Stormers feel house of pain



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The Highlanders vs the Stormers is today’s first match. The Stormers, traditionally, are among the better travelling teams from South Africa. But, and this is a big BUT, they have never won in Dunedin.

The Stormers did not have a good first half going down 23 -5 by half time.


In the second half things didn’t improve much for the Stormers although they did score three tries earning them a vital bonus point on the road.


On the Highlanders side they continued their domination of the Stormers until the replacments started coming on which let the Stormers into the game.


Full time score Highlanders  35 Stormers 24 

Highlanders –

Tries: Matt Saunders (2), Viliame Waqasaduadua, Hale T-Pole.
Conversions: Charlie Hore (3).
Penalties: Charlie Hore (3)

Stormers –

Tries: Bekker, Paulse, vd Merwe, Watson.
Conversions: Grant.


Highlanders: 15 Glen Horton, 14 Lucky Mulipola, 13 Matthew Saunders, 12 Callum Bruce, 11 Viliame Waqaseduadua, 10 Charlie Hore, 9 Jimmy Cowan, 8 Craig Newby, 7 Alando Soakai, 6 Josh Blackie (c), 5 James Ryan, 4 Hoani MacDonald, 3 Chris King, 2 Jason MacDonald, 1 Clarke Dermody
Replacements: 16 David Hall, 17 Keith Cameron, 18 Kane Thompson, 19 Hale T-Pole, 20 Toby Morland, 21 Aaron Bancroft or Jason Kawau, 22 Craig Clare

Stormers: 15 Gio Aplon, 14 Breyton Paulse, 13 Jean de Villiers, 12 De Wet Barry, 11 Brent Russell, 10 Peter Grant, 9 JP Joubert, 8 Robbie Diack, 7 Schalk Burger, 6 Luke Watson (c), 5 Andries Bekker, 4 Gerrie Britz, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Tiaan Liebenberg, 1 JD Moller
Replacements: 16 Schalk Brits, 17 Eddie Andrews, 18 Schalk Ferreira, 19 Francois van der Merwe, 20 Justin Melck, 21 Bolla Conradie, 22 Corne Uys

Referee: Matt Goddard (Australia)
Touch judges: Andrew Lindsay (Australia), Vinny Munro (New Zealand)
Television match official: Brent Murray (New Zealand)

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