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    DHL Stormers v Crusaders (Result)




    It was a game that never stopped giving and only a TMO call prevented the Crusaders form winning this. At the end the Stormers got a penalty in the dying second to draw 19-all.

    It as a fast start from the Crusaders trying to play inside the Stormers half.

    The Stormers was up to the challenge and they found themselves in the Crusaders half with an lineout. Stander put the perfect pass to Kolisi who took the space and went over for the first try.

    This gave the home side a 7-0 lead early on.

    The Stormers had the better of the territory but it was vintage Crusaders defence on their line.

    With all the pressure coming from the home side penalties started to heap up Stander extended the lead to 10-0.

    The champions started to put the pressure on the Stormers and they got a few penalties to setup a lineout five meters out. It was an easy drive for them to get over for their first try.

    The Crusaders again putting huge pressure on the home side got an attacking scrum from which Richie Mo’unga put a cross kick to David Havili who ran over.

    This gave the Saders a 12-10 lead.

    The Stormers had to defend all they had to keep the Crusaders from scoring another try before the break but hold on to go into the break 12-10 behind.

    The Crusaders did not took long to get over the Stormers line when Richie Mo’unga shows his class again. This gave them a 19 point lead.

    The Stormers got some time in the Crusaders half and forced a penalty which Stander kicked over to reduce the lead to 19-13.

    The Stormers were able to keep the Crusaders in their own twenty two and again force a penalty which DU Plessis knocked over.

    This made it a three point game with the champions leading 19-16.

    The last five minutes produced some on the edges of your seat stuff with the Stormers lucky that the TMO came in to rule a brilliant try from Crusaders Reece as a forward pass.

    The rule clearly state that if the ball goes back out of the hand the ball is not forward but TMO ruled otherwise.

    This gave the Stormers a chance to get back into the Saders half and it was almost that Willemse scored but a penalty advantage gave the Stormers the chance to draw level with no time left.

    It was one of the best games we saw from the Stormers all year and they will be proud of the effort.


    Stormers Stormers 19   19 Crusaders Crusaders

    Stormers – Try: Kolisi. Conversion: Stander. Penalties: Stander (2), Du Plessis.
    Crusaders – Tries: Todd, Havili, Ennor. Conversions: Mo’Unga (2).

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    Date Time League Season Full Time
    May 18, 2019 17:00 Super Rugby 2019 Vodacom Super Rugby 2019 80'


    DHL Newlands


    TeamLosing Bonus PointPenaltyTriesConversions4 TRY BPPointsOutcome


    19 - 19Full Time
        • 80'

          OVER!!! and it is a draw.....

        • 79'

          Stormers going for points with minute to go

        • 75'

          NO TRY Forward pass

        • 67'

          Du Plessis kicking game is so poor...

        • 67'

          PSDT is having a much better game than what we have seen of late...good on the big man

        • 63'

          Du Plessis penalty makes it a three point game

        • 57'

          Such poor play form Stormers...when you do not go forward get the ball out

        • 43'

          TRY TIME!! Crusaders!!! what a try...Richie Mo’unga is a master at 10

        • 43'

          Handling errors gives ball back to Crusaders and they wil keep Stormers pin in their own half

        • 40'

          Stormers need to control ball if the want to win, they do not look good enough to keep the Saders out with their defence

        • 35'

          Saders take the lead

        • 35'

          TRY TIME!! Crusaders!!! That man Richie Mo’unga again with a cross kick and David Havili over

        • 33'

          Crusaders putting huge pressure on Stormers now

        • 28'

          TRY TIME!! Crusaders !!! Brilliant maul from the lineout

        • 24'

          Crusaders making a few errors we are not used to, that is from pressure the stormers put on them

        • 17'

          Stander with the penalty and Stormers lead now to 10

        • 16'

          Crusaders giving a few penalties away early on....

        • 14'

          Crusaders so good in defending their line, master class from the champions

        • 10'

          Stormers with all the pressure at the moment

        • 6'

          Great play from Stander as well in that try

        • 6'

          Penalty for Stormers from the scrum...


        1. That was one great half of rugby, Stormers with the early pressure and taking the lead but the Crusaders showing why they are the champion side for two years now. Great comeback and leading 12-10 at the break

        2. The forward pass ruled by TMO should not take away from a great effort from Stormers but they are lucky to get the draw, best game they played all year. At the end take your two points and run


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