Match Report: Stormers vs Waratahs

The Cape side are now at the bottom of the log after their 11-22 defeat to the Waratahs on Saturday.

Stormers coach Allister Coetzee and captain Duane Vermeulen after their Super Rugby loss to the Waratahs at Newlands on Saturday 5 April 2014. Picture: Alicia Pillay/EWN Sport

CAPE TOWN - A disastrous performance from the Stormers saw them notch up their FIFTH consecutive loss of the season after their 11-22 defeat to the Waratahs at Newlands on Saturday night.

They went into half-time trailing 8- 10 but this is the period they probably played their best rugby.

The Stormers took the lead with a Peter Grant penalty. Shortly after, Nick Phipps got over the try line thanks to a mistake at the scrum by the home team.

Things didn't get much better for the lacklustre Stormers despite a try from Kobus van Wyk to take the scores to 8-7 to them.

Peter Grant had a shocking night with the boot and seemed out of sorts as he missed two of his four kicks, which didn't help the teams cause.

The second half brought more misery for the Stormers who lacked imagination and battled at scrum time.

Most of the Stormers' players seemed out of their depth, which proved to be costly with blatant errors being made.

This saw three penalties given away which Kurtley Beale had no problem slotting over, taking the score to 11-19 in the sixty-third minute.

By this time no one liked what they were seeing as substitute Tazz Fuzani sat on the bench with his head in his hands, reflecting the feelings of most people watching the game.

After the match Stormers coach Allister Coetzee didn't defend his team's poor performance.

"What can you say, we are in a bit of a hole at the moment and it is just for this team to get out of that hole."

Coetzee believes they weren't up to scratch as some of their young players are still getting used to the intensity of Super Rugby.

"When we get turnover ball - that's the ball we run, have a go, have a crack and again the decisions I was speaking about which is really strange to me, is when we start kicking those balls away. That to me is a bit of a concern and that is why I put a question mark on the confidence of certain players."

The Cape side are now bottom of the log after the defeat.