Reds 13, Stormers 23

April 20, 2012
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The Stormers recorded their first loss in the campaign last week against the Crusaders, and it will be a tough ask to bounce back against the defending champions at home.

Recent results:
2011:
Reds won 19-6, Cape Town
2010: Reds won 16-13, Brisbane
2009: Stormers won 27-24, Cape Town
2008: Stormers won 34-16, Brisbane
2007: Stormers won 37-24, Cape Town

Teams:

Reds: 15 Luke Morahan, 14 Rod Davies, 13 Ben Tapuai, 12 Mike Harris, 11 Dom Shipperley, 10 Sam Lane, 9 Will Genia, 8 Radike Samo, 7 Beau Robinson, 6 Scott Higginbotham, 5 James Horwill (captain), 4 Rob Simmons, 3 James Slipper, 2 James Hanson, 1 Ben Daley.
Replacements: 16 Albert Anae, 17 Greg Holmes, 18 Van Humphries, 19 Jake Schatz, 20 Liam Gill, 21 Ben Lucas, 22 Nick Frisby.

Stormers: 15 Joe Pietersen, 14 Gerhard van den Heever, 13 Bryan Habana, 12 Juan de Jongh, 11 Gio Aplon, 10 Peter Grant, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Duane Vermeulen (captain), 7 Rynhardt Elstadt, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 De Kock Steenkamp, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Tiaan Liebenberg, 1 Steven Kitshoff
Replacements: 16 Deon Fourie, 17 Frans Malherbe, 18 Nick Koster, 19 Nizaam Carr, 20 Louis Schreuder, 21 Burton Francis, 22 JP du Plessis.

Referee: Steve Walsh (Australia)
Assistant referees: Angus Gardner (Australia), Rohan Hoffman (Australia)
TMO: Steve Lesczcynski (Australia)

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36 Comments

  1. avatar Boertjie says:
    April 20th, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Go the Breezes!
    :beer:

  2. avatar Deon says:
    April 20th, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Go Stormers

  3. avatar Cosa die BLOUBOK says:
    April 20th, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Sterkte, stormpies.

  4. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    April 20th, 2012 at 11:46 am

    any radio station that has this game on internet radio?

    Or at least keep the scores coming ;-)

  5. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    April 20th, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Have a hedge bet on the reds! Go Stormers!!

  6. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    April 20th, 2012 at 11:50 am

    nevermind – watching on my iphone via JTV ;-)

    :wave: for technology!

  7. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    April 20th, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Try APLON!! :support:

  8. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    April 20th, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    2 Red backs injured already? Did I hear that correctly?

  9. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    April 20th, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Reply to JT_BOKBEFOK! @ 12:00 pm:

    Yep Sam Lane… then 13… big trouble for them with a 5/2 split…

    Very good side this Stormer’s team from forwards to backs…

    Doubt we’ll get this bet JT… and I tipped the Reds… but I’m going for the Stormers…

  10. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    April 20th, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    3rd missed PK… costing the Reds big time… Stormers in cruise-control with the Reds back to being rubble with all their injuries!

    Try Stormers from a length of the field counter from the missed PK!

  11. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    April 20th, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 12:02 pm:

    Same here – no problem in being wrong on this game ;-)

  12. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    April 20th, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    Hehe… Radike Samo at 12… ouch!

  13. avatar Boertjie says:
    April 20th, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Stormers losing 3-4 lineouts
    :Rule 9:

    Looking good.
    I like this Kolisi on the charge -
    he knows how to do it.

  14. avatar Boertjie says:
    April 20th, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    HT 17-3

  15. avatar Deon says:
    April 20th, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Are the Stormers good or the Reds just that shit?

  16. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    April 20th, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    Reply to Deon @ 12:35 pm:

    I guess losing your 10 and 12 will have an impact to your play – especially defensive line with a flanker in at 12!?

    Defense as you know is not all about tackling… :whistling:

  17. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    April 20th, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Geez these Reds are throwing away the game… fumble over the line… missed 3 PK’s…

  18. avatar Cosa die BLOUBOK says:
    April 20th, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Weak link in Stormers backline is De Jong.

