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Saturday 17 March 2018, 9:05am EDT

Stormers v Blues

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  • FT
  • Penalty GoalDamian Willemse
    71'
  • TRY!Rieko Ioane
    68'
  • Penalty GoalDamian Willemse
    64'
  • ConversionStephen Perofeta
    57'
  • TRY!Michael Collins
    56'
  • ConversionDamian Willemse
    51'
  • TRY!EW Viljoen
    49'
  • TRY!Akira Ioane
    45'
  • HT
  • ConversionDamian Willemse
    35'
  • TRY!Dewaldt Duvenage
    35'
  • Penalty GoalDamian Willemse
    29'
  • Penalty GoalBryn Gatland
    16'
  • ConversionDamian Willemse
    14'
  • TRY!Raymond Rhule
    12'
  • ConversionDamian Willemse
    2'
  • TRY!EW Viljoen
    1'
  • KO

Stats

Match Stats
Player Stats
561
429
Metres
40
40
Carries
29
31
Defenders beaten
20
11
Clean breaks
125
158
Passes
11
10
Offloads
10
19
Turnovers conceded
3
7
Turnovers won
105
113
Tackles
31
29
Missed tackles
Stormers T C P
15 Dillyn Leyds 0 0 0
14 JJ Engelbrecht 0 0 0
13 EW Viljoen 2 0 0
12 Damian de Allende 0 0 0
11 Raymond Rhule 1 0 0
10 Damian Willemse 0 4 3
9 Dewaldt Duvenage 1 0 0
1 Steven Kitshoff 0 0 0
2 Ramone Samuels 0 0 0
3 Wilco Louw 0 0 0
4 Jan de Klerk 0 0 0
5 Chris Van Zyl 0 0 0
6 Siya Kolisi 0 0 0
7 Pieter-Steph du Toit 0 0 0
8 Nizaam Carr 0 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Dean Muir 0 0 0
17 JC van Rensburg 0 0 0
18 Neethling Fouche 0 0 0
19 Salmaan Moerat 0 0 0
20 Cobus Wiese 0 0 0
21 Jaco Coetzee 0 0 0
22 Albertus De Wet 0 0 0
23 Craig Barry 0 0 0
Blues T C P
15 Michael Collins 1 0 0
14 Matt Duffie 0 0 0
13 Rieko Ioane 1 0 0
12 Sonny Bill Williams 0 0 0
11 Melani Nanai 0 0 0
10 Bryn Gatland 0 0 1
9 Sam Nock 0 0 0
1 Pauliasi Manu 0 0 0
2 James Parsons 0 0 0
3 Ofa Tu'ungafasi 0 0 0
4 Patrick Tuipulotu 0 0 0
5 Gerard Cowley-Tuioti 0 0 0
6 Jerome Kaino 0 0 0
7 Antonio Kirikiri 0 0 0
8 Akira Ioane 1 0 0
SUBSTITUTES T C P
16 Leni Apisai 0 0 0
17 Ross Wright 0 0 0
18 Mike Tamoaieta 0 0 0
19 Jimmy Tupou 0 0 0
20 Murphy Taramai 0 0 0
21 Jonathan Ruru 0 0 0
22 Stephen Perofeta 0 1 0
23 George Moala 0 0 0

