Jacques van der Westhuyzen

By Jacques van der Westhuyzen

Head of Sport


URC final result: Stormers 14 Munster 19

Will the Stormers go back-to-back in the URC when they host Munster in the Grand Final on Saturday?


It’s the United Rugby Championship Grand Final between the Stormers and Munster at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday. Kick-off is 6.30pm.

The Stormers are the defending champions, having beaten the Bulls in the inaugural final last season, so John Dobson and his team are looking to go back-to-back in the Cape Town Stadium.

Steven Kitshoff and his Stormers team qualified for the final after beating Connacht in the semi-finals, while Munster qualified by knocking out favourites, Leinster.

HOW THE FINAL PLAYED OUT

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It is Kitshoff’s last match for the Stormers before he heads to Ireland to play for Ulster, so there will be plenty of emotion in the Stormers team.

The home side welcome back Deon Fourie and Marvin Orie, who missed the semi-final.

TEAMS

Stormers: 15 Damian Willemse, 14 Angelo Davids, 13 Ruhan Nel, 12 Dan du Plessis, 11 Leolin Zas, 10 Manie Libbok, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Evan Roos, 7 Hacjivah Dayimani, 6 Deon Fourie, 5 Marvin Orie, 4 Ruben van Heerden, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Joseph Dweba, 1 Steven Kitshoff (captain). Bench: 16 JJ Kotze, 17 Ali Vermaak, 18 Neethling Fouche, 19 Ben-Jason Dixon, 20 Willie Engelbrecht, 21 Marcel Theunissen, 22 Paul de Wet, 23 Clayton Blommetjies.

Munster: 15 Mike Haley, 14 Calvin Nash, 13 Antoine Frisch, 12 Malakai Fekitoa, 11 Shane Daly, 10 Jack Crowley, 9 Conor Murray, 8 Gavin Coombes, 7 John Hodnett, 6 Peter O’Mahony (captain), 5 Tadhg Beirne, 4 Jean Kleyn, 3 Stephen Archer, 2 Diarmuid Barron, 1 Jeremy Loughman. Bench: 16 Niall Scannell, 17 Josh Wycherley, 18 Roman Salanoa, 19 RG Snyman, 20 Alex Kendellen, 21 Craig Casey, 22 Ben Healy, 23 Keith Earls.

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