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Hartzenberg scores twice as ill-disciplined Stormers sweat to bonus-point win previous Edinburgh

Suleiman Hartzenberg. (Picture by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Photos)

At Cape City Stadium

United Rugby Championship (URC) champions the Stormers overcame moments of mind fades to beat Edinburgh 34-18 on the Cape City Stadium on Saturday.

Taking part in on the backfoot for a lot of the primary half, the hosts would have been the happier of the 2 sides as Edinburgh didn’t convert their suffocating stress right into a wholesome lead, with the scoreboard studying 7-0 up till the thirty eighth minute.

The Stormers set-piece struggled for a lot of the half and their self-discipline was lower than commonplace, bearing the brunt of referee Frank Murphy’s whistle. The hosts’ ill-discipline culminated in a yellow card for flyhalf Manie Libbok for a deliberate knock.

RECAP | URC: Stormers vs Edinburgh

A person up and near the Stormers line, Edinburgh stored themselves camped till South African born Pierre Schoeman barged over.

Because the break approached, the hosts sniffed a possibility to attract the scores shut and virtually did when wing Angelo Davids discovered first rate house after a break by Dan du Plessis.

His effort was quick, however the referee and TMO discovered a cynical infringement from Stuart McInally who additionally copped a yellow. A ensuing maul after the hooter offered flank Deon Fourie with a possibility to crash over.

Nonetheless enjoying with a person benefit, the Stormers had been first to register second half factors after hooker Jospeh Dweba introduced himself to the Cape City Stadium from the again of a maul.

After a Libbok penalty to increase their lead, the hosts once more discovered themselves a person down as influential No 8 Evan Roos was binned for 10 minutes for foul play on his reverse quantity Nick Haining. Edinburgh flyhalf Blair Kinghorn obliged in lowering the deficit to simply 4.

It was {the teenager} Suleiman Hartzenberg – who scored a brace on the day – who introduced the stadium to its ft after intercepting a free move from Edinburgh to run the size of the sphere, giving the hosts a wholesome buffer going into the final ten minutes.

Alternative prop Sazi Sandi was proven a straight crimson within the 74th minute for a harmful deal with. It proved immaterial so far as the consequence goes nevertheless it did current a possibility for the guests to attain a attempt from the ensuing penalty.

To get his second, Hartzenberg discovered a little bit of house after the hooter to go over for the hosts’ fourth attempt of the day.

Level scorers:

Stormers (7) 34

Tries: Deon Fourie, Joseph Dweba, Suleiman Hartzenberg (2)

Conversions: Manie Libbok (4)

Penalties: Manie Libbok (2)

Edinburgh – (10) 18

Tries: Pierre Schoeman, Dave Cherry

Conversions: Blair Kinghorn (2)

Penalties: Blair Kinghorn

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