Stormers and Lions draw in Cape Town

Out of the last six Super Rugby matches between the Cape Town based Stormers and the Johannesburg based Lions the Johannesburg side has won one match.

Match detail

We are waiting for the kick off. Duanne Vermeulen has been ruled out so Nizaam Carr will start at No.8, Michael Rhodes on the bench (No.20) and centre Juan de Jongh will take over the captaincy.

The Stormers kick off and we are underway. 

2.00: A frantic start from both sides sees the Stomers launch several attacks in the Lions half. 

3.00:The Lions scramble in defence and keep the Stormers out but they do concede a penalty. 

4.00: Catrakilis takes the penalty kick but he misses. 

6.00: The Stormers attack and Dillyn Lleyds almost goes over. The Stormers recycle and this time Nic Groom scores. TRY! 

7.00: Catrakilis takes the conversion kick and nails it. 

12.00: Penalty to the Lions from the scrum. The Lions kick for touch and the line out. 

15.00: Kurt Coleman comes on for Demetri Catrakilis. 

16.00: The Lions set up a maul in the Stormers 22. They drive over the line and Faf de Klerk snipes in the corner and scores. TRY! 

17.00: Elton Jantjies takes the conversion kick at his former ground and nails it. 

23.00: Both teams are trying to play a quick game and outpace the other. Catrakilis has failed his concussion test. 

26.00: The Stormers attack the Lions in their 22 but they concede a penalty as Siya Kolisi is caught playing a player without the ball. The Lions kick for touch. 

28.00: The Stormers move the ball through the hands across the face of the posts in the Lions 22. They go wide to Dillyn Leyds on the wing and he slips over to score. TRY !

29.00: Coleman takes the conversion kick but misses.  Alwyn Hollenbach comes off after taking a head knock. 

34.00: The Lions set up a line out in the Stormers 22 on the 5m line. The Lions drive over the line. The Lions celebrate the try but the TMO will decide. The TRY is awarded to Schalk van der Merwe.

35.00: Elton Jantjies takes the kick but misses. 

39.00: Penalty to the Stormers. Kurt Coleman lines up the posts. 

40.00: Coleman takes the kick but misses. Its half time. 

The half time score was Stormers 12 Lions 12

Elton Jantjies kicks off and the second half is underway. 

43.00: The Lions overthrow their line out – and its skew – so there will be a scrum. 

44.00: Penalty for off the ball stuff from the Stormers. The Lions kick for touch and the line out. 

46.00: The Lions work the ball up to the Stormers tryline. They get close to the line but the Stormers press them back to their 22. Schalk Burger has taken a knock which holds the game up. 

47.00: Attendance is at 33171. 

48.00: Juan de Jongh loses the ball in the tackle so the Lions have a scrum on their 22m line. 

52.00: Cheslin Kolbe breaks out down the wing, he passes out to Nizaam Carr who races in for the TRY. 

53.00: Kurt Coleman takes the conversion kick and nails it. 

57.00: The Stormers are awarded a penalty. They kick for touch and the line out. They set up the maul. The Stomers move the ball out and form a second maul which the Lions disrupt and get the put in. 

61.00: The Stormer try the drop goal but it misses. The Lions boot the ball back. 

65.00: Elton Jantjies comes off for the Stormers. Marnitz Boshoff comes off. 

69.00:The Lions work the ball into the Stormers 22. The Lions go through the phases but the Stormers hold them out. 

72.00: Penalty to the Lions. They kick for touch and the line out. 

73.00: The Lions send wave after wave of attack at the Stormers. The Stormers hold on. Steven Kitshoff is yellow carded. 

75.00: The Stormers can only defend. Its all the Lions. They win another penalty so they choose another line out. 

76.00: The Lions drive over the line and Malcolm Marx scores. TRY Boshoff slots the conversion.

80.00: The siren sonnds for full time. The Lions have the ball. 

81.00: The Lions gradually work the ball closer to the posts. Boshoff drops back for the drop goal as the Lions continue to press forward. Harold Vorster snipes down the wing but is just caught. The Lions continue to attack. 

82.00: The Lions lose the ball and the whistle goes. Its a draw. 

The full time score is Stormers 19 (12) Lions 19 (12)


Tries – N.Groom, D. Leyds, N.Carr
Pen –
Con – D.Catrakilis, K.Coleman
Drop –
Cards -S.Kitshoff (73rd min yellow)

Tries – Klerk, S.van der Merwe, M.Marx
Pen –
Con – E.Jantjies, M.Boshoff
Drop –
Cards –

Match Officials
Referee: Stuart Berry
Assistant Ref 1:Marius van der Westhuizen
Assistant Ref 2:Quinton Immelman
TMO :Marius Jonker



15. Cheslin Kolbe , 14. Dillyn Leyds , 13. Juan de Jongh (captain) , 12. Damian de Allende , 11. Seabelo Senatla , 10. Demetri Catrakilis , 9. Nic Groom , 8. Nizaam Carr   7. Siya Kolisi , 6. Schalk Burger , 5. Manuel Carizza , 4. Eben Etzebeth , 3. Frans Malherbe , 2. Bongi Mbonambi , 1. Steven Kitshoff

Replacements: 16. Michael Willemse , 17. Oli Kebble , 18. Vincent Koch , 19. Jean Kleyn , 20. Michael Rhodes , 21. Louis Schreuder , 22. Kurt Coleman , 23. Jaco Taute


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

Replacements : 16. Malcolm Marx , 17. Corne Fourie , 18. Ruan Dreyer , 19. Robert Kruger , 20. Kwagga Smith , 21. Dillon Smit , 22. Marnitz Boshoff , 23. Howard Mnisi

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