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Super Rugby | Newlands
17:30 (GMT) | 08-07-2017
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FULL TIME
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Kolbe converts the kick
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The ball is turned over at the last and Leyds breaks along the wing and Kolbe is there in support. He gives it to the fullback to get his hatrick. TRY
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Line-out at the half way as the hooter sounds. The throw is taken and the Sunwolves win the throw. They make it inside the 10
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Scrum to the away team at the 10
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The Sunwolves have it inside the home team 10 now. The ball is turned over but lost forward
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The Sunwolves with the ball after the restart but it's lost by Britz. The Stormers break but the pass is short and it goes into touch
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He kicks his own try and adds 2 points
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A sloppy pass by the back line goes loose and Kolbe pounces with a kick forward and some mean acceleration to score the TRY
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The home team players clumped together showing very little formation . The ball is turned over by the away team
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The Stormers finding it hard to make it out of their half now
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Scrum for the Sunwolves. They look to power through but the hosts counter pressure
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The Stormers have the ball at their 22 and lose it forward
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The restart kick is contested by Goto and he injures himself in the tackle
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Willemse puts it wide of the sticks
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The Stormers turnover and move inside the 22 of the Sunwolves. The ball moved in field and Leyds materializes in space after a feint. He goes over the line to put it down. TRY
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Scrum to the away team
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The Sunwolves on the attack now at the 10 of the hosts and the ball is lost forward in a tackle
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Scrum reset
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Scrum to the hosts at their 5
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The hosts again on the attack now at the 10. The ball cleared by the Sunwolves again and Kolbe runs it along the wing and the offloads are there but Phillips loses it forward
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The Stormers with it again after the ball is cleared. The ball kicked forward but no runners so the ball is handily snatched up and cleared
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The ball is kicked across field by de Allende and Kolbe is there on the chase but the bounce doesn't favour the fullback
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The Stormers have a throw after the restart and they look for a maul
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The conversion is good
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The Sunwolves have a throw and they clear their lines. The Stormers come again. They move the ball around the 10 and Leyds gets it then runs to the wing but changes direction to go in field and plants it between the sticks. TRY
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Carr opens a stall inside the 22 and sells the biggest dummy this fixture has seen. He offloads to Leyds and he crosses the line but was in touch first says the referee
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The referee blows for a penalty to the Stormers as Du Toit looks for the offload. Scrum to the hosts inside the 22
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They take it out the ruck and clear but the home team comes again now outside the 22
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The Sunwolves have it after the ball is booted forward by the hosts
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Scrum to the visitors around the half way
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The ball with the hosts after a kicking contest. The ball lost forward around the half way
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The Stormers with the ball now and the ball is cleared to the 22 of the visitors then kicked back
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The kick is sent wide
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The Stormers hold them at the 5 but the away team find a way through. TRY to the Sunwolves
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The reset kick is taken and the Sunwolves on the attack now at the 5
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He adds the extras
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Willemse gets it in a good attacking position and goes over the line to score the TRY
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The Stormers have it now but the away team holding them back
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Both teams fighting for the ball as it moves around the mid field
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The second half is under way

