Reds 13, Stormers 23

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:
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


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 on Reds 13, Stormers 23

  1. 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…

  2. 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!

  3. 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…

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

  5. 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

  6. 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)…

  7. 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.

  8. 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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