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The referee for today is Frank Murphy, and he will be assisted by Marius van der Westhuizen and Stephan Geldenhuys. Our TMO is Adam Jones.
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Edinburgh: 15 Henry Immelman, 14 Darcy Graham, 13 Mark Bennett, 12 James Lang, 11 Damien Hoyland, 10 Blair Kinghorn, 9 Ben Vellacott, 8 Nick Haining, 7 Hamish Watson, 6 Jamie Ritchie (co-captain), 5 Grant Gilchrist (co-captain), 4 Sam Skinner, 3 WP Nel, 2 Stuart McInally, 1 Pierre Schoeman. Replacements: 16 Dave Cherry, 17 Boan Venter, 18 Luan de Bruin, 19 Glen Young, 20 Ben Muncaster, 21 Henry Pyrgos, 22 Charlie Savala, 23 Chris Dean.
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Stormers: 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Suleiman Hartzenberg, 13 Dan du Plessis, 12 Damian Willemse, 11 Angelo Davids, 10 Manie Libbok, 9 Paul de Wet, 8 Evan Roos, 7 Hacjivah Dayimani, 6 Deon Fourie, 5 Marvin Orie (captain), 4 Salmaan Moerat, 3 Neethling Fouche, 2 Joseph Dweba, 1 Ali Vermaak. Replacements: 16 Andre-Hugo Venter, 17 Brok Harris, 18 Sazi Sandi, 19 Adre Smith, 20 Ernst van Rhyn, 21 Junior Pokomela, 22 Herschel Jantjies, 23 Sacha Mngomezulu.
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The teams have met twice in the United Rugby Championship. The Stormers won 28-17 at home last season, and they drew 20-20 in their first meeting the previous season.
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Edinburgh won their first match of the campaign 44-6 at home against the Dragons, but they were narrowly pipped 33-31 away to the Bulls last weekend.
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The Stormers began the defence of their United Rugby Championship title by winning their first match of the campaign last week. Playing at home, the Stormers smashed Connacht 38-15.
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The Stormers are in 6th spot on the log with five points from one match, just one spot behind Edinburgh, who have seven points from their two matches.
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Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the United Rugby Championship Clash between the Stormers and Edinburgh from the Cape Town Stadium in Cape Town.
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Kick-off! We are underway here at the Cape Town Stadium on a beautiful, sunny day.
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Edinburgh with a good set piece and two strong runs at the Stormers line, the visitors powerful and full of purpose, but the hosts' defence is strong.
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Kinghorn breaks the line with a storming run through rthe host defence and they're mauling inside the Stormers 22m… feed the ball out to the backline but the ref blows for a penalty for Edinburgh.
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PENALTY, EDINBURGH, KINGHORN; 0-3! Kinghorn slots the penalty from close range in front of the poles to open the scoring.
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Stormers with a good driving run into Edinburgh's 22 but they give away the penalty.
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Edinburgh with a good counter attack, kicking over the top but Blommetjies closes down the danger.
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Immelman with a high tackle on Blommetjies concedes a penalty to the Stormers inside their half.
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Good rucking by Edinburgh to turn the ball over and win the scrum between their 22 and the 10m line.
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Edinburgh with the penalty just inside the Stormers' 22, Kinghorn kicks it into the corner for an Edinburgh throw in a dangerous position…
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Edinburgh work through five phases then sling it wide to Immelman on the wing… Stormers defence strong, the visitors play it wide and Bennett is turned inside out trying to dot down in the corner. Very close, but his foot went into touch and Edinburgh have another penalty, which Kinghorn knocks into touch again.
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It's all Edinburgh pressuring the Stormers line, and the referee awards a scrum to the visitors.
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Edinburgh feed out the scrum, try for the scissor pass, but Libbok concedes another penalty with a defensive knock-on.
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YELLOW CARD, STORMERS, LIBBOK. The Stormers flyhalf hits the chair for his defensive knock-on. Unlucky, no malic involved.
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Edinburgh camped out in front of the Stormers line but they can't get through… ball sent down the line, tryline looks open… but it's knocked on. Penalty advantage and Edinburgh have the scrum right in front of the posts.
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Edinburgh with a ceaseless barrage on the Stormers line but the visitors just can't break through.
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TRY, EDINBURGH, SCHOEMAN; 0-8! The hosts pressure finally pays off as an extended maul finally sees Schoeman go over for the opening five-pointer.
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CONVERSION, EDINBURGH, KINGHORN; 0-10! Kinghorn slots the conversion from almost in front of poles.
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Lovely passing down the line from Edinburgh, first down the left and then back through the right before the Stormer break their possession down and win the penalty close to the halfway line.
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From the lineout the Stormers unleash heir full attacking intent, first the backline testing he Edinburgh defence before the forwards have a couple of crunching runs at the strong Scots line. Play breaks up with an Edinburgh foul, Stormers with the penalty inside the hosts' 22.
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SUBSTITUTION, STORMERS. Harris comes on for Vermaak. Libbok is also back from the bin.
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The Stormers sustained period of pressure breaks down and they concede possession to Edinburgh.
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TMO rules the referee to stay with his onfield decision, but the Stormers have the penalty in front of the posts, and Edinburgh lose their hooker for the foul.
