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Stormers
Stormers
18
Tries
Nizaam Carr (33), Damian de Allende (28)
Penalties
Peter Grant (14), Demetri Catrakilis (2)
Drops
none
Cons
Peter Grant (35)

3
Lions
Lions

Tries
none
Penalties
Marnitz Boshoff (43)
Drops
none
Cons
none


80'
Full Time
STORMERS 18-3 LIONS

80'
A very scrappy end to a very scrappy second half...that's full time! Just 3 points in the second period but the Stormers have their second win of the season having played some attractive rugby for a change. Thanks for joining us, cheers!

79'
The Lions must defend a scrum 5m from their own line. The penalty goes their way. De Klerk clears.

77'
The Stormers looking for a third try as they go through the phases deep inside the Lions 22 but somehow the ball emerges from a ruck on the lions side. Some kick tennis follows...

75'
The Lions try maul from the line-out but are penalised for holding on when they are driven back. The result is settled here...

74'
No clear evidence of dodgy stuff although Faf de Klerk's boots were flying all over the show. The Lions kick for touch from the penalty against Rhodes.

74'
A break in play as the TMO has a look at a scuffle.

73'
JDV goes off with knock to the chin as the Lions kick for touch from a penalty. Another line-out shocker hands possession to the Stormers, who go off their feet. Another line-out from the penalty, another overthrow...but this time the Lions keep possession, although they've lost a lot of ground.

71'
De Villiers bashes it up and then de Allende does the same. Not much on and Taute grubbers it into touch, finding it on the Lions 10m line. The Lions look to counter attack, but more volleyball brings another halt to play in centre field.

69'
De Jongh carries it up from the scrum. Schreuder has a go but a Lions hand knocks the ball into touch. The Stormers send it wide before another comedy of errors with multiple knock ons and turnovers.

67'
Volmink takes the lineout quickly and runs it back. A few the phases later the Lions knock it on. A handful of turnovers from knock ons ends another very scrappy passage of play. Scrum to the Stormers.

65'
The visitors set up another maul. This time Vermeulen is pinged again for an infringement. Another 5m line-out, another maul... Vermuelen steals it! Grant clears

63'
It''s getting a bit loose and wild now. De Jongh''s over enthusiasm costs his side a penalty as he is caught offside. Jantjies is now on and sends the ball into the corner to set up the attacking line-out.

60'
The Lions over do it on attack as Skosan bolts down the right touchline before throwing a wild offload. The Stormers pounce and Grant can clear once the possession is secured.

58'
The Lions maul it up from their lineout on their own 10m line and then send it wide. Rhodes is penalised for putting his hands in the ruck. The Stormers discipline hasn't been great since the break.

56'
The Stormers building pressure as they rack up the phases inside the 22 once more before Kitshoff flies off his feet and concedes the penalty.

54'
Groom takes another penalty quickly and de Allende does well to charge into the Lions 22. Another penalty on the Lions 22m line and the Stormers take it quickly again!

51'
It's been refreshing to see the Stormers give the ball some air today. Both teams seem keen to use the full width of the field. The Stormers run it quickly from a scrum free kick but Mapoe holds up Kolisi to win the feed at the next scrum.

49'
Turnovers coming thick and fast in centre field as both sides start opening up. The momentum is with the Lions though as the visitors try claw their way back into this game.

47'
The Stormers are immediately back on the attack but Carr can't hold onto a poor pass from Malherbe inside the Lions 22. The Lions are happy to counter attack from deep...

45'
Penalty
PENALTY, LIONS, BOSHOFF. 18-3. The Lions are on the board, at last.

43'
The Lions are doing the early attacking in the second half but are being met by some ferocious defence. A bit too ferocious in fact as Jean de Villiers shoulder checks Mapoe as he tries to chip and chase. Penalty.

41'
Here we go for the second half. News from the changing rooms is that Demetri Catrakilis has a suspected broken nose.

41'
Half Time
STORMERS 18-0 LIONS

41'
Great work from Fourie who sticks to his guns and wins a penalty for the home side on their own line as he pinches the ball on the deck. That's half time!

40'
The hooter sounds but the Lions have a penalty 5m out. The ref has a chat with Fourie, who is in danger of copping a second yellow. The Lions opt for the scrum as they hunt for a try.

