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Pat Lambie in action the last time the teams met

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Article Published: Thursday 11 April 2013|

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The Stormers and the Sharks have already played each other this year and the first result between the teams was a 6-12 try less victory for the Sharks.

That Round three match was in Durban so the Sharks were playing at home.

The Stormers and Sharks have played each other 19 times in Super Rugby since 1998 and the Stormers have won 9 and lost ten matches.

There have been no draws so the Stormers have effectively won 47% of their matches against the Sharks.

When the Stormers and the Sharks play each other the average score across all venues is Stormers 21 Sharks 20.

This weekend the match will be played at Newlands in Cape Town where the teams have played each other nine times. The Stormers have won 5 of those nine matches or 56% of their home matches against the Sharks.

The average score when the Stormers play the Sharks in Cape Town is Stormers 23 Sharks 20.

The last time these teams played each other in Cape Town was in last year's Super Rugby semi-final which the Sharks won 19-26.

The Sharks have won their last three matches against the Stormers and will head for Cape Town in a confident mood having beaten the Crusaders last week.

Something is not right in the Stormers camp. They have played six matches so far this year and lost four. The most recent result was last week loss to the Cheetahs which was also the first time in seven Super Rugby matches that they had lost to the Cheetahs.

Both teams have been hit with injuries this week and the Stormers will be playing without Eltjon Jantjies due to injury. His replacement Gary van Aswegen has stood in for them before in similar circumstances and he handled the match well.

The Sharks have also been hit by injury as they have lost flanker Jacques Botes so Ryan Kankowski has come into the starting line up with Jean Deysel on the bench.

The Sharks top the South African Conference and they have only suffered one loss this season which was to the Brumbies. They might have been struggling to score tries but they are still winning matches. Neither team are playing as well as they could be.

The Bookies have given the Sharks a 2 point start for this Match - with an offer of a FREE $150 BET. Both teams haven't found their complete game this season but the Sharks appear to be a lot closer to it. The Sharks should win by 3 points.

This Match will be shown on TV in NZ, Aus, SA and in the UK on Sky Sports 2/HD.

Average score: Stormers 21 Sharks 20

Last five results
02 Mar 2013 Stormers v Sharks 6-12 Durban
28 Jul 2012 (Semi) Stormers v Sharks 19-26 Cape Town
26 May 2012 Stormers v Sharks 20-25 Durban
03 Mar 2012 Stormers v Sharks 15-12 Cape Town
30 Apr 2011 Stormers v Sharks 32-12 Cape Town

Stormers overall record against the Sharks
Played 19,Wins 9 ,Losses 10, Draws 0

Match No.54: Stormers vs Sharks
Date : Saturday 13 April
Venue : Newlands
Kick Off local: 17.05
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Assistant Ref 1:Quinton Immelman (South Africa),
Assistant Ref 2:Marc van Zyl (South Africa)
TMO :Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

Teams

Stormers

15. Joe Pietersen,14. Damian de Allende,13. Juan de Jongh,12. Jean de Villiers (captain),11. Gio Aplon,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. Frans Malherbe,2. Deon Fourie,1. Steven Kitshoff

Replacements :16. Martin Bezuidenhout,17. Pat Cilliers,18. Gerbrandt Grobler,19. Nizaam Carr,20. Louis Schreuder,21. Kurt Coleman,22. Cheslin Kolbe

Sharks

Francois Steyn, Sean Robinson, Paul Jordaan, Meyer Bosman, JP Pietersen, Patrick Lambie, Cobus Reinach, Keegan Daniel (captain), Ryan Kankowski, Marcell Coetzee, Franco van der Merwe, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Jannie du Plessis, Kyle Cooper, Tendai Mtawarira

Replacements: Craig Burden, Wiehahn Herbst, Anton Bresler, Jean Deysel, Charl McLeod, Riaan Viljoen, Odwa Ndungane.

 
 
 
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