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Super Rugby Preview: Stormers v Sharks (15/06/19)

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 last eight games played at home in Super Rugby (W6, D1), and are undefeated in their last four (W3, D1).
    • The Sharks picked up a 42-5 win over the Lions in their last South African derby away from home in Super Rugby, snapping a seven-game losing run in such fixtures.
    • The Stormers have scored only 14 first-half tries thus far in Super Rugby 2019, fewer than any other team in the competition.
    • The Sharks’ Andre Esterhuizen has scored a try in two of his last three games away from home after having not crossed in any of his 33 away games prior.

The Stormers have played the Sharks 29 times in Super rugby since 1998 and the Stormers have won 14 matches, lost 15 times and drawn one.

The Stormers 14 wins out of 29 matches gives them a record of winning 48% of their matches against the Sharks regardless of venue.

This weekend the match will be played in Cape Town which is home for the Stormers and the venue where the teams have met 14 times.

In those 14 matches played in Cape Town the Stormers have won 8 matches and lost 6. This gives the Stormers a record of winning 57% of their matches against the Sharks at home.

The average score when the Stormers play the Sharks in Cape Town is : Stormers 22 Sharks 20.

The Stormers won the last match against the Sharks in Cape Town but these teams have alternated wins through the last 7 matches. If the trend continues the Sharks will win this weekend.

Average score: Stormers 20 Sharks 20

Last five results 
Sat, 02 Mar 2019 Stormers 16 v 11 Sharks @Durban
Sat, 07 Jul 2018 Stormers 27 v 16 Sharks @Cape Town
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 Stormers 17 v 24 Sharks @Durban
Sat, 27 May 2017 Stormers 10 v 22 Sharks @Durban
Sat, 12 Mar 2016 Stormers 13 v 18 Sharks @Cape Town

Stormers overall record against the Sharks
Played 29, Wins 14 , Losses 15 , Draws 0

15 Dillyn Leyds, 14 Seabelo Senatla, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Edwill van der Merwe, 10 Josh Stander, 9 Jano Vermaak1, 8 Jaco Coetzee, 7 Johan du Toit, 6 Ernst van Rhyn, 5 Chris van Zyl, 4 Cobus Wiese, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Steven Kitshoff (c)
Replacements:16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Wilco Louw, 19 David Meihuizen, 20 Chris Massyn, 21 Justin Phillips, 22 Jean-Luc du Plessis, 23 Dan Kriel

15. Aphelele Fassi 14. Sbu Nkosi 13. Lukhanyo Am 12. Andre Esterhuizen 11. Makazole Mapimpi 10. Robert du Preez 9. Louis Schreuder (c) 8. Daniel du Preez 7. Tyler Paul 6. Jacques Vermeulen 5. Hyron Andrews 4. Ruben van Heerden 3. Coenie Oosthuizen 2. Kerron van Vuuren 1. Tendai Mtawarira
Replacements: 16. Cullen Collopy 17. Mzamo Majola 18. Thomas du Toit 19. Gideon Koegelenberg 20. Luke Stringer 21. Cameron Wright 22. Jeremy Ward 23. Rhyno Smith

Match Officials and details
Date :
 Saturday 15 June

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

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