DHL Stormers secure SA Conference trophy and a play-off berth

PUBLISHED: July 7, 2012

The DHL Stormers delivered in terrible conditions in Bloemfontein, beating the Cheetahs 13-6, securing the SA Conference trophy for the 2nd season in a row and guaranteeing the team and the Faithful a home play-off berth.

With 1 round to go, the DHL Stormers need 1 point against the Rebels next week to ensure a week’s break and a home semifinal.

The DHL Stormers are 1 point off the top of the combined log. The Chiefs, who top the log, take on the Hurricanes away next week, whilst the Stormers play the Rebels at Newlands.

The scorers:

Pens: Smit 2

DHL Stormers:
Try: Aplon
Con: Grant
Pens: Grant 2

Yellow card: Willie le Roux (Cheetahs, 45 – professional foul, offside)


Cheetahs: 15 Willie le Roux, 14 Nico Scheepers, 13 Robert Ebersohn, 12 Barry Geel, 11 Cameron Jacobs, 10 Riaan Smit, 9 Piet van Zyl, 8 Justin Downey, 7 Pieter Labuschagne, 6 Heinrich Brüssow, 5 Izak van der Westhuizen, 4 Andries Ferreira (George Earle), 3 WP Nel, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Trevor Nyakane.

Replacements: 16 Hercu Liebenberg, 17 Marcel van der Merwe, 18 George Earle (Waltie Vermeulen), 19 Ashley Johnson, 20 Tewis de Bruyn, 21 Sias Ebersohn, 22 Philip Snyman.

DHL Stormers: 15 Joe Pietersen, 14 Gio Aplon, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Jean de Villiers (captain), 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Peter Grant, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Jebb Sinclair, 7 Rynhardt Elstadt, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 Andries Bekker, 4 De Kock Steenkamp, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Deon Fourie, 1 Steven Kitshoff.

Replacements: 16 Tiaan Liebenberg, 17 Deon Carstens, 18 Quinn Roux, 19 Don Armand, 20 Louis Schrueder, 21 Burton Francis, 22 Gerhard van den Heever.

Referee: Marius Jonker (South Africa)

Assistant referees: Sindile Mayende (South Africa), Reuben Rossouw (South Africa),

TMO: Gerrie Coetzee (South Africa)