Vodacom Stomers number eight Adri Badenhorst and winger Tonderai Chavanga on Friday returned to Eden Park with fond memories of their last visit to this famous venue. The Stormers face the Blues here on Saturday.
In 2004, the Stormers won 51 – 23 in an extraordinary game that effectively ended the Blues’ chances of a spot in the last four. On the night, Badenhorst and Chavanga each grabbed a brace of tries as the ball just seemed to bounce right for them.
“That night everything went right for us,” said Badenhorst. “We know that Saturday will be touch but we believe that we are in with a chance of getting another win at Eden Park”.
Chavanga, who scored a fantastic chip and chase try said he was looking forward to playing at Eden Park again. “It is a great venue to play at,” said Chavanga. “The surface is solid and is suited to wings. It would be great to get another win at Eden Park but we know it will take a huge effort”.