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Stormers Vs. Queensland Reds
2013 Super Rugby Tournament , 26 May, 2013
|Newlands Stadium, Cape Town|
|Stormers 20 defeated Queensland Reds 15|
|Referee: J Peyper|
|Touch judges: Q Immelman & M v Zyl|
Round 14 sees a big clash between the 11th-placed Stormers and the fourth-placed Reds at Newlands Stadium. We’ll have live scores and commentary from 1.05am AEST.
The Stormers are coming off of a heartbreaker of a loss against the Melbourne Rebels.
The men from Cape Town lost 30-21 in a performance that coach Allister Coetzee called “embarrassing” after the game.
A stalwart in the top eight for the past few seasons, it has been a poor one so far for the Stormers, who boast a team studded with some of the biggest stars of South African rugby.
The likes of Bryan Habana, Andries Bekker and Jean de Villiers have performed very well of late, but will be looking for their less well known team mates to stand up and produce a home effort at home this weekend against a Reds side looking to get back on track.
The Reds themselves are coming off an uncharacteristically poor performance, having gone down 27-13 to the Cheetahs in the first game of their South African tour.
Captain James Horwill bemoaned the Reds inability to execute the game plan.
“We did all the things that we said we didn’t want to do,” he said after the game.
The Queenslanders were sloppy in their finishing, having four tries disallowed due to TMO review, and they will be hoping they can improve on that this weekend.
However the loss of a dominant ball carrier and constant threat in Digby Ioane will test the other outside backs who will need to work very hard to make up for his absence.
I don’t see this one bearing a lot of five-pointers and I think it will go down to the wire, but I am saying the Reds will get up by less than six.
Can the Reds keep the pressure on the Brumbies at the top of the Australian Conference, or will the Stormers keep their slim wild card hopes alive with a win?
Find out from 1.05am AEST as we cover the action with live scores and commentary.