The Stormers http://thestormers.com The official website for the DHL Stormers Mon, 30 May 2016 14:11:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Season tickets valid for Bok Test at DHL Newlands http://thestormers.com/season-tickets-valid-for-bok-test-at-dhl-newlands/ Mon, 30 May 2016 14:11:39 +0000 http://thestormers.com/?p=10553 Season tickets will be valid for the opening match of the Castle Incoming Series between the Springboks and Ireland at DHL Newlands on Saturday, June 11.

It will be the first match of new Springbok coach Allister Coetzee’s tenure, and tickets for the clash are selling fast via Computicket.

They will be up against a strong Irish team that has won two of the last three RBS Six Nations titles under their coach Joe Schmidt.

Tickets for the game start at just R100 for standing room, and go up to R595 for Category One seats which are between the two 22 metre lines on either side of the pitch.

Tickets are available from Computicket outlets (0861 915 8000) or wprugby.computicket.com and supporters are encouraged to book early to avoid being disappointed. The stadium box office will open for sales at 09h00 on Tuesday, June 7, should tickets still be available.

Ticket prices:
Category 1 – R595
Category 2 – R575
Category 3 – R545
Category 4 – R395
Category 5 – R295
Category 6 – R100

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DHL Stormers back on top http://thestormers.com/dhl-stormers-back-on-top-2/ Mon, 30 May 2016 08:28:19 +0000 http://thestormers.com/?p=10550 The DHL Stormers head into the June international break on top of the Vodacom Super Rugby Africa Conference One once again.

Their 31-24 victory against the Toyota Cheetahs at DHL Newlands was their seventh this season, putting them four log points clear of their closest rivals the Vodacom Bulls at the top of the conference.

Having made a convincing start to the season with five wins from their first six games, the DHL Stormers went through a difficult period suffering defeats either side of a draw against the Sunwolves in Singapore, and Head Coach Robbie Fleck said that it was vital to get back to winning ways before the break.

“It’s a win, that’s the most important thing. It’s been a tough couple of weeks for us and going into this June break with a loss or a draw would have been hard to swallow. The win was important,” he said.

Fleck said that while it was not his team’s most complete performance, he was pleased with the character they showed to hold out for the win.

“We are not at our best, but we are working hard and the win was massively important for us.

“We have got to win every game going forward so we will keep fighting hard and we will find our form again soon,” he said.

With three games left in the regular season, the DHL Stormers next travel to Australia in July where they will face the Melbourne Rebels and the Western Force before returning to Cape Town for a clash with the Southern Kings at DHL Newlands.

Fleck said that those players not involved in the Springbok or SA ‘A’ squads will take 10 days off before returning to training in preparation for the final phase of the campaign in which they will look to keep improving.

“We are still in it, and we are fighting hard, and I certainly believe we can keep improving,” Fleck added.

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Nine DHL Stormers in Bok squad http://thestormers.com/nine-dhl-stormers-in-bok-squad/ Sat, 28 May 2016 17:13:20 +0000 http://thestormers.com/?p=10545 There are nine DHL Stormers players in the Springbok squad named by coach Allister Coetzee for the Castle Lager Incoming Series against Ireland.

Forwards Pieter-Steph du Toit, Eben Etzebeth, Siya Kolisi, Frans Malherbe, Bongi Mbonambi, Scarra Ntubeni and Sikhumbuzo Notshe and backs Damian de Allende and Nic Groom all made the cut for the national squad, which will gather in Stellenbosch on Sunday.

The uncapped players who have forced their way into the Springbok squad are Garth April (flyhalf), Ruan Combrinck (wing), Faf de Klerk (scrumhalf), Groom (scrumhalf), Steven Kitshoff (prop), Jaco Kriel (flank), Mbonambi (hooker), Notshe (flank) and Ntubeni (hooker).

