DHL Stormers Continues South African Unbeaten Streak In URC


The DHL Stormers continued the South African winning streak over the past fourteen days when they beat Cardiff 47-03.

Although DHL Stormers dominated possession and territory from the word go, they made several unforced errors on their way to scoring tries. It was only in the fourth quarter that they managed to run away with the game scoring 3 of their 6 tries.

10:00 Jarrod Evans converted a penalty. (00-03)

16:08 Some great work by Leolin Zas with a chip kick, collected by Ruhan Nel who scored DHL Stormers' first try. (07-03)

20:00 Cardiff started like a house on fire dominating possession and territory. In the latter part of the 1st quarter, the game started to open up with the Stormers clawing their way back into contention.

32:33 A Warrick Gelant chip kick is fumbled by Cardiff, whereafter Leolin Zas collected the ball to score DHL Stormers' 2nd try. (12-03)

38:37 Manie Libbok scored the Stormers' 3rd try after some great interplay by Manie Libbok and Herschel Jantjies. (19-03)

40:00 The Stormers scored 3 tries in the opening 40 minutes of the game, however, not impressing at all.

60:00 The number of unforced errors by the Stormers has cost them several try-scoring opportunities. They are in complete control of this game and enjoyed possessional dominance.

60:49 Junior Pokemela scored the Stormers' 4th and bonus-point try. (26-03)

63:23 Evan Roos scored a brilliant individual try breaking through several tackles on his way to Cardiff's tryline. (33-03)

67:02 Rikus Pretorius scored another great try for the Stormers after brilliant handling and interplay by their backline. (40-03)

DHL Stormers: Tries: Ruhan Nel, Leolin Zas, Manie Libbok, Junior Pokomela, Evan Roos, Rikus Pretorius. Conversions: Manie Libbok (4), Tim Swiel.
Cardiff: Penalty: Jarrod Evans.


DHL Stormers: 15. Warrick Gelant, 14. Seabelo Senatla, 13. Ruhan Nel, 12. Damian Willemse, 11. Leolin Zas, 10. Manie Libbok, 9. Herschel Jantjies, 8. Evan Roos, 7. Hacjivah Dayimani, 6. Deon Fourie, 5. Marvin Orie, 4. Ernst van Rhyn, 3. Brok Harris, 2. Scarra Ntubeni, 1. Steven Kitshoff (c). Replacements: 16. Chad Solomon, 17. Ali Vermaak, 18. Neethling Fouche, 19. , 20. Junior Pokomela, 21. Paul de Wet, 22. Tim Swiel, 23. Rikus Pretorius.

Cardiff: 15. Matthew Morgan, 14. Jason Harries, 13. Max Llewellyn, 12. Ben Thomas, 11. Theo Cabango, 10. Jarrod Evans, 9. Lloyd Williams, 8. James Botham, 7. Ellis Jenkins, 6. Josh Turnbull (c), 5. Rory Thornton, 4. Matthew Screech, 3. Dmitri Arhip, 2. Kristian Dacey, 1. Corey Domachowski. Replacements: 16. Keiron Assiratti, 17. Brad Thyer, 18. Will Davies-King, 19. Teddy Williams, 20. Will Boyde, 21. Ellis Bevan, 22. Garyn Smith, 23. Hallam Amos.