Standings

Super Rugby

RANK TEAM RPI TOTAL
11 Stormers 50 29
14 Blues 44 22
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  • FULL TIME - The final whistle sounds at Newlands!  The Blues threw everything at the Stormers in the second half and scored 3 tries to 1 but the damage was done in the first half and so the home side were always able to stay a step ahead.  The Stormers have broken a three game losing streak with an impressive 37-20 over the Blues.
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  • Just over a minute left on the clock and the Stormers have been penalised for not releasing the ball - with the resultant kick for touch, the Blues take play over half way and inside attacking territory.
    79''
  • A free kick is awarded to the Blues and the visitors waste no time in taking the quick tap before advancing quickly towards the Stormers' 22.
    77''
  • Tempers becoming frayed in the dying minutes with a heated confrontation deep in the Blues' half - there's not much more to it than a push and shove and play will continue.
    76''
  • A timely penalty for the Blues but, after taking the quick tap, they cough up possession almost immediately before conceding a penalty of their own.
    75''
  • It's a festival atmosphere at Newlands as the Mexican wave makes its way around the ground.
    74''
  • A review of the replay by the TMO results in a penalty to the Stormers against Jimmy Tupou for cleaning out with the shoulder - Damian Willemse to line up to surely, once and for all, put this match beyond the Blues' reach.
    73''
  • Damian Willemse maintains his perfect record by driving his penalty goal attempt straight down the middle - the Stormers have extended their lead beyond two converted tries with just under 8 minutes left on the clock.
    73''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! Stormers (Damian Willemse) 37-20 Stormers
    72''
  • The Blues give themselves a glimmer of hope!  Tremendous handling in close from the visitors with Akira Ioane shovelling the pass inside to Rieko Ioane who fumbles initially before gaining control of the ball and crossing the line.
    70''
  • MISS! Stephen Perofeta once again drags his conversion attempt to the left and the flags stay down.
    69''
  • Try
    TRY! Blues (Rieko Ioane) 34-20 Stormers
    69''
  • Stephen Perofeta finds touch with his kick to give the Blues a line out just 5m out from the Stormers' line.
    67''
  • Damian Willemse has been excellent with a 100% success rate from the tee this afternoon - his second penalty goal gives the Stormers a 19 point buffer.
    65''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! Stormers (Damian Willemse) 34-15 Stormers
    65''
  • An excellent crowd of over 22,000 in attendance for this fixture - they have enjoyed the terrific display from the Stormers this afternoon but there's still enough time on the clock for the Blues if they are good enough.
    62''
  • A clever kick from Stephen Perofeta pushes the Stormers back deep inside their own 22 - meanwhile, in back play, Dillyn Leyds is on the turf receiving treatment to his left calf.
    62''
  • The Blues are hanging in there!  Some quick thinking from Michael Collins who, just short of the line, quickly plays the ball before diving in beside the post - the visitors have a huge mountain to climb but, as they proved last week, they will fight right to the final whistle.
    60''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Blues (Stephen Perofeta) 31-15 Stormers
    59''
  • Try
    TRY! Blues (Michael Collins) 31-13 Stormers
    58''
  • Some more brilliance from JJ Engelbrecht!  The dab kick is through for the run of Akira Ioane however the Stormers' winger flings himself at the ball to secure possession for the home side.
    56''
  • The Blues secure possession from the line out but it wasn't pretty - the visitors are pinned down just a metre from their own line and under all sorts of pressure from the rampant Stormers.
    54''
  • The Stormers go the length of the field to score!  The pass from Sonny Bill Williams doesn't go to hand and JJ Engelbrecht is quick to pounce - the winger bursts almost the length of the field only to be chased down by Melani Nanai however EW Viljoen is there in support and the outside centre dives over for his second five-pointer of the match.
    52''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Stormers (Damian Willemse) 31-8 Stormers 
    51''
  • Try
    TRY! Stormers (EW Viljoen) 29-8 Stormers
    50''
  • The Blues strike first in the second half!  Akira Ioane breaks from the back of the scrum before busting through the tackle and reaching down to find the paint.
    48''
  • MISS! Stephen Perofeta with his first kick of the match drags his conversion attempt well away to the left - a costly miss from just a slight angle.
    47''
  • Try
    TRY! Blues (Akira Ioane) 24-8 Stormers
    46''
  • So close for the Blues!  Antonio Kiri Kiri goes looking for the line and looks for all the world certain to score however the flanker has been denied by some brilliant, desperate defence with the ball held up.
    44''
  • A good attacking platform here for the Blues who have driven the rolling maul within 5m of the Stormers' line with the penalty advantage in their back pocket.
    43''
  • The message from the Blues' camp during the break is that they are after more urgency after a disappointing opening 40 minutes whilst the Stormers' coaching staff are looking for more of the same.
    42''
  • SECOND HALF - The Blues kick off and we are underway in the second half.
    40''
  • HALF TIME - The first half comes to an end in Cape Town.  A stunning display from the home side who dominated from start to finish - the home side ran in three unanswered tries and head into the half time break with a 24-3 lead over the shell-shocked Blues.
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  • One last chance here for the Blues to try and build some momentum going into the second half - the visitors have the line out throw right on the Stormers' 10m line.
    40'''
  • The Stormers are hungry for more points before they break as they drive the Blues back towards their own 22.
    40''
  • A penalty at scrum time to the Stormers who have simply dominated in all aspects of the game in this first half.
    38''
  • The Stormers can do no wrong at the moment!  A strong run from Pieter-Steph du Toit has the Blues' defence right on the back foot and Dewaldt Duvenage takes full advantage by ghosting through a gap in the line and scoring under the posts.
    37''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Stormers (Damian Willemse) 24-3 Stormers
    36''
  • Try
    TRY! Stormers (Dewaldt Duvenage) 22-3 Stormers
    36''
  • A huge opportunity here for the Stormers to further extend their lead here - an offside penalty against the Blues will give Damian Willemse a chance to put the ball into touch just a metre out from the try line.
    34''
  • An important penalty to the Blues who have been blown off the park in this first half - the visitors will be desperate to make in-roads into the Stormers' lead in these final ten minutes before half time.
    32''
  • Damian Willemse makes no mistake with his kick and the Stormers' lead is back out to two converted tries.
    31''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! Stormers (Damian Willemse) 17-3 Stormers
    31''
  • A penalty to the Stormers right in front of the posts - it will be Damian Willemse to line up the posts to restore the home side's 14 point advantage.
    29''
  • Outstanding aggression from Damian Willemse who has won the home side a penalty and a chance to once again pin the Blues down deep inside their own half.
    28''
  • Good field position here for the Blues who have the scrum feed just ahead of the half way line.
    26''
  • NO TRY!  Nizaam Carr charges away to claim a third try for the Stormers however a review of the tape by the TMO shows that the number-8 was in an offside position when he gathered the ball.
    23''
  • Terrific counter rucking from the Stormers, in particular skipper Siya Kolisi, is rewarded with the home side awarded a penalty right on the half way line.
    20''
  • The Stormers have completely dominated the opening quarter with 63% of the territory in the match so far.
    19''
  • The Blues are on the scoreboard - the visitors elect to try and stem the tide by taking a shot at the three points on offer and Bryn Gatland guides his kick between the uprights.
    18''
  • Penalty Goal
    PENALTY GOAL! Blues (Bryn Gatland) 14-3 Stormers
    17''
  • What a start from the Stormers!  A weaving run from the back from Dillyn Leyds has the Blues' defence at sixes and sevens - the full back hands off to Pieter-Steph du Toit who charges down the touch line before popping the ball back inside for Raymond Rhule to complete a stunning piece of running rugby.
    15''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Stormers (Damian Willemse) 14-0 Stormers
    15''
  • Try
    TRY! Stormers (Raymond Rhule) 12-0 Stormers
    13''
  • An excellent kick for touch from Damian Willemse following a penalty against the Blues for off-side gives the Stormers a line out throw deep in attacking territory.
    11''
  • The Blues go long with the line out throw but the subsequent pass doesn't go to hand and so the Stormers are awarded the scrum feed just short of half way for the home side.
    9''
  • Referee Nic Berry loses patience on his third attempt to set the scrum and awards the home side a short arm free kick.
    8''
  • The scrum goes down for a second time - neither pack wants to give an inch in the all important battle up front.
    7''
  • The two packs face off for the first scrum of the match - it's the Stormers with the feed right on their own 22m line.
    6''
  • A chance here for the Blues to set up their first attacking foray after Pieter-Steph du Toit was penalised for an indiscretion in the ruck.
    5''
  • First blood to the Stormers!  JJ Engelbrecht opens up the defence with a powerful tackle-breaking run before handing off to EW Viljoen who finishes the job with the first score of the afternoon.
    4''
  • Conversion
    CONVERSION! Stormers (Damian Willemse) 7-0 Stormers
    3''
  • Try
    TRY! Storners (EW Viljoen) 5-0 Stormers
    2''
  • Conditions are near perfect for this much anticipated clash this afternoon.
    2''
  • FIRST HALF - Damian Willemse sends the ball high into the air and we are underway in Cape Town.
    1''
  • We are not far away from a start with both sides making their way out onto the middle of Newlands.
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  • Despite sitting at the bottom of the New Zealand conference, the Blues are riding high after recording a stunning upset victory over the Lions in Johannesburg.  The Blues stormed home with two late tries to roll last year's runners-up in one of the early contenders for match of the season.
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  • The Stormers come into this fixture desperately needing a win to get their campaign back on track after three losses in a row.  Giving them confidence will be their excellent record against the Blues - the Stormers have won 5 of their last 6 matches against the team from Auckland.
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  • Welcome to Newlands in Cape Town where the week 5 South African double header kicks off with the clash between the Stormers and the Blues.
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