Coetzee picked 17 forwards and 14 backs to report for duty on Sunday afternoon for the start of a two week-long preparation camp in Stellenbosch and Cape Town. The squad will gather in Stellenbosch for the first week, before they break for two days and then reassemble on Sunday 5 June in Cape Town.

Coetzee said he was excited and looking forward to start working with his squad.

“The announcement of the squad, while hugely challenging, is a highlight of my career and a result of a lot of hard work and a huge amount of planning since my appointment,” said Coetzee.

“The selection of this squad was based on rewarding form and exposing young and upcoming local players to the Springboks, which is why priority was given to locally based players. We have many experienced players still available for selection, but we just felt that the time was right to look at the next generation.

“Our depth was obviously tested in certain positions, but this also created opportunities for new players, who have found their feet at Vodacom Super Rugby level, and to make the step up to the Springboks.

“I was appointed to win Test matches and I believe we have picked the best possible, available squad to do that. During my recent visits to the various franchises, I witnessed an unbelievable desire and passion from our players to play for South Africa, which was really heartening.

“We will now start with our preparations in earnest in Stellenbosch so that we can be ready for Ireland in Cape Town in two weeks’ time.”

Coetzee did not name a team captain and said he wanted to work with the squad before making a decision in the week of the first Test.

“We have a number of captaincy candidates to consider and I will announce the name of the captain when we name the team to face Ireland in Cape Town in a few days’ time,” said the Bok coach.

Several players were not available for selection for the Springbok or SA ‘A’ squads because of injuries or Springbok Sevens commitments. They are JC Janse van Rensburg, Sti Sithole, Marcell Coetzee, CJ Velleman, Chris Cloete, Schalk Burger, Thembelani Bholi, Cobus Reinach, Jano Vermaak, Elgar Watts, Robert du Preez, Kurt Coleman, Handré Pollard, Harold Vorster, Cornal Hendricks, Andries Coetzee, Dillyn Leyds, Jaco van der Walt (all injuries or illness), as well as Francois Hougaard, Bryan Habana, Juan de Jongh, Seabelo Senatla, Cheslin Kolbe, Warrick Gelant and Siviwe Soyizwapi (all Springbok Sevens).

Furthermore, experienced scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar informed Coetzee that he is not available for selection for the June Tests.

“We were considering all the players on this list carefully but they are unfortunately not available. We’ve also had good discussions with Springbok Sevens coach Neil Powell and I support them fully in their preparations for the Olympic Games in August even though some of those players were real contenders for inclusion in the Springbok squad,” said Coetzee.

Coetzee added that that four players not included in the Springboks’ match-23 for the first two Tests, will be released to the SA ‘A’ squad for their matches against the England Saxons.

The three Tests between the Springboks and Ireland will take place on 11 June at DHL Newlands in Cape Town, on 18 June at Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg and on 25 June at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth.

The DHL Stormers trio of Nizaam Carr, JD Schickerling and Leolin Zas were named in the SA ‘A’ squad for matches against the England Saxons.

Springbok squad for the Castle Lager Incoming Series: Garth April, Ruan Combrinck, Damian de Allende, Lood de Jager, Faf de Klerk, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Eben Etzebeth, Nic Groom, Elton Jantjies, Steven Kitshoff, Siya Kolisi, Jaco Kriel, Jesse Kriel, Patrick Lambie, Willie le Roux, Francois Louw, Frans Malherbe, Lionel Mapoe, Bongi Mbonambi, Tendai Mtawarira, Lwazi Mvovo, Sikhumbuzo Notshe, Scarra Ntubeni, Trevor Nyakane, Rudy Paige, JP Pietersen, Julian Redelinghuys, Jan Serfontein, Adriaan Strauss, Duane Vermeulen, Warren Whiteley.

