Chiefs end Stormers’ season with quarterfinal win

The Stormers are out of Super Rugby after going down 17-11 to the Chiefs in the quarterfinals at Newlands.

Some of the Chiefs players celebrate their Super Rugby victory against Stormers at Newlands. Picture: Twitter/@ChiefsRugby.

JOHANNESBURG - The Stormers are out of Super Rugby after going down 17-11 to the Chiefs in the quarterfinals at Newlands.

The match started off very tightly with the first half ending 9-3 to the Chiefs with no tries being scored.

The Stormers came out with real intent in the second half, needing only 5 minutes for Siya Kolisi to run in and score the first try of the match. With a missed conversion from SP Marais, the score at this stage was 9-8 to the Chiefs.

A potential turning point came in the 60th minute when the Chiefs’ captain Sam Cane was yellow carded for a dangerous tackle on winger Dillyn Leyds.

The Stormers had the chance to take the lead in the 72nd minute when Marais’ penalty went wide, leaving the score at 12-11 to the Chiefs with Cane back on the pitch.

In the 76th minute, Shaun Stevenson broke away scored a try, taking the score to 17-11 where it stayed.

The other quarterfinal results:

Lions 23-21 Sharks

Crusaders 17-0 Highlanders

Brumbies 16-35 Hurricanes