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Stormers beat Lions in Cape Town

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Article Published: Saturday 30 June 2012|

The Lions have lost their last 12 consecutive matches against the Stormers as they have not beaten the men from Cape Town since 2001.

Match details

We are waiting for the kick off.
The teams are coming out.
0.01 : Elton Jantjies kicks off and we are underway.
1.00 : The Stormers make a strong start pressing the Lions back into their 25.
2.00: The Stormers win a penalty so Peter Grant will kick for posts.
3.00: Grant takes the shot and nails it putting the Stormers into the lead. Grant needs three more points to bring up the 100 points for this season.
7.00: The Lions win a penalty for playing the ball on the ground. Jantjies kicks for touch.
9.00: The Lions win the line out which gives them an attacking platform. They get the ball into the Stormers 25 and slowly make ground as they go through the phases. The Stormers however hold them out.
11.00: The Lions stats for possession is already at 60 % after 11 minutes. The Stormers have the points though.
14.00: The game has slowed a little. The Stormers win a scrum but they fail to clear the ball quickly and the Lions pounce on it. The Stormers get the ball at the breakdown and kick it out.
16.00: The Lions concede a penalty in the Stormers 25. Grant clears the ball and relieves some pressure on the Stormers.
18.00: The Lions win a penalty in the Stormers half. Jantjies takes the shot but misses. The crowd weren't happy with the penalty being awarded.
20.00: The Stormers are being outmuscled by the Lions at the breakdown and they just can't get into the Lions 25.
22.00: The Lions are starting to rattle the Stormers. A penalty is reversed as Andries Bekker comes into a ruck recklessly. The Lions will kick for posts.
23.00: Jantjies takes the penalty shot and this one he nails to level the scores.
27.00: Penalty to the Stormers for Butch James doing some off activities. Peter Grant takes the kick and nails it. Stormers lead again.
30.00: The Stormers have upped the pace of the game and Danie Poolman slices through the Lions. The Stormers get over the gain line and the Lions on the backfoot are unable to stop Gio Aplon from scoring the first try of the match.
31.00: Peter Grant takes the conversion kick and nails it.  
33.00: After making a strong start the Lions have now lost control of the match and all the momentum is with the Stormers. The Stormers have the Lions pinned back in the 25 but they knock on about 5 m out.
36.00: The Stormers are all over the Lions. They have however lost Poolman with a hamstring injury so Marcel Brache comes on.
39.00: The Stormers try to attack but they knock on so the last act of the half will be a scrum.
40.00: The siren sounds and the ball is knocked on so it is half time.

The half time score was Stormers 13 Lions 3

The second half is underway.
Brock Harris has come on for Francois Malherbe. Michael Bondesio is on for Tiaan Meyer.
44.00: The Lions concede a penalty at the breakdown for playing the ball on the ground so the Stormers kick for touch.
46.00: The game is being played around the half way line as both teams have tightened their defences. Michael Bondesio makes a break and gets the Lions to the 25m line.
47.00: The Lions hold on to the ball at the breakdown and Josh Strauss bursts through and races for the line and powers over to score the Lions first try.
48.00: Elton Jantjies converts the try.
53.00: Tiaan Liebenberg comes on for Tyrone Holmes. Deon Fourie is moving to flanker.
55.00: The Stormers create some excitement for the fans as they kick downfield. Bondesio gets the ball but knocks it on giving an attacking scrum to the Stormers.
57.00: The Stormers come close to scoring but Aplon loses the ball as he goes over.
59.00: The Stormers are really struggling to find a way through the Lions. Juan de Jongh sees no way through so he kicks for the corner.
65.00: The Lions have the ball and are attacking the Stormers. They get over the 25m line and send wave after wave of attack. They get to the 5m line and lose their momentum but keep possesion.
66.00: The Lions keep the ball alive and go wide. Again they are held out but hold on to possesion.  16 phases and then the Stormers turn it over and kick downfield.
71.00: The Stormers pile pressure on the Lions and Jebb Sinclair gets a pass from Jean de Villiers and bashes his way over and scores for the Stormers. It's the Canadian's first Super Rugby try. 
72.00: Peter Grant nails the conversion.
75.00: Stormers finishing strongly now. They are camped on the Lions tryline and they swing the ball back to Gerhard van den Heever who races to the line and scores. Thats his first for the Stormers.
76.00: Peter Grant adds the conversion.
77.00: The Lions look to deny the Stormers the bonus point and push them back into their half. Franco Van der Merwe drives over and scores.
79.00: Elton Jantjies takes the conversion and nails it.
80.00: The siren sounds and Butch James kicks the ball out. Thats it.
The full time score is Stormers 27 (13) Lions 17 (3)

Tries - G Aplon, J Sinclair, G van den Heever
Pen - P Grant 2
Con - P Grant 3
Drop -
Cards -

Tries - J Strauss, F Van der Merwe
Pen -E Jantjies 
Con - E Jantjies 2
Drop -
Cards -

Match Officials
: Mark Lawrence
Assistant Ref 1:Lourens van der Merwe
Assistant Ref 2:Jason Jaftha
TMO : Gerrie Coetzee



15 Gio Aplon ,14 Gerhard van den Heever, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Jean de Villiers (captain), 11 Danie Poolman, 10 Peter Grant, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Siya Kolisi, 7 Don Armand, 6 Tyrone Holmes, 5 Andries Bekker, 4 De Kock Steenkamp, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Deon Fourie, 1 Deon Carstens

Substitutes: 16 Tiaan Liebenberg, 17 Brok Harris, 18 Quinn Roux, 19 Jebb Sinclair, 20 Louis Schreuder, 21 Burton Francis, 22 Marcel Brache


Andries Coetzee, Deon Van Rensburg, Lionel Mapoe, Butch James, Anthonie Volminck, Elton Jantjies, Tian Meyer, Joshua Strauss (c), Grant Hattingh, Derick Minnie, Franco Van der Merwe, Hendrik Roodt, Jacobie Adriaanse, Callie Visagie, JC Janse van Rensburg,

Reserves: Martin Bezuidenhout, CJ van der Linde / Ruaan Dreyer, Ruan Botha, Jaco Kriel, Michael Bodesio, Waylon Murray, Ruan Combrinck

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