Stormers v Waratahs Super Rugby Preview

The Stormers have won three out of the last five Super Rugby matches between them and the Waratahs but they have not played since 2010.

The Stormers and Waratahs have played each other 14 times and the Stormers have won 8 times and lost 5 times.

There was a draw between the teams back in 2008 in Cape Town which means that the Stormers have won 57% of their matches against the Waratahs.

On average when the Stormers play the Waratahs the score is Stormers 22 Waratahs 20.

In Cape Town where this week’s match is the teams have played each other 8 times and the Stormers have won 5 times and lost twice with one draw.

That means that the Waratahs have won 63% of their matches against the Waratahs in Cape Town.

The average score when the Stormers play the Waratahs in Cape Town is Stormers 25 Waratahs 19.

The Stormers were not too convicting last weekend against the Cheetahs but that could be put down to them coming back from a bye.

The Waratahs were also not too convincing as they lost 24-27 to the Bulls. In all fairness the Waratahs match last week was a lot like their season so far with many ups and downs.

The Waratahs have beefed up their forwards for this match as the Stormers are a little thin the loose forwards department.

The Bookies have given the Waratahs a 10 point start for this match – with an offer of Bet 5 and Get 50 in Bets. The Stormers have not yet lost at home this year and it’s unlikely the Waratahs will change that. The Stormers should win by 7.

This match will be shown on TV in NZ, Aus, SA and in the UK on the Sky Sports website.

Average score: Stormers 22 Waratahs 20

Last five results
22 May 2010 Semi Stormers v Waratahs 25-6 Cape Town
20 Feb 2010 Stormers v Waratahs 27-6 Cape Town
04 Apr 2009 Stormers v Waratahs 6-12 Sydney
10 May 2008 Stormers v Waratahs 13-13 Cape Town
17 Mar 2007 Stormers v Waratahs 16-10 Sydney

Stormers overall record against the Waratahs
Played 14, Wins 8, Losses 5, Draws 1

Match No.86.:Stormers v Waratahs
Date Saturday 19 May
Venue : Cape Town
Kick Off local: 19:10
Referee: Craig Joubert
Assistant Ref 1:Stuart Berry
Assistant Ref 2:Christie Du Preez
TMO : Shaun Veldsman



15. Joe Pietersen, 14. Gio Aplon, 13. Juan de Jongh, 12. Jean de Villiers (captain), 11. Bryan Habana, 10. Peter Grant, 9. Dewaldt Duvenage, 8. Jebb Sinclair, 7. Rynhardt Elstadt, 6. Siya Kolisi, 5. Andries Bekker, 4. Eben Etzebeth, 3. Brok Harris, 2. Tiaan Liebenberg, 1. Steven Kitshoff

Substitutes: 16. Deon Fourie, 17. Frans Malherbe, 18. De Kock Steenkamp, 19. Don Armand, 20. Louis Schreuder, 21. Burton Francis, 22. Gerhard van den Heever


15. Bernard Foley, 14. Tom Kingston, 13. Rob Horne, 12. Adam Ashley-Cooper, 11. Atieli Pakalani, 10. Berrick Barnes, 9. Brendan McKibbin, 8. Dave Dennis, 7. Chris Alcock, 6. Rocky Elsom (c), 5. Sitaleki Timani, 4. Dean Mumm, 3. Sekope Kepu, 2. John Ulugia/Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1. Benn Robinson.

Res: 16. Josh Mann-Rea, 17. Jeremy Tilse, 18. Kane Douglas, 19. Jono Jenkins, 20. Wycliff Palu, 21. Sarel Pretorius, 22. Daniel Halangahu

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