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Sharks beat Stormers in Durban

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Article Published: Friday 1 March 2013|

This match is the Super Rugby match of the weekend in South Africa as in 2012 the Sharks reached the Super Rugby final but the Stormers won the South African Conference.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.
The Stormers kick off and we are underway.
3.00: Stormers win a penalty for a ruck offence. They kick for touch and win the line out. As they move the ball to the line they knock on and the Sharks win the following scrum. Lambie clears the ball and into touch.
5.00: The Stormers kick high for Gio Aplon, he takes it perfectly and is open but drops the ball. Thats a try gone begging.
7.00: Lambie dabs the ball through for the Sharks but the ball goes out.
10.00: Plenty of pressure from both teams. The Stormers and Sharks playing a territorial game with chips kicks and big boots.
14.00: Jantjies keeps exposing space for Habana behind their defence but the ball is just a bit too willing to roll out. Stormers looking dangerous.
17.00: Still no score as neither team can get the breakthrough. Frans Malherbe concedes a penalty for collapsing the scrum so Patrick Lambie gets to kick for posts.
19.00: Lambie takes the penalty kick and misses.
20.00: There is a break in play as Ref Kaplan has a break in his microphone. The game resumes.
25.00: Penalty to the Stormers as the Beast is not scrumming correctly. The Stormers kick for touch.
28.00: The Sharks are starting to take control territorially as they work the ball forward inside the Stormers half. They do however concede a penalty.
30.00: Jantjies can't find touch so the Sharks keep the ball alive and attack from their own half.
31.00: Deon Fourie concedes a penalty and Frans Steyn says he will kick for posts. He misses. Short.
33.00: Free kick to the Stormers. JP Pietersen takes over the kicking and finds touch. They win the line out but can't get anywhere really.
35.00: The Sharks are under pressure but JP Pietersen gets the ball and boots it way down field to clear the pressure.
37.00: Penalty to the Sharks for Deon Fourie at the scrum. The Sharks kick for touch.
38.00: The Sharks win their line out and use the maul. They get to the 25m line and lose the ball to the Stormers.
39.00; The Sharks look dangerous as Nic Groom's clearance kick is charged down. The Sharks are camped on the Stormers 22.
40.00: Free kick to the Stormers and the players kick off. Someone throws a punch and half the players pile in. Jantjies kicks the ball out and it's half time.
The half time score is Sharks 0 Stormers 0
The second half is underway.
41.00:  Penalty to the Sharks. Pat Lambie takes the kick and slots it to earn the first points of the match.
44.00: Penalty to the Stormers. Joe Pietersen will kick for posts. He takes the shot and nails it.
47.00: The game is starting to open up a bit more. Jantjies passes the ball to Kolisi but he knocks on. The Stormers concede a penalty from the scrum and the Sharks boot the ball well downfield.
49.00: Sharks starting to get their attack flowing. They work the ball into the Stormers 22 and then after 9 phases they get to about 10m out. Paul Jordaan slices through but he is caught and then the Sharks are awarded a penalty for not rolling away.
52.00: Lambie lines up for the kick and nails it.
53.00: The Sharks try to move the ball wide but Mvovo can't control the ball. We are however called back for a penalty for the Sharks.
54.00: Lambie takes the kick and nails it.
57.00: Penalty to the Stormers. Pietersen takes the kick and slots it.
59.00: Yet another penalty for the Sharks. Lambie takes the kick and slots it
64.00; Sharks set up a line out in the Stormers half. The Stormers however win the ball and they kick well downfield. The teams then kick it back and forth and eventually it goes out.
70.00: The Stormers get the ball into the Sharks 22 but then they concede a penalty. Lambie clears the ball.  
74.00: Stormers are trying to attack but the Sharks intercept. They make some ground but the Stormers defence scrambles and gets back to defend.
76.00: Sharks defence holding off the Stormers. Frequently a Stormers pass is intercepted but the Stormers defence gets back so the Sharks can't do much with the ball.
79.00: Sharks trying to secure the victory with a try and Lambie kicks high for JP Pietersen but he can't get to the ball and knocks it out.
80.00: The siren goes but the Stormers have a penalty. They will run it.
82.0; The Stormers knock it in and the Sharks win the match.
The full time score is Sharks 12 (0) Stormers 6 (0)


Tries -
Pen - P Lambie 4
Con -
Drop -
Cards -

Tries -
Pen - J Pietersen 2
Con -
Drop -
Cards -

Match Officials
Jonathan Kaplan
Assistant Ref 1:Jaco Peyper
Assistant Ref 2:Cobus Wessels
TMO : Shaun Veldsman



15. Louis Ludik, 14. JP Pietersen, 13. Paul Jordaan, 12. Francois Steyn (C), 11. Lwazi Mvovo, 10. Patrick Lambie , 9. Cobus Reinach, 8. Ryan Kankowski , 7. Jean Deysel, 6. Marcell Coetzee, 5. Franco van der Merwe , 4. Anton Bresler, 3. Jannie du Plessis, 2. Craig Burden , 1. Tendai Mtawarira

Replacements: 16. Kyle Cooper, 17. Wiehahn Herbst, 18. Pieter-Steph du Toit , 19. Jacques Botes, 20. Charl McLeod, 21. Meyer Bosman , 22. Odwa Ndungane


15. Joe Pietersen,14. Gio Aplon,13. Jean de Villiers (captain),12. Damian de Allende,11. Bryan Habana,10. Elton Jantjies,9. Nic Groom,8. Duane Vermeulen (vice-captain),7. Rynhardt Elstadt,6. Siya Kolisi,5. Andries Bekker,4. De Kock Steenkamp,3. Frans Malherbe,2. Deon Fourie,1. Steven Kitshoff

Replacements : 16. Martin Bezuidenhout,17. Pat Cilliers,18. Don Armand,19. Nizaam Carr,20. Louis Schreuder,21. Peter Grant,22. Gerhard van den Heever

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