LIVE MATCH COVERAGE

Super Rugby

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Kick-off local time : Fri, 14 March 2014 - 19h35
Kick-off : Fri, 14 March 2014 - 08h35
Venue : Hamilton
Referee : Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Match status : Result
  Chiefs Stormers
Tries James Lowe (15min), Tawera Kerr-Barlow (42min), Tevita Koloamatangi (77min), and Tanerau Latimer (79min) Gio Aplon (61min) and Nizaam Carr (73min)
Penalties Aaron Cruden (4min)
Conversions Aaron Cruden (15min), Aaron Cruden (40min), Aaron Cruden (43min), and Aaron Cruden (77min) Peter Grant (62min) and Peter Grant (74min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards
Red cards
DGs
Commentary
Minute Commentary

81

Stay with us as we go over to Melbourne where the Rebels are set to take on the traveling Crusaders

80

That's the game as the Stormers slump to another defeat at the hands of a Chiefs side that are looking contenders for the trophy

79

TRY - Latimer gets over the line in his 100th game from the driving maul as the Chiefs close out this game, they give the ball to Latimer to have a kick for posts - unsurprisingly... he misses

78

Anscombe has a great break out with the line in his sight but De Villiers reals him in 10 metres short

77

TRY - the TMO is happy that Koloamatangi was not held and that gives the Chiefs a bonus point. CONVERSION - Cruden continues to strike them well.

75

The Chiefs are over the line after a poor kick from Damian de Allende but the ref want to send it upstairs to see if Tevita Koloamatangi was held in the tackle

74

CONVERSION - Grant adds the two points to make it a four point game

73

TRY - Far more exciting play sparked by Aplon sees the Stormers 10 meters out, they continue to use the backline as Nizaam Carr finally bashes over

72

Retalick is in through the middle of the maul and its stolen and cleared - another Stormers attack comes to nothing

71

They maul it up but the Chiefs give away another penalty and the ref gives them an official warning, Stormers go for another lineout and maul

69

Stormers get closer to the Chiefs line as Grant boots them down field from the penalty, they set up a maul and it slowly rumbles forward, the Stormers win a penalty and go for the lineout

68

Chiefs drive for the line and then keep it tight but Duane Vermeulen turns it over at a critical moment and its cleared

66

Chiefs getting close as they keep it in their forwards, its finally swung wide but there's a forward pass - they go back for the advantage - penalty Chiefs for offsides and they go for the lineout

65

Chiefs scrum looking a little better as they once again push into the Stormers 22, its tackle after tackle for the Stormers blue wall

62

CONVERSION - Grants slots over his first kick

61

TRY - Stormers win a scrum and some individual brilliance from Gio Aplon with an awesome hand off sees the speedy winger run in a try from first phase ball

60

Stormers are finally back in Chiefs half after a penalty and now have a run at the line, De Villiers looses it and its a dangerous counter from the Chiefs

58

Louis Schreuder on for Groom marks the ball but knocks it on in the tap - its going from bad to worse for the Stormers, scrum to the Chiefs just inside the 22

57

Kerr-Barlow tries a gentle grubber through the line but the Stormers are aware to it and have a 22 drop out, Chiefs run it back

55

Van Wyk makes a hash of collecting the ball that was kicked towards the dead ball line and inadvertently takes it over the line and has to dot it down - Cheifs have a 5 metre scrum

54

Stormers have spent more time in Chiefs half recently but need to get their hands on the ball and string some phases together as the mistakes continue to happen with Kitshoff knocking on while standing on the wing

52

Stormers win a penalty for Retalick entering the ruck from the side, they now have a chance to attack but Kerr-Barlows flyies into Grant and disrupts the ball

50

The scrum goes down and the free kick is awarded to the Stormers - they opt for another scrum as they seem to be dominating in that area, but not this time as the free kick goes against them - Chiefs opt for the scrum!

48

A poor line out sees Grant boot the ball up field but the Chiefs throw is skew and the Sotrmers now have possession in the scrum

46

Chiefs continue to probe but its a double knock on and the ref awards a penalty, he was playing advantage for to the home team who set up a line out close to the Stormers try line

45

Peter Grant is on for Catrakilis maybe looking for some sort of an attacking spark

44

After some enterprising attack for the Stormers they are sent down field from a booming kick by Nanai-Williams once the ball was turned over

43

CONVERSION - Cruden adds the extras

42

TRY - Tawera Kerr-Barlow is over after a great offload by Nanai-Williams in the 22. It is sent upstairs to once again check if its knocked forward - but there is nothing conclusive

41

We are back to the actions as Cruden kicks off short, it works as the Chiefs charge down the box kick and are on the attack straight away

40

TRY - The hooter goes as the Chiefs probe about the Stormers 22 but its slow going. The ball breaks free and Marshall pounces on it in the in goal area - Stormers think its a knock on but the TMO disagrees. CONVERSION - Cruden keeps his 100% kicking record at HALF TIME

39

Groom scuffs his clearing kick from the line out and its out on the full, Chiefs line out just before halftime

