The Stormers put in an excellent performance with a 32-7 (half hour 13-7) win with a bonus point over the Glasgow Warriors in their game in the United Rugby Championship at Cape Town Stadium on Friday night.
It was an uncharacteristic slow start for the Stormers in the game, as well as a number of handling errors that allowed Glasgow to get the better start, despite Stormers’ front pack dominating.
Storm Manie Libbok’s flying had an early chance to put them on the board, but he pushed a penny a fifth minute wide, giving the visitors a chance to get the upper hand in the 17th.ú minutes.
Glasgow were not interested in going for the jobs, picking the line out a few times and after some good play on the Stormers line, eighth man Jack Dempsey was forced to make his way, with Ross Thompson taking flight and extras.
The Storms finally burst into life in the final 10 minutes to bring power forward 13-7 at half time.
Libbok slot two penalties on both sides a good try from inside center Rikus Pretorius, who took a short ball from goalkeeper Damian Willemse after he changed the line from a 22m attack in Glasgow.
It was all the Stormers in the second half then scoring through no one effort to power for the great win.
The home side took full control with two tries in four minutes, and replacement goalkeeper Warrick Gelant and sideline Hacjivah Dayimani came together brilliantly.
First from a weak clearance in the 53rd a minute Gelant put Dayimani into the gap, unloading to scrumhalf Herschel Jantjies to score, and Gelant nurturing Dayimani in the 22m while finding the left wing of Leolin Zas to overtake, which put them ahead 25-7.
Yellow card for Glasgow right wing Josh McKay for a high win over Stormers outside Ruhan Nel’s center in the 68ú minutes, then gave the home team a great opportunity to pursue the four – point bonus point.
While unable to take into account the man’s advantage, the Stormers managed to grab the full – time hooter when an excellent scrum-half attack came to an end when Evan Roos hit the crucial final score.
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