Richard Ferguson

Super Rugby 2012 – Stormers (19) vs Waratahs (13) F/T

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Stormers, Super Rugby on 19 May 2012 at 18:00
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Our final Saturday match takes us down to Newlands, where the injury ravaged Stormers take on the Waratahs, who start their two week tour in Cape Town before moving inland to Bloemfontein.

The Stormers are have selected new import Jebb Sinclair to start his first match, after making his debut early in the match last weekend, replacing the injured Nizaam Carr, while Don Armand is the only loose forward cover on the bench. The Stormers have to beat the Waratahs in order to stay in touch with the Bulls, who currently head up the SA conference, as well as the overall log.

The Waratahs do not really have anything to play for at this stage, except maybe a little pride as they are bobbing in mid table, neither coming nor going. They welcome back to the starting line up the impressive Bernard Foley, while Sarel Pretorius drops to the bench, being replaced by livewire Brendan McKibbin.

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

Substitutes: 16. Deon Fourie, 17. Frans Malherbe, 18. De Kock Steenkamp, 19. Don Armand, 20. Louis Schreuder, 21. Burton Francis, 22. Gerhard van den Heever

Waratahs: 15. Bernard Foley, 14. Tom Kingston, 13. Rob Horne, 12. Adam Ashley-Cooper, 11. Atieli Pakalani, 10. Berrick Barnes, 9. Brendan McKibbin, 8. Dave Dennis, 7. Chris Alcock, 6. Rocky Elsom (c), 5. Sitaleki Timani, 4. Dean Mumm, 3. Sekope Kepu, 2. John Ulugia/Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1. Benn Robinson.

Res: 16. Josh Mann-Rea, 17. Jeremy Tilse, 18. Kane Douglas, 19. Jono Jenkins, 20. Wycliff Palu, 21. Sarel Pretorius, 22. Daniel Halangahu

Referee: Craig Joubert
Assistant Ref 1:Stuart Berry
Assistant Ref 2:Christie Du Preez
TMO : Shaun Veldsman


  • Tahs PK

  • Comment 1, posted at 19.05.12 19:22:35 by Die Kriek Reply
  • Pietersen over in the corner

    Stormers 5-3 Waratahs

  • Comment 2, posted at 19.05.12 19:28:41 by Die Kriek Reply
  • Conversion by Grant is missed

  • Comment 3, posted at 19.05.12 19:29:41 by Die Kriek Reply
  • Conversion missed

    Stormers 5-3 Tahs
    18 min

  • Comment 4, posted at 19.05.12 19:31:55 by Die Kriek Reply
  • Pietersen PK over

    Stormers 8-3 Tahs
    22 min

  • Comment 5, posted at 19.05.12 19:34:13 by Die Kriek Reply
  • @Die Kriek (Comment 2) : 4th FL try! 😎

  • Comment 6, posted at 19.05.12 19:39:30 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 6) : Would love a couple more tries (but this is the Stormers) and plenty more kicks (which are obtainable) 😛

  • Comment 7, posted at 19.05.12 19:42:02 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Stormers look like they’re trying to play more ‘pretty rugby’

    And it brings them try nr.2

    Liebenberg in the corner
    Stormers 13-3 Tahs

  • Comment 8, posted at 19.05.12 19:45:48 by Die Kriek Reply

  • Grant doesn’t have enough distance on the conversion

  • Comment 9, posted at 19.05.12 19:47:05 by Die Kriek Reply

  • Pietersen het sy Powerade gedrink
    Getting massive distance on his clearance kicks

  • Comment 10, posted at 19.05.12 19:50:00 by Die Kriek Reply

  • @JarsonX (Comment 122) :
    The commentating is shit today 🙄
    @JarsonX (Comment 136) :
    The standard of LIVE score updates is way below par 🙁

    I’ll take that as a compliment, big guy. 😎

  • Comment 11, posted at 19.05.12 19:51:31 by klempie Reply

  • 5 tries now, but the kickers aim is out 😛

  • Comment 12, posted at 19.05.12 19:51:52 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 11) : You were missed 😈

  • Comment 13, posted at 19.05.12 19:52:44 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 11) : Hope that isn’t aimed at my updates

  • Comment 14, posted at 19.05.12 19:54:12 by Die Kriek Reply

  • Grant gets a PK

    HT Stormers 16-3 Tahs

  • Comment 15, posted at 19.05.12 19:55:33 by Die Kriek Reply

  • @JarsonX (Comment 13) : Sorry, man. I was watching The Avengers (which was slightly underwhelming, I must say). Buddy didn’t want to catch the late show as his missus was at home alone. Won’t be able to do next week either as am in Port Shepstone for my gran’s 90th. Nice to be missed though. 😎

  • Comment 16, posted at 19.05.12 20:00:46 by klempie Reply

  • @Die Kriek (Comment 14) : Not at all man. Didn’t even know you had taken responsibility. I was just skimming over the Sharks-Cheetahs match blog after I got out of The Avengers and saw Jarson’s complaint. 😈

  • Comment 17, posted at 19.05.12 20:01:17 by klempie Reply

  • @klempie (Comment 17) : Just filling in for this game, I type too slowly for an exciting game, so a Stormers game is perfect for my debut

  • Comment 18, posted at 19.05.12 20:05:04 by Die Kriek Reply

  • Kickoff 2nd half

  • Comment 19, posted at 19.05.12 20:06:02 by Die Kriek Reply

  • @Die Kriek (Comment 18) : Baha! @ Stormers :mrgreen:

    Dunno why Rich didn’t step up to the plate. Was an away game so he wasn’t at the stadium. Thanks for the effort.

