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Saturday, 15h05

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DHL Stormers: 15 Damian Willemse, 14 Seabelo Senatla, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Dillyn Leyds, 10 Josh Stander, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Jaco Coetzee, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit (50th DHL Stormers cap), 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 Cobus Wiese, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Steven Kitshoff.
Replacements: 16 Chad Solomon (DHL Stormers debut), 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Wilco Louw, 19 Kobus van Dyk, 20 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 21 Justin Phillips, 22 Jean-Luc du Plessis, 23 Dan Kriel.

Highlanders (FTFY)

15 Matt Faddes, 14 Waisake Naholo, 13 Rob Thompson, 12 Patelesio Tomkinson, 11 Jordan Hyland, 10 Josh Ioane, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Elliot Dixon, 7 James Lentjes, 6 Luke Whitelock (captain), 5 Tom Franklin, 4 Pari Pari Parkinson, 3 Tyrel Lomax, 2 Liam Coltman, 1 Daniel Lienert-BrownSubstitutes:16 Ash Dixon, 17 Ayden Johnstone, 18 Siate Tokolahi, 19 Josh Dickson, 20 Shannon Frizell, 21 Kayne Hammington, 22 Marty Banks, 23 Thomas Umaga-Jensen



Ref: Nic Berry.
AR AJ Jacobs and Divan Uys
TMO Willie Vos


50th cap
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Why is Cap'n Leg Drive trying to punch Wunderkind?
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Chilli wrote:Why is Cap'n Leg Drive trying to punch Wunderkind?
That was after he scored the try against the Sadists.
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OomPB wrote:
Chilli wrote:Why is Cap'n Leg Drive trying to punch Wunderkind?
That was after he scored the try against the Sadists.
Maybe he should have punched Willemse so he wouldn't have fu cked up the last attempt.
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Chilli wrote:Why is Cap'n Leg Drive trying to punch Wunderkind?
It's sad when a poster like yourself starts adopting Sardisms :blush:
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The game with the most anticipated penalty count stats in history.
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Lemoentjie wrote:The game with the most anticipated penalty count stats in history.
What are you inferring here?

My inference is that the penalty count will favour the home team.
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obelixtim wrote:
Lemoentjie wrote:The game with the most anticipated penalty count stats in history.
What are you inferring here?

My inference is that the penalty count will favour the home team.
Depends who the ref is, obviously.
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The luckless Landers season means they'll probably get Seconds reffing, with Rasta one of the ARs and Jonker as TMO.
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jdogscoop wrote:The luckless Landers season means they'll probably get Seconds reffing, with Rasta one of the ARs and Jonker as TMO.
That's the dream team.
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jdogscoop wrote:The luckless Landers season means they'll probably get Seconds reffing, with Rasta one of the ARs and Jonker as TMO.
No, no Seconds is with Jonker with the Bulls.

Nic Berry has again been named as referee for the Stormers when they host the Highlanders in Cape Town (15:05).

Berry will be assisted by three South Africans - AJ Jacobs and Divan Uys as assistant referees and Willie Vos as TMO.
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Lemoentjie wrote:The game with the most anticipated penalty count stats in history.
Bollocks! Lions are the ones getting ridiculous penalty stats in their favour. Stomps are about even with the oppo.
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STORMERS BY 3

Am I the only one with any confidence in our officials to keep the Stormers in with a win
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If the Highlanders do manage to miraculously overcome the hometown officials,I’m sure they’ll celebrate their against all odds victory by locking themselves in their hotel and having a few quiet beers.

With plenty of independent witnesses.
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Good to see the neutral ref Berry controlling the Landers game this weekend.

Hopefully after last week's debacle he will be more inclined to watch his own replays this weekend.
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BBB wrote:If the Highlanders do manage to miraculously overcome the hometown officials,I’m sure they’ll celebrate their against all odds victory by locking themselves in their hotel and having a few quiet beers.

