Stormers go down to Sharks



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Match Preview


For many South Africans this is the match of the weekend. Both teams could reach the play offs but the favourites for the title as far as most South Africans are concerned are the Sharks.



Last five results

2008 :Sharks won 12-10 in Durban
2007 :Sharks won 36-10 in Cape Town
2006 :Sharks won 24-17 in Durban
2005 :Stormers won 12-26 in Cape Town
2004 :Stormers won 24-31 in Durban


Match detail


We are waiting for the kick off.


The match is underway.


5.00: The Sharks are given a penalty for a a high tackle so Ruan Pienaar takes the shot but misses.


8.00: Tonderai Chavhanga has a breaking run but the Sahrsk defence gets back in time to stop him.


9.00: Ruan Pienaar has another shot at goal while the crowd boo very unsportingly. He misses.


12.00: Another penalty and Pienaar takes the shot again as the crowd boo again. This is becoming embaressing. Pienaar misses.


15.00: Keegan Daniel gets some attention for a blood injury.


19.00: The Stormers are the first to score as Gcobani Bobo gets pushed over the line for his 8th Super rugby try.  


20.00: Peter Grant kicks the conversion and adds the extras.


26.00: Ryan Kankowski has a great run, they change sides and Jean Deysel gets bungled into touch. Sharks putting the pressure on now.


30.00: There is a blood bin replacement for the Stormers so Luke Watson comes on to even more booing. For those that are interested in the 6N its currently France 6 Scotland 3 (ht).


35.00: Big pressure from the Sharks now but that Stormers defence holds strong.


37.00: The Sharks pile on the pressure and they are starting to get some rythmn going now.  


40.10: The hooter goes for half time. The Stormers are given a penlty in front of the posts. Peter Grant takes the shot and slots it. Half time.

The half time score is Stormers 10 Sharks 0


The second half is underway.


42.00: Francois Steyn has big run but is caught.


42.53: Jean De Villiers gets knocked out in the tackle on Steyn so we have a break as we wait for the strectcher. This is a big blow for the Stormers as he is their captain and one of their best players.


43.00: Joe Pietersen comes on for De Villers at No.10 as Grant has moved up the line.


46.00: The Sharks attack and attack but get nowhere. They do however get a penalty for not rolling away in the tackle. Rory Kockott takes the shot from well out and gets it – the Sharks are on the board.


51.00: For those that care – France 19-6 Scotland as Bismarck du Plessis comes on for the Sharks.


 53.00: The Sharks continue to attack but that Stormers defence is outstanding.


55.00: Mujati gives away a penalty after scrumming against John Smit so Rory Kockott takes the shot and slots it again. The Sharks are woking their way back into this game.


57.00: The Sharks are becoming a little more confident pressuring the Stormers defence. It will have to break eventually. 2nd  half possession is 62 % to the Sharks.


60.00: Luke Watson warms up on the sideline. The Sharks win a line out and John Smit dives for the line – we go upstairs and it shows he got it on the line.


61.00: The Sharks lead for the first time and Kockott extends the lead to 3.


62.00: Watson comes on for Francois Louw. The Stormers now charge for the line as Koster flys down the touchline but he is stopped.


64.00: The pressure from the Sharks finally takes its toll and Stefan Terblanche runs in and has time to run behind the posts for the Sharks second try.


65.00: The conversion goes over to extend the lead to 10.


68.00: The Sharks get another penalty and Kockott takes it but this time he misses.


69.00: The Stormers get a free kick, Watson takes it but it comes to nothing.


70.00: Steven Sykes gets a warning for dangerous tackles. The Stormers are being much more adventurous now as they need points. They are running the ball a lot more.


72.00: The stadium erupts as Peter Grant dives over after a missed tackle from Ruan Pienaar. Grant’s conversion hits the post and misses.


77.00: The Stormers are pressing hard in the Sharks but the defence holds strong.


79.45 : The siren goes and Pienaar kicks the ball out – Full time.


Full report to follow.


The full time score is Stormers 15 Sharks 20




Tries – Bobo, Peter Grant
Penalties – Grant
Conversions – Grant
Drop Goals –

Tries -John Smit, Stefan Terblanche
Penalties -Rory Kockott 2
Conversions -Rory Kockott 2
Drop Goals –


Match –Stormers v Sharks
Venue – Cape Town
Time pm -17.00
Referee – M Lawrence (SA)
Ass Ref. 1 – P Legoete (SA)
Ass Ref. 2 – C Wessels (SA)
TMO – S Veldsman/ JC Fortuin (Tr.) (SA)
Performance Reviewer – W Erickson
Last year: Sharks 12, Stormers 10 at Durban
Head to Head: Played 11: Stormers 6, Sharks 5


Stormers: Conrad Jantjes, Tonderai Chavhanga, Gcobani Bobo, Jean de Villiers (c) Nick Koster, Peter Grant, Enrico Januarie, Duane Vermeulen, Francois Louw, Schalk Burger, Andries Bekker, Adrian Fondse, Brian Mujati, Schalk Brits, JD Moller.

Reps: Deon Fourie, Wikus Blaauw, AJ Venter, Luke Watson, Bolla Conradie, Joe Pietersen, Percy Montgomery.

Sharks:15. Stefan Terblanche, 14. Odwa Ndungane,, 13. Adrian Jacobs,12. Francois Steyn, 11. JP Pietersen, 10. Ruan Pienaar, 9. Rory Kockott, 8. Ryan Kankowski, 7. Jean Deysel, 6. Keegan Daniel, 5. Johann Muller (Captain), 4. Steven Sykes, 3. Jannie du Plessis, 2. John Smit, 1. Deon Carstens

Reps: 16. Bismarck du Plessis, 17. Melusi Mthethwa, 18. Alistair Hargreaves, 19. Jacques Botes, 20. Ross Cronje, 21. Riaan Swanepoel, 22. Luzuko Vulindlu.

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