SA ‘A’ squad: Lukhanyo Am, Francois Brummer, Nizaam Carr, Jean-Luc du Preez, Thomas du Toit, Lizo Gqoboka, Travis Ismaiel, Ntando Kebe, Vincent Koch, Edgar Marutlulle, Malcolm Marx, Howard Mnisi, Oupa Mohoje, Franco Mostert, Coenie Oosthuizen, Sergeal Petersen, JD Schickerling, Courtnall Skosan, RG Snyman, Marcel van der Merwe, Piet van Zyl, Francois Venter, Leolin Zas.

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DHL Stormers too strong for Cheetahs http://thestormers.com/dhl-stormers-too-strong-for-cheetahs/ Sat, 28 May 2016 14:58:50 +0000 http://thestormers.com/?p=10542 The DHL Stormers returned to winning ways with a 31-24 victory against the Toyota Cheetahs at DHL Newlands on Saturday.

The home team outscored the Free State side by three tries to two to clinch a valuable victory ahead of the June international break.

The opening exchanges were very tense as both teams came within inches of scoring the opening try, but instead the two flyhalves exchanged penalties to leave it at 3-3 after the first 10 minutes.

The next 10 minutes saw much the same as both flyhalves were on target with penalties to make it 6-6 after 20 minutes.

That same pattern followed, as first Fred Zeilinga and then Jean-Luc du Plessis slotted penalties to leave it deadlocked at 9-9 after 30 minutes.

After an extended period of attacking pressure in the Toyota Cheetahs 22, the ball was eventually worked wide to outside centre Daniel du Plessis who got over for a try on his DHL Stormers debut to put the home side 14-9 ahead at the half-time break.

The DHL Stormers were first to strike in the second half as an intercept try from speedster Leolin Zas gave them a 21-9 cushion.

The Cheetahs responded with their first try from No.8 Paul Schoeman to cut the deficit to 21-14 with 30 minutes left to play.

The DHL Stormers camped in the opposition 22 and were next to score when Du Plessis slotted his fourth penalty after to make it 24-14.

The visitors scored against the run of play when a counter-attack saw wing Sergeal Petersen go over in the corner, and the conversion from Zelinga brought them right back into the game at 24-21.

However, the DHL Stormers hit back in fine style when Sikhumbuzo Notshe found himself in some space and kicked ahead for Kobus van Wyk who outstripped the defence to score a memorable try between the poles.

The Cheetahs responded with a penalty from replacement flyhalf Niel Marais which secured the losing bonus point, but they were not able to prevent the DHL Stormers from picking up their seventh win of the Vodacom Super Rugby season.

The scorers:

For DHL Stormers:
Tries: D Du Plessis, Zas, Van Wyk
Cons: JL Du Plessis 2
Pens: JL Du Plessis 4

For Toyota Cheetahs:
Tries: Schoeman, Petersen
Con: Zelinga
Pens: Zeilinga 3, Marais

Teams:

DHL Stormers: 15 Cheslin Kolbe, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Daniel du Plessis, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Leolin Zas, 10 Jean-Luc du Plessis, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7 Siya Kolisi, 6 Nizaam Carr, 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe (captain), 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Oli Kebble.
Replacements: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 Alistair Vermaak, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 JD Schickerling, 20 Rynhardt Elstadt, 21 Louis Schreuder, 22 Brandon Thomson, 23 Johnny Kotze.

Toyota Cheetahs: 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Francois Venter (captain), 12 Michael van der Spuy, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Fred Zeilinga, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Paul Schoeman, 7 Oupa Mohoje, 6 Uzair Cassiem, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Lodewyk de Jager, 3 Maks van Dyk, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Charles Marais.
Replacements: 16 Jacques du Toit, 17 Ox Nche, 18 Luan de Bruin, 19 Armandt Koster, 20 Niell Jordaan, 21 Shaun Venter, 22 Niel Marais, 23 Nico Lee.