Half Time

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The restart kick is there and the referee blows for HALF TIME
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Willemse's kick fades out wide
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The Stormers have the ball after the clearance and Leyds takes it wide and kicks it forward for Senatla who shows his worth by dashing into space and scoring the TRY
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Scrum reset
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The ball moved to the wing and Willemse wriggles through 3 players to the 5. The ball lost forward by de Allende and the Sunwolves have a scrum
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The ball sent to the opposite wing and kicked forward by Viljoen but the cover is there. The back line puts it down for a 22 meter reset
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Scrum to the hosts
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Line-out taken and the referee blows for a penalty to the home team
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The referee sounds his whistle for a penalty to the hosts and the ball is kicked into touch at their 22
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The Sunwolves have the ball after a line-out around the mid field. They burst forward with Carpenter. The hosts hold them at the 22
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Scrum to the hosts at their 5
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The Sunwolves show serious ambition to run over the Stormers defence as they bombard the back line entering the 22. The referee sounds his whistle as the ball is lost forward at the 5
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The Stormers have it now at their 10 then lose it and the referee blows for a Stormers scrum
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Tamura kicks and sends it to the right
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They take their line-out at the half way. They move forward and win a penalty outside the 22
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The Stormers are held at the half way. The ball goes into touch and the away team have a throw
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They take the ball out the back and clear
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Scrum to the away team at their 22
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The restart kick is deep and the ball goes into touch for a line-out. The away team look to clear but it's charged down then knocked forward
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Tamura adds the 2 extras
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The Sunwolves showing some excellent form to maintain the ball with some quick, short passes inside and outside then finally sending it to the wing for Goto to finish. TRY
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The Stormers lose the ball after the scrum and they start to build from the host's 10
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Scrum to the hosts at their 10
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The Sunwolves with some good aggressive play after the restart but lose it forward
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Willemse adds the extras
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The hosts move it up field and Viljoen gets it then goes over the line almost easily. TRY
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The hosts at the 5 now, but are held there
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The Stormers win a penalty after a Sunwolves man touches the ball and it bounces into the dead ball zone. Scrum to the Stormers at away team 5
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The restart kick is sent back. Both teams kicking back and forth
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Tamura takes his kick and puts his team on the score board
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The referee blows for a penalty against the hosts and the Sunwolves have a kick around the 22
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The conversion is good
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The ball is kicked forward from the ruck and Kolbe is there to snatch it up. He gets it at the 10 and jogs the distance realizing no one is there to chase. TRY to the hosts
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The Sunwolves fighting to make ground forward as the Stormers use their physical prowess to hold them back
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The visitors take the ball to the 22 of the hosts and lose it. The ball is cleared and they come again
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The Stormers have the ball and carrying forward to the 10 of the Sunwolves but lose it forward. Scrum to the away team
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Scrum reset
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The ball sent into touch by Willemse and they knock it forward. Scrum to the away team at their 22
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The Sunwolves clear after the opening kick and the ball is sent back. Both teams kicking back and forth now. The referee refers to the TMO for potential foul play by Carpenter. The referee awards him a yellow card
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The referee blows and the game is underway
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The players leaving the tunnel now
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The Stormers have 11.2 penalties awarded in their favour per game this season, more than any other team in the competition
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The Stormers have won their last three games at home against teams from outside South Africa, their longest streak in such fixtures since a stretch of six straight wins from 2012 to 2013
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The Stormers are undefeated in their three previous encounters with the Japanese squad, including a 46-19 win in their only previous clash in South Africa
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Welcome to Newlands, where the Stormers will host the Sunwolves
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START LINE UP
  • 1 JC Janse van Rensburg
  • 2 Bongi Mbonambi
  • 3 Wilco Louw
  • 4 Chris van Zyl
  • 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit
  • 6 Siya Kolisi
  • 7 Juarno Augustus
  • 8 Nizaam Carr
  • 9 Jano Vermaak
  • 10 Damian Willemse
  • 11 Seabelo Senatla
  • 12 Damian de Allende
  • 13 EW Viljoen
  • 14 Cheslin Kolbe
  • 15 Dillyn Leyds
RESERVES
  • 16 Ramone Samuels
  • 17 Steven Kitshoff
  • 18 Frans van Wyk
  • 19 John Schickerling
  • 21 Stephan De Wit
  • 22 Justin Phillips
  • 23 Dan Kriel
  • 24 Bjorn Basson
START LINE UP
  • 1 Koki Yamamoto
  • 2 Takeshi Hino
  • 3 Takuma Asahara
  • 4 Kotaro Yatabe
  • 5 Uwe Helu
  • 6 Malgene Ilaua
  • 7 Shuhei Matsuhashi
  • 8 Willie Britz
  • 9 Keisuke Uchida
  • 10 Yu Tamura
  • 11 Teruya Goto
  • 12 Derek Carpenter
  • 13 Ryohei Yamanaka
  • 14 Kotaro Matsushima
  • 15 Riaan Viljoen
RESERVES
  • 16 Atsushi Sakate
  • 17 Masataka Mikami
  • 18 Koo Jiwon
  • 19 Yoshitaka Tokunaga
  • 20 Shokei Kin
  • 21 Kaito Shigeno
  • 22 Rikiya Matsuda
  • 23 Jumpei Ogura
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SR PREVIEW: ROUND 16, PART TWO

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 20:43

IN THE SUPER RUGBY SPOTLIGHT: On a day when only one of the teams will be involved in the play-offs later this month, it is the resurgent Southern Kings that take centre stage.

The Kings, fresh from their impressive win over the Jaguares last week, head to Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria in the hope of improving on what is already their best ever position in the competition.

At the start of the season nobody would have given the Kings a snowball's hope of finishing inside the top 15 - given that they finished last in a 15-team competition in 2013 and 17th in the 18-team tournament last year.

