Stormers coach Fleck laments same old mistakes against Reds
Kolisi card costly as Capetonians failed to finish off good movements once again
The Stormers’ rapidly unravelling Super Rugby campaign will limp on in Melbourne with captain Siya Kolisi falling on his sword after last Friday’s 24-12 loss to the Reds. The defeat in Brisbane was the Stormers third straight loss on tour‚ which has relegated them to fourth on the five-team SA conference. Kolisi earned a 40th minute yellow card against the Reds for killing the ball. While he was off the field the home team scored two tries to take a 14-0 lead six minutes into the second half. It was doubly frustrating as the Stormers had dominated the opening half and crossed the try line twice‚ only for the scores to be ruled out after video review. Damian Willemse touched down on the deadball line and Sergeal Petersen put a foot in touch in the act of scoring. It was like watching the same horror movie on repeat‚ as the Stormers created chances and failed to execute. Kolisi‚ who otherwise had a strong game‚ blamed himself for the loss‚ but in truth the Stormers should have been ...