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Super Rugby | Loftus Versfeld
15:15 (GMT) | 08-07-2017
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He takes the kick and secures the game for the Kings. FULL TIME
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The Kings win a penalty after a powerful scrum. They opt to take the shot at goal
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The Kings have a scrum at the 5 of the hosts after the ball is lost forward
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Schoeman adds the extras
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They make it inside the 22 and Visagie gets it then powers through the back line to score the TRY
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The Bulls have it at their 10 and carry forward with Gelant and Serfonetein. They send it to the opposite side of the pitch
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Line-out to the Kings and they take their throw then clear
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The reset kick is taken and Cronje looks to clear but slips and it bounces off a Bulls man into the dead ball zone for a 22 meter reset
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He takes his kick and adds 3 points
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The Kings win a penalty after the scrum as they enter the 22. Cronje sets up fora kick at goal
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Scrum to the Kings at the hosts 10
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They enter the Bulls' half and the referee penalizes the Bulls for losing the ball forward
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The Kings have a line-out at their 10 and move the ball up field
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Mtyanda also sent to the sin bin for a cynical tackle
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Cronje gets the ball after the reset and slots in a drop goal
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He takes his kick and adds 3 points
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The Bulls move forward again and win a penalty inside the 22. Schoeman lines it up for a kick at goal
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The ball is sent into touch at the 5 of the away team. The Kings get it and clear
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They rush forward to the 22 of the Kings and Serfontein forces himself through the middle of the pitch. The referee blows for a penalty to the Bulls
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Scrum to the Bulls around the mid field now
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The move forward to the 5 of the home team but they're driven back 10
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Scrum to the Kings inside the 10 of the hosts
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He secures the 3 points
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The flyhalf sets up for a kick at goal
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The Bulls move forward after the scrum with a kick forward. The kick is way off target from its intended man but play is called back as the bulls had the advantage
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Scrum reset
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Line-out at the 22 of the Kings and the hosts press forward. The referee stops play as they enter the 22. Scrum to the hosts
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The Bulls look for a maul but it's collapsed by the away team and Schoeman kicks it into touch
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The Kings clear after the scrum and the Bulls have a half way line throw
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The Bulls lose the ball forward at the 5 and the Kings have a scrum at their 5
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Another penalty to the hosts and the flyhalf sends it over the touch line yet again
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The Bulls win a penalty around the 22 as they push forward. The ball is kicked into touch
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They take it and kick forward into touch
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Scrum to the Bulls at the half way
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The Bulls with the ball now after the reset. The Kings clear and the Bulls come again
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Schoeman adds the extras
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The referee awards the Bulls a scrum after the ball is lost forward by the Kings. They take the ball out the back and move it along the wing with immense pace. Matthews the man who had his dancing shoes on as he steps his way over the line to score early in the second half
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The referee signals and the second half is underway

