Stormers sneak past Lions


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The Stormers on paper look to have the easiest run at earning a semi-final place. They will however want a bonus point victory against a team that played out of their skins last week almost entirely ending the Chiefs Super 14 campaign.



Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Saturday May 17
Referee: Marius Jonker (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Mark Lawrence (South Africa), Cobus Wessels (South Africa)
TMO: Johann Meuwesen (South Africa)
Assessor: Banks Yantolo (South Africa)
Timekeeper: Kat Swanepoel (South Africa)
Head-to-Head: Played 11, Stormers 7, Lions/Cats 4
In Johannesburg: Played 6, Stormers 4, Lions/Cats 2
Last season: Round 10, April 7 2007: Stormers 30-8 Lions at Newlands, Cape Town


Match Detail


0.00: We are waiting for the kick off.


16.00: The Stormers took the first points of the match after The Lions gave a penalty away.  Peter Grant took the kick and slotted it.


26.00: Jaco van Schalkwyk of the Lions took a chance at a drop goal but it went wide.


28.00: Peter Grant came close to scoring a try but the Lions defence held strong. The Stormers recycled.


29.00: Walter Venter is sent to the bin after three previous warnings. The Stormers opt for the scrum.


30.00: After a scrum the Stormers run the ball wide, they change direction and Jean de Villiers scores the first try of the match next to the posts.


31.00: Peter Grant missed the conversion from right in front of the posts. Wow.


40.34: The whistle goes for half time.


The Half time Score is Lions 0 Stormers 8


42.00: The Lions got the perfect start as Earl Rose scored a try on the wing. The try went unconverted.


46.00: The Stormers were awarded an easily kickable penalty but instead of going for the posts they went for the line out which they won and then recycled and recycled the ball until a knock on ended the move.


52.00: The Lions are by no means letting the Stormers have it their way. Jaco van Schalkwyk of the Lions again took a chance at a drop goal but missed.


54.00: The Stormers gave away a penalty so Earl Rose took a penalty kick and levelled the scores.


59.00: Jaco van Schalkwyk looked to be away for a try but Ricky Januarie just got the ankle tap in to stop the try.


60.00: Bolla Conradie and Tony Brown come on for the Stormers.


69.00: The Stormers are struggling and their line out is not working. So far they have lost  six on their own throw.


71.00: Luke Watson and Jano Vermaak chase the ball which is heading for the tryline – Watson gets there first to defend. 5m scrum.


75.00: Sireli Naqelevuki gest over to score a try for the Stormers. The Lions lose a player to the sin bin.


76.00: Peter Grant converts the try.


77.00: Robbie Diack, scores a third try for the Stormers.


 78.00: Peter Grant converts the try.


The Stormers need one more try for the bonus point.


78.00: Earl Rose chips through and Jannie Boshoff chases and scores the Lions second try.


The try was not converted.


80.00: The whistle goes for full time after the restart. 


The Full time Score is Lions 13 Stormers 22





Tries – Earl Rose, Jannie Boshoff

Pen – Earl Rose

Con –
Cards – Walter Venter 29 (yellow), Ross Geldenhuys



Tries – Jean de Villiers ,Sireli Naqelevuki, Robbie Diack,

Pen –  Peter Grant

Con –







Earl Rose, Louis Ludik, Jaque Fourie, Walter Venter, Rayno Benjamin, Jaco van Schalkwyk, Jano Vermaak, Willem Alberts, Joe van Niekerk, Cobus Grobbelaar (captain), Gerhard Mostert, Dewald Senekal, JC Janse van Rensburg, Willie Wepener, Heinke van der Merwe.

Substitutes: Ethienne Reynecke, Ross Geldenhuys, Franco van der Merwe, Wilhelm Koch, Chris Jonck, Jannie Boshoff, Dusty Noble.




Conrad Jantjes, Wylie Human, Gcobani Bobo, Jean de Villiers (captain), Sireli Naqelevuki, Peter Grant, Ricky Januarie, Luke Watson, Francois Louw, Pieter Myburgh, Andries Bekker, Adriaan Fondse, Brian Mujati, Schalk Brits, Schalk Ferreira.

Substitutes: Deon Fourie, Brok Harris, Ross Skeate, Robbie Diack, Bolla Conradie, Tony Brown, Dylan des Fountain.

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