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|Home team||Away Team|
|36 - 34||
Full time Stormers 36 Chiefs 34
80 The Chiefs are trying desperately to snatch a late win. Cruden attacks but loses possession when Van den Heever wins a crucial turnover. The Chiefs infringe when they try to regain the ball and are penalised. Pietersen puts the penalty into touch and that's the final act of the match! The hosts are victorious but it could so easily have gone the other way as both sides deserved the win. That's the Stormers' first win of their campaign so there's wild celebrations amongst the home supporters, who were desperate for this result!
78 Retallick is penalised for entering a maul from the side. Pietersen puts the ball into touch inside the Chiefs' 22.
75 YELLOW CARD, CHIEFS, CROSSWELL! Nick Crosswell is sent to the sin bin for playing Aplon off the ball at a ruck.
72 CONVERSION, CHIEFS, ANSCOMBE! 36-34. Anscombe holds his nerve to slot the difficult place-kick from aup against the touchline!
71 TRY, CHIEFS, HORRELL! 36-32. The Chiefs take the ball through several phases before attacking out wide with their backs. Cruden offloads to Andrew Horrel who scores in the right-hand corner!
68 the Stormers take the ball through 10 phases with De Allende, Kolisi and Tian Liebenberg all prominent. It all comes to nothing when Deon Fourie knocks on, at a ruck, deep inside the Chiefs' 22.
65 Duane Vermeulen wins valuable ground when he takes the ball into contact close to the halfway mark. The ball comes out to Pietersen who kicks upfield.
62 The Chiefs attack with their forwards, who go on the drive at a line-out, before spinning it wide to their backs. They lose momentum, however, when Cruden knocks on at a critical moment inside the Stormers' 22.
61 PENALTY, STORMERS, PIETERSEN! 36-27. Pietersen succeeds with another three-pointer after the Chiefs forwards win the ball illegally at a ruck.
59 The Stormers launch a 20 metre drive from a line-out and Kolisi and Bekker break away when they spot the try-line. Only a brave tackle from Tikoirotuma on Kolisi prevents a try.
58 CONVERSION, CHIEFS, ANSCOMBE! 33-27. Anscombe adds another two pointer to take his side to within six points of the lead.
57 TRY, CHIEFS, NGATAI! 33-25. Charlie Ngatai rounds off after runnig onto a pas from Anscombe, who beats two defenders before getting his pass away!
56 There's some concern in the Stormers ranks as Habana stays down after a tackle from Sam Cane. Habana is eventually taken off with a leg injury and replaced by Gerhard van den Heever.
55 The Stormers launch an attack from inside their half. Jantjies throws a long pass to De Villiers who sets off on a run before offloading to Aplon who runs out of space and is called back for a foot in touch.
53 CONVERSION, STORMERS, PIETERSEN! 33-20. Another three-pointer from the hosts' full-back to take his personal tally to 18 points!
52 TRY, STORMERS, GROOM! 31-20. Nic Groom sees a gap at a ruck close to the visitors' try-line and barges over for his first ever Super Rugby try!
51 The Chiefs attack from deep inside their half but seem rattled by the home side's defence. Kolisi, Elstadt and De Allende lead the way with some huge hits!
48 The Stormers attack and De Allende and De Villiers combine to put Habana into space. He is tackled just short of the Chiefs' try-line but is penalised for not releasing the ball after being tackled.
46 PENALTY, CHIEFS, ANSCOMBE! 26-20. Anscombe narrows the gap to six points after the Stormers forwards infringe at a ruck.
45 The Chiefs lose a golden opportunity to add to their score when Pauliasi Manu is penalised for playing Habana off the ball at a ruck deep inside the home side's 22. Pietersen puts the ball into touch 15 metres from the halfway mark.
43 Anscombe gets a chance to narrow the gap, after De Villers and Habana infringe at a ruck, but his effort is just wide of the posts!
40 Cruden gets the second half started. His kick is gathered by Bryan Habana who is tackled just outsidehis 22 by Lelia Masaga.
Half time Stormers 26 Chiefs 17
40 The Stormers throw the ball wide to Aplon who makes a dart for the corner but Asaeli Tikoirotuma does well to tackle him into touch. That's the last act of the half and the players head inside for a deserved break. It's been an entertaining 40 minutes as both sides have shown a willingness to run the ball. The Stormers have changed their game-plan opting to more a more daring approach. It's paid off as they've already scored two tries. The Chiefs have showed why they are the champions, scoring two equally impressive tries. It makes for an appetising second half. Don't go away! cWe'll return in 10 minutes.
39 CONVERSION, STORMERS, PIETERSEN! 26-17. Pietersen succeeds with another two-pointer to extend the hosts' lead!
38 TRY, STORMERS, APLON! 24-17. Rynardt Elstadt does well when he stops Cruden in his tracks with a solid tackle. The ball is knocked from Cruden's grasp and Elstadt boots the ball ahead. Aplon is first to it and dives over!
