Stormers set sail against Sale


The Stormers turned on the sparkling wine back taps at times to beat Sale Sharks 31 – 24 at the DHL Stadium in Cape Town.

Hacjivah Dayimani played a burst and with his speed and strength he was a thorn in the Englishmen’s flesh throughout. It is not outrageous at all to say that he is good enough to become a Springbok.

Then Suleiman Hartzenberg and Leolin Zas provided the back three that the Stormers fans are used to: Speed ​​and ingenuity were two of the main ingredients.

The result means that the Capetians now occupy third place in Group 4 of the Champions Cup standings and they are one step closer to qualifying for the play-offs.

Still, there were a few moments of loss of concentration that would have made the coaching staff frown. One of the biggest blunders was when Zas – admittedly out of pure desperation to get away from his goal line – threw the ball nicely into the hands of Sam Bedlow.

The grateful Bedlow could only touch down to score Sale’s third try.

But the Stormers once again showed that they have the ability to make defenders stand out; they just shouldn’t give away tries themselves on a tray.

  • Scorers:

Stormers: Tries: Hacjivah Dayimani, Suleiman Hartzenberg and Leolin Zas (2). Goal kicks: Manie Libbok (4). Penalty kick: Libbok.

Sale Sharks: Tries: Jonny Hill, Augustin Creevy and Sam Bedlow. Goals: Robert du Preez (3). Penalty kick: Du Preez.

  • Group 4 standings:
  1. Leinster: 14 points after three games
  2. Leicester Tigers: 9 points after two games
  3. Stormers: 9 points after three games
  4. Sale Sharks: 5 points after three games
  5. La Rochelle: 2 points after two games
  6. Stade Francais: 1 point after three games