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- 23rd Mar 2013
- KO 17:10
- Ground: Fedsure Park
Stormers v Brumbies - Live
Stormers 35-22 Brumbies. A super result for the Stormers who were more than full value for their victory. While they scored some great tries, the win was built on strong defence, with the home side cutting down every Brumbies attack before it ever really got going. This result may deflate the Brumbies bubble somewhat but it's perhaps more than anything a warning side to other teams who have a trip to Newlands on the horizon.
80 The hooter goes and as the Brumbies loose it forward that's it for tonight, the Stormers have completed a great victory.
79 The Stormers look to maul it up but just as it looks they're going nowhere Fourie breaks away into the 22m. Rynhardt Elstadt is penalised for holding on and the Brumbies have a last chance as they set up a line-out on halfway. They work it up but Rathbone can't take an inside ball and even though Groom's clearance goes out on the full, it's all but over for the visitors.
76 Scott Fardy gives away a penalty from the restart and the Stormers set up a line-out in the half where they want to be playing.
CONVERSION, STORMERS, PIETERSEN 35-22. Pietersen adds the extras. The Brumbies pretty much clear their bench as they look to sneak an unlikely win.
TRY, STORMERS, VAN DEN HEEVER 33-22. That's the Stormers bonus point and most likely the match as van den Heever picks up a loose pass from Kimlin and rushes from halfway and over the whitewash!
73 PENALTY, STORMERS, PIETERSEN 28-22. Pietersen brings the lead back out to six. Colby Faingaa is on for Auelua.
72 Much better from Taute as he charges down Prior's attempted box kick. De Kock Steenkamp then steals the Brumbies line-out and the visitors are penalised for not rolling away.
PENALTY, BRUMBIES, LEALIIFANO 22-25. This penalty is in almost exactly the same place as the previous one and once again the centre makes no mistake.
70 The Brumbies work the ball up slowly, going through the phases and eventually they're awarded a penalty as Kolisi is penalised for not rolling away. While Lealiifano prepares the penalty, Alexander comes back on after his trip to the blood bin.
68 Pietersen can't find the target from out wide though and the Brumbies clear. For the second time Taute overcooks a kick and the Brumbies are gifted a line-out just inside the Stormers half.
66 A badly misjudged kick from Taute who fires a high ball straight into touch and the Brumbies have a line-out on halfway. Moore finds his man and Smith hits the ball up down the middle. The Stormers are defending fiercely and Fourie picks up the loose ball and hoofs it down field. The Brumbies decide to run it back at them and Kimlin wishes he has some more pace in his legs as he breaks. Auelua is tackled into touch and Coleman gives away a silly penalty after the fact as he shoves one of the Stormers forwards.
PENALTY, BRUMBIES, LEALIIFANO 19-25. Lealiifano chips into the lead once more.
62 Jantjies goes to the boot as the Brumbies come up quickly. Coleman attacks brilliantly after collecting and the Brumbies spread it wide. Kitshoff goes in high on Toomua and the Brumbies have a penalty in a kickable position ten in from the touchline.
60 It all gets a little too heated as a scuffle breaks out after the Stormers are awarded a penalty at the ruck. Referee Jackson is on top of it though and just tells the captains to tell their men to keep a lid on it. Jantjies sets up a line-out on his 10m line as Pat Cilliers comes on for the Stormers.
58 Smith comes to the fore as Kolisi is pinged for trying to hold onto the ball at the ruck. Toomua sets up a line-out on the Stormers 22. Alexander is off the field as he receives treatment to a cut to his mouth.
PENALTY, STORMERS, PIETERSEN 25-16. It's another sweet strike from Pietersen from in between the 22 and 10m line and the Stormers are now back to more than a score ahead.
57 Nic Groom is on at scrum-half for the Stormers. His first duty is to defence as the Brumbies bash it up at the line-out. The ball goes loose and Coleman is put under heavy pressure as the onrushing Stormers forwards drive him back. The Brumbies slow it down and Jackson correctly awards the Stormers a penalty.
