock down on the ball.
The Stormers kick the reset and Kolbe kicks it sideways. McKenzie contests and wins the ball and then Donald again puts in a great run to cover some good ground for the Chiefs.
PENALTY, CHIEFS, MCKENZIE! 3-6: Another perfect kick from McKenzie and the Chiefs double their score as they take the lead for the first time in the game.
Donald breaks through the defence and covers some good ground for the Chiefs. He fails in his passing and the ball goes into touch. Willemse ends up conceding a penalty after the Stormers lineout.
PENALTY, CHIEFS, MCKENZIE! 3-3: Brilliant kick from McKenzie who levels the score after 30 minutes. It is 3-3 at Newlands.
The referee has a few words with the players as the scrum collapses and will be reset. The Stormers have the feed.
Big surge from the Chiefs at the scrum and Malherbe concedes a penalty for the front row standing up. The Chiefs will look to kick this.
The Stormers manage to turn the ball over after the Chiefs win the lineout and this is will give the hosts more confidence.
PENALTY, STORMERS, MARAIS! 3-0: Kolisi goes for the penalty goal and Marais kicks it perfectly to score the goal from 35 metres out. The Stormers lead by 3 points.
Retallick concedes his second penalty today after the Stormers take the lineout. The Stormers were playing advantage so they will come back for the penalty. Retallick was jumping across in the lineout.
The Chiefs win the lineout and look to attack but the Stormers win the ball and kick it deep as Leyds gives chase. The Chiefs are under pressure now but McKenzie kicks it back and into touch.
Nizaam Carr tackles a player in the air and that will be a penalty to the Chiefs. The TMO confirms and the Chiefs win the penalty.
A couple of resets to the scrum and the Chiefs have the feed. They get the ball out and Cruden kicks it deep straight to Marais.
A short delay in play as both teams get some drinks and medical attention. The Stormers go for the maul after the lineout and win a penalty as Retallick brings down the maul.
Willemse kicks the ball into touch for a lineout. The Stormers win the ball but Kerr-Barlow is quick to pounce and win the ball back for the Chiefs. Cruden kicks the ball deep and Leyds collects.
The Chiefs concede another penalty, this time through Liam Messam for collapsing the Stormers' maul.
Both teams are looking to attack and they are playing the game at a fast pace. The score remains at 0-0 after the first 10 minutes of the game but it promises to be a good game.
The Stormers have the lineout and they take the ball back into their half before kicking it. The Chiefs collect it and pass it to the left before kicking it back.
The Chiefs turn the ball over after 12 phases and the ball is kicked deep and it goes into touch.
The Chiefs concede the first penalty of the game, through Mitchell Brown for going off his feet in the ruck.
The faster line speeds from both sides has been evident in the opening minutes. Both sides talked about this before the game. The Stormers are working the ball through a few phases.
The scrum collapses and the referee has a few words with the players. The possession is almost equally shared so far.
Good conditions for playing rugby today with the sun shining. Chiefs are putting together a few passes but a knock on from the Chiefs and that will be the first scrum of the game.
Kick-off! The first half begins as the referee blows his whistle and the Chiefs kick us off.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the SuperRugby quarter-final between the Stormers and the Chiefs from the Newlands Stadium in Cape Town.
Chiefs: 15 Damian McKenzie, 14 Toni Pulu, 13 Anton Lienert-Brown, 12 Stephen Donald, 11 James Lowe, 10 Aaron Cruden (c), 9 Tawera Kerr-Barlow, 8 Michael Leitch, 7 Lachlan Boshier, 6 Liam Messam, 5 Brodie Retallick, 4 Dominic Bird, 3 Atu Moli, 2 Hika Elliot, 1 Kane Hames
Stormers: 15 SP Marais, 14 Cheslin Kolbe, 13 EW Viljoen, 12 Dan du Plessis, 11 Dillyn Leyds, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7 Siya Kolisi (c), 6 Cobus Wiese, 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg
Jaco Peyper is the referee today with Jaco van Heerden and Cwengile Jadezweni assisting him. Shaun Veldsman is the TMO.
The Chiefs have won all three of their games against the Stormers since 2014, and they have won their leas two games in Cape Town.
There are just two changes to the Stormers? starting line-up after scrum-half Jano Vermaak was ruled out after leaving the field with concussion in the 53-10 victory against the Cheetahs at Newlands last week. He is replaced by the experienced Dewaldt Duvenage, with Justin Phillips providing cover on the replacements bench. The only change to the forward pack sees a fit-again Wilco Louw take his place at tighthead prop alongside hooker Bongi Mbonambi, who earns his 50th Super Rugby cap.
Chiefs head coach Dave Rennie has made five changes to the starting line-up. In the forwards, Kane Hames and Atu Moli are promoted from the bench to start alongside veteran hooker Hika Elliot in the front-row.
Taranaki flanker Lachlan Boshier returns to the 23 to replace the injured Sam Cane at seven. There are two changes to the back-line with explosive Counties Manukau back Toni Pulu returning from a hamstring strain to start on the right wing and fan favourite Stephen Donald moving from the bench to claim jersey 12.
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