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Reds beat Stormers in Cape Town

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Article Published: Saturday 9 April 2011|

This match puts Australia's top team against South Africa's top team and it is odd that Reds coach Ewen McKenzie has made fives changes to the team that won last week.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off. Juan De Jongh has replaced Jean de Villiers due to a groin injury.
The teams are on the field. The match is underway.
1.00: The Reds are blown for going off their feet. Peter Grant will kick for posts.
2.00: Peter Grant misses. He had kicked the last 13 in a row.
6.00: The Reds start to get their game going and they work the ball through 7 phases on attack but Cooper is stopped. That Stormers defence holds up.
9.00: Still no score but Duane Vermeulen is shown a yellow card for throwing punches. Stormers down to 14.
12.00: Reds finding some holes in the Stormers defence with the numbers advantage. The secondary defence kicks in though.
14.00: Stormers are starting to hold on to the ball and work their way forward on attack. Burger's pass is forward and F Louw knocks it on.
17.00: The Reds try the cross field kick for Davies but the ball hits the line first.
18.00: Duane Vermeulen comes back on. That didn't cost the Stormers any points.
19.00: Reds clearly winning the territory percentage but still no points.
23.00: The Reds are on attack but Wicus Blaauw trips Genia so he gets a warning and the Reds get a penalty.
24.00: Quade Cooper takes the penalty kick and slots it to take the lead.
29.00: Penalty to the Reds. Cooper takes the kick from almost the touchline. He slots it.
33.00: Francois Louw goes off his feet so the Reds get another penalty. The Reds have spent most of the game in the Stormers 25/half. Cooper slots the penalty.
34.00:From the restart Deon Fourie is tackled in the air so the Stormers kick for touch.
36.00: The Stormers get some ball and attack, they work the ball into the Reds half and win a penalty. Peter Grant takes the kick and slots it.
40.00: The siren goes for half time. We do however have time for a scrum. Referee Jaco Peyper takes an age to get the Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage out. The Reds win the scrum but Genia's chip kick rolls out.
The half time score was Stormers 3 Reds 9
The second half is underway.
44.00: The Reds still controlling their discipline well.
47.00: Stormers getting more into the game and getting the ball to their runners.
49.00: Penalty to the Stormers as Cooper takes Schalk Burger a little high. They kick for touch.
52.00: The Reds bring on Saia Faingaa who is normally their first choice hooker.
53.00: Reds gaining some ascendancy and territory with their attack.
56.00: The Reds are caught offside in front of the posts. Francois Louw is getting some attention.
57.00: Peter Grant takes the kick and slots it. Leroy Houston comes on for Radike Samo.
59.00: The Reds are awarded a penalty. Cooper takes the shot but misses.
62.00: Stormers running at the Reds but their defence has been as solid as the Stormers defence is. Habana goes down after a short run. He gets some attention and then carries on.
64.00: Genia sets up a line out on the 5m line. The line out is a mess and the Stormers knock on giving the Reds a 5m attacking scrum. The Reds however lose the scrum.
65.00: Second half territory for the Reds is at 65 %.
67.00: Deon Fourie puts in a trip and is shown a yellow card. Quade Cooper will kick for posts. He nails it as the unsporting crowd shout Boos.
71.00: Cooper goes for a drop goal he misses but a Stormer got  finger to it so we have a 5m scrum.
73.00: The Reds attack and it goes through a couple of hands and Mike Harris scores!! TRY!!
74.00: Quade Cooper slots the conversion and the crowd is leaving already!
76.00: The Reds are defending well as the Stormers are throwing everything at them.
77.00: Ass. Ref. Pro Legoete puts his flag up for a tackle on Habana but there was nothing in it. In fact it was Harris in the air. We go back for a penalty. Stormers kick for touch.
78.00: Stormers attacking for the losing bonus point. Luke Morahan is off and Will Chambers is on.
79.00: As the Stormers attack the Reds turn it over and Genia clears.
80.00: The siren goes. We play on.  There is a wild pass and the ball goes out. That's it. Reds win.
The full time score is Stormers 6 Reds 19


Tries -
Pen - P Grant 2
Con -
Drop -
Cards - Duane Vermeulen Yellow 9th min, Deon Fourie 67th min Yellow.

Tries - M Harris
Pen - Q Cooper 4
Con - Q Cooper
Drop -
Cards -

Match Officials.
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant referee: Pro Legoete (South Africa), Stefan Breytenbach (South Africa)
Television match official: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)


Stormers:15. Gio Aplon,14. Danie Poolman,13. Jaque Fourie,12. Juan De Jongh,11. Bryan Habana,10. Peter Grant,9. Dewaldt Duvenage,8. Duane Vermeulen,7. Francois Louw,6. Schalk Burger (C),5. Andries Bekker,4. Rynhardt Elstadt,3. Juan Harris,2. Deon Fourie,1. Wicus Blaauw

Reserves:16. Ethienne Reynecke,17. CJ Van Der Linde,18. De Kock Steenkamp,19. Nick Koster,20. Ricky Januarie,21. Gary Van Aswegen ,22. AN Other
Reds : Luke Morahan, Rod Davies, Anthony Faingaa, Mike Harris, Digby Ioane, Quade Cooper, Will Genia (vc), Scott Higginbotham, Beau Robinson, Radike Samo, James Horwill (c), Rob Simmons, James Slipper, James Hanson, Ben Daley.

Reserves: Saia Faingaa, Greg Holmes, Adam Wallace-Harrison, Leroy Houston, Liam Gill, Ian Prior, Will Chambers.

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