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Stormers beat Hurricanes in Palmerston North

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Article Published: Thursday 25 April 2013|

Out of the last five matches between the Hurricanes and the Stormers the Cape Town franchise have won four and the Hurricanes one.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off. After a moment's silence for ANZAC day the Hurricanes kick off and we are underway.
1.00: The Hurricanes kick behind Bryan Habana and he goes for the ball but misses it which gives the Hurricanes a line out in the Stormers half.
2.00: Penalty to the Hurricanes. Beauden Barrett takes the kick and nails it.
4.00: Scrum penalty to the Stormers after Ben Franks goes to ground. Joe Pietersen will take the kick.
5.00: Pietersen takes the kick but misses.
9.00: The scrums are a bit of a mess so far. Both sides struggling to complete. Penalty to the Hurricanes. Barrett will kick from about 50m out.
10.00: Barrett misses the shot and the Stormers take the ball and run the ball out of their 22.
14.00: The Stormers are on attack and they made some ground but then after a short break they give the ball away to the Hurricanes.
15.00: The Hurricanes enjoy a brief period of possession but then they turn the ball over give it away to the Stormers. The Stormers kick ahead for Habana but he misses the ball. The Stormers then concede a penalty to the Hurricanes kick for touch.
17.00: The Stormers win a line out in their half and go for the high ball. They are using the high ball a lot. The Hurricanes take the ball and Barrett kicks almost perfectly for the corner.
18.00: The Hurricanes have a scrum on the Stormers 5m line. They win the scrum but the Stormers turn the ball over and kick it deep.  
20.00: A bit of a fight breaks out involving Ben Franks after a scrum so the game is stopped as the TMO has a look. Penalty to the Stormers for Franks throwing a punch on Elstadt. They kick for touch.
23.00: Jeremy Thrush wins a penalty for the Hurricanes so Barrett takes the kick. This one he nails.
27.00: The Stormers try the high ball again and the Hurricanes go for the ball but end up taking a Stormers player out. Penalty to the Stormers. They kick for touch.
28.00: The Stormers set up the maul and drive for the line. The Hurricanes bring the maul down and Jeremy Thrush pulls it down and is promptly shown a yellow card. The Stormers go again.
The Stormers go for the line again and they win a penalty again as it goes to ground. "Illegally defending a maul - players 1 and 7" says referee Stuart Walsh.
30.00: The Stormers drive for the line with the maul again. Again Ben Franks pulls it down so the Hurricanes get a warning.
31.00: The Stormers win the line out and set up the maul. They drive over the line and Michael Rhodes scores! TRY.
32.00: Joe Pietersen takes the conversion kick and he nails it putting the Stormers into the lead.
37.00: Ben Franks plays the ball on the ground but there are players blocking Steve Walsh's view so it looks like the Stormers have knocked on. The Hurricanes are awerded the knock on. The Hurricanes win the scrum and TJ Perenara takes off - he slices through the Stormers eventually Pietersen stops him but the Hurricanes continue to attack until the Stormers turn the ball over and kick it out.
38.00: The Hurricanes win the line out and start their attack in the Stormers 22. The Stormers knock on so the Hurricanes have a scrum in front of the posts in the Stormers 22. Thrush comes back on.
39.00: The Hurricanes win the scrum and start going through the phases. They go right and then go left and Matt Proctor slips in to score in the corner and then runs in closer to the posts. TRY!
40.00: Barrett takes the conversion and Barrett and Pietersen charge at his kick and they get to it. Conversion charged down. It's half time.
The half time score was Hurricanes 11 Stormers 7 
The Stormers kick off and we are underway.
42.00: The Stormers let a try go begging early on as Gio Aplon can't control the ball.
44.00: The first penalty of the half is awarded to the Stormers. Joe Pietersen tales the kick and nails it.
48.00: The Stormers are dominating territory this half. The Hurricanes haven't been in the Hurricanes half yet until now. They have the ball slowly edging forward gaining ground from the Stormers.
50.00: The Hurricanes enjoy 18 phases of play as they gain more and more ground. The Stormers however keep them out of their 22. Eventually the Hurricanes knock on.
53.00: Penalty to the Stormers. Joe Pietersen takes the kick and nails it. The Stormers lead.
55.00: The Hurricanes are showing great patience in attack. They keep banging away at the Stormers who are happy to defend. The Stormers then concede a penalty (De Jongh). Barrett takes the kick and misses.
59.00: The Hurricanes continue to attack the Stormers. Eventually they stretch the Stormers and Andre Taylor scores in the corner.
60.00:Beauden Barrett takes the kick but curls it across the face of the posts.
63.00:The Stormers hit back. The Stormers win a scrum in the Hurricanes 22. Duane Vermeulen gets the ball off the back of the scrum and gets over the gain line, he passes to Gio Aplon who goes over and scores. TRY!
64.00: Joe Pietersen's conversion is way off as the wind caught it.
67.00: The Stormers are close to scoring again as they kick through and Aplon chases. It's a race between him and Taylor but the ball goes out.
71.00: The Hurricanes get the ball in to the Stormers 22. However the Stormers get the ball and Joe Pietersen kicks a monster kick and sends the ball way downfield.
75.00:Penalty inside their half for the Hurricanes. The Stormers have been trying to pin the Hurricanes back in their half. Barrett kicks for touch.
77.00: The Hurricanes are being pinned back in their half. They knock on handing the Stormers an attacking scrum in the Hurricanes half. They scrum has to be reset which eats up time.
80.00: The Stormers are eating up time. They put in a massive scrum and win another put in as it wheeled.
The siren sounds but we have the scrum. The Stormers take the ball out and win.
The full time score is Hurricanes 16 (11) Stormers 18 (7)


Tries - M.Proctor, A Taylor
Pen - B. Barrett 2
Con -
Drop -
Cards - J.Thrush (28th min yellow)

Tries - M.Rhodes, G.Aplon
Pen - J.Pietersen 2
Con - J.Pietersen
Drop -
Cards -

Match Officials
: Steve Walsh
Assistant Ref 1:Mike Fraser
Assistant Ref 2:Sheldon Eden-Whaitiri
TMO : Vinny Munro



1. Ben Franks ,2. Motu Matu'u,3. Jeffery Toomaga-Allen,4. Jeremy Thrush,5. Jason Eaton,6. Brad Shields,7. Karl Lowe,8. Victor Vito,9. TJ Perenara,10. Beauden Barrett,11. Matt Proctor,12. Tim Bateman,13. Conrad Smith (c) ,14. Alapati Leiua ,15. Andre Taylor

Replacements : 16. Ash Dixon,17. Ben May,18. Mark Reddish,19. Faifili Levave,20. Ardie Savea,21. Chris Smylie,22. Tusi Pisi


15. Joe Pietersen,14. Gio Aplon,13. Juan de Jongh,12. Jean de Villiers (captain),11. Bryan Habana,10. Gary van Aswegen,9. Dewaldt Duvenage,8. Duane Vermeulen (vice-captain),7. Michael Rhodes,6. Siya Kolisi,5. Andries Bekker,4. De Kock Steenkamp,3. Pat Cilliers,2. Deon Fourie,1. Steven Kitshoff

Replacements :16. Scarra Ntubeni,17. Brok Harris,18. Rynhardt Elstadt,19. Nizaam Carr,20. Nic Groom,21. Louis Schreuder,22. Damian de Allende

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