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Stormers beat Sunwolves in Cape Town



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Super Rugby moves to South Africa in the final match on Friday Round 7 where the Stormers host the Sunwolves in an all Africa 1 Conference clash.

Match detail

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1.00: The Stormers kick off and we are underway. The Stormers chase the kick off and the ball is knocked forward by the Sunwolves so we have a scrum.

2.00: The Sunwolves win the scrum and kick upfield. The Stormers try to counter but knock on.

The Sunwolves win the ball back from the scrum, kick but Cheslin Kolbe boots the ball back and it goes out near the half way line. The Stormers are winning the scrum pushes but the Sunwolves get the ball out.

3.00: The Stormers win the line out and attack. They get to the 5m line and have an advantage. They get called back for a penalty shot at goal.  Jean-Luc du Plessis takes the kick and nails it.

8.00: The Sunwolves win a line out and Riaan Viljoen kicks for touch but the ball slices to the side.  The Stormers win the line out and Vincent Koch goes over the line after some hard running by the Stormers but he is held up.

10.00: The Stormers clear the ball from the scrum. Louis Schreuder is carried over the line and he passes to Sikhumbuzo Notshe who scores. TRY!

11.00: Du Plessis adds the conversion.

14.00; The Stormers are on the attack again in the Sunwolves 22. They get to about 10m out and they win a penalty at the breakdown. They take the line out. Shota Horie gets a team warning for the Sunwolves.  The Stormers win the line out, they move the ball wide after a couple of phases and Kobus van Wyk scores in the corner.

17.00: Du Plessis misses the conversion.

20.00: The Sunwolves get some attacking ball and get the ball wide but the final pass goes forward.

21.00:The Sunwolves are having to defend a lot. They Stormers press forward and concede another penalty. Du Plessis kicks to the corner.

The Stormers win the line out and Kolisi wins the ball and offloads to Scarra Ntubeni who scores in the corner. TRY!

22.00: Du Plessis takes the conversion kick from the touchline and misses.

24.00: Cheslin Kolbe gets the ball from the restart and races through the Sunwolves, he passes out to Juan de Jongh who scores. TRY!

25.00: Du Plessis adds the conversion.

28.00: The Sunwolves win a penalty but the kick goes over the dead ball line.

29.00: The Sunwolves attack after the 22 restart and they slip off a couple of tackles and Viliami Lolohea makes huge ground. They move the ball wide and Riaan Viljoen scores. TRY!

29.00: The conversion is missed.

32.00: Penalty to the Stormers from the breakdown. Du Plessis will take a shot. He misses. The Sunwolves kick for touch.

35.00; The Stormers line out is not straight. The Sunwolves come away with the ball from the scrum but lose it. The Stormers lose the ball through an intercept and Akihito Yamada races away but is caught by Cheslin Kolbe and he knocks on.

37.00: Penalty to the Stormers from the scrum. They tap and go. The Stormers get the ball into the Sunwolves 22 but the visitors turn the ball over and run it to the half way line.

39.00: Penalty to the Sunwolves. They kick to the corner.

40.00: The Sunwolves go through 8 phases on attack on the 5m line after winning the line out. They concede a penalty so the Stormers kick the ball out and its half time.

The half time score is Stormers 27 Sunwolves 5

The Sunwolves kick off and we are underway with the second half. The Stormers knock on and the Sunwolves attack in the Stormers half.

41.00: Notshe turns the ball over and the Stormers kick upfield. Yamada gets back and secures the ball and wins a penalty for the Sunwolves.

43.00: Sikhumbuzo Notshe concedes a penalty for offside. Riaan Viljoen kicks to the corner.

45.00: The Sunwolves win the line out and Yuki Yatomi sells a dummy and ducks inside and scores. TRY!

46.00: Yu Tamura adds the conversion. Damien de Allende comes on for the Stormers. So does Rynhardt Elstadt.

49.00: The Stormers go on the attack and Koch makes some ground but is caught. The Stormers keep the ball alive and they go wide to Sikhumbuzo Notshe who goes in to score. TRY!

51.00: Du Plessis adds the conversion.

