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|Home team||Away Team|
|39 - 26||
Full time STORMERS 39-26 HURRICANES
80 The Stormers nearly get a late bonus point try. The Hurricanes aimlessly chips it and the full-back gathers the ball. He runs down the right-hand touchline and then chips it back inside. The ball bounces over a couple of Hurricanes players and Petersen gathers the ball to go over. The ref is not sure and sends it upstairs. Shaun Veldsman rules that no try is scored. That's is that. The Stormers win. Thank you for your company.
79 Penalty to the Hurricanes for an illegal binding at the scrum. They decide to take another scrum. Another penalty this time for wheeling the scrum. They take another scrum and this time it comes out and they can build. Bekker does some tidy work in defence, before a loose pass allows the Stormers to hack it through.
77 The Hurricanes set the line-out up on the Stormers' 22, but Matu'u puts his foot on the line and the Stormers get a chance in the line-out. Schreuder clears, but he barely got any distance and the Hurricanes have another line-out just outside the 22. They lose it again and the end result is the Stormers get a scrum feed.
75 The Stormers get a free kick after an early engagement in the scrum and Petersen sends it deep into the Hurricanes' half. The visitors take it through the hands before they win a penalty after Malherbe goes off his feet.
74 CONVERSION, STORMERS, PETERSEN 34-26 - Petersen adds the two points and suddenly the hosts have breathing space.
73 PENALTY TRY, STORMERS - 37-26 - Vermeulen takes it in the line-out and the Stormers maul it up. Kolisi has the ball and barges on. He is just short of the tryline, but the Stormers get the five points anyway as it's a penalty try for collapsing the maul. Broadhurst collapsed the maul, but Allen is the man who is sent off.
71 The Stormers get a scrum feed just inside the 'Canes' half, but that turns into a penalty as Ben May is penalised again. Petersen looks to take it to a nine-point lead, but it goes off the upright and the Hurricanes get the hands on the ball. They decide to take it through a few phases inside their own 22m. Perenara finally decides to clear it.
68 PENALTY, STORMERS, PETERSEN, 32-26 - The Stormers get a penalty as Bateman tackled Bekker without the ball during the previous play. It's a six-point game again as Petersen sends it through the middle.
66 Kolisi gets high fives from everyone after he wins a penalty on his own 22. He drove the ball carrier back and the Hurricanes went off their feet at the ruck. Petersen clears to the 'Canes' 10m line. The Stormers decide to mall it up from the line-out before taking it through a few phases. Another flick nearly goes wrong. The ball is loose and Aplon snaps it up and runs for the line, but he is taken over the touchline.
64 The Hurricanes clear deep from the restart and Petersen returns the favour. Taylor gathers and sets up his side again. Barrett decides to go deep again and Van Den Heever allows the ball to bounce. De Villiers cleans up and Francis clears, but it was taken back and the 'Canes have a throw on the 22.
62 PENALTY, HURRICANES, BARRETT - 29-26 - The referee was playing advantage for off-side so the Hurricanes get a penalty in front and Barrett makes no mistake.
62 The Stormers gather from the restart, but they throw it away in midfield and May somehow gets his hands on the ball. He bounces a few tacklers off and suddenlly his team are in the 22. It breaks for Barrett and he offloads brilliantly to Matu'u who does even better to hang onto goes over the line. It came lose and then he regathered to touch down. The referee isn't sure of the try and he goes upstairs. Shaun Veldsman replays it about 100 times before he decides it was knocked on.
60 PENALTY, STORMERS, PETERSEN - 29-23 - After 11 phases, the tackler fails to release the man on the deck and the Hurricanes give away the penalty. Petersen makes no mistake from the resulting kick at goal.
58 Etzebeth takes the restart and the Stormers get a nice maul going. They break through the middle and take it past the Hurricanes' 10m line. The forwards rumble forward again before the backs get their hands on the ball. Liebenberg tries a flick, but it doesn't go to hand and they must rebuild again. Those flicks haven't worked today.
57 PENALTY, STORMERS, PETERSEN - 26-23 - Petersen puts the Stormers back in front with a penalty right in front.
56 The Stormers have really lost their way after their excellent start. They get a break as the 'Canes are punished for bringing down the scrum. Aplon puts the ball out on the half-way line. Bekker secures the line-out and they look to maul it up. They make a few metres and the arm is out for a penalty advantage against Vito for side entry. Duvenhage looks for a quick off-load, but the Hurricanes read it. Penalty though for that Vito error.
54 Bekker wins the lineout, but the ball breaks for the Hurricanes after an off-load from Bekker goes wrong. Alapati Leiua picks it up and runs into the Stormers' half. He loses the ball on the 22 and the Stormers can breathe again.
