Richard Ferguson

Super Rugby 2012 – Highlanders (6) vs Stormers (21) F/T


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Stormers, Super Rugby on 7 Apr 2012 at 08:00
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The Highlanders host the Stormers in a top of the table clash to get us started this Saturday morning, only to have us wait until this afternoon for the next clash. Both teams will come into this match confident of a victory, but only one will prevail.

The Highlanders lost their unbeaten tag two weeks ago, but hit back last week with a good win over the Rebels, making it look easy in the second half. They are another team battling with flyhalf injuries, with Colin Slade not available, with Chris Noakes having to do duty in the pivot role.

The Stormers are the only unbeaten team left in the competition, and will be confident of coming out of this match with that record still intact. They come off a tough encounter with the Bulls, and the confidence from winning could carry into a good start to their four week tour.

Highlanders: 15 Ben Smith, 14 Kade Poki, 13 Tamati Ellison, 12 Shaun Treeby, 11 Hosea Gear, 10 Chris Noakes, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Nasi Manu, 7 Adam Thomson, 6 James Haskell, 5 Jarrad Hoeata, 4 Josh Bekhuis, 3 Chris King, 2 Andrew Hore, 1 Jamie Mackintosh (c)

Replacements: 16 Jason Rutledge, 17 Ma’afu Fia, 18 Culum Retallick, 19 Doug Tietjens, 20 Jimmy Cowan, 21 Buxton Popoali’i, 22 Phil Burleigh.

Stormers: 15. Joe Pietersen , 14. Gio Aplon , 13. Juan de Jongh , 12. Jean De Villiers (C) , 11. Bryan Habana , 10. Peter Grant , 9. Dewaldt Duvenage , 8. Duane Vermeulen , 7. Rynhardt Elstadt , 6. Siya Kolisi , 5. Andries Bekker (VC) , 4. Eben Etzebeth , 3. Frans Malherbe , 2. Tiaan Liebenberg , 1. Steven Kitshoff

Reserves: 16. Deon Fourie , 17. Brok Harris , 18. De Kock Steenkamp , 19. Nic Koster , 20. Louis Schreuder , 21. Burton Francis , 22. Gerhard van den Heever


50 Comments

  • Landers by 2.

  • Comment 1, posted at 07.04.12 09:18:45 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Highlanders by 12.

  • Comment 2, posted at 07.04.12 09:22:33 by siorc Reply

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  • Otago Highlanders . . . We Know the Game ! 😈

  • Comment 3, posted at 07.04.12 09:23:00 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Highlanders 0 – 3 Stormers

    Pietersen penalty

    6 min

  • Comment 4, posted at 07.04.12 09:41:40 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Look at that.
    Stormers under pressure in their own 22 . . . in stead of trying to concede possession by setting up rucks they kick the ball away!
    Why didn`t we think of that? 👿

  • Comment 5, posted at 07.04.12 09:44:45 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Habana should have looked for support there but no! 🙄

  • Comment 6, posted at 07.04.12 09:45:00 by Ben Reply
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  • I detect sarcasm :mrgreen:

  • Comment 7, posted at 07.04.12 09:47:49 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Gio Aplon scored a good try from a JdV grubber. Not converted.

    Landers hit back with a penalty.

    Landers 3 – 8 Stormers

    17 minutes

  • Comment 8, posted at 07.04.12 09:53:24 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Landers pivot Noakes missing two kicks at goal so far..

  • Comment 9, posted at 07.04.12 10:04:49 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 9) : good morning, going a bid slow or is it only the fishing that’s slow

  • Comment 10, posted at 07.04.12 10:08:12 by Franshark Reply
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  • Joe Pietersen try..

    Converted as well..

    Landers 3 – 15 Stormers

    33 minutes

  • Comment 11, posted at 07.04.12 10:11:16 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 10) :

    Morning!

  • Comment 12, posted at 07.04.12 10:12:26 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 11) : My FL captain for this round 😎

  • Comment 13, posted at 07.04.12 10:13:59 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 13) : And my 4th try overall 😛

  • Comment 14, posted at 07.04.12 10:15:01 by JarsonX Reply
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  • That Stormers try highlights everything that is wrong in Sharks rugby. With us, the quick ruck ball would have led to a penalty, turnover or the ball would have gone to Chadwick (or even worse Jannie) as first receiver.

  • Comment 15, posted at 07.04.12 10:15:18 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 13) :

    Well done brother!!

  • Comment 16, posted at 07.04.12 10:17:09 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 14) :

    I think I am on six:

    Wulf, Pietersen, Smith, 2 x Higginbotham and Aplon..

  • Comment 17, posted at 07.04.12 10:18:43 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 17) : 2 x Higgins, JPP and now Joe.

