Stormers
27 - 16
Sharks
2018/07/07 | 17:15 |  Super Rugby | DHL Newlands |  Full Time
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Stormers Sharks
  • 6' Cobus Wiese
    29' EW Viljoen
    36' Raymond Rhule
    3 Tries 1 42' Jacobus Van Wyk
  • 6' Joshua Stander
    30' Joshua Stander
    38' Joshua Stander
    3 Conversions 1 43' Robert du Preez
  • 65' Joshua Stander
    78' Joshua Stander
    2 Penalties 3 4' Robert du Preez
    9' Robert du Preez
    18' Robert du Preez
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
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Commentary
  • 81'

    FULL-TIME: STORMERS 27-16 SHARKS. The Stormers have ended their season on a winning note. They've really hurt their fellow South African team though. It's a long way back from here for the Sharks if they are to make the playoffs. Heading into the final gameweek, the eighth-placed Rebels have 35 points and the Sharks 32.

  • 79'

    The Sharks are penalised again for offside and du Toit opts for a shot at goal.

  • 79'

    PENALTY, STORMERS, STANDER! 27-16: Simple kick for Stander.

  • 78'

    Things go from bad to worse from the Sharks as they're penalised for collapsing the maul. The Stormers set up an attacking lineout and another maul. They have the advantage now, as the Sharks go in at the side.

  • 76'

    NO TRY! Am bursts through a couple of tackles and looks to get the ball down in the corner. However, he's failed to ground it properly and there was an obstruction from Andrews in the build-up anyway. The score remains 24-16.

  • 75'

    The Sharks have the ball inside Stormers territory now as they look for a late moment of inspiration. Should they lose this game, their quarter-final chances will no longer be in their hands.

  • 72'

    Stander is playing on for the Stormers. Meanwhile, the Sharks hit them with a massive scrum and win a penalty, but du Preez hits the post.

  • 69'

    Stander looks as if he's hurt himself. Will he have to come off too? The Stormers are having plenty of problems with their fly-halves, it seems.

  • 66'

    PENALTY, STORMERS, STANDER! 24-16: Stander steps up to the tee and extends the lead back beyond a converted try!

  • 65'

    Yet again, the Stormers win a penalty for offside. The Sharks need to watch their discipline.

  • 63'

    The Sharks are penalised for offside and Stander sets up an attacking lineout with a fantastic kick.

  • 60'

    A Ralepelle throw-in at a lineout goes skew and the Stormers are gifted an opportunity to change defence into attack.

  • 57'

    The Sharks pressure continues, but Rhule so nearly gets an intercept in on a pass aimed at van Wyk! That could have led to a Stormers try, but he can't hold onto the ball!

  • 55'

    NO TRY! Play gets back underway and the Sharks think they have scored in the corner through Mvovo after some wonderful passing. However, Am passed the ball forwards in the build-up! He actually looked like he knew it even though his team-mates carried on with play. It's still 21-16.

  • 53'

    De Allende heads down the tunnel after a tackle from Esterhuizen apparently hurt his shoulder. He is replaced by Barry.

  • 52'

    The hosts allow the Sharks to come back at them. They're under pressure now.

  • 49'

    The Stormers earn themselves a scrum penalty and Stander finds touch.

  • 47'

    Thomas du Toit receives some medical attention. It does not look like anything serious, though, as the big man then rejoins the Sharks pack for a scrum.

  • 45'

    NO TRY! Johan du Toit charges down a kick and dots the ball down. He thinks he has a try, but it's ruled out for offside! Wow -- that will surely be a talking point after the game!

  • 44'

    CONVERSION, SHARKS, DU PREEZ! 21-16: Du Preez adds the extras.

  • 43'

    Stander's attempt at goal goes just wide of the posts. That's the last kick of the half.

  • 43'

    HALF-TIME: STORMERS 21-9 SHARKS. The Stormers go into the break with a 12-point lead, having scored three tries. Wiese got the first, then it was Viljoen, then Rhule. Stander converted all three, while the Sharks scored three penalties through Rob du Preez. The team from Durban badly needs to respond in the second half.

  • 43'

    TRY, SHARKS, VAN WYK! 21-14: The Sharks start the second half on the front foot. After a spell of pressure, they get an overlap on the right and Bosch feeds van Wyk, who has just replaced Nkosi, for the finish!

  • 42'

    The Stormers win themselves a scrum penalty and a chance to extend the lead beyond two converted tries.

  • 41'

    Bosch gets the second half underway. His kick is gathered by Wiese just outside the Stormers' 22.

  • 39'

    CONVERSION, STORMERS, STANDER! 21-9: Stander adds the extras. The Sharks are under serious pressure now. They need an away win here, as they still have a chance of making the playoffs.