  • Comment 20, posted at 19.05.12 20:07:15 by klempie Reply

  • Horne scores for the Tahs
    McKibben converts

    Stormers 16-10 Tahs
    43 min

  • Comment 21, posted at 19.05.12 20:09:22 by Die Kriek Reply

  • So I just wanna ask, does it make any difference to the sharks contentions whether the stormers win or lose tonight?

  • Comment 22, posted at 19.05.12 20:11:38 by CapeShark Reply
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  • McKibben slots a PK

    Stormers 16-13 Tahs

    Stormers doing same as last week

  • Comment 23, posted at 19.05.12 20:13:49 by Die Kriek Reply

  • This may seem cynical, but I’m rooting for a Stormers loss here. If they don’t get any points then we can pass them next week!

  • Comment 24, posted at 19.05.12 20:14:11 by klempie Reply

  • PK over by Grant

    Stormers 19-13 Tahs
    49 min

  • Comment 25, posted at 19.05.12 20:15:35 by Die Kriek Reply

  • @CapeShark (Comment 22) : Yes and no, depends if you want to win the conference or keep the chasing pack at bay (and shame the Aussies in the process)

  • Comment 26, posted at 19.05.12 20:17:57 by Die Kriek Reply

  • @klempie (Comment 24) : well then, in that case, go waratahs! Sharks don’t deserve to overtake the Stormers but it just shows you what the bonus points (or lack thereof) can do for a team.

  • Comment 27, posted at 19.05.12 20:18:43 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 24) : I am torn on this one, I want the Sharks to pass the Stormers, but I do enjoy seeing the Aussies get beat

  • Comment 28, posted at 19.05.12 20:21:04 by Die Kriek Reply

  • @CapeShark (Comment 27) : If the Stormers lose here and next week to the Sharks, and if the Bulls don’t get any points against the Chiefs, then we’ll be RIGHT up there challenging for SA conference winner. That may let the Brumbies up into second though.

  • Comment 29, posted at 19.05.12 20:23:22 by klempie Reply

  • Kepu slaughters a try 5m out

  • Comment 30, posted at 19.05.12 20:25:35 by Die Kriek Reply

  • @Die Kriek (Comment 30) : And almost slaughtered Liebenberg in the process

  • Comment 31, posted at 19.05.12 20:31:27 by Die Kriek Reply

  • @klempie (Comment 29) : that scenario would have been outrageous 3 weeks ago. My, how things have changed… for the better!

  • Comment 32, posted at 19.05.12 20:31:36 by CapeShark Reply
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  • Shadow on for Pietersen. Sorry Jarson, no more FL points from him

  • Comment 33, posted at 19.05.12 20:33:10 by Die Kriek Reply

  • Super Sarel is on, and into the action almost immediately

  • Comment 34, posted at 19.05.12 20:34:43 by Die Kriek Reply

  • OK 10 minutes to go. if the waratahs can just pull back a try…

  • Comment 35, posted at 19.05.12 20:39:42 by CapeShark Reply
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  • Getting tense now, atm Tahs looking like they want it more

  • Comment 36, posted at 19.05.12 20:45:02 by Die Kriek Reply

  • Stormers into the Tahs 22m, only 2 min left

  • Comment 37, posted at 19.05.12 20:47:39 by Die Kriek Reply

  • Dean Mumm goes down and stays down, out cold! Ref stops the game immediately, doesn’t look good!

  • Comment 38, posted at 19.05.12 20:49:55 by Die Kriek Reply

  • Tahs holding on, and the Stormers just kick it out to end the ball game

    FT Stormers 19-13 Tahs

  • Comment 39, posted at 19.05.12 20:54:22 by Die Kriek Reply

  • @klempie (Comment 29) : So positief soos ^n AIDS toets. I laaik it ou broer :mrgreen:

  • Comment 40, posted at 19.05.12 20:56:21 by rhineshark Reply
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  • Why they didn’t try for the 3 points there is beyond me.

  • Comment 41, posted at 19.05.12 20:56:34 by Die Kriek Reply

  • And stormers take it. The sharks will receive no favours, and will have to make every 5 points count from now on.

  • Comment 42, posted at 19.05.12 20:58:24 by CapeShark Reply
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  • And that concludes our live(ish) coverage of tonights game. Hope you all had a pleasant experience, please leave your seats and trays in their upright positions and exit in an orderly fashion.


  • Comment 43, posted at 19.05.12 20:59:44 by Die Kriek Reply

  • do we have the attack to get through these boys? I’m worried… cos our indiscipline is going to kill us if we’re not scoring the tries.

  • Comment 44, posted at 19.05.12 21:01:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • Thanks Kriek. It was, er, most informative. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 45, posted at 19.05.12 21:04:20 by CapeShark Reply
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  • @CapeShark (Comment 45) : Was my first time

  • Comment 46, posted at 19.05.12 21:10:09 by Die Kriek Reply


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