Stormers blitz Kings in PE

Fri, 07 Feb 2014 20:14
Large kings v stormers

Springbok Siya Kolisi scored a hat-trick as the Stormers dispatched the Southern Kings in a Super Rugby pre-season outing.

Springbok Siya Kolisi scored a hat-trick as the Stormers dispatched the Southern Kings in a Super Rugby pre-season outing.

The Stormers eventually won 40-7, after racing into a commanding 19-0 lead inside the first half-hour, at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Friday.

The visitors led 26-7 at half-time and never allowed the home side into the match as they ran in a further two tries in the second period.

After losing to the Cheetahs and Lions in consecutive weeks, the youthful Kings side found the going tough against a slick Stormers outfit who are building up a good head of steam ahead of their opening Super Rugby match.

The men in white and blue made all the early running, but sterling work in the line-outs by Kings lock Rynier Bernardo prevented the visitors from making more of their early dominance.

There was a frenetic start to the game as both teams attempted to gain the upperhand in a bruising opening 10 minutes.

When they spread the ball wide the Stormers always looked dangerous and Scott van Breda caused problems for his former teammates down the left wing.

The first points came after 18 minutes when Stormers scrumhalf Nic Groom dotted down after a driving maul in which skipper Schalk Burger was prominent for the visitors. Catrakilis made no mistake with the conversion to put the Stormers ahead 7-0.

Not long afterwards Rynhardt Elstadt thought he had scored his team's second try, but referee Stuart Berry called the Stormers back for an earlier offence.

In the 26th minute the hard-working Siya Kolisi was on hand to crash over after another powerful driving Stormers maul which splintered the Kings' defence.

The dominance exerted by the Stormers was beginning to tell and Kolisi crashed over after another driving maul to make the score 19-0 after 30 minutes.

Just before the break the Kings hit back with a try of their own by Paul Schoeman, after some powerful driving play by the home side which put the Stormers pack in reverse gear. George Whitehead slotted the conversion to reduce the visitors' lead to 19-7.

The Stormers found an extra gear shortly before half-time when they stretched the Kings' defence and Groom was over for his second try of the match to leave the visitors with a healthy 26-7 lead at the break.

Former Grey High pupil Kolisi, who enjoyed a rousing game, crossed for his team's fifth try with 25 minutes left as the Stormers advanced their lead to 33-7.

The Kings tryline was then besieged by the Stormers who crossed for a sixth try thanks to Deon Fourie to put them ahead 40-7 with 15 minutes remaining.

The scorers:

For the Southern Kings:
Try:
Schoeman
Con: Whitehead

For the Stormers:
Tries:
Groom 2, Kolisi 3, Fourie
Cons: Catrakilis 3, Van Aswegen 2

Teams:

Southern Kings: 15 Siviwe Soyizwapi, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Dwayne Jenner, 12 Shane Gates, 11 Eben Barnard, 10 George Whitehead, 9 Sonwabo Majola, 8 Devon Oosthuizen, 7 Stephan Zaayman, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Rynier Bernardo, 4 Steven Sykes (captain), 3 Charl du Plessis, 2 Albé de Swardt, 1 Brendon Olivier.
Replacements - from: JC Oberholzer, Lizo Gqoboka, Pieter Stemmet, Stephan Greeff, Thembelani Bholi, Kevin Kaba, Tyler Paul, Jaco Grobler, Ronnie Cooke, Michael Killian, Brian Skosana.

Stormers: 15 Jaco Taute, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Michael van der Spuy, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Scott van Breda, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Schalk Burger (captain), 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 Manuel Carizza, 4 Rynhardt Elstadt, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Siyabonga Ntubeni, 1 Steven Kitshoff.
Replacements - from: Deon Fourie, Oliver Kebble, Pat Cilliers, Michael Rhodes, Jean Kleyn, Nizaam Carr, Sikhumbuzo Notshe, Louis Schreuder, Gary van Aswegen, Pat Howard, Devon Williams, Ryno Eksteen.

Referee: Stuart Berry

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Fri, 26 August 2016
Golden Lions v Boland 15h00 Johannesburg
Pumas v Griquas 17h10 Kimberley
Sat, 27 August 2016
New Zealand v Australia 07h35 Wellington
EP Kings v Western Province 14h00 Port Elizabeth
Sharks v Blue Bulls 16h10 Durban
Argentina v South Africa 17h40 Salta
RESULT SCORE
Sat, 20 August 2016
South Africa v Argentina 30 | 23
Golden Lions v Griquas 24 | 30
Australia v New Zealand 8 | 42
Fri, 19 August 2016
Blue Bulls v EP Kings 49 | 35
Western Province v Free State Cheetahs 25 | 32
Boland v Sharks 20 | 41
Sat, 13 August 2016
Free State Cheetahs v Blue Bulls 43 | 20
Golden Lions v Pumas 68 | 26
Fri, 12 August 2016
Sharks v Griquas 46 | 24
EP Kings v Boland 10 | 28
Sat, 06 August 2016
Boland v Free State Cheetahs 16 | 44
Hurricanes v Lions 20 | 3
Fri, 05 August 2016
Pumas v Sharks 10 | 33
Blue Bulls v Western Province 45 | 26
Sat, 30 July 2016
Lions v Highlanders 42 | 30
SUPER RUGBY
MORE LOGS
Pool AU
Team P W D L Pts
Brumbies 15 10 0 5 43
Waratahs 15 8 0 7 40
Rebels 15 7 0 8 31
Reds 15 3 1 11 17
Force 15 2 0 13 13
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Hurricanes 15 11 0 4 53
Highlanders 15 11 0 4 52
Chiefs 15 11 0 4 51
Crusaders 15 11 0 4 50
Blues 15 8 1 6 39
Pool SA1
Team P W D L Pts
Stormers 15 10 1 4 51
Bulls 15 9 1 5 42
Cheetahs 15 4 0 11 21
Sunwolves 15 1 1 13 9
Pool SA2
Team P W D L Pts
Lions 14 11 0 3 52
Sharks 15 9 1 5 43
Jaguares 14 3 0 11 18
Kings 15 2 0 13 9