  • 37'

    TRY, STORMERS, RHULE! 19-9: Great try! The Sharks fail to find touch and Leyds starts off the counter, breaking through the Sharks defence. He gets the pass away to Notshe, who gives the ball to Rhule for the finish!

  • 34'

    A kick in behind from du Preez puts pressure on the Stormers, although they're on the ball again. This is a tight contest.

  • 31'

    CONVERSION, STORMERS, STANDER! 14-9: Stander adds the extras for the Stormers.

  • 30'

    TRY, STORMERS, VILJOEN! 12-9: The Stormers pile pressure on following the attacking lineout, and eventually, Viljoen goes over the try-line!

  • 28'

    De Allende spots some space in behind the Sharks defence, but Nkosi is there to cover and takes the ball into touch.

  • 25'

    There's a break in play as Dan du Preez is stretchered off before being replaced by Andrews. Let's hope he is ok.

  • 22'

    The Sharks are back in the lead and back on the attack.

  • 19'

    PENALTY, SHARKS, DU PREEZ! 7-9: The Stormers are penalised for an obstruction on Schreuder and du Preez pops the ball over the posts.

  • 17'

    Now it is the Sharks who are looking to launch another attack. Am is unable to quite get away on the left.

  • 14'

    A knock-on stops a Sharks attack in its tracks. They put some good pressure on the Stormers at the scrum, though. It''ll be reset.

  • 11'

    PENALTY, SHARKS, DU PREEZ! 7-6: The Sharks hit straight back with a penalty. Back underway again. The Sharks win their scrum and Bosch squeezes a well-placed kick into touch. Leyds is unable to gather before the ball goes out of play.

  • 8'

    CONVERSION, STORMERS, STANDER! 7-3: Stander extends the lead. Never in doubt.

  • 7'

    TRY, STORMERS, WIESE! 5-3: De Allende accelerates into a gap in the Sharks defence and sets Wiese up for the finish!

  • 5'

    PENALTY, SHARKS, DU PREEZ! 0-3: The fly-half draws first blood for the Sharks.

  • 4'

    The Stormers are penalised for holding on and Rob du Preez will go for posts.

  • 1'

    The Stormers get the game underway on their home turf in Cape Town. Stander gets the game underway, having been brought in as a late replacement for du Plessis.

  • 0'

    The Sharks are looking to keep their slim chances of making the quarter-finals alive, while the Stormers are looking to avoid finishing bottom of the South African conference.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of today's Super Rugby clash between the Stormers and the Sharks at Newlands.

  • 0'

    Tendai Mtawarira gets a rest for this derby, with Juan Schoeman coming in at loosehead prop. Louis Schreuder replaces Cameron Wright at scrum-half in another rotational change for the Sharks, while Jacques Vermeulen replaces injured flanker Jean-Luc du Preez. S'bu Nkosi returns to the starting lineup after missing the Lions game with an injury.

  • 0'

    The Stormers will be led by Pieter-Steph du Toit, as Siya Kolisi sits this one out with illness. Kobus van Dyk comes in for him at the side of the scrum. JC Janse van Rensburg and Frans Malherbe start alongside hooker Mbongeni Mbonambi, with JD Schickerling and Juarno Augustus on the bench. EW Viljoen starts at outside centre, with JJ Engelbrecht moving to wing and Craig Barry among the replacements.

  • 0'

    Jaco Peyper will referee this eagerly anticipated derby in Cape Town. He will be assisted by Archie Sehlako and Stephan Geldenhuys, while Marius Jonker will be the TMO.

Team Line-ups
Stormers Sharks
  • JC van Rensburg
  • Mbongeni Mbonami
  • Frans Malherbe
  • Cobus Wiese
  • Jan de Klerk
  • Kobus Van Dyk
  • Pieter-Steph du Toit
  • Sikhumbuzo Notshe
  • Dewaldt Duvenage
  • Joshua Stander
  • Raymond Rhule
  • Damian de Allende
  • EW Viljoen
  • JJ Engelbrecht
  • Dillyn Leyds
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Juan Schoeman
  • Armand van der Merwe
  • Thomas du Toit
  • Tyler Paul
  • Ruan Botha
  • Phillip Van Der Walt
  • Jacques Vermeulen
  • Daniel du Preez
  • Louis Schreuder
  • Robert du Preez
  • Lwazi Mvovo
  • Andre Esterhuizen
  • Lukhanyo Am
  • Sibusiso Nkosi
  • Curwin Bosch
Substitutions
  • Ramone Samuels
  • Steven Kitshoff
  • Wilco Louw
  • JD Schickerling
  • Juarno Augustus
  • Johan du Toit
  • Hershel Jantjies
  • Craig Barry
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Chiliboy Ralepelle
  • Tendai Mtawarira
  • John-Hubert Meyer
  • Hyron Andrews
  • Wian Vosloo
  • Cameron Wright
  • Marius Louw
  • Jacobus Van Wyk

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