Stormers get the Blues in the last minute




This was a live score update .






The Blues have been boosted by the return of Nick Evans and Daniel Braid. They look like they will need the boost as they seem to have lost their way a bit in the past two weeks.

Saturday March 22
Eden Park, Auckland
Blues v Stormers
Paul Marks (Aus)
Asst. referees: Brett Bowden, Steve Walsh(NZ)
TMO: Ben Skeen (NZ)
Assessor: Alan Riley (NZ)
Head-to-Head: Played 11, Blues 7, Stormers 4
In Auckland: Played 6, Blues 5, Stormers 1
Last season: Round 12, April 21 2007: Stormers 33-20 Blues at Newlands, Cape Town


Match Detail


Note : Nick Evans was ruled out just ahead of the match.


We are waiting for the kick off.


3.00: Peter Grant scored the first points of the match in the third minute after the Blues gave a penalty away.


10.00: The Blues broke the Stormers defence to score the first try of the match as Danny Lee ran in a try behind the posts.


11.00: Ben Atiga missed the conversion.


13.00: The Stormers took the lead again in the 13th minute as Peter Grant slotted another penalty.  


24.00: The Blues took the lead again when Ben Atiga slotted his second shot at goal.


27.00: The Stormers gave another penalty away and Ben Atiga again slotted it.


30.00: The Stormers lose Francois Louw for 10 minutes for infringements at the breakdown. Ben Atiga slots the penalty.


37.00: The Stormers handle being without a man very well and retain possession working the ball up and recycling it in the Blues 25. The ball however goes to ground from a bad pass.


40.01: The siren goes – it’s half time.


The Half time Score was Blues 14 Stormers 6


40.01 : The Second half kicks off.


45.00: Daniel Braid is on the field.


53.00: Tony Brown comes on to make his debut for the Stormers.


54.00: The Stormers have a good passage of play and Conrad Jantjes scores a try for the Stormers.


55.00: Peter Grant misses the conversion


66.00: The Stormers give a penalty away and Ben Atiga takes it and it hits the post and bounces out.


72.00: The Stormers level the score as Peter Grant kicks a penalty for foul play.


74.00: The Stormers then give a penalty away and Ben Atiga takes a shot at goal and misses it – The Blues are really missing Nick Evans.


77.00: Some of the Stormers players go down with cramp.


79.00: The Stormers give another penalty for offside and Ben Atiga has a shot at goal from where his last kick hit the posts. He gets it and the Blues win.


80.00: Full time.



The Full time score is Blues 17 Stormers 14






Tries – Danny Lee
Pen – Ben Atiga (4)

Con –



Tries – Conrad Jantjes
Pen – Peter Grant (3)

Con –

Cards – Francois Louw (yellow)



1 Nick White, 2 Keven Mealamu , 3.Prop John Afoa , 4 Kurtis Haiu , 5 Troy Flavell (c) , 6 Jerome Kaino , 7 Daniel Braid , 8 Nick Williams , 9 Danny Lee , 10 Nick Evans ,11 Rudi Wulf ,12 Benson Stanley , 13 Isaia Toeava , 14 Anthony Tuitavake ,
15 George Pisi ,

Reserves: 16. Tom McCartney (FR) , 17. Tony Woodcock (FR) , 18. Bryn Evans , 19. Justin Collins , 20. Taniela Moa , 21. Ben Atiga , 22. Joe Rokocoko.


Conrad Jantjes; Tonderai Chavhanga, Gcobani Bobo, Jean De Villiers (c), Sireli Naqelevuki; Peter Grant, Ricky Januarie; Luke Watson, Francois Louw, Schalk Burger, Ross Skeate, Adriaan Fondse, Brian Mujati, Schalk Brits, JD Moller.

Reserves – Deon Fourie, Brok Harris, Andries Bekker, Robbie Diack, Conrad Hoffmann, Gio Aplon, Tony Brown.


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