39'
Carr is pinged for being offside. The Lions get the penalty 45m out and Boshoff kicks for touch and sets up the attacking line-out. Can the Lions sneak a try before the break?

37'
A terrible clearance from Botha means the Stormers can attack once more. This time they hold on and Watermeyer wins the relieving penalty for the Lions

35'
CONVERSION, GRANT. 18-0. Fourie comes back on - in the 10 minutes he was off, there were no scrums and the Stormers scored 2 tries!

34'
Try
TRY, STORMERS, CARR. 16-0. Great try for the Stormers, who are rewarded for their positive enterprise. De Allende provides the final pass for Carr, who carries two men over the line with him for a powerful try!

32'
A bit of kick tennis finds Grant in centre field. He gives it to Tagicakibau, who charges up. The Stormers looking dangerous here with ball in hand.

30'
Grant sends his conversion attempt wide. 11-0 it remains.

28'
Try
TRY, STORMERS, DE ALLENDE! 11-0. Damian de Allende gets the Stormers in the danger zone with a chip ahead for De Jongh. Jean de Villiers takes a quick tap penalty after the Lions go off their feet. Groom and Taute provide the link to de Allende, who steps the last man to score!

26'
A halt in play as the TMO has a look at a potential dangerous tackle. Rhodes is penalised, but doesn't get a card for what was very close to a tip tackle.

26'
Grant MISSES the target from 30m out, hitting the upright.

25'
The Stormers take a quick 22 drop out and Kitshoff breaks away. There is no advantage as Jaco Kriel is penalised for being offside. Grant finds touch on the Lions 10m line. Vermeulen throws the ball into the lineout for the Stormers and they build the phases before they win a penalty. Kriel made the tackle and they didn't roll away.

23'
Boshoff MISSES the penalty! You won''t hear that often this season. 6-0 it remains.

21'
Yellow Card
YELLOW CARD, STORMERS, FOURIE. The Stormers hooker is sent to the bin for an off-the-ball shoulder charge.

20'
The Lions win a penalty as Steven Kitshoff changes his angle. Boshoff finds touch just outside the Stormers 22. A big rolling maul from the Lions sees the visitors rumble towards the home 5m line. Penalty coming for side entry.

18'
The Stormers using the width of the field, building through 7 phases but the Lions defence holds firm. Lions hold de Allende up and win the scrum

15'
Penalty
PENALTY, STORMERS, GRANT. 6-0. Grant adds the three points for the deliberate knock down.

13'
The Stormers cut loose and look set to score as Carr tries to pass out to Tagicakibau but Watermeyer sticks a hand out to block the pass. He''s lucky not to see yellow.

10'
The Lions spread it wide to Volmink, who stretches his legs. Mapoe knocks on. Stormers scrum on their own 10m line.

8'
The Stormers win a penalty at the scrum as Schalk van der Merwe drops his bind. Grant misses touch ...but Anthony Volmink drops the ball into touch. The Stormers charge towards the Lions 22 through Duane Vermeulen but Britz and Minnie hold him up and win the scrum

7'
Ross Cronje knocks the ball on at the base of the ruck. Stormers scrum just outside their own 22m area

5'
Catrakilis takes a blow to head from Minnie. The fly-half heads to the blood bin. Grant moves to fly-half as Taute comes on to cover full-back.

3'
Penalty
PENALTY, STORMERS, CATRAKILIS. 3-0. First blood to the home side as the Lions are pinged at a ruck right in front of the posts.

1'
Kick Off
Here we go as Marnitz Boshoff kicks us off. It goes deep but the Stormers build up on attack into the Lions half.

0'
Stormers team news: The Stormers have named Peter Grant at full-back as Springbok captain Jean de Villiers returns to midfield. Damian de Allende shifting back to the right-wing - in place of the injured Kobus van Wyk. Nic Groom and Demetri Catrakilis return to form a new-look half-back combination. The pack remains unchanged.

0'
Lions team news: Flying Lions winger Anthony Volmink makes his first Super Rugby start of the season. In the forwards, boss Johan Ackermann has named Robbie Coetzee as his starting hooker, replacing Willie Wepener, while Jaco Kriel returns to the starting lineup on the openside flank. Ross Cronje is named at scrum-half, while Volmink is joined in the back-three by full-back Chrysander Botha.

0'
Welcome
Hello and welcome to Newlands in Cape Town where the under-pressure Stormers face a derby against Lions as they try to revive their season.


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