Herschel Jantjies scores two tries as Stormers punish Lions

Rudolph Jacobs

Herschel Jantjies of the Stormers scored two tries to abet his crew beat the Lions in Cape Metropolis on Saturday. Document: Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images

With the Lions dropping captain Elton Jantjies after 33 minutes to damage and having struggled at scrum time, the corporate battled to obtain any obtain of ascendency.

Boosted by a brace of tries by scrumhalf Herschel Jantjies the Stormers cruised to a runaway 44-12 choose over the hapless Lions on the Cape Metropolis Stadium on Saturday.

The Stormers scored 5 tries, with the Lions getting their two tries throughout the supreme 10 minutes by substitute flank MJ Pelser and a penalty try.

It changed into as soon as the Lions’ first loss throughout the Preparation Collection, whereas it changed into as soon as the 2nd choose for the Stormers of their supreme sport prior to the initiating of the Rainbow Cup.

To obtain points worse for the Lions the Stormers launched their all-out Springbok front-row of Steven Kitshoff, Bongi Mbonambi and Frans Malherbe after halftime.

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Whereas it changed into as soon as now not reasonably the one-sided display the scoreline suggests, Lions flank Vincent Tshituka and lock Ruben Schoeman carried out efficiently for the corporate and didn’t reasonably obtain the backup from the the leisure of their crew.

Unhealthy backs love centre Wandisile Simelane and substitute scrumhalf Morne van den Berg under no cases obtained the chance to set condominium, such changed into as soon as the Stormers’ dominance and suffocating defence.

Taking revenue of a disjointed Lions crew the Stormers cruised to a 21-0 lead after as many minutes scoring three scintillating tries to set large scoreboard stress.

With the Lions dropping captain Elton Jantjies after 33 minutes to damage and having struggled at scrum time, the corporate battled to obtain any obtain of ascendency.

The Stormers confirmed they may perchance nicely luxuriate in unearthed a model up to date flyhalf gem in Abner van Reenen who produced the super grubber after fullback Damian Willemse acted as first receiver, with cruise Seabelo Senatla feeding the quick drawing advance Jantjies.

In the meantime, throughout the earlier sport home crew Griquas beat the Pumas 23-22 in Kimberley.

Scorers

Stormers: Tries: Herschel Jantjies (2), Seabelo Senatla, Bongi Mbonambi, Ruhan Nel, conversions: Abner van Reenen (5), penalties: Van Reenen (2), drop association: Van Reenen.

Lions: Tries: MJ Pelser, penalty try.

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