Referee: Glen Jackson

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Match-day info: PinkDrive at DHL Newlands http://thestormers.com/match-day-info-pinkdrive-at-dhl-newlands/ Sat, 28 May 2016 07:10:45 +0000 http://thestormers.com/?p=10536 Both DHL Western Province and the DHL Stormers will be in action and supporting PinkDrive at DHL Newlands on Saturday, May 28.

DHL Western Province will face the unbeaten ORC Griquas in a match that kicks off at 12h00, followed by the Vodacom Super Rugby clash between the DHL Stormers and Toyota Cheetahs at 15h00.

All four teams in action will wear pink armbands in support of PinkDrive and the awareness of Breast Cancer.

Saturday is the International Day of Action for Women’s Health, and PinkDrive will be providing 12 free screenings in one of their mobile Women’s Health Mammography and Gynaecology units which will be situated at the SAB Brewery field across from DHL Newlands.

Make sure you get your tickets early to avoid disappointment, and get down to DHL Newlands early so that you do not miss a minute of the action.

After consultation with City of Cape Town Health Officials and in line with the relevant tobacco legislation, no smoking of any kind will be allowed in the stadium which has been declared a non-smoking facility.

Previously the stadium featured four designated smoking areas in the corners of the ground, with smoking in the stands prohibited, but this is no longer allowed and all forms of smoking (including e-cigarettes) in any part of the stadium now in contravention of the stadium rules.

For this match, NO alcohol may be removed from the bars and consumed on the stands, given liquor licensing restrictions.

Tickets for the game are available from Computicket, the iamastormer.com website and the stadium box office, and supporters are encouraged to book early to avoid being disappointed or having to stand in long queues.

Parking is available at schools in the stadium vicinity at Groote Schuur Primary School (R50), Sans Souci Girls’ High School (R50) and Westerford (R50).

To read the stadium rules CLICK HERE

To read some Frequently Asked Questions CLICK HERE

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DHL Newlands Stadium Rules http://thestormers.com/dhl-newlands-stadium-rules/ Sat, 28 May 2016 06:49:43 +0000 http://thestormers.com/?p=10533 All those attending matches at DHL Newlands should take note of the stadium rules and regulations.

1. Any person who enters the stadium or other property owned or controlled by WP Rugby in the vicinity of the Stadium (together with the Stadium and the car parks “the Ground”) is admitted only on the basis of these Rules and by entering the Ground shall be deemed to have accepted these Rules.

2. Any person who enters the Ground is liable to be searched by a police officer or servant or agent of WP Rugby and WP Rugby reserves the right to refuse admission to, or to eject from the Ground, any person who declines to be searched.

3. WP Rugby, its servants or agents will not be liable for any loss, injury or damage, including of or to any vehicle or its contents in any car park or to any person who enters the Ground caused by WP Rugby or its servants or agents: in circumstances where there is no breach of a legal duty of care owed by WP Rugby or any of its servants or agents; or in circumstances where such loss or damage is not a reasonably foreseeable result of any such breach (save for death or personal injury as a result of a breach of a legal duty of care owed by WP Rugby, its servants or agents); or to the extent that any increase in loss or damage results from breach by you of any of the terms of admission of these Rules.

4. All vehicles shall be parked within car parks in accordance with instructions communicated by WP Rugby, its servants or
agents.

5. The construction or use of any type of fire, naked flame barbecue or liquefied petroleum gas device, for cooking or heating, is prohibited within the Ground.

6. In the Stadium no unauthorised person is permitted on the playing or performance area (i.e. the pitch and its surrounding and no person may remain in a gangway, entrance, exit or staircase at any time.

7. Admission to the Stadium is only by the entrance shown on the ticket and cannot be timeously guaranteed if the ticket holder arrives at the Stadium less than 30 minutes before the advertised commencement or kick off time.

8. Only a person specifically authorised in writing by WP Rugby is permitted within the Ground to offer for sale or distribute without charge any item or article whatsoever.

9. Any person entering the Ground must comply with the lawful directions of any steward or other servant or agent of WP Rugby.