With plenty of independent witnesses.
RA are bugging another hotel room? :shock:
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Berry to overcompensate and penalize the Stormers out of sight.
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saffer13 wrote:Berry to overcompensate and penalize the Stormers out of sight.
The Aussie ref isnt use to big crowds and make mistakes.
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OomPB wrote:
saffer13 wrote:Berry to overcompensate and penalize the Stormers out of sight.
The Aussie ref isnt use to big crowds and make mistakes.
Yoh...This is a gimme for the stormers at home....Cmaan lads , make us proud....
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Clan by 10. they have to be better than last week.
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DHL Stormers: 15 Damian Willemse, 14 Seabelo Senatla, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Dillyn Leyds, 10 Josh Stander, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Jaco Coetzee, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit (50th DHL Stormers cap), 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 Cobus Wiese, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Steven Kitshoff.
Replacements: 16 Chad Solomon (DHL Stormers debut), 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Wilco Louw, 19 Kobus van Dyk, 20 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 21 Justin Phillips, 22 Jean-Luc du Plessis, 23 Dan Kriel.
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OomPB wrote:DHL Stormers: 15 Damian Willemse, 14 Seabelo Senatla, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Dillyn Leyds, 10 Josh Stander, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Jaco Coetzee, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit (50th DHL Stormers cap), 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 Cobus Wiese, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Steven Kitshoff.
Replacements: 16 Chad Solomon (DHL Stormers debut), 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Wilco Louw, 19 Kobus van Dyk, 20 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 21 Justin Phillips, 22 Jean-Luc du Plessis, 23 Dan Kriel.
Best available team atm I guess. That midfield and that bench backline though x(

I hope Stander finally delivers. Hasn't yet this season.
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Highlanders – 15 Matt Faddes, 14 Waisake Naholo, 13 Rob Thompson, 12 Patelesio Tomkinson, 11 Jordan Hyland, 10 Josh Ioane, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Elliot Dixon, 7 James Lentjes, 6 Luke Whitelock (c), 5 Tom Franklin, 4 Pari Pari Parkinson, 3 Tyrel Lomax, 2 Liam Coltman, 1 Daniel Lienert-Brown.
Subs: 16 Ash Dixon, 17 Ayden Johnstone, 18 Siate Tokolahi, 19 Josh Dickson, 20 Shannon Frizell, 21 Kayne Hammington, 22 Marty Banks, 23 Thomas Umaga-Jensen.
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Jensrsa wrote:Highlanders – 15 Matt Faddes, 14 Waisake Naholo, 13 Rob Thompson, 12 Patelesio Tomkinson, 11 Jordan Hyland, 10 Josh Ioane, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Elliot Dixon, 7 James Lentjes, 6 Luke Whitelock (c), 5 Tom Franklin, 4 Pari Pari Parkinson, 3 Tyrel Lomax, 2 Liam Coltman, 1 Daniel Lienert-Brown.
Subs: 16 Ash Dixon, 17 Ayden Johnstone, 18 Siate Tokolahi, 19 Josh Dickson, 20 Shannon Frizell, 21 Kayne Hammington, 22 Marty Banks, 23 Thomas Umaga-Jensen.
That's a quality 9/10 axis, but the rest of that backline... Faddes and Naholo have one foot on the plane to easy money at the end of the season, and the others :uhoh:
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Pieter Steph 50 up on saturday
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Cape Town - Pieter-Steph du Toit will run out at Newlands on Saturday for his 50th Stormers cap, but his focus is on making as big an impact as possible against the Highlanders rather than the milestone.

Having grown up on the family farm in Riebeek-Kasteel, Du Toit's decision to come play for the Stormers in 2016 was largely motivated by the need to be closer to his family, but it clearly made a difference to his rugby as well as he has claimed two SA Rugby Player of the Year Awards in different positions over the last four years.

"I came here in 2016 and I have had a good run so far, I am really enjoying my rugby here in Cape Town," Du Toit told the Stormers website.

"The most important thing was to come back and be close to my family, of course the lifestyle here is much nicer because it is closer to home.

"If you are happy off the field your rugby will also improve, so I think that has had a massive impact on my rugby career. I am enjoying my personal life at the moment, I am quite a private guy so that is nice."

Family is clearly important to Du Toit and his family has grown recently, with his son joining the Du Toit 'team' earlier in the season, which saw Pieter-Steph leave the Stormers Australasian tour to be there for the birth.