52 Perenara is on for Eaton and he clears the lines for the Hurricanes after the scrum.
51 The Hurricanes clear the ball into the Stormers' territory after the restart. Burton Frances is on for Van Aswegen. The latter has had a bit of a shocker. The hosts build a bit of momentum after the line-out and Etzebeth makes plenty of ground after breaking through a tackle. Kitshoff gets a lucky break as the ball pops to him, but the Hurricanes close him down immediately and they get a scrum in their own 22 for their hard work.
49 CONVERSION, HURRICANES, BARRETT 23-23 - Barrett picks himself up after the try and converts from the right-hand side to level the scores.
48 TRY, HURRICANES, BARRETT, 23-21 - The Stormers take it up after a deep restart. Bekker stretches his legs and gains about 10 metres for his side. De Villiers gets the ball and looks to float it on the half-way line, but Barrett reads it and intercepts. He has Aplon on his heels. The winger catches him, but doesn't hold him in the tackle. Barrett gets up and scores the try. Easy as you like.
46 The Stormers get a penalty after Habana is tripped while chasing a ball that was kicked through. The white card is also out from Jonker as the referee was not sure which player tripped the centre. Jeremy Thrush is the guilty party and he can expect a call from the match referee after the game. The Stormers opt to go for goal from the left side, but Petersen goes past the right-hand upright.
44 We are basically back where we were two minutes ago and the Hurricanes now have their full compliment of players on the field as Ben May is back. The Stormers win the line-out but the ball gets left behind in midfield and they are forced back into their own half. Duvenhage puts in a kick and the ball comes out on the Stormers side. Another chip, this time from Van Aswegen, but Taylor gathers and gets on the front foot.
42 Van Aswegen, who hasn't had the best of starts, sets up play at the 10m line. Vermeulen wins the line-out and they swing it to the left. The referee has his arm out again. The ball comes back to the right and Petersen puts in a kick, but the Hurricanes gather and they can clear. Advantage was over.
Second half Barrett gets things underway in the second half. The clearance kick from Van Aswegen is charged down the Hurricanes take it through a few phases before they concede the penalty after the player on the ground fails to release. Vermeulen was the player who won the penalty.
Half-time Stormers 23 Hurricanes 16
40 CONVERSION, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 23-16. Beauden Barrett adds the two extra points to narrow the gap and the referee soon blows his whistle to signal half-time. The hosts have been dominating in most facets of play and deserve their lead.
40 TRY, HURRICANES, BATEMAN! 23-14. Tim Bateman scores under the posts after latching onto a fine offload from Barrett.
38 DROP GOAL, STORMERS, VAN ASWEGEN! 23-9. Gary van Aswegen takes a snap-shot from close range to extend his team's lead.
36 The referee asks the television match official to make a decision after Tiaan Liebenberg goes over the line under a mass of bodies. The TMO rules that it's no try as the ball was grounded short of the tryline.
36 YELLOW CARD, HURRICANES, MAY! Ben May is given his marching orders after taking out a support player at a lineout. The Hurricanes are now playing without both their props.
33 PENATLY, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 20-9. Barrett adds the extras after Tiaan Liebenberg goes off his feet at a ruck.
30 CONVERSION, STORMERS, PIETERSEN! 20-6. Joe Pietersen adds another two-points to the home side's lead.
29 TRY, STORMERS, KOLISI! 18-6. Siya Kolisi dives over after the Stormers' pack launches a driving maul from a lineout.
28 YELLOW CARD, HURRICANES, MORAN! Tristan Moran is sent off for an intentional knock down as well as for taking a man out off the ball at a lineout.
26 The Stormers get a penalty within goal-kicking range but opt to kick for touch. Pietersen puts the ball out, five metres from the Hurricanes' tryline.
24 PENALTY, STORMERS, BARRETT! 13-6. Beauden Barrett narrows the gap after the Stormers are penalised for being offside.
21 The Hurricanes concede another penalty at a lineout on the halfway mark. This time it's Jeremy Thrush who is penalised for playing Andries Bekker in the air.
20 The Stormers are awarded a penalty inside their 22 after Ben May is blown up for a scrum infringement.
19 PENALTY, STORMERS, PIETERSEN! 13-3. Pietersen's gives his team a 10-point lead after slotting a fairly easy spot kick.
18 Siya Kolisi charges down a clearance kick from Barrett! The Hurricanes are soon pinned for diving in at the resulting ruck!
16 PENALTY, STORMERS, PIETERSEN! 10-3. Joe Pietersen adds another thre points after a Hurricanes defender is penalised for a dangerous tackle on Jean de Villiers.