The Stormers press the Sunwolves back into their 22, the Sunwolves get the ball and clear. The Stormers counter attack and  Louis Schreuder slips through a tackle and scores.

Du Plessis adds the conversion. Six tries to the Stormers.

55.00: The Sunwolves get the ball and attack the Stormers in their half. They get to the 22 but the attack slows.

56.00:The Sunwolves go through 14 phases slowly advancing. 16 phases. 17 and then they win a penalty.

60.00: The Sunwolves go through another 8 phases but then the Stormers turn the ball over and chip and chase.  Zas gets to the ball and tries to dribble the ball ahead but he kicks it into touch.

62.00: The Sunwolves win the ball from a line out, they kick ahead but the ball goes to Van Wyk who chips ahead. The Stormers get the ball and change sides. Zas runs down the wing but when gets to the middle of the field there is a knock on.

65.00: The Sunwolves break out in attack and they get the ball wide out to Riaan Viljoen who scores in the corner. TRY!

67.00: Tamura adds the conversion.

70.00: The Stormers go on the attack again and Zas goes for the corner. The TMO is called in to check. A hand is clearly in touch so no try. However TMO Johan Greeff volunteers information about a shoulder charge so this will be reviewed. Timothy Bond is late with a shoulder and he is RED carded.

The Stormers kick to the corner. They win the line out and use the maul. The Sunwolves keep them out.

72.00: A fight erupts as Rynhardt Elstadt is not happy about something. A penalty is awarded to the Sunwolves for offside and they kick for touch.

73.00: Liaki Moli goes down and stays down so the whistle goes. The medics come in to assist. The Stormers have a penalty so they kick for touch.

75.00: The Sunwolves win a penalty back in their 22. Viljoen kicks for touch.

77.00: The Stormers win a line out and use the maul. They make good ground and they kick behind the Sunwolves who scramble and win a penalty. They tap it.

79.00: The Sunwolves get the ball into the Stormers half with a kick, Jean-Luc du Plessis chips and chases the ball and it bounces up for him and he runs in a TRY!

Du Plessis takes the conversion kick after the siren but misses.

Thats it, the Stormers have won.

The full time score is Stormers 46 (27) Sunwolves 19 (5) 


Tries -S. Notshe 2, K. van Wyk, S.Ntubeni, Jongh, L.Schreuder, JL du Plessis
Pen –  JL du Plessis
Con –  JL du Plessis 3
Drop –
Cards –

Tries -R.Viljoen 2, Y.Yatomi,
Pen –
Con -Y. Tamura 2
Drop –
Cards – T.Bond (71st min Red)

Match Officials
Referee: Nic Berry
Assistant Ref 1:Angus Gardner
Assistant Ref 2:AJ Jacobs
TMO :Johan Greeff



15 Cheslin Kolbe, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Johnny Kotze, 12 Juan de Jongh (co-captain), 11 Leolin Zas, 10 Jean-Luc du Plessis, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Schalk Burger, 7 Siya Kolisi, 6 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 JD Schickerling, 3 Vincent Koch, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Oli Kebble.

Replacements: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 JC Janse van Rensburg, 18 Frans Malherbe (co-captain), 19 Rynhardt Elstadt, 20 Nizaam Carr, 21 Godlen Masimla, 22 Huw Jones, 23 Damian de Allende.


1-Masataka Mikami, 2 -(c) Shota Horie, 3-Takuma Asahara, 4-Shinya Makabe, 5-Timothy Bond, 6-Liaki Moli ,7-Ed Quirk, 8-Tomas Leonardi , 9-Yuki Yatomi, 10-Yu Tamura, 11-Akihito Yamada, 12-, 13-Mifiposeti Paea, 14-Viliami Lolohea, 15-Riaan Viljoen

Replacements: 16-Takeshi Kizu, 17-Ziun Gu, 18-Shinnosuke Kakinaga, 19-Yoshiya Hosoda ,20-Andrew Durutalo , 21-Atushi Hiwasa, 22-Harumichi Tatekawa , 23- Yasutaka Sasakura.


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