Standing in their way of a top 10 position is a Bulls team equally determined to make up for recent disappointments and also coming off a morale-boosting victory.

The day's action starts when the Waratahs host the Jaguares - both playing for nothing but pride and both having had less than inspiring seasons.

Then follows the Bulls versus King, before the Stormers host the hapless Sunwolves.
 
In Part Two of the preview we look at the Saturday matches!

Saturday, July 8:

Waratahs v Jaguares
(Allianz Stadium, Sydney - Kick-off: 19.40; 09.40 GMT; 06.40 Argentina time)

To suggest they have been underperforming would be to state the obvious.

The Waratahs - one of the pre-season favourites to win the Australian conference, given the quality of their roster - have won just four of their 13 matches this season.

The Jaguares, who also started with hope of winning a conference, Africa Two - given they can field almost the entire Argentinean national team - have won just five matches.

Their common opponents that knocked them over are the South African trio of the Lions, Sharks and Southern Kings.

It appears the Kings defeat is the one that hurts most.

Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson readily admits the loss to the Kings in April left the biggest scars.

"That [Kings match] was obviously a really low point in the season," Gibson told the Sydney Morning Herald.

"We certainly don't want to have a repeat performance of that.

"We've spoken about how important it is for us to finish well and leave a legacy for next year's team.

"We cannot afford to go into next season with poor momentum.

"I really believe the bones of next year's team is here and we need to finish off the season the way we want to start next season."

He knows the Jaguares will have the same scars, give they were equally dismal in going down to the Kings last week.

"They've got nothing to lose," Gibson said of their Argentinean opponents.

"They'll be a desperate team and that makes it even more dangerous in the fact that they'll probably throw the ball around a bit more."

Previous results:
These teams have never met before.

Prediction: This will be the first meeting between the Waratahs and Jaguares in Super Rugby, though the Argentine side have won one of their previous three games against Australian opposition. The Waratahs have lost their last 10 games in a row against teams from outside Australia, their longest ever drought in such fixtures; the last time they beat a team from outside their home nation was in Round 15 last season -against the Sunwolves. The Waratahs have scored seven tries after opting to take a penalty tap, three more than any other team in the competition this season. The Jaguares are the most penalised team in the competition this season, conceding an average of 11.4 infractions per game. Fresh off a stint with the Wallabies, Israel Folau returns to the Super Rugby having scored five tries in his last four games as well as four in his last two at home. Does anybody, other than the two teams, really care? Maybe a few hundred fans on either side of the ocean. If we have to risk what is left of out fragile reputation, we will say the Waratahs will win by nine points - only because they have home ground advantage.

Teams:

Waratahs: 15 Israel Folau, 14 Bryce Hegarty, 13 Rob Horne, 12 David Horwitz, 11 Cam Clark, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Jake Gordon, 8 Michael Wells, 7 Michael Hooper (captain), 6 Jack Dempsey, 5 Dean Mumm, 4 Ned Hanigan, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tolu Latu, 1 Tom Robertson.
Replacements: 16 Damien Fitzpatrick, 17 Paddy Ryan, 18 Angus Ta'avao, 19 David McDuling, 20 Ryan McCauley, 21 Matt Lucas, 22 Taqele Naiyaravoro, 23 Andrew Kellaway.

Jaguares: 15 Joaquín Tuculet, 14 Matías Moroni, 13 Matías Orlando, 12 Jerome de la Fuente, 11 Emiliano Boffelli, 10 Nicolás Sánchez, 9 Martín Landajo, 8 Leonardo Senatore, 7 Juan Manuel Leguizamón, 6 Pablo Matera, 5 Benjamin Macome, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Enrique Pieretto, 2 Agustin Creevy (captain), 1 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro.
Replacements: 16 Julián Montoya, 17 Santiago García Botta, 18 Ramiro Herrera, 19 Ignacio Larrague, 20 Rodrigo Báez, 21 Gonzalo Bertranou, 22 Joaquín Díaz Bonilla, 23 Santiago Cordero.

Referee: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Angus Gardner (Australia), Jordan Way (Australia)
TMO: Ian Smith (Australia)

Bulls v Southern Kings
(Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria - Kick-off: 17.15; 15.15 GMT)

Two teams who have some great results, but were not consistent enough to be real contenders.

What is significant is that both have a chance of a top 10 finish, which will be a delightful finish to a disappointing season.

