The Lions needed a late penalty goal to book their place in the Super Rugby semi-finals, while the Stormers were knocked out by a more accurate Chiefs side at home, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The Stormers won’t break their playoff curse until smarter decisions are taken in terms of tactics and player recruitment, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The Stormers’ defence will have everything to prove in the quarter-final against the Chiefs following an inconsistent and at times embarrassing performance across the conference stage, writes JON CARDINELLI.
All Blacks openside Sam Cane has highlighted the threat of opposite number Siya Kolisi ahead of the quarter-final clash between the Chiefs and Stormers on Saturday. JON CARDINELLI reports.
Stormers coach Robbie Fleck will have no problem backing young Damian Willemse to start at flyhalf in Saturday’s high-pressured quarter-final against the Chiefs, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Captain Siya Kolisi says the Stormers have to improve their decision-making to succeed in their quarter-final against the Chiefs at Newlands on Saturday.
CRAIG LEWIS picks a form South African XV based on performances in round 17 of Super Rugby.
The Lions finished the regular season at the top of the overall standings, while the Bulls ended their campaign at the bottom of the South African pile, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Seabelo Senatla scored a 79th-minute try as the Stormers secured a 41-33 win over the Bulls at Loftus on Saturday. CRAIG LEWIS reports.
Sanzaar has dismissed the Stormers’ request to allow Steven Kitshoff to take part in the Super Rugby playoffs.