54 Scott Sio is adjudged to have dropped his bind and it allows Pietersen to set up a line-out just on outside the Brumbies 22m. Fourie can't find his target with his first throw and Moore clears with an impressive kick. Taute fires it back but it's soon kicked back in his direction. The Stormers attack out of their 22 strongly through de Villiers but the hosts are penalised for going off their feet at ruck time after Toomua puts in a big hit on Jantjies.
PENALTY, BRUMBIES, LEALIIFANO 16-22. A sweet strike from Lealiifano brings the gap back to six. Fourie is on for the Stormers at hooker.
49 Fotu Auelua leaves his mark on Aplon who is left struggling after he tries to bring down the big number eight, the winger is able to get some attention after the Stormers are penalised at the breakdown just on their side of the 10m line. That's the end of the night for Aplon as he's replaced by Jaco Taute who is making his way back from injury.
48 Coleman kicks down town and Pietersen runs the ball back before hoisting the up and under. Coleman collects well but his colleagues can't do the same as the attack breaks down and the Stormers surge up to the Brumbies 22. Toomua clears and the Stormers are forced onto their 22.
46 The Brumbies knock on shortly after the restart but the Stormers return the favour and the Brumbies have a scrum just outside their 22.
PENALTY, BRUMBIES, LEALIIFANO 13-22. It's a straightforward penalty for the fly-half from just outside the left-hand post on the 22m and he makes no mistake.
43 A poor error from the Brumbies as Smith decides at the last moment to turn the ball inside to Speight who isn't expecting it and knocks on. Alexander makes his presence felt early as he wins a penalty at scrum time.
We are back Play gets back underway and the Brumbies are on the attack early as a Pietersen clearance skewers into touch.
Stormers 22-10 Brumbies. The Stormers have really come out firing on attack and defence and they've hit the Brumbies back on a number of occasions. The home side will feel if they stick to their game they can go the distance but the Brumbies are by no means out of this.
40 Another throw from Moore at the line-out isn't straight but the half-time whistle comes to the Brumbies rescue.
CONVERSION, STORMERS, PIETERSEN 22-10. Two more to the total courtesy of the boot of Pietersen.
TRY, STORMERS, BEKKER, 20-10. Jean de Villiers gobbles up a loose ball from Toomua that flies across the face of the Brumbies line. Van den Heever, Kolisi and Kitshoff all carry the ball up well as the Stormers move towards the line with purpose. Jantjies does brilliantly to put Bekker into space and the big man dives over the line.
35 The scrum penalty goes against the Stormers this time, with Steven Kitshoff penalised for not going in straight. The Brumbies go to Mowen at the tail from the ensuing line-out before Prior puts in another hoist. Van der Heever runs it back but the ball is turned over. Tevita Kuridrani tries to put a kick in over the top but he underestimates the reach of Bekker who hauls it in. A knock on brings play to a halt though.
32 A brilliant kick over the top from Duvenage trickles out a metre out from the Brumbies line. Kimlin takes the ball at the front of the line-out at Prio clears. De Villiers attacks well and looks to switch the ball back into de Jongh but the pass doesn't go to hand.
CONVERSION, BRUMBIES, LEALIIFANO 10-15. No problem with the conversion from Lealiifano.
TRY, BRUMBIES, SPEIGHT, 8-15. The Brumbies move the ball through Smith and then bring it back towards the touchline where Speight races onto the ball and splits through the defence and races over for the Brubmies' first try.
27 The Brumbies call a short line-out but it goes wrong. Tiaan Liebenberg knocks on though and it's a Brumbies scrum. The visitors are penalised at the scrum and it's taken quickly. The Stormers break into the opposition half and they're attacking well. It's lost forward in contact though and Toomua clears. Aplon is there to clean up but he puts his kick straight into touch and it's a Brumbies line-out on the Stormers 10m line.
25 De Kock Steenkamp is penalised for off-side at a ruck and Toomua puts the ball out on the Brumbies side of the Stormers 22. There is a lot of niggle out there at the moment.
