There was a lot on the line in a tense match between the Stormers and the Sharks in Cape Town which ended in a narrow 12-9 win for the Durban side.
With a place in the quarter-finals on the line, both sides were clearly more interested in avoiding mistakes than executing
The Play - Off Picture
The Stormers have won their last two games on the bounce against the Sharks in Super Rugby; the last time they won more was a three-game streak against them across the 2011 and 2012 campaigns.
The Stormers have lost only one of their
The Sunwolves were victorious in their most recent Super Rugby fixture against the Stormers (May 2018), coming from behind at half-time to win 26-23 and snapping a four-game winless run against the Cape Town side (D1, L3) in the process.
The Stormers have lost just one of their
The Lions have won four of their last six Super Rugby matches against the Stormers (D1, L1), dipping to a two-point defeat in their last encounter.
The Lions have won nine of their last 11 Super Rugby games at Emirates Airlines Park, with two of those last three
The Highlanders have won their last three Super Rugby games against the Stormers by an average margin of 26 points per game.
The Stormers have won five of their last six Super Rugby matches against the Highlanders in South Africa (L1), including their last four on the bounce.
The Crusaders have won 15 of their last 17 games against the Stormers in Super Rugby (L2), including each of their last seven in a row.
The Stormers have won just three of their last 16 Super Rugby games against sides from New Zealand (L13), although each of
The Jaguares have played the Stormers 5 times in Super rugby since 2016 and the Jaguares have won 1 match and lost 4 times.
The Jaguares 1 win out of 5 matches gives them a record of winning 20% of their matches against the Stormers regardless of venue.
This weekend the match
The Bulls won their most recent meeting with the Stormers, in the opening round of this season, however they've not won consecutive games against the Cape Town side since winning five on the bounce between 2005 and 2009.
The Stormers have won their last seven home games against
The Stormers have won four of their last five at home against the Brumbies in the Super Rugby regular season (L1).
The Brumbies have won five of their last seven games in Super Rugby in South Africa (L2), scoring 25 points or more in four of those wins.
The Stormers beat the Rebels 41-24 on Friday to end their disappointing tour with a consolation win.
The Stormers went into the clash in Melbourne on the back of losses to the Hurricanes, Blues and Reds. Few people gave them a chance of bouncing back and finishing their disappointing Australasian