Scarlets slump to convincing defeat by Stormers

2 months ago 23
Daf Hughes of the Scarlets tackled by Joseph Dweba and Paul de WetScarlets were the first of Wales' four regions to play on their two-weekend trips to South Africa
Stormers (29) 36
Tries: Jantjies, Zas, van Rhyn, Dayimani, du Plessis Cons: Wolhuter 4 Pens: Wolhuter
Scarlets (7) 19
Tries: Conbeer 2, Rogers Cons: D Jones, Patchell

Scarlets' miserable form continued with a sixth defeat of the season against Stormers in Cape Town.

Dwayne Peel's side remain 15th in the United Rugby Championship table despite two tries from Ryan Conbeer.

Fellow wing Tom Rogers also crossed, but it was not enough to prevent Scarlets leaving empty handed.

Herschel Jantjies, Leolin Zas, Ernst van Rhyn, Hacjivah Dayimani and Dan du Plessis all crossed in the first half as defending champions moved second.

More to follow.

Stormers: Clayton Blommetjies; Angelo Davids, Cornel Smit, Dan du Plessis, Leolin Zas; Kade Wolhuter, Paul de Wet; Ali Vermaak, Joseph Dweba, Neethling Fouche, Ernst van Rhyn (capt), Gary Porter, Junior Pokomela, Marcel Theunissen, Hacjivah Dayimani.

Replacements: JJ Kotze, Leon Lyons, Sazi Sandi, Connor Evans, Ben-Jason Dixon, Nama Xaba, Herschel Jantjies, Jean-Luc du Plessis.

Scarlets: Johnny McNicholl; Tom Rogers, Jonathan Davies (capt), Scott Williams, Ryan Conbeer; Dan Jones, Gareth Davies; Steff Thomas, Daf Hughes, Harri O'Connor, Sam Lousi, Tom Price, Aaron Shingler, Dan Davis, Sione Kalamafoni.

Replacements: Taylor Davies, Kemsley Mathias, WillGriff John, Blade Thomson, Tomás Lezana, Archie Hughes, Rhys Patchell, Steff Evans.

Referee: Eoghan Cross (IRFU)

Assistant referees: Morne Ferreira (SARU), Paul Mente (SARU)

TMO: Frank Murphy (IRFU).

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