Angus Gardner is today's referee. He is assisted by Mike Fraser and William Houston. Meanwhile, George Ayoub is the TMO.
Pieter-Steph du Toit and SP Marais are back from injury for the Stormers. Chris van Zyl drops to the bench to accommodate the former, who will line up alongside last weekend's man of the match, JD Schickerling. Kobus van Dyk starts at flanker. Dillyn Leyds moves to the wing to accommodate Marais, while JJ Engelbrecht replaces EW Viljoen at outside centre and Seabelo Senatla gets a rest.
Lock pairing Rob Simmons and Tom Staniforth make their Waratahs debuts, along with outside centre Lalakai Foketi and left wing Curtis Rona. Michael Hooper captains the side from flanker.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this Super Rugby clash as the Waratahs host the Stormers at Allianz Stadium in Sydney.
Willemse kicks off for the Stormers and the game is underway.
Rhule looks to speed through the defence after a dummy. However, he is tackled and can?t execute the offload.
The Waratahs go for the kick and chase on the left. It?s Beale racing after the ball, but Leyds gets there in time to jostle him away before he can ground.
Both teams are showing attacking intent early on in this game.
The Stormers win their lineout 10 metres into their own half and the maul is set up. From there, the Waratahs are penalised for collapsing.
The Stormers attack goes to waste as Carr strays offside before they put ball to boot.
The Waratahs nearly get away on the right, but de Allende tackles.
The referee?s ruling: it was a deliberate knock-on, but there wasn?t a linebreak opportunity. Penalty Waratahs.
The referee has gone upstairs to look for a potential deliberate knock-on from Kolisi.
TRY, STORMERS, KITSHOFF! 3-5: Fantastic pressure from the kick-off leads to a Stormers attack. Rhule gets the ball out left and passes inside to Kitshoff, who scores his first Super Rugby try!
PENALTY, WARATAHS, FOLEY! 3-0: Foley puts the first points on the board.
CONVERSION, STORMERS, MARAIS! 3-7: Great kick from the full-back.
TRY, WARATAHS, FOLAU! 8-7: Folau does well to gather an airborne kick and runs all the way through for the try!
CONVERSION, AUSTRALIA, FOLEY! 10-7: Foley gets the lead back up to three.
The Stormers are on the attack again. Marais gets a fantastic offload away, but Gordon spots the danger and makes a try-saving tackle. The Stormers win a penalty after an advantage and look as if they are set to go for posts.
PENALTY, STORMERS, MARAIS! 10-10: Marais levels the scores from under the sticks.
Ryan knocks the ball on with the Waratahs on attack. The Stormers can relieve the pressure.
Willemse finds touch in Waratahs territory. The Australians look to go again from a quick throw.
The Waratahs put together a magnificent move. Foketi looks to pass to Beale, who has the try-line at his mercy. Leyds gets the hand on it to cut it out. Waratahs scrum.
TRY, WARATAHS, HOOPER! 15?10: The Stormers initially defend well, but are pushed into touch, leaving the Tahs with an attacking lineout. From there, they work it well and Hooper forces his way over!
CONVERSION, WARATAHS, FOLEY! 17-10: Yet again, the fly-half?s kick sails over.
The Waratahs are penalised just inside their own half for failing to release the ball. Marais sets up an attacking lineout with a good kick.
Du Toit takes from the lineout and the Stormers begin to work the ball through the phases.
TRY, STORMERS, VAN DYK! 17-15: van Dyk was able to ground on the right before going into touch!
The Stormers go for the kick over the top. Van Dyk gets on the end of it. Did he ground? We are going upstairs to see.
The Waratahs earn themselves the ball and a chance to clear, but a chargedown keeps the Stormers on the attack.
CONVERSION, STORMERS, MARAIS! 17-17: What a kick from Marais! He levels the scores.
The Stormers make a mess of their lineout inside Waratahs territory. The hosts are back on the ball now as the clock ticks down.
Gardner blows his whistle again and Foley gets us underway.
HALF-TIME: WARATAHS 17-17 STORMERS. The teams head into the break deadlocked at two converted tries and a penalty each. Kitshoff and van Dyk went over for the visitors, while Folau and Hooper scored the Tahs? tries.
TRY, WARATAHS, FITZPATRICK! 22-17: Rona does well to get the inside pass to Fitzpatrick before being pushed into touch and the hooker goes over!
CONVERSION, WARATAHS, FOLEY! 24-17: That?s a good kick from Foley. Both he and Marais have been on song today.
Whitehead, who has just come on, finds touch with a good kick.
Robertson is penalised at the scrum. The Stormers have a chance to set up an attacking lineout.
Hooper is warned about his side?s discipline right in front of their own try-line by Gardner. Another deliberate infringement will probably be a yellow card.
The Stormers look to force their way over, but they are held up. Gardner goes back for a penalty to the visitors for offside at the scrum.
The Waratahs are penalised again ? this time for collapsing the scrum. The pressure builds up. Robertson gets a talking to from Gardner.
TRY, STORMERS, MARAIS! 24-22: Following another scrum, Marais goes over right under the posts!
CONVERSION, STORMERS, MARAIS! 24-24: Marais converts his own try and the two sides are level again.
Carr charges down a kick, nearly leading to a Stormers chance. However, it doesn?t materialise. The Waratahs escape intact and keep the ball.
The Waratahs are penalised. Front row driving up is the call. The Stormers set up a lineout instead of going for the three points.
YELLOW CARD, WARATAHS, SIMMONS! Simmons is sin-binned for taking van Dyk out at the lineout. This could tip the balance of the game.
Beale?s pass behind his own try-line is cut out by de Allende, but he can?t hold on and knocks the ball on!
Du Toit is penalised for joining the ruck illegally. The Stormers attack comes to nothing.
The Waratahs go on attack and win the advantage. The ball is kicked through. Has Beale got that down for the try? The on-field decision is no try, but we are going up to Ayoub.
NO TRY! Leyds was able to prevent Beale from getting over. The Stormers survive, but we are going back for a Waratahs penalty. They will kick for poles.
PENALTY, WARATAHS, FOLEY! 27-24: Foley puts the 14-man Tahs in front!
The Waratahs are penalised for not rolling away. This is a chance for Marais to level the scores.
PENALTY, STORMERS, MARAIS! 27-27: Marais? kick is perfect. We?re at 27 points apiece and, once again, 15 men apiece. Holloway comes on to replace Simmons, though.
The Waratahs win a penalty for a deliberate knock down and kick the ball into the corner.
The Waratahs squander possession and the Stormers clear. It will be another attacking Tahs lineout.
Carr takes Hegarty out with no arms. Yet again, the Waratahs set up a lineout, which they win.
The Waratahs lose the ball forward on attack. Duvenage did well to force that.
It?s real end-to-end stuff here as both teams look to snatch this game late on.
The Waratahs work the ball through the phases, but a sloppy pass from Wells sees it go into touch.
FULL-TIME: WARATAHS 34-27 STORMERS. The Waratahs have clung on for a home win. The game hung in the balance right throughout. Having gone into the break level at 17-17, the teams were level at 27-27 until the clock ticked past 80 minutes and Hanigan scored the winning try.
TRY, WARATAHS, HANIGAN! 32-27: It all starts with an overthrow at the lineout. The Waratahs pile on the pressure and Hanigan powers through Rhule on the right before getting the ball down.
CONVERSION, WARATAHS, FOLEY! 34-27.