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    DHL Stormers v Emirates Lions (Result)



    The Lions put the Stormers under pressure from the start and kept them in their own twenty-two.

    At first the Stormers defended well against the onslaught from the Lions but the power from Kwagga Smith was to much as the Lions scored the first try.

    The Stormers did manage to get some ball in hand and forced a penalty in the Lions twenty-two which Marias slotted over for their first points.

    The Stormers general was really bad, they were giving away more penalties than americans on Halloween and just could not put phases together.

    The Lions through their captain scored their second try and the lead of 14-3. The Stormers got 3 back with another penalty from Marais.

    The Stormers came out with their away strip in the second half but thing did not get any better with their play.

    There were just too many mistakes from both sides which made this hard to watch.

    The Stormers slotted three penalties over with the Lions with one which took the score to 17-12 after 64 minutes.

    The game seemed to go nowhere with the Stormers camping in the Lions twenty two and when the Lions got a yellow card it seems the Stormers may just steal this one.

    After many attempts they still could not put phases together and get over the Lions defence but in the 85 minute they had their last penalty and went for a scrum.

    Although the yellow card for Lions came back two minutes too early the Stormers got the ball out of the scrum with Jantjies getting over for the winning try.

    This secure the win for the Stormers with 19-17.

    This must have been the worst game we have seen in years but at the end the Stormers got the win even if it was against the run of play.

    The Lions only have themselves to blame keeping the Stormers in the game through giving away silly penalties.


    Stormers Stormers 19   17 Lions Lions

    Stormers 19 (6)

    Try: Herschel jantjies

    Conversion: SP Marais

    Penalties: Marais (4)

    Lions 17 (14)

    Tries: Kwagga Smith, Warren Whiteley

    Conversions: Elton Jantjies (2)

    Penalty: Jantjies


    Date Time League Season Full Time
    February 23, 2019 17:00 Super Rugby 2019 Vodacom Super Rugby 2019 80'


    DHL Newlands


    TeamLosing Bonus PointPenaltyTriesConversions4 TRY BPPointsOutcome


    19(6) - 17(14)295489'
        • 85'

          Lions have only themselves to blame, Stormers steal the win

        • 85'

          TRY TIME!! Stormers!! Finally they get the try through Jantjies

        • 66'

          Ag no man this is just poor rugby from both sides...

        • 61'

          Penalty Stormers and the lead now just 2

        • 40'

          Dankie tog, Stormers with black strip

        • 40'

          Yellow card for Ali Vermaak for second side entry on TMO recommendation

        • 33'

          Stormers giving away more penalties than the Americans given candy on Halloween

        • 30'

          Stormers just that bad

        • 20'

          TRY TIME!! Lions!!! Whiteley the man over this time

        • 12'

          That is just dumb play from Bongi, Stormers need to cut these penalties out if they want to win this game

        • 11'

          Stormers with some ball in hand and force a penalty...going for points...OVER!!! Stormers on the board

        • 5'

          Lions take the lead

        • 5'

          TRY TIME!! Lions!! Kwagga show his power

        • 2'

          Penalty first up for Lions and going for lineout

        • Lions come off a win Stormers a humiliation

        • Here we go, what will happen in this one?

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        1. Stormers risk their fans wrongly supporting the opposition with the crazy changes to the playing strips. Last week I got excited every time the Bulls broke through thinking it was the Stormers, this week the Stormers are in the red, white and black of the Lions and the Lions suddenly have a whole lot of Stormers blue. Why cant they be like the kiwi sides and the Sharks and stick with the playing colours their supporters know and wear to the game?

        2. How can you have a team like the Stormers with so many Springboks playing so poor…Serious problems with this franchise

        3. @Ruggaworld: Don’t know, but if the Bok 7 cannot hold on to the ball, then that is not the coach. If a lock cannot catch a fokken mick-off, then that is not the coach. Bunch of slapgat losers – may e they are just gatvol of Stormers environment.