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Stormers v Chiefs Super Rugby Preview

Peter Grant will come off the bench while Charlie Ngatai starts for the Chiefs

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Article Published: Thursday 7 March 2013






The Stormers missed out on playing the Chiefs in 2012 due to the Super Rugby draw so they have not played each other since May 2011.

The last time the Chiefs visited Newlands in Cape Town was in May 2009 and they left as 14-28 winners but out of the last five matches between the teams the Stormers have won three and the Chiefs two.

Home advantage doesn't appear to affect either team as they have both won away from home over the last decade.

Since 1998 the Stormers have played the Chiefs 14 times and the Stormers have won 8 times or 57% of their matches against the Chiefs. There have been no draws.

When the Stormers play the Chiefs the average score is Stormers 26 Chiefs 24. However in Cape Town where this match will be played the average score drops to Stormers 23 Chiefs 21.

The Stormers have only hosted the Chiefs six times in Super Rugby since 1999 and they have 4 matches or 67 % of their matches. The Chiefs have therefore only won twice in Cape Town.

The Stormers have opted to stick with Elton Jantjies for this match but they have taken the kicking duties away from him so that he can concentrate on his game.

Jantjies' form has been a big concern for the Stormers but coach Coetzee says that Peter Grant is not quite ready to start.

The Chiefs on the other hand have rotated their squad and brought first choice players back in for this week. They beat the Cheetahs 45-3 last week.

In terms of form the Chiefs are unbeaten this season while the Stormers have yet to win a match.

The Bookies have given the Stormers a 6 point start for this Match - with an offer of a FREE $150 BET. We think the Stormers haven't found their game yet while the Chiefs have. Chiefs to win by 7.

This Match will be shown on TV in NZ, Aus, SA and in the UK on Sky Sports Website.

Average score: Stormers 26 Chiefs 24

Last five results
14 May 2011 Stormers v Chiefs 23-30 Hamilton
16 Apr 2010 Stormers v Chiefs 49-15 Hamilton
03 May 2009 Stormers v Chiefs 14-28 Cape Town
14 Mar 2008 Stormers v Chiefs 35-26 Hamilton
16 Feb 2007 Stormers v Chiefs 21-16 Cape Town

Stormers overall record against the Chiefs
Played 14 , Wins 8 , Losses 6 , Draws 0

Match No.20. : Stormers v Chiefs
Date : Saturday 9 March
Venue : DHL Newlands Stadium, Cape Town
Kick Off local: 17:05
Referee: Jaco Peyper
Assistant Ref 1:Jonathan Kaplan
Assistant Ref 2:Ben Crouse
TMO : Deon van Blommestein

Teams

Stormers

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,7. Rynhardt Elstadt,6. Siya Kolisi,5. Andries Bekker,4. De Kock Steenkamp,3. Frans Malherbe,2. Deon Fourie,1. Steven Kitshoff

Replacements:16. Tiaan Liebenberg,17. Pat Cilliers,18. Don Armand,19. Nizaam Carr,20. Dewaldt Duvenage,21. Peter Grant,22. Gerhard van den Heever.

Chiefs

1.Pauliasi Manu , 2.Mahonri Schwalger , 3.Ben Afeaki , 4.Craig Clark (c) , 5.Brodie Retallick , 6.Tanerau Latimer , 7.Sam Cane , 8.Liam Messam , 9.Tawera Kerr Barlow , 10.Aaron Cruden , 11.Asaeli Tikoirotuma , 12.Charlie Ngatai , 13.Tim Nanai-Williams , 14.Lelia Masaga , 15.Gareth Anscombe

Replacements : 16.Hika Elliot , 17.Ben Tameifuna , 18.Michael Fitzgerald , 19.Nick Crosswell* , 20.Augustine Pulu , 21.Andrew Horrell , 22.Patrick Osborne

 
 
 
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