SR: Cell C Sharks 18, DHL Stormers 22

May 31, 2014
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The Sharks are not the current Super Rugby log-leaders for nothing. They displayed their championship credentials with a clean sweep on the New Zealand leg of their tour.

And they are up against a Stormers outfit with almost an entire team sidelined through injuries – players like Tiaan Liebenberg, Schalk Burger, Siyabonga Ntubeni, Eben Etzebeth, Steven Kitshoff and Jean de Villiers, to name but a few.

However, the biggest threat to the visitors is not so much their extensive injury list, but rather the quality of the players the Sharks will field.

Stormers coach Allister Coetzee admitted the Sharks’ historic and dramatic win over the Crusaders in Christchurch a fortnight ago says a lot about their character and state of mind.
 


Recent results:
2013: Stormers won 22-15, Cape Town
2013: Sharks won 12-6, Durban
2012: Sharks won 26-19, Cape Town (semifinal)
2012: Sharks won 25-20, Durban
2012: Stormers won 15-12, Cape Town
2011: Stormers won 32-12, Cape Town
2011: Stormers won 16-6, Durban

Teams:

Sharks: 15 SP Marais, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Sibusiso Sithole, 12 Paul Jordaan, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Francois Steyn, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Willem Alberts, 7 Lubabalo Mtembu, 6 Marcell Coetzee, 5 Stephan Lewies, 4 Etienne Oosthuizen, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis (captain), 1 Tendai Mtawarira.
Replacements: 16 Kyle Cooper, 17 Dale Chadwick, 18 Lourens Adriaanse, 19 Ryan Kankowski, 20 Keegan Daniel, 21 Charl McLeod, 22 Tim Swiel, 23 Heimar Williams.

Stormers: 15 Jaco Taute, 14 Cheslin Kolbe, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Sailosi Tagicakibau, 10 Kurt Coleman, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Duane Vermeulen (captain), 7 Siya Kolisi, 6 Nizaam Carr, 5 Ruan Botha, 4 Michael Rhodes, 3 Pat Cilliers, 2 Stephan Coetzee, 1 Alistair Vermaak.
Replacements: 16 Michael Willemse, 17 Sithembiso Sithole, 18 Martin Dreyer, 19 Jean Kleyn, 20 Manuel Carizza, 21 Dylon Frylinck, 22 Demetri Catrakilis, 23 Peter Grant.

Referee: Jaco Peyper
Assistant referees: Stuart Berry, Stefan Breytenbach
TMO: Johan Greeff

Source: Rugby365

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49 Comments

  1. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    May 31st, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    I can not believe i am saying this but GO SHARKS!!!!!

  2. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    May 31st, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    Boshoff Man of the Match in the Lions win over the Bulls

  3. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    May 31st, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    Here we go

  4. avatar Christo (Vetgesmeerde Blits) says:
    May 31st, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Haha, poor Jaques Botes caught in only his underpants as supersport cameras cross over too changeroom.

  5. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    May 31st, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Sharks looks full of running and get penalty which Steyn will kick for points

  6. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    May 31st, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    Sharks take lead 3-0

  7. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    May 31st, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    Stupid from Carr and deserve the yellow card

  8. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    May 31st, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Stormers on the board with a penalty of their own

  9. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    May 31st, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Sharks lead 6-3 after 22 min

  10. avatar Christo (Vetgesmeerde Blits) says:
    May 31st, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    What happened to Gary van Aswegen? Thought he was being groomed to become Stormers first choice flyhalf.
    See Cheetahs is looking to buy him.

  11. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    May 31st, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Stormers level the score with another penalty 6 all

  12. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    May 31st, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    @Christo (Vetgesmeerde Blits): I think he is injured

  13. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    May 31st, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    Sharks take lead again with a penalty from Steyn….9-6

  14. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    May 31st, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Why is games in Durban so boring???

  15. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    May 31st, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Coleman kicks another penalty and scores are level again 9 all

  16. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    May 31st, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Sharks score the first try !!!!

    Sharks lead at half time 16-9

  17. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    May 31st, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Why teh Sharks don’t play their attacking game i don’t know

  18. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    May 31st, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Stormers gets penalty and Sharks now lead 16-12

  19. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    May 31st, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Steyn with penalty and Sharks lead now 19-12

  20. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    May 31st, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    Stormers with penalty and Sharks now lead 19-15

  21. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    May 31st, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Coetzee gets a yellow

  22. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    May 31st, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    Sharks lead 19-18 after a penalty

  23. avatar Cheetah Glory says:
    May 31st, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    hope stormers foks up ’14 man’ sharks

  24. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    May 31st, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    @Cheetah Glory: No energy in this game tonight

  25. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    May 31st, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Two misses from Frans in the last 10 min…

  26. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    May 31st, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Drop gaol Jaco and Stormers win !!!!

