FULL-TIME: STORMERS 31-18 SUNWOLVES. The Sunwolves come away with the ball and look for the late counter, but it doesn't take them all the way as they let the ball slip. The Stormers win by 13 points and put themselves in line for a playoff spot, but they miss out on a crucial bonus point.
Masirewa spills the ball forward and gives the Stormers one last chance from an attacking scrum just outside the 22.
Parker misses the conversion. You don't see that every day! It wasn't an easy kick to be fair.
TRY, SUNWOLVES, MASIREWA! 31-18: Quick ball from the Sunwolves and it pays off. They move the ball out wide to Masirewa and he goes over in the corner for another try. The Stormers will have to do it all again!
CONVERSION, STORMERS, STANDER! 31-13: The conversion from Stander is good and the Stormers bring 30 up.
TRY, STORMERS, COETZEE! 29-13: The maul from the lineout is successful and Jaco Coetzee gets another try. Thoroughly deserved. The bonus point is back on!
Rowe is penalised for not rolling away after tackling and the Stormers set up another lineout with the kick to the corner.
The Stormers get the penalty and they have no trouble setting up the attacking lineout this time.
Masirewa knocks on and the Stormers have the scrum now. This is a good attacking position for the hosts.
Stander fails to find touch off a poor kick from a Stormers penalty. Parker boots it straight back at them, but the ball is still in play.
Bregvadze is penalised. Never onside. The Stormers are going for posts here — interesting decision.
PENALTY, STORMERS, STANDER! 24-13: Stander steps up and stretches the lead back into double figures, but the Stormers will want to secure the bonus point now.
CONVERSION, SUNWOLVES, PARKER! 21-13: Parker adds the simple conversion.
TRY, SUNWOLVES, MASIREWA! 21-11: Poor defending from the Stormers as they allow Masirewa to slice straight through their defence after receiving an offload. The hosts are out of bonus-point territory!
The Stormers look to maul their way over the try-line following the lineout, but the Sunwolves come away with the ball. Masirewa goes on a marauding run and Booth puts a clever kick in behind with nobody home. The Stormers will have to survive from the defensive lineout.
Yamada comes on for the Sunwolves to make his Super Rugby debut, replacing Saumaki. Meanwhile, Lafaele replaces Timu.
CONVERSION, STORMERS, DU PLESSIS! 21-6: Du Plessis' kick stretches the Stormers' lead beyond two converted tries.
TRY, STORMERS, COETZEE! 19-6: Yet again, the Stormers string an attack together in a flash. Coetzee dummies and runs straight through, scoring a wonderful and well-deserved try for the Stormers.
A good tactical kick from Parker pins the Stormers back, but they win their defensive lineout and du Plessis clears safely into touch near the Stormers' 10-metre line.
The Stormers have done well to survive that spell of pressure and now the Sunwolves have to come back from inside their own half.
The Sunwolves continue to build up the pressure, but then Jaco Coetzee looks to get an interception in. It doesn't quite go to hand. Sunwolves scrum.
Edwill van der Merwe''s recovery tackle prevents a possible try for the Sunwolves, but the Stormers are still under pressure. It''s a Sunwolves lineout.
Johan du Toit knocks a pass from Jano Vermaak on. It was not the greatest pass in all fairness.
Jean-Luc du Plessis gets the second half up and running for the Stormers. They'll be hoping to put this game beyond the reach of their visitors as quickly as possible.
HALF-TIME: STORMERS 14-6 SUNWOLVES. The Sunwolves are unable to create anything, but they do get the Stormers into touch to end off the half. All is still to play for at Newlands, but the hosts are in the driving seat.
The Sunwolves have another scrum in midfield and will hope to mount one last spell of pressure.
PENALTY, SUNWOLVES, PARKER! 14-6: Immaculate as ever from the kicking tee, the Sunwolves flyhalf narrows the lead to eight points.
The Stormers are penalised at the scrum and Parker has another chance to kick at goal from in front of the posts.
The Stormers knock the ball on in midfield and gift the Sunwolves a scrum. This is an opportunity for the visitors to claw back some ground as the first half nears its end.
CONVERSION, STORMERS, DU PLESSIS! 14-3: Du Plessis converts from out wide on the right. Great kick.
