Stormers hold off Hurricanes




This was a live score update – Full report to follow.




If the Hurricanes turn up for this one the Stormers will be in trouble. Their season has been a bit up and down with the ups being pretty impressive. Last weekend was on of those impressive matches.

Saturday April 19
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
Referee: James Leckie (Australia)
Touch judges: Ian Smith (Australia), JC Fortuin (South Africa)
Television match official: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)
Assessor: Banks Yantolo (South Africa),
Performance Auditor: Stuart Beissel (New Zealand)
Head-to-Head: Played 11, Stormers 6, Hurricanes 5
In Cape Town: Played 6, Stormers 3, Hurricanes 3
Last season: Round 5, March 3 2007: Stormers 30-17 Hurricanes at Arena Manawatu, Palmerston North


Match details


0.00: We are waiting for the kick off.


The match is underway.


22.00: Tonderai Chavhanga makes a break down the wing and chips the ball up (too far). As he kicks the ball he appears to injure his hamstring and limps off.


24.00: Peter Grant slots a penalty for the Stormers which are the first points of the match.


34.00:  Andries Bekker scored the first try of the match diving in under the feet of the Hurricanes defence.


35.00: Peter Grant slotted the conversion.


39.00: Peter Grant has a shot at goal for a penalty but misses.


40.00: The siren goes for half time.


The half time score is Stormers 10 Hurricanes 0


The second half is underway.


42.00: The Stormers got the perfect start as Peter Grant slotted a penalty for the home team.


52.00: The Stormers went further ahead of the Hurricanes with a well worked team try and the eventual try being scored by Schalk Brits.


54.00: Peter Grant converted the try.


56.00: The Hurricanes finally got on the board as Hosea Gear dotted the ball down in the corner which silenced the crowd somewhat.


56.00: Jimmy Gopperth  kicked a beauty of a conversion from the corner.


60.00: The Stormers gave a penalty away so Jimmy Gopperth had a shot at goal but missed.


63.00: The Hurricanes came up with a vital try keeping them in the match as  Conrad Smith powered over the line.


64.00: Jimmy Gopperth missed the conversion.


65.00: Tony Brown comes on for the Stormers.


72.00: The Stormers are given a penalty for a Ma’a Nonu shoulder charge – nothing in it really.


78.00; The Hurricanes don’t give up and try their best to get some points in order to get the losing bonus point.


80.00: The Siren goes for full time.


The full time score is Stormers 20 Hurricanes 12


Full report to follow.





Tries –  Andries Bekker, Schalk Brits

Pen – Peter Grant (2)

Con – Peter Grant (2)



Tries – Hosea Gear, Conrad Smith

Pen –

Con – Jimmy Gopperth




15-1- Conrad Jantjes; Tonderai Chavhanga, Gcobani Bobo, Jean De Villiers (capt), Sireli Naqelevuki; Peter Grant, Ricky Januarie; Luke Watson, Francois Louw, Schalk Burger, Andries Bekker, Adriaan Fondse, Brian Mujati, Schalk Brits, JD Moller.

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Reserves: Tiaan Liebenberg, Brok Harris, Ross Skeate, Robbie Diack, Bolla Conradie, Tony Brown, Gio Aplon.


15-1: Cory Jane, Hosea Gear, Conrad Smith, Ma’a Nonu, Shannon Paku, Jimmy Gopperth, Piri Weepu, Rodney So’oialo (captain), Chris Masoe, Jerry Collins, Jason Eaton, Jeremy Thrush, Neemia Tialata, Andrew Hore, John Schwalger.

Reserves: Hikawera Elliot, Tim Fairbrother, Bernie Upton, Scott Waldrom, Willie Ripia, Tane Tu’ipulotu, Zac Guildford.

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