Stormers beat the Force in Perth

Out of the last five Super Rugby matches between the Perth based Western Force and the Cape Town based Stormers the Cape side have won four and the Perth side one.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.

The Stormers kick off and we are underway.

2.00: The Stormers win the ball back from the start and go through eight phases. The pressure earns them a penalty and Demetri Catrakilis takes the shot and nails it.

4.00: Penalty to the Force. Luke Burton takes the kick and nails it to level the scores.

8.00: The Stormers are mixing it up a bit. They are using the pick and go as well as some wide passes.

9.00: The Stormers win a penalty TRY from the scrum.

10.00: Catrakilis adds the conversion.

13.00: Penalty to the Stormers. They kick for touch and the line out.

14.00:The Force defend the Stormers attack and Schalk Burger loses the ball forward. The Force play on and press the Stormers back down to the other end of the field.

16.00: The Force win a line out and attack the Stormers in their 22 but the Stormers defence holds strong.

20.00: The Force suffer a heavy blow as Angus Cottrell comes on for Sam Wykes who has to be helped from the field with what seems to be a leg injury.

23.00: News from the sideline is that Wykes has injured his ankle. The Force have a scrum just inside their half.

26.00: The scrums are struggling to complete so there are lots of resets.

27.00: Kobus van Wyk goes in to a ruck and injures his knee. He has to be helped from the field and is replaced by Huw Jones.

31.00: The Force are mixing it up now. They are using the boot and running at the Stormers keeping them pinned back in their 22.

32.00: The Force try and go wide with Nick Cummins on the wing but he is pushed into touch.

33.00: The Stormers win the ball from a scrum and Catrakilis kicks for touch but slices it. The Force have an attacking line out in the Stormers 22. They win the line out but its a mess.

36.00: Penalty in front of the posts from the scrum to the Force. Kitshoff collapsing. Burton lines up the kick and he nails it.

39.00: Nizaam Carr enjoys a run but is stopped short of the line. The Stormers recycle but can’t get over the line.

40.00: The siren goes and Alby Mathewson kicks the ball into touch.

The half time score was Force 6 Stormers 10

The Force kick off and we are underway with the second half.

41.00: The Stormers (Catrakilis kicks the ball into touch).

42.00: Schalk Burger shows some quick ball handling skills but then the ball is knocked forward. Ian Pior comes on and Alby Mathewson comes off.

45.00: The Force go through the phases on attack. After 6 pheases they get into the Stormers 22. They make ground quickly once they are in an Kyle Godwin goes for the corner but is taken into touch. We go back for a high tackle penalty.

47.00: Luke Burton takes the penalty kick and hits the post. The Stormers catch it and take it in goal. The Force get a 5m scrum.

48.00: The Force win the scrum but the Stormers wrestle the ball from them and they kick for touch.

49.00: The Force are starting to look dangerous. They create an overlap twice but handling lets them down and they can’t get the ball out in time.

50.00: The Stormers turn the ball over and kick for touch but don’t get it and the Force counter attack.

53.00: The Stormers get on the front foot and work the ball into the Force’s 22. They knock on.

57.00: Nick Cummins enjoys a run down the wing but is caught and the ball goes into touch.

59.00: The Force go through 7 phases on attack but then the Stormers turn the ball over and kick it into touch.

60.00: Groon comes on and Coleman is on.

64.00: The Force continue to bang away at the Stormers. They have spent most of this half trying to get through. The Stormers win a penalty for not releasing. They kick for touch.

68.00: There is a break in play for an injury to one of the Force players.

73.00: The Stormers grind the ball into the Force’s 22. They get to the 5m line and the Force have to defend through 12 phases. The Stormers win a penalty.

75.00: The Force lose Luke Burton to the sin bin for cynical play. Kurt Coleman takes the penalty kick and nails it.

77.00: The Force have the ball on the attack again in the Stormers 22. They get to the 5m line.

78.00: Penalty on the 5m line to the Force. They choose the scrum.

79.00: The Force pack down, they win the scrum and move the ball to the backs but are interrupted so the Force have another penalty.

80.00: The siren sounds. The Force choose the scrum again. The Force win the scrum. They pick and go to the line. Mafi goes for the line but is stopped. They continue to go.

81.00: The Force have driven over the line. The ref says he thinks they were held up but we go to the TMO. No try. Held up. Full time.

The full time score is Force 6 (6) Stormers 13 (10)


Tries –
Pen – L.Burton 2
Con –
Drop –
Cards -L.Burton (75th min yellow)

Tries – Penalty Try
Pen – D.Catrakilis, K.Coleman
Con – D.Catrakilis
Drop –
Cards –

Match Officials
Referee: Mike Fraser
Assistant Ref 1:Andrew Lees
Assistant Ref 2:Will Houston
TMO : Ian Smith



1. Pekahou Cowan , 2. Nathan Charles , 3. Tetera Faulkner , 4. Sam Wykes (c) , 5. Adam Coleman , 6. Steve Mafi , 7. Chris Alcock , 8. Ben McCalman , 9. Alby Mathewson , 10. Sias Ebersohn , 11. Nick Cummins , 12. Luke Burton , 13. Kyle Godwin , 14. Luke Morahan , 15. Dane Haylett-Petty

Replacements : 16. Heath Tessmann , 17. Chris Heiberg , 18. Oliver Hoskins , 19. Ross Haylett-Petty , 20. Angus Cottrell , 21. Ian Prior , 22. Zack Holmes , 23. Marcel Brache


15. Cheslin Kolbe , 14. Kobus van Wyk , 13. Juan de Jongh (c) , 12. Damian de Allende , 11. Dillyn Leyds , 10. Demetri Catrakilis , 9. Louis Schreuder , 8. Nizaam Carr , 7. Schalk Burger (vc) , 6. Siya Kolisi , 5. Ruan Botha , 4. Eben Etzebeth , 3. Frans Malherbe , 2. Bongi Mbonambi , 1. Steven Kitshoff

Replacements: , 16. Scarra Ntubeni , 17. Ali Vermaak , 18. Vincent Koch , 19. Jean Kleyn , 20. Sikhumbuzo Notshe , 21. Nic Groom , 22. Kurt Coleman , 23. Huw Jones

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