11 May 2023

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STAT ATTACK – United Rugby Championship Semi-Final – Stormers v Connacht

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STAT ATTACK – United Rugby Championship Semi-Final – Stormers v Connacht


At DHL Stadium, Cape Town, 4pm.                                 

Referee: Mike Adamson (SRU, 72nd competition game, 3rd semi-final)

Assistant: Sam Grove-White, Hollie Davidson (both SRU)

TMO: Ben Blain (SRU)


DateVenueSCStormers scorersConnacht scorers
Sat 26 Feb 22Sportsground1719Manie Libbok(T/C) Sergeal Petersen(T) Damian Willemse(T)Tom Daly(T) Paul Boyle(T) Peter Sullivan(T) Conor Fitzgerald(2C)
Sat 24 Sep 22Danie Craven Stadium3815Manie Libbok(3C/4P) Marcel Theunissen(T) Hacjivah Dayimani(T) Andre-Hugo Venter(T) Evan Roos(T)Dylan Tierney-Martin(T) David Hawkshaw(C) Jack Aungier(T) Conor Fitzgerald(P)

Overall URC head-to-head record:

Played 2, Stormers won 1, Connacht won 1.

Did you know?

  • Defending Vodacom United Rugby Championship champions, Stormers have won their last two matches since Munster beat them 26-24 at DHL Stadium in Round 17.  This is the only home defeat for the Stormers since Emirates Lions won in Cape Town in December 2021.
  • DHL Stormers have not beaten an Irish province since a 38-15 win over today’s opponents, Connacht, at Stellenbosch last September.
  • Connacht have played in just one previous BKT United Rugby Championship semi-final match, beating Glasgow Warriors 16-11 in Galway in 2016.
  • Connacht have won three of their last four away games in the Championship.
  • The Irishmen have won their last two matches against South African opponents but both matches were played at the Sportsground.
  • Connacht’s most recent win in South Africa was in April 2022 on a visit to Emirate Lions.
  • The two sides have met just twice before with the home team winning on each occasion.
Last 3 URC results:15 Apr – Munster (H) L 24-2615 Apr – Cardiff Rugby (H) W 38-19
 21 Apr – Benetton (H) W 38-2222 Apr – Glasgow (A) L 27-29
 6 May – Bulls (H) W 33-215 May – Ulster (A) W 15-10
URC 2022/233rd – W12 D2 L4 – 68pts7th – W10 D0 L8 – 50pts
URC formwwWdLW (23pts)WwwWWl (25pts)
Top try scorer6 – Clayton Blommetjies11 – Caolin Blade
Top points scorer185 – Manie Libbok100 – Jack Carty

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