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Super Rugby Preview: Lions v Stormers (1/06/19)

    • 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 wins coming after having trailed at the half-time interval.
    • The Stormers have won their last three South African derbies on the bounce in Super Rugby, each by a margin of no more than five points.
    • The Lions have been awarded 12 penalties per game thus far in Super Rugby 2019, the most of any team in the competition.
    • Pieter-Steph du Toit (Stormers) has made 13 tackles per game this Super Rugby campaign, the third most of any player in the competition and more than any other South African.

The Lions have played the Stormers 26 times in Super rugby since 1998 and the Lions have won 9 matches, lost 16 times and drawn one.

The Lions 9 wins out of 26 matches gives them a record of winning 63% of their matches against the Stormers regardless of venue.

This weekend the match will be played in Johannesburg which is home for the Lions and the venue where the teams have met 13 times.

In those 13 matches played in Johannesburg the Lions have won 5 matches and lost 8. This gives the Lions a record of winning 39% of their matches against the Stormers at home.

The average score when the Lions play the Stormers in Johannesburg is : Lions 25 Stormers 23.

The Lions have won the last two matches against the Stormers in Johannesburg and the Stormers have not won in the city since 2015.

Average score: Lions 22 Stormers 24

Last five results 
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 Lions 17 v 19 Stormers @Cape Town
Sat, 26 May 2018 Lions 26 v 23 Stormers @Cape Town
Sat, 07 Apr 2018 Lions 52 v 31 Stormers @Johannesburg
Sat, 15 Apr 2017 Lions 29 v 16 Stormers @Cape Town
Sat, 16 Apr 2016 Lions 29 v 22 Stormers @Johannesburg

Lions overall record against the Stormers
Played 26, Wins 9 , Losses 16, Draws 1


15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Courtnall Skosan, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Aphiwe Dyantyi, 10 Shaun Reynolds, 9 Ross Cronjé, 8 Kwagga Smith (captain), 7 Vincent Tshituka, 6 Cyle Brink, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Stephan Lewies, 3 Carlü Sadie, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Dylan Smith
Replacements : 16 Jan-Henning Campher, 17 Sti Sithole, 18 Johannes Jonker, 19 Reinhard Nothnagel, 20 Marnus Schoeman, 21 Hacjivah Dayimani, 22 Nic Groom, 23 Tyrone Green

15 Damian Willemse, 14 Seabelo Senatla, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Dillyn Leyds, 10 Josh Stander, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7 Johan du Toit, 6 Jaco Coetzee, 5 Cobus Wiese, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Steven Kitshoff (captain)
Replacements : 16 Chad Solomon, 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Frans Malherbe, 19 Ernst van Rhyn, 20 Marno Redelinghuys, 21 Justin Phillips, 22 Jean-Luc du Plessis, 23 Dan Kriel

Match Officials and details 
Date : Saturday 1 June
Venue : Emirates Airlines (Ellis) Park, Johannesburg
Kick Off local: 17:15
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
Assistant Ref 1:Cwengile Jadezweni
Assistant Ref 2:Stefan Geldenhuys
TMO :Marius Jonker

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