While he is proud to have earned 50 caps for the Stormers, Du Toit says that the quality of his performances will always be more important to him than the number of games he plays.

"I was wondering last week when I would get to 50 caps for the Stormers and it is nice for it to come up. It is not a massive thing for me, it is about how many games you can perform in and actually play well rather than just about a number," he said.

For Du Toit, playing in a Stormers team with a core of experienced players who have grown up playing together like Steven Kitshoff, Eben Etzebeth, Frans Malherbe, Siya Kolis and Damian de Allende has helped him take his game to the next level.

"These guys have played a lot of games together, so they know each other and there is a special bond. It is nice for me to be able to be part of this set-up. All the experienced guys and a lot of talented players as well, so it just comes down to the fact that we need to perform on the day."

Coming off a thrilling 19-19 draw with the defending champion Crusaders at Newlands last week, Du Toit says that the Stormers have set their sights on finishing the season as strong as possible.

"We have had some injuries, but hopefully in the next few weeks we can see the full potential of this squad. We saw a bit of it against the Crusaders last week when we actually could have won the game," said Du Toit.

"We are building towards the end of the season and that is when it matters most, you don't want to play your best rugby at the start of the season. If we can play our best rugby at the end of the season then you never know what could happen."

Looking back on last week, Du Toit says that the passion of the Newlands faithful played a role on the pitch.

"It was like a Test match. To see all the supporters there was great and to end as a draw was a bit sad for both teams, but I think everyone got value for their money at the end of the day."

For Du Toit and his team-mates the match on Saturday against the Highlanders will be a chance for them to build on their performance against the Crusaders.

Milestone game or not, there is never any doubt that the versatile and talented Du Toit will give everything for the Stormers.
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Lacrobat wrote:
Jensrsa wrote:Highlanders – 15 Matt Faddes, 14 Waisake Naholo, 13 Rob Thompson, 12 Patelesio Tomkinson, 11 Jordan Hyland, 10 Josh Ioane, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Elliot Dixon, 7 James Lentjes, 6 Luke Whitelock (c), 5 Tom Franklin, 4 Pari Pari Parkinson, 3 Tyrel Lomax, 2 Liam Coltman, 1 Daniel Lienert-Brown.
Subs: 16 Ash Dixon, 17 Ayden Johnstone, 18 Siate Tokolahi, 19 Josh Dickson, 20 Shannon Frizell, 21 Kayne Hammington, 22 Marty Banks, 23 Thomas Umaga-Jensen.
That's a quality 9/10 axis, but the rest of that backline... Faddes and Naholo have one foot on the plane to easy money at the end of the season, and the others :uhoh:
Thompson and Tomkinson have been good this year.
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Cmaan Stormers...the only Saffer team that can beat foreign opposition this weekend...make us proud now
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Kiwi opposition is always tough, but the Stormers are playing at home and are looking to pick up form following the draw with the Crusaders.

Stormers by 1...
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Can the Stormers top the conference with a bonus win. If so then everyone in the conference has had a chance to lead
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Kids playing a game of cricket in Durbanville but the clubhouse looks great so will catch the game there in all probability
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Sards wrote:Can the Stormers top the conference with a bonus win. If so then everyone in the conference has had a chance to lead
Jou wiskunde wys dat jy by n spoeg en plak skool was.
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Sards wrote:Kids playing a game of cricket in Durbanville but the clubhouse looks great so will catch the game there in all probability
The clubhouse is super, if they are not showing the game then go to DRC next door.
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Speel die spoeg en plak kinders nou nog krieket?
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It’s a knock-onfest so far.
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Senatla definitely in front of the kicker.

TMO says “no compelling evidence”.

Ref overrules TMO after another look.

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Won’t fool me twice says Berry

“There's an old saying in Tennessee — I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — shame on you. Fool me — you can't get fooled again.”
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Did the TMO just say there was no compelling evidence he was in front of the ball? Is this shit for real :lol: :lol:
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Boomslang wrote:Did the TMO just say there was no compelling evidence he was in front of the ball? Is this shit for real :lol: :lol:
You can almost hear the ching ching of his transfer being reversed
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