Super Rugby

Waratahs beat Stormers in Cape Town




The fifth of six Super Rugby matches in Round 10 on Saturday is in Cape Town where the Stormers host the Waratahs at Newlands.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.

In the meantime why not have a look at the match preview.

The Stormers kick off and the match is underway.

2.00: The Stormers get an early penalty for not rolling away. Jean-Luc du Plessis lines up the kick. He misses.

4.00: Another penalty to the Stormers. Du Plessis misses this one too.

5.00: The Stormers attack out wide and Leolin Zas chips ahead and the ball goes to Israel Folau. The Waratahs run the ball back at the Stormers.

7.00: Penalty to the Waratahs. They kick for touch.

8.00: The Waratahs win the line out and they move the ball down the line and Kurtley Beale slips through – as he is tackled the momentum from the tackle carries him over the line and he scores. TRY!

9.00: Bernard Foley misses the conversion.

13.00: The Stormers try to kick behind the Waratahs as they look for territory. It pays off as the ball is taken into touch.

14.00: the Stormers win the line out and then a penalty. The Stormers tap the ball. The Stormers recycle and continue to attack and Schalk Burger dives over and scores. TRY!

15.00: Du Plessis adds the conversion.

18.00: Penalty to the Waratahs. Bernard Foley takes the kick at goal. He hooks it. To the left.

21.00: Cheslin Kolbe gets into space and races for the line, he is caught but gets the ball away. The Stormers can’t control the ball and the Waratahs boot it back upfield and into touch.

24.00: Pieter-Steph du Toit has a run for the Stormers which gets the home side on the front foot. The Stormers recycle and Kolbe almost gets over. The Stormers recycle again and this time Pieter-Steph du Toit scores. TRY!

25.00: Du Plessis takes the conversion kick. This one he nails.

28.00: Penalty to the Stormers from the scrum. Du Plessis boots the ball well into Waratahs territory.

31.00: Problems with setting the scrum eat up time. The scrum has to be moved. Eventually the scrum completes and the Waratahs kick upfield. The Stormers boot it back and into touch.

32.00: Hugh Roach comes off and Tatafu Polota-Nau comes on.

36.00: Penalty to Stormers. They kick for touch. The Stomers win the line out but its messy. The Stormers go off their feet so the Waratahs have a penalty.

37.00: Foley kicks for touch and the line out. The Waratahs win the line out and Israel Folau gets the ball and slices through the Stormers and scores. TRY!  Great try.

38.00: Foley adds the conversion.

40.43: The siren sounds. The Waratahs have the ball and run it. The Stormers however kill the attack, turn the ball over and kick for touch.

Its half time.

The half time score is Stormers 14 Waratahs 12

The Waratahs kick off and the second half is underway.

Waratahs had 30% possession in the first half.

41.00: The Waratahs cut through the Stormers defence again  as Andrew Kellaway runs for the line. The Stormers stop him and after a couple of breakdowns the Stormers turn the ball over and Damian de Allende kicks well upfield.

43.00: There is a bit of tension on the field. It dies down. The Stormers have a penalty. Du Plessis takes the kick and he nails it.

48.00: The Waratahs win a penalty. Foley takes the kick and he nails it.

51.00: Penalty to Stormers. Du Plessis nails it.

54.00: Penalty to the Waratahs. Foley takes the kick from almost in front. He nails it. Louis Schreuder comes on for Nic Groom.

56.00: The TMO is called in for a tackle on Bernard Foley. Leolin Zas is shown a RED card for taking Foley out in the air. Foley landed on his head. Waratahs kick for touch.

57.00: The Waratahs win another penalty. Foley takes the kick but he misses.

60.00: The Stomers change their front row. The scrum collapses.

61.00: The scrum completes after a couple of resets and the Stormers win a penalty.

62.00: Du Plessis takes the kick and nails it.

64.00: The Waratahs are starting to put pressure on the area of the field where Zas would have been defending. Beale offloads to Foley and he makes ground. The Waratahs keep pressing the Stormers back and eventually the Stormers run out of players and Rob Horne goes over to score. TRY!

67.00: Foley takes the conversion kick and he nails it. The Waratahs lead.

68.00: Penalty to the Waratahs. Tackler not releasing. Foley kicks for touch.

71.00: The Stormers win a line out and use the maul. The backs come in and up the attack. The Stormers press the Waratahs further back into their 22. Six phases with a man down.

73.00: The Stormers go through 9 phases and Pieter-Steph du Toit slips through and scores. TRY!

74.00: Du Plessis adds the conversion. Stormers lead again.

75.00: The Waratahs are back on attack in the Stormers 22. Matt Carraro almost gets through but the Stormers defend. The Waratahs keep the ball alive and then knock on.

76.00: Pieter-Steph du Toit is down. He gets back up. The Waratahs win the scrum and they get the penalty advantage. The Waratahs drive for the line and they score. Hooper TRY!

78.00: Foley adds the conversion. Waratahs lead.

80.00: The Waratahs wind the clock down and kick the ball into touch as the siren sounds.

The Waratahs have won.

The full time score is Stormers 30 (14) Waratahs 32 (12)


Tries – S,Burger, P. Du Toit 2
Pen – JL.Du Plessis 3
Con – JL.Du Plessis 3
Drop –
Cards -L. Zas (56th min red card)

Tries – K.Beale, I.Folau, R.Horne, M.Hooper
Pen – B.Foley 2
Con – B.Foley 3
Drop –
Cards –

Match Officials
Referee: Mike Fraser
Assistant Ref 1:Paul Williams
Assistant Ref 2:Cwengile Jadezweni
TMO :Shaun Veldsman



15 Cheslin Kolbe, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Juan de Jongh (co-captain), 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Leolin Zas, 10 Jean-Luc du Plessis, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Schalk Burger, 7 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 6 Nizaam Carr, 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 Rynhardt Elstadt, 3 Frans Malherbe (co-captain), 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg.

Replacements: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 Oli Kebble, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 JD Schickerling, 20 Siya Kolisi, 21 Louis Schreuder, 22 Huw Jones, 23 .Brandon Thomson


1. Paddy Ryan , 2. Hugh Roach , 3. Tom Robertson , 4. David Dennis (vc), 5. Will Skelton , 6. Dean Mumm , 7. Michael Hooper (C), 8. Jed Holloway , 9. Nick Phipps , 10. Bernard Foley , 11. Rob Horne , 12. Kurtley Beale , 13. Israel Folau , 14. Reece Robinson , 15. Andrew Kellaway

Replacements :16. Tatafu Polota-Nau , 17. Jeremy Tilse , 18. Angus Ta’avao , 19. Sam Lousi , 20. Wycliff Palu , 21. Matt Lucas , 22. David Horwitz , 23. Matt Carraro


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