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    DHL Stormers v Highlanders (Result)



    The Stormers played a great game on Saturday to beat the Highlanders with 34-22 on Saturday.

    They had a mindset change playing a much better attacking style and scoring four tries as well.

    Was a fast start from both sides trying to play with the ball but 50/50 passes just did not stick for both sides.

    The game was very loose to start off with which did not help as well.

    The Highlanders had a good opportunity down the line with Naholo speeding to the line just to see the ball knocked on again.

    Senatla got over the line from a kick by De Allende but after a look by TMO it was found that he was in front of the kicker.

    The Highlanders started to play more closer to the rucks and forced some penalties agains the home side.

    The Highlanders were first with points on the board when they kicked a penalty from the halfway line but was quickly counter after Senatla broke through to send Jantjies over for the first try.

    This gave the Stormers a 7-3 lead after 19 minutes.

    The Stormers found them in the Highlanders twenty again and forced a penalty to extend the lead to 10-3.

    The Highlanders was reduced to 14 players when  Matt Faddes did a tip tackle on De Allende and count himself lucky not to get a red.

    It was the captain Kolisi that got the Stormers second try through some brilliant play to extend their lead to 17-3.

    De Allende had a great first half dominating play everytime he had hands on the ball as the Stormers took a 17-3 lead at the break.

    The Highlanders were first to score in the second half with Thomkinson crashing over after a drive form the lineout.

    This reduce the lead to 17-10.

    It was Leyds with a beautiful dummy and break to send Wiese over for the Stormers third try and a lead of 24-10.

    DU Plessis who came on for Stander got a penalty over to extend the lead again for the home side to 27-10.

    With the game again getting loose the Highlanders showed some nice skill and hands to get Naholo over for another try. This reduce the lead to only 27-15 with 11 minutes to go.

    The Stormers hit back immediately with De Allende breaking through the Highlanders line with Du Plessis at the end after a ruck close to the Highlanders line.

    This gave the Stormers a good 34-15 lead with 9 to go.

    The Highlanders got a try after the hooter but it did not matter much as they will be going away without any points.

    The Stormers with the win but without a bonus point which could haunt them at the end.


    Stormers Stormers  34 22  Highlanders Highlanders

    Stormers: Tries: Herschel Jantjies, Siya Kolisi, Cobus Wiese, Jean-Luc du Plessis Conversions: Josh Stander (3), Jean-Luc du Plessis Penalties: Josh Stander, Jean-Luc du Plessis

    Highlanders: Tries: Patelesio Tomkinson, Waisake Naholo,  Conversions: Marty Banks (2) Penalties: Marty Banks


    Date Time League Season Full Time
    May 25, 2019 15:00 Super Rugby 2019 Vodacom Super Rugby 2019 80'


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    TeamLosing Bonus PointPenaltyTriesConversions4 TRY BPPointsOutcome


    34 - 22216951'
        • 80'

          TRY TIME!! Highlanders!!! as they end the game on a high but no points

        • 79'

          Highlanders over...but held up

        • 74'

          Chad Solomon rather

        • Chad Soloman makes his debut with his Dad on the side proud moment74

        • 70'

          TRY TIME!! Stormers!! Du Plessis the man over but made by a great break again from De Allende

        • 67'

          TRY TIME!! Highlanders!! some great hands by the NZ players....Naholo the man over

        • 62'

          Stormers with a penalty again and they going for points again, Du Plessis kick...OVER!!!

        • 58'

          Standers kick.....just short

        • 57'

          Stormers get the penalties now as well, going for points from the halfway line...

        • 55'

          TRY TIME!! Stormers!!! Leyds with a brilliant break and Wiese getting over for the try

        • 50'

          TRY TIME!! Highlanders!! Thomkinson over

        • 50'

          Highlanders now back in the Stormers twenty two with attacking lineout

        • 47'

          Referee miss knee to the head

        • 47'

          NO TRY

        • 47'

          TRY TIME!! Senatla!!! TMO to check

        • 47'

          Highlanders making some ordinary errors which keeps them pinned in their own half

        • 44'

          Stormers back on attack in the twenty two with line

        • 44'

          Really hope the Stormers is not going into kick and pray mode now

        • 42'

          The Highlanders off to a good start putting all the pressure on the Stormers

        • 39'

          Kolisi off and Notche on

        • 34'

          TRY TIME!! Stormers!!!! The captain over for the second try

        • 27'

          Yellow card to Matt Faddes for tip tackle

        • 27'

          Tip Tackle TMO to have a look

        • 27'

          Banks may be trouble here

        • 24'

          After a quick take the Highlanders did not go back ten meters and the Stormers gets another penalty and going for points...OVER!!

        • 23'

          Jantjies again with a snipping run and force a penalty

        • 19'

          TRY STANDS!! Stormers go in the lead

        • 19'

          TRY TIME!! Stormers!!! Senatla with the break to Jantjies ...TMO again coming in

        • 17'

          Highlanders going for points from penalty about 50 meters out......OVER!!

        • 17'

          Highlanders keeping the ball closer now to play which force some penalties against the Stormers

        • 14'

          TRY NOT ALLOWED!! Senatla centimetres in front of the ball

        • 14'

          TRY TIME!! Stormers!!! Senatla over from De Allende kick ahead TMO to check

        • 12'

          Some really ordinary mistakes from both sides really

        • 11'

          Great exit from Stander to take the home side away from their line

        • 10'

          The beautiful site of Naholo down the line ended up again with a knock on close to the line.

        • 7'

          Stormers with most of the attack but passes not sticking at the moment.

        • 4'

          Stormers trying to make the game faster

        • 4'

          Some 50/50 passes from the Stormers which is not working

        • And we off Stormers v Highlanders

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        1. Stormers with a good lead at the break and it looks if Kolisi is just nursing his knee, hopefully nothing serious