SR: DHL Stormers 24(19), Force 8(3)


The Western Force, in a rare occurrence, will take to the Newlands turf as favourite – looking to record only their second win over the Stormers at the iconic venue.

The Force’s only previous win at Newlands came in 2007. In fact the Force’s last win against the Stormers – home and away – was in 2010. The Force, enjoying their best-ever season, lost just once in their last eight outings – a Round 10 reverse against the Rebels in Melbourne.

Injuries have ravaged the Stormers, but they still do have enough class across the park to ensure the Force are cautious not to fall into a complacency trap.

Recent results
2012: Stormers won 17-3, Perth
2011: Stormers won 51-16, Cape Town
2010: Force won 16-15, Perth
2009: Stormers won 25-24, Cape Town
2008: Stormers won 32-16, Perth
2007: Force won 22-3, Cape Town


Stormers: 15 Jaco Taute, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Cheslin Kolbe, 10 Peter Grant, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Schalk Burger (captain), 6 Nizaam Carr, 5 Ruan Botha, 4 Michael Rhodes, 3 Pat Cilliers, 2 Deon Fourie, 1 Brok Harris.
Replacements: 16 Stephan Coetzee, 17 Alistair Vermaak, 18 Martin Dreyer, 19 Jean Kleyn, 20 Siya Kolisi, 21 Dylon Frylinck, 22 Kurt Coleman, 23 Michael van der Spuy.

Western Force: 15 Jayden Hayward, 14 Marcel Brache, 13 Chris Tuatara-Morrison, 12 Luke Burton, 11 Nick Cummins, 10 Sias Ebersohn, 9 Ian Prior, 8 Ben McCalman, 7 Matt Hodgson (captain), 6 Angus Cottrell, 5 Adam Coleman, 4 Sam Wykes, 3 Kieran Longbottom, 2 Nathan Charles, 1 Pek Cowan.
Replacements: 16 Heath Tessmann, 17 Tetera Faulkner, 18 Ollie Hoskins, 19 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 20 Brynard Stander, 21 Justin Turner, 22 Zack Holmes, 23 Patrick Dellit.

Referee: Chris Pollock (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Marius Jonker (South Africa), Quinton Immelman (South Africa)
TMO: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

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    May 17, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    Stormers with all the attack and should have had more points to show for it

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    May 17, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    Half time Stormers lead with two tries and a couple of penalties, dominate in all play should build on it but will they go and rest on their butts

    Stormers lead 17-3

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    May 17, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    Nice one WP!

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    May 17, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Stormers with a 3 try win and kept the Force from a bonus point which is greatr for the Bulls….

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    May 18, 2014 at 12:45 am

    So the Farts are still only that:


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