Southern Kings

Stormers beat Southern Kings in Cape Town



Super rugby AU : Standings | Fixtures | Super Rugby Aotearoa: Standings | Fixtures |


The Stormers have been told not to underestimate the Southern Kings when they play Super Rugby’s newcomers at Newlands in Cape Town on Saturday.

This match is the 100th Super Rugby match this season.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off. Weather conditions are very bad. The rain is belting down. Newlands is empty compared to normal standards.
0.01: The Stormers kick off and we are underway.
1.00: The Stormers win the first scrum of the match.
2.00: Penalty to the Stormers on the Kings 22m line. Whitehead not rolling away. The rain has eased for the moment. Joe Pietersen takes the penalty kick and slots it.
6.00: Another penalty for the Stormers. It’s on the half way line to Jantjies kicks for touch.
9.00: Andries Strauss fails to retreat after the tackle (offside) so the Stormers have another penalty on the 22m line. Pietersen takes the kick and nails it.
13.00: The Stormers concede a penalty inside their half so they kick for touch.They set up a line out inside the Stormers half as the rain returns.
15.00: Deon Fourie is caught offside. Penalty to the Kings. Whitehead takes the kick and slots it.
19.00: The Kings put the Stormers under pressure with their attack. They get the ball to the 5m line after an Andries Strauss grubber but the Stormers get the ball and Pietersen kicks it into touch.
23.00: Penalty for the Kings just outside their 22. Whitehead kicks for touch.
27.00: Ref Joubert reverses an initial decision and gives a penalty to the Stormers after the Kinsg tackled a play in the air. The Stormers kick for touch.
31.00: The Stormers enjoy some good running ball from side to side but then they lose it forward. Kings scrum.
34.00: The Stormers are on attack. Aplon almost gets through. The Stormers recycle and then Siviwe Soyizwapi almost gets an intercept.
38.00: The Stormers are playing the game in the Kings 22 but they can’t get through.
39.00: The Stormers win a line out on the Kings 22. The Stormers set up a maul but it falls apart.
40.00: The Stormers win a scrum as the siren sounds. The ball pops out and rolls to the corner. The whistle goes for half time and a biit of a fight breaks out and then stops. Its half time.
The half time score was Stormers 6 Kings 3
The second half is underway.
42.00: The Kings are enjoying some early territory as they are pinning the ball back in the Stormers half.
45.00: The Stormers go through 11 phases and get the ball to the Kings 22m line but then the final pass to Nizaam Carr is forward.
47.00: The Stormers win a penalty. Joe Pietersen takes the kick and slots it.
49.00: Torrential rain has arrived again. It’s pouring down in sheets.
50.00: The Kings kick ahead and Joe Pietersen runs back to get the ball and is caught off guard. Ronnie Cooke comes within centimetres of the ball after beating Pietersen to it.
54.00: Penalty to the Southern Kings. George Whitehead takes the kick in the wind and nails it.
57.00: Penalty to the Stormers. Joe Pietersen takes the kick and slots it.
61.00: The game is held up as Kevin Buys gets some new contact lenses. The Stormers have a penalty too. Pietersen takes kick for posts with for penalty. Dewaldt Duvenage is on for the Stormers. Pietersen misses the kick.  
63.00: The Stormers get the ball into the Kings 22. They drive forward with the maul and as they get to the line Deon Fourie goes low and scores. TRY!
65.00: Joe Pietersen takes the conversion kick and it goes in off the post.
70.00:The Kings have the ball in their 22, they kick downfield and the Stormers get back and watch the ball roll out but decide not to take the quick line out.
73.00: The Kings work the ball down into the Stormers 22. They set up the maul and drive for the line – almost at ease – and Wimpie van der Walt scores. TRY!
74.00: Whitehead misses the conversion.
78.00: The Kings are putting some pressure on the Stormers but they will have to score twice if they are to win.
80.00: The Southern Kings have the ball on the Stormers 5m line. They win a penalty and SP Marais goes on his own. The Stormers hold them out and their maul collapses. The Stormers win.
The full time score is Stormers 19 (6) Kings 11(3) 


Tries – D.Fourie
Pen – J. Pietersen 4
Con – J.Pietersen
Drop –
Cards –

Tries – W. van der Walt
Pen – G.Whitehead 2
Con –
Drop –
Cards –

Match Officials
Craig Joubert
Assistant Ref 1:Jonathan Kaplan
Assistant Ref 2:Linston Manuels
TMO : Deon van Blommestein



15. Joe Pietersen , 14. Gio Aplon , 13. Jean de Villiers (captain) , 12. Damian de Allende , 11. Bryan Habana , 10. Elton Jantjies , 9. Louis Schreuder , 8. Nizaam Carr , 7. Deon Fourie , 6. Siya Kolisi , 5. De Kock Steenkamp , 4. Eben Etzebeth , 3. Brok Harris , 2. Tiaan Liebenberg , 1. Steven Kitshoff

Replacements : 16. Martin Bezuidenhout , 17. Chris Heiberg ( Stormers and Super Rugby debut) , 18. Gerbrandt Grobler , 19. Don Armand , 20. Dewaldt Duvenage , 21. Gary van Aswegen , 22. Gerhard van den Heever

Southern Kings

15. SP Marais , 14. Siviwe Soyizwapi ,, 13. Ronnie Cooke , 12. Andries Strauss (Captain), 11. Marcello Sampson , 10. Demetri Catrakilis , 9. Nicolas Vergallo , 8. Jacques Engelbrecht , 7. Wimpie van der Walt, 6. Cornell du Preez, 5. David Bulbring , 4. Darron Nell (Vice Captain) , 3. Kevin Buys , 2. Bandise Maku , 1. Schalk Ferreira

Replacements : 16. Hannes Franklin , 17. Grant Kemp , 18. Rynier Bernado , 19. Devin Oosthuizen , 20. Shaun Venter , 21. Shane Gates , 22. George Whitehead.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.