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full-time Stormers 27 Lions 17
80 CONVERSION, LIONS, JANTJIES! 27-17. Jantjies adds the extras and from the restart the ball goes through several phases before the Lions pivot also knocks on. The hooter goes and that signals the end of the match. Although it was a scrappy affair the hosts deserve the result.
79 TRY, LIONS, VAN DER MERWE! 27-15. Franco van der Merwe picks up the ball at a ruck close to the Stormers' try-line and burrows his way over!
78 CONVERSION, STORMERS, GRANT! 27-10. Grant makes no mistake with from the kicking tee!
77 TRY, STORMERS, VAN DEN HEEVER! 25-10. Gerhard van den Heever runs onto a pass from Grant and beats Combrinck and Waylon Murray before crossing over!
74 De Villiers beats a defender with a neat side-step close to the Lion's try-line and offloads to Fourie but the hooker fails to hold onto the pass.
71 CONVERSION, STORMERS, GRANT! 20-10. Grant holds his nerve and adds the extras from the edge of the touchline!
70 TRY, STORMERS, SINCLAIR! 18-10. Replacement back rower Jebb Sinclair powers his way over the try-line from close quarters after running onto a pass from De Villiers.
68 The Lions take the ball through 16 phases but are stopped short of the Stormers' try-line by brilliant defence from the home side!
65 Gerhard van den Heever fields a ball just inside his half and tries to hoist the ball into the air with a high kick. His effort is a poor one, however, and slices off his boot into the stands.
63 The Stormers attack off a scrum but Grant is called back for an accidental obstruction.
60 De Jongh gets a pass behind the advantage line but he does well when he delivers a pin-point grubber kick which rolls into touch five metres from the Lions' try-line!
57 The Stormers attack close to the Lions' try-line but Brock Harris and Aplon are both stopped through brilliant tackles by the visitors. The Lions eventually win a turnover and Butch James clears his line with a kick which sails into touch on the halfway line.
55 The Stormers launch an attack from deep inside their half and De Villiers puts a kick through which Michael Bondesio knocks on inside the Lions' 22.
53 The Lions do well to string several phases together and are soon on the attack just inside the Stormers' half. However, it all comes to nothing when Callie Visagie knocks on at a ruck.
51 Grant puts the ball into touch on the Lions' 22 metre line after Jacobie Adriaanse is penalised for a ruck infringement.
49 CONVERSION, STORMERS, JANTJIES! 13-10. Jantjies adds the extras and the home side's lead is cut down to three points!
48 TRY, LIONS, STRAUSS! 13-8. Josh Strauss bumps off Deon Fourie at a ruck on the Stormers' 22 and races away before touching down!
46 The Stormers win the ball at a line-out deep inside the Lions' 22 but concede possession when Bekker is held up off the ground.
43 Roodt is penalised when he plays Don Armand in the air at a line-out on the halfway mark. Grant puts the ball into touch close to the Lions' 22.
40 Grant gets the second half underway! His kick is gathered by Hendrik Roodt who immediately sets up a ruck. The Stormers have made a change to their starting XV with Brock Harris replacing Frans Malherbe in the front row.
Half-time Stormers 13 Lions 3
40 Jean de Villiers knocks on a pass from Grant midway between the Lions' 22 and the halfway mark. From the resulting scrum Dewaldt Duvenhage knocks on when he tries to dispossess Tian Meyer but the hooter has gone and the players head into the dressing rooms. It's been a scrappy affair although the hosts have tried to attack more towards the end. Hopefully we'll see more action after the break.
37 Andries Bekker offloads the ball to Juan de Jongh and the centre goes over the Lions' try-line. However, his effort count for nothing as the referee rules that the pass was forward.
36 Aplon fields a clearance kick from Jantjies and sets off on a run. When his progress is halted by Anthony Volmink he throws a pass to Van den Heever but the ball goes into touch.
34 The Stormers try to drive from a line-out close to the Lions' 22 but Derick Minnie does well when he holds Deon Fourie up and the visitors will get the put-in at the resulting scrum.
31 CONVERSION, STORMERS, GRANT! 13-3. Grant steps up and adds another two points to his side's lead!
30 TRY, STORMERS, APLON! 11-3. Aplon gets an easy run-in after the Stormers go on the attack with a run from Danie Poolman from deep inside his own half. After setting up a couple of phases the ball comes to Grant who puts Aplon into a gap close to the visitors' try-line.
27 PENALTY, STORMERS, GRANT! 6-3. Grant adds the extras after Butch James is penalised for a high tackle on the home side's pivot.
24 PENALTY, LIONS, JANTJIES! 3-3. Elton Jantjies punishes Bekker's indiscretion and draws his side level on the scoreboard.
23 Lionel Mapoe is penalised for not releasing a tackled player but referee Mark Lawrence is forced to reverse the penalty when Bekker shoulder charges Mapoe after the whistle has gone.
19 Elton Jantjies takes a shot at goal after Frans Malherbe is penalised for a scrum infringement but his effort is just wide of the uprights.
17 Josh Strauss clatters into Deon Carstens but the Lions skipper loses the ball forward in contact. Scrum to the Stormers.
14 Hendrik Roodt runs onto the ball at pace but is knocked backwards by a big hit from Siya Kolisi!
11 The Lions are forced to make an early change. Andries Coetzee limps off with what appears to be a foot injury and is replaced by Ruan Combrinck.
8 The Stormers go on the attack with their forwards but they are soon penalised when Bekker goes off his feet at a ruck.
6 Deon van Rensburg goes on a run down the touchline but is bundled into touch by a text-book tackle from De Jongh.
4 PENALTY, STORMERS, GRANT! 3-0. Peter Grant gets the first points of this encounter after Tian Meyer is pinned for being offside.
2 Andries Bekker does well to free his hands and get a pass away to Gio Aplon inside the Lions' 22. Aplon passes to Gerhard van den Heever who has a foot in touch.
Kick-off Elton Jantjies gets us started with a flat kick which is gathered by Juan de Jongh. He takes it into contact and is stopped close to the halfway mark.
Team News Lions caretaker coaches Johan Ackermann and Carlos Spencer have made two changes to the side that beat the Sharks in their last match three weeks ago. Both are in the front-row, with props Jacobie Adriaanse and JC Janse van Rensburg coming into the starting line-up to replace Pat Cilliers and CJ Van der Linde.
Team News Stormers coach Allister Coetzee has made several changes to his starting line-up for this clash. The home side starts with two rookie flankers in Don Armand and Tyrone Holmes while one of the heroes from their previous match against the Bulls, Siya Kolisi, moves from the flank to number eight. Other changes up front sees Andries Bekker replacing Eben Etzebeth, who is rested after Springbok duty and Deon Fourie replaces Tiaan Liebenberg at hooker. Amongst the backs, Joe Pietersen comes in for Bryan Habana, who is on bench duty. This sees Gio Aplon moving to the wing and Pietersen starting at full-back.
Welcome Hello and welcome to Newlands in Cape Town for this Super Rugby derby between our hosts, the Stormers, and the Lions. We'll be back soon with team news!
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