10. WP Rugby, the SAPS, VOC Commander, the safety officer or Disaster Management members shall be entitled to refuse admission to, or to eject from the Ground, any person whose behaviour or conduct could in the reasonable opinion of WP Rugby, the SAPS, VOC Commander, the safety officer or Disaster Management members constitute a source of danger, nuisance or annoyance to spectators or other persons.

11. WP Rugby reserves the right to refuse admission to, or to eject from the Ground, any person who in the reasonable opinion of WP Rugby, its servants or agents, makes or incites any form of racial abuse, chanting, gesturing or behaviour.

12. Admission to the Stadium may be denied to ticket holders under the influence of, or carrying alcohol or any narcotic substance.

13. Admission to the Stadium will be denied to ticket holders carrying alcohol or any article, or part of an article, capable of causing injury to a person struck by it, being a bottle, can or other portable container which is for holding any drink, and is of a kind which, when empty, is normally discarded or returned to, or left to be recovered by, the supplier. Where admission is refused in such circumstances, no money will be refunded.

14. Glass bottles, glass receptacles, cans, plastic bottles, pyrotechnics, flags on sticks or poles which stick or pole measures more than 1.5 metres in length, or any other item which, in the reasonable opinion of WP Rugby, its servants or agents, could be used as a weapon or cause a nuisance to others, are not allowed within the Stadium. Only small, personal umbrellas, with no sharp points – i.e. with a blunt rubber tip only – will be allowed into the stadium (subject to rule No.9).

15. Musical instruments are not allowed into the stadium for rugby fixtures.

16. All promotional, commercial, political or religious items of whatever nature, including but not limited to banners, signs, symbols and leaflets are prohibited and may not be brought into the stadium unless authorised by WP Rugby.

17. All persons including children and babies require a valid event ticket.

18. Pushchairs or prams are not allowed into the seating bowl

19. Except for photography for bona fide private non-commercial uses, the possession or operation of recording or transmission
equipment of any kind is prohibited within the Stadium. This includes without limitation photography, filming, audio or other recording or transmission, or the compilation or transmission of data, save with the specific authorisation of WP Rugby, such authorisation is hereby given in respect of photography for bona fide private non-commercial uses unless and until WP Rugby notifies otherwise. Private fixed lens cameras will be allowed in the stadium providing they are not equipped with a lens of such a size that it may cause a nuisance to other spectators. Video cameras are not permitted.

20. No person is permitted to throw any object or projectile within the Ground.

21. Climbing onto or into stands, buildings, fences, structures or fittings within the Ground is prohibited.

22. Subject to WP Rugby or its agents obtaining a valid liquor licence for the event, the in-stadium purchase of and consumption of 2 beers is allowed on the public stands. The following areas are however excluded from this ruling and are designated alcohol free or dry areas, with no alcohol consumption allowed on the public area stands – the scholars areas on the North and south ends of the ground and the public seating area in the Pickard Stand (North Stand) are designated alcohol free or dry areas for all games.

23. Drinks purchased in the Ground must not be taken out of the Ground.

24. Animals or other livestock are not allowed into the Ground save with the specific authorisation of WP Rugby.

25. The stadium is a non-smoking facility. No smoking of any kind is allowed in any part of the stadium at all. This includes any and all forms of smoking including but not limited to electronic cigarettes and smoking devices.

26. WP Rugby reserves the right for the Stadium Manager, Event Day Safety Officer, the SAPS, VOC Commander or Disaster Management members as its agent and without prior notice to revoke or vary any of the Rules with immediate effect if this is considered necessary on public safety grounds. Any such revocation or variation of the Rules will be published on the website as soon as practicable.

27. WP Rugby shall be entitled to refuse admission or readmission to, or to eject from the Stadium or the Ground, any person who does not comply with these Rules.