  19. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    April 20th, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Reply to Cosa die BLOUBOK @ 12:46 pm:

    De Jong made their first try with a huge hit to turn the ball over… then broke the line on that counter… and then off-loaded to Aplon for the try… I disagree…

  20. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    April 20th, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    I cannot understand why teams don’t try and pick-n-go more against the Stormer’s at pace… they don’t commit any players to the breakdown at all…

    Only way through imo…

  21. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    April 20th, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Gifted try by Fourie… Horwill couldn’t believe it…

  22. avatar Boertjie says:
    April 20th, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Not as convincing as I would
    have liked.
    Got creamed in the lineouts -
    even gave away a try! – and
    the scrums.

  23. avatar Boertjie says:
    April 20th, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Reply to bryce_in_oz @ 12:55 pm:

    Jip – pic-and-go, combined with
    playing it wide quickly. That
    threatens any defence. Stormers
    were so bad in the lineouts Reds
    could have kicked more balls out.

  24. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    April 20th, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    at least I got the Stormers score right :-)
    2 points for me :wave:

  25. avatar Deon says:
    April 20th, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    I expected a tighter game, but now I get a feeling that the Stormers didnt even get out 2nd gear. Stormers should have creamed them. Reds played exactly the same gameplan as last year in CT. Difference is the Stormers ran it back tonight. McKensie better be careful. The mob is going to start sharpening their knives if they dont make the playoffs.

    Seems everyone is waiting for Cooper to return. What if they dont staft winning then

  26. avatar Bekke says:
    April 20th, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    JT – PLEASE give me tips on whatching over iPhone!! I’m in UK

  27. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    April 20th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Reply to Bekke @ 2:23 pm:

    download the APP (JTV) justin.tv and then some games are streamed by “rugga gamer”

  28. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    April 20th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Reply to Deon @ 1:52 pm:

    Cooper, Ione, Anthony Faingaa, Sai Faingaa… the list goes on and they’ve only just received Lucas and Harris back and lost another two… yet to play the same midfield for more than a game as it goes… but they look shockers all the same…

    McKenzie is being promoted to DOR next year with Graham from Force coming in so he’s safe (and rumoured to be next in line when Deans’ contract is up next year)…

  29. avatar Bekke says:
    April 20th, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Thanks JT – will try!

  30. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    April 20th, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Reply to Bekke @ 2:43 pm:

    Note: not all games are streamed here – only now and then and I was pretty lucky today with the stormers game.

    I listen to most games on radio at work using Radiobox on my iphone.

  31. avatar Boertjie says:
    April 20th, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Reply to Bekke @ 2:43 pm:

    If all else fails:
    Rugby365 runs live commentary on their site.
    Not as good as Dawie used to on RW.
    :wink:

  32. avatar Bekke says:
    April 20th, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Thanks, I use TuneInRadio on iPhone to listen to radio over wi-fi, but will now at least be able to try and search for video as well.

  33. avatar out wide says:
    April 20th, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Missed the game – nowhere is there any mention of how Habs went at #13?

  34. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    April 21st, 2012 at 12:38 am

    Reply to out wide @ 11:11 pm:jip I also missed the game, also wondering onhabs game in midfield

  35. avatar Deon says:
    April 21st, 2012 at 3:47 am

    Reply to out wide @ 11:11 pm:
    Reply to Jacques(Bunny) @ 12:38 am:

    I dont think he had a bad game, but thinking back on the game, there were moments afkop hoender sprang to mind.

    Aplon reminded me of Pieter Rossouw at stages. Popping up in attack unexpected at the right times. IMO a better 11 than 14

  36. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    April 21st, 2012 at 4:23 am

    Reply to out wide @ 11:11 pm:

    Slotted in really well… particularly the first half… with the Stormer’s game-plan it’s more like the old JW where there is more counter-attack than any backline set moves and he was excellent in chasing ball, putting in some big hits and had some nice off-loads on attack… no real quality ball though from his inside… more game-plan than any inability from his 12…

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