  27. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    May 31st, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    This was the only game i had right in my Superbru :)

  28. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    May 31st, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Stormers win 22-18

  29. avatar Cheetah Glory says:
    May 31st, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    lekker kak die sharks se skaakspan!

  30. avatar Cheetah Glory says:
    May 31st, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    death to pragmatism in rugby

  31. avatar Bekke says:
    May 31st, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Waar is daai “rugbykenner” wat beweer het die Stormers gaan op hulle moer kry???

  32. avatar Cheetah Glory says:
    May 31st, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    been watching both games (sharks and leinster) and must say we are just so bloody boring ass its not funny. The only reason we still anywhere is because for 4 months of a season the guys up here play in horrible conditions.

    This ‘lets not lose’ bullocks is killing our rugby, but you guys will not listen…

  33. avatar Bekke says:
    May 31st, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    Yip, en booooooring bulls is los voor. Sharks / Stormers was uiters swak, maar ek wil nog sien of daai pierewaaiers up north die fisiese tackles sal kan vat soos ons manne week na week.

  34. avatar Boertjie says:
    May 31st, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    @Jacques(Bunny):

    “Why is games in Durban so boring???”

    Because it’s the home ground of the Guppies
    and Jake White.

  35. avatar Boertjie says:
    May 31st, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    @Bekke:

    Sy naam is Timeo.

    Hy wag vir die volgende bestelling
    humble pie.

    :wave:

  36. avatar Boertjie says:
    May 31st, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    The signs were there in the way the
    Guppies lost to the Brumbies and
    struggled to beat the low-lying Blues.

    Outside of their forwards, they have
    no strategy of attack. And if the
    forwards are tamed – this time by
    a rookie pack – they lose.

    :whistling:

  37. avatar Bekke says:
    May 31st, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    These were worse than rookies – some Stormers have not even played Vodacom cup yet! But maybe that is exactly it: Nobody has yet taught them that you are just supposed to kick everything away.

  38. avatar Cheetah Glory says:
    May 31st, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    @Bekke:

    exactly. these rookies need very quickly to learn the chess game we call rugby thesedays. Stupid fools to go out and play to win!

  39. avatar Cheetah Glory says:
    May 31st, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    we have too many ‘reputations’ in our game. ‘strong man’ this and ‘yster’ that and ‘solid’ he and ‘consistent’ him.

    Thats how you end up with a Callie Visagie in a country that has a Burden and a Fourie.

    Meyer went out on a limb with Willie. Surely he cannot risk another ‘risk’ player?

  40. avatar Timeo says:
    May 31st, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    @Boertjie:

    Ouch
    :)

  41. avatar DavidS says:
    June 1st, 2014 at 12:28 am

    @Bekke:

    Jis maar jy kan kak praat…

    Soen jy jou ma met daai bek?

    Bekke is 'n aap

  42. avatar Bekke says:
    June 1st, 2014 at 12:46 am

    Ek is nie van jou country nie Dawie – ek soen eerder my vrou!

  43. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    June 1st, 2014 at 2:40 am

    Absolute brain fart that by McLeod… game was done and dusted before he hacked that away…

  44. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    June 1st, 2014 at 9:14 am

    @bryce_in_oz: Agree, their was no reason to kick the ball down field.

  45. avatar Boertjie says:
    June 1st, 2014 at 11:44 am

    Same mistake Tina made in that S15 final
    vs the Bulls, when Habana stole the winning
    try.

    Some people never learn from history.
    :weed:

  46. avatar Boertjie says:
    June 1st, 2014 at 11:45 am

    PS. I’m missing DUIWEL with a sore heart.

  47. avatar DavidS says:
    June 1st, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    @Bekke:

    So die poster is dan van jou vrou…

  48. avatar DavidS says:
    June 1st, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    @Boertjie:

    Is okay ek sal vir jou uithelp met Duiwel se antwoord

    Tina

    110 kgs of solid shit

  49. avatar Boertjie says:
    June 1st, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    DUIWEL is a sore loser
    Njê-njê-njê-njêêê

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