*Please note that WP Rugby, the SAPS, VOC Commander, the safety officer or Disaster Management members are all entitled to eject anyone from the stadium and revoke any of the stadium rules with immediate effect if deemed necessary.

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Scotland call on Jones http://thestormers.com/scotland-call-on-jones/ Fri, 27 May 2016 12:03:31 +0000 http://thestormers.com/?p=10538 DHL Stormers centre Huw Jones has been called up to a 27-man Scotland squad for their tour to Japan in June.

Born in Edinburgh and educated at Millfield School in Somerset, the 22-year-old replaces Glasgow Warriors flyhalf Finn Russell, who sustained a head injury in the Guinness PRO12 Play-Off in Galway last weekend.

It was a gap year to South Africa in 2012 that sparked Jones’ rugby career, after he elected to stay and study at UCT, winning the Varsity Cup in 2014 and scoring in the final.

He was then selected for DHL Western Province, first in the Under-21 squad and then the senior Vodacom Cup team, before being called up for the DHL Stormers last year and making 21 appearances to date.

DHL Stormers Director of Rugby Gert Smal congratulated Jones who has spent his entire professional career to date at DHL Newlands.

“We are very proud of what Huw has achieved in his time here with us and would like to congratulate him on this achievement.

“His pathway to international rugby underlines how our environment encourages player development,” he said.

Jones said: “I’m delighted to get this opportunity to play for Scotland. It’s a dream come true.

“I didn’t come to South Africa with the intention of becoming a professional rugby player but, as my career progressed, it become more of a realistic goal to play for Scotland.

“The call came as a bit of a surprise but I’m thrilled and can’t wait to get to Edinburgh next month and play my part in an exciting squad.”

Scotland Head Coach, Vern Cotter, added: “We’re pleased to welcome Huw into the group and look forward to him deepening the competition in an already well-contested area of our squad.”

Jones and the rest of the Scotland squad will convene at BT Murrayfield Stadium on Monday 6 June for a short camp before their departure for Tokyo the following Saturday (11 June).

The Test matches will be played on consecutive Saturdays at J1 League football stadia; the first at the Toyota Stadium in Toyota City (18 June), the second at the Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo (25 June), homes of Nagoya Grampus and FC Tokyo respectively.

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Du Plessis on DHL Stormers debut against Cheetahs http://thestormers.com/du-plessis-on-dhl-stormers-debut-against-cheetahs/ Thu, 26 May 2016 11:01:54 +0000 http://thestormers.com/?p=10530 Daniel du Plessis will make his DHL Stormers debut in the Vodacom Super Rugby clash against the Toyota Cheetahs at DHL Newlands on Saturday.

The talented young midfielder, who has been in excellent form for DHL Western Province, comes into the team at outside centre with Juan de Jongh who is sidelined with a back strain, while Johnny Kotze moves to the replacements bench in place of the injured Huw Jones.

In the forward pack Sikhumbuzo Notshe will start at No.8 in place of Schalk Burger who has not recovered from a foot injury, with JD Schickerling providing lock cover from the bench.

DHL Stormers coach Robbie Fleck said that his team is fully focused on returning to winning ways back on home turf at DHL Newlands.

“The last few weeks have been quite frustrating for us, so we are focused on delivering a convincing performance for our faithful supporters at DHL Newlands.

“We have worked very hard this week and the players are determined to show what we are capable of when we get it right,” he said.

Saturday is the International Day of Action for Women’s Health, and the DHL Stormers will be wearing pink armbands in support of PinkDrive to raise awareness of Breast Cancer.

The curtain-raiser at DHL Newlands between DHL Western Province and ORC Griquas will kick-off at 12h00 and not 12h15 as originally scheduled.

DHL Stormers: 15 Cheslin Kolbe, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Daniel du Plessis, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Leolin Zas, 10 Jean-Luc du Plessis, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7 Siya Kolisi, 6 Nizaam Carr, 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe (captain), 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Oli Kebble.
Replacements: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 Alistair Vermaak, 18 Vincent Koch, 19 JD Schickerling, 20 Rynhardt Elstadt, 21 Louis Schreuder, 22 Brandon Thomson, 23 Johnny Kotze.

