during the SuperHero Sunday: Cell C Sharks and DHL Stormers at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. 19th January 2020 (Photo by Steve Haag Sports)

We expected some errors but we were impressed by the effort from both sides but at the end the Stormers edge out the Sharks with 21-19.

Stormers had a good start moving the ball around but the Sharks defence was up to what they threw at them first up.

A breakout almost resulted in in Petersen going down the line but Kolisi just could not found the winger. The Sharks were using Bosch boot well to get territory to start off with.

The Sharks showed off their power upfront and put a good drive in that setup an attacking lineout on the Stormers line. The Stormers defence was able to held them out but all the pressure stayed on them.

The Sharks had an attacking scrum and going to the blind-side Nkosi powered over for the try but TMO decided that there was separation between hand and ball and disallowed the try.

It was then the Stormers again that camped in the Sharks twenty two but brilliant defence kept them out on each attack the Stormers launched at them.

From a great forward drive the gab opened in the Sharks defence and Jantjies found the biggest gab to go in for the first try of the match.

This gave the Stormers a 7-0 lead.

From a scrum in their own half the Sharks forced a penalty and a quick take and kick down field found the try-scoring machine Mapimpi to get the Sharks on the board.

The Stormers still had a 7-5 lead after 34 minutes. This was also the halftime score.

The Sharks had a opportunity to took the lead when Fassi run through the Stormers defence to score a try but it was disallowed for a earlier obstruction by Ox.

The did get their try not long after with some great hands from the backs and Mapimpi with just too much speed out wide. This gave the Sharks the lead of 12-7 after 50 minutes.

The Stormers answer back with a brilliant read from Jantjies who intercept the ball to score his second try of the match.

This gave the Stormers the lead back at 14-12.

It was the Stormers to score next when Masimla got his hands on a chip to extend the Stormers lead to 22-12.

This was short lived when the Sharks also got a chip over the Stormers back in and it was Louw that scored the try to make the scores 21-19.


Sharks – Tries: Makazole Mapimpi (2), Marius Louw

Conversions: Curwin Bosch, Boeta Chamberlain

Stormers – Tries: Herschel Jantjies (2), Godlen Masimla

Conversions: Damian Willemse (2), Jean-Luc Du Plessis


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