Du Preez brothers delight in derby win against Stormers

Jean-Luc du Preez and Robert du Preez combined for a vital score to set up the Sharks victory against the Stormers in Durban.

Sharks centre Lukhanyo Am also delivered a strong display against a very disappointing Stormers team.

The Sharks won 24-17 after the Stormers led 7-3 at halftime.

The Stormers scored in the 38th minute to change ends ahead, but it was a score that did not reflect a first half in which the Stormers hardly fired a shot in anger.

The visitors, after an early Sharks second half try, regained the lead through some brilliant work from Damian Willemse, and on the hour led 17-10.

The Du Preez brothers (Robert and Jean-Luc) then combined (Robert with the offload and conversion and Jean-Luc with the try) to level the scores before man of the match Thomas du Toit rumbled over for what would be the match-winning try.

Jean-Luc du Preez (Gallo)

Scorers:

Sharks (3)

Tries: Lukhanyo Am, Jean-Luc du Preez, Thomas du Toit

Conversions: Robert du Preez (3)

Penalty: Du Preez

Stormers (7)

Tries: Raymond Rhule, Ramone Samuels

Conversions: Damian Willemse (2)

Penalty: Willemse

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OPTA STATS

  • The Sharks have won their last four games against the Stormers, the last and only time they won more against them was a five-game streak from 2006 to 2010.
  • Prior to kick off Robert du Preez has the best goalkicking success rate of any player to land 10+ goals this season (88%, 38/43).
  • Before kick off Jean-Luc du Preez has made 16 offloads so far, three more than any other player.

Sharks – 15 Curwin Bosch, 14 Sbu Nkosi, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 André Esterhuizen, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Rob du Preez, 9 Cameron Wright, 8 Dan du Preez, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Philip van der Walt, 5 Stephan Lewies, 4 Ruan Botha (c), 3 Thomas du Toit, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1 Juan Schoeman.
Subs: 16 Akker van der Merwe, 17 Mzamo Majola, 18 Ross Geldenhuys, 19 Tyler Paul, 20 Jacques Vermeulen, 21 Louis Schreuder, 22 Marius Louw, 23 Lwazi Mvovo.

Stormers – 15 Dillyn Leyds, 14 Craig Barry 13 EW Viljoen, 12 Damian De Allende, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Damian Willemse, 9 Dewaldt Duvenge, 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Siya Kolisi (c), 5 Chris van Zyl, 4 Jan de Klerk, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Ramone Samuels, 1 Steven Kitshoff.
Subs: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 JC Janse van Rensburg, 18 Carlu Sadie, 19 Kobus van Dyk, 20 Nizaam Carr, 21 Paul de Wet, 22 SP Marais, 23 JJ Engelbrecht.

 

 

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