Referee: Glen Jackson

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Jackson to referee at DHL Newlands http://thestormers.com/jackson-to-referee-at-dhl-newlands/ Tue, 24 May 2016 07:18:32 +0000 http://thestormers.com/?p=10521 New Zealand referee Glen Jackson will take charge of the South African Vodacom Super Rugby derby between the DHL Stormerrs and Toyota Cheetahs at DHL Newlands on Saturday.

The assistant referees will be the New Zealand duo of Ben O’Keeffe and Nick Briant, and the TMO will be Shaun Veldsman.

Vodacom Super Rugby match officials, Round 14

Friday 27 May

Hurricanes v Highlanders
(Westpac Stadium, Wellington – Kick-Off: 19h35; 09h35 SA time)
Referee: Mike Fraser
Assistant referees: Brendon Pickerill, Jamie Nutbrown
TMO: Aaron Peterson

Waratahs v Chiefs
(Allianz Stadium, Sydney – Kick-Off: 19h45; 11h45 SA time)
Referee: Jaco Peyper
Assistant referees: Jaco van Heerden, Ed Martin
TMO: Peter Marshall

Southern Kings v Jaguares
(Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth – Kick-Off: 19h00)
Referee: Nick Briant
Assistant referees: Quinton Immelman, Ben Crouse
TMO: Marius Jonker

Saturday 28 May

Blues v Crusaders
(Eden Park, Auckland – Kick-Off 19h35; 09h35 SA time)
Referee: Angus Gardner
Assistant referees: Paul Williams, Brendon Pickerill
TMO: Glenn Newman

Brumbies v Sunwolves
(GIO Stadium, Canberra – Kick-Off: 19h45; 11h45 SA time)
Referee: Jaco van Heerden
Assistant referees: Jaco Peyper, Rohan Hoffmann
TMO: Ian Smith

DHL Stormers v Toyota Cheetahs
(DHL Newlands, Cape Town – Kick-Off: 15h00)
Referee: Glen Jackson
Assistant referees: Ben O’Keeffe, Nick Briant
TMO: Shaun Veldsman

Vodacom Bulls v Emirates Lions
(Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria – Kick-Off: 17h10)
Referee: Craig Joubert
Assistant referees: Marius van der Westhuizen, Cwengile Jadezweni
TMO: Christie du Preez

Sunday 29 May

Rebels v Force
(AAMI Park, Melbourne – Kick-Off: 16h05)
Referee: Chris Pollock
Assistant referees: Andrew Lees, Michael Hogan
TMO: George Ayoub

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Watch the Boks at DHL Newlands http://thestormers.com/watch-the-boks-at-dhl-newlands/ Mon, 23 May 2016 08:05:43 +0000 http://thestormers.com/?p=10448 Make sure you get your tickets for the Castle Lager Incoming Series Test between the Springboks and Ireland at DHL Newlands on Saturday, June 11 before they are sold out.

It will be the first Test of 2016 for the Springboks under new coach and former DHL Stormers and DHL Western Province mentor Allister Coetzee.

They will be up against a strong Irish team that has won two of the last three RBS Six Nations titles under their coach Joe Schmidt.

Tickets for the game start at just R100 for standing room, and go up to R595 for Category One seats which are between the two 22 metre lines on either side of the pitch.

Tickets are available from Computicket outlets (0861 915 8000) or wprugby.computicket.com and supporters are encouraged to book early to avoid being disappointed. The stadium box office will open for sales at 09h00 on Tuesday, June 7, should tickets still be available.

Ticket prices:
Category 1 – R595
Category 2 – R575
Category 3 – R545
Category 4 – R395
Category 5 – R295
Category 6 – R100

DHL Newlands stadium plan

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