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De Allende double delight

Damian de Allende scored two tries to lead the Stormers to a 32-18 win at the New South Wales Waratahs.

The South African conference leaders ended a three-match losing streak against a Waratahs side who had won four of their first seven matches.

The visitors took the lead in the sixth minute through the boot of Demetri Catrakilis.

Bernard Foley missed a chance shortly afterwards to level the scores, but moments later Taqele Naiyaravoro went over for the hosts.

The conversion was missed and Catrakilis put Stormers back in front, a lead which was extended further after 20 minutes.

Juan de Jongh and Dillyn Leyds combined down the left before a kick was collected by Scarra Ntubeni. He played in De Allende who went over with ease. Catrakilis once again kicked the extras.

Foley got his side within touching distance with a penalty after 36 minutes and the Waratahs hit the front a minute before the break when Rob Horne beat Kobus van Wyk to the corner. Foley converted.

Van Wyk was to make his mark six minutes after the restart as he collected a chip-kick from Kurt Coleman and arced clear to cross the whitewash.

Coleman converted, before the boot of Foley brought the home back in it at 20-18 behind.

However, De Allende went over again with 10 minutes to go, before Cheslin Kolbe made sure of the win, going over with four minutes left as the Stormers won in Sydney for the first time since 2007.


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