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Stormers
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Super Rugby
Saturday 02 March 2019, 10:15am EST

Sharks v Stormers

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Key Events

  • FT
  • Penalty GoalSP Marais
    65'
  • Penalty GoalRobert du Preez
    50'
  • Yellow CardDaniel du Plessis
    46'
  • TRY!Lukhanyo Am
    41'
  • HT
  • Penalty GoalSP Marais
    37'
  • Yellow CardArmand van der Merwe
    37'
  • Penalty GoalSP Marais
    28'
  • Yellow CardLukhanyo Am
    21'
  • Penalty GoalRobert du Preez
    14'
  • ConversionSP Marais
    4'
  • TRY!Damian Willemse
    3'
  • KO

Stats

Match Stats
Player Stats
387
343
Metres
46
36
Carries
18
24
Defenders beaten
12
6
Clean breaks
180
113
Passes
8
6
Offloads
20
11
Turnovers conceded
6
6
Turnovers won
122
140
Tackles
24
18
Missed tackles
Sharks T C P
15 Aphelele Fassi 0 0 0
14 Sibusiso Nkosi 0 0 0
13 Lukhanyo Am 1 0 0
12 Andre Esterhuizen 0 0 0
11 Makazole Mapimpi 0 0 0
10 Robert du Preez 0 0 2
9 Louis Schreuder 0 0 0
1 Tendai Mtawarira 0 0 0
2 Armand van der Merwe 0 0 0
3 Coenraad Oosthuizen 0 0 0
4 Hyron Andrews 0 0 0
5 Ruan Botha 0 0 0
6 Jacques Vermeulen 0 0 0
7 Tyler Paul 0 0 0
8 Daniel du Preez 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Kerron van Vuuren 0 0 0
17 Juan Schoeman 0 0 0
18 Thomas du Toit 0 0 0
19 Gideon Koegelenberg 0 0 0
20 Phendulani Buthelezi 0 0 0
21 Cameron Wright 0 0 0
22 Jeremy Ward 0 0 0
23 Rhyno Smith 0 0 0
Stormers T C P
15 Damian Willemse 1 0 0
14 Sergeal Petersen 0 0 0
13 Daniel du Plessis 0 0 0
12 Damian de Allende 0 0 0
11 SP Marais 0 1 3
10 Jean-Luc du Plessis 0 0 0
9 Hershel Jantjies 0 0 0
1 Alistair Vermaak 0 0 0
2 Mbongeni Mbonami 0 0 0
3 Frans Malherbe 0 0 0
4 Eben Etzebeth 0 0 0
5 JD Schickerling 0 0 0
6 Siya Kolisi 0 0 0
7 Pieter-Steph du Toit 0 0 0
8 Jaco Coetzee 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Siyabonga Ntubeni 0 0 0
17 Corne Fourie 0 0 0
18 Wilco Louw 0 0 0
19 Chris Van Zyl 0 0 0
20 Juarno Augustus 0 0 0
21 Justin Phillips 0 0 0
22 Ruhan Nel 0 0 0
23 Dillyn Leyds 0 0 0