Half Time

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Schoeman adds the extras. HALF TIME
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Bulls make it to the 22 of the Kings. Strauss finds the gap and offloads to Jenkins and he makes up for his high tackle by putting down 5 points
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They slip inside the 22 but the ball is turned over. Mapimpi gets it at his 22 and breaks to the opposite 22 but he is caught and the Bulls rebuild
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Line-out to the hosts at the 10 of the Kings
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The Bulls have a scrum shortly after the Kings carry it forward a few meters. They move the ball up field then win a penalty
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Scrum around the mid field reset
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Scrum to the Kings after the reset
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Cronje sends it wide
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The Kings send it wide with a kick out wide from Cronje and Jear is the last man to get the pass. He goes over the line to score a TRY for the visitors
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Scrum to the Bulls at the 10 of the Kings
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The Bulls defend and take it back to the half way
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Scrum collapses and the Kings have a penalty. They kick into touch at the host's 5
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Scrum to the Kings after the penalty
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The reset kick is booted back to the Bulls' half. Penalty to the Bulls at their 22. The referee refers to the TMO and awards Mjekevu a yellow card
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The reset kick is booted back to the Bulls' half. Penalty to the Bulls at their 22
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He makes it a full 7 points by securing the conversion
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The ball in center field now and the players pile themselves on the ball between the sticks. It's sent back to Cronje and he goes over the line to score the TRY
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They get another penalty at the 5. They move it to the opposite wing
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The ball kicked into touch at the 5 after a Kings penalty
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Jenkins is the man that to the bin for the tackle
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The Bulls with some good link up play and the offload at the 10 for Ismaiel sees him dash over the line for a try. The referee refers to the TMO and calls play back for a high tackle and disallows the try
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The ball cleared by the hosts and the Kings initiate another attack from the mid field
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The ball kicked into touch at the 5 of the host but it's turned over
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Line-out for the visitors outside the 22
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The Kings take the ball forward but the Bulls hold them outside the 22
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Scrum to the Kings at their 10
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Line-out to the Bulls and they move it to the opposite side of the field but the referee stops play for a penalty as the ball is lost forward
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Penalty to the hosts and Schoeman looks to kick into touch but fails to do so. The ball is cleared and the Bulls have it at their 10
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The reset kick is booted back to the Bulls' half
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Cronje secures the extras
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They send it out wide to Mapimpi and he scoots over the line after sprinting from the 22 to score the TRY
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The Kings have it back at the 10 of the Bulls
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The ball kicked forward by the Kings and the referee says penalty to the hosts. They in turn kick the ball into touch at the half way
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The Bulls clear after the scrum and the Kings start their attack from the half way
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Line-out for the Kings after the reset. They take it and move the ball to center field and the Kings flyhalf gets it at the 5 and soars over the line. The referee refers to the TMO and says no try. Scrum to the Bulls
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He takes his kick and levels the score
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Schoeman sets up for a penalty of his own
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The Bulls win a scrum after the reset then a penalty following a short bout of play
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Cronje sends it over for 3 points
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The Kings get a kick early in the half around the Bulls' 22 and they look towards the sticks
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The referee sounds his whistle and we're off
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The players readying themselves to leave the locker rooms
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The Bulls are one of only three teams (Sharks, Jaguares) boasting more than one player to have kicked a goal from beyond the halfway line this season (Handré Pollard, Tiaan Schoeman)
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The Kings have scored just one try once they've held possession for seven or more phases this season, at least three fewer than any other team in the competition
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The Kings have conceded more than 50 points in four of their last five away games against fellow South African teams, losing by an average margin of 33 points per game across that span
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The Bulls have won all three previous meetings between these sides, scoring a combined 120 points in those matches and conceding just 24 in reply
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Welcome to Loftus Versveld, home of the Bulls, who will be tackling the Kings in this South African derby
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START LINE UP
  • 1 Lizo Gqoboka
  • 2 Adriaan Strauss
  • 3 Conrad van Vuuren
  • 4 Jason Jenkins
  • 5 RG Snyman
  • 6 Ruan Steenkamp
  • 7 Jannes Kirsten
  • 8 Nick de Jager
  • 9 Rudy Paige
  • 10 Tian Schoeman
  • 11 Duncan Matthews
  • 12 Jan Serfontein
  • 13 Jesse Kriel
  • 14 Travis Ismaiel
  • 15 Warrick Gelant
RESERVES
  • 16 Jaco Visagie
  • 17 Pierre Schoeman
  • 18 John-Roy Jenkinson
  • 19 Ruben van Heerden
  • 20 Shaun Adendorff
  • 21 Andre Warner
  • 22 Marthinus de Beer
  • 23 Burger Odendaal
START LINE UP
  • 1 Mzamo Majola
  • 2 Michael Willemse
  • 3 Ross Geldenhuys
  • 4 Irne Herbst
  • 5 Lubabalo Mtyanda
  • 6 Chris Cloete
  • 7 Tyler Paul
  • 8 Anidisa Ntsila
  • 9 Louis Schrueder
  • 10 Lionel Cronje
  • 11 Makazole Mapimpi
  • 12 Luzuko Vulindlu
  • 13 Berton Klaasen
  • 14 Wandile Mjekevu
  • 15 Malcolm Jaer
RESERVES
  • 16 Martin Bezuidenhout
  • 17 Schalk Ferreira
  • 18 Dayan van der Westhuizen
  • 19 Mzwanele Zito
  • 20 Thembelani Bholi
  • 21 Stefan Ungerer
  • 22 Masixole Banda
  • 23 Yaw Penxe
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SR PREVIEW: ROUND 16, PART TWO

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 20:43

IN THE SUPER RUGBY SPOTLIGHT: On a day when only one of the teams will be involved in the play-offs later this month, it is the resurgent Southern Kings that take centre stage.

The Kings, fresh from their impressive win over the Jaguares last week, head to Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria in the hope of improving on what is already their best ever position in the competition.

At the start of the season nobody would have given the Kings a snowball's hope of finishing inside the top 15 - given that they finished last in a 15-team competition in 2013 and 17th in the 18-team tournament last year.

Standing in their way of a top 10 position is a Bulls team equally determined to make up for recent disappointments and also coming off a morale-boosting victory.

The day's action starts when the Waratahs host the Jaguares - both playing for nothing but pride and both having had less than inspiring seasons.

Then follows the Bulls versus King, before the Stormers host the hapless Sunwolves.
 
In Part Two of the preview we look at the Saturday matches!

Saturday, July 8:

Waratahs v Jaguares
(Allianz Stadium, Sydney - Kick-off: 19.40; 09.40 GMT; 06.40 Argentina time)

To suggest they have been underperforming would be to state the obvious.

The Waratahs - one of the pre-season favourites to win the Australian conference, given the quality of their roster - have won just four of their 13 matches this season.

The Jaguares, who also started with hope of winning a conference, Africa Two - given they can field almost the entire Argentinean national team - have won just five matches.

Their common opponents that knocked them over are the South African trio of the Lions, Sharks and Southern Kings.

It appears the Kings defeat is the one that hurts most.

Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson readily admits the loss to the Kings in April left the biggest scars.

"That [Kings match] was obviously a really low point in the season," Gibson told the Sydney Morning Herald.

"We certainly don't want to have a repeat performance of that.

"We've spoken about how important it is for us to finish well and leave a legacy for next year's team.

"We cannot afford to go into next season with poor momentum.

"I really believe the bones of next year's team is here and we need to finish off the season the way we want to start next season."

He knows the Jaguares will have the same scars, give they were equally dismal in going down to the Kings last week.

"They've got nothing to lose," Gibson said of their Argentinean opponents.

"They'll be a desperate team and that makes it even more dangerous in the fact that they'll probably throw the ball around a bit more."

Previous results:
These teams have never met before.

Prediction: This will be the first meeting between the Waratahs and Jaguares in Super Rugby, though the Argentine side have won one of their previous three games against Australian opposition. The Waratahs have lost their last 10 games in a row against teams from outside Australia, their longest ever drought in such fixtures; the last time they beat a team from outside their home nation was in Round 15 last season -against the Sunwolves. The Waratahs have scored seven tries after opting to take a penalty tap, three more than any other team in the competition this season. The Jaguares are the most penalised team in the competition this season, conceding an average of 11.4 infractions per game. Fresh off a stint with the Wallabies, Israel Folau returns to the Super Rugby having scored five tries in his last four games as well as four in his last two at home. Does anybody, other than the two teams, really care? Maybe a few hundred fans on either side of the ocean. If we have to risk what is left of out fragile reputation, we will say the Waratahs will win by nine points - only because they have home ground advantage.

