Stormers beat Blues in Cape Town

The Stormers will play their first their first home match of the 2015 Super Rugby season this weekend when they host the Blues at Newlands.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off.

Demetri Catrakilis kicks off and we are underway. 

1.00: The Crusaders kick the ball back to Catrakilis who knocks on in the Stormers half. Blues scrum. 

2.00: Scrum penalty to the Blues. Ihaia West lines up the kick from out wide. He nails it. Good kick. 

4.00: Penalty to the Stormers. Catrakilis takes the kick and he nails it leveling the scores. 

6.00: The Blues turn the ball over and attack. Ihaia West is tackled high by the Stormers so the Blues have a penalty. 

7.00: West lines up the kick as the Newlands crowd boo. He silences them by nailing the kick. Blues lead. 

8.00: Penalty to the Stormers. Catrakilis kicks for touch. 

9.00: The Stormers win the line out and use the maul. The Blues hold them out but they are pushed wide. The Stormers send the ball to the backs. Kotze goes for the line but is stopped. Nic Groom has another strike and scores. TRY! 

11.00: Catrakilis takes the conversion kick but misses by a distance. 

15.00: The Blues forward pack put the Stormers under pressure with a scrum but then it wheels and Steven Luatua comes in from the side and concedes a penalty. 

16.00: The Stormers kick for touch and the line out. The Blues defend the line out and kill off the Stormers attack. 

19.00: There is a break in play for an injury. The game resumes with a Stormers line out. 

21.00: The Stormers win the line out and go through the phases moving the ball from side to side. 10 phases. They continue. 

22.00; The Stormers enjoy a strong period of attack but then the Blues turn the ball over and run it all the way downfield before they get pushed into touch. 

23.00: The Stormers win the line out and kick for touch. The Blues win the line out and attack. They win a penalty but a fight breaks out which has to be stopped so the game is paused while the touchie comes in to report. The TV pictures are inconclusive but the touchie says he saw a punch which deserves a red card. Hayden Triggs is off! The Blues are shocked that it is a red card with no evidence. 

24.00 The Stormers kick for touch and the line out. They knock on. 

26.00: The Stormers scrum powers over the Blues – they have an extra man. The Stormers win a line out and try the maul but the Blues defend it. They move the ball wide and attack the line but the Blues keep them out.

31.00:The Stormers win a line out and attack the Blues in their half. They make ground but the Blues turn the ball over. They kick for touch. The Stormers take it quickly and have to attack from deep again. Groom takes a chip kick and finds touch in the corner. The Blues however kick the ball out on the other side sending the Stormers back upfield. 

34.00: The Stormers counter attack and Dillyn Leyds slices through the Blues defence and scores the second TRY! That came from nothing. 

35.00: Catrakilis adds the conversion. 

36.00: Rynhardt Elstadt goes down injured which holds up the game. He comes off and is replaced. 

37.00: The Blues try to play the ball but the Stormers turn it over. They press forward from the half way line and then Catrakilis kicks high and Johnny Kotze chases but knocks on. 

39.00: Penalty to the Stormers. 

40.00: Catrakilis lines up the kick and nails it. 

It’s half time. 

The half time score was Stormers 18 Blues 6

The Stormers kick off and we are underway. 

41.00: The Blues concede a penalty almost from the start for a late tackle. Catrakilis will kick for posts. He nails it. 

42.00: Penalty to the Blues for offside. West will kick for posts. 

43.00: West slots the penalty. 

47.00: Scrum penalty to the Stormers. They kick for touch. They win the line out but then concede a penalty. Scarra Ntubeni shoves a Blues player in the face in front of Ref Joubert but he just tells him to move away. The Blues kick for touch. 

49.00: The Blues go through the phases on attack and they slice through the Stormers defence. Charles Piutau slices through and passes to Luke Braid who passes to Jimmy Cowan who scores. TRY! 

51.00: West lines up the conversion and nails it. 

53.00: Penalty to the Stormers. Catrakilis takes the kick and nails it. Stormers lead by 8. 

56.00: The Stormers win a free kick for early jumping. The Stormers run the ball but Hamish Northcott is penalised for an intentional knock down. Catrakilis kicks for the corner. 

59.00: The Stormers knock on after a line out and maul so the Blues have a 5m scrum. They defend the scrum and kick for touch. 

60.00: The Stormers take the ball out so the Blues have a line out. 

61.00: The Blues try to attack but the Stormers are awarded a penalty. Catrakilis kicks for touch. 

64.00: Penalty to the Stormers. Catrakilis takes the shot at posts but misses. 

66.00: The Stormers early engage so the Blues have a penalty. West kicks for touch. 

69.00: Considering the Blues are down a man the Blues are doing well in this and the Stormers are making some strange decisions. Cheslin Kolbe kicks for touch and sets up a Blues attacking line out inside the Stormers half. 

70.00: The Stormers lose the ball forward at the line out. Blues scrum. 

71.00: The Blues attack and make ground in the Stormers 22. They put the Stormers under some pressure but then lose the ball and Kurt Coleman clears. 

72.00: The Stormers concede a penalty so the Blues kick for touch and the line out. 

73.00: The Blues win the line out and attack down the line but they knock on and the Stormers knock on too. 

75.00: Another penalty to the Stormers so they clear the ball into touch. They win the line out and run at the Blues. 

77.00: Penalty to the Stormers. Coleman takes the penalty kick and nails it. 

79.00: Another penalty to the Stormers. Coleman takes the kick but misses. 

Thats it. Full time. 

The full time score is Stormers 27 (18) Blues 16 (6)


Tries – N.Groom, D.Leyds
Pen – D. Catrakilis 4, K.Coleman
Con – D. Catrakilis 
Drop –
Cards –

Tries – J.Cowan
Pen – I.West 3
Con – I.West
Drop –
Cards -H.Triggs (24th min Red card)

Match Officials
Referee: Craig Joubert
Assistant Ref 1:Marius van der Westhuizen
Assistant Ref 2:Quinton Immelman
TMO : Shaun Veldsman



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) – 100th Super Rugby match , 7. Michael Rhodes , 6. Rynhardt Elstadt , 5. Ruan Botha , 4. Jurie van Vuuren , 3. Vincent Koch , 2. Scarra Ntubeni , 1. Steven Kitshoff

Replacements: 16. Bongi Mbonambi , 17. Oli Kebble , 18. Wilco Louw , 19. Siya Kolisi , 20. Nizaam Carr , 21. Louis Schreuder , 22. Kurt Coleman , 23. Huw Jones


1. Tony Woodcock , 2. James Parsons , 3. Angus Ta’avao , 4. Josh Bekhuis , 5. Hayden Triggs , 6. Steven Luatua , 7. Brendon O’Connor , 8. Jerome Kaino , 9. Jimmy Cowan , 10. Ihaia West , 11. Tevita Li , 12. Francis Saili , 13. Hamish Northcott , 14. Ben Lam , 15. Charles Piutau

Replacements : 16. Matt Moulds , 17. Ofa Tu’ungafasi , 18. Charlie Faumuina , 19. Patrick Tuipulotu , 20. Luke Braid , 21 Jamison Gibson-Park , 22. Dan Bowden , 23. Lolagi Visinia

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