Stormers returned back to winning ways with 34-18 triumph over Rebels

Nizaam Carr was part of the winning Stormers side
Nizaam Carr was part of the winning Stormers side

Stormers 34 - 18 Rebels, Cape Town

Stormers managed to end their three-game losing streak as they defeated Rebels 34-18 in their Super Rugby encounter in Cape Town on Friday.

The winner has taken Stormers to the third position in South African Conference with 18 points while Melbourne Rebels are at second place in Australian Conference.

The opening 10 minutes saw Jack Debreczeni and his counterpart Damian Willemse trading penalty goals before the Rebels fly-half kicked his second to take them to a three-point lead.

However, in the 15th minute, centre Damian de Allende crossed over with Willemse converting it to take the home side to a 10-6 lead. The Stormers maintained pressure on the visitors with JJ Engelbrecht strolling past the line for the second try and a conversion from Willemse meant they headed into the break with a 17-6 lead.

Stormers further upped the ante when Dillyn Leyds capitalised on a grubber kick from Dewaldt Duwenage and once again Willemse was spot on with the conversion.

A double from Sefa Naivalu in the 53rd and 76th minute kept Rebels in the game as they brought down the gap to nine points with four minutes to go in the game but Engelbrecht with his second in the closing stage sealed a 34-18 victory for Stormers.

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