Bulls coach Nollis Marais said the team is determined to finish well at home.

"The result [a 30-17 win over the Sharks] away from home last weekend was a huge relief," Marais said.

"We came close a number of times on the road, but never played as convincingly as last weekend.

"The challenge will be to repeat that performance at home.

"We have not offered our support base at Loftus much to cheer about this year, especially by losing our last three matches at home.

"We now have two more chances to get it right."

Kings coach Deon Davids also spoke of the "importance" of finishing the season on a high note.

He said his side was expecting a tough encounter against a determined Bulls outfit.
 
"The Bulls showed what they are capable of in last week's match against the Sharks," Davids said.
 
"The Bulls will always remain one of the top sides in South African . There will never be an easy match against the Bulls, especially when they are playing at home at Loftus Versfeld.
 
"We will need to do our basics right and ensure that we are clinical, particularly in the set pieces – which is a strong area for the Bulls."

The Kings - returning from their impressive win over the Jaguares in Argentina - based themselves at a holiday resort in the North-West town of Rustenburg.

Davids said their focus was on improving areas where they felt we could have been better last week.

"Saturday's match promises to be an exciting occasion with both sides eager to get a good result going into the last week of the competition."

Previous results:
2016: Bulls won 38-6, Port Elizabeth
2013: Bulls won 48-18, Pretoria
2013: Bulls won 34-0, Port Elizabeth

Prediction: The Bulls have won all three previous meetings between these sides, scoring a combined 120 points in those matches and conceding just 24 in reply. The Bulls have lost each of their last three games at home, the last time they went longer without a home win was a nine-game drought from 2001 to 2003. The Kings have conceded more than 50 points in four of their last five away games against fellow South African teams, losing by an average margin of 33 points per game across that span. The Kings have scored just one try once they've held possession for seven or more phases this season, at least three fewer than any other team in the competition. The Bulls are one of only three teams (Sharks, Jaguares) boasting more than one player to have kicked a goal from beyond the halfway line this season (Handré Pollard, Tiaan Schoeman). The Kings do have a very good chance of winning and nobody will laugh at you if you wager some of your hard-earned money on them. However, we think the Bulls - at home - will have the edge and win by 12 points.

Teams:

Bulls: 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Travis Ismaiel, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Duncan Matthews, 10 Tian Schoeman, 9 Rudy Paige, 8 Nic de Jager, 7 Jannes Kirsten, 6 Ruan Steenkamp, 5 Rudolph Snyman, 4 Jason Jenkins, 3 Conrad van Vuuren, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Lizo Gqoboka.
Replacements: 16 Jaco Visagie, 17 Pierre Schoeman, 18 John-Roy Jenkinson, 19 Ruben van Heerden, 20 Shaun Adendorff, 21 Andre Warner, 22 Tinus de Beer, 23 Burger Odendaal.

Southern Kings: 15 Malcolm Jaer, 14 Wandile Mjekevu, 13 Berton Klaasen, 12 Luzuko Vulindlu, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Lionel Cronje (captain), 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Andisa Ntsila, 7 Tyler Paul, 6 Chris Cloete, 5 Lubabalo Mtyanda, 4 Irne Herbst, 3 Ross Geldenhuys, 2 Michael Willemse, 1 Mzamo Majola.
Replacements:  16. Martin Bezuidenhout, 17. Schalk Ferreira, 18. Dayan van der Westhuizen, 19. Mzwanele Zito, 20. Thembelani Bholi, 21. Stefan Ungerer, 22. Masixole Banda, 23. Yaw Penxe.

Referee: Federico Anselmi (Argentina)
Assistant referees: Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa), Rasta Rasivhenge (South Africa)
TMO: Johan Greeff (South Africa)

Stormers v Sunwolves
(Newlands, Cape Town - Kick-off: 19.30; 17.30 GMT; 02.30 Sunday, July 9 Japan Time)

The big question, this week, was wether the Stormers can come close to matching the Lions' 87-point winning margin over the Sunwolves.

Cape Town-born Sunwolves captain Willem Britz said they will never play that badly again.

"Last week was a really bad game for us, but that is not the reflection of how the season went," said Britz, who is looking to qualify - through residency - to play for Japan when they host the 2019 World Cup.

"I really think we had a very good season.

"The boys know what to do and we have worked really hard for especially early part of this week mentally and physically just to get everything right and get the process right to make a better performance.

"I thinks the boys are ready and they are also enjoying Cape Town which is a great place in terms of food, weather, scenery and I think it is a really good experience.

