Stormers win epic match against Chiefs


Newlands was electric on Saturday when the Stormers showed so much guts in beating the Chiefs 34-26.

It was a brilliant game from start to finish with both teams giving it all and trying everything to get over the other line.

The Stormers had one of their best matches that we saw for a very long time and deserved the win.

The Stormers started well in the match playing in the right areas of the field and forced a great attack lineout in the Chiefs twenty two.

From the lineout they kept it close and Notshe at the end with a great run down the line to score the first try of the macth and a lead of 7-0.

The Chiefs started playing a bit more with the ball and Wiese got a yellow card for playing a man without the ball.

The Chiefs got a penalty which ws there first points on the board when Cruden slotted it over to reduce the Stormers lead to 8-3.

The Chiefs then turned it on from within their own twenty two with great hands and scored their first try to take the lead 10-7.

The Stormers put one phase after another and at the end Kolisi was the man over for their second try as the Chiefs defence could not hold them out giving them a 14-10.

The Stormers was kicking allot of ball to the Chiefs deep and paid the price for poor defensive structures when the Chiefs scored their second try to take the lead 18-14

With halftime looming the Stormers had a last change with an attacking scrum which they took and du Preez with a string run went over the line to take the lead at halftime 24-18.

The second half started where the two teams left the first half and the Stormers scored one of the tries of the season so far when Leyds made a incredible pass to SP Marais to score for the Stromers.

The Chiefs did hit back with a try of their own to make the score 34-26 after 61 minutes.

The intensity was absolutly incredible with both teams playing some great rugby.

The Chiefs were putting allot of pressure on the Stormers line with 10 minutes to go.

The Stormers shown character throughout that final 10 minutes keeping the Chiefs out with what one just can call absolutly brilliant defence.

The Stormers stays unbeaten this year and handed the Chiefs their first loss of the season.

The scorers:

For Stormers:
Notshe, Kolisi, Marais, Du Preez
Cons: Du Preez 4
Pens: Marais 2

For Chiefs:
 Pulu 2, Lowe
Cons: Cruden
Pens: Cruden 2, McKenzie

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  1. Well Robbie was talking the talk… and he’s walked the walk… will have to watch this… excellent result…

  2. Ysterbet and PSDT the finest lock pairing in world rugby, bar none.

    And they say the South Africans got no talent – do me a favour and stop talking kak. This nation should be no 1 or v close to it, anything else is a blatant waste of natural talent and potential.

    Leyds must get callup. Thought he was playing center and looked like a v good finisher. Sounds like he now playing fullback.

  3. I think people who gets exited watching paint dry in NH club rugby, should not watch this game – for health reasons!!!

  4. @Bekke:

    Leyds the guy that whose position is wing? Yeah right…

    For all the ‘flash’… he has no kicking game and is poor in positional defence.

    Coetzee, SP Marais are the current form 15’s… and I’m tipping Combrink for a look-see…

  5. Was great to see the Stormers have learned from last year and made some much needed changes.

    I said after he Cheetahs result that the real test was still to come and the guys proved that they really are a much improved team from last year. Thing is, with them being in the NZ part of African conference, these types of heroics will be required most weekends. Even if they falter along the way (which is definitely possible with their NZ road trip coming up), they still have gone some way towards regaining some respect.

    Kudos to Fleck for making the required changes after his road trip in the second half of last year. Lots have been said about the change Feeney made this year, but Dobson has also made a huge difference since he came in concentrating on the breakdown play. But all in all, Fleck identified the shortcomings along with Smal and they drew up a plan to counter it.

    As for the calls that this or that player is best in their position, we should really stop that. This was clearly a team effort and these are clearly playing for the team and each other.

  6. Seeing that that SP Marias try with ridiculous Leyds offload was started by Cheslin Kolbe, I would like to state that I really enjoy the heart that guy is playing with. His tackle of the Cheetahs number 8 last week and his general play this week speaks volumes of the size of his heart. If only some of our bigger players could play with half the motivation the little guys plays with, we would be way better off in SA.

  7. I like what Fleck has done, he has finally started coaching the team to play like he did. No doubt the bringing in of the NZ skills coach is also showing on the field.

    Someone should nudge AC and show him what can be done when you have loads of talent and a team working towards the same goal. I said when the Strmers were written off before the Bulls game, that with the talent the Stormers have, when they get it right, it would be difficult to stop them. It was always a matter of when rather than If.

  8. So the Chiefs got Flecked in Snoektown Wish I could have been at the game. Great comeback after last year’s disastrous playoff game and even more noteworthy is the achievement of being the first foreign team to beat any NZ team this season and this in round 7!

  9. Quite a drum-roll in the comment section for Bunny’s upcoming Stormers piece.
    Will praise for The Robby Fleck be flourishing….
    I have my suspicions.
    Lets see if they are borne out.