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Stormers: Warrick Gelant, Sergeal Petersen, Ruhan Nel, Rikus Pretorius, Edwill van der Merwe, Manie Libbok, Paul de Wet, Leon Lyons, Scarra Ntubeni, Neethling Fouche, Ernst van Rhyn (captain), Salmaan Moerat, Deon Fourie, Willie Engelbrecht, Evan Roos. Replacements: Andre-Hugo Venter, Dian Bleuler, Sazi Sandi, Adre Smith, Nama Xaba, Stefan Ungerer, Tim Swiel, Juan de Jongh.
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Benetton: Andries Coetzee, Ratuva Tavuyara, Marco Zanon, Joaquin Riera, Monty Ioane, Tomas Albornoz, Dewaldt Duvenage (captain), Nahuel Chaparro, Gianmarco Lucchesi, Tiziano Pasquali, Niccolo Cannone, Carl Wegner, Manuel Zuliani, Michele Lamaro, Riccardo Favretto. Replacements: Gianmarco Nicotera, Federico Zani, Ivan Nemer, Federico Ruzza, Lorenzo Cannone, Callum Braley, Leonardo Marin, Tommaso Menoncello.
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Hello and welcome to our coverage of the United Rugby Championship match between the Stormers and Benetton from the Stadio Comunale di Monigo in Treviso, Italy.
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KICK-OFF: BENETTON 0-0 STORMERS
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TRY, STORMERS, PRETORIUS, 0-5: Pretorius gathers a deflected grubber kick from Gelant and completes the easiest of scores, with the bounce taking out the Benetton defenders.
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Benetton win a penalty but choose to set up a lineout inside the Stormers 22 rather than kicking for goal.
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Benetton lose their feet at the breakdown and the Stormers are awarded a relieving penalty.
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Benetton do take a shot at goal now but the kick from Albornoz hits the post and rebounds out. The Stormers are onto it and clear but Benetton will bring it back at them after the lineout.
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With one kick, Libbok puts the Stormers on the front foot, but they botch their lineout, and Bennetton clear up to halfway.
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A crawling penalty allows the Stormers to once again exit their 22. Neither side has been able to build attacking momentum so far but Benetton have shaded the balance of play despite trailing.
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TRY, BENETTON, LUCCHESI, 5-5: Hooker Lucchesi sprints in for an incredible try, great hands from Benetton.
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CONVERSION, BENETTON, ALBORNOZ, 7-5: Albornoz slots the kick to give Benetton the lead.
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The Stormers are struggling to get out of their half at the moment with Benetton keen to run it back at them.
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PENALTY, STORMERS, LIBBOK, 7-8: The Stormers get another penalty for crawling and this one in range for Libbok to slot and restore their lead.
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Gelant buys the Stormers a breather with a mark after Albornoz overcooked his effort at a hoist.
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Gelant finds space but a forward pass kills a promising Stormers attack on the Benetton 22.
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In the blink of an eye, Benetton are back on the attack but Ioane's little grubber hits Gelant and goes out in the Stormers 22.
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Xaba gets the Stormers out of trouble, getting over the ball as Benetton looked to be rolling towards their line.
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A reset scrum chews up some more time as we approach the break.
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Van der Merwe tries to get in behind the Benetton defence with a grubber but it rolls out just outside the hosts' 22.
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Xaba makes an impact again winning a penalty which Libbok will line up from the tee.
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PENALTY, STORMERS, LIBBOK, 7-11: Libbok strokes his kick through the uprights to make it 11-7 in the Stormers favour.
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HALF TIME: BENETTON 7-11 STORMERS
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RESTART: BENETTON 7-11 STORMERS: Albornoz kicks off deep and the Stormers win a penalty for blatant foul play.
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The Stormers have the feed for a scrum five metres from the Benetton line after a neat kick by Peterson was carried back.
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TRY, STORMERS, NEL, 7-16: A neat Stormers move and poor tackling allows Nel to score after collecting an offload from Pretorius.
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CONVERSION, STORMERS, LIBBOK, 7-18: Libbok slots from straight in front to make it an 11-point game.
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Benetton make a mess of a great attacking platform as Tavuyara gets isolated and De Wet turns it over.
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Sandi is immovable over the ball and kills another Benetton attack. The Stormers enjoyed that, while Benetton's heads dropped.
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Benetton march up towards the Stormers 22 for a lineout and another attacking opportunity thanks to a good penalty kick from Albornoz.
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Benetton seem to have gained the upper hand in the scrum but can't milk a penalty despite two good efforts.
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Benetton reject an opportunity to kick at goal, choosing to set up a lineout instead.
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CONVERSION, BENETTON, ALBORNOZ, 14-18: Albornoz makes no mistake from the tee and his team are back within a score.
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TRY, BENETTON, NEMER, 12-18: Nemer powers over after the lineout and the game is on.
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TRY, BENETTON, NEMER, 12-18: Nemer powers over after the lineout and the game is on.
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PENALTY, BENETTON, ALBORNOZ, 17-18: Albornoz slots a penalty after a soft infringement from the Stormers, and this is a one-point game.
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The Benetton scrum wins a crucial penalty.
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Albornoz misses his kick at goal, and the Stormers quickly clear up to halfway.
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TRY, BENETTON, MENONCELLO, 22-18: Menencello dives over in the corner to give Benetton the lead.
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Albornoz misses the conversion.
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Benetton win an important scrumtime penalty and they now have a chance to close this match out.
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Benetton keep coming asking the Stormers to make tackle after tackle.
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The Stormers have the scrum feed but are deep in their own 22 and running out of time.
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Pretorius loses the ball in contact and that might be the game.
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FULL TIME: BENETTON 22-18 STORMERS
Benetton
Stormers
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Tries
2
16' Lucchesi Gian...
59' Nemer Ivan
70' Menoncello To...
2' Pretorius Rikus
44' Nel Ruhan
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Conversions
1
17' Albornoz Tomas
60' Albornoz Tomas
45' Libbok Manie
1
Penalties
2
63' Albornoz Tomas
23' Libbok Manie
38' Libbok Manie
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Drop Goals
0
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
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Squad
15
Chaparro Nahuel T...
Lucchesi Gianmarco
Pasquali Tizano
Cannone Niccolo
Wegner Carl
Zuliani Manuel
Lamaro Michele
Favretto Riccardo
Duvenage Dewaldt
Albornoz Tomas
Ioane Monty
Riera Joaquin
Zanon Marco
Tavuyara Ratuva
Coetzee Andries
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Lyons Leon
Ntubeni Scarra
Fouche Johan Neet...
Van Rhyn Ernst
Meorat Salmaan
Fourie Deon Andre
Engelbrecht Willie
Roos Evan
De Wet Albertus Paul
Libbok Manie
Van Der Merwe Edwill
Pretorius Rikus
Nel Ruhan
Petersen Sergeal
Gelant Warrick
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Reserves
8
Nicotera Giacomo
Zani Federico
Nemer Ivan
Ruzza Federico
Braley Callum
Marin Leonardo
Menoncello Tommaso
Cannone Lorenzo
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Venter Andre-Hugo
Bleuler Dian
Sandi Sazi
Smith Adre
Xaba Kuyenzeka Kw...
Ungerer Stefan
Swiel Tim
de Jongh Juan