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Stormers beat the Western Force


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Super Rugby moves to Western Australia in the third match on Saturday as the Western Force host the Stormers in Perth.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.

In the meantime why not have a look at the match preview.

The Force kick off and the match is underway.

2.00: The Stormers win the ball from a Force line out but the ball is knocked on.

3.00: The Force  come away with the ball after a scrum and kick deep.

4.00; The Force win a line out and use the maul. The Force win a penalty as Schalk Burger entered from the side. The Force will kick for posts.

5.00: Jono Lance takes the penalty kick and nails it. The rain is POURING down.

7.00:  Angus Cottrell and  Jean-Luc du Plessis connect in a huge collision. Cottrell will be stretchered off. It was a head clash and he fell awkwardly. The match resumes. Rynhard Elstadt has come on for the Stormers.

8.00: The Force win a line out and Dane Haylett-Petty has a run but is caught. The ball is taken into touch.

9.00: The Stormers choose a short line out. They win the line out and kick for touch.

10.00; Daniel du Plessis connects with Marcel Brache in the air and Brache falls to the ground. The TMO is called in to check if there was foul play.  Daniel du Plessis is yellow carded. There is an extended break in play as Du Plessis is being stretchered off. The Stormers will be down to 14 for 10 minutes and then they can bring on a replacement.

12.00: Penalty to the Force for sacking a line out. Lance will take a shot at the posts. He misses and the Stormers have a 22 drop out.

13.00: Kyle Godwin charges down the drop out and then the Stormers knock on.

14.00: The Force win the scrum and attack but the ball goes into touch 5m out.

15.00: The Stormers win the line out and clear the ball into touch. It goes out in their 22.

16.00: The Force win the line out and then a penalty for offside at the ruck. They kick for touch.

17.00: The Force go long and mess up the line out handing the ball to the Stormers. They clear the ball into touch.

21.00: The Force are keeping the Stormers pinned in their half. The Stormers are having to do a lot of defending. Huw Jones comes on for Daniel du Plessis as the yellow card time is up.

24.00: The Stormers work the ball into the Force’s half. The Force turn the ball over and Lance kicks behind the Stormers. The Stormers boot it back but on the full.

Penalty to the Stormers. They kick for touch but the Force get the ball and the Force get the ball back and counter attack.

28.00: The Force get the ball to the Stormers tryline. The Stormers turn the ball over and kick for touch.

29.00: The TMO is called in to review some potential foul play. Nothing comes of it.

30.00: Penalty to the Stormers for playing the man. They kick for touch and the line out.

32.00: Penalty in front to the Stormers. Du Plessis lines up the kick and he nails it. The Stormers are on the board.

35.00: The Stormers are finding their game. They win a line out on the Force’s 5m line. Bongi Mbonambi goes for the line in the corner but loses the ball.

37.00: The Stormers are playing the game in the Force’s 22. They go through 5 phases and move the ball from side to side wearing down the Forde. 8 Phases and they go wide the other way to Kobus van Wyk who scores. TRY!

38.00: The conversion is missed.

39.00: Possession Force 35% vs Stormers 65%.

40.00: The game is paused as a Stormers player is down. He carries on and the game resumes with a line out. The Stormers win the line out and Nic Groom attacks, he is caught and the Stormers get to the 5m line. After 5 phases the Stormers go over and Siya Kolisi scores. TRY!

41.00: Du Plessis adds the conversion.

It’s half time.

The half time score was Force 3 Stormers 15

The Stormers kick off and the second half is underway.

The weather has cleared up a little.

41.00: the Stormers put the ball into touch giving the Force a line out, Schalk Burger steals the ball and after two phases the Stormers are called back a penalty. Collapsing the maul.

42.00: Du Plessis kicks for touch and finds the 5m line.

45.00: The rain has returned. The Stormers have a scrum inside the Force’s half.

46.00: The Stormers win the scrum and run at the Force but concede a penalty for not releasing. Lance kicks for touch but doesn’t find it.

49.00: The Force try to attack but Rynhardt Elstadt shoves off a big Chris Alcock tackle which slows the attack but he carries on. After a couple of phases the Force are awarded a penalty.

51.00: Jono Lance lines up the posts, takes the kick but misses – just short.

53..00: There is a break in play for an injury. The game resumes with a line out for the Force.

55.00: The Stormers have a line out in the Force’s 22. The Force win the ball and kick deep but the Stormers counter attack and Kobus van Wyk shrugs off one tackle as he runs down the wing and scores. TRY!

57.00: Du Plessis takes the conversion kick and nails it from out wide.

60.00: The Stormers win a line out as the Force tackle a player without the ball. They kick to the corner.

63.00: The Force defend their line after the Stormers line out. They press the Stormers back to the half way line.

67.00: Louis Schreuder comes on for Nic Groom. Penalty to the Stormers from the scrum. Du Plessis kicks for touch.

73.00: The Force continue to bash away at the Stormers without gaining any real penetration.

75.00: The Force slip off a tackle and Kyle Godwin goes for the line but knocks it on as he goes to score.

78.00: The Stormers have a scrum on their 22. They kick deep and find touch.

79.00: The Stormers pounce on the breakdown and win a penalty. Du Plessis kicks for touch.

80.00: The Stormers win the line out and use the maul. They drive over the line but concede a penalty.

81.00: Peter Grant kicks for touch. Stormers win the ball at the line out.

82.00: The Stormers win a penalty after the line out. They kick for touch.

The Stormers win the line out and move the ball to the backs. They get to the 5m line. 5 phases on attack. The Force are hanging on.

83.00: 8 phases. 10 phases and Huw Jones gets through and goes for the line and knocks the ball on. No try.

The full time score is Force 3 (3) Stormers 22 (15) 


Tries –
Pen – J.Lance
Con –
Drop –
Cards –

Tries – K.van Wyk 2, Kolisi
Pen – J.du Plessis
Con – J.du Plessis 2
Drop –
Cards – D.du Plessis (10th min yellow)

Match Officials
Referee: Mike Fraser
Assistant Ref 1:Graham Cooper
Assistant Ref 2:Michael Hogan
TMO :Peter Marshall


Western Force

1. Pek Cowan , 2. Harry Scoble , 3. Guy Millar , 4. Ross Haylett-Petty , 5. Rory Walton , 6. Richard Hardwick , 7. Chris Alcock , 8. Angus Cottrell , 9. Ryan Louwrens , 10. Jono Lance , 11. Luke Morahan (C) , 12. Kyle Godwin , 13. Ben Tapuai , 14. Marcel Brache , 15. Dane Haylett-Petty

Replacements : 16. Anaru Rangi , 17. Francois Van Wyk , 18. Jermaine Ainsley , 19. Matt Philip , 20. Byrnard Stander , 21. Ian Prior , 22. Peter Grant , 23. Semisi Masirewa


15 Jaco Taute, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Daniel du Plessis, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Leolin Zas, 10 Jean-Luc du Plessis, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Schalk Burger (captain), 7 Siya Kolisi, 6 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Vincent Koch, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Alistair Vermaak.

Replacements: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 18 JP Smith, 17 Wilco Louw, 19 JD Schickerling, 20 Rynhardt Elstadt, 21 Louis Schreuder, 22 Huw Jones, 23 Scott van Breda.

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