"I was born in Cape Town so it is really good to be back.

"We are really looking forward for this week's game."

He described the Stormers are a "very tough" side to play, especially at Newlands.

"No matter how you play throughout the season it is a really hard place to play.

"We will really have to perform our best and keep 100 percent for everything. The boys know what is needed from them and they are working hard to get there."

Stormers captain Siyamthanda Kolisi said their next two matches - against the Sunwolves and Bulls are 'preparation' for the play-offs.

"The focus is on us now going forward and we just got to work on everything we want to work on and focus on each game, but mostly the focus is on us building going into the play-offs," Kolisi said.

"We are prepared for the Sunwolves as we are for any other team.

"We have our plans for them but obviously, we are planning going forward as well.

"We are going to play the way we approach any game. We are going to go flat out as usual. We are not holding back for any games.

"As you can see this is the strongest team we have. We are obviously showing respect to them as well, but the main focus is on us."
 
Previous results:
2017: Stormers won 44-31, Singapore
2016: Stormers and Sunwolves drew 17-all, Singapore
2016: Stormers won 46-19, Cape Town

Prediction: The Stormers are undefeated in their three previous encounters with the Japanese squad, including a 46-19 win in their only previous clash in South Africa. The Stormers have won their last three games at home against teams from outside South Africa, their longest streak in such fixtures since a stretch of six straight wins from 2012 to 2013. The Stormers have 11.2 penalties awarded in their favour per game this season, more than any other team in the competition. The Sunwolves have failed to score any points in the opening halves of their last two games, and have scored more than three points in the opening half of an away fixture in only one of their last five attempts. Of players to feature more than once this season, Willie Britz has averaged the second most line-outs won per game this season (4.8, including steals), behind only the Stormers' Pieter-Steph du Toit (5.5). It won't be 90 points, but it would be a big surprise if the Stormers don't win by at least 50 points.
 
Teams:

Stormers: 15 Dillyn Leyds, 14 Cheslin Kolbe, 13 EW Viljoen, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Seabelo Senatla, 10 Damian Willemse, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Nizaam Carr, 7 Juarno Augustus, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 Eben Etzebeth (vice-captain), 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg.
Replacements: 16 Ramone Samuels, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Wilco Louw, 19 Chris van Zyl, 20 JD Schickerling, 21 Justin Phillips, 22 Dan Kriel, 23 Bjorn Basson.

Sunwolves: 15 Riaan Viljoen, 14 Kotaro Matsushima, 13 Ryohei Yamanaka, 12 Derek Carpenter, 11 Teruya Goto, 10 Yu Tamura, 9 Keisuke Uchida, 8 Willem Britz (captain), 7 Shuhei Matsuhashi, 6 Malgene Ilaua, 5 Uwe Helu, 4 Kotaro Yatabe, 3 Takuma Asahara, 2 Takeshi Hino, 1 Koki Yamamoto.
Replacements: 16 Atsushi Sakate, 17 Masataka Mikami, 18 Koo Jiwon, 19 Yoshitaka Tokunaga, 20 Shokei Kin, 21 Kaito Shigeno, 22 Rikiya Matsuda, 23 Jumpei Ogura.

Referee: Quinton Immelman (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Shuhei Kubo (Japan), Adriaan Jacobs (South Africa)
TMO: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

Compiled by Jan de Koning
@king365ed
@rugby365com

* Statistics provided by Opta Sports & sportguru.info

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Sloppy Stormers ease past Sunwolves

Sat, 08 Jul 2017 17:00

SUPER RUGBY MATCH REPORT: The Stormers eased past the Sunwolves, 52-15, at Newlands on Saturday.

However, the eight-tries-to-two victory was not the kind of performance that will inspire confidence ahead of the play-offs in a fortnight.

Apart from the poor form of a few key players - most notably Springbok lock Pieter-Steph du Toit's disinterested showing - they home team was also very sloppy.

They did score eight tries and showed that when they get it together they can be a dangerous side.

With their Super Rugby quarterfinal place already assured as Africa Conference One champions, the Stormers at times showed impressive attacking intent in their final home game of the regular season - with wing Cheslin Kolbe scoring a second consecutive hat-trick.

The visitors from Japan suffered an early blow when inside centre Derek Carpenter was shown a yellow card for a dangerous tackle.

The Stormers took advantage soon afterwards when Kolbe latched on to a loose ball that had been hacked ahead to race away for the opening try.