Teams:

Waratahs: 15 Israel Folau, 14 Bryce Hegarty, 13 Rob Horne, 12 David Horwitz, 11 Cam Clark, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Jake Gordon, 8 Michael Wells, 7 Michael Hooper (captain), 6 Jack Dempsey, 5 Dean Mumm, 4 Ned Hanigan, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tolu Latu, 1 Tom Robertson.
Replacements: 16 Damien Fitzpatrick, 17 Paddy Ryan, 18 Angus Ta'avao, 19 David McDuling, 20 Ryan McCauley, 21 Matt Lucas, 22 Taqele Naiyaravoro, 23 Andrew Kellaway.

Jaguares: 15 Joaquín Tuculet, 14 Matías Moroni, 13 Matías Orlando, 12 Jerome de la Fuente, 11 Emiliano Boffelli, 10 Nicolás Sánchez, 9 Martín Landajo, 8 Leonardo Senatore, 7 Juan Manuel Leguizamón, 6 Pablo Matera, 5 Benjamin Macome, 4 Guido Petti, 3 Enrique Pieretto, 2 Agustin Creevy (captain), 1 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro.
Replacements: 16 Julián Montoya, 17 Santiago García Botta, 18 Ramiro Herrera, 19 Ignacio Larrague, 20 Rodrigo Báez, 21 Gonzalo Bertranou, 22 Joaquín Díaz Bonilla, 23 Santiago Cordero.

Referee: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Angus Gardner (Australia), Jordan Way (Australia)
TMO: Ian Smith (Australia)

Bulls v Southern Kings
(Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria - Kick-off: 17.15; 15.15 GMT)

Two teams who have some great results, but were not consistent enough to be real contenders.

What is significant is that both have a chance of a top 10 finish, which will be a delightful finish to a disappointing season.

Bulls coach Nollis Marais said the team is determined to finish well at home.

"The result [a 30-17 win over the Sharks] away from home last weekend was a huge relief," Marais said.

"We came close a number of times on the road, but never played as convincingly as last weekend.

"The challenge will be to repeat that performance at home.

"We have not offered our support base at Loftus much to cheer about this year, especially by losing our last three matches at home.

"We now have two more chances to get it right."

Kings coach Deon Davids also spoke of the "importance" of finishing the season on a high note.

He said his side was expecting a tough encounter against a determined Bulls outfit.
 
"The Bulls showed what they are capable of in last week's match against the Sharks," Davids said.
 
"The Bulls will always remain one of the top sides in South African . There will never be an easy match against the Bulls, especially when they are playing at home at Loftus Versfeld.
 
"We will need to do our basics right and ensure that we are clinical, particularly in the set pieces – which is a strong area for the Bulls."

The Kings - returning from their impressive win over the Jaguares in Argentina - based themselves at a holiday resort in the North-West town of Rustenburg.

Davids said their focus was on improving areas where they felt we could have been better last week.

"Saturday's match promises to be an exciting occasion with both sides eager to get a good result going into the last week of the competition."

Previous results:
2016: Bulls won 38-6, Port Elizabeth
2013: Bulls won 48-18, Pretoria
2013: Bulls won 34-0, Port Elizabeth

Prediction: The Bulls have won all three previous meetings between these sides, scoring a combined 120 points in those matches and conceding just 24 in reply. The Bulls have lost each of their last three games at home, the last time they went longer without a home win was a nine-game drought from 2001 to 2003. The Kings have conceded more than 50 points in four of their last five away games against fellow South African teams, losing by an average margin of 33 points per game across that span. The Kings have scored just one try once they've held possession for seven or more phases this season, at least three fewer than any other team in the competition. The Bulls are one of only three teams (Sharks, Jaguares) boasting more than one player to have kicked a goal from beyond the halfway line this season (Handré Pollard, Tiaan Schoeman). The Kings do have a very good chance of winning and nobody will laugh at you if you wager some of your hard-earned money on them. However, we think the Bulls - at home - will have the edge and win by 12 points.

