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Stormers lay down a marker

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Stormers on 16 Apr 2010 at 14:26
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The Stormers took a huge step towards the Super 14 play-off when they hammered last season’s finalists 15-49 in Hamilton and secured a bonus point victory.
Super 14.com reports that the result sees the Stormers take the top spot in the Super 14 with matches to come.
The Stormers completely outplayed the Chiefs in just about every facet of the game. They also outscored their opponents by six tries to two.
Over the last two weeks the Stormers have moved the ball around cosiderably more than they did when they were at home in Cape Town and this has added a very sharp edge on attack and taken nothing away from their defence.
After this complete performance the Stormers are quite possibly the team to beat in the Super 14.
Lock Andries Bekker and hooker Tiaan Liebenberg scored tries and helped set up several others.
Liebenberg scored the third and Bekker the fifth of the Stormers’ six tries as the South African side overwhelmed last year’s finalists to move into first place with a 7-2 record and 33 points on the table.
Springboks winger Bryan Habana, with help from Bekker and Liebenberg, scored what may have been the try of the season in the 22nd minute when the ball passed through more than a dozen pairs of hands.
The try-scoring movement began with fullback Geo Aplon and spread across the field as center Jaque Fourie handled twice and Bekker and Liebenberg were involved before Habana scored near the left-hand corner.
Bekker also played a part in Liebenberg’s try in the 44th minute, then scored himself in the 62nd minute.
“I’m really proud of the boys,” Stormers captain Schalk Burger said.
“It’s really hard in this competition to go back to back so it’s really good to do it tonight.”
The Stormers have beaten the Blues and the Chiefs in successive matches in New Zealand and next face the Reds in Brisbane before returning to South Africa for the last three rounds of the season.
The Stormers took a 27-10 lead which increased with later tries to Sireli Naqelevuki, Bekker and replacement hooker Deon Fourie.
Fullback Tim Nanai-Williams scored a late try for the Chiefs.
Stormers flyhalf Peter Grant kicked eight out of 10 attempts for 19 points, building on last week’s performance when he kicked seven goals from seven attempts.
Final Score – Chiefs 15 Stormers 49


  • After this complete performance the Stormers are quite possibly the team to beat in the Super 14.

    I’m not one for heading to the hills and shouting the good tidings etc. but this comment may actually be correct.

  • Comment 1, posted at 16.04.10 14:32:25 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
  • Yeah Congrats Stormer fans! You have reason to start drinking early today.

    I already have my tickets for Stormers vs Bulls at Newlands . . . er despite having a niggling exam coming up in the next week . . .sigh

  • Comment 2, posted at 16.04.10 14:36:11 by Original Pierre Reply
    Original PierreSuper Rugby player
  • Woo hoo! So proud of my boys, what a great performance. Hope they can keep it up, some BIG games ahead.

  • Comment 3, posted at 16.04.10 14:53:00 by molly Reply
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  • Games to come for the Stormers

    Reds – Brisbane
    Crusaders – Newlands
    Sharks – Durban
    Bulls – Newlands

    Unfortunately the game against us looks like it is going to be the easiest of the 4.

    Well I suppose having so many Cheetahs in our side means we can do the same as the Cheetahs and derail their chances. :wink: :roll:

  • Comment 4, posted at 16.04.10 14:53:51 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 4) :

    Does it mean we will be subjected to some more idiotic drivel from Tank Lanning on how we should throw the game for the future of SA Rugby? :???:

  • Comment 5, posted at 16.04.10 14:54:26 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
  • congratulations stormers…the sharks must be shaking in their boots…

  • Comment 6, posted at 16.04.10 15:00:39 by Megatron Reply

    MegatronSuper Rugby player
  • @Megatron (Comment 6) :

    Blah Blah Blah :lol:

  • Comment 7, posted at 16.04.10 15:04:29 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
  • @Megatron (Comment 6) : glad that you can find some positives for you :lol:

  • Comment 8, posted at 16.04.10 15:28:13 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 6) : the crusaders too?? :twisted:

  • Comment 9, posted at 16.04.10 15:37:30 by VanWilder Reply

    VanWilderCurrie Cup player
  • @Megatron (Comment 6) : :evil: :evil: :evil: :twisted:

  • Comment 10, posted at 16.04.10 15:37:30 by Chaz Reply

    ChazTeam captain
  • @VanWilder (Comment 9) : eeeeaaahhhh ;-)

  • Comment 11, posted at 16.04.10 15:38:04 by Chaz Reply

    ChazTeam captain
  • Well i’m guessing if sharks don’t make it to the semis :sad: then the top 2 for finals i think will be Bulls and Stormers they are playing fantastic rugby and it would be nice to see for the 2nd time that 2 SA teams go to the finals :mrgreen:

  • Comment 12, posted at 16.04.10 15:41:53 by Chaz Reply

    ChazTeam captain
  • Watched the highlights: awesome game by the Stormers – especially Bekker, Burger and Liebenbergh.

  • Comment 13, posted at 16.04.10 18:39:44 by Big Fish Reply
    Big FishAssistant coach

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