The Sunwolves got on the scoreboard with a penalty from flyhalf Yu Tamura, but the Stormers responded with a second try.

After being awarded an attacking scrum the forwards showed good patience on the Sunwolves tryline until it was sent wide and it was EW Viljoen who went over for the try after getting a pass from Nizaam Carr.

The Sunwolves were up against it and regrouped well as they hit back with a try of the own, with left wing Teruya Goto scoring in the corner.

The Stormers would have the final say in the first half with a third try which was sparked from the back by Dillyn Leyds who threw a dummy to go through a gap and then put a kick over the top for Seabelo Senatla who scored in the corner to give his side a 19-10 advantage at the break.

The home side were first to strike in the second half as 19-year-old flyhalf Damian Willemse spotted a gap and charged straight up the middle of the pitch to score under the uprights.

The Sunwolves hit back with another try of their own as hooker Takeshi Hino forced his way over from close range to reduce the Stormers' advantage to 26-15 with 30 minutes left to play.

In response the Stormers camped in Sunwolves territory and looked to have scored but Leyds was forced into touch in the corner.

However, he was not to be denied when some slick passing saw a gap open up for him to race through to put his team 33-15 up with 20 minutes left on the clock.

Leyds added another try shortly afterwards after racing through another gap, which gave the Stormers a 38-15 buffer.

There was still time for two more tries for Kolbe as the Stormers sealed a comfortable win in the end.

Man of the match: Sunwolves fullback Riaan Viljoen had his moments, captain and loose forward Willie Britz was busy, as always, with wings Kotaro Matsushima and Teruya Goto very exciting with ball in hand. Their most productive player was flyhalf Yu Tamura. Flyhalf Damian Willemse had another good game for the Stormers, in only his second Super Rugby outing. Chris van Zyl was the workhorse in the pack. However, the finishing ability of fullback Dillyn Leyds and wing Cheslin Kolbe wins our award.

The scorers:

For the Stormers:
Tries:
 Kolbe 3, E Viljoen, Senatla, Willemse, Leyds 2
Cons: Willemse 6

For the Sunwolves:
Tries:
 Goto, Hino
Con: Tamura
Pen: Tamura

Yellow card: Derek Carpenter (Sunwolves, 2 - foul play, high tackle)

Teams:

Stormers: 15 Dillyn Leyds, 14 Cheslin Kolbe, 13 EW Viljoen, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Seabelo Senatla, 10 Damian Willemse, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Nizaam Carr, 7 Juarno Augustus, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 Chris van Zyl, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg.
Replacements: 16 Ramone Samuels, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Frans van Wyk, 19 Stephan de Wit, 20 JD Schickerling, 21 Justin Phillips, 22 Dan Kriel, 23 Bjorn Basson.

Sunwolves: 15 Riaan Viljoen, 14 Kotaro Matsushima, 13 Ryohei Yamanaka, 12 Derek Carpenter, 11 Teruya Goto, 10 Yu Tamura, 9 Keisuke Uchida, 8 Willem Britz (captain), 7 Shuhei Matsuhashi, 6 Malgene Ilaua, 5 Uwe Helu, 4 Kotaro Yatabe, 3 Takuma Asahara, 2 Takeshi Hino, 1 Koki Yamamoto.
Replacements: 16 Atsushi Sakate, 17 Masataka Mikami, 18 Koo Jiwon, 19 Yoshitaka Tokunaga, 20 Shokei Kin, 21 Kaito Shigeno, 22 Rikiya Matsuda, 23 Jumpei Ogura.

Referee: Quinton Immelman (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Shuhei Kubo (Japan), Adriaan Jacobs (South Africa)
TMO: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

Cheslin Kolbe (7min), EW Viljoen (14min), Seabelo Senatla (38min), Damian Willemse (45min), Dillyn Leyds (57min), Dillyn Leyds (67min), Cheslin Kolbe (75min), and Cheslin Kolbe (81min)
TRIES
Teruya Goto (19min) and Takeshi Hino (48min)
Damian Willemse (8min), Damian Willemse (15min), Damian Willemse (46min), Damian Willemse (58min), Cheslin Kolbe (76min), and Cheslin Kolbe (82min)
CONVERSIONS
Yu Tamura (20min)
 
PENALTIES
Yu Tamura (10min)
 
PENALTY TRIES
 
DROP GOALS
 
Derek Carpenter (1min)
 
 
VENUE Newlands
REFEREE Quinton Immelman (South Africa)