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17 July 19:49

That's that! 

The British Lions got stronger as that match progressed and coach Warren Gatland should be well pleased with where they are ahead of the first Test against the Springboks next weekend. 

They gave the Stormers nothing on attack in that contest. 

The Stormers played their hearts out, particularly on defence, but the gulf in quality was there for all to see by the end. 

17 July 19:47

FULL TIME

Stormers 3

Penalty: Tim Swiel

British Lions 49

Tries: Adam Beard, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Jonny Hill, Jack Conan, Zander Fagerson, Louis Zammit-Rees, Sam Simmonds

Conversions: Marcus Smith (7)

17 July 19:46

80' Last play of the game now ...

17 July 19:45

Stormers 3

Penalty: Tim Swiel

British Lions 49

Tries: Adam Beard, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Jonny Hill, Jack Conan, Zander Fagerson, Louis Zammit-Rees, Sam Simmonds

Conversions: Marcus Smith (7)

17 July 19:45

78' TRY BRITISH LIONS! 

Another attack from deep, a lot of passes and the Stormers defence is non-existent. They're shattered. 

It's Sam Simmonds who finishes off the move. 

17 July 19:41

Stormers 3

Penalty: Tim Swiel

British Lions 42

Tries: Adam Beard, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Jonny Hill, Jack Conan, Zander Fagerson, Louis Zammit-Rees

Conversions: Marcus Smith (6)

17 July 19:41

74' TRY BRITISH LIONS! 

They ran that the full length of the field after a quick tap. 

Flyhalf Smith sets off and releases Louis Zammit-Rees, who finishes easily. 

17 July 19:39

73' The maul was going, but the Stormers lose the ball forward. Lions scrum now 95m out. 

17 July 19:39

72' Stormers win a penalty thanks to some great work on the ground from Juan de Jongh. They set up an attacking lineout. 

17 July 19:37

72' A lot of hands on hips now, but the Stormers are still going here! 

Now we're looking at a potentially illegal cleanout from a Stormers player.

17 July 19:34

Stormers 3

Penalty: Tim Swiel

British Lions 35

Tries: Adam Beard, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Jonny Hill, Jack Conan, Zander Fagerson

Conversions: Marcus Smith (5)

17 July 19:33

68 ' TRY BRITISH LIONS! 

That was inevitable and the Stormers now look they have little left. 

It's replacement prop Zander Fagerson who flops over from close range. 

17 July 19:32

68' No 5 is coming ...

17 July 19:31

67' Wonderful counter-attack from the Lions nearly gets them in for number 5, but the Stormers defence scrambles and holds on once more.

17 July 19:30

On attack, though, they have lacked a bit of dimension and have gone sideways a lot...

17 July 19:30

66' Stormers survive again and they're hanging in here. Their defence has been largely impressive tonight. 

17 July 19:27

64' TRY BRITISH LIONS! 

It's Tadhg Beirne! The cross-kick came from Smith and Dan du Plessis made a bit of a hash of that. 

OH WAIT ...

Replays show a forward pass and it'll be a scrum for the Stormers! 

17 July 19:22

60' Another penalty for Stormers and they can now go deep into Lions half. 

The hosts can be largely pleased with their efforts today, and they will be looking to finish strong here. 

17 July 19:21

60' Van Reenen takes play up to halfway for Stormers

17 July 19:21

58' Lions now have a lineout 5m out, but they give away the penalty from the resulting play and Stormers are able to clear their lines. 

17 July 19:19

57' Stormers go through 15 phases and get nowhere, really. Van Reenen stabs through a grubber and Lions gather then clear...

17 July 19:16

55' Stormers win the scrum penalty on halfway and Abner van Reenen kicks ahead...

17 July 19:14

Stormers 3

Penalty: Tim Swiel

British Lions 28

Tries: Adam Beard, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Jonny Hill, Jack Conan

Conversions: Marcus Smith (4)

17 July 19:13

53' Alun Wyn Jones takes to the field to complete a stunning comeback from injury...

17 July 19:13

51' TRY BRITISH LIONS! 

That was slick! 

Superb worked backline move from Smith to Daly and then to No 8 Jack Conan, who finishes under the posts. 

That should be that as a contest. 

Conversion good. 

Stormers 3-28 British Lions

17 July 19:11

50' Lions awarded a penalty in their own half and they can finally get some territory going. It's been a decent period for the Stormers after half-time, but without any points...

17 July 19:10

49' Stormers' Van der Merwe kicks ahead and finds touch. Lions have lineout on their own 22. 

17 July 19:08

48' And the throw is not straight. That's disappointing. Lions clear their lines...

17 July 19:08

47' ANOTHER Stormers penalty for illegal entry. Another lineout set up 5m out...

17 July 19:07

47' Another Stormers penalty. Lineout now 5m out and a MASSIVE opportunity for the hosts...