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Superb break from the Stormers and Angelo Davids beats two men, is bundled over short of the line and the referee has asked the TMO to see if the Stormers man was able to dot the ball down.
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YELLOW CARD, EDINBURGH, MCINALLY; 0-10! The visitors' hooker hits the bin. Cherry is on for a temporary hooker substitution, with Haining making way.
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STORMERS 7-10 EDINBURGH. It' been all Edinburgh for most of the first half, but the Stormers wrestled their way back into the game in the last quarter, and their last-gasp goal offers the promise of a power-packed second half. Don't go away, we'll have the second half for you shortly.
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CONVERSION, STORMERS, LIBBOK; 7-10! Stormers close the gap with a nice conversion from Libbok, to the right of the posts.
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TRY, STORMERS, FOURIE; 5-10! Stormers on the board as Fourie breaks from the scrum and is over for the try to open the home side's account on the stroke of half time. Excellent response by the Stormers.
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Kick-off! We're underway with the second half.
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Stormers start with some great pressure, win a penalty inside the Edinburgh half and kick for the throw inside the 22.
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TRY, STORMERS, DWEBA; 12-10! Dweba peels off the ruck after feeding the lineout and bursts through two Edinburgh tackles to score on his Stormers debut. What a start from the champions!
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CONVERSION, STORMERS, LIBBOK; 14-10! The flyhalf makes no mistake his kick from the left side of the posts.
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Excellent pressure from the Stormers and they win a penalty just inside he Edinburgh half. Libbok points to the goalposts…
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PENALTY, STORMERS, LIBBOK; 17-10! the Stormers flyhalf nails his kick from a foot inside the halfway line, sending it through the post for the delight of the crowd.
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Edinburgh with some great driving rugby putting pressure on the Stormers.
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PENALTY, EDINBURGH, KINGHORN; 17-13. The visitors' flyhalf reduces the deficit.
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YELLOW CARD, STORMERS, ROOS. The Stormers forward is binned for a nasty tackle and pressing down on the opponent's neck with his forearm. Dangerous play.
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Stormers with the drive into the Edinburgh half, but their attack is broken down.
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Edinburgh with the scrum in the centre of the field.
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Edinburgh running the ball beautifully against the 14 men of the Stormers but they can't find a way to break through.
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Edinburgh pushing hard in the last few minutes of their man advantage but the Stormers are standing firm.
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The ref awards a penalty to the Stormers just short of the Edinburgh 22. Stormers take the kick.
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PENALTY, STORMERS, LIBBOK; 20-13! The flyhalf opens up a winning gap for the home side.
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Edinburgh pushing hard on attack but the Stormers are strong on defence.
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TRY, STORMERS, HARTZENBERG; 25-13! great intrception from inside his own 22, and the centre ran three-quarters of the length of the field to dot down under the posts.
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CONVERSION, STORMERS, LIBBOK; 27-13.
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Edinburgh throwing everything at the Stormers but nothing wants to stick. It's been a great comeback from the defending champions.
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RED CARD, STORMERS, SANDI.
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TRY, EDINBURGH, CHERRY; 27-18! reward for the visitors as Cherry is bundled over for a try.
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Kinghorn misses with a conversion that could have just kept his side in with a sniff in this match.
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CONVERSION, STORMERS, LIBBOK; 34-18! Libbok nails a tricky conversion from the right wing to pull the seal on a fantastic victory for the Stormers.
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TRY, STORMERS, HARTZENBERG; 32-18! Libbok draws the Edinburgh wing and releases Hartzenberg for his second try and a great victory for the home side.
Stormers
Stormers
Edinburgh
Edinburgh
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Tries
2
40' Fourie Deon A...
43' Dweba Joseph
67' Hartzenberg S...
80' Hartzenberg S...
28' Schoeman Pierre
76' Cherry Dave
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Conversions
1
40' Libbok Manie
44' Libbok Manie
68' Libbok Manie
80' Libbok Manie
29' Kinghorn Blair
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Penalties
2
49' Libbok Manie
65' Libbok Manie
7' Kinghorn Blair
52' Kinghorn Blair
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Drop Goals
0
0
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
15
Squad
15
Vermaak Alistair
Dweba Joseph
Fouche Johan Neet...
Moerat Salmaan
Orie Marvin
Fourie Deon Andre
Dayimani Hacjivah
Roos Evan
De Wet Albertus Paul
Libbok Manie
Davids Angelo
Willemse Damian
du Plessis Daniel
Hartzenberg Suleiman
Blommetjies Clayton
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Schoeman Pierre
McInally Stuart
Nel Willem
Skinner Sam
Gilchrist Grant
Ritchie James
Watson Hamish
Haining Nick
Vellacott Ben
Kinghorn Blair
Hoyland Damien
Lang James
Bennett Mark
Graham Darcy
Immelman Henry
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Reserves
8
Pokomela Junior
Van Rhyn Ernst
Jantjies Herschel
Harris Brok
Smith Adre
Sandi Sazi
Venter Andre-Hugo
Mngomezulu Sacha
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20
22
17
19
18
16
23
de Bruin Luan
Dean Christopher
Cherry Dave
Pyrgos Henry
Young Glen
Venter Boan
Savala Charlie
Muncaster Ben