Stormers and Waratahs draw



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This was a  live score update. – Full report to follow.




This match is probably the pick of the week. It should be good enough to get the Aussies and Kiwis out of bed on Sunday Morning.

Saturday May 10
Stormers vs Waratahs at Newlands
Lyndon Bray (New Zealand)
Assistant Referee: Brent Murray (New Zealand), Christie du Preez (South Africa)
TMO: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)
Assessor: Arrie Schoonwinkel (South Africa)
Head-to-Head: Played 11, Stormers 6, Waratahs 5
In Cape Town: Played 6, Stormers 3, Waratahs 3
Last season: Round 7, March 17 2007: Stormers 16-10 Waratahs at Aussie Stadium, Sydney


Match Detail


0.00: We are waiting for the kick off.


It’s raining heavily in Cape Town as Kurtley Beale kicks off.


1.00: The Stormers give away a penalty from the off so Phil Waugh opts to go for posts. Kurtley Beale takes the kick and slots it to put the Tahs into the lead.


5.00: The Stormers gave another penalty away so again Kurtley Beale took the kick but this time he missed.


7.00: The Stormers worked the ball through the backline and swung it out to Sireli Naqelevuki who was tackled by two Waratahs players but as the grass was so wet he slid over the tryline. The TMO confirmed the try.


8.00: Peter Grant took the conversion kick and kicked it straight but short.


22.00: Poor conditions continue to prevent free running rugby.


23.00: The Stormers loo to be happier passing out to the line while the Waratahs want to play the game tightly. The Waratahs have made 18 tackles to the Stormers 15.


25.00: The Waratahs manage to break through but the Stormers back up defence gets back to stop Tuqiri in time to save a try.


27.00: A penalty is awarded to the Waratahs as Ricky Januarie goes offside. Phil Waugh tells Kurtley Beale to go for posts.


28.00: Kurtley Beale lines up and takes the shot and slots it putting the Waratahs into the lead.  


30.00: The Waratahs start to find their feet and put together 13 phases driving the Stormers back. Eventually a knock on in the slippery conditions forces a scrum.


33.00: Neither team is able to hold on to the ball put the Waratahs have made 8 handling errors to the Stormers 2.


34.00: Peter Grant sees a hole at the back of the Waratahs and boots the ball up to get great field position for the home team.


36.00: Conditions are still poor as the ball gets harder to hold on to.


38.00: The Stormers so far have made 33 tackles to the Waratahs 24 showing that the Waratahs are starting to take control.


39.00: A good spell for the Stormers sees them put together 9 phases and then they kick the ball upfield and out for the line out as the siren goes.  


The half time Score was Stormers 5 Waratahs 6


40.16 : The second half starts with probably the fastest second half try in Super 14 history as Wylie Human charges down Turner’s clearance kick after the kick off and chases the ball to score the try.


41.00: Peter Grant is unable to convert the try.


48.00: Possession starts to swing in the Waratahs favour again. (73% for the second half)


50.00: Tony Brown comes on and Peter Grant comes off.  – Lachlan Turner comes off, Lote Tuqiri goes to the wing and Sam Norton-Knight comes on a full back.


52.00: Wylie Human gets a verbal warning for no arms in the tackle. A penalty is awarded to the Waratahs as a result.


53.00: Kurtley Beale takes the kick but misses.


55.00: Lote Tuqiri gives a penalty away for a tackle in the air – nothing in it and it’s in the Stormers half.


59.00: The weather conditions have improved a bit now.


60.00: The Stormers are being slowly but surely pressured back. Adam Freier comes on for the Waratahs.


62.00: The Waratahs are really in control now but the Stormers defence is consistently strong.  


63.00: High fives go all round for the Stormers as they get a penalty. Tony Brown lines up and takes the kick and slots it which means that the Waratahs will have to score a converted try to draw level.


64.00: The conditions get pretty bad again.


66.00 : The Waratahs get a penalty in front of the posts as the rain POURS down. Waugh runs it but the defence holds. Eventually they get the overlap and Tuqiri slides over for the try.


67.00: Kurtley Beale takes the conversion and slots it to level the scores.


70.00: It’s bucketing down in Newlands.


73.00: The Waratahs set up field position but the defence forces Beale to throw a wild pass and it goes out.


74.00: Kurtley Beale has a feild goal attempt but he misses and the ball goes dead. The Waratahs are constantly on the attack and the Stormers simply keep on sapping it up.


76.00: The Stormers get the ball and kick it straight back to Tuqiri.


77.00:  The Waratahs have enjoyed 70 % possession in the second half.


78.00: The Waratahs and Stormers trade field kicks as they both try to get field position.


80.07 The Siren goes. The Tahs run and Elsom gets close to scoring. A free kick is awarded – they run it again. Slowly but surely they work it to the line. A drop goal gets charged down but its all over.


The Full time score is Stormers 13 Waratahs 13


Full report to follow.





Tries – Sireli Naqelevuki, Wylie Human
Pen – Tony Brown
Con –



Tries – Lote Tuqiri
Pen – Kurtley Beale (2)
Con -Kurtley Beale





Conrad Jantjes; Wylie Human, Gcobani Bobo, Jean De Villiers (capt), Sireli Naqelevuki; Peter Grant, Ricky Januarie; Robbie Diack, Francois Louw, Luke Watson, Andries Bekker, Ariaan Fondse, Brok Harris, Schalk Brits, Brian Mujati.

Reserves – Deon Fourie, Schalk Ferreira, Ross Skeate, Pieter Myburgh, Bolla Conradie, Tony Brown, Dylan Des Fountain.


1. Benn Robinson, 2. Tatafu Polota-Nau, 3. Al Baxter, 4. Dean Mumm, 5. Dan Vickerman, 6. Rocky Elsom, 7. Phil Waugh [c]
8. Wycliff Palu, 9. Luke Burgess, 10. Kurtley Beale, 11. Matt Carraro*, 12. Tom Carter, 13. Rob Horne, 14. Lachie Turner, 15. Lote Tuqiri

Bench: 16. Adam Freier, 17. Sekope Kepu, 18. Will Caldwell ,19. David Lyons, 20. Brett Sheehan, 21. Sam Norton-Knight, 22. Timana Tahu   

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