Stormers beat Cheetahs in Cape Town


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The Stormers historically have the meanest defence of the South African teams in Super Rugby, but they are at their meanest when play the Cheetahs.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.


The match is underway.


4.00: The Cheetahs show an early intent to run the ball but the Stormers suck up their attack until they knock on.


5.00: Brok Harris gives away a penalty at the scrum and the Cheetahs kick for touch with the penalty.


8.00: There is a break in play as Brok Harris gets some attention. There will be two more breaks as the temperatures is expected to reach over 35 so the two breaks will be for water.


10.00 Penalty to the Cheetahs. Naas Olivier will kick for posts. He kicks the ball but it fades to the right.


14.00: The Cheetahs are picking away at the Stormers and the host are doing their usual of sucking up the attack with that stubborn defence.


16.00: As the Cheetahs continue to attack they give away a penalty and the Stormers boot way downfield.


18.00: We have that break in play for a water break. Most male fans in the stadium are shirtless due to the heat.


21.00: The Cheetahs win a penalty so Naas Olivier takes the kick and he nails it scoring the first points of the match.


24.00: Penalty to the Stormers. Peter Grant takes the kick and levels the scores.


28.00: The Stormers start to attack but the Cheetahs give away a penalty. Peter Grant takes the kick and nails it.


34.00: Cheetahs get a penalty so Naas Olivier takes the shot at posts and he nails it.


38.00: Olivier tries to clear the ball in the Cheetahs 25 but gets charged down.


39.00: Lots of scrum resets but they seem to be settling down. The siren goes. The Stormers have the ball, they kick across field and Habana chases and he wins a penalty.


41.00: Peter Grant takes the penalty kick. He misses. Thats it half time.


The half time score was Stormers 6 Cheetahs 6


The second half is underway.


41.00: The Cheetahs have come out to play for this half. They snipe and score in the corner! Or do they ? We go upstairs. No try. Francois Louw stopped Rayno Benjamin. 5m Line out though.


44.00: The Stormers snipe and put Habana away and as they go forward the Cheetahs give away a penalty. Peter Grant will kick for posts.


45.00: Grant takes the kick and this one is inch perfect through the middle. Stormers lead.


47.00: Benjamin and Habana chase the ball – they both have pace but the ball wins and rolls over the line.


49.00; The Stormers get another penalty so Grant has another penalty kick. Again he nails it.


50.00: Another penalty. This one is for the Cheetahs. Naas Olivier takes the kick and nails it.


53.00: Benjamin caught offside so we have another penalty. Grant takes the kick and nails it.


55.00: High tackle. Penalty to the Cheetahs. Olivier takes the kick and slots it.


60.00: There is a break in play as the players take on some water.


63.00: The Stormers set up a line out 5m out from the Cheetahs tryline. The Cheetahs win the ball and boot it out but the Stormers use the ball well and attack.


68.00: The Stormers seem to have upped the pressure a little. Ball handling from both teams still leaves a lot to be desired.


71.00: The Stormers get another penalty so Grant takes the kick and nails it.


73.00: Yet another penalty and again Peter Grant takes the kick. He slots it.


78.00: Stormers winding down the clock. They have the ball and have set up a scrum in the Cheetahs half. Free kick for the Cheetahs though so thy move the ball over the half way line.


79.00: Penalty to the Cheetahs. They will kick for posts for the bonus point.


80.00: Riaan Viljoen takes the kick and nails it. Cheetahs win losing binus point. Stormers win.


The full time score is Stormers 21 Cheetahs 15


Tries –
Pen – P. Grant 7
Con –
Drop –
Cards –

Tries –
Pen – N. Olivier 4, R Viljoen
Con –
Drop –
Cards –

Match Officials
Referee: Pro Legoete
Assistant Ref 1:Jason Jaftha
Assistant Ref 2:Cobus Wessels
TMO :Johann Meuwesen


Stormers:15. Conrad Jantjes,14. Danie Poolman,13. Juan De Jongh,12. Jean De Villiers (C),11. Bryan Habana,10. Peter Grant,9. Ricky Januarie,8. Duane Vermuelen,7. Francois Louw,6. Pieter Louw,5. Andries Bekker,4. Rynhardt Elstadt,3. Brok Harris,2. Deon Fourie,1. CJ van Der Linde

Reserves:16. Siyabonga Ntubeni,17. Frans Malherbe,18. De Kock Steenkamp,19. Nick Koster,20. Dewaldt Duvenage,21. Gary Van Aswegen,22. Paul Bosch

Cheetahs: 1. Coenie Oosthuizen, 2. Ryno Barnes, 3. WP Nel, 4. Waltie Vermeulen, 5. Wilhelm Steenkamp, 6. Kabamba Floors, 7. Francois Uys, 8. Ashley Johnson, 9. Sarel Pretorius, 10. Naas Olivier (c),11. Ryno Benjamin, 12. Andries Strauss, 13. Robert Ebersohn, 14 Philip Snyman, Hennie Daniller.

Replacements: Skipper Badenhorst, Kobus Calldo, Martin Muller, Philip van der Walt, Tewis de Bruyn, Sias Ebersohn, Riaan Viljoen

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