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Super Rugby Preview: Stormers v Highlanders (25/05/19)

    • 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 Highlanders have won only one of their last six Super Rugby games away from home; their only win in that span a 52-0 triumph over the Sunwolves.
    • The Highlanders have scored 14 tries within the opening quarter of games in Super Rugby 2019, more than any other team in the competition and nearly three times as many as the Stormers (5).
    • The Stormers’ Seabelo Senatla has scored two tries in his last two Super Rugby games when he’s started from the bench on the day.

The Stormers have played the Highlanders 20 times in Super rugby since 1998 and the Stormers have won 8 times, lost 11 matches and drawn one.

The Stormers 8 wins out of 20 matches gives them a record of winning 40% of their matches against the Highlanders regardless of venue.

This weekend the match will be played in Newlands which is home for the Stormers and the venue where the teams have met 10 times.

In those 10 matches played in Newlands the Stormers have won 6 matches and lost 4. This gives the Stormers a record of winning 60% of their matches against the Highlanders at home.

The average score when the Stormers play the Highlanders in Newlands is : Stormers 25 Highlanders 21.

The Stormers have won the last four matches against the Highlanders in Newlands and the Highlanders have not won in the city since 2006.

Average score: Stormers 22 Highlanders 26

Last five results 
Fri, 09 Mar 2018 Stormers v Highlanders 15-33 Dunedin
Fri, 28 Apr 2017 Stormers v Highlanders 14-57 Dunedin
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 Stormers v Highlanders 21-39 Dunedin
Sat, 03 May 2014 Stormers v Highlanders 29-28 Cape Town
Sat, 07 Apr 2012 Stormers v Highlanders 21-6 Dunedin

Stormers overall record against the Highlanders
Played 20 , Wins 8, Losses 11 , Draws 1



15 Damian Willemse, 14 Seabelo Senatla, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Dillyn Leyds, 10 Josh Stander, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Jaco Coetzee, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit , 6 Siya Kolisi (c), 5 Cobus Wiese, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Steven Kitshoff.

Replacements: 16 Chad Solomon (Stormers debut), 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Wilco Louw, 19 Kobus van Dyk, 20 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 21 Justin Phillips, 22 Jean-Luc du Plessis, 23 Dan Kriel.


1. Daniel Lienert-Brown,2. Liam Coltman,3. Tyrel Lomax,4. Pari Pari Parkinson,5. Tom Franklin,6. Luke Whitelock (c),7. James Lentjes,8. Elliot Dixon,9. Aaron Smith,10. Josh Ioane,11 Jordan Hyland,12.Patelesio Tomkinson,13. Rob Thompson,14. Waisake Naholo,15. Matt Faddes

Replacements : 16. Ash Dixon,17. Ayden Johnstone,18. Siate Tokolahi,19. Josh Dickson,20. Shannon Frizell,21. Kayne Hammington,22. Marty Banks,23. Thomas Umaga-Jensen

Match Officials and details
Date :
 Saturday 25 May

Venue : Newlands, Cape Town 
Kick Off local: 15:05
Referee: Nic Berry
Assistant Ref 1:AJ Jacobs
Assistant Ref 2:Divan Uys
TMO : Willie Vos

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