Home team Away Team

Stormers

  • de Jongh,
    Penalty goals: Pietersen (5),
    Conversions: Pietersen,
22 - 15

Sharks


  • Penalty goals: Lambie (5),
  • Super Rugby
  • Overall Group
  • 13th Apr 2013
  • KO 16:05
  • Ground: Fedsure Park

Super Rugby: Stormers outmuscle Sharks

Last updated: 13th April 2013  

Stormers centre Jean de Villiers catching one

Jean de Villiers: created the game's only try

Juan de Jongh Stormers v Rebels

Juan de Jongh: fine try for Stormers

Related links

Teams

Juan de Jongh celebrated his 50th Super Rugby cap with a vital try as the Stormers beat the Sharks 22-15 at Newlands on Saturday.

Juan de Jongh celebrated his 50th Super Rugby cap with a vital try as the Stormers beat the Sharks 22-15 in a hard-fought South African derby at Newlands on Saturday.

The Springbok centre scored the only try of the game as the Stormers kept their hopes of making the play-offs alive after a poor start to the season.

The Stormers led 16-6 at the break thanks to a dominant display at scrum time from the home pack and an excellent try created by Jean de Villiers.

Joe Pietersen kicked the Stormers into a 9-0 lead by the end of the first half as their pack ruled the set pieces and Gary van Aswegen's astute kicking kept the Sharks pinned in their own half and in range of Pietersen's boot.

Patrick Lambie narrowed the gap on the half-hour mark to give the Sharks some reward for their best passage of play.

But the hosts Springbok midfield combined brilliantly for the first and only try as De Villiers offloaded in the tackle to find De Jongh running a great line to slice through the defence and score with half time looming large.

Opportunity

The Sharks had a golden opportunity to reply just before the break but Frans Steyn butchered the chance by taking contact when he had a man on his outside.

The Stormers thus held a deserved 10-point advantage as the teams swapped ends.

The Sharks were in better shape after the break and Lambie's two penalties to Pietersen's one left the scores at 19-12 going into the final quarter.

Siya Kolisi crashed over after a rolling maul in the 70th minute, but was unable to roll off his back to get the ball on the grass. However Pietersen's fifth penalty crucially extended the lead beyond seven points.

Lambie landed one last penalty after the final hooter to save a bonus point for the visitors.

Sky Bet Odds:

Click Here for Your Free Bet
Forthcoming Super Rugby Fixtures
TimeFixture
Super Rugby
Friday 6th March
Super Rugby
06:35Chiefs vs Highlanders
08:40Brumbies vs Western Force
Saturday 7th March
06:35Blues vs Lions
08:40Reds vs Waratahs
15:05Cheetahs vs Bulls
17:10Stormers vs Sharks
Friday 13th March
06:35Hurricanes vs Blues
11:00Western Force vs Melbourne Rebels
Saturday 14th March
03:30Crusaders vs Lions
06:35Highlanders vs Waratahs
08:40Reds vs Brumbies
13:00Stormers vs Chiefs
15:05Cheetahs vs Sharks
Friday 20th March
06:35Highlanders vs Hurricanes
08:40Melbourne Rebels vs Lions
Saturday 21st March
06:35Crusaders vs Cheetahs
15:05Bulls vs Western Force
17:10Sharks vs Chiefs
Sunday 22nd March
05:05Waratahs vs Brumbies
Friday 27th March
06:35Hurricanes vs Melbourne Rebels
09:00Reds vs Lions
Saturday 28th March
05:30Chiefs vs Cheetahs
06:35Highlanders vs Stormers
08:40Waratahs vs Blues
15:05Sharks vs Western Force

Experts & Blogs

Phil Edwards

Phil Edwards

Read the thoughts and opinions of Phil Edwards with skysports.com