  • Comment 18, posted at 07.04.12 10:21:09 by JarsonX Reply
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  • rhineshark
    This is a Stormers match thread. Let’s please try to keep it that way! 😈

    Howzit Rich? 😉

  • Comment 19, posted at 07.04.12 10:21:30 by wpw Reply
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  • Landers 6 – 15 Stormers

    Half Time

  • Comment 20, posted at 07.04.12 10:22:13 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 18) : My ‘kicks’ sucks cause 2 of my halfbacks are injured 🙁

  • Comment 21, posted at 07.04.12 10:22:38 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 19) : 😆 Hey, the hurt still runs deep! If it’ll make you feel better, I made that comment with more than a little envy of your team.

  • Comment 22, posted at 07.04.12 10:23:28 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 19) :

    Hey Wes..

    How you doing? Happy Easter!

  • Comment 23, posted at 07.04.12 10:23:32 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 21) :

    I have Cruden with 4 kicks, thats it so far..

    Have to wait for Morne and Carter to kick some more tonight..

  • Comment 24, posted at 07.04.12 10:24:33 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Thanks Rich. I’m good man! 🙂

    No worries rhineshark. I’m just messin with ya.

  • Comment 25, posted at 07.04.12 10:26:29 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 25) :

    Good performance so far!

    Should be able to grind out a win here!

  • Comment 26, posted at 07.04.12 10:28:18 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 24) : I have Carter as well, but sadly not Morne. Though the Bulls would suck but got the Sharks instead 😈

  • Comment 27, posted at 07.04.12 10:28:59 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Aplom off with what looks like a groin injury.van den Heever on the park.

    Pietersen misses a penalty.

    Landers 6 – 15 Stormers

    44 minutes

  • Comment 28, posted at 07.04.12 10:32:59 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 27) :

    I had Weepu until two weeks ago, made a call that he will be kak and I can rather do with a half fit Carter..

  • Comment 29, posted at 07.04.12 10:33:48 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 29) : I traded Weepu for Grant, which is not much of an improvement….yet 😆

  • Comment 30, posted at 07.04.12 10:37:23 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 30) :

    Well Grant is now doing the kicking.. 😎

  • Comment 31, posted at 07.04.12 10:40:34 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Grant slots a penalty.

    Landers 6 – 18 Stormers

    52 minutes

  • Comment 32, posted at 07.04.12 10:41:32 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 31) : 😛

  • Comment 33, posted at 07.04.12 10:43:51 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Good for the Stormers in playing so well. Their defence really wears down and frustrates teams into making errors. They look like they are doing a good job of making this game look like an easy win.

    However, it is rather sickening to watch as a Sharks supporter… Kinda shows up what we are not doing.

    Sharks need a BIG shake-up.

  • Comment 34, posted at 07.04.12 10:49:25 by siorc Reply

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  • Seems to be a boring or maybe tight game.
    More or less 15mins remaining.

  • Comment 35, posted at 07.04.12 11:00:51 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Tiaan Liebenberg yellow carded.

  • Comment 36, posted at 07.04.12 11:02:42 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Penalty Stormers. Grant nails it.
    High 6 – 21 Storm
    72mins

  • Comment 37, posted at 07.04.12 11:09:31 by JarsonX Reply
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  • No LMS picks on this game 🙁 😈

  • Comment 38, posted at 07.04.12 11:14:20 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 38) : 😛

  • Comment 39, posted at 07.04.12 11:14:52 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Following SuperSLOWsport updates is worse than watching paint dry 🙄

  • Comment 40, posted at 07.04.12 11:18:07 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Fulltime
    Highlanders 6 – 21 Unbeatables

  • Comment 41, posted at 07.04.12 11:21:14 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 39) : Never fear, the next game will offer some excitement

    10 Picks for the Cheetahs

    GO LIONS!!!!!!

  • Comment 42, posted at 07.04.12 11:28:51 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Joe Pietersen must have got MOTM!! 🙂

  • Comment 43, posted at 07.04.12 11:29:41 by wpw Reply
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  • Good win for the Stormers. 1st game into their tour and against the top rated NZ team.

    Shows up our weak-hearted loss to the Waratahs when we blamed travel fatigue. Just a bit, wouldn’t you say?

  • Comment 44, posted at 07.04.12 11:30:44 by siorc Reply

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  • Well done Stormpies!!

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 42) : Yeah! Go Lions! 😛

  • Comment 46, posted at 07.04.12 11:36:39 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Well Done Stormers. A truly professional display.

  • Comment 47, posted at 07.04.12 11:45:33 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • These Stormers are good. Well done to them.

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 42) : 👿

  • Comment 49, posted at 07.04.12 12:19:36 by Franshark Reply
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  • Never saw the game. But WELL DONE STORMERS. So pleased a saffa side klapped the top of the conference kiwi side.

  • Comment 50, posted at 07.04.12 12:28:37 by Puma Reply

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