37 CONVERSION, CHIEFS, ANSCOMBE! 19-17. Anscombe makes no mistake with the easy two-pointer!
36 TRY, CHIEFS, NANAI-WILLIAMS! 19-15. Cruden puts another grubber kick past the Stormers' defence and Tim Nanai-Williams gets to the bouncing ball first before dotting down!
34 PENALTY, STORMERS, PIETERSEN! 19-10. Pietersen slots the three pointer to give the home side a nine-point lead!
33 YELLOW CARD, CHIEFS, KERR-BARLOW! Tawera Kerr-Barlow will spend the next 10 minutes in the sin bin after he fails to release a tackled player on the ground. Referee Jaco Peyper had no choice as he has spoken to Chiefs skipper Craig Clarke previously as it was becoming a continous infringement from the visitors.
31 Jantjies throws a long pass to Kolisi who does well bounce out of two tackles before going to ground.
29 Liam Messam runs through a tackle by Damian de Allende but is stopped in his tracks by Siya Kolisi. When they go to ground Messam tries to place the ball but knocks on.
27 PENALTY, STORMERS, PIETERSEN! 16-10. Pietersen succeeds with another three-pointer after Sam Cane fails to release a tackled player on the ground.
25 Tim Nanai-Williams is penalised when he fails to roll away after making a tackle on De Villiers. Pietersen puts the ball out on the edge of the Chiefs' 22.
22 The Chiefs are on the attack, deep inside the Stormers' 22, but Duane Vermeulen saves the day for the hosts when he puts a big hit on Pauliasi Manu.
20 De Villiers is pinned for entering a ruck from the side and Anscombe puts the penalty out 10 metres from the Stormers' 22.
17 CONVERSION, CHIEFS, ANSCOMBE! 13-10. Anscombe makes no mistake from the kicking tee and narrows the gap to three points!
16 TRY, CHIEFS, NGATAI! 13-8. Aaron Cruden puts a grubber kick past the Stormers' on-rushing defence, inside the hosts' 22, and Charlie Ngatai beats Jantjies in a footrace before diving on the loose ball!
15 PENALTY, STORMERS, PIETERSEN! 15-3. Pietersen adds another three-pointer after Retallick infringes at a ruck.
14 Aplon spots a gap and tries to take it but is brought to ground by a brave tackle from Brodie Retallick.
12 PENALTY, CHIEFS, ANSCOMBE! 12-3. Gareth Anscombe opens the visitors' account after the Stormers infringe at a ruck.
9 CONVERSION, STORMERS, PIETERSEN! 10-0. Pietersen adds the extras to extend the home side's lead!
8 TRY, STORMERS, APLON! 8-0. Elton Jantjies gets the ball from a ruck close to the Chiefs' try-line and does brilliantly when he draws three defenders before offloading to Gio Aplon on his inside. The diminutive wing bursts through a tackle before diving in under the posts!
7 The Stormers' forwards and backs combine well taking the ball through seven phases before Jean de Villiers kicks ahead. Gareth Anscombe gathers inside his 22 and clears with a kick into touch.
4 PENALTY, STORMERS, PIETERSEN! 3-0. Joe Pietersen punishes the visitors' indiscretion when he adds the three-pointer!
2 From a line-out, the Stormers launch a 20 metre drive. The ball comes out to Jantjies, who launches a cross-kick for Gio Aplon to chase but the referee halts play as he rules that the Chiefs back-line are offside.
Kick-off Elton Jantjies gets the game underway! His kick is gathered by Liam Messam who immediately sets up a ruck just outside his 22.
Team news Stormers coach Allister Coetzee has named an unchanged starting XV for this clash. Coetzee has kept the changes to a minimum - making just two adjustments to the bench. Fit-again Springbok hooker Tiaan Liebenberg comes in for Martin Bezuidenhout on the bench, whilst Dewaldt Duvenage replaces Louis Schreuder as the back-up scrum-half to Nic Groom.
Team news Chiefs coach Dave Rennie has made several changes to his side. Mahonri Schwalger starts at hooker and Tanerau Latimer at blindside flanker for the first time this season, while Craig Clarke resumes his starting spot at lock and Liam Messam moves to number eight. Charlie Ngatai starts at inside centre, with Nick Crosswell making his debut and Andrew Horrell coming back from injury. Hika Elliot and Augustine Pulu join the bench.
welcome Good day and welcome to Newlands Stadium in Cape Town for this Super Rugby hit out between our hosts, the Stormers, and the Chiefs. These sides have had contrasting fortunes in their previous matches with the tournament's defending champions winning their opening two encounters and the Stormers still winless after the same number of games. Don't go away! we will return soon with team news.
Updates to appear here at 16:50 local (14:50 GMT)
|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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