Standings

Super Rugby

RANK TEAM RPI TOTAL
4 Sharks 54 15
6 Stormers 55 14
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  • FULL TIME - The final whistle sounds and the Stormers have pulled off an upset in Durban!  The Sharks had the better of the second half scoring the only try after the break however they weren't able to make up for a slow start.  The Stormers climb off the bottom of the South African conference with an important 16-11 win over the Sharks who have suffered their first loss of the campaign.
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  • Penalty to the Sharks!  The final siren has sounded but du Preez will be able to kick for touch and set up a line out for the home side right on half way.
    80'''
  • Turnover to the Sharks right on their own line!  With just two minutes left on the clock and after trailing for virtually the entire match, can the home side produce a miracle and somehow snatch this one at the death?!
    78''
  • With sure, clean hands under immense pressure, Ruhan Nel manages to fire the pass to Willemse as the Stormers surge within 10m of the Sharks' line.
    77''
  • With an explosive run, Dillyn Leyds weaves a path across the field gaining valuable metres for the Stormers however it comes to nought with his offload not going to hand cleanly.
    76''
  • The Sharks win the ball back!  With not much time left on the clock, the home side need to make something out of the next phase of play if they are to have any chance of pulling this one from the fire.
    74''
  • The Sharks are penalised at scrum time and, with the resulting kick, SP Marais thumps the ball into touch beyond the half way line.
    72''
  • A golden opportunity lost for the Sharks!  An unforced error will result in a scrum feed for the Stormers right on their 22m line.
    71''
  • The Sharks are pressing hard, desperately searching for an opening deep inside the Stormers' 22 but, for the moment at least, the visitors' defence is up to the task.
    70''
  • Penalty to the Sharks who have a decision to make!  The spot is on the Stormers' 22m line and about 10m in from the touch line - after some deliberation they elect to kick for the line out in the corner.
    69''
  • There are numbers out to the left for the Sharks but the ball never gets there after Lukhanyo Am took his eye off the ball at the crucial moment and spilled the pass.
    67''
  • SP Marais guides his kick straight down the middle and the Stormers nudge their lead out to five points with less than a quarter of an hour remaining.
    67''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! Stormers (SP Marais) 16-11 Stormers
    66''
  • The Stormers are awarded a penalty right in front of the posts and it will be SP Marais to line up from point blank range.
    65''
  • The Stormers recycle the ball through 11 phases but are struggling to gain much headway in the face of some well-organised defence from the Sharks.
    63''
  • du Plessis tries to guide a kick out to the left hand side but has succeeded only in sending the ball over the touch line on the full.
    61''
  • Daniel du Plessis has served his time on the sidelines and we are back to fifteen men apiece with just over a quarter of the match to play - the scene is set for a grandstand finish in Durban!
    60''
  • Eben Etzebeth is penalised for cleaning out Louis Schreuder illegally and the Sharks have a chance once again to venture inside Stormers' territory.
    57''
  • Willemse looks to squeeze a kick in behind the Sharks' defence but the home side have plenty of numbers around the ball to remove any danger.
    55''
  • The Stormers string together some phases for the first time in this second half and they inch their way forward towards the Sharks' 22m line.
    53''
  • du Preez makes no mistake from dead in front of the posts and the Sharks edge with two points of the Stormers who are still down a man with Daniel du Plessis sitting in the sin bin.
    51''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! Sharks (Robert du Preez) 13-11 Stormers
    51''
  • Schickerling is penalised for a very late tackle on Robert du Preez who, with the resultant shot at goal, has a chance to close the gap even further.
    49''
  • It's a double blow for the Stormers with van der Merwe returning to the field for the Sharks just as du Plessis departs for his ten minutes on the sidelines.
    49''
  • Yellow Card
    YELLOW CARD!  Referee Peyper is satisfied after viewing the replay that there was sufficient force in the tackle from du Plessis to warrant a yellow card.
    47''
  • Makazole Mapimpi is caught high in the tackle by Daniel du Plessis and referee Jaco Peyper wants to have a look at the replay and a potential yellow card.
    47''
  • The Sharks are still down a men with Armand van der Merwe still sitting in the sin bin but you would not know it at the moment - the home side have dominated proceedings since the half time break.
    46''
  • MISS! A missed opportunity with the conversion attempt from du Preez failing to raise the flags.
    44''
  • The Sharks strike first in the second half!  A precision pass from Louis Schreuder puts Am through a half gap in the defensive line and the outside centre dives over.
    43''
  • Try
    TRY! Sharks (Lukhanyo Am) 13-8 Stormers
    42''
  • The Sharks have opened the second half with much more intensity, surging deep inside the Stormers' 22.
    41''
  • SECOND HALF - Jean-Luc du Plessis puts boot to ball and we are underway in the second half.
    40''
