Stormers beat Sharks in Durban

Out of the last five Super Rugby matches between the Durban based Sharks and the Cape Town based Stormers the Durban team have won three and the Cape side two matches.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.

The Stormers kick off and we are underway.

1.00: The Sharks go on the attack in the Stormers half. They lose the ball forward but have an advantage so they have a penalty.

2.00: Frans Steyn takes a shot at the posts and slots it. The Sharks lead.

5.00: Penalty to the  Sharks from the scrum. They kick for touch.

9.00: The Sharks go through 8 phases wearing the Stormers down. The whistle goes for foul play and a TMO review.  Nizaam Carr tackles Cobus Reinach high and dangerously so he is yellow carded.

10.00: Steyn slots the penalty.

14.00: The Stormers enjoy some attacking play in Sharks territory but then Du Plessis wins a penalty. They kick for touch.

16.00: The Stormers kick the ball out and give a line out to the Sharks in their half. The Sharks win the line out and kick well downfield but straight to Jaco Taute.

17.00: The Stormers win a penalty for obstruction. Kurt Colman will kick for posts.

18.00: Coleman lines up the kick and he nails it. The Stormers are on the board.

22.00: Both teams kicking the leather off the ball looking for territory.

24.00: Penalty to the Stormers. Coleman takes the kick and nails it to level the scores.

27.00: The Sharks win another penalty. This one is for offside. Steyn takes the kick and nails it. Sharks lead again.

32.00: Penalty to the Stormers. Coleman nails it to level the scores again.

37.00: The Sharks win a line out but the Stormers defence sucks up their attack. The Sharks go wide and then Cobus Reinach dashes for the line and scores.

39.00: Steyn takes the conversion kick and he nails it as the siren sounds. .

It’s half time.

The half time score was Sharks 16 Stormers 9

The Stormers kick off and we are underway for the second half.

44.00: The Stormers win a penalty in front of the posts. Coleman takes the shot and nails it.

47.00: Penalty to the Sharks. Steyn takes the shot and nails it.

49.00: Kurt Coleman goes in low on a tackle and his cheek connects with Frans Steyn’s knee. He gets a huge shiner and has to come off for a concussion test. Demetri Catrakilis comes on.

53.00: Willem Alberts gets a warning for a lifting tackle. The Stormers get a penalty. Coleman comes back to the field but sits on the bench so he must be staying off.

54.00: Catrakilis slots the resulting penalty.

58.00: After a break in play for an injury the Sharks win a scrum and kick for touch.

62.00: Cheslin Kolbe makes a break for the Stormers which ends up getting them up to the Sharks tryline. The whistle goes and we go to the TMO looking for foul play. Marcell Coetzee gets a yellow card. The Stormers get a penalty.

63.00: Catrakilis slots the penalty and the Stormers trail by one.

67.00: Keegan Daniel goes down injured. When the medics get to him he carries on.

69.00: The Sharks win a penalty. Steyn takes his time and misses.

75.00: The Sharks are awarded another penalty. Steyn will kick for posts.

77.00: Steyn takes the shot and it hits the crossbar. The Stormers get the ball and try to run it. The Sharks put their hand in the ruck  and the Stormers have a penalty.

79.00: Sailosi Tagicakibau has a run for the Stormers which gets the Stomers into the Sharks 22. Jaco Taute goes for a drop goal and nails it as the siren sounds.

The Stormers have won!

The full time score is Sharks 19 (16) Stormers 21 (9)

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