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Stormers breeze past toothless Cheetahs 33-0 in Super Rugby

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CAPE TOWN, South Africa - The Stormers breezed past fellow strugglers the Cheetahs and scored four tries in a 33-0 hammering in Super Rugby on Saturday.

The Stormers took control at home at Newlands from hooker Deon Fourie's try in the fifth minute. Wing Kobus van Wyk touched down six minutes before halftime as the Stormers added 10 points in four minutes with Cheetahs captain Adriaan Strauss in the sin bin for a tip tackle.

Replacements Siya Kolisi and Sailosi Tagicakibau scored in the last 10 minutes of the South African derby with Fijian wing Tagicakibau's try his first for the Stormers.

The Cheetahs were strangely toothless as the Stormers led 15-0 after a first half played in swirling wind and rain. The weather cleared in the second but the Stormers' dominance remained to see the Cape Town-based team move above the visitors and into 11th in the 15-team standings. The Cheetahs are 13th.

The only worries for the Stormers were injuries to captain Jean de Villiers and stand-in skipper Schalk Burger. Center De Villiers picked up a knee problem before the game and the Springboks captain was withdrawn from the Stormers team and the national squad's training camp next week. Veteran flanker Burger left the field in some discomfort with a neck injury he picked up in the opening minutes and tried to play through. He is also due to join up with the Springboks on Sunday.

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Scores:

Stormers 33 (Deon Fourie, Kobus van Wyk, Siya Kolisi, Sailosi Tagicakibau tries; Kurt Coleman conversion, 2 penalties, Peter Grant conversion, penalty), Cheetahs 0. HT: 15-0.

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