  • HALF TIME - The half time whistle sounds with the Stormers well in control in Durban!  The visitors were off to a dream start with a try inside the first five minutes and they controlled possession and territory from that point onwards.  They will be disappointed they couldn't further capitalise on some poor discipline from the Sharks - the home side received two yellow cards and will start the second half with just ten men.  Nonetheless, the Stormers head to the rooms with a 13-3 lead over the Sharks.
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  • With half time fast approaching, SP Marais pushes the Stormers' lead beyond a converted try with his second penalty goal.
    40''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL!  Stormers (SP Marais) 13-3 Sharks
    39''
  • Yellow Card
    YELLOW CARD!  The Sharks are once again down to ten men!  Armand van der Merwe is penalised for not supporting his weight at the breakdown and banished to the sidelines with a yellow card.
    38''
  • Damian de Allende spots a gap in behind the Sharks' defence however he has overcooked his kick which is escorted into the in-goal area by Makazole Mapimpi.
    37''
  • The Sharks are penalised at scrum time and, with the resultant kick for touch, Jean-Luc du Plessis takes play over half way.
    34''
  • The good news for the Sharks is that Lukhanyo Am is back on the field after sitting out his ten minutes in the sin-bin.
    33''
  • du Preez at the back has time and space to measure his kick however it skews off the side of his boot - the fly-half has found touch but not the distance he was after.
    31''
  • SP Marais finds the target at his third penalty goal attempt and, in so doing, has extended the Stormers' lead back out to a converted try.
    30''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL!  Stormers (SP Marais) 10-3 Sharks
    29''
  • Huge disciplinary issues here for the Sharks in this first half - the home side have conceded seven penalties to the Stormers' one.
    28''
  • The Stormers have controlled possession and territory in this first half but will be disappointed they don't have more to show for it on the scoreboard.
    27''
  • MISS!  SP Marais struggling to find his radar this afternoon from the tee with his second consecutive penalty goal attempt swinging wide of the target.
    25''
  • Yellow Card
    YELLOW CARD!  Lukhanyo Am is penalised for off-side and, with the Sharks on a team warning from referee Jaco Peyper, the outside centre is banished to the sin bin.
    23''
  • There's space out to the left for the Stormers however the pass from Hershel Jantjies slips through the hands of Sergeal Petersen.
    22''
  • Huge pressure here on the Sharks defence!  Following a penalty, Jean-Luc du Plessis tips the ball into touch for a line out throw just 5m out from the Sharks' line.
    20''
  • MISS!  SP Marais is unable to raise the flags with his penalty goal attempt - tricky conditions for the kickers with both SP Marais and Robert du Preez having issues setting the ball up on the tee.
    18''
  • Penalty to the Stormers!  The Sharks have been pinged for not rolling away after the tackle and so SP Marais will line up to cancel out the du Preez penalty goal at the other end.
    16''
  • Robert du Preez sends his kick straight down the middle to register the Sharks' first points of the match.
    16''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! Sharks (Robert du Preez) 7-3 Stormers
    15''
  • Penalty to the Sharks!  The scrum goes down at the second attempt and Jaco Peyper does not hesitate in awarding a penalty to the home side right in front of the sticks.
    13''
  • Jacques Vermeulen does well initially with a barnstorming run into contact however the ball squeezed from his grasp as he hit the turf - scrum feed to the Stormers just short of their 10m line.
    10''
  • Outstanding attacking opportunity for the Sharks comes to nought!  The home side had a line out throw deep inside the Stormers' 22 however JD Schickerling managed to get a hand in to knock the ball the visitors' way.
    8''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Stormers (SP Marais) 7-0 Stormers
    7''
  • The Stormers strike first in Durban!  The Sharks roll the dice with a long pass inside their own territory but waiting to pounce is Damian Willemse - the Stormers' full back snaffles the intercept before striding away to score under the posts.
    6''
  • Try
    TRY! Stormers (Damian Willemse) 5-0 Stormers
    5''
  • SP Marais rolls a kick inside Sharks territory however Aphelele Fassi is in excellent position to receive and he returns the ball, with interest, with a long kick of his own.
    3''
  • Outstanding hands from the Sharks as they look to attack down the left however Daniel du Preez is well tackled by Hershel Jantjies and he has put a foot into touch.
    1''
  • FIRST HALF - Robert du Preez sends the ball into the air and we are underway in the first half!
    1''
  • At the other end of the scale, the Stormers currently find themselves at the bottom of the conference standings.  However, they will take plenty of confidence from their come-from-behind win last week against the Lions when they secured victory with a try deep inside stoppage time.
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  • The Sharks have opened their 2019 Super Rugby campaign in very impressive fashion with two wins from two matches including an impressive win over the Blues last week.  The men from Durban currently sit at the top of the South African conference.
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  • Welcome to Kings Park where the second match in a massive South African double header sees the Sharks face off against the Stormers.
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