Sat 9 Oct 2021 | 06:00

RECAP: Edinburgh v Stormers

RECAP: Edinburgh v Stormers
Sat 9 Oct 2021 | 06:00
RECAP: Edinburgh v Stormers
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READERS’ FORUM: Welcome to our live coverage of the United Rugby Championship Round Three match between Edinburgh and the Stormers.

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Edinburgh has won only one of their last six matches across the United Championship and Rainbow Cup – a 26-22 triumph over the Scarlets in Round One.

They were downed by a last-gasp drop goal at Benetton last time out, but will be bidding to maintain their winning record at the new stadium with its synthetic 4G pitch.

The capital franchise has played seven previous matches against South African opponents, losing just twice – both on the road against the Cheetahs in 2017 and the Southern Kings in 2019.

The Stormers have lost their last four matches across the URC and the Rainbow Cup.

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Teams

Edinburgh: 15 Henry Immelman, 14 Darcy Graham, 13 James Lang, 12 Cammy Hutchison, 11 Ramiro Moyano, 10 Jaco van der Walt, 9 Ben Vellacott, 8 Viliame Mata, 7 Luke Crosbie, 6 Jamie Ritchie, 5 Grant Gilchrist (captain), 4 Marshall Sykes, 3 Luan de Bruin, 2 Dave Cherry, 1 Pierre Schoeman.
Replacements: 16 Adam McBurney, 17 Boan Venter, 18 WP Nel, 19 Jamie Hodgson, 20 Magnus Bradbury, 21 Charlie Shiel, 22 James Johnstone, 23 Damien Hoyland.

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Stormers: 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Rikus Pretorius, 11 Edwill van der Merwe, 10 Tim Swiel, 9 Paul de Wet, 8 Evan Roos, 7 Willie Engelbrecht, 6 Nama Xaba, 5 Salmaan Moerat, 4 Ernst van Rhyn, 3 Neethling Fouche, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Brok Harris.
Replacements: 16 JJ Kotze, 17 Kwenzo Blose, 18 Sazi Sandi, 19 Justin Basson, 20 Marcel Theunissen, 21 Godlen Masimla, 22 Manie Libbok, 23 Dan du Plessis.

Referee: Andrea Piardi (Italy)
Assistant referees: Ian Kenny (Scotland), Graeme Ormiston (Scotland)
TMO: Stefano Roscini (Italy)

PV: 7
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