United Rugby Championsip: Stormers bounce back with win over Zebre

United Rugby Championsip: Stormers bounce back with win over Zebre

The Stormers secured a hard-fought 31-7 victory over Zebre Parma in the United Rugby Championship, marking their return to winning form.

Despite the win, John Dobson's team faced a challenging match characterised by scrappy play.

The Stormers, boasting World Cup winners, exhibited dominance early on, with Evan Roos scoring an easy try in the 14th minute after a powerful scrum.

Zebre's outside backs posed a threat, and though they celebrated a potential try in the 32nd minute, it was nullified due to a clear knock-on.

Damian Willemse's vision set up the Stormers' second try, with Ruhan Nel capitalising on a grubber kick after Hacjivah Dayimani's dynamic run.

Alessandro Fusco narrowed the gap for Zebre just before half-time, with Giovanni Montemauri converting to make it 12-7.

The Stormers asserted dominance in the second half, with Courtnall Skosan adding a try. Despite a missed opportunity in the 66th minute, the Stormers secured a bonus point as Leolin Zas sprinted through Zebre's midfield. Damian Willemse weaved through the defence for the fifth try.

In a game characterised by scrappiness, the Stormers showcased resilience, clinching a vital victory in the United Rugby Championship.

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