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Stormers v Cheetahs - Live
80 Stormers 33 Cheetahs 0
80 Dylon Frylinck boots the ball into touch when he hears the sound of the hooter, shortly after a line-out. That's the final act of the half and the Stormers are victorious. As the scoreline suggests, this was a one-sided affair and the visitors will have to do some soul searching after that performance.
77 TRY, STORMERS, TAGICAKIBAU! 33-0. Grant delivers a chip kick and De Jongh and Le Roux gives chase! Le Roux gets there first but knocks the ball back over his try-line. Sailosi Tagicakibau is first to react and dives onto the bouncing ball to secure the home side's bonus point for scoring four tries!
74 YELLOW CARD, STORMERS, RHODES! The Stormers are dominant now and are once again on the attack close to the Cheetahs' try-line. There's some argy bargy amongst the forwards and, after checking with his TMO, referee Stuart Berry sends Michael Rhodes to the sin bin for pulling the hair of Lobberts.
71 CONVERSION, STORMERS, GRANT! 28-0. Grant adds another two-pointer to put more daylight between his side and the visitors.
70 TRY, STORMERS, KOLISI! 26-0. De Allende straightens the line, close to the visitors' try-line and draws in two defenders before offloading to Kolisi, who dives in behind the posts!
69 Peter Grant launches a chip kick which De Jongh gathers just outside the Cheetahs' 22! he passes to Carr, who is hauled in by Willie le Roux. Carr manages to free his hands and offloads to Siya Kolisi but the pass is behind his back and the Cheetahs get out of jail!
66 The Cheetahs are camped close to the home side's try-line but are met by a wall of defenders!
63 PENALTY, STORMERS, GRANT. 21-0. Grant has replaced Coleman and also taken over the kicking duties. He adds his name to the scoresheet, with a three-pointer, after Hilton Lobberts is pinged for a ruck infringement.
61 The Stormers are under great pressure at a scrum but Vermeulen does well to get the ball out to Groom as the Cheetahs defence close in.
58 The Stormers try to attack from just inside their half but Coleman spots a defender and knocks on at the critical moment.
55 Duane Vermeulen is penalised for side entry at a ruck. Goosen kicks for touch and puts the ball out on the halfway mark.
52 Rayno Benjamin takes the ball into contact but is driven into touch by a big hit from De Allende!
50 PENALTY, STORMERS, COLEMAN. 18-0. Coleman adds another three-pointer after Prinsloo is penalised for another ruck infringement.
47 The Cheetahs are hammering away at the Stormers' try-line but make little headway. They eventually lose possession when Boom Prinsloo is pinged for offside play.
44 Taute is penalised for playing Johann Sadie off the ball. Goosen kicks for touch and puts the ball out seven metres from the hosts' try-line.
40 Goosen gets the second half started with a deep, hanging kick which Ruan Botha gathers. He sets up a maul just outside his 22.
40 Stormers 15 Cheetahs 0
40 Coleman's effort is to the left of the uprights and that's the the final act of the half. The players head into the sheds and the Stormers deserve their lead. They've done most of the attacking and will look to build on that performance after the break. The Cheetahs know they will have to show considerable improvement in the second half if they want to get anything from this game.
40 The Stormers attack at a line-out on the Cheetahs' 22-metre line. The ball comes out to Taute who tries a drop goal, as there was an infringement by the Cheetahs forwards at a ruck and Coleman lines up a shot at goal.
37 The Stormers infringe at a ruck and Goosen puts the ball out on the home side's five-metre line from which the Cheetahs try to get a drive going.
35 CONVERSION, STORMERS, COLEMAN! 15-0. Coleman adds the extras and the visitors have a comfortable lead now.
34 TRY, STORMERS, VAN WYK! 13-0. The Stormers launch a counter-attack, from inside their 22! Cheslin Kolbe, Nizaam Carr, Schalk Burger and Juan de Jongh all play prominent roles before the ball goes wide. Coleman passes to De Allende, who puts Kobus van Wyk into a gap and the speedster rounds Willie le Roux before crossing over.
32 Goosen launches a bomb which Taute gathers just outside his 22. He offloads to De Allende, who kicks the ball ahead.
29 PENALTY, STORMERS, COLEMAN. 8-0. Coleman extends the home side's lead after the Cheetahs front row are blown up for illegal scrummaging.
26 Jaco Taute takes the ball into contact, close to the Cheetahs' 10-metre line but Heinrich Brussow does well to hold him up in the tackle and when the maul becomes static it's the visitors who get the put in at the scrum.
23 YELLOW CARD, CHEETAHS, STRAUSS! The Cheetahs will play the next 10 minutes with 14 men after their captain Adriaan Strauss is sent to the sin bin for a tip-tackle on Kobus van Wyk.
22 The Stormers are awarded a penalty, when Caylib Oosthuizen infringes at a ruck, and opt to run it from deep inside their 22. Coleman, Juan de Jongh, Nic Groom and Jaco Taute are all prominent ball-carriers and they are soon on the attack inside the Cheetahs' 22.
19 The Cheetahs launch a drive, close to the Stormers' corner flag but the hosts do well get a counter-shove going and the visitors make little headway.
17 Venter stabs a grubber kick through which Kobus van Wyk gathers inside his 22. He has little option but to slide into touch as the Cheetahs close in.
14 Goosen launches a chip kick but Coleman is equal to the task and gathers inside his 22. He sets up a ruck but referee Stuart Berry penalises Shaun Venter for offside play.
11 The Cheetahs are on the attack inside the Stormers' 22 and take the ball through the phases with their forwards. They lose possession, however, when Willem Serfontein knocks on.
8 The rain is bucketing down and there's a strong wind sweeping across the ground. The conditions is having an effect on the game as Johan Goosen's kick for the restart goes directly into touch.
6 TRY, STORMERS, FOURIE! 5-0. The Stormers launch a drive, from a line-out on the Cheetahs' five-metre line. Deon Fourie is in control at the back of the maul and dives over when he sees the visitors' try-line!
4 The Stormers attack from a scrum just inside their half. The ball goes out to Damian de Allende who crosses the advantage line with three defenders on his back!
1 And we're off! Kurt Coleman gets us underway with a deep kick which Cornal Hendricks gathers inside his 22. He offloads to Boom Prinsloo who sets immediately up a ruck.
0 Gouws Prinsloo will be replacing the injured Riaan Smit on the Cheetahs bench after Smit was initially named in the 23-man squad. Former Springbok forward Hilton Lobberts has been named on the Cheetahs bench in otherwise unchanged team.
0 The Stormers suffered a late blow when their captain Jean de Villiers had to withdraw earlier today due to injury.Damian de Allende will move from the right-wing to inside centre, with Kobus van Wyk
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