Big Brodie inspires big win for Chiefs

The Chiefs, with All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick brilliant, ended the Stormers home run at Newlands. The Kiwis won 15-9 after leading 5-3 at halftime.

This is the Stormers seventh defeat in 12 matches and they will end the weekend in 10th position. They now play the Sunwolves away and then host the Lions. Any talk of a play-off is fantasy.

SP Marais (Gallo)
  • The Chiefs have won six of the last eight games between these sides
  • The Chiefs have lost just four of their last 28 games against South African opposition (W22, D2); the Stormers were responsible for two of those defeats.

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Chiefs and All Blacks centre Anton Lienert-Brown scored the first half’s only try and the second half try was a penalty try.

Stormers flyhalf Damian Willemse and fullback SP Marais kicked the home team’s points and Chiefs flyhalf kicked just one from four for the Chiefs.

The visitors were missing several big name players, among them captain Sam Cane, but they were comfortably the better team throughout. Surprisingly, the new look and inexperienced Chiefs pack were better than the highly rated Stormers.

Retallick, in particular, was immense as the Chiefs won for a seventh time in 10 starts.


Stormers 9 (3)

Penalties: Damian Willemse (2), SP Marais

Chiefs 15 (5)

Tries: Anton Lienert-Brown, Penalty Try

Penalty: Damian McKenzie



15 SP Marais, 14 Dillyn Leyds, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Damian Willemse, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7 Kobus van Dyk, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 4 Chris van Zyl, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Ramone Samuels, 1 Steven Kitshoff.

Substitutes: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 JC Janse van Rensburg, 18 Frans Malherbe, 19 Cobus Wiese, 20 Nizaam Carr, 21 Paul de Wet, 22 Jean-Luc du Plessis, 23 Seabelo Senatla


15 Charlie Ngatai (captain), 14 Toni Pulu, 13 Anton Lienert-Brown, 12 Johnny Faauli, 11 Solomon Alaimalo, 10 Damian McKenzie, 9 Brad Weber, 8 Tyler Ardron, 7 Liam Messam, 6 Luke Jacobson, 5 Michael Allardice, 4 Brodie Retallick, 3 Angus Ta’avao, 2 Nathan Harris, 1 Karl Tu’inukuafe

Substitutes: 16 Liam Polwart, 17 Sam Prattley, 18 Jeff Thwaites, 19 Jesse Parete, 20 Pita Gus Sowakula, 21 Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi, 22 Marty McKenzie, 23 Shaun Stevenson

Match Commentary

  • It’s all over! The referee has blown his whistle to end the game.
  • 77SP Marais does the business as his penalty goal attempt goes over.
  • 74Damian McKenzie makes no mistake with that penalty goal attempt.
  • 73Albertus De Wet comes on for Stormers.
  • 73Dewaldt Duvenage leaves the field.
  • 72Marty McKenzie comes on.
  • 72Toni Pulu comes off.
  • 71Chiefs have won 80 rucks so far this game.
  • 71Stormers have won 60 rucks so far this game.
  • 70Samisoni Taukei’aho comes on.
  • 70Nathan Harris comes off.
  • 70Jeff Thwaites comes on.
  • 70Angus Taavao-Matau comes off.
  • 68Luke Jacobson has made 10 good tackles so far this game.
  • 67Fabulous play by Chiefs has led to Solomona Alaimalo being able to wriggle through a gap.
  • 66Chiefs decide to make a substitution, with Sam Prattley getting some game time.
  • 66Chiefs decide to make a substitution, with Karl Tuinukuafe being replaced.
  • 65Chiefs make a substitution with Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi coming on.
  • 65Chiefs make a substitution with Brad Weber coming off.
  • 65Stormers sub Frans Malherbe comes onto the field.
  • 65Wilco Louw departs for Stormers.
  • 65Siyabonga Ntubeni comes on for Stormers.
  • 65Ramone Samuels leaves the field.
  • 64The referee awards a penalty try to Chiefs.
  • 64Chiefs put the pressure on with this scrum and it has paid off as they are awarded a penalty try.
  • 63Jesse Parete comes on.
  • 63Michael Allardice comes off.
  • 63Seabelo Senatla comes on.
  • 63Raymond Rhule comes off.
  • 63JC van Rensburg comes on.
  • 63Steven Kitshoff comes off.
  • 61Stormers decide to make a substitution, with Cobus Wiese getting some game time.
  • 61Stormers decide to make a substitution, with Chris Van Zyl being replaced.
  • 60Pieter-Steph du Toit has made 10 good tackles so far this game.
  • 59Chiefs make a substitution with Shaun Stevenson coming on.
  • 59Chiefs make a substitution with Jonathan Faauli coming off.
  • 57Chiefs have won 60 rucks so far this game.
  • 57Damian de Allende has made 10 good tackles so far this game.
  • 55Chiefs sub Pita Sowakula comes onto the field.
  • 55Liam Messam departs for Chiefs.
  • 55Jean-Luc du Plessis comes on for Stormers.
  • 55Damian Willemse leaves the field.
  • 53Damian Willemse kicks the penalty.
  • 51Nizaam Carr comes on.
  • 51Sikhumbuzo Notshe comes off.
  • 49Damian McKenzie steps up to take the penalty but pulls it wide and to the right.
  • 47Chiefs have won 40 rucks so far this game.
  • 41Trouble here as Solomona Alaimalo breaches the defence.
  • 41Stormers have won 40 rucks so far this game.
  • 40The second half is underway.
  • 40+3There wasn’t enough power on that penalty goal attempt by Damian McKenzie as it drops short of the posts.
  • 40+3The half-time whistle blows and both teams’ head for the dressing rooms.
  • 28This is dangerous for the defence as Damian de Allende bursts through to advance the Stormers attack.
  • 25Chiefs have won 20 rucks so far this game.
  • 22Damian McKenzie has hooked the conversion to the right of the posts.
  • 21Solomona Alaimalo sets up the try.
  • 21Great hands by Chiefs leads to a try for Anton Lienert-Brown.
  • 21A gap opened in the defence and Anton Lienert-Brown took full advantage.
  • 19Stormers have won 20 rucks so far this game.
  • 14Damian Willemse has kicked a penalty goal.
  • 9The defensive line has been broken as JJ Engelbrecht goes through the gap.
  •  We are underway as the referee blows his whistle.

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