TRY, STORMERS, BEKKER, 15-3. Stephen Moore is penalised for off-side at the line-out and Jantjies sets up a line-out 10 meters out. The Stormers maul it up from the line-out and the Brumbies have no answer as Andries Bekker dives over after good work from Kolisi.
18 The two teams exchange kicks and Toomua sets up a line-out just inside Stormers territory.
16 PENALTY, BRUMBIES, LEALIIFANO 3-10. Christian Lealiifano makes no mistake with the penalty from in front and the Brumbies are on the board.
15 The Brubmies cough the ball up in the tackle and the Stormers look to run it out through Siya Kolisi who hits the line well but holds on with George Smith over him looking to execute the steal.
14 A little bit of a stutter her from the Brumbies as Stephen Moore is ruled to have thrown the ball in skew to the line-out. The men from Canberra aren't made to pay though as the Stormers decide to go for the line-out but can't take it cleanly, handing possession back to their visitors.
CONVERSION, STORMERS, PIETERSEN 10-0. Pietersen makes no mistakes in adding the extras.
11 TRY, STORMERS, APLON, 8-0. A neat inside pass puts Gio Aplon in behind the defence and he only has Coleman to beat. The Brubmies full-back is on a hiding to nothing and he ends up looking rather foolish as Aplon steps past him and runs over for the opening try.
10 The Brumbies managed to get their hands on the restart but knock it on. The Stormers recycle the ball well and de Villiers finds some space down the far touchline.
PENALTY, STORMERS, PIETERSEN 3-0. The penalty is right in front but all the way back on the halfway line. It's no problem for Pietersen though as he guides it down the middle.
9 Vermeulen takes it off the back of the scrum, allowing Jantjies room as he looks to clear but hammers it straight down Coleman's throat and the Brumbies 15 returns the favour. Gerhard van den Heever attacks before Jantjies again fires it down field. The kick works out well for the pivot on this occasion as Sam Carter is pinged for advancing after Coleman put in another high kick.
6 The Stormers don't contest the line-out and the Brumbies look to attack. Toomua runs with it and a gap opens up for George Smith but he can't hold on to the inside ball. A little bit of niggle follows the knock on, nothing serious.
4 Joe Pietersen clears but the Brumbies are still on the front foot with a line-out on the 10m line.
3 Ian Prior sets up a line-out just short of halfway. Dewaldt Duvenage puts in an up and under which is really well taken by Joe Tomane and the Brumbies attack. It's all the Brumbies early on (as it was last week) as Toomua puts the ball into touch inside the Stormers 22.
Glenn Jackson blows his whistle and we're underway.
It's a beautiful night in Cape Town with conditions perfect for rugby.
Big Blow A late change for the Brumbies with the impressive Jesse Mogg ruled out by injury with Robbie Coleman slotting in at full-back in his place.
Team News The Stormers have made four personnel changes for the match, with Springbok centre Juan de Jongh getting his first run of the season in the number 13 jersey. Gerhard van den Heever comes in on the wing for the injured Bryan Habana while Dewaldt Duvenage replaces Nic Groom at nine. In the pack, Tiaan Liebenberg starts at hooker at the expense of Deon Fourie. The Brumbies have made two changes, with Dan Palmer - hailed by White as one of the best props in the competition - replacing Ben Alexander. Scrum-half Nic White picked up a shoulder knock against the Sharks and as a result his spot is taken by Ian Prior.
Time off While the Brumbies were doing the business in Durban last Saturday, the Stormers were enjoying a week off. It's always hard to predict how teams will come out of the gate after a week off but the Stormers have said all the right things in the build up and will be looking to translate that into a strong performance.
One to beat The Brumbies are currently the only unbeaten team in the competition after they manhandled the Sharks last weekend. Jake White's team were incredibly impressive as they triumphed 29-10 in a contest that was all but over after the first half an hour.
Welcome Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Super Rugby clash between the Stormers and the Brumbies.
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