Stormers 20 – Brumbies 10
Gaping chasms in the Brumbies mid-field ushered the Stormers through for their first try, and from then on the harder the Brumbies pushed to get back in the game, the more it blew up in their faces.
The break that DeVilliers made on the tape is a perfect example of what I’m talking about, but how the fµck “look at me” Walsh managed to construe it into a penalty try is anyones. You woulda thought DeVillier’s foot in touch, the three chasers for Bobo and the fact Lealiifano barely touched the guy would’ve made him think. But instead the Brumbies lost 7 points and their 10 in the bin. Sh!t call.
For the Stormers:
Tries: De Villiers, Penalty Try
Cons: Grant 3
Pens: Grant 2
For the Brumbies:
Tries: Ashley-Cooper, Kimlin
Stormers: 15 Conrad Jantjes, 14 Wylie Human, 13 Gcobani Bobo, 12 Jean de Villiers (c), 11 Sireli Naqelevuki, 10 Peter Grant, 9 Ricky Januarie, 8 Robbie Diack, 7 Francois Louw, 6 Luke Watson, 5 Andries Bekker, 4 Adriaan Fondse, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Schalk Brits, 1 Brian Mujati.
Replacements: 16 Deon Fourie, 17 Schalk Ferreira, 18 Ross Skeate, 19 Pieter Myburgh, 20 Bolla Conradie, 21 Tony Brown, 22 Dylan des Fountain.
Brumbies: 15 Mark Gerrard, 14 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 13 Stirling Mortlock (c),12 Tyrone Smith, 11 Francis Fainifo, 10 Christian Lealiifano, 9 Patrick Phibbs, 8 Julian Salvi, 7 George Smith, 6 Stephen Hoiles, 5 Mark Chisholm, 4 Alister Campbell, 3 Salesi Ma’afu, 2 Saia Faingaa, 1 Nic Henderson.
Replacements: 16 John Ulugia, 17 Guy Shepherdson, 18 Peter Kimlin, 19 Ben Alexander, 20 Mitchell Chapman, 21 Josh Holmes, 22 Afusipa Taumoepeau.
Referee: Steve Walsh (New Zealand)
Touch judges: Vinny Munro (New Zealand), Phillip Bosch (South Africa)
Television match official: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)
Assessor: Dennis Immelman (South Africa)