37

Scrums need a little policing as Craig Joubert warns Jamie Mackintosh about his height in the scrum. The ball is cleared and Tawera Kerr-Barlow is eventually bundled into touch

36

Play is getting a little loose allowing Jean De Villiers to have a go at intercepting but its knocked on again, Chiefs scrum

35

Catrakilis kicks for territory and the Chiefs are once again happy to run from their 22 and a sweeping move sees them get into the Stormers 22

34

Taute is off early as Sailosi Tagicakibau comes on for his second Stormers cap

33

A good scrum by the Stormers sees the ref penalise the bigger Chiefs pack for standing up under pressure, Catrakilis lines up, but its wide from an easy angle - Stormers needed that kick

31

A knock on by the Chiefs allows the nippy Gio Aplon to have a run down the wing, he chips but the bounce is just to high as he gets finger tips to it and its a scrum to the Chiefs

30

Returning Chiefs Centre Charlie Ngatai is off with a calf injury with big Robbie Fruean coming into the game early.

29

Some more running by the Chiefs but it is also firing up the Stormers defense as Kitshoff puts in a big tackle

27

The pressure is released as the Chiefs are pinned for a double movement stretching for the line, Catrakilis clear well

25

Messam gets close as the Chiefs flood toward the line with their forwards, the ref plays advantage right on the Stormers goal line for tackle assist not releasing. Chiefs opt for the 5 metre lineout

24

Anscombe tries to turn the Stormers around has he goes to the boot but its safely dotted down for the 22. Stormers defense is being brought to the fore as the Chiefs continue to run hard

22

Chiefs counter attack once again after taking a quick line out, there have been plenty of missed tackles from the Stormers but Messam knocks on and the Stormers have another scrum in their 22

20

PENALTY - he has struck it well and the Stormers are four points behind

19

Stormers win a penalty from the scrum in the Chiefs 22 and up steps Catrakilis to try and cut the deficit.

17

CONVERSION - a great kick from Cruden sees it sail over the middle of the cross bar

15

TRY - Chiefs try an attack from half way, a lucky bounce off the back of Tom Marshall's foot alows him to gather and pass out to James Low who slides over in the corner

13

Cruden tries his luck by kicking his place kick towards the corner for a winger to run onto but referee Joubert is not having it and awards the scrum to the Stormers

12

Stormers make a silly mistake in entering their own ruck from the side giving Cruden another shot from a similar spot to the first one

10

Stormers having a go at attack now but Ben Tameifuna puts in a massive tackle on Burger that stems the visitors attack, it ends with a Stormers knock and a Chiefs counter attack. Aplon has to clear from his line

8

Chiefs are playing clever rugby, they run the ball from the scrum until Tim Nanai-Williams puts in a good grubber to gain some territory into the Stormers half

6

The Chiefs are full of running in the early stages, breaking tackles and have the Stormers scrambling. Aplon races out the line for the intercept but it slips from his finger tips - so close!

4

PENALTY - Cruden gets back the points they lost to the earlier Stormers penalty

3

Liam Squire finds some space for the Chiefs and makes good ground, the home team on the attack now untill the Stormers are penalised inside their 22. Cruden steps up.

2

PENALTY - Catrakilis slots over the first points of the game

1

The Chiefs are penalised for taking the man out in the air as the Stormers attempted to maul, early chance for Demetri Catrakilis to get some points

0

We are underway as Demetri Catrakilis kicks off tight to the line, the Chiefs are dragged out giving the Stormers the first minor victory

-5

Weather in Hamilton is conducive to running rugby and should allow the exciting strike runners from the Chiefs to run hard at the Stormers famous defense.

-10

The Stormers have had some tight games in the tournament so far, with one going their way and another going against them, it will be a tough task for De Villiers men to overcome a Chiefs team that is looking to hold on to the trophy. Much has been made of the off the ball niggle from the Crusaders last week and the Stormers camp has been very open about expecting it again in Hamilton.

-20

The Stormers injury concerns have continued with a shaken up forward pack in Jean de Villers 100th game. The Chiefs, on the other hand have many big guns returning to their team, with the likes of Brodie Retalick and Gareth Anscombe are back and should add to the home teams push for points

-30

Welcome to Round Five of Super Rugby, we begin in Hamilton where the reining champions take on the Stormers who are hurting after a devastating loss to the Crusaders last week. The Chiefs are coming off a bye and are undefeated after two games, they should be a tough challenge for the visiting team.
Chiefs
Players
15 Dwayne Sweeney
14 Asaeli Tikoirotuma
13 Tim Nanai-Williams
12 Bundee Aki
11 James Lowe
10 Aaron Cruden
9 Tawera Kerr-Barlow
8 Liam Squire
7 Tanerau Latimer
6 Liam Messam
5 Brodie Retallick
4 Michael Fitzgerald
3 Ben Tameifuna
2 Mahonri Schwalger
1 Jamie Mackintosh

Substitutes
23 Tom Marshall
22 Gareth Anscombe
21 Augustine Pulu
20 Tevita Koloamatangi
19 Matt Symons
18 Nick Barrett
17 Pauliasi Manu
16 Nathan Harris
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