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Stormers get bitten by Sharks

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Preview

This is set to be the match of the weekend. The Stormers should really have done much better this year and their results over the latter stages have demonstrated that they should really have turned in some better performances in the beginning of the tournament.

But they have always lacked the power of a thriving tight five, and, since that particular unti settled down midway through the season, they have begun to challenge the higher-placed teams.

Yet they failed in a big test with the Bulls and get another shot when they come up against the steel of the Sharks.

Both sides have backs to burn, but the question is how will the battle upfront turn out, and how will the loose trios fire off those performances.

Newlands has not been a happy hunting ground for the Sharks but they quite simply have to win this one to assure themselves of a play-offs spot and to gain a top two spot for the home semi-final.

Match Detail

 

The Sharks got off to a great start scoring a try in the firts minutes of the match. The socred another one a few minutes later as Waylon Murray dived over the line.

 

At this point it looked ominous for the Stormers as the Sharks were scoring at around 2 points a minute.

 

The Stormers however bounced back and got back into the game and scored a try of their own.

 

The Sharks battled to get back into the game for a while but they eventually got their momentum back and scored another try.

 

The Sharks could have led by more at half time but two of Percy Montgomery’s penalties hit the posts.

 

At half time the score was Stormers 10 Sharks 21

 

The Sharks got the first points of the second half from a Percy Montgomery penalty.

 

The Sharks got the bonus point try in the 61st  minute as Francois Steyn dived over tryline. Montgomery missed the conversion.

 

In the last seconds of the match Butch James popped up a pass to JP Pietersen who ran through the Stormers defence and scored the last try of the match. Montgomery slotted the conversion.

 

The Sharks will now host their Semi Final and top the table at 45 points after picking up the win and the bonus point.

 

Full time score Stormers 10 Sharks 36

 

 

Scorers

 

Stormers
Try – Peter Grant
Conversion – Grant
Penalty- Grant

 

Teams


Sharks 
Tries – Kankowski, Murray, Montgomery,Steyn, Pietersen
Penalty – Percy Montgomery
Conversions – Montgomery (4)

 


Stormers: 15 Conrad Jantjes, 14 Breyton Paulse, 13 Corn’ Uys, 12 De Wet Barry, 11 Brent Russell, 10 Peter Grant, 9 Bolla Conradie, 8 Joe van Niekerk, 7 Schalk Burger, 6 Luke Watson (c), 5 Ross Skeate, 4 Gerrie Britz, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Schalk Brits, 1 JD Moller.
Replacements: 16 Tiaan Liebenberg, 17 Eddie Andrews, 18 Schalk Ferreira, 19 Francois van der Merwe, 20 JP Joubert, 21 Naas Olivier, 22 Dylan des Fountain.

Sharks: 15 Percy Montgomery, 14 Francois Steyn, 13 Waylon Murray, 12 Bradley Barritt, 11 JP Pietersen, 10 Butch James, 9 Ruan Pienaar, 8 Ryan Kankowski, 7 Warren Britz/AJ Venter, 6 Jacques Botes, 5 Johann Muller, 4 Johan Ackermann, 3 BJ Botha, 2 John Smit (c), 1 Deon Carstens
Replacements: 16 Bismarck du Plessis, 17 Tendai Mtawarira, 18 Albert van den Berg, 19 Keegan Daniel/Warren Britz, 20 Bob Skinstad, 21 Rory Kockott, 22 Adrian Jacobs

Referee: Mark Lawrence (South Africa)
Touch judges: Linston Manuels (South Africa), Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Television match official: Johann Meuwesen (South Africa)
Assessor: Dennis Immelman

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