Waratahs beat Stormers in Sydney



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Last week the Stormers lost to the Crusaders but it wasn’t heavy defeat. In fact they only lost the match 11-7 which is not bad at all for a South African team in Christchurch.

Venue: Sydney Football Stadium
Kick-off: Saturday 4th April,
Last year: Stormers 13, NSW Waratahs 13 at Cape Town
Head to Head: Played 11 – Stormers 6, Waratahs 4, Drawn 1

Last five results

2008 Waratahs drew with Stormers 13-13 in Cape Town
2007 Stormers won 10-16 in Sydney
2006 Waratahs won 32-26 in Cape Town
2005 Waratahs won 25-10 in Sydney
2004 Stormers won 23-27 in Cape Town

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.

2.00: The Waratahs get an almost perfect start as they get a breakthough but are called back.

5.00: Lachie Turner shows some great soccer skills to score the first try of the match after being denied a try earlier on.

6.00: Daniel Halangahu adds the extras with the conversion.


14.00: The Waratahs swing the ball out to Tuqiri but he runs into a brick wall of defence.


18.00: The Stormers gets some good attacking ball as Bobo makes a break. Luke Watson gains more ground but as the ball goes to ground the Stormers give away a free kick.


24.00:The Waratahs give away a kickable penalty so Peter Grant takes the kick and the ball goes in off the posts.


 27.00: Wylie Human comes off for blood after a head injury- his white shirt is covered in blood.


32.00: The Waratahs continue to attack but the Stormers defence holds strong.


33.00: The Stormers (Luke Watson) give a penalty away so Daniel Halangahu takes the kick but the ball hits the post and bounces out.


37.00: The Stormers work the ball into the Waratahs 25. Sam Norton-Knight misses a pass and knocks it on which gives the Waratahs a scare.


40.03: The siren goes for half time. There is time for a scrum. And the another.


42.00: The Stormers give a penalty away so Lachie Turner has a shot at goal. He misess. Half time.


The half time score was Waratahs 7 Stormers 3


The second half is underway.


44.00: Poor disciplne from the Waratahs costs them a penalty and then a further 10m for not retreating fast enough. The Stomrers opt for the scrum.


48.00: The Waratahs come very close to scoring as Lote Tuqiri gets a breakthrough but  Lachie Turner fails to get the pass cleanly as the pass was poor.


49.00: Timana Tahu comes on for the Waratahs.


51.00 : The Waratahs get a penalty so Daniel Halangahu takes the shot at goal but misses.


54.00: The Stormers come close to scoring a try but Phil Waugh manages to get back and secure the ball.


60.00: The Waratahs look to inject something into their game as Kurtley Beale comes on.


64.00: The Stormers get a kickable penalty so Peter Grant takes the kick and slots it.


68.00: Good continuity for the Stormers sees them into attacking space. The Waratahs however turn the ball over and run it into the Stormers half.


69.00: The Stormers give away a penalty so Daniel Halangahu takes the kick and misses. By a mile.


75.00: Both teams seem somewhat happy to take the points and lack any real momentum.


75.00: Out of the Blue Kurtley Beale puts in a chip kick for Lachie Turner who again shows great soccer skills to score the Waratahs second try.


76.00: Daniel Halangahu takes the conversion and misses.


78.00: The Waratahs get another break-through and look certain to score but Damien Fitzpatrick knocks the ball on in front of the posts.


80.00: The Stormers keep the ball alive and put together 9 phases but a bad pass goes in and the ball gets turned over and the Waratahs boot it out.



Full report to follow.



The final Score is Waratahs 12 Stormers 6


Tries -Lachie Turner 2
Penalties –
Conversions -Daniel Halangahu
Drop Goals –

Tries –
Penalties -Peter Grant 2
Conversions –
Drop Goals –

Referee: Bryce Lawrence (NZ)
Ref. Ass.: Ian Smith (Aus), Garrett Williamson (NZ)
TMO: George Ayoub (Aus)


Waratahs : 1. Benn Robinson , 2. Tatafu Polota-Nau, 3. Dan Palmer , 4. Dean Mumm , 5. Will Caldwell , 6. Ben Mowen , 7. Phil Waugh [c] 8. Wycliff Palu, 9. Luke Burgess , 10. Daniel Halangahu, 11. Lote Tuqiri , 12. Tom Carter , 13. Rob Horne , 14. Lachie Turner 15. Sam Norton-Knight

16. Damien Fitzpatrick, 17. Sekope Kepu, 18. Chris Thomson , 19. Luke Doherty, 20. Brett Sheehan , 21. Kurtley Beale , 22. Timana Tahu

Stormers: Conrad Jantjes; Wylie Human, Gcobani Bobo, Jean de Villiers (captain), Sireli Naqelevuki; Peter Grant, Ricky Januarie; Luke Watson, Duane Vermeulen, Schalk Burger, AJ Venter, Adriaan Fondse, Brian Mujati, Schalk Brits and Wicus Blaauw.

Replacements: Tiaan Liebenberg, JD Moller, Hilton Lobberts, Francois Louw, Dewaldt Duvenage, Willem De Waal and Dylan des Fountain.

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