Stormers hold Crusaders to a draw at Newlands

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The Stormers kept their hopes of reaching the knockout stages of Super Rugby alive when they held the defending champions the Crusaders to a 19 all draw at Newlands Rugby Stadium on Saturday evening.

Siya Kolisi scored a converted try for the home team, while Josh Stander and Jean-Luc Du Plessis each added two penalties.

Matt Todd, David Havili and Braydon Ennor scored tries for the visitors, with Richie Mo’unga converting two of them.

Crusaders Coach Scott Robinson says while they had their chances, they just did not do enough to win the game in the end. He praised the Stormers defence.

Robertson says “The Stormers started the game well, and like in the Crusaders’ draw against the Sharks two weeks ago, they defended well and played with a lot of intensity.”

While the Stormers would have enjoyed the win, coach Robbie Fleck says it felt good to get something out of the game against the best team in the competition.

Fleck really enjoyed the contest out there, and praised Captain Siya Kolisi’s decision to take the 3 points at the end to force the draw. – Report by Rob Delport