Teams:

Bulls: 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Travis Ismaiel, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Duncan Matthews, 10 Tian Schoeman, 9 Rudy Paige, 8 Nic de Jager, 7 Jannes Kirsten, 6 Ruan Steenkamp, 5 Rudolph Snyman, 4 Jason Jenkins, 3 Conrad van Vuuren, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Lizo Gqoboka.
Replacements: 16 Jaco Visagie, 17 Pierre Schoeman, 18 John-Roy Jenkinson, 19 Ruben van Heerden, 20 Shaun Adendorff, 21 Andre Warner, 22 Tinus de Beer, 23 Burger Odendaal.

Southern Kings: 15 Malcolm Jaer, 14 Wandile Mjekevu, 13 Berton Klaasen, 12 Luzuko Vulindlu, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Lionel Cronje (captain), 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Andisa Ntsila, 7 Tyler Paul, 6 Chris Cloete, 5 Lubabalo Mtyanda, 4 Irne Herbst, 3 Ross Geldenhuys, 2 Michael Willemse, 1 Mzamo Majola.
Replacements:  16. Martin Bezuidenhout, 17. Schalk Ferreira, 18. Dayan van der Westhuizen, 19. Mzwanele Zito, 20. Thembelani Bholi, 21. Stefan Ungerer, 22. Masixole Banda, 23. Yaw Penxe.

Referee: Federico Anselmi (Argentina)
Assistant referees: Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa), Rasta Rasivhenge (South Africa)
TMO: Johan Greeff (South Africa)

Stormers v Sunwolves
(Newlands, Cape Town - Kick-off: 19.30; 17.30 GMT; 02.30 Sunday, July 9 Japan Time)

The big question, this week, was wether the Stormers can come close to matching the Lions' 87-point winning margin over the Sunwolves.

Cape Town-born Sunwolves captain Willem Britz said they will never play that badly again.

"Last week was a really bad game for us, but that is not the reflection of how the season went," said Britz, who is looking to qualify - through residency - to play for Japan when they host the 2019 World Cup.

"I really think we had a very good season.

"The boys know what to do and we have worked really hard for especially early part of this week mentally and physically just to get everything right and get the process right to make a better performance.

"I thinks the boys are ready and they are also enjoying Cape Town which is a great place in terms of food, weather, scenery and I think it is a really good experience.

"I was born in Cape Town so it is really good to be back.

"We are really looking forward for this week's game."

He described the Stormers are a "very tough" side to play, especially at Newlands.

"No matter how you play throughout the season it is a really hard place to play.

"We will really have to perform our best and keep 100 percent for everything. The boys know what is needed from them and they are working hard to get there."

Stormers captain Siyamthanda Kolisi said their next two matches - against the Sunwolves and Bulls are 'preparation' for the play-offs.

"The focus is on us now going forward and we just got to work on everything we want to work on and focus on each game, but mostly the focus is on us building going into the play-offs," Kolisi said.

"We are prepared for the Sunwolves as we are for any other team.

"We have our plans for them but obviously, we are planning going forward as well.

"We are going to play the way we approach any game. We are going to go flat out as usual. We are not holding back for any games.

"As you can see this is the strongest team we have. We are obviously showing respect to them as well, but the main focus is on us."
 
Previous results:
2017: Stormers won 44-31, Singapore
2016: Stormers and Sunwolves drew 17-all, Singapore
2016: Stormers won 46-19, Cape Town

Prediction: The Stormers are undefeated in their three previous encounters with the Japanese squad, including a 46-19 win in their only previous clash in South Africa. The Stormers have won their last three games at home against teams from outside South Africa, their longest streak in such fixtures since a stretch of six straight wins from 2012 to 2013. The Stormers have 11.2 penalties awarded in their favour per game this season, more than any other team in the competition. The Sunwolves have failed to score any points in the opening halves of their last two games, and have scored more than three points in the opening half of an away fixture in only one of their last five attempts. Of players to feature more than once this season, Willie Britz has averaged the second most line-outs won per game this season (4.8, including steals), behind only the Stormers' Pieter-Steph du Toit (5.5). It won't be 90 points, but it would be a big surprise if the Stormers don't win by at least 50 points.
 
