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Stormers’ Super 15 hopes dented

MIXED FEELINGS:The Cape Town side’s chances of a home semi-final are now slim after drawing with the Lions, while the Waratahs steamrolled the Cheetahs, scoring nine tries

AFP, CAPE TOWN

Finishing second overall secures a home semi-final, while ending third means a home playoff (quarter-final).

The Cheetahs, playing under new coach and former Springbok Franco Smith for the first time, matched the visitors for much of the opening half.

They trailed 27-21 at halftime and were still only six points behind 20 minutes into the second half.

Folau then completed his hat-trick and Cheetahs center Rayno Benjamin was sin-binned for deliberately tripping the Wallaby as he scored. Waratahs flyhalf Bernard Foley converted for a 41-28 lead and the visitors added two converted tries for a convincing victory.

Folau (three), wingers Matt Carraro (two) and Taqele Naiyaravoro, flanker Michael Hooper, center Adam Ashley-Cooper and Foley scored tries for the Sydney side.

Foley succeeded with five of nine conversion attempts and also slotted a penalty for an 18-point contribution.

Centre Francois Venter (two), winger Cornal Hendricks (two) and flanker Boom Prinsloo were Cheetahs’ try-scorers.

Fullback Coenie van Wyk kicked three conversions and debutant flyhalf Niel Marais one.

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