TRY, STORMERS, BARRY! 12-3: Brilliant work from the Stormers on the counter-attack. Kriel steals the ball in the tackle and races away. The Stormers move the ball outside to Barry, who finishes in their right-hand corner! His first Super Rugby try!
The Stormers earn themselves a penalty through some great work from Kitshoff and set up the lineout. A chance for them to get back on the front foot.
The Sunwolves build their way out from deep, eventually going for the up-and-under through Parker and holding onto the ball. They can truly regain the momentum here.
Eventually, the Sunwolves get the scrum and then a free-kick. The Stormers' pressure somewhat relents.
The Stormers are on the front foot now. They go to du Toit at the back of the lineout. Jaco Coetzee goes to the short side and the Stormers pile on the pressure.
CONVERSION, STORMERS, DU PLESSIS! 7-3: Du Plessis adds the extras to the try.
TRY, STORMERS, MBONAMBI! 5-3: After a powerful driving maul from the Stormers, Mbonambi breaks away and scores the try! Fantastic work!
The Stormers win a penalty for offside inside their own half and Jean-Luc du Plessis puts the ball into touch just outside the Sunwolves' 22. Good kick, that.
PENALTY, SUNWOLVES, PARKER! 0-3: Parker makes no mistake as usual with a solid strike. The Sunwolves draw first blood.
Van Rhyn is penalised for playing the man in the air at the lineout and the Sunwolves have a shot at goal.
Coetzee runs at the Sunwolves and makes up significant ground, but the Sunwolves snatch the ball back shortly afterwards at the breakdown. It's been a scrappy start to this game.
The Sunwolves are eventually penalised for not releasing after Mbonambi's tackle on Rowe. The Stormers punt upfield and into touch and can breathe a sigh of relief.
The Sunwolves keep the pressure up after the scrum. They're building up patiently inside the Stormers' 22.
Jean-Luc du Plessis knocks on deep inside his own territory as he tries to gather a kick. The Sunwolves are gifted a scrum on the Stormers' 22.
AJ Jacobs lets the Sunwolves get the game underway. The kick-off is taken by the Stormers just outside their 22 and Herschel Jantjies goes for the up-and-under. The Sunwolves claim possession back inside Stormers territory.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this Super Rugby clash between the Stormers and the Sunwolves at Newlands in Cape Town.
Stormers: 15 Dillyn Leyds, 14 Craig Barry, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Dan Kriel, 11 Edwill van der Merwe, 10 Jean-Luc du Plessis, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Jaco Coetzee, 7 Johan du Toit, 6 Ernst van Rhyn, 5 Chris van Zyl, 4 Cobus Wiese, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Steven Kitshoff (captain). Substitutes: 16 Chad Solomon, 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Wilco Louw, 19 David Meihuizen, 20 Chris Massyn, 21 Jano Vermaak, 22 Josh Stander, 23 EW Viljoen
Sunwolves: 15 Semisi Masirewa, 14 Gerhard Van Den Heever, 13 Josh Timu, 12 Phil Burleigh, 11 Hosea Saumaki, 10 Hayden Parker, 9 Jamie Booth, 8 Ben Gunter, 7 Shuhei Matsuhashi, 6 Ryota Hasegawa, 5 Tom Rowe, 4 Mark Abbott, 3 Conan O’Donnell, 2 Jaba Bregvadze, 1 Alex Woonton. Substitutes: 16 Takuya Kitade, 17 Masataka Mikami, 18 Takuma Asahara, 19 Yuya Odo, 20 Masakatsu Nishikawa, 21 Keisuke Uchida, 22 Timothy Lafaele, 23 Akihito Yamada
AJ Jacobs is the referee for this encounter and will get the game underway in just under 10 minutes.
Edwill van der Merwe makes his Stormers debut from the wing with lock David Meihuizen and flanker Chris Massyn in line to follow suit from the bench. Seabelo Senatla and Damian Willemse are nursing knocks and are out today, as is Damian de Allende, who gets a rest as per the Springboks' World Cup preparation protocol.
Keep an eye on Sunwolves blindside flanker Ryota Hasegawa, who gets his debut from the starting XV today.
Steven Kitshoff leads the Stormers onto the field in front of a partisan home crowd. The Sunwolves are also out and ready to face the music.
Marius van der Westhuizen and Cwengile Jadezweni are the referee's assistants today with Christie du Preez on TMO duty.
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