Stormers

Sevens star lifts Stormers to victory

South Africa sevens star Seabelo Senatla scored his first two Super Rugby tries to help Western Stormers trounce the Cheetahs 42-12 Saturday and move closer to a play-offs place.

Leafa gift cruels Rebels' chances

Dillyn Leyds.

Melissa Woods   The Melbourne Rebels have failed in their mission to crack their first Super Rugby win on South African soil with a 31-15 loss to the Stormers at Newlands.

Toomua reinforcement called to South Africa

Matt Toomua has been out for a month with an ankle injury.

Chris Dutton   The Brumbies will call Matt Toomua to South Africa as coach Stephen Larkham urges the players to keep the faith in their systems.

Kicking costly as Brumbies lose to Stormers

Christian Lealiifano against the Stormers.

Chris Dutton   The Brumbies fall painfully short of a win against the Cape Town Stormers, losing 25-24 on Sunday morning Australian time.

Missed kicks and penalties cost Brumbies dearly in loss to Stormers

Nic White of the Brumbies.

Chris Dutton   Missed kicks, scrum penalties and a whistle-happy referee. All the talking points from the Brumbies' two-point loss to the Cape Town Stormers.

Comeback contest between Vaea and Burger

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 Ita Vaea has a tattoo on his right bicep of his parents' surname, Tutuila.
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Chris Dutton   One is the official comeback kid award winner and the other recovered from a life-threatening heart condition to storm back into Super Rugby this season.

Larkham backs Brumbies sharpshooters

Christian Lealiifano.

Chris Dutton   ACT Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham will give Christian Lealiifano a chance to lockdown the No.10 jersey as he weighs up whether to rush Matt Toomua to South Africa next week.

Smith twins prepared for home-town sledging

Identical twins Ruan, left, and Jean-Pierre Smith will be the first brothers to be in a Brumbies starting side.

Chris Dutton   They started building their careers in Cape Town but twins Jean-Pierre and Ruan Smith return to their hometown as the enemy and they expect to cop a verbal lashing from their childhood heroes.

Brumbies back Larkham to lead revival

The Brumbies say Stephen Larkham can lead them out of a mid-season rut.

Chris Dutton   The ACT Brumbies have thrown their support behind mentor Stephen Larkham to lift them out of a mid-season rut as the World Cup-winning flyhalf faces the biggest test of his coaching career so far.

Brumbies wins a 'necessity' with finals on the line

The Brumbies say the Super Rugby finals are still within their reach.

Chris Dutton   The ACT Brumbies insist a mid-season form slump has not rattled their confidence as they embark on a make-or-break tour of South Africa to revive their championship aspirations.

Cheetahs upset title-chasing Stormers

Cheslin Kolbe of the Stormers sprints through a gap.

The Cheetahs have dented the Super Rugby title hopes of fellow South Africans the Stormers with a gutsy 25-17 triumph in Bloemfontein.

Catrakilis boots Stormers to derby win over Bulls

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - APRIL 25: Piet van Zyl of the Bulls and Nic Groom and Duane Vermeulen (Captain) of the Stormers during the Super Rugby match between DHL Stormers and Vodacom Bulls at DHL Newlands Stadium on April 25, 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Peter Heeger/Gallo Images)

Five-eighth Demetri Catrakilis kicked all his side's points as the Stormers moved top of the South African conference with a bruising 15-13 Super Rugby victory over the Bulls at Newlands on Saturday.

Force take Stormers down to the wire

Battlefront: Pek Cowan attempts to break free from Steven Kitshoff.

The Western Force came within centimetres of ending their losing run, but in the end it was to no avail as the Stormers secured a 13-6 win in Saturday night's Super Rugby clash at nib Stadium.

Stormers put ropey Tahs to the sword

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 11:  Michael Hooper of the Waratahs reacts to conceding a try during the round nine Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Stormers at Allianz Stadium on April 11, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Georgina Robinson   The Waratahs let slip countless attacking opportunities to fall to their second home defeat of the season and plunge further down the competition log in Sydney on Saturday.

Live: NSW Waratahs v Stormers

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Stephen Samuelson   Can the Super Rugby champions make it three wins on the trot?

Stormers' de Allende rates Folau one of the best counter-attackers in the world

Stormers centre Damian de Allende.

Georgina Robinson   First came Sonny Bill Williams, then Ma'a Nonu, and this weekend it's Israel Folau as the relentless Super rugby merry-go-round serves up another world class opponent against whom up and coming Springbok Damian de Allende will measure himself.

Stormers rest Vermeulen ahead of Waratahs clash

Heading home: Duane Vermeulen will miss the match against NSW.

Georgina Robinson   The Stormers have chosen their clash with defending champions the Waratahs to do without their captain and outstanding No.8 Duane Vermeulen.

Hurricanes make it seven straight

Still got it: Ma'a Nonu of the Hurricanes makes a break.

Competition leaders the Hurricanes have been forced to dig deep to hold out the Stormers 25-20 in Wellington and extend their winning start to the Super Rugby season to seven matches.

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Highlanders take foot off the brake

On the move: Aaron Smith of the Highlanders.

Fijian flyers Waisake Naholo and Patrick Osborne both got in on the act as the Highlanders beat the Stormers 39-21 to record their biggest win of the Super Rugby season.

Classy Cruden inspires Chiefs to barnstorming win

Ice cool Crudes: Aaron Cruden scored a try, kicked two conversions and nailed three penalties during his side's win over the Stormers in Cape Town.

Evan Pegden   First-five at his creative best as the Chiefs hand the Stormers their first loss of the Super Rugby season.