Teams:

Stormers: 15 Dillyn Leyds, 14 Cheslin Kolbe, 13 EW Viljoen, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Seabelo Senatla, 10 Damian Willemse, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Nizaam Carr, 7 Juarno Augustus, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 Eben Etzebeth (vice-captain), 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg.
Replacements: 16 Ramone Samuels, 17 Steven Kitshoff, 18 Wilco Louw, 19 Chris van Zyl, 20 JD Schickerling, 21 Justin Phillips, 22 Dan Kriel, 23 Bjorn Basson.

Sunwolves: 15 Riaan Viljoen, 14 Kotaro Matsushima, 13 Ryohei Yamanaka, 12 Derek Carpenter, 11 Teruya Goto, 10 Yu Tamura, 9 Keisuke Uchida, 8 Willem Britz (captain), 7 Shuhei Matsuhashi, 6 Malgene Ilaua, 5 Uwe Helu, 4 Kotaro Yatabe, 3 Takuma Asahara, 2 Takeshi Hino, 1 Koki Yamamoto.
Replacements: 16 Atsushi Sakate, 17 Masataka Mikami, 18 Koo Jiwon, 19 Yoshitaka Tokunaga, 20 Shokei Kin, 21 Kaito Shigeno, 22 Rikiya Matsuda, 23 Jumpei Ogura.

Referee: Quinton Immelman (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Shuhei Kubo (Japan), Adriaan Jacobs (South Africa)
TMO: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

Compiled by Jan de Koning
@king365ed
@rugby365com

* Statistics provided by Opta Sports & sportguru.info

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Cronje kicks Kings to victory

Sat, 08 Jul 2017 14:45

SUPER RUGBY MATCH REPORT: Captain and flyhalf Lionel Cronje kicked the match-winning penalty in the 82nd minute as the Southern Kings edge the Bulls 31-30 in Pretoria on Saturday.

On a day of refereeing shockers, Argentinean match official Federico Anselmi and South African television match official Johan Greeff contributed with two crucial calls.

The second of those two was the penalty that allowed Cronjé to kick the winning points.

The kick followed a controversial decision that led to a five-metre scrum at which the Bulls were penalised.

After watching big-screen replays, the Argentine referee judged that Bulls flank Jannes Kirsten had touched the ball before it trickled out of ball, leading to the set-piece.

Despite the controversy, Cronje and the Kings certainly made some BIG statements.

Cronje left the Bulls with egg over their collective faces, as he scored 21 points - through a try, two conversions, three penalties and a drop-goal - to hand the Bulls their 10th defeat of the season.

It must have been even sweeter for Viljoen, who was discarded by the Bulls not so long ago.

The Kings may not attract the big money or spectators of the other franchises, but they have outperformed one of the big guns of South African rugby - the Bulls - just a day after their axing was confirmed.

With reports that they will soon be playing in European competitions - like the Pro12/14 and Euro Challenge Cup - the Kings showed they can add value wherever they end up.

That is if they are able to retain all the players.

They have already lost the services of star loose forward Chris Cloete to Munster.

A maiden victory over three-time former champions the Bulls placed Kings 11th in the overall standings, ahead of four Australian and two South African teams plus the Japanese Sunwolves.

The revival by the side from Port Elizabeth began with a victory over the Waratahs in Sydney and last weekend they defeated the Jaguares in Argentina.

The Kings raced to a 22-3 lead, before a Jason Jenkins try for the hosts trimmed the gap to 12 points at half-time.

Bulls were much improved in the second half as they sought to build on a shock away victory over the Sharks in Durban last weekend.

They nudged into a 23-22 lead on 66 minutes when flyhalf Tian Schoeman slotted his third penalty only for Cronje to kick a drop-goal a minute later to put the Kings ahead again.