15 Schalk Burger has just left the field with what looks like a serious knee injury. He is replaced by Siya Kolisi.
12 Hurricanes prop Tristan Moran is penalised for an infringement at a scrum inside the Stormers' 22.
9 Schalk Burger is penalised after he tackles Andre Taylor, who takes a high ball in mid-air.
8 PENALTY, HURRICANES, BARRETT! 7-3. Beauden Barrett opens the visitors' account after Brok Harris is blown up for an infringement at a ruck.
6 CONVERSION, STORMERS, PIETERSEN! 7-0. Pietersen adds the extras to extend the hosts' lead.
5 TRY, STORMERS, APLON! 5-0. Gio Aplon opens the scoring with a fine piece of individual brilliance. The diminutive wing sells the cover defence a neat dummy just inside the Hurricanes half before dotting down.
3 The Hurricanes put plenty of pressure on Pietersen inside his 22. The full-back kicks for touch but wins very little ground.
2 The Hurricanes are awarded a penalty just inside their half when Gio Aplon is pinned for being offside.
Kick-off Joe Pietersen gets us underway! His kick is deep and the Hurricanes gather before swinging it out to Beauden Barrett who kicks the ball out on the halfway mark.
Team News Beauden Barrett has been handed the Hurricanes number ten jersey while former Crusaders centre Tim Bateman is one of three new Hurricanes in the starting XV as he lines up alongside skipper Conrad Smith. Loosehead prop Tristan Moran and tighthead Ben May will also make their Hurricanes debuts at Newlands. There are four more fresh faces on the bench as Motu Matu'u, Jeffery Toomaga-Allen, Brad Shields and TJ Perenara await to win their first caps for the new-look side.
Team News The big news is that the Stormers have named Springbok wing Bryan Habana at outside centre for this clash. Young Gary van Aswegen will pivot the attack while the Stormers wait for the return of Peter Grant from Japan. Former SA U20 lock Eben Etzebeth will partner Andries Bekker in the second row while former Bulls flyer Gerhard van den Heever will make his Stormers debut on the wing. He is joined in the back three by Joe Pietersen, who is back in Cape Town after a stint at Bayonne in France.
Welcome Hello and welcome to Newlands Stadium in Cape Town for this Super Rugby clash between the home side, the Stormers and the Wellington-based Hurricanes.
|Friday 18th April|
|19:45||Harlequins vs Leicester|
|Saturday 19th April|
|15:00||Bath vs Worcester|
|15:00||Exeter vs Sale|
|15:15||Wasps vs Gloucester|
|Sunday 20th April|
|14:00||Northampton vs London Irish|
|15:00||Newcastle vs Saracens|
|Saturday 3rd May|
|15:00||Bath vs Northampton|
|15:00||Saracens vs Worcester|
|15:00||Exeter vs Harlequins|
|15:00||Gloucester vs London Irish|
|15:00||Sale vs Leicester|
|15:00||Wasps vs Newcastle|
|Saturday 10th May|
|15:15||Newcastle vs Exeter|
|15:15||Leicester vs Saracens|
|15:15||Northampton vs Wasps|
|15:15||Worcester vs Gloucester|
|15:15||Harlequins vs Bath|
|15:15||London Irish vs Sale|
|Sunday 13th April|
|London Irish 40 - 12 Newcastle|
|Saracens 28 - 24 Northampton|
|Saturday 12th April|
|Gloucester 17 - 18 Bath|
|Worcester 33 - 38 Exeter|
|Leicester 27 - 15 Wasps|
|Friday 11th April|
|Sale Sharks 12 - 27 Harlequins|
|Sunday 30th March|
|Newcastle 12 - 17 Worcester|
|Saturday 29th March|
|Northampton 16 - 22 Leicester|
|Wasps 20 - 32 Saracens|
|Exeter 13 - 14 Gloucester|
|Harlequins 23 - 9 London Irish|
|Friday 28th March|
|Bath 11 - 12 Sale Sharks|
|Sunday 23rd March|
|Leicester 45 - 15 Exeter|
|Saturday 22nd March|
|London Irish 23 - 44 Bath|
|Saracens 39 - 17 Harlequins|
|Gloucester 40 - 33 Newcastle|
|Sale Sharks 19 - 6 Northampton|
|Friday 21st March|
|Worcester 11 - 13 Wasps|
|Sunday 2nd March|
|Newcastle 18 - 41 Leicester|
|Saturday 1st March|
|Northampton 39 - 13 Gloucester|
|Exeter 18 - 0 London Irish|
|Harlequins 21 - 20 Worcester|
|Wasps 17 - 21 Sale Sharks|
|Friday 28th February|
|Bath 10 - 23 Saracens|
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