17 July 19:06

45' Lions offsides by a mile, so Stormers get a penalty and Swiel sets up an attacking lineout. 

17 July 19:04

43' Petersen goes up for one and knocks on this time. Lions will have the scrum on halfway. 

Stormers will surely need to score next if they are to have any chance here. 

17 July 19:02

42' Lions start well, stretching Stormers defence. They have a lineout 40m out now...

17 July 19:01

41' Second half is under way! 

17 July 18:59

STATS

Carries

Stormers - 52

Lions - 56

Handling errors 

Stormers - 7

Lions - 4

Tackles made

Stormers - 69

Lions - 76

Tackles missed

Stormers - 15

Lions - 10

Metres made

Stormers - 130

Lions - 240

17 July 18:57

STATS 

Possession 

Stormers - 49%

Lions - 51%

Territory 

Stormers - 55%

Lions - 45%

Turnovers conceded 

Stormers - 11

Lions - 6

Penalties conceded 

Stormers - 5

Lions - 5

Scrums

Stormers - 3/3

Lions - 3/3

Lineouts

Stormers - 9/10

Lions 8/8

17 July 18:47

HALF-TIME!

The Stormers started so brightly and actually looked the part for much of that half, but it is the Lions who are now comfortably ahead. 

Stormers 3

Penalty: Tim Swiel

British Lions 21

Tries: Adam Beard, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Jonny Hill

Conversions: Marcus Smith (3)

17 July 18:46

40'+1' TRY BRITISH LIONS! 

That will hurt for the Stormers as it came after the hooter for half-time! 

Just good continuity from the Lions, sucking in the Stormers defence again before going wide left where lock Jonny Hill finishes. 

Conversion good. 

Stormers 3-21 British Lions

 

17 July 18:42

40' Lions have a scrum about 30m out now in what will be the last play of the half...

17 July 18:40

38' Stormers now in possession. They'll feel they have been closer to the Lions than the scoreboard suggests ...

17 July 18:38

Conversion from Smith is good! 

Stormers 3

Penalty: Tim Swiel

British Lions 14

Tries: Adam Beard, Luke Cowan-Dickie

Conversions: Marcus Smith (2)

17 July 18:37

34' TRY BRITISH LIONS! 

It's the rolling maul, just too strong and the Stormers can't stop it. Hooker Luke Cowan-Dickie breaks away and scores. 

17 July 18:35

33' Penalty Lions! They dominated that scrum and will likely now set up a lineout close to Stormers line...

17 July 18:34

31' Lions in possession now inside Stormers territory and starting to look a bit sharper...

17 July 18:33

28' TRY BRITISH LIONS! 

It's Adam Beard who finishes off a move that started way back with Duhan van der Merwe. Easily the Lions' best period so far and it was rewarded.

The Stormers defence was rushed throughout that attack and, eventually, sucked in.  

Conversion good. 

Stormers 3-7 British Lions

17 July 18:29

26' Stormers looking good on attack again, but Fouche loses it forward and Hogg's boot clears...

17 July 18:27

25' Stormers win the scrum penalty for an early hit from Lions front row, and they take play into the Lions half. 

17 July 18:26

24' Lions knock-on now, Stormers scrum on their own 10m line. The Stormers defence continues to impress. 
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28' Beard Adam
33' Cowan-Dickie ...
40' Hill Jonny
50' Conan Jack
68' Fagerson Zander
74' Rees-Zammit L...
78' Simmonds Sam
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29' Smith Marcus
34' Smith Marcus
40' Smith Marcus
51' Smith Marcus
69' Smith Marcus
75' Smith Marcus
79' Smith Marcus
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Penalties
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19' Swiel Tim
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Lyons Leon
Kotze Jean-Jacques
Fouche Johan Neet...
Van Rhyn Ernst
Schickerling JD
Xaba Kuyenzeka Kw...
du Toit Johan
Roos Evan
Masimla Godlen
Swiel Tim
Van Der Merwe Edwill
du Plessis Daniel
de Jongh Juan
Senatla Seabelo
Petersen Sergeal
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Sutherland Rory
Cowan-Dickie Luke
Furlong Tadhg
Beard Adam
Hill Jonny
Beirne Tadhg
Watson Hamish
Conan Jack
Price Ali
Smith Marcus
van der Merwe Duhan
Henshaw Robbie
Daly Elliot
Adams Josh
Hogg Stuart
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Venter Andre-Hugo
Bleuler Dian
Mazibuko Lee-Marv...
Basson Justin Johan
Theunissen Marcel
Bursey Thomas
van Reenen Abner
Smit Cornel
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George Jamie
Vunipola Mako
Fagerson Zander
Jones Alun Wyn
Simmonds Sam
Davies Gareth
Harris Chris
Rees-Zammit Louis