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Stormers (6) 19 / 26 (13) Sharks (Final Score)

The DHL Stormers hosted The Sharks in a Semi-Final of Super Rugby at Newlands, Cape Town at 17:00 SA Time.

This was the live match discussion Article.

The match was broadcast LIVE on SuperSport 1, SHD & M-Net on TV in SA.

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Scorers:

Stormers:

  • Penalties - Peter Grant (4)
  • Drop Goals – 0
  • Tries - Gio Aplon (1)
  • Conversions - Peter Grant (1)

Sharks:

  • Penalties - Frederic Michalak (2)
  • Drop Goals - Frederic Michalak (2)
  • Tries - Louis Ludik (1), JP Pietersen (1)
  • Conversions - Frederic Michalak (2)

Teams:

Stormers: 15 Joe Pietersen, 14 Gio Aplon, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Jean de Villiers (captain), 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Peter Grant, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Deon Fourie, 7 Rynhardt Elstadt, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 Andries Bekker, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Tiaan Liebenberg, 1 Steven Kitshoff.
Replacements: 16 Frans Malherbe, 17 Deon Carstens, 18 De Kock Steenkamp, 19 Don Armand, 20 Louis Schreuder, 21 Burton Francis, 22 Gerhard van den Heever.

Sharks: 15 Louis Ludik, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Tim Whitehead, 12 Meyer Bosman, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Frederic Michalak, 9 Charl McLeod, 8 Ryan Kankowski, 7 Marcell Coetzee, 6 Keegan Daniel (captain), 5 Anton Bresler, 4 Willem Alberts, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.
Replacements: 16 Craig Burden, 17 Wiehahn Herbst, 18 Steven Sykes, 19 Jean Deysel, 20 Jacques Botes, 21 Odwa Ndungane, 22 Riaan Viljoen.

Date: Saturday 28 July
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
Kick-off: 17:00 SA Time (15: 00 GMT)
Expected weather: Partly cloudy with a moderate south-easterly wind. High of 19 low of 9
Referee: Steve Walsh
Assistant referees: Jaco Peyper, Marius Jonker
TMO: Shaun Veldsman

262 Responses to Super Rugby: Semi-Final – DHL Stormers vs The Sharks – Live Game Article

  • 251

    Congrats to the Sharks who were clearly the superior side at Newlands today. My side looked and played as if out of their depth and reality they were.

    That’s not to say that the Stormers did not have a wonderful season. They performed above all expectations. Not the finished article yet, but that will come.

    Go Sharks!

  • 252

    I watched the game with great friends , Sharkkie…. let me just end with this, I said the Stormers will lose when someone scores more tries than them.

    Sadly they did not score enough.

    Sharks for coming, I honestly think that it was the best Sharks year , but sadly by next week it wil stil be one team fron SA to take it all the way… BULLLS

  • 253

    Super, please look at your post again.

    What does ‘Sharks for coming’ mean?

  • 254

    fender wrote:

    What does ‘Sharks for coming’ mean?

    Thanks ……. was missing
    sadly my dear WP maatjies go look in the mirror, your buying was sheet, maybe Rassie did mos(that scares the “dinges ” out of me , since he is with HM now trying his luck with the Boks. Sad how decent couches can be snookered my bad assistents. We said it all year , defense ONLY is not Rugby. When you were back to the wall looking for 2 scores , yes then you tried playing Rugby.
    Gary player said……..

  • 255

    SHARKS SHARKS SHARKS SHARKS SHARKS SHARKS

    WE DONE IT LIKE I THOUGHT WE WOULD.

    WELL DONE TO ALL THS SHARKS PLAYERS.

    AWESOME AWESOME. NOW for the long, long flight back to NZ.

    Honest when I read this week that every journo said only Stormers can win this tourney, I thought why not the Sharks???? WHY NOT I thought? So many many were against my Sharks. Why? We were playing the best rugby of our lifes for the past few weeks, so had no idea why none gave us a chance. The players have always said if they made the semi they would make the final. So why no-one give us a chance? Hope it came down to bite you okes on the bum….hehe. Man I am so PROUD OF MY TEAM. TRAVEL AND ALL WE ARE THERE. I wonder why the those journoes never ever gave the Sharks credit and said they could be the team to win it for SA????? WHY NOT? Because we have to travel? We are the only team to really be able to win this. Stormers were good, very good to win the conference, but really their game plan would ALWAYS cost them. They would never ever be able to beaat the Chiefs or Saders at home. Sorry that is being honest. Sharks have always been our best bet, but NOT ONE journo had given us the credit for it. Anyhow I don’t care my team are in the FINAL… HEEEHAAA. WE are there travel and all, like I said Sharks were there to win it not just for show. Next week it will be damn tough. The travel just might finally catch up with us, but heck we are there and we CAN win it.

    GO SHARKS… GO SHARKS… GO SHARKS… GO SHARKS…

    SO VERY PROUD OF MY TEAM. WORDS JUST CAN’T EXPRESS IT.

    WE ARE BLACK WE ARE WHITE WE ARE DYNAMITE!!!!!

    SHARKS FOR EVER.

    GOOD LUCK BOYS. JUST DO IT.

  • 256

    Super, you seem tired and confused.

    Sleep well…

  • 257

    @ fender:
    not my place to take any advantage now so YES i will sleep well and wish the Sharks well , History ??? .

  • 258

    Wow, what a game… congrats Sharks!

    Now go take the title IN New Zealand!

  • 259

    Wow, so nice to find a site without all the drama of KEO, and the misguided mongrels patrolling the blogs :-)

  • 260

    A belated congratulations Sharks a really strong end to turn the season around, achieving this in spite of all the travelling involved. It has turned out as expected at the start of the last round of league games – the team ending 6th overcame the travelling factor to take advantage of the less difficult (as expected then from potential opponents) path to the final. Will be excellent for Sharks and all their good fans to take the title next week.

  • 261

    255 @ Puma:
    Really good stuff for you mate, your post just shouts out your happiness . Not really sure why there was all the doubting regarding the Sharks, thought whoever secured the play off draw you did would get to the final, and if you win the final then that would be a BIG bonus, now that you’re there really hope for your sake your boys can do it. To be honest though from reading comments through the season on another site some of your fellow fans have not been as supportive as you during the season, quite a fickle bunch some of them, preseason all that could be read there was how good your players were including the youngsters etc, then by mid season according to them you were rubbish, “coaches didn’t have a clue should be chucked away, captain is rubbish doesn’t have the backing of his players, Kanko and Ludik are no good etc” it was a real strange thing to behold. Sharks got a good pack of forwards and with Freddie on good form not to mention the likes of Pietersen you should put up a good performance in the final, all the best man. Approve

  • 262

    Ek kan vokkel van die game se want ek het geslaap. Sal my leer om saam met Vrystaters te gaan drink.



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