magazine-issue
live-feed
SUPER RUGBY-header
generic hexagon

Boland deny Stormers


  • 15 Feb 2014
Kyle Lombard of Stormers is tackled out by Cheslyn Roberts of Boland Kyle Lombard of Stormers is tackled out by Cheslyn Roberts of Boland

Boland held off a Stormers fightback to win 29-24 in the friendly played in Wellington on Saturday.

The Stormers rested the majority of their Springboks for this Vodacom Super Rugby warm-up, instead opting to experiment with a number of youngsters. Predictably, they lacked synergy and ultimately struggled against a stronger and more settled Boland side.

The Kavaliers scored three tries in the first half, and went to the break with a commanding 24-12 lead. When they added a fourth try early in the second stanza, it seemed as though the game was over as a contest.

The Stormers scored tries through Sikhumbuzo Notshe and Rohan Kitshoff, and late strikes by Jarryd Savage and Devon Williams set up a dramatic finish. However, Boland managed to keep out the Stormers in the dying minutes.

The Stormers will welcome back their star players next week when they play their first Super Rugby match of the season agsainst the Lions.

Photo: Shaun Roy/Gallo Images

0 Comments
latest-articles
Frans Steyn slots a penalty against the Lions at Ellis Park

Frans must fill flyhalf void

The decision to shift Frans Steyn to No 10 in the absence of Pat Lambie and Fred Zeilinga is a no-brainer, writes JON CARDINELLI.

S'bura Sithole was the official Man of the Match at Ellis Park

‘Sithole attacks space, not man’

What former Springbok coach NICK MALLETT had to say on SuperSport about Saturday's matches at Free State Stadium and Ellis Park.

S'bura Sithole was Man of the Match at Ellis Park

Transform through craft not colour

Transformation is in the quality of the player and not always in his colour, writes MARK KEOHANE in Business Day.

0 Comments
Get our daily email update. Subscribe to the SA Rugby magazine newsletter: