The Chiefs put their disappointing performance against the Highlanders behind them with a clinical 28-19 win over the Stormers in Cape Town on Sunday morning (NZT). 1,005 more words
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“Football is a hooligan’s sport played by gentlemen. Rugby is a gentleman’s sport played by hooligans.”
The Chiefs inflicted the Stormers’ first defeat of the Super Rugby season, winning 28-19 in Cape Town.
In a pulsating encounter, the former champions outscored their hosts three tries to one with fly-half Aaron Cruden chipping in with 18 points, scoring a try and setting up another along the way. 625 more words
A familiar refrain kept cropping up as Dave Rennie explained the reasoning behind his revamped backline.
With the powerful Stormers pack and destructive defence having taken them to the top of the competition, the Chiefs know they need to avoid their opponents’ strengths tomorrow morning (NZT) in Cape Town. 521 more words
The Stormers moved to the top of the Super Rugby table on Sunday morning (NZT), defeating the Sharks 29-13 in Cape Town.
A tight first half hinted at a tight finish as well, but there would be nothing tight about the second half as the Stormers dominated most facets to win comfortably. 849 more words
Saturday sees the South African Conference leaders take on the former champions in need of a boost as the Stormers host the Chiefs.
The Western Cape giants were brilliant in last week’s victory over the Sharks, getting the upper hand over the visitors’ high number of Springboks in almost every category. 982 more words