Stormers beat Lions in Johannesburg

Out of the last five Super Rugby matches between the Lions and the Stormers the Cape Town based Stormers have won five and the Lions one.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.

Elton Jantjies kicks off and we are underway. 

2.00: The Stormers win a penalty from the kick off and Demetri Catrakilis klcks for touch. 

3.00: Penalty to the Lions. Elton Jantjies will kick for posts. 

4.00; Jantjies slots the penalty and the Lions lead. 

8.00: The Lions hold on to the ball and roll the Stormers backwards. They use the high ball and the Stormers knock it forward. Lions scrum. 

10.00: Lions get a free kick for leading in at the scrum. They run the ball but lose it and the Stormers chip upfield. The Lions knock on. 

14.00: Penalty to the Lions for playing the ball on the ground. Jantjies kicks for touch. 

16.00: The Lions get the ball into the Stormers 22. Their attack is relentless and Warwick Tecklenburg finds a hole and goes over to score. TRY! 

17.00: Jantjies takes the conversion kick and nails it. 

22.00: The Stormers win a penalty and take it quickly by Juan de Jongh. They have the Lions on the back foot. Damian de Allende goes for the corner but the Lions hold him out. 

23.00: The Stormers keep the ball alive and move to the centre. Steven Kitshoff goes over so we go to the TMO to check the grounding. Inconclusive tv pictures so no try. 5m scrum. 

25.00: The Stormers scrap for the ball after a scrum and they drive over the line. We go to the TMO again to check. No try again. 

26.00: The Stormers have another 5m scrum. 

28.00: The Stormers continue to attack the Lions in their 22. The Lions are sucking it up but they concede a penalty. 

29.00: Catrakilis takes the shot at posts and nails it. 

32.00: The Lions win another penalty at the breakdown. They run the ball but Faf de Klerk passes the ball straight into touch. 

34.00: Penalty to the Stormers for obstruction. Catrakilis sneaks it in. 

37.00: Another penalty to the Stormers. Catrakilis takes the shot and nails it. 

39.00: Penalty to the Lions. Jantjies takes the kick and nails it. 

It’s half time. 

The half time score was Lions 13 Stormers 9

Catrakilis kicks off and we are underway with the second half. 

41.00: The Lions win a penalty after the kick off after Nic Groom knocks on. 

42.00: Jantjies takes the penalty kick and he nails it. 

45.00: Lionel Mapoe is caught offside so the Stormers have a penalty. Catrakilis will kick for posts. 

46.00: Catrakilis takes the penalty kick and nails it. 

49.00: The Lions are handling the pressure from the Stormers much better than they have in recent weeks against other teams. The Stormers use the maul and drive forward but the Lions drive it backwards. 

50.00: Nic Groom makes a break through the middle of the field but when he is caught the Lions turn the ball over and kick upfield. 

54.00:The Lions win a penalty so Elton Jantjies takes the kick. He lines it up and nails it.

59.00: The referee has to have a quick chat with the front rows as both teams have changed front rows. The scrum battles to complete. Stormers have the ball just inside their 22. 

60.00: The Stormers win a penalty from the scrum. Catrakilis will kick for touch. 

62.00; Cheslin Kolbe tries to clear the ball but the kick goes straight into touch. 

66.00: Penalty to the Stormers. Catrakilis takes the shot from well out and nails it. 

71.00: The Lions get another penalty so Ruan Combrinck has an attempt as its well out but he misses. 

75.00: The Stormers win a penalty. IT’s kickable but they go for the corner. 

76.00: The Stormers win the line out and they drive over the line and Siya Kolisi scores. TRY! 

77.0: Kurt Coleman slots the conversion and for the first time the Stormers lead. 

79.00: The Lions have an advantage and go for a drop goal but it misses. 

80.00: The siren sounds but the Lions play on and throw everything at the Stormers. 

83.00: The Lions go through 24 phases constantly attacking. The Stormers hold on. 

84.00: Penalty to the Lions for offside. They run the ball. They go wide and Howard Mnisi drops the ball as he goes over to win the match. We go back for another penalty. The Lions run it again. 

86.00: The Lions throw everything at the Stormers and just as they are about to get the overlap – Mnisi drops the ball again! 

Thats it. The Stormers win. 

The full time score is Lions 19 (13) Stormers 22 (9) 


Tries – W. Tecklenburg
Pen – E.Jantjies 4
Con – E.Jantjies
Drop –
Cards –

Tries – S.Kolisi
Pen – D.Catrakilis 5
Con – K.Coleman
Drop –
Cards –

Match Officials
Referee: Andrew Lees
Assistant Ref 1:Quinton Immelman
Assistant Ref 2:Stephan Geldenhuys
TMO :Marius Jonker



15. Andries Coetzee , 14. Ruan Combrinck , 13. Lionel Mapoe , 12. Harold Vorster , 11. Sampie Mastriet , 10. Elton Jantjies , 9. Faf de Klerk , 8. Warren Whiteley (c) , 7. Warwick Tecklenburg , 6. Jaco Kriel , 5. Martin Muller , 4. Franco Mostert , 3. Julian Redelinghuys , 2. Robbie Coetzee , 1. Schalk van der Merwe

Replacements : 16. Armand van der Merwe , 17. Corne Fourie , 18. Ruan Dreyer , 19. Robert Kruger , 20. Derick Minnie , 21. Ross Cronje , 22. Jaco van der Walt , 23. Howard Mnisi


15. Cheslin Kolbe , 14. Johnny Kotze , 13. Juan de Jongh (vice-captain) , 12. Damian de Allende , 11. Dillyn Leyds , 10. Demetri Catrakilis , 9. Nic Groom , 8. Duane Vermeulen (captain) , 7. Michael Rhodes , 6. Nizaam Carr , 5. Ruan Botha , 4. Jurie van Vuuren , 3. Vincent Koch , 2. Bongi Mbonambi (Super Rugby starting debut for the Stormers) , 1. Steven Kitshoff

Replacements: , 16. Scarra Ntubeni , 17. Oli Kebble , 18. Frans Malherbe , 19. Manuel Carizza , 20. Siya Kolisi , 21. Louis Schreuder , 22. Kurt Coleman , 23. Huw Jones

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