Cronje added a penalty for a five-point advantage that was overtaken when hooker Jaco Visagie barged over and Schoeman converted for a 30-28 lead with two minutes remaining.

The Kirsten incident followed and Cronje scored to give the Kings victory by the same score that brought them success in Buenos Aires last weekend.

Man of the match: Jan Serfontein continued his good form, while there was strong work from Adriaan Strauss at the breakdown and a few good carries. Lock Rudolph Snyman - with his enormous workrate and that crucial ankle tap late in the first half that allowed his team to get back in the game - was the home team's most productive player. The work-rates of flank Chris Cloete and lock Lubabalo Mtyanda was invaluable to the Kings. Our award goes to Kings captain and flyhalf Lionel Cronje - a masterclass in flyhalf play and kicking the winning points. We award it to him, despite the question mark over the penalty. He did not award it, he kicked it under tremendous pressure.

The scorers:

For the Bulls:
Tries:
 Jenkins, Matthews, Visagie
Cons: Schoeman  3
Pens: Schoeman 3

For the Southern Kings:
Tries:
 Mapimpi, Cronje, Jaer
Cons: Cronje 2
Pens: Cronje 3
DG: Cronje

Yellow card: Jason Jenkins (Bulls, 22 - foul play, high tackle), Wandile Mjekevu (Southern Kings, 27 - foul play, high tackle), Lubabalo Mtyanda (Southern Kings, 65 - cynical foul, plating the ball on the ground)

Teams:

Bulls: 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Travis Ismaiel, 13 Jesse Kriel, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Duncan Matthews, 10 Tian Schoeman, 9 Rudy Paige, 8 Nic de Jager, 7 Jannes Kirsten, 6 Ruan Steenkamp, 5 Rudolph Snyman, 4 Jason Jenkins, 3 Conrad van Vuuren, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Lizo Gqoboka.
Replacements: 16 Jaco Visagie, 17 Pierre Schoeman, 18 John-Roy Jenkinson, 19 Ruben van Heerden, 20 Shaun Adendorff, 21 Andre Warner, 22 Tinus de Beer, 23 Burger Odendaal.

Southern Kings: 15 Malcolm Jaer, 14 Wandile Mjekevu, 13 Berton Klaasen, 12 Luzuko Vulindlu, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Lionel Cronje (captain), 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Andisa Ntsila, 7 Tyler Paul, 6 Chris Cloete, 5 Lubabalo Mtyanda, 4 Irne Herbst, 3 Ross Geldenhuys, 2 Michael Willemse, 1 Mzamo Majola.
Replacements:  16. Martin Bezuidenhout, 17. Schalk Ferreira, 18. Dayan van der Westhuizen, 19. Mzwanele Zito, 20. Thembelani Bholi, 21. Stefan Ungerer, 22. Masixole Banda, 23. Yaw Penxe.

Referee: Federico Anselmi (Argentina)
Assistant referees: Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa), Rasta Rasivhenge (South Africa)
TMO: Johan Greeff (South Africa)

Jason Jenkins (40min), Duncan Matthews (42min), and Jaco Visagie (76min)
TRIES
Makazole Mapimpi (11min), Lionel Cronje (24min), and Malcolm Jaer (33min)
Tian Schoeman (40min), Tian Schoeman (44min), and Tian Schoeman (77min)
CONVERSIONS
Lionel Cronje (11min) and Lionel Cronje (25min)
Tian Schoeman (5min), Tian Schoeman (58min), and Tian Schoeman (65min)
PENALTIES
Lionel Cronje (2min), Lionel Cronje (72min), and Lionel Cronje (80min)
 
PENALTY TRIES
 
DROP GOALS
Lionel Cronje (66min)
Jason Jenkins (21min)
Wandile Mjekevu (27min) and Lubabalo Mtyanda (66min)
 
 
VENUE Loftus Versfeld
REFEREE Federico Anselmi (Argentina)