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Super Rugby

Thumb_stormers-logo-80x50 Stormers

19

Thumb_hurricanes-logo-80x50 Hurricanes

18
Kick-off local time : Fri, 28 February 2014 - 19h10
Kick-off : Fri, 28 February 2014 - 19h10
Venue : Cape Town
Referee : Steve Walsh (Australia)
Match status : Result
  Stormers Hurricanes
Tries Julian Savea (33min) and Cory Jane (38min)
Penalties Beauden Barrett (60min) and Beauden Barrett (67min)
Conversions Beauden Barrett (34min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards
Red cards
DGs
Commentary
Minute Commentary

81

The Stormers come away with a late 19-18 win! Thanks for joining us and be sure to catch our live coverage of all of tomorrow's Super Rugby action.

80

The Canes' ball retention is good. They string together 15 phases to get within drop-goal range but a wayward pass leads to a knock-on. That is it!

79

The Canes have to run it out of their 22 and only make 20m before Fourie snatches a turnover. The visitors get a penalty just before the siren and Savea sets off ...

77

Catrakilis nails the pressure CONVERSION to edge the Stormers in front!

76

The driving maul looks good and Fourie scores a crucial TRY!

75

The Stormers get the scrum penalty. There's some debate before they set up the line-out.

74

Smylie concedes a free kick for a skew scrum feed so the Stormers get a second bite at the cherry.

72

The Stormers secure the line-out but the driving maul isn't going anywhere and Cilliers loses the ball forward.

71

The Stormers win the ball - and a penalty - thanks to a massive scrum. Catrakilis kicks for touch from right in front of the posts.

69

The Stormers enter the 22 where Carr is caught ball and all and knocks on.

67

The Canes can't crack the defence but the Stormers were offside from the scrum, as Barrett kicks the PENALTY!

65

The Stormers lose another line-out deep inside their half and the Canes will feed a scrum inside the 22.

64

The Stormers force their way into the 22 with 13 direct phases. The Canes seem comfortable on defence but they do concede a PENALTY, and Catrakilis kicks the points.

60

Carizza is spotted advancing by the assistant ref in goal-kicking range. Barrett steps up and slots the PENALTY to restore the six-point lead.

56

The Canes pick off another Stormers line-out and Smith sets off. Thankfully for the hosts, a grubber through goes into the in-goal area, allowing the Stormers to dot down.

54

Franks this time is pinged for collapsing the scrum.

53

Levave loses the ball in contact which allows replacement Groom to clear but here comes the Canes once more. It's another knock-on, this time at the fringe of the ruck.

51

Jane loses the ball five metres from the Stormers' try-line where Aplon tries to scoop up the ball with a clean run in but he can't hold on to the slippery ball.

49

PENALTY! De Allende makes a strong run and timely pass to unleash Van Wyk down the line. He links up with De Allende again before Taute charges ahead. The Canes are penalised and Catrakilis closes the gap to three.

46

The Canes win another line-out against the throw and kick down field. Aplon tries to create some magic on the counter before a knock-on brings an end to play.

44

The Canes chip in behind the Stormers. De Villiers punches the ball back to Taute, putting him under extreme pressure, but the Stormers come away with the penalty at the breakdown.

43

Vermeulen makes a strong run as the Stormers look to strike first but Fourie knocks on. It rained a bit during the half-time break so the ball will be slippery.

41

Catrakilis starts the second half!

40

De Villiers tries a fancy flick that drifts forward so that's HALF-TIME! A double blow giving the Canes a 12-6 lead!

38

The Canes have their tails up now and it takes a brilliant tackle by Taute to deny Banks. The ball comes out quickly to Parkes and he chips to Jane who catches and slides over for another opportunistic TRY! Barrett misses but the Canes lead by six!

34

De Villiers shoots out of the line and the Canes make him pay, Smith linking with Perenara, who puts in on the boot for Savea, who scoops up the ball and scores a great TRY! Barrett adds the CONVERSION!

31

Both teams are guilty of not capitalising on hard-earned territory and attacking opportunities, the Canes knocking on just outside the 22.

29

The Stormers create a good opportunity with Van Wyk breaking the line but his offload doesn't go to hand.

27

De Villiers drops the shoulder and Parkes comes off second best.

24

That move has sparked the Stormers as De Allende powers into the 22 where Jane is penalised. The hosts opt for the line-out and Carizza knocks on, allowing the Canes to clear.

22

The Stormers nearly score from the restart as De Villiers and Ntubeni combine to give Van Wyk space out wide. The rookie holds on just too long before he passes to Fourie, who loses the ball.

20

PENALTY! Aplon slips a couple of tackles to help take the Stormers into the 22. Quick ball leads to the Canes being caught offside, so Catrakilis makes it 6-0.

17

The Canes get a kickable penalty after a slick line-out. Perenara takes it quickly only for a knock-on to thwart his plans.

14

A poor touchfinder gives the Stormers a good nett gain and attacking line-out but Ntubeni's throw isn't straight.

12

The Canes try to counter with a chip by Jane but Smith spills the ball forward. Accuracy alluding the visitors early.

10

A promising build up by the Canes come to naught as centurion Franks knocks on.

7

Catrakilis nails the PENALTY!

6

The Stormers maul from the line-out and win 20m before the ref awards a penalty to the hosts.

5

The Canes concede a penalty at the ruck so the Stormers escape their 22.

2

Barrett in the thick of things, charging down Catrakilis' kick and the Canes snatch the line-out. Slow ball leads to a stall and finally a scrum for the Canes.

1

Barrett knocks on during the Canes' first attack from a line-out just outside the Stormers 22.

0

Barrett gets us underway at Newlands!

-5

The Sharks provided their countrymen the blueprint for beating the Hurricanes last weekend. Whether the Stormers tight five can physically impose their will on the New Zealanders, though, remains to be seen.

-10

Although it’s just their second game, and their first home fixture, it’s paramount for the Stormers to win this evening before they embark on a daunting Australasian tour that features games against the Crusaders (next weekend), Chiefs, Brumbies and Reds. The Hurricanes will be looking to avoid leaving South Africa empty handed, but Newlands haven’t been a happy hunting ground for them. The Wellington side’s last win in Cape Town dates back to 2006.

-20

Both teams are coming off losses, the Stormers suffering a surprise 10-34 defeat to the Lions at Ellis Park and the Canes going down 9-27 to the Sharks in Durban, so they will be desperate to move into the win column. The Stormers have suffered a late blow with Burger withdrawing from the side. Fourie comes into the No.6 jersey with Kolisi shifting and filling the void at No.7 and Liebenberg coming onto the bench.

-30

Welcome to our build-up to the battle between the Stormers and the Hurricanes at Newlands.
Stormers
Players
15 Jaco Taute
14 Gio Aplon
13 Sailosi Tagicakibau
12 Juan de Jongh
11 Cheslin Kolbe
10 Kurt Coleman
9 Nic Groom
8 Duane Vermeulen
7 Schalk Burger
6 Nizaam Carr
5 Ruan Botha
4 Michael Rhodes
3 Patric Cilliers
2 Tiaan Liebenberg
1 Alistair Vermaak

Substitutes
23 Seabelo Senatla
22 Peter Grant
21 Louis Schreuder
20 Siya Kolisi
19 Manuel Carizza
18 Martin Dreyer
17 Martin Dreyer
16 Sithembiso Sithole
Hurricanes
Players
15 Matt Proctor
14 Cory Jane
13 Tim Bateman
12 Hadleigh Parkes
11 Julian Savea
10 Beauden Barrett
9 TJ Perenara
8 Brad Shields
7 Ardie Savea
6 Jack Lam
5 Blade Thomson
4 Jeremy Thrush
3 Jeffery Toomaga-Allen
2 Dane Coles
1 Ben Franks

Substitutes
23 James Marshall
22 Cardiff Vaega
21 Chris Smylie
20 Adam Hill
19 James Broadhurst
18